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Singing a Song for San Jose at The Red Stag

Singing a Song for San Jose at The Red Stag

The summer weather finally arrived. My clock radio began playing at the appointed time to let me know I was supposed to begin the day. It was an overwhelmingly pleasant feeling to drift out of sleep and into my preferred semi-conscious state at exactly noon….

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The Big One: Burger Lounge Opens at The Pruneyard

The Big One: Burger Lounge Opens at The Pruneyard

These days, the term “grass-fed” is a buzzword in the food world. On the surface it seems simple enough, but breaking down what it means for the typical consumer is a bit more complicated. Let’s start with the popular conceptions of what “grass-fed” actually signifies…

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Five to Watch: July

Five to Watch: July

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. Benedict’s Café & Bar 5365 Camden Ave, San Jose 408.269.1005 This new…

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They Grill, You Chill: BBQ, Burgers & Dogs in Silicon Valley

They Grill, You Chill: BBQ, Burgers & Dogs in Silicon Valley

Summertime conjures romantic images of backyard cookouts—of grillin’, chillin’ and hanging out with friends and family. Then again, there’s the flies, the scorching heat and slaving away for hours trying to get them ribs right. Ain’t nobody got time for that! Here are a few…

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Mademoiselle Colette brings a taste of Paris to the Menlo Park

Mademoiselle Colette brings a taste of Paris to the Menlo Park

On any given morning, Mademoiselle Colette isn’t hard to find: Just follow the line that snakes out of the quaint patisserie’s doors every day—or simply let your nose guide you toward the sweet smell of freshly baked croissant. Located in the heart of downtown Menlo…

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Palo Alto’s Taverna Merges Modern, Traditional Greek Cuisine

Palo Alto’s Taverna Merges Modern, Traditional Greek Cuisine

We knew we were onto something good at Taverna when they served the sweet pea fritters ($9). The chef composed the plate with two eye-catching colors, yellow and green. Translucent strands of candied lemon adorned the fritter tops as they bathed in a glossy sauce…

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Curry On: Kizuna puts Japanese spin on Indian staple

Curry On: Kizuna puts Japanese spin on Indian staple

When diners hear the word “curry,” they would be forgiven for automatically turning their minds to Indian food. While curry did originate in India, it was later introduced to Japan by—who else?—the British. While the smell of Japanese curry is unmistakable, the flavor and sauce…

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Five To Watch: June 2018

Five To Watch: June 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. The Wrapped Fish 422 W Capitol Expy, San Jose 408.440.8912 One of…

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Los Altos Eatery The Post Aims to Elevate Bar Bites

Los Altos Eatery The Post Aims to Elevate Bar Bites

The motto emblazoned across The Post’s refurbished entrance reads: “Comfort Food You Can Feel Good About.” Victoria Breslin can feel good about her redesign of the former First & Main Sports Lounge; the former employee took over the lease when that venerable venue closed in…

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Saratoga’s Pasta Armellino is Cultured Casual

Saratoga’s Pasta Armellino is Cultured Casual

No matter how many times pasta has been perfected and reinvented, twisted, folded and extruded, it never loses its appeal with diners. One reason is because, well, carbs. But also, that it can be modern and classic at the same time. It’s simplicity and elegance…

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