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Five To Watch: Burgers, Soul Food, Savory Soup and Brunch

Five To Watch: Burgers, Soul Food, Savory Soup and Brunch

Six months is usually considered the earliest a new restaurant, bar or coffeeshop can receive a fair review. Each month, Metro spotlights five of the newest places we think are worth a look-see. Toast Café & Grill 1411 Bird Ave, San Jose 408.320.1575 Just a…

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Mingle’s Mango is a hidden gem on San Jose’s South Side

Mingle’s Mango is a hidden gem on San Jose’s South Side

It can be a bit tedious sifting through Yelp in an attempt to find new and interesting restaurants to review. After two years on the beat, it can sometimes feel like there’s nothing new worth writing about. And then I strike gold and am reminded…

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That’s Amore: Silicon Valley Italian Food

That’s Amore: Silicon Valley Italian Food

As a child of the ’80s, eating Italian meant cracking open a can of Chef Boyardee, ordering a “pizza” or digging in to a plate of mom’s spaghetti and meatballs. Then came the foodie revolution, and all the world’s cuisines opened up to my palate….

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Sun of Wolf brings high-end Mexican fusion to California Avenue

Sun of Wolf brings high-end Mexican fusion to California Avenue

The last thing you’d expect to find at a Mexican restaurant is Chinese forbidden rice. And yet, there it was on Sun of Wolf’s menu—paired with a Thai-style pan-seared cod ($29). Only the jicama, tomatillo and mango side slaw seemed to affirm their self-described approach…

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The New Santa Clara Location of Puesto Aims for Hashtag Success Over Substance

The New Santa Clara Location of Puesto Aims for Hashtag Success Over Substance

If you ride your bicycle to Puesto in Santa Clara at about noon, you can find a parking spot in no time. If, however, you decide to drive your car, you’ll spend several minutes circling the parking lot. Wait until 2pm, when the crowds scamper…

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The Curry Pizza House is Definitely on to Something Big

The Curry Pizza House is Definitely on to Something Big

Food fads come and food fads go. Remember the Cali-style poke explosion of two years ago? Or how about the tsunami of cupcakes? Well, the latest food craze sweeping the South Bay is Indian pizza. A cursory search yields almost a dozen dedicated Indian pizza…

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Five to Watch: August 2018

Five to Watch: August 2018

Six months is usually considered the earliest a new restaurant, bar or coffeeshop can receive a fair review. Each month, Metro spotlights five of the newest places we think are worth a look-see. Dunkin Donuts 5519 Snell Ave, San Jose. 408.440.2143 This location marks DD’s…

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Benedict’s Cafe and Bar Aims to do it All

Benedict’s Cafe and Bar Aims to do it All

There’s nothing more ’Murica than breakfast food, but eggs benedict reign supreme when it comes to a truly American morning meal. Purportedly invented in Manhattan’s Lower East Side in the late 19th century, eggs benny are a staple at any diner—and when executed well, are…

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Tasso’s Restaurant and Bar Balances Traditional, Contemporary

Tasso’s Restaurant and Bar Balances Traditional, Contemporary

There are certain professions and industries where, despite their grueling and thankless nature, people get addicted to their work. One of my coworkers says that “it gets in your blood,” and I am inclined to agree. One such profession is that of restaurateur; the hours…

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SV Dining: Silicon Valley’s Best Mediterranean Restaurants

SV Dining: Silicon Valley’s Best Mediterranean Restaurants

Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine is something that is near and dear to my heart. As the son of parents who emigrated to America from Palestine, the food from this cultural crossroads has been making its way to my mouth for my entire life. However,…

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