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Milpitas’ Tandoori N Curry

Milpitas’ Tandoori N Curry

PakistaniI food is not as common as Indian food in the Bay Area, but here’s a tip on how to spot the few restaurants out there: Look for the letter “N.” For some reason, Pakistani restaurateurs have settled on a naming convention that leans heavily on the 14th letter in the alphabet. There’s the excellent Kabob N Curry’s in Santa Clara. Milpitas has Naan N Masala. Up in Berkeley, one can find the cheap and delicious Naan N Curry. My new favorite is another Milpitas “N” restaurant: Tandoori N Curry.

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Cool Upcoming Wine Events

Cool Upcoming Wine Events

What’s $650 worth these days? Four vacation days eating and drinking wine in the Santa Cruz Mountains? Promoters of the region’s local wineries hope so. The Aptos Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association and Santa Cruz Travel in hopes of attracting 50 wine lovers willing to plunk down for people the “Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Trail to the Sea” tour package Sept. 7–10.

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Belle Yang’s ‘Forget Sorrow’

Belle Yang’s ‘Forget Sorrow’

Belle Yang’s ‘Forget Sorrow’ (W.W. Norton; $23.95) exemplifies the graphic novel’s strengths as a strategy for telling family history. The local author and illustrator, who once studied at UC–Santa Cruz, has published books for both adults and children; this is her first graphic novel.

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A Rare Korean Treat in Santa Clara

A Rare Korean Treat in Santa Clara

The spicy soup of Spam, hot dogs, American cheese, cheap ramen noodles and kimchi is known as Johnson Tang and, more literally, ‘army base stew.’ In spite of Santa Clara’s vibrant Korean restaurant scene, the dish is not widely available here, but I found a hulking bowl of the stuff ($12.99) at Jang Su Jang.

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Great American Seascapes at Cantor

Great American Seascapes at Cantor

William Trost Richards’ best paintings, on display at Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center, depict depopulated seascapes with horizon lines that seem to stretch to a humbling infinity beyond the edges of the picture plane.

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Oliverio on SJ Medi-Pot Plan

Oliverio on SJ Medi-Pot Plan

Instead of jumping on the issue as Councilmember Pierluigi Oliverio suggested in March—looking to other cities’ medi-pot regulations for guidelines and nipping the issue in the bud (so to speak), San Jose has taken months to draw up a medical marijuana ordinance from the ground up.

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