.Jeffrey Edalatpour

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Eataly Silicon Valley
Jun 29, 2022

That’s Italian?

Eataly Silicon Valley advances Italian cuisine in the same way that Anna Maria Alberghetti and Mama Celeste did in the 1960s: An entire culture...
El Halal Amigos
Jun 15, 2022

Next Mex

Good news for fans of El Halal Amigos: The popular food truck now has a restaurant in San Jose. After starting his restaurant on...
May 4, 2022

El Alto, the New Mexican Cuisine

The first restaurant that I associate with Bay Area chef Traci Des Jardins is her taqueria Mijita. A friend of mine used to work...
Feb 2, 2022

Crafting Like a Fox

Felipe Bravo and Wendy Neff are on the verge of opening their first brewery in downtown San Jose, Fox Tale Fermentation Project, a specialty...
Dec 22, 2021

Tall Orders at La Barrique

Giraffes will feel at ease walking through the front doors of La Barrique. Standing up straight, they’ll be at eye level with the tops...
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Mar 25, 2020

The Shadow

Inside, two video screens mounted on easels faced each other from opposite ends of the room. According to the audio tour, Hito Steyerl's installation, 'The City of Broken Windows', took its inspiration from the window I had been looking through. One of the screens showed a workman battering a pane with a hammer. Muted chimes accompanied the crash. Standing in the same place, Steyerl hadn't seen what I had. Instead of taking in the architecture of the tree blossoms, or the gray light on a foggy morning, she decided to destroy the scene.
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Mar 4, 2020

Written Word

It's not a bird. It's not a plane. And it's definitely not Superman. But on the right side of Enrique Chagoya's canvas, you can make out part of the Man of Steel's familiar logo. SUPER is spelled out in the familiar block lettering but the word is reversed (REPUS) and falling off the chest of a Frankenstein-like figure.
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Feb 19, 2020

Big Data

Orbs drift and collide with lines. Some of them open up, dissolve or overlap with grids. Color mutates like lava fields on distant planets. These paintings retain an abstract narrative but they also nod to architectural forms and organic shapes. They could be hieroglyphics sent directly to Rapoport's mind from a more advanced region of the universe.
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