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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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Vitality Bowls in Mountain View Keeps the Super Food Growing

Vitality Bowls in Mountain View Keeps the Super Food Growing

Though only just popularized as a post-workout snack in the Bay, acai berries have been a staple in much of South America for centuries. The Amazonian superfood—pronounced ah-sai-ee—is known for its deep purplish hue, distinctively rich and complex taste, and laundry list of health benefits….

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The Yeast Bay Conjures Original Cultures for Craft Brewers

The Yeast Bay Conjures Original Cultures for Craft Brewers

When Nicholas Impellitteri gets home, he’s often greeted by a package of beer waiting for him on his doorstep. This continual supply of craft lagers, pilsners, ales and saisons is thanks, in part, to his obsession with yeast. The self-described “chief yeast wrangler” is the…

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The Can Van: Mobile Canning for Craft Beer

The Can Van: Mobile Canning for Craft Beer

Koozie aficionados, rejoice: In the world of craft beer, cans are the new bottles. No longer just repositories for cheap domestics, cans are making a comeback as a more sustainable, eco-friendly and transportable option for small-batch breweries. And if you purchase locally- rewed beer in…

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Smoothing Out the Hops: Hazy IPAs Takeover

Smoothing Out the Hops: Hazy IPAs Takeover

A few years ago, in our 2015 Silicon Valley Beer Week issue, I declared that the craft beer scene had jumped the shark and reached peak IPA. At the time I was so over the heavy, ultra-hoppy and highly alcoholic style of brew known as…

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Downtown San Jose’s Taproom Trail

Downtown San Jose’s Taproom Trail

On a Tuesday afternoon Allen Korenstein is rushing from one office to another. Earlier that morning, he had been navigating the emotional labyrinth of foster care, handling five cases in his role as a juvenile law attorney. Half an hour after leaving the courthouse, he’s on…

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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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