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Xavier, Gonzaga, West Virginia, Arizona Stay Loose at SAP Center Open Practices

Xavier, Gonzaga, West Virginia, Arizona Stay Loose at SAP Center Open Practices

Only two wins away from reaching the Final Four, the Xavier Musketeers are not only the lowest remaining seed in the men’s NCCA basketball tournament—they’re also the only team with a jar full of ashes in the locker room. February was a tough month for…

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March Madness Rolls into SAP Center

March Madness Rolls into SAP Center

For the first time since 2013, “The Big Dance” returns to Silicon Valley. SAP Center in San Jose will play host to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament’s West regional round, otherwise known as the Sweet 16 and Elite 8. The lone team to advance from…

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Iconic British Bankers Club Returns in Style

Iconic British Bankers Club Returns in Style

British Bankers Club has been a neighborhood icon in Menlo Park stretching back nearly 40 years. But since its 2013 closure and subsequent three-year renovation, the restaurant’s latest incarnation—which opened in December—is a modern and elegantly restored version of its former self. The first thing…

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Stanford Shopping Center’s Terrain Cafe Excels in the Sweets Department

Stanford Shopping Center’s Terrain Cafe Excels in the Sweets Department

Before the food arrives at the table, the airy, charmingly decorated space inside Terrain Cafe commands attention. The Stanford Shopping Center’s newest fine dining addition attracts the eyes of of diners and passers-by alike, with its sky-high ceilings and vertical garden walls. The rustic restaurant…

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The Pastaria & Market Stands Out in bustling Los Gatos Scene

The Pastaria & Market Stands Out in bustling Los Gatos Scene

Los Gatos seems like a peaceful, sleepy town. That is until dinnertime, when all the good restaurants are impossibly packed and suddenly a reservation becomes a golden ticket. Such was the case on my first non-reservation visit to The Pastaria & Market. Upon entering, I…

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The Sub Hub Off to Sneaky Good Start

The Sub Hub Off to Sneaky Good Start

The humble sandwich is often taken for granted in the foodie world, as it is hardly the sexiest option when grabbing lunch. How can bread and sliced meat compare with enticing options such as poke or ramen or whatever else the kids are into these…

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Santa Clara Adds an Okonomiyaki Favorite in Fugetsu

Santa Clara Adds an Okonomiyaki Favorite in Fugetsu

Some of the most creative dishes are born out of the most desperate situations. The Japanese okonomiyaki is one of these comforting home-cooked dishes resulting from the need for affordable and filling food made from whatever was on hand during World War II, when rice was…

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Hapa’s Brewing Company Revels in Mixing It Up

Hapa’s Brewing Company Revels in Mixing It Up

Slang for “mixed” in Hawaiian, Hapa is a colloquial term used to describe people of mixed descent or heritage. It seems fitting then that Derek Tam and Brian Edwards are not only of mixed Asian-American heritage, but their new craft brewery and taproom, Hapa’s Brewing…

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San Jose Earthquakes Season Begins

San Jose Earthquakes Season Begins

The San Jose Earthquakes’ rebuilding process is in full-swing as they enter the 2017 season with new management, new players and new uniforms. After another underwhelming season in 2016 where the Quakes fell short of playoff contention and finished 9th in the Western Conference, team…

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Wine and Unwind at Vina Enoteca

Wine and Unwind at Vina Enoteca

Given that it once served as home of the Stanford family winery, it’s fitting that Italian restaurant and bar Vina Enoteca opened its doors last fall at the historic Stanford Barn in Palo Alto. The restaurant’s modern décor and lighting, in contrast with the rustic…

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