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Local Wines Make a Great Holiday Gift

Local Wines Make a Great Holiday Gift

Those on the hunt for a last-minute gift may find their way to the bottle. A drink can help spur creativity, after all. And, of course, good drinks make for good presents. Whether one is in search of inspiration or just on the hunt for…

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San Jose Institution Henry’s Hi-Life Bids Farewell to Heroic Barkeep

San Jose Institution Henry’s Hi-Life Bids Farewell to Heroic Barkeep

Confluence Point is where the Guadalupe River and Los Gatos Creek meet. It’s a gorgeous isthmus that rests below the shadow of the SAP Center. It’s where the salmon run, the amphibians frolic, and the beavers beave. It’s also where, every half century or so,…

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Harvest Report: A Longer Season, Tasty Varietals

Harvest Report: A Longer Season, Tasty Varietals

The 2019 wine harvest presented many hurdles to local vintners. However, plenty of winemakers in the Santa Clara Valley are optimistic about the product of a wet winter followed by a long summer, which stretched well into the fall. The late and protracted season led…

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The Branham Lounge celebrates 50 years with retro drink pricing, fondue

The Branham Lounge celebrates 50 years with retro drink pricing, fondue

Given the current popularity of mid-century decor, it isn’t hard to find a bar with an interior design like The Branham Lounge. Hues of deep mahogany and burgundy blend effortlessly with the leather-upholstered chairs. It’s easy to imagine Don Draper knocking back a few in…

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Artfully Executed Holiday Cocktails in San Jose

Artfully Executed Holiday Cocktails in San Jose

The holidays are upon us. And in addition to being bombarded with calls to buy, buy, buy, we will also be encouraged to indulge in a litany of rich food and drink that our primitive digestive systems are ill-equipped to metabolize. Eggnog comes to mind….

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Served With Seltzer or Clear-Cut Ice, the Old Fashioned is a True Original

Served With Seltzer or Clear-Cut Ice, the Old Fashioned is a True Original

In the pantheon of cocktails, there is one undisputed grandaddy of them all—the namesake for the term “cocktail”—the old fashioned. The formula is quite simple, and yet unlike anything that came before it. The cocktail, originally defined as a combination of alcohol, sugar and bitters,…

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Dance, Drink and Be Scary With the Help of Our Annual Halloween Guide

Dance, Drink and Be Scary With the Help of Our Annual Halloween Guide

Halloween falls on a Thursday this year, but plenty of local venues are celebrating a bit early. Check out this list of haunted houses, masquerade balls, raging parties and spooky shows.

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Lightpost Winery: Amore con Vino

Lightpost Winery: Amore con Vino

Sofia Fedotova never imagined she’d own a California winery. Growing up in the Ural region of Russia, she worked for a consulting firm specializing in seminars for CPAs. In a tale of internet matchmaking gone right, Sofia’s online profile caught the eye of one John…

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Gourmandizer: Original Joe’s serves quality comfort for the whole familia

Gourmandizer: Original Joe’s serves quality comfort for the whole familia

It was early morning, probably around 11:30am, and I was in the garage listening to Ram Jam while cleaning my piece. I had been drinking the holiday eggnog that was about to go bad. It’s usually good for about 60 days after the date on…

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Off the Rails brews up winning combination in Sunnyvale

Off the Rails brews up winning combination in Sunnyvale

There is little doubt that the South Bay has come into its own as a beer snob’s paradise. Downtown San Jose boasts at least 10 taprooms focused on high-end hoppiness, and even craft cocktail bars can’t ignore the craze: Over the weekend, Haberdasher drew a…

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