Articles by Janice Bitters

Valentine’s Day 2021: Wine, Sweets & Dinner

Valentine’s Day 2021: Wine, Sweets & Dinner

Valentine’s Day approaches, and while this year the struggle may not be to lock in a coveted reservation, making the day special from home will be a new challenge. Here’s a sampling of businesses offering specials for the holiday, including wine pairings, sweet treats and…

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Silicon Valley Takeout Guide for Jan. 13

Silicon Valley Takeout Guide for Jan. 13

Eating in is the new eating out in 2021 while everyone waits for the sea change that a vaccine and the end of a second wave of the pandemic is expected to bring. In the meantime, date night, casual food to-go or warm, easy-to-like comfort…

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Silicon Valley Takeout Guide for Jan. 6

Silicon Valley Takeout Guide for Jan. 6

Reader, we did it. We left 2020 in the dust and now we’ve arrived in a brand new year, where surely everything will be better. But no one promised a miracle overnight, unfortunately. Across Silicon Valley, restaurants are still doing what they have to do…

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A Drink Guide to Start Your Year Off Right

A Drink Guide to Start Your Year Off Right

The tap rooms and patios we know and love are closed, but the California ingenuity has kept the Silicon Valley businesses alive through nine months of closures, canceled gatherings and sky high delivery fees. So, as we collectively say goodbye to 2020, let’s do it…

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Welcome 2021 Brews and Cocktails Guide

Welcome 2021 Brews and Cocktails Guide

The holidays at the end of the year have arrived and while we may not be able to be physically in the same room as the people we love and like to party with, we can still have fun and send the year off right….

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The Ultimate Silicon Valley Holiday Dining Guide for 2020

The Ultimate Silicon Valley Holiday Dining Guide for 2020

As the pandemic lockdowns tighten across most of the Bay Area, 2020 will bring a Christmas like no other. Gatherings outside of a single household are prohibited and restaurants are relegated to takeout and delivery only—except in San Mateo County, where officials have pleaded with…

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Silicon Valley Dining Guide: Week of Dec. 9

Silicon Valley Dining Guide: Week of Dec. 9

This week marked the first under the region’s new, restrictive stay-at-home order that has re-shuttered businesses and outlawed gatherings of basically any size if it includes people from outside a single household. But restaurants can still offer takeout and delivery, and after eight months of…

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For Justin Engel And Hermitage Brewery, Staycation Takes On A New Meaning

For Justin Engel And Hermitage Brewery, Staycation Takes On A New Meaning

It was a match made in quarantine. A month and a half into shelter in place, San Jose-based Hermitage Brewery released its first batch of its new pineapple-mango IPA, Staycation. In July, after the second batch of the beer had been released, local music artist…

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Must-sees & Events in Silicon Valley: Week of Dec. 2

Must-sees & Events in Silicon Valley: Week of Dec. 2

Winter Boardwalk I am always trying to find events that will get folks out of the house, but also keep folks safe. In the past, I’ve sent readers to a variety of summer events at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, but this may be the…

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Silicon Valley Dining Guide: Week of Dec. 2

Silicon Valley Dining Guide: Week of Dec. 2

December has arrived—finally. That may mean the air is cooler and the mornings more rainy, but it also means we are on the precipice of leaving this crummy year behind. But first, let’s take a second to leave 2020 with some positivity: maybe that includes…

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