Articles by Kathy Manlapaz

Early Limits keeps things simple with flakey batter and fresh cod

Early Limits keeps things simple with flakey batter and fresh cod

I have a love-hate relationship with fishing. While I love any excuse to be outdoors—drinking suds and bonding with my son and friends—I hate that I’m terrible at it. More often than not, I’m getting skunked and coming home empty-handed. I suspect the fish have…

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Choose your own topping adventure at Grub Burger Bar in Santa Clara

Choose your own topping adventure at Grub Burger Bar in Santa Clara

Remember back in the day, when the only choice anyone had for topping their burger was cheese or no cheese? I do. It was awful. I mean, sure, there were some options you could order up, like extra “special” sauce, hold the pickles, and no…

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Eat, Drink, Watch College Football

Eat, Drink, Watch College Football

Well, now you know the way to San Jose, the Capital of Silicon Valley. Welcome. We hope you enjoy your stay, and best of luck to your team. The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers are going head-to-head once again this year, as they…

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East Coast Eatery Shake Shake Arrives in Silicon Valley

East Coast Eatery Shake Shake Arrives in Silicon Valley

Six months is usually considered the earliest a new restaurant, bar or coffee shop can receive a fair review. By then the kinks should be ironed out, the bad apples fired and the dishes refined. But who’s got time for that? This feature takes a…

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Start 2019 with a healthier, yet realistic, new diet

Start 2019 with a healthier, yet realistic, new diet

The new year is upon us again, and so are the new year’s resolutions. Among all the pledges we will take—making more time for family, exercising, finally taking that trip abroad—a healthier diet is bound to be one of the most common. While I can’t…

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New Year’s Noms

New Year’s Noms

Partying into the wee hours of 2019 is one way to mark the passage of time. Then again, there’s nothing wrong with a leisurely dinner, some classic cocktails and a slow, luxurious slide into the new year. Blue New Year Dec 31, $65+ The Blue…

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Up All Night

Up All Night

As one more year fades away, we could use a drink. Here’s a list of local parties perfect for kissing 2018 goodbye. A Cinderella Story Dec 31, 9:30pm, $20 Pure Nightclub 146 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale If the shoe fits, wear it on the dance…

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Home for the Tamale-days

Home for the Tamale-days

In Lithuania, the traditional Kuios feast can take up to a week to prepare; in Germany, roast goose, the customary Christmas dish, is a serious endeavor; panettone bread is common at Italian holiday celebrations; and in France, the Bûche de Noël—a giant Ho Hos-esque confection—resembles…

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Willow Glen’s Braise rises from the ashes with great food

Willow Glen’s Braise rises from the ashes with great food

Braise opened late and I figured by midsummer it would be a perfect time to go. Unfortunately, disaster struck a few days after the Fourth of July, when an electrical fire shut the restaurant down. Nearly four months later, Braise reopened at the end of…

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Five Restaurants to Watch: December 2018

Five Restaurants to Watch: December 2018

Six months is usually considered the earliest a new restaurant, bar or coffeeshop canreceive 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? This feature takes a…

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