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Los Altos Eatery The Post Aims to Elevate Bar Bites

Los Altos Eatery The Post Aims to Elevate Bar Bites

The motto emblazoned across The Post’s refurbished entrance reads: “Comfort Food You Can Feel Good About.” Victoria Breslin can feel good about her redesign of the former First & Main Sports Lounge; the former employee took over the lease when that venerable venue closed in…

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Saratoga’s Pasta Armellino is Cultured Casual

Saratoga’s Pasta Armellino is Cultured Casual

No matter how many times pasta has been perfected and reinvented, twisted, folded and extruded, it never loses its appeal with diners. One reason is because, well, carbs. But also, that it can be modern and classic at the same time. It’s simplicity and elegance…

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Book: ‘For the Love of Apricots’ Pairs History, Recipes

Book: ‘For the Love of Apricots’ Pairs History, Recipes

I have loved apricots for as long as I can remember. They color my fondest memories of growing up in Saratoga, a village tucked into the forested fringe of the Santa Clara Valley. In the 1960s, orchards still extended in every direction, and as a…

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Yum In The Sun

Yum In The Sun

Summer may be made for the outdoors—but then what? The sun shines down, the throat acquires premium parch and the stomach growls, as if to say, “Feed me, Seymour.” Here’s a list of some of the best food and drink festivals to grab a bite…

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Summer Boil: Cooking Up Crawfish

Summer Boil: Cooking Up Crawfish

Sure, summer is a great time to head outdoors, fire up the barbecue and get grilling. But burgers and dogs aren’t the only foods meant to be cooked under the open sky. Instead of roasting terrestrial beasts over a charcoal pit, how about boiling some…

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Cajun Bistro 7 Fueses Louisiana and Laos

Cajun Bistro 7 Fueses Louisiana and Laos

Crawfish boils are hardly a new concept. They are a longstanding Louisiana tradition. More recently, chefs have turned this informal backyard buffet into a menu item, and dozens of restaurants now offer up a menagerie of shellfish, sausage and veggies in a spicy broth. The…

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Funny Farm Raises the Bar on Bar Bites

Funny Farm Raises the Bar on Bar Bites

Bar food is an oft-overlooked part of the foodie world. Pub bites are frequently deemed unsophisticated and unworthy of critique. It’s true, a run-of-the-mill plate of loaded potato skins or fried mozzarella sticks isn’t so much culinary masterpiece as it is a crude means to…

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Five to Watch: May 2018

Five to Watch: May 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. Cinnaholic 115 E San Carlos St, San Jose. 408.351.5400.  This purveyor of…

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Cinco De Mayo’s Authentic Eats

Cinco De Mayo’s Authentic Eats

Cinco De Mayo may conjure images of college students engaging in acts of cultural appropriation while scarfing bland tacos and swilling cheap cerveza. But don’t let those gringos ruin the party. Silicon Valley’s many Mexican kitchens have far more to offer than carne and Corona….

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Spring Dining: Eating Outside in Silicon Valley

Spring Dining: Eating Outside in Silicon Valley

It’s time once again to turn off the pilot lights and break out those bulky window air conditioning units—or, just get out of the house entirely and grab a bite or a cocktail at one of Silicon Valley’s many amazing restaurant patios. Find but a…

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