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Silicon Valley’s Ultimate Sandwich Guide

Silicon Valley’s Ultimate Sandwich Guide

The platonic deal of the sandwich is simple enough: meat, veggies and condiments wedged between two slices of bread. But the sammie’s simplicity belies its sprawling potential. At its most banal, it is the mushy mess that mom or dad hurriedly assembled before pushing you…

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Hope ‘N Vine Returns to County Fairgrounds

Hope ‘N Vine Returns to County Fairgrounds

Crafting high quality beer starts with a flower. Most beer enthusiasts, however, will only experience the bitter punch of hops in a mug. But at this year’s Hop ’N Vine Festival and Market, suds lovers will have the opportunity to get hands-on with whole cones….

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Tasty Indian Pizza: the Name Says it All

Tasty Indian Pizza: the Name Says it All

Silicon Valley denizens are no strangers to the concept of fusion cuisine. From sushiritos to Korean tacos, our palates have adapted to a wide variety of flavors and textures from all around the world, influenced by the melting pot of cultures that make the Bay…

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Mendocino Farms Opens Two Locations in San Jose

Mendocino Farms Opens Two Locations in San Jose

A memorable experience at a young age can lead to inspiration later in life. Mario Del Pero grew up in Yuba City, and his family vacationed along California’s North Coast as a child, and the small-town ethos and culture really stuck with him. Years later,…

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Chang’an Artisan Noodles: A Flavorful Journey

Chang’an Artisan Noodles: A Flavorful Journey

Named for the city where the Silk Road originated, Chang’an Artisan Noodle embodies much history. In nearly a millennium, the ancient Chinese capital was home to over 10 imperial dynasties, serving as an epicenter of cultural and economic exchange in northeast China. Its influence as…

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Ice Cube Delivers in Every Dimension

Ice Cube Delivers in Every Dimension

Move over, froyo. A new dessert craze has landed in the South Bay, and it comes in the form of sweet and neatly sculpted ice cream curlicues. Rolled ice cream, also known as stir-fried ice cream, is the latest trend in frozen treats in the…

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Voyager Craft Coffee: Taste The Rainbow

Voyager Craft Coffee: Taste The Rainbow

Voyager Craft Coffee may be the only place in San Jose where you can get a latte fit for a unicorn. While this newcomer to the South Bay’s coffee scene opened its doors only a year ago, it has hit the sweet spot with social-media-savvy…

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Five to Watch: February

Five to Watch: February

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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50 Sweet Valentine’s Day Dates

50 Sweet Valentine’s Day Dates

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and it’s time to come up with a plan for that special someone. Relax. There’s no need to break the bank on a fancy ring or pendant, because everybody loves a little sugar. So, here’s a list of…

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Get in Line for Project Pasta

Get in Line for Project Pasta

The term “Chipotle-ization” has become synonymous in the food world for any fast-casual restaurant that features an assembly line method for producing a diner’s order. I believe Subway and Henry Ford might take umbrage with the term, but that’s an argument for another day. This…

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