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LIST: All The Deals San Jose Eateries are Offering to Draw Diners Downtown

LIST: All The Deals San Jose Eateries are Offering to Draw Diners Downtown

Restaurants in downtown San Jose are making a six-week bid to draw diners to the struggling urban core of the 10th largest city in the country, hoping to get a boost ahead of the cold and rainy season. Dine Downtown 2.0, an initiative organized by…

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Winter is Coming: Are Local Restaurants Relying on Outdoor Seating Ready?

Winter is Coming: Are Local Restaurants Relying on Outdoor Seating Ready?

On October 14, Santa Clara County entered the orange tier of reopening, allowing restaurants to begin serving customers indoors at 25 percent capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer, and only if they adhere to the guidelines for “ventilation, table spacing, customer screening, contact tracing…

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Silicon Valley Delivers: Restaurants, Food Trucks and Cocktails-To-Go

Silicon Valley Delivers: Restaurants, Food Trucks and Cocktails-To-Go

Madras Cafe madrascafe.us | 408.737.2323 1177 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale One of many Indian restaurants in Sunnyvale currently doing serious take-out business, this idly classic South Indian vegetarian place at El Camino and Bernardo drums up delectable vibes of Chennai. Dosas, uttapam and so…

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Taking it to the Streets

Taking it to the Streets

Teslas line up outside of Chef Chu’s in Los Altos. A trunk pops open and a man in nitrile gloves and hospital mask deposits a shopping bag into the boot. In downtown Campbell, Sushi Randy stands behind a table providing safe sashimi. Further down the…

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Michelin To Go: Manresa Takes it to the Streets

Michelin To Go: Manresa Takes it to the Streets

The news that one could sample three-star Michelin cooking at an affordable price point has been one of the shelter-at-home cloud’s silver linings. Lalita Kaewsawang, Manresa’s guest chef, provided some Thai touches last week for the restaurant’s changing menu options. A former employee, Chef Kaewasawang…

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Car Bar

Car Bar

The shutdowns ordered to curb the coronavirus pandemic have rocked every part of the economy. But perhaps few sectors have been devastated as much as the hospitality industry, which operates on razor-thin margins. For the first several days after Gov. Gavin Newsom’s call to shutter…

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Nam Vietnamese Brasserie opens in RWC, Salt & Straw scoops spot at Valley Fair

Nam Vietnamese Brasserie opens in RWC, Salt & Straw scoops spot at Valley Fair

The latest venture from Anne Le Ziblatt—proprietor of Palo Alto’s Tamarine—comes to Redwood City. Nam Vietnamese Brasserie is the latest upscale Vietnamese restaurant from Le Ziblatt, who aims to elevate the region’s Vietnamese offerings without giving diners sticker shock. Le Ziblatt is the daughter of…

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Clear, Shapely Ice Improves Any Cocktail

Clear, Shapely Ice Improves Any Cocktail

While fresh ingredients and elegant glassware make a cocktail shine, one crucial element is often overlooked: ice. There are a few hurdles to overcome when preparing ice for cocktails, but it is the key to a stunning final product. I’ll talk about why it’s important,…

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Airy dosas, savory stuffing and flavorful chutneys at Ulavacharu Tiffins

Airy dosas, savory stuffing and flavorful chutneys at Ulavacharu Tiffins

North or South? It’s a question worth asking when in the mood for Indian cuisine. For those diners who may be unaware there is a difference, a new restaurant in Santa Clara offers a sumptuous crash course on Indian fare hailing from the tropical regions…

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A Valentine’s Day Dinner Date Cheat Sheet

A Valentine’s Day Dinner Date Cheat Sheet

It doesn’t matter whether one is a Valentine’s Day ninja or seriously challenged in the date-planning department—it never hurts to pick up a cheat-sheet for inspiration. Here at Metro, La Fondue in Saratoga, The GrandView Restaurant in San Jose and Manresa in Los Gatos regularly take…

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