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Purple Onion Cafe to the Breakfast Rescue

Purple Onion Cafe to the Breakfast Rescue

The adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day might ring true in some respects, but many restaurants undermine this maxim with carb-overloaded, pre-diabetic plates that leave diners in a food coma. Then comes Purple Onion Cafe to rescue breakfast with its…

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Xavier Pulls Off Thrilling Upset to Face Gonzaga in West Regional Final at SAP

Xavier Pulls Off Thrilling Upset to Face Gonzaga in West Regional Final at SAP

Everyone in the arena knew it was upset time once Bill Murray threw up the “X” on the jumbotron. As the final buzzer sounded Thursday night at San Jose’s SAP Center, Xavier had beaten Arizona, and Murray’s son, Luke, an assistant coach for the Musketeers, had…

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Jack Holder’s: Ma and Pa’s Boozy Bites

Jack Holder’s: Ma and Pa’s Boozy Bites

We’re all searching for the newest brunch spot. Then comes a place like Jack Holder’s Restaurant and Bar. Owned and operated by Jack and Anne Holder, owners of the local Holder’s Country Inn chain, the venture is their first full-fledged restaurant since opening the original…

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A Turn for the Better in Los Altos

A Turn for the Better in Los Altos

Located in the thick of downtown Los Altos, Turn, a new addition to the dining scene, combines American comfort food with a farm-to-table and foodie twist on staples like burgers, pizza and steak. And then there are the cocktails. Owned by lifelong Los Altos residents Jim…

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Munch Madness: Silicon Valley Food Trucks Face Off

Munch Madness: Silicon Valley Food Trucks Face Off

It’s no stretch to say the South Bay foodie scene has gone a bit insane. The public now demands food on-demand, to exact gluten per-particle specifications, with assurances that the animals were given free range of motion before meeting a tender demise pre-tenderization. We also…

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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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