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Forks & Knives: Genuine Heroes is Resurrected, Nick’s Next Door to open an adult soda shop

Forks & Knives: Genuine Heroes is Resurrected, Nick’s Next Door to open an adult soda shop

Genuine heroes has long been one of the best kept secrets in the San Jose sandwich game. Their house-cured meats, locally made bread and quality cheese and veggie selections made for one of the best sandwiches I’d ever had. Unfortunately, they closed last June—likely due…

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This 4th of July, Celebrate with Apricots—the Santa Clara Valley’s original export

This 4th of July, Celebrate with Apricots—the Santa Clara Valley’s original export

California’s beloved fruit, the Blenheim apricot, will arrive in local markets by mid-July. The Blenheim has the power to enchant adults and children alike with its gorgeous color, sweet perfume and well-balanced sweet and tart flavors. Jams, nectar, syrup, pies and pastry reach perfection with…

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At Pho Ha Noi, the Secret is the Giant Bubbling Cauldron and Hefty Servings of Fresh Meat

At Pho Ha Noi, the Secret is the Giant Bubbling Cauldron and Hefty Servings of Fresh Meat

The steaming bowl’s aroma rises before me. Heady notes of roasted beef intermingle with more subtle spices—ginger and star anise. A pile of chopped, bright red raw meat floats atop the redolent broth. The cleavers clack on the kitchen’s cutting boards. The cooks at Pho…

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Palo Alto’s Vina Enoteca serves ambiance, excellent Italian fare

Palo Alto’s Vina Enoteca serves ambiance, excellent Italian fare

Dining out is an illusion that the fantasists behind Vina Enoteca in Palo Alto have mastered. Once you’re settled at one of the al fresco tables, you’d never guess that the Stanford Shopping Center is just one busy, buzzing block away. A plot of flowering…

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Forks & Knives: Michelin gives stars, eateries expand and a new food challenge tucks in

Forks & Knives: Michelin gives stars, eateries expand and a new food challenge tucks in

First off, A big congratulations to all of 2019’s newly minted Michelin winners. There were no surprises in the Bib Gourmand awards, which are given to establishments that serve “exceptionally good food at moderate prices.” The three South Bay restaurants that won last year—The Bywater,…

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Dim sum and lose sum at Famous Dumpling House

Dim sum and lose sum at Famous Dumpling House

The culinary world never shies away from pouring on the adjectives in an attempt to attract customers. Take the word “famous.” It can be attributed to several well-known brands, such as Famous Amos, Famous Dave’s BBQ and our very own Henry’s World Famous Hi-Life. Then…

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Filipino pop-up kitchen Barya hits all the right notes

Filipino pop-up kitchen Barya hits all the right notes

Oxtail, peanut butter tripe and pigs’ feet… these are just some of the ingredients that can be used to make the traditional Filipino dish of kare-kare. The team at Barya, a pop-up restaurant that focuses on modern Filipino food, has taken all the flavors and…

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Slapfish can’t hold a candle to your favorite fish taco truck

Slapfish can’t hold a candle to your favorite fish taco truck

Bordering the northeast corner of Saratoga, the redundantly named Westgate West mall in San Jose is now home to the first Northern California location of Slapfish. Dubbing itself a “modern seafood shack,” the restaurant is part of a national chain that hopes to win over…

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The Grapevine: Openings, expansions and fond farewells on the Silicon Valley Dining Scene

The Grapevine: Openings, expansions and fond farewells on the Silicon Valley Dining Scene

Did you die a little inside when Hot Dog on a Stick filed for bankruptcy and closed a bunch of locations? Well, the owners of Jang Su Jang’s newest endeavor, JSJ Kitchen, have just the thing to fill the void: Korean-style sweet rice or potato…

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After successful food truck, Famous Lao Papaya opens physical location

After successful food truck, Famous Lao Papaya opens physical location

Famous Lao papaya is easy enough to find. Just show up to Paloma Plaza and follow the unmistakable scent of durian. After you pick up one of those spiny oblong globes of fruit at the Queen Khô Bò market, just take a few paces forward…

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