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Cider Junction Plays By Its Own Rules

Cider Junction Plays By Its Own Rules

An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but why eat it? That was a realization I came to this summer, when Cider Junction, Silicon Valley’s first cider bistro and bottle house, debuted at the July 29 summer Cider Walk along Lincoln Avenue in…

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Michelin Starred Madera Flies Under the Radar

Michelin Starred Madera Flies Under the Radar

In the socioeconomic jungle that is the Silicon Valley, a relatively innocuous road in Menlo Park, dotted with inconspicuous buildings, can be credited with giving life to what Silicon Valley is known for worldwide: its startup culture. Sand Hill Road is the boulevard for the…

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BarFly: Au Revoir to Stephen’s Meats, Hello to Hapa’s Brewing Co.

BarFly: Au Revoir to Stephen’s Meats, Hello to Hapa’s Brewing Co.

I found Mr. Harada Harada staring at a dancing pig across the street from one of our favorite drinking establishments. The little guy has been shaking his ham hocks high above Montgomery Street since 1948, once the beacon of Stephen’s Meats, a legendarily good sausage…

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5 to Watch for November

5 to Watch for November

Six months is usually considered the earliest a new restaurant, bar or coffeeshop can receive a fair review. By then the kinks should be ironed out, the bad apples fired and the dishes and drinks refined. But who’s got time for that? Each month, Metro…

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Fish in the Sea: 39 Silicon Valley Sushi Joints Everyone Should Know

Fish in the Sea: 39 Silicon Valley Sushi Joints Everyone Should Know

We rounded up the usual suspects as well as some of the more exotic sushi options—from all-you-can-eat specials to culinary adventures curated omakase style by executive chefs over 50 years—all in an effort to prove a point that may not have beared repeating: Silicon Valley…

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Carisoul: Caribbean, Soul Food Combo Come to Japantown

Carisoul: Caribbean, Soul Food Combo Come to Japantown

San Jose’s Japantown is home to some of the finest sushi, hot pot and noodle houses in the valley, as well as fabulous cultural events such as the Obon festival. The last thing one might expect to find flourishing in the neighborhood is one of…

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Volkswagen Presents Warren Miller’s Line of Descent

Volkswagen Presents Warren Miller’s Line of Descent

This fall, the world’s biggest name in snowsports cinema—Warren Miller Entertainment—celebrates its 68th ski and snowboard film with downhill thrills, global adventure and a nod to those that taught us to slide on snow.

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Musical Mayhem: Halloween Concerts, DJs & Theater

Musical Mayhem: Halloween Concerts, DJs & Theater

Live Rocky Horror Show Oct 27 San Jose Stage Company: 490 S 1st St, San Jose Let’s do the Time Warp again—live! The Rocky Horror Show, will be performed live, on stage at the San Jose Stage Company. The audience is highly encouraged to participate…

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Haunted Houses

Haunted Houses

Dead Time Dreams Runs through Nov 5 2501 Tully Rd San Jose Dead Time Dreams is more than a haunted house—it’s a veritable hell on earth. Be brave waiting in line, as the Midway of Terror is sure to get the blood pumping. Once inside…

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South Bay Pumpkin Patches

South Bay Pumpkin Patches

Halloween is not complete without digging into the goopy center of pumpkin and transforming the orange gourd into a snaggletoothed jack-o’-lantern. And while it’s certainly possible to pick up a pumpkin at the supermarket, doing so means missing out on candied apples, maize mazes and…

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