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Silicon Valley Gives Kicks Off May 3

Silicon Valley Gives Kicks Off May 3

The annual day of non-stop fundraising is almost here. At midnight May 3, Silicon Valley Gives begins its massive fundraising campaign, when online donations will be accepted for 24 hours in support of over 1,000 nonprofits from around the Bay Area. The fundraiser gives nonprofits the opportunity to…

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Saratoga Boasts Brunch Gem in Bell Tower Café

Saratoga Boasts Brunch Gem in Bell Tower Café

An actual bell tower on top of the Bell Tower Café gives this downtown Saratoga eatery a bit of a European flair. An espresso machine straight from Rome graces the countertop and goes oh so well with the hammered tin ceiling. The minimalist glass displays…

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The Dancing Cat to Return to San Jose

The Dancing Cat to Return to San Jose

San Jose’s most unique cat adoption center, The Dancing Cat, expects to reopen soon to help at-risk cats find loving homes. Last year, more than 2,000 cat lovers visited the café and 50 adult cats were adopted, according to Dancing Cat owners Ann Chasson and…

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LYFE Kitchen Sticks to Healthy Tenants in Cupertino

LYFE Kitchen Sticks to Healthy Tenants in Cupertino

It’s a bustling time for new restaurant chains in Silicon Valley, as retail developments grow rapidly and diners begin to embrace mixed models of dining. LYFE Kitchen is not a newcomer—a highly regarded flagship restaurant opened in 2011 in Palo Alto. But while the brand…

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San Jose’s St. James Park to Host ‘Cats in Space’ Make-a-Wish Event

San Jose’s St. James Park to Host ‘Cats in Space’ Make-a-Wish Event

Suit up and pick a side for what might be the largest space battle to ever arrive in San Jose. On Saturday, April 30, St. James Park will play host to the charitable Cats in Space space battle benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Nevermindspace is a…

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A Truly Happy Hour at Sherwood Inn

A Truly Happy Hour at Sherwood Inn

Mr. Harada and I are rarely offended: mainly because we’re poor listeners but also because we’re lazy. Of course, this is not the case when it comes to the hallowed grounds where we sip, reflect, compose and sometimes repose. We take offense to so-called “happy…

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SJ Q&A: Lauren Dickens, San Jose Museum of Art

SJ Q&A: Lauren Dickens, San Jose Museum of Art

The San Jose Museum of Art will soon welcome its new art curator, Lauren Dickens, who is coming to Silicon Valley from Washington, D.C. Dickens spoke with SanJose.com about her new gig, which she is taking after serving as curatorial consultant at the National Gallery…

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Eureka! Brings Stellar Bar Program, Burgers to 2 New Locations

Eureka! Brings Stellar Bar Program, Burgers to 2 New Locations

Repurposed wood booths and a remix of classic American dishes make Eureka! the culinary equivalent of American sportswear: casual but slightly sophisticated. The chain out of Redlands is opening locations in both Cupertino and Mountain View (the latter coming later this month), and the “Made…

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Pints for Pups Fundraiser Returns to Strike Brewery

Pints for Pups Fundraiser Returns to Strike Brewery

Beer’s best friend—men and women—made enough of a difference in the lives of at-risk shelter pets last year, that the Pints for Pups fundraiser will return for a second installment Saturday, April 16, at Strike Brewery. The brainchild of Paul Anderson, a member of the…

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Mountain Winery Announces 2016 Season: The Roots, YES, Ziggy Marley, Boston, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Explosions in the Sky

Mountain Winery Announces 2016 Season: The Roots, YES, Ziggy Marley, Boston, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Explosions in the Sky

With summer right around the corner, the Mountain Winery in Saratoga has an impressive lineup planned for its 2016 concert series. Taking advantage of its striking scenery this year’s lineup rivals those of venues in San Francisco and Oakland—with artists from a wide range of genres, as well…

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