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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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Konjoe Burger dresses up the American classic with understated fusion twists

Konjoe Burger dresses up the American classic with understated fusion twists

What’s in a name? For chef Joey Camacho, the name says it all when it comes to his restaurant Konjoe Burger. The eatery’s namesake—a clever combination of Camacho’s own name and the word konjou, meaning determined or daring in Japanese—is made up, but that doesn’t…

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Treat the Foodie in Your Life to One of These 10 Local Restaurants

Treat the Foodie in Your Life to One of These 10 Local Restaurants

Tasso’s 1530 Southwest Expwy, San Jose 408.283.2040 tassosrestaurantbar.com While the building might be new, the Perakis family who run it are no strangers to the South Bay. Tasso Perakis and his wife Maria have been running restaurants here since the early ’70s, and now they’ve…

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The Place does ramen right—and that’s enough for us

The Place does ramen right—and that’s enough for us

The restaurant world has many terms that get bandied about pretty liberally in the service of gussying things up and reeling in patrons. Take, for example, the words “artisanal,” “natural” and “fresh.” While on their surface all those things sound great, in reality, all too…

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Five New Restaurants to Watch in November

Five New Restaurants to Watch in November

Six months is usually considered the earliest a new restaurant, bar or coffeeshop can receive 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…

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Mami Cheli’s Gets Cheesy with pan-Latin American Flavor

Mami Cheli’s Gets Cheesy with pan-Latin American Flavor

Had pizza originated in El Salvador, it would taste like the cheesy pupusa at Mami Cheli’s. First of all, it’s a thing of beauty when it comes off the grill. Some of the cheese oozes out of the dough while it’s cooking. Then it embeds…

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Soup’s On

Soup’s On

Diets have always been heavily influenced by the seasons. Historically, summer has been associated with eating fresh summer squash and berries, while the winter found people turning to citrus and root vegetables. Unfortunately, while our globalized marketplace, refrigeration and other preservation techniques have given us…

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Pure Bread

Pure Bread

Bread has been under attack for nearly 50 years now. Beginning in 1972, with the publication of Dr. Robert Atkins’ treatise on the alleged virtues of eating meat and cutting out carbs. Dr. Atkins’ Diet Revolution demonized bread and championed a high-protein diet. While the…

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Fall Feasting: Oktoberfest in Silicon Valley

Fall Feasting: Oktoberfest in Silicon Valley

The original Oktoberfest, held in 1810, was meant to be a one-time affair, a celebration of the marriage of Prince (later King) Ludwig I to Princess Theresa of Saxe-Hildburghausen. The citizens (a.k.a. burghers) of Munich celebrated for five full days in front of the city…

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