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Sun of Wolf brings high-end Mexican fusion to California Avenue

Sun of Wolf brings high-end Mexican fusion to California Avenue

The last thing you’d expect to find at a Mexican restaurant is Chinese forbidden rice. And yet, there it was on Sun of Wolf’s menu—paired with a Thai-style pan-seared cod ($29). Only the jicama, tomatillo and mango side slaw seemed to affirm their self-described approach…

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The New Santa Clara Location of Puesto Aims for Hashtag Success Over Substance

The New Santa Clara Location of Puesto Aims for Hashtag Success Over Substance

If you ride your bicycle to Puesto in Santa Clara at about noon, you can find a parking spot in no time. If, however, you decide to drive your car, you’ll spend several minutes circling the parking lot. Wait until 2pm, when the crowds scamper…

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The Curry Pizza House is Definitely on to Something Big

The Curry Pizza House is Definitely on to Something Big

Food fads come and food fads go. Remember the Cali-style poke explosion of two years ago? Or how about the tsunami of cupcakes? Well, the latest food craze sweeping the South Bay is Indian pizza. A cursory search yields almost a dozen dedicated Indian pizza…

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Five to Watch: August 2018

Five to Watch: August 2018

Six months is usually considered the earliest a new restaurant, bar or coffeeshop can receive a fair review. Each month, Metro spotlights five of the newest places we think are worth a look-see. Dunkin Donuts 5519 Snell Ave, San Jose. 408.440.2143 This location marks DD’s…

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Benedict’s Cafe and Bar Aims to do it All

Benedict’s Cafe and Bar Aims to do it All

There’s nothing more ’Murica than breakfast food, but eggs benedict reign supreme when it comes to a truly American morning meal. Purportedly invented in Manhattan’s Lower East Side in the late 19th century, eggs benny are a staple at any diner—and when executed well, are…

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Tasso’s Restaurant and Bar Balances Traditional, Contemporary

Tasso’s Restaurant and Bar Balances Traditional, Contemporary

There are certain professions and industries where, despite their grueling and thankless nature, people get addicted to their work. One of my coworkers says that “it gets in your blood,” and I am inclined to agree. One such profession is that of restaurateur; the hours…

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SV Dining: Silicon Valley’s Best Mediterranean Restaurants

SV Dining: Silicon Valley’s Best Mediterranean Restaurants

Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine is something that is near and dear to my heart. As the son of parents who emigrated to America from Palestine, the food from this cultural crossroads has been making its way to my mouth for my entire life. However,…

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Vitality Bowls in Mountain View Keeps the Super Food Growing

Vitality Bowls in Mountain View Keeps the Super Food Growing

Though only just popularized as a post-workout snack in the Bay, acai berries have been a staple in much of South America for centuries. The Amazonian superfood—pronounced ah-sai-ee—is known for its deep purplish hue, distinctively rich and complex taste, and laundry list of health benefits….

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The Yeast Bay Conjures Original Cultures for Craft Brewers

The Yeast Bay Conjures Original Cultures for Craft Brewers

When Nicholas Impellitteri gets home, he’s often greeted by a package of beer waiting for him on his doorstep. This continual supply of craft lagers, pilsners, ales and saisons is thanks, in part, to his obsession with yeast. The self-described “chief yeast wrangler” is the…

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The Can Van: Mobile Canning for Craft Beer

The Can Van: Mobile Canning for Craft Beer

Koozie aficionados, rejoice: In the world of craft beer, cans are the new bottles. No longer just repositories for cheap domestics, cans are making a comeback as a more sustainable, eco-friendly and transportable option for small-batch breweries. And if you purchase locally- rewed beer in…

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