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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

Oct 23, 2020
San Jose

Later-night dining to be allowed for San Jose restaurants after unexpected crackdown by police

Enforcement of outdoor dining seemed to suddenly change last Saturday, when police visited and shut down a number of restaurants in Pedro Square. San Jose City Council is now set to extend Al Fresco dining hours, as a result. Read More

Oct 22, 2020
San Jose

New San Jose restaurant District 7 Kitchen features Vietnamese fusion from Three Seasons chef John Le

Chef John Le – whose Three Seasons restaurants in San Francisco, Palo Alto and Walnut Creek were popular dot-com-era hot spots – has opened a new contemporary pan-Asian eatery in the heart of San Jose’s Vietnamese community. Read More

Jun 29, 2020
San Jose

4 top options for cheap Indian eats in San Jose

Here's a rundown of top affordable Indian restaurants in the city, with ratings, photos and more. Did your favorite make the cut? Read More

Jun 24, 2020
San Jose

The 4 top spots in San Jose's Central Campbell neighborhood

Spending time in Central Campbell? Get to know this San Jose neighborhood by browsing its most popular businesses, with ratings, photos and more. Read More

Jun 22, 2020
San Jose

Explore 4 favorite cheap lounges in San Jose

Here's a rundown of top affordable lounges in the city, with ratings, photos and more. Did your favorite make the cut? Read More

Jun 19, 2020
San Jose

The 5 best Thai spots in San Jose

Check to see if your favorite business made the list. Read More

Jun 17, 2020
San Jose

N7 Draft Tea + Coffee expands to West San Jose

Have you tried this new neighborhood spot to score coffee, tea and more? What did you think? Read More

Jun 17, 2020
San Jose

Check out the 4 top spots in San Jose's South 101 neighborhood

Visiting South 101, or just exploring the area more? Get to know this San Jose neighborhood by browsing its most popular businesses, with ratings, photos and more. Read More

Jun 16, 2020
San Jose

Here are San Jose's top 4 Mediterranean spots

Check to see if your favorite Mediterranean restaurant made the list. Read More

Jun 15, 2020
San Jose

New San Jose Mexican spot Mextizo Restaurant & Cantina opens its doors

Looking to chow down on some Mexican fare? A new spot has you covered. The fresh addition is located at 1502 Saratoga Ave. Read More

Jun 15, 2020
San Jose

San Jose's 3 favorite sweet shops (that won't break the bank)

Here's a rundown of top affordable candy stores in the city, with ratings, photos and more. Did your favorite make the cut? Read More