SV Dining

New Executive Order

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Chef Derek Biazo is confident he can regain Alexander’s Michelin star.

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Striking Ahead

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Strike Brewing Company is nearing completion on a brewery and taproom in San Jose that could produce up to 5,000 barrels of beer annually.

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Mini Guide To Finding Good Santa Clara Locksmiths

Let’s face it; most of us make the mistake of solely thinking about locksmiths when an emergency rises and there is no way of avoiding them. The faster they can unlock an accidentally locked car door, the quicker we can resume our schedule for the day. And when you live in Silicon Valley, a place of thriving high tech corporations and thousands of startups, spinning the wheels of your business is a definite must no matter what. However, to your surprise, there are quite a few Santa Clara businesses that are making full use of authorized locksmith help more often than once a year. Considering the main concern of these technicians is to reinsure the security of your home, office, or car via fixed or newly installed locks, it is crucial to know where and how to find a reliable professional.

Search Tips For Reliable Santa Clara Locksmiths

“I don’t understand what’s the big fuss about it, I can simply do an online search and find a Silicon Valley locksmith right away!” Of course you can, but how can you be absolutely sure they won’t be leaving with a copy of your key? Or that they won’t be extra charging you when they arrive to your location? In theory, finding a locksmith can be done easily through a number of ways. Needless to say as long as you own a smartphone connected to the internet – and we are talking about the Silicon Valley region, so WiFi and smart devices should not be a problem! – you can pull it out and put your favorite search engine to work. Type in “Santa Clara”+”emergency locksmith”/”car/home lockout service” and wait for the results to show up. Click on a couple of sites, check and see if they are authorized and if they have positive reviews from customers.


Other Indicators You Have Found A Good Technician

The existence of a 24/7 customer support call center is an indicator of a trustworthy and reliable company. Call their number – toll free numbers indicate the fact that the company has taken the trouble to make phone calls free of charge for you, so it’s less likely they are scammers. If a human operator takes your calls and handles it with professionalism, you have most likely come across a good company. The fellows at www.247losangeleslocksmiths.com are a fine example of a reliable 24/7 locksmith company serving the needs of Los Angeles residents, including car, home, and office service. Their call center is available round the clock and they display a transparent price table that should leave no room for interpretation. They also reserve the right to inform you of any additional charges and work that might be required upon reaching your location and carefully assessing your lock situation. All of their technicians are licensed and trained, and their service is insured and bonded – additional signs that you have come across a trustworthy crew. Pick a locksmith that provides customers with free estimates and keep an eye on discounts offered to new customers or new home owners and don’t hesitate to ask for references from your relatives or co-workers.

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On Top of It

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Any food can be placed on a pizza crust, but does that really mean one should.

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Outside the Bowl

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Kansui, a pop-up restaurant, serves ramen with a creative spin.

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Dinner and a Show

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LIttle Lou’s BBQ began hosting live shows about seven or eight months ago, and now draws a variety of musicians.

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Art of Craft

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The Craft Beverage Expo, holding its inaugural run in San Jose this week, is expected to draw small craft breweries, wineries and distilleries.

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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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