SV Dining

Take It Outside

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Here’s a sampling of favorite spots with outdoor dining.

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Bear the Heat

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An abundance of homegrown garlic, peppers and tomatoes inspired Vincent Verret to start his own hot sauce company.

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Paper Plane Takes Off

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Cocktail offerings at Paper Plane include spirits that are barrel-aged in-house.

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Sweet Success

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This dessert stand at San Pedro Square Market in downtown San Jose packs its modest square footage,

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Paradise Viti(culture)

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Saratoga’s Savannah Chanelle is among the wineries participating in Pinot Paradise.

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What To Do If You Are Mediocre In Silicon Valley

Many people know Silicon Valley is a leading hub when it comes to high-tech in fields of innovation and development. Fewer know it also accounts for one third of the venture capital investment in the country. So with this idea in mind, is might be harder to imagine Silicon Valley does have its mediocre people and not everyone here is a walking genius or the owner/manager of a prosperous business. So what can you do if you find yourself on the mediocre side of Silicon Valley? Here is an interesting insight into the story.  


Does The Valley Has Many Mediocre Programmers?

While there is an impressively large number of superior programmers than anywhere else here, you might be surprised to discover that the actual distribution bulk does not vary greatly from other areas. This makes is harder for even the most experienced of programmers and computer geeks to land jobs here. The explanation lies in the fact that Silicon Valley tends to assess local experience at 2 and sometimes 3 times the regular experience required anywhere else, but this does not truly justify the harsh criteria for newcomers. Only a few percentage points of all programmers here are actually top-notch, with the vast majority lingering in the mediocrity zone. It is much like affiliate programs out there - there is a large number of them on the market, but only a few are actually high quality, trustworthy, and truly worth the trouble. Let’s just briefly look at a few facts about Ladbrokes Partners – one of the best actors in the industry. The company dates back to 1886 and it has steadily grown into one of the gaming and gambling industry giants.


With more than 14,000 employees and over 13 specialized web sites based on casino, bingo, financials, or sports betting products, these guys factor in some mind-blowing profits on a yearly basis. They currently manage more than 2,800 sports betting shops alone and they are inviting all interested marketers or newbies to leverage the amazing power by joining their rewarding program. Compared to smaller or average gaming facilities and their associated affiliate programs, the advantages these fellows have to offer are the driving force behind the success recorded by the guys at Ladbrokes. Reliable payments, along with powerful conversion rates and the high flexibility degree of the commissions and personal account managers are just a few of these decisive elements.

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Citrus Squeeze

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Lime prices have more than quadrupled in a month-and-a-half.

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Color Palate

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The Campbell restaurant makes the most of its large windows, spacious dining room and high ceilings by filling the space with color.

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Off the Vine

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Vino Vino’s menu is all about harmony, complementing the 13 wines on tap.

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(Fast) Food Talk

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“Pecha Kucha Night: Food For Thought” at the San Jose Museum of Art.

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T What?

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Tpumps has drawn long lines to its new digs in Cupertino on Stevens Creek Boulevard.

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Colorful Peacock

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One of a small group of Indian eateries based primarily in the Bay Area.

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Taco Time

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San Jose Taco Fest will return for its third year.

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Leafing Out

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Yam Leaf Bistro serves many Salvadoran-inspired dishes.

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Search Party

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ISObeers opened in a sleek, modern spot along Santa Clara Street.

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Chaat Room

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Chaat Bhavan offers a wide-ranging vegetarian menu.

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Get in Gyro

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A very small, simple menu; there are three salads, a soup, three different skewer plates and seven sandwiches.

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Seasons of Change

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The new Redwood City eatery changes up its menu all the time.

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Off the Streets

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CurryUpNow has taken root in several brick-and-mortar locations.

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Tables for Two

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Silicon Valley restaurants are spreading the love with Valentine’s Day dinner specials.

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