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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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LIST: Holiday Events Will be Different, But Still Aplenty

LIST: Holiday Events Will be Different, But Still Aplenty

As soon as the shelter-in-place order came down in March, Ken Borelli knew we were in it for the long haul. A longtime member of San Jose’s Italian American Heritage Foundation, Borelli said the organization began planning this year’s holiday festivities six months in advance….

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Must-sees & Events in Silicon Valley: Week of Nov. 25

Must-sees & Events in Silicon Valley: Week of Nov. 25

Dozens of arts organizations and community artists and educators have worked together with San Francisco’s Youth Art Exchange to facilitate this extraordinary five day summit that aims to explore, engage and inspire creative expression from and for youth. An online culmination of arts education, representation…

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Restaurateurs Push Ahead with Openings Despite Pandemic

Restaurateurs Push Ahead with Openings Despite Pandemic

David Kinch has one piece of advice for aspiring restaurant entrepreneurs looking to launch their own ventures right now: “Don’t.” “Just find the wherewithal and the resources to wait until this is all over,” says the Michelin-starred chef who made his name with Los Gatos’…

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Silicon Valley Dining Guide: Week of Nov. 25

Silicon Valley Dining Guide: Week of Nov. 25

Almost everyone got a big shock last week when Gov. Gavin Newsom and state health officials decided that everyone needed to restart their efforts to tamp down on the novel coronavirus spread by shuttering indoor dining and other businesses. Eating outdoors under a heat lamp,…

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Must-sees & Events in Silicon Valley: Week of Nov. 18

Must-sees & Events in Silicon Valley: Week of Nov. 18

Across the country, people from all walks of life are observing the annual Trans Awareness Week, culminating this Friday with the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Events and opportunities to learn more and to support the trans community are posted at glaad.org/transweek. Silicon Valley Pride is…

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The Ultimate Turkey Day 2020 SV Dining Guide

The Ultimate Turkey Day 2020 SV Dining Guide

Like everything else in 2020, Thanksgiving is set to be a weird one, as families decide whether flying is on the table, how many is too many for a get-together, or whether they’ll Zoom together instead. And local restaurants have stepped up, offering tons of…

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Silicon Valley Dining Guide: Week of Nov. 11

Silicon Valley Dining Guide: Week of Nov. 11

Ready or not, cooler weather is starting to creep into Silicon Valley, bringing with it new cravings for the comfort dishes made to soothe the wounds of a hard-fought year. As the rules around dining slowly relax, some restaurants are opening anew, expanding their hours,…

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