Articles by Nick Rivelli

Tikkun Olam Award Encourages Youth Philanthropy

Tikkun Olam Award Encourages Youth Philanthropy

The Helen Diller Family Foundation’s Tikkun Olam Award recognizes teens who are working to help the world. Nominations are open through Jan 19.

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Interview: John Pol of A Good Morning and The Griddle

Interview: John Pol of A Good Morning and The Griddle

Who’s going to skip the most important meal of the day when it’s not only easier to find, but also sharing a menu with burgers? We talk to John Pol, longtime proprietor of A Good Morning in Los Altos, who brought some of his morning mojo east and opened The Griddle in Santa Clara.

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Don Giovanni Owner Celebrates 24 Years of Free Thanksgiving

Don Giovanni Owner Celebrates 24 Years of Free Thanksgiving

Ristorante Don Giovanni owner John Akkaya prepares for another free Thanksgiving dinner in Mountain View, complete with turkey, gravy, yams, corn and other holiday staples.

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Thanksgiving in Silicon Valley

Thanksgiving in Silicon Valley

Going out to eat on Thanksgiving is already a tradition for some families, and a number of Silicon Valley restaurants have Thanksgiving menus at the ready, giving everyone a pass this year on eating turkey sandwiches for a week and a half after the holiday. Here’s a sampling of local eateries serving Thanksgiving dinner.

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Little Cheese Shoppe Shuttered in San Pedro Square Market

Little Cheese Shoppe Shuttered in San Pedro Square Market

Little Cheese Shoppe, one of the first retail spaces in downtown San Jose’s San Pedro Square Market, closed in mid-October. The shop sold a selection of artisan cheeses and accompaniments such as olives, crackers and honey, and also served soups, charcuterie and sandwiches. Recently, the vision of San Pedro Square Market has begun to shift, with more of a focus on eateries without a retail component.

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Interview with Owners of New Gourmet Sandwich Spot Spread

Interview with Owners of New Gourmet Sandwich Spot Spread

Co-owners Charlie Mann and Jordan Trigg hired Chris Velasquez, former sous chef of Alexander’s Steakhouse, to create the menu of their new gourmet sandwich shop Spread in downtown Campbell. The result is a menu full of artisan sandwiches, draft micro-brews, and 78 different bottled beers. SanJose.com talked with Mann and Trigg about how running a sandwich shop with Michelin Star connections came about.

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Snow Bomb Expo Welcomes Winter to the South Bay

Snow Bomb Expo Welcomes Winter to the South Bay

Winter is almost upon us, which means snowboarding and skiing are right around the corner. The Snow Bomb Ski and Board Festival will help kick off snow season in the Bay Area. According to founder Jim McAlpine, the draw is that it isn’t a typical snow-season expo.

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What’s Under the Bed at KALEID Gallery

What’s Under the Bed at KALEID Gallery

Monsters under the bed are a common occurrence in many households. It’s a familiar phenomenon that Donny Foley and Mark Damrel showcase in “What’s Under the Bed,” their new show at the KALEID Gallery.

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