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Five To Watch

Five To Watch

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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SV Dining: 25 Healthy Restaurants for the New Year

SV Dining: 25 Healthy Restaurants for the New Year

The new year is upon us, and we’ve eaten and imbibed just a few too many holiday treats. It’s time to shed unwanted poundage and get back into those jeans and jorts in time for spring and summer. What better way than to throw more…

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Quality Bourbons and Barbeque Smokes Out Mountain View

Quality Bourbons and Barbeque Smokes Out Mountain View

When Aisha and Kasim Syed—owners of the Tap Room, Palo Alto Brewing Co. and the Rose and Crown—were looking to open up QBB (Quality Bourbons and Barbecue), the first thing they needed was a pitmaster. A Craigslist ad later, they heard from Sunnyvale native and…

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Wall to Wahlburgers in Palo Alto

Wall to Wahlburgers in Palo Alto

Comedian Will Ferrell describes actor Mark Wahlberg as “the perfect human being.” But does the former Calvin Klein underwear model and rapper turned Hollywood A-lister have a brother capable of building the perfect burger? To find out I ventured to Palo Alto, home to California’s…

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BarFly: Uproar Brewery’s Patience Pays Off

BarFly: Uproar Brewery’s  Patience Pays Off

I met Mr. Harada at the old car wash station in Martha’s Garden, off of South First Street in San Jose, near what was once Faber’s Cyclery. I arrived in my 1942 Steelcraft pedal car, modeled after the WWII Spitfire airplane. Mr. Harada had just…

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5 Restaurants to Watch in December

5 Restaurants to Watch in December

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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Experiencing All the Feels at Sinceretea

Experiencing All the Feels at Sinceretea

On the outskirts of Japantown, Sinceretea lives up to its name. I had just finished ordering a few drinks that contained a green tea base when one of the workers came over and delivered the bad news. After a rush of customers, they were all…

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Master of Meat: The 26 Best Steakhouses in Silicon Valley

Master of Meat: The 26 Best Steakhouses in Silicon Valley

Whether it’s time for family dinners or a romantic evening for two (or three, if you’re into that kind of thing), this list of South Bay steakhouses has something for everyone. We scoured the area for all-you-can-eat churrascarias and Teppanyaki chefs who play games in…

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Q&A: Jason Revino and the Doors

Q&A: Jason Revino and the Doors

Jason Revino, owner of the popular Scotts Valley Cambodian restaurant Jia Tella’s, opened another eatery in July. It’s got pizza, burgers, sandwiches, finger foods, beer and mountain biking décor. Oh, it’s also in the same building as Revino’s first restaurant and next to the bar…

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Jaguar Bakery Cooks Up Vegan, Mexican Culture

Jaguar Bakery Cooks Up Vegan, Mexican Culture

Alicia Casas has a passion for teaching and baking, but they didn’t always go hand in hand. Born and raised in the East Bay, Casas grew up in a Mexican-American household, where her life was imbued with every aspect of her culture: she spoke Spanish,…

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