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Apr 23, 2021
San Jose

New 99 Ranch store coming to San Jose’s Oakridge Mall with on-site dining

Fans of Asian cuisine rejoice! Taiwanese-American supermarket chain 99 Ranch Market is coming to the Westfield Oakridge Mall in San Jose, where word is it will serve up prepared foods for in-store dining and takeout alongside its popular selection of imported groceries and other products.  Read More

Apr 12, 2021
San Jose

San Jose considers keeping downtown strip closed to cars post-pandemic

Like other cities during the pandemic, San Jose closed a popular downtown dining strip to cars last summer so that restaurants could host outdoor dining. Now, the city is contemplating keeping the section, along San Pedro Street between Santa Clara and St. John streets, permanently car-free. Read More

Apr 09, 2021
San Jose

The 15 best dim sum places to try in the South Bay

A meal that can only be shared, dim sum comes family-style with an assortment of dumplings, bao, rice rolls, and other handcrafted treats, and the South Bay is home to many of the region's top dim sum destinations. Read More

Apr 02, 2021
San Jose

New Willow Glen bakery serves up homemade pie with a side of good works

San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood has a new sweet spot: Homemade pie outfit The Giving Pies, which donates a portion of proceeds to help the community, has opened a brand-new shop. Read More

Apr 02, 2021
San Jose

New pop-up joint slow-cooks craft BBQ in Mountain View

There’s a new option for barbecue fans in the Mountain View area: B’s Craft BBQ, a pop-up eatery offering slow-cooked, small-batch grilled meats and fixings for pickup only. Read More

Mar 31, 2021
San Jose

Local favorite Brenda’s restaurant chain brings Cajun cuisine to San Jose

San Jose residents can now enjoy New Orleans-style fried chicken and more from Bay Area favorite Brenda’s – whose original San Francisco location claims the distinction of the West Coast’s most Yelped eatery – thanks to a new cloud kitchen. Read More

Mar 26, 2021
San Jose

Palo Alto pop-up serves classic pastries with Asian twist from former Tartine and Vina Enoteca bakers

Two veteran Bay Area bakers, who’ve done stints at San Francisco’s famed Tartine bakery and Palo Alto’s Vina Enoteca Italian eatery, are serving original pastries with an Asian twist at a Palo Alto coffee pop-up. Read More

Mar 19, 2021
San Jose

The 14 best poke bowl spots in the South Bay / San Jose

By a factor of four, California has the largest population of Pacific Islanders on the Continental USA, per the U.S. Census. It's no surprise that poke, a traditional Hawaiian dish which has evolved over generations into something of a Hawaiian-Japanese fusion, is a staple throughout the South Bay. Read More

Mar 09, 2021
San Jose

The 16 best bánh mì spots in San Jose and the South Bay

Influenced by the French, the Vietnamese created a unique sandwich which has gained a cult-like following in cities around the world. And because the South Bay has one of the largest populations of Vietnamese in the world outside of Vietnam, it's no wonder that the area has many of the best banh mi spots you can find anywhere. Read More

Mar 03, 2021
San Jose

After going out of business in 2020, Specialty’s Café and Bakery (and its beloved cookies) return to Mountain View

South Bay fans can again savor Specialty’s Café and Bakery’s legendary cookies (and more), after the company had shuttered all its locations and filed for bankruptcy early in the pandemic. Read More

Feb 26, 2021
San Jose

Spate of shootings draw attention to underground clubs, speakeasies in San Jose

A spate of shootings in San Jose has shined a spotlight on underground clubs and speakeasies allegedly taking place at area businesses, including one that recently sold an $18 million lottery ticket. Read More

Feb 23, 2021
San Jose

Black Muslim Food Week delivers special offers at Black-owned eateries, with a side of community organizing

This weekend, the Bay Area Halal Foodies group is celebrating Black History Month with an event spotlighting Black Muslim-owned restaurants in the area. Read More

Feb 11, 2021
San Jose

South Bay favorite Psycho Donuts comes back to Santa Clara, this time in Valley Fair mall

The South Bay's Psycho Donuts now has a kiosk in the Westfield Valley Fair Mall in Santa Clara, bringing back its presence in that town after its previous Santa Clara location closed down earlier in the pandemic. Read More

Feb 11, 2021
San Jose

Fremont teen mobilizes stuck-at-home students to bake over 10,000 desserts for people in need

A Fremont high school junior founded a nonprofit organization called Bake4Sake to make desserts for homeless shelters. It's now opened 10 chapters in eight states, mobilizing some 130 young volunteers around the country. Read More

Feb 03, 2021
San Jose

Where to find a great to-go meal package this Super Bowl Sunday around San Jose

To help you move past the frozen pizza and turn your stay-at-home 2021 Super Bowl Sunday into an occasion, Hoodline has rounded up some fun takeout options and special package deals around San Jose. Read More

Jan 22, 2021
San Jose

Korean-style ice creamery signs on as Market Park San Jose’s first food retailer

Visitors to the new Market Park San Jose shopping center will be able to sample trendy Korean-style desserts at a new SomiSomi soft-serve ice cream shop in the center. Read More

Jan 21, 2021
San Jose

San Jose teen’s macaron business has raised nearly $6,000 for charity

San Jose high school student Shrobana Sengupta has baked at least 10,000 macarons since last May and raised close to $6,000 for charity. Read More

Jan 13, 2021
San Jose

After months of delay, Holy Cannoli Bakery and Café opens in San Jose

San Jose’s Holy Cannoli opened its first café this week, where it's serving up its namesake Sicilian sweets, alongside to-go meals and coffee drinks. Read More

Jan 09, 2021
San Jose

Drive-through restaurant pop-up in San Jose donates a meal for every meal ordered

San Jose-area residents can get takeout from five local restaurants and support laid-off workers at the same time, thanks to a pop-up drive-through market taking place through Tuesday, Jan. 12. Read More

Jan 08, 2021
San Jose

Massive fire engulfs downtown San Jose building, damaging city’s oldest bar

The cause of a massive, four-alarm fire that shot flames hundreds of feet into the sky on Thursday morning in downtown San Jose remains under investigation by fire investigators. Read More

Dec 30, 2020
San Jose

San Jose wine merchants recommend great Champagnes for New Year's Eve at home

Big parties or a night out are no-go's under COVID precautions, but there are other ways to welcome the new year with a bang. Hoodline chatted with Harrison Fong, proprietor of San Jose's Vintage Wine Merchants, about great sparkling wines to make your stay-at-home New Year's Eve something special. Read More

Dec 11, 2020
San Jose

Halal Restaurant Week serves up socially-distanced goodies through Sunday

Since 2013, Fremont’s Halal Food Festival has drawn thousands each year to sample the Bay Area’s diverse halal food offerings. This year, organizers adapted to life under pandemic by launching Halal Restaurant Week instead, with giveaways and special offers at area eateries through Dec. 13. Read More

Dec 09, 2020
San Jose

Bringing back the drive-in: Bobbi's Coffee Shop offers pandemic-friendly car-hop service in Cupertino

Turns out there’s nothing like a pandemic for bringing back those ‘50s vibes. Drive-in movie theaters have seen a resurgence of interest in the age of social distancing, and now locals can enjoy drive-in dining thanks to Cupertino landmark Bobbi’s Coffee Shop. Read More

Dec 02, 2020
San Jose

San Jose's Adega restaurant opens sister location, Petiscos

Fans of San Jose’s Michelin-starred Adega restaurant can now sample its much-lauded Portuguese cuisine via small plates in a more casual setting, at their second spot that’s just opened in the city's downtown. Read More

Nov 09, 2020
San Jose

San Jose’s first Black women-owned coffeeshop serves up a welcome message of community

“Self-care in a cup.” That’s how sisters Jeronica Macey and Be’Anka Ashaolu describe their brand-new endeavor, Nirvana Soul. Read More