Dine Downtown 2016 + Giveaway – San Jose

This year’s annual Dine Downtown will happen from June 10-19 at participating restaurants in downtown San Jose. There will be 3-course pre fixe meals at varying prices ($20, $30, $40, and up). This event is presented by Sysco and they will donate $1 for every pre fixe meal to Martha’s Kitchen, a local non-profit food […]

Golden Garlic – San Jose

Chinese food restaurants in San Jose seem to be scattered even though we have plenty of ethnic enclaves in our city. There are a few densely populated plazas but none of the restaurants seem to stand out. When we are in the mood for Chinese, we really have to hunt for the hidden gems. A […]

Corner Bakery Cafe + Giveaway – San Jose

Corner Bakery Cafe began in downtown Chicago as a bakery on a corner street. It served freshly baked goods to Maggiano’s Little Italy at the time. Now the budding cafe has become a nationwide franchise. On opening day in San Jose, the cafe gave free coffee for a year to the first 100 people. Last […]

CorePower Yoga (Golden Triangle) – San Jose

There’s a new CorePower Yoga studio coming to San Jose. Grand opening is tentatively scheduled for June 3. Press Release below.— (Denver, CO) May 5, 2016 – America’s leading yoga brand CorePower Yoga is pleased to announce a new studio opening in North San Jose, located at 55 River Oaks Place, Suite #10. CorePower Yoga roots […]

Corner Bakery Cafe Grand Opening on May 9 – Free Coffee for a year for First 100 People

The following press release is brought to you by Corner Bakery Cafe. Here’s what you really need to know: They open on Monday May 9 at 7AM. The first 100 people in line get a free mug which can be used for free coffee refills during the year. 1690 Saratoga Ave., Space 96, outside of […]

Anthony Bourdain is returning to San Jose on tour in November – Presale starts May 2

Anthony Bourdain is coming back to San Jose in November. Presale tix have already started. The following press release is brought to you by Team San Jose. — New Anthony Bourdain Tour THE HUNGER Visits San Jose’s Center for the Performing Arts on November 17 Tour Coincides with Release of APPETITES, His first cookbook in […]

Willow Glen Pizza Factory + Giveaway – San Jose

Willow Glen Pizza Factory specializes in fresh, handmade pizzas, salads, and calzones. The store is located in a new plaza off Meridian Ave. The Pizza Factory chain started an initiative called the “No Bully Zone” program which raises awareness about bullying in schools and the community. They also offer a number of fundraising opportunities for […]

CharMarron Peony Garden and Nola’s Iris Garden – San Jose

With some free time on a Saturday afternoon the other day, my friends and I decided to check out the peonies in bloom at CharMarron Peony Garden in the hills of San Jose. Yes, San Jose has hills. I don’t remember the names of every type of flower so here are some photos. Peonies have […]

Try Caviar Delivery – Koja Kitchen – San Jose

Short rib koja The very popular food truck turned restaurant Koja Kitchen is finally available through delivery service Caviar. Once again, Caviar hooked it up with some free credit for me to try Koja for the first time. ($12.75) Ahi Tuna Bowl – this is basically a poke bowl with white rice. There is a […]

Munchery – Home Delivery

In my previous reviews of Blue Apron, Caviar, and Dream Dinners, I mentioned that we need help making nutritious family meals on week nights. Yes, I’ve become one of those busy working moms who tries to do everything but can’t. The latest in this home delivery market I’m reviewing is Munchery. Thanks to Munchery for providing […]