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A Guide to 15 Top-Notch Gastropubs in the South Bay

A Guide to 15 Top-Notch Gastropubs in the South Bay

| August 21, 2014 | 12 Comments

The restaurant scene is roaring back to life in the South Bay and a common theme among them is restaurants featuring a unique bar program paired to a dining menu equal in creativity. While the concept of bringing together your favorite bar with gourmet bar bites is no new feat, here are 15 top-notch gastropubs in the South Bay.

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Handmade Tofu and Mochi Keep Traditions Alive in San Jose’s Japantown

Handmade Tofu and Mochi Keep Traditions Alive in San Jose’s Japantown

| June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Get it quick before it’s gone! Handmade tofu and mochi sweets in San Jose’s Japantown. Two devoted husband and wife teams have been quietly keeping tradition alive for more than 25 years with the sweetest results. No preservatives, no automation, just loving hands and hard work.

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Food & Spirituality: Celebrating Meskel With Ethiopians in Oakland

Food & Spirituality: Celebrating Meskel With Ethiopians in Oakland

| October 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

Meskel is one of the biggest holidays on the Ethiopian Orthodox calendar. As with many religious congregations, the numbers of “casual” visitors swell on days like these, and the Medhani Alem Ethiopian Orthodox Church is ready to throw a big welcoming party.

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Ramen Roundup Part 2

Ramen Roundup Part 2

| July 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

Elaine Wu continues her quest for exceptional ramen in the Bay Area and profiles four more places on the Peninsula and in the South Bay.

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Japanese Mochi Both Modern and Traditional

Japanese Mochi Both Modern and Traditional

| June 30, 2012 | 3 Comments

Elaine Wu shares two places in San Jose where you can get Japanese mochi — one makes these treats the old-fashioned way by hand, the other takes a modern approach and the mochi is made in Japan and shipped fresh to the States, weekly.

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Sharing the Sacred: Community Meals at Buddhist and Sikh Temples

| June 9, 2007 | 0 Comments

It’s been a long time since I’ve worshipped anything beyond dumplings or doughnuts on Sunday mornings, but this weekend I joined Stockton’s Sikh community at their historic temple on Grant Street. The act of sharing food as spiritual devotion has deep roots in many of the world’s religions. At Buddhist temples, serving vegetarian food to […]

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