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UPFRONT: 06 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR SOFA { top events } FEATURE: 16 EDITORS’ PICKS { You get your favorites, we get ours. Even Steven? }

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GENGHIS KHAN: THE 01 EXHIBITION AT THE TECH MUSEUM The Tech Museum, 201 S. Market St., San Jose (408) 294-8324 www.thetech.org/ genghis_khan

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JUNE 18 – SEPTEMBER 30: Limited Engagement! Explore the only West Coast appearance of Genghis Khan's life during the formation, peak, and decline of the Mongol Empire. Learn about the two faces of Genghis Khan: Conqueror. Statesman. Khan’s infamous brutality is well known, but there was another side to the man who would form the first united Mongol nation providing artistic and religious freedom and safety for its people. 10am-8pm MARVELOUS WONDERETTES 02THE

San Jose Repertory Theatre, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose (408) 367-7255 www.sjrep.com

JUNE 18-20: Follow the Wonderettes - Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts and voices to match – from their 1958 Springfield High School prom to their ten year reunion! These girls tell us about their lives and loves as they perform beautifully arranged high-octane and soulful renditions of pop favorites from the 50’s and 60’s.

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MIKE BIRBIGLIA

Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre, 62 S. Second St., San Jose (408) 2807475 www.symfonee.com/Improv/sanjose

JUNE 18-20: Birbiglia's comedy built him a cult following in colleges, then clubs, then concert halls nationwide and has earned him fans in the most unlikely of places. Ira Glass, host of the Peabody award winning radio show This American Life said of Birbiglia in a recent interview with the Chicago Tribune: "I feel he's a big rising star. He's somebody I feel, like, whenever we have him on the show I just feel, like, wow, he's gonna be so much more famous than all the rest of us." CALL FOR SHOWTIMES

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04ERYKAH BADU

Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd., Saratoga (408) 741-2822 www.mountainwinery.com

JUNE 19: Blending elements of R&B, hip-hop, jazz and soul Erykah Badu has engaged audiences with her music since bursting onto the American music scene with her 1997 debut album "Baduizm". She is sometimes described as the "Queen of Neo" or alternatively "The First Lady of Neo Soul" for her role in the rise of the Neo-Soul genre of music during the late 90's. Erykah Badu has released five additional albums since her debut, and collaborated with many artists including rapper Common and the Soulquarians. 7:30pm

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DIA DE SAN JUAN 2010 PUERTO RICAN FESTIVAL

History Park, 1650 Senter Rd., San Jose www.wrprc.org

JUNE 19: The Dia De San Juan Festival is a cultural event held each year that brings together the Puerto Rican community while uniting a host of other wonderful cultures and nationaliies. Our main purpose is to raise scholarships funds for high school students who want to pursue a college education. Our event is filled with entertainment and excitement for the whole family. 11am-7pm CHEFS INVITED TO GREAT MALL 06MINI

Great Mall, 447 Great Mall Dr. Milpitas www.greatmallbayarea.com

JUNE 19: Give kids a chance to play with food, and they just might make a masterpiece! That’s the thinking behind Super Duper Mini Chefs, a free culinary event for kids at Great Mall in Milpitas on Saturday, June 19 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., located near Entrance 2. Hosted by the Simon Kidgits Club, Super Duper Mini Chefs combines demonstrations with hands-on activities that encourage kids to have fun and get creative. 1pm-3pm

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Lyric Theatre Group, Montgomery Theater, 271 S. Market Street, San Jose (408) 277-5277 www.lyrictheatre.org

JUNE 19-27: In 1884, Gilbert and Sullivan had enjoyed eight successful productions. Sullivan, however, was ready to work on more serious music. Gilbert, inspired by the recent craze for all things Japanese, decided to set a new show in Japan. A classic was born. It is the story of a wandering musician, Nanki-Poo, in love with Yum-Yum — the fiancée of Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner. But the musician has a secret. Enjoy "Three little maids from school are we," "I've got a little list," and "Here's a how-de-do" in the show that some say is the most popular theatrical production in history.

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HATS OFF TO DAD  FATHER’S DAY AT ROARING CAMP RAILROADS

Roaring Camp Railroad, 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton www.roaringcamp.com

JUNE 20: Treat dad to a steam train ride and chuck wagon BBQ and listen to the sounds of live country entertainment. Each lucky dad so honored receives an engineer’s cap. One lucky Dad is selected per train to ride down the mountain in the cab of the locomotive. Model trains on display.

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JUNE 20: Celebrate dear old Dad with Father's Day Brunch at Fleming's. The three course brunch is served from 11:30am to 3pm, and the regular dinner menu is served all day and evening. STARTER: Fresh Fruit Salad or Wedge Salad, ENTRÉE: Beef Tenderloin and Vegetable Frittata Berry Stuffed French Toast Smoked Salmon and Toasted Bagel Lump Crab, Asparagus and Swiss Cheese Frittata Smoked Ham Chop Filet Benedict DESSERT: New York Cheesecake, Crème Brûlée or Walnut Turtle Pie 11:30am-3pm THROWDOWN 11COUNTRY TOUR

Shoreline Amphitheatre, One Amphitheatre Pkwy., Mountain View (650) 962-1000 www.livenation.com

JUNE 20: The first-ever Country Throwdown Tour features Montgomery Gentry, Jamey Johnson, Little Big Town, Jack Ingram, Eric Church, The Eli Young Band, Jonathan Singleton & The Grove, Lost Trailers, Ryan Bingham, Emily West and Heidi Newfield. Tour founder and co-producer Kevin Lyman says, "Very much like other projects we have been involved with, this project is about bringing together a great group of artists and attractions at a fair ticket price for music fans." 1pm ALTO WORLD 12PALO MUSIC DAY

University Avenue, University Ave. from Webster St to High St, Palo Alto www.pamusicday.org

JUNE 20: FREE music Festival. Sunday June 20, 3:00-7:30 pm, University Avenue, King Plaza (City Hall), and surrounding streets, Downtown Palo Alto. 50 professional and amateur musical groups will perform a wide variety of musical genres on street corners and plazas: jazz, pop, rock, classical, world music, choirs, etc. 3pm-7:30pm

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Sofitel San Francisco Bay, 223 Twin Dolphin Dr., Redwood City (650) 598-9000 www.sofitelsfdining.com

JUNE 20: Make Father's Day a family affair! Poolside BBQ, swimming and lots of fun. BBQ buffet includes (8) stations including raw bar and seafood staion,salad and fruit station,ice cream station,chocolate fountain and much more! 11am-4pm DAY BRUNCH AT 10FATHER'S FLEMING'S Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 180 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (650) 329-8457

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LEFT COAST LIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Downtown San Jose, www.leftcoastlive.com

JUNE 21-26: Left Coast Live is a weeklong music experience that brings great regional and local live entertainment to downtown San Jose. Whether it is rock, jazz, rockabilly or urban soul, Left Coast Live has something that will make you tap your 8

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07 toes and get you movin’. Events include Sound of Things to Come Speaker Series: A forum to explore different aspects of music today from music history and industry trends to intimate artist discussions, free preview concerts, outdoor cinema and a huge live music festival at 60 venues throughout downtown San Jose featuring over 100 bands. Please note: The Main Stage festival event is for all ages, but some other venues may only allow ages 21+. Updated information on the website will guide you to which venues may have an age limit!

6/22 TUESDAY MARTIN & THE 14STEVE STEEP CANYON RANGERS Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd., Saratoga (408) 741-2822 www.mountainwinery.com

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JUNE 22-23: From Asheville, North Carolina, Steep Canyon Rangers have built a reputation as an engaging acoustic quintet seasoned by constant touring. Before being nominated for 2 International Bluegrass Music awards in 2008, the Rangers were named ’Emerging Artist of the Year’ in 2006 at the IBMA awards ceremony in Nashville, TN. The band’s willingness to bring Bluegrass to music-lovers worldwide has taken Steep Canyon Rangers to festivals in Sweden, Ireland, Germany and Canada. The group also regularly performs at Rock & Roll venues on the U.S. jam-band circuit. 7:30pm

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

California Theatre Center, Sunnyvale Theatre, 550 E. Remington Avenue, Sunnyvale (800) 606-0424 www.ctcinc.org

JUNE 24-JULY 25: Shakespeare’s magical comedy of mismatched lovers, a motley acting troupe and the fairy kingdom in a moonlit forest will lighten your midsummer night. This romantic comedy is one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays and is widely performed around the world. Watching young lovers, Puck observes, “Lord what fools these mortals be!”

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Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre, 62 S. Second St., San Jose (408) 280-7475 www.symfonee.com/ Improv/sanjose

JUNE 24-27: No stranger to television, Sebastian catapulted into the national spotlight with a 20-city tour for his one-hour Comedy Central DVD Special Sebastian Live! On The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Sebastian has appeared as the unforgettable style correspondent providing hilarious grooming advice to unsuspecting airline passengers and churchgoers. Some of Sebastian's other television appearances include the awardwinning series The Savages, Tim Meadows' The Very Funny Show, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, Showtime's Comics without Boarders, Comics Unleashed and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. CALL FOR SHOWTIMES.

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Braun Music Center, 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, (650)725-2787 www.stanfordjazz.org/jazzfestival

JUNE 25-AUGUST 7: A jazz lover’s paradise, Stanford Jazz Festival has been presenting world-class jazz on the Stanford campus in Palo Alto since 1972. The Festival’s 39th six-week long season begins on Friday June 25 with A Night of Brazilian Jazz! headlined by quadrupleGrammy nominee Luciana Souza, and concludes on Saturday August 7 with hometown hero pianist Taylor Eigsti’s concert celebrating his new Concord Jazz recording. 8pm

18THE SHAKER CHAIR

Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Avenue, Unit K, Mountain View (650) 254-1148 www.thepear.org

JUNE 25-JULY 11: Buying a Shaker chair literally shakes up the life of a formerly disengaged woman. She is gradually drawn deeper into an animal-rights dispute. (Spoiler alert: live pig onstage!) This is a brilliant work by rising Bay Area theatrical star Adam Bock.

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DANCIN' ON THE AVENUE  WILLOW GLEN FESTIVAL

Downtown Willow Glen, Licoln Avenue & Willow Street, San Jose www.dancinontheavenue.com

JUNE 26: The 15th annual Dancin' on the Avenue festival will be held on June 26th. Bust out the dancing shoes, call your friends and neighbors, and come to Downtown Willow Glen's annual street party featuring a showcase of Willow Glen's finest eateries, four stages with live music, community dance performances, a Kids' Court, and lots of happy feet. The four music stages that evening will feature Sage, Love Stoned, The Groove Kings, and Cover Grrlz. 4pm-9pm

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Hellyer County Park, 985 Hellyer Avenue, San Jose (408) 335-2240 www.parkhere.org

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www.menloparkchamber.com

July 17-18, 10am-6pm Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park s Contemporary Fine Art & Crafts s Fabulous Food & Wine

s The Popular Chefs’ Demos Are Back This Year!

s Refreshing Margaritas & Mojitos s Stellar Lineup of Rock‘n Roll, Blues, Jazz & Party Music s Home & Garden Exhibits s Saturday After-Hours Concert s Artisan Specialty Food Purveyors Dance Band Fave, PRIDE & JOY s Green Products Showcase 5:30 – 8 p.m. in Fremont Park s Health & Wellness Displays s Action-Packed Kids’ Fun Zone s NEW Microbrew & Wine Tasting Tent

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JUNE 26: Festival in the Park is a health, wellness, safety and recreation fair, featuring more than 130 exhibitors, food court, free kayaking on the lake, a climbing wall, face painting, a petting zoo, a watermelon eating contest, raffle prizes, and fitness demonstrations among other fun things to do and see. The American Heart Association will provide a free Heart Walk for all interested persons. 11am-4pm

21BRANDI CARLILE

Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd., Saratoga (408) 741-2822 www. mountainwinery.com

JUNE 26: Raised in Ravensdale, Washington got her start at the age of eight. Taught herself to sing as well as play piano, in later years instructed herself on the guitar, soon after Carlile developed a band with her brothers Tim and Phil Hasenroth. In 2004 came her record deal, she signed with Columbia Records and since her career hasn't seen the ground. 7:30pm UP IS HARD 22BREAKING TO DO

West Valley Light Opera, at Saratoga Civic Theatre, 13777 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga (408) 268-3777 www.wvlo.org

JUNE 26-JULY 24: A new show celebrating the music of Neil Sedaka. Set in the Catskill Mountains in 1960 it features such Sedaka classics as Where The Boys Are, Laughter in the Rain, Love Will Keep Us Together, Calendar Girl and the ever popular Breaking Up is Hard To Do. The storyline follows two friends, Lois and Marge, who are looking for some fun and romance over a Labor Day weekend in a Catskills mountain resort.

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STRIKEFORCE/M1 23 GLOBAL PRESENT FEDOR vs. WERDUM HP Pavilion, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose www.strikeforce.com/events/ fedorwerdum.html

JUNE 26: For the first time in the history of Mixed Martial Arts, the No. 1 male and female fighters in the world will step into the cage on the same night at STRIKEFORCE and M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Werdum! The historic card will feature the top men's heavyweight and poundfor-pound great, Fedor "The Last Emperor" Emelianenko (31-1), and STRIKEFORCE Women's World Middleweight Champion Cris Cyborg (9-1). 7pm

24VANS WARPED TOUR 2010

Shoreline Amphitheatre, One Amphitheatre Pkwy., Mountain View (650) 962-1000 www.vanswarpedtour.com

JUNE 26: Vans Warped Tour is a "punk rock summer camp" on wheels where music, athletes and lifestyles co-mingle and thrive in an atmosphere dedicated to music fans of punk, alternative, hip-hop, ska, pop punk, electronica, alternative rock, emo, hardcore and more. Now entering its 16th year, the VWT has become America's longest running festival concert tour and reaches more than 600,000 kids every summer. 12pm

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25THE BLACK CROWES

Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd., Saratoga (408) 741-2822 www.mountainwinery.com

JUNE 30: The Black Crowes are an American, blues-oriented hard rock jam band that has sold over 20 million albums. They were hailed by Melody Maker as "The Most Rock 'n' Roll Rock 'n' Roll Band in the World". In 1990, the readers of Rolling Stone named it the 'Best New American Band'. The band has toured with acts such as Aerosmith, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Who, AC/DC, The Grateful Dead, and Neil Young. The Crowes are listed at #92 on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock". 7:30pm ANNUAL BBQ RIB 26EIGHTH COOKOFF FOR CHARITY Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton, Located at the Festival Square (925) 426-7600 www.alamedacountyfair.com

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TOY STORY 3: THE JUNIOR NOVELIZATION This Junior Novelization retells all of the action from the new Disney•Pixar film and features 8 pages of stills from the movie. TOY STORY 3: LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK This Little Golden Book retells all of the action from the new Disney•Pixar film. TOY TROUBLE This full-color storybook retells a key sequence from the new Disney•Pixar film

21 JUNE 30 – JULY 4: The BBQ Pork Rib and Chicken cook-off will begin on June 30 with the finals on July 4/2010. The Preliminary cook-off days are June 30, July 1 and July 2, 2010. Three winners from each day will advance to the finals on July 4. 10am

DEADLINE: Monday, June 21st by 12pm (PST). Winners will be notified via text message. This film is rated G. All federal, state and local regulations apply. A recipient of prizes assumes any and all risks related to use of ticket and accepts any restrictions required by ticket provider. Disney•Pixar, The Wave, Random House Children's Books, Terry Hines & Associates and their affiliates accept no responsibility or liability in connection with any loss or accident incurred in connection with use of a prize. Prizes cannot be exchanged, transferred or redeemed for cash, in whole or in part. We are not responsible if, for any reason, winner is unable to use his/her ticket in whole or in part. Not responsible for lost; delayed or misdirected entries. All federal and local taxes are the responsibility of the winner. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. Participating sponsors their employees and family members and their agencies are not eligible. NO PHONE CALLS!

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27BOBBY SLAYTON

Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre, 62 S. Second St., San Jose (408) 280-7475 www.symfonee.com/ Improv/sanjose

JULY 1-3: Bobby Slayton, often referred to as “The Pit Bull of Comedy,” has been performing his own intense style of stand-up comedy for more than 20 years. He is one of the most well-known, respected and energetic comics working today. A true "comic’s comic,” Slayton was voted “Funniest stand-up comic of the year” by the American Comedy Awards and is featured on Comedy Central's list of the "100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time." CALL FOR SHOWTIMES.

28THE AVETT BROTHERS

Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd., Saratoga (408) 741-2822 www.mountainwinery.com

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JULY 1: There is no harmony like brotherly harmony. Something indelible in the weave of voices and play of sensibilities is stamped into the fraternal DNA and also stems from a lifetime of shared experiences. You can hear it in classic brother acts across the musical spectrum, from the Louvin Brothers to the Everly Brothers and on down the decades through the Wilson brothers (Beach Boys), the Davies brothers (Kinks), the Allman Brothers and even the Brothers Gibb (a.k.a., the Bee Gees). You can clearly hear fraternal magic at work in the songs of Scott and Seth Avett, better known as the Avett Brothers, as well. 7:30pm

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TAHITI FETE OF SAN JOSE

San Jose State Event Center Arena 290 S. 7th Street, San Jose www.tahitifete.com

JULY 3-5: A Tahitian Dance Competition Extravaganza! Come and celebrate a cultural event like no other. There will be crafts, food, and awesome Tahitian dancing. The performance schedule is available for you to view, and if you are planning to video tape the filming passes are available for you to purchase TRAIN ROBBERIES 30GREAT  TRAIN RIDES

Roaring Camp Railroad, 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton www.roaringcamp.com

JULY 3-4: Witness shootouts of famed lawmen and notorious outlaws from the 1880's at Bear 12

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Roaring Camp Railroad, 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton www.roaringcamp.com

JULY 3-4: Bop on over to Roaring Camp for a Sock Hop and 50’s family 4th of July: Hula Hoop contests, games, live music and all-American barbecue.

7/4 SUNDAY WHITE AND BOOM 32RED, CELEBRATION  MILPITAS Milpitas Sports Center, 1325 East Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas (408) 586-3210 www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov

JULY 4: The City of Milpitas celebrates our country’s Independence Day with a day full of water fun and an evening of ground fireworks! First, wave the red, white and blue at the pool party with music, games and family fun. Enjoy a yummy lunch by the pool of hot dogs cooked up by the Milpitas Firefighters Local 1699 team. Then, the evening revs up with band JamFunkShus playing before the exciting firework show! BEGINS AT 7:30pm SARATOGA 33 INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION Saratoga Historical Foundation at Kevin Moran Park, 12415 Scully Ave., Saratoga (408) 867-4311

JULY 4: The Saratoga Independence Day Celebration is an annual old-fashioned small-town patriotic celebration. It begins with enthusiastic patriotic songs, a lively community band, recognition of our military, short speeches, and famous people in period clothing. These are followed by local community group performances and the popular ceremonial ringing of the Liberty Bell. The children look forward to a short fun parade around the park and treats at the end. BEGINS AT 1:30pm FESTIVAL & 34SUMMER CHILI COOK OFF

Mitchell Park, 600 E. Meadow Dr., Palo Alto (650) 463-4921 www.cityofpaloalto.org/recreation

JULY 4: The tradition continues as we celebrate Independence Day at the Palo Alto Summer Festival & Chili Cook-off. Attracting thousands of sun and chili lovers, the festival embraces everything wonderful about summer. Taste an array of red-hot chili delicacies prepared by teams of chefs battling for the chili championship. Live music by the band Blues at 11, line dancing with Hedy McAdams, children’s activities, food vendors, and more will take place from 12 – 5pm. Chili tasting starts at 1:30pm. Admission is free. Tasting kits will be sold for a nominal fee. 12pm-5pm 14

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SAN JOSE OBON FESTIVAL

Japantown, N. 5th Street & Jackson Street, San Jose (408) 293-9292 www.japantownsanjose.org

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SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Shoreline Amphitheatre, One Amphitheatre Pkwy., Mountain View (650) 962-1000 www.livenation.com

JULY 4: The San Francisco Symphony performs this special concert in honor of Independence Day. Founded in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony is widely considered to be among the country’s most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions. Under Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, it presents more than 220 concerts and presentations annually for an audience of nearly 600,000 in Bay Area venues and through an active national and international touring program. 8pm

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Hillbarn Theatre, 1285 E. Hillsdale Boulevard, Foster City (650) 349-6411 www.hillbarntheatre.org

JULY 5-AUGUST 1: Join Hillbarn Theatre's new 2010 Summer Stage Superstars Program with Disney's Aladdin Jr. for children ages 9-12. Young performers get to participate in a musical production from the ground up on the intimate Hillbarn stage! Mornings and afternoons are spent learning all aspects and trades of being a well-rounded performer and team player. This 4-week session culminates in a full-length musical theatre production. Hillbarn's programs will include additional dance and theatre instruction, fun activities during the day when not rehearsing the productions, as well as classes in costuming, hair, make-up and design. LILITH TOUR: THE CELEBRATION OF WOMEN 37 IN MUSIC Shoreline Amphitheatre, One Amphitheatre Pkwy., Mountain View (650) 962-1000 www.lilithfair.com

JULY 5: From 1997 through 1999, Lilith Fair was one of the highest grossing touring festivals in the world, with over 1.5 million fans in attendance and raising over $10 million dollars for national and local charities. Founded by Grammy-award winning artist Sarah McLachlan along with Dan Fraser, Marty Diamond and Terry McBride, Lilith Fair was the only tour of its kind—a celebration of women in music. 2:30pm

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38TOBY KEITH

Shoreline Amphitheatre, One Amphitheatre Pkwy., Mountain View (650) 962-1000 www.livenation.com

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George Strait. With numerous hit singles (many hitting the number 1 spot in the country charts) under his belt, including Should Have Been a Cowboy, Who's That Man, How Do You Like Me Now?, I Wanna Talk About Me, and Courtesy of the Red White and Blue, Keith has cemented his reputation as one of the most popular country acts of the 1990's and 2000's. 7:30pm

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HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2

Children's Musical Theater San Jose, Montgomery Theater, 271 S. Market Street, San Jose (408) 288-5437 www.cmtsj.org

JULY 9-18: Good-bye, classroom! Hello, summer! But for Troy, Gabriella, Chad, and Taylor, this vacation is no day at the beach. That's because they're all working at a country club founded by Ryan and Sharpay's family! And with the club's annual talent show right around the corner, Sharpay's competitive instincts are sizzling. She dumps Ryan as her singing partner and starts wooing Troy to join her onstage instead. Gabriella is less than thrilled that Troy has agreed to sing with Sharpay. How could he do that to her? Things are heating up on the lawns of high society. Will Troy and Gabriella realize that they're meant to be? Or is it already too late for them to sing one last song together?

40ADAM CAROLLA

Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre, 62 S. Second St., San Jose (408) 2807475 www.symfonee.com/Improv/sanjose

JULY 9-10: Adam Carolla is well known as a comedic television and radio personality. He is often known for co-hosting The Man Show on Comedy Central. Carolla left The Man Show at the same time as his good friend and co-host Jimmy Kimmel, even after reportedly being offered $50,000 an episode to continue. Currently he is co-hosting Loveline, a radio program produced by Westwood One, which was also previously a mainstay on MTV. Also co-hosting the show is Dr. Drew Pinsky, Board Certified Physician and addiction medicine specialist. Adam also works on, and is a… More regular guest of Jimmy Kimmel Live. CALL FOR SHOWTIMES

JULY 10-11: Held in one of the three remaining Japantowns in the United States, this is San Jose Japantown's largest festival, offering a rich cultural experience complete with dance, games, music and food. The San Jose Obon Festival draws approximately 900 dancers of all ages every year including the Chidori Band and of course, San Jose Taiko. Dancers wear ceremonial kimonos or hapi coats and dance to the beat of live music under a canopy of colorful lanterns.

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JULY 10-11: Begin in Catalonia and follow the coast into France, curving through fishing villages, farming communities, wild lands where white horses run free and huge black bulls are bred for fighting. Nearby stand the ancient cities of Perpignan, Montpellier and Arles. This is fertile terrain, fought over across. ALTOS ARTS AND WINE 44LOS FESTIVAL

Azahar Dance Foundation at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View www.azahardance.org

JULY 10: This is a vivid, powerful performance showcasing the rich tradition of flamenco and its Moorish influences. The power and passion of flamenco meet the mysterious, sultry sounds of Arab music in a creative synthesis. Featuring a cast of international musicians and dancers, Zahara is a dynamic, innovative fusion that remains true to tradition.

7/11 SUNDAY ROCKSTAR MAYHEM 48 FESTIVAL TOUR FEATURING KORN & ROB ZOMBIE Shoreline Amphitheatre, One Amphitheatre Pkwy., Mountain View (650) 962-1000 www.livenation.com

JULY 11: The 2010 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival features Korn, Rob Zombie, Lamb of God, Five Finger Death Punch, Hatebreed, Chimaira, Shadows Fall, Winds of Plague, Atreyu, Norma Jean, In This Moment and 3 Inches of Blood. 2pm

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Downtown Los Altos, Main and State St., Los Altos (650) 947-2790 www.downtownlosaltos.org

Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd., Saratoga (408) 741-2822 www.mountainwinery.com

JULY 10-11: The 31st Annual Arts and Wine Festival in Downtown Los Altos, one of the largest in the Bay Area! Enjoy three stages of music, Kidzone, 275 artists and craft booths, wines from six local wineries, great beer and huge selection of food. Free concert with Sage on Saturday night from 6 to 8 pm at Main Stage. 10am-6pm

JULY 11: Progressive rock band Yes now features Benoit David's lead vocals and Oliver Wakeman's keyboard wizardry. 1970's superstar Peter Frampton rounds out the bill. The Mountain Winery's historic Winery Building, with its stunning Spanish portal, engenders old-world ambiance and provides a dramatic stage backdrop. The nature of the intimate 2500 seat amphitheater ensures an exceptional experience for star performers and guests alike. 6:30pm

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The Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Rd., Palo Alto (415) 789-9150 www.acga.net

JULY 10-11: The Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival will once again welcome thousands of festival-goers to a fabulous, fun-filled 2-day celebration of Clay and Glass Art on July 10-11, 2010. Featuring both fine and functional art, the Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival is the largest show of its kind, with 180 juried Clay & Glass artists displaying their work. 10am-5pm WITH SPECIAL GUEST KE$HA 46RIHANNA

Shoreline Amphitheatre, One Amphitheatre Pkwy., Mountain View (650) 962-1000 www.livenation.com

JULY 10: Rihanna has sold over twelve million albums worldwide in her four-year career span and has received several accolades, including the 2007 World Music Awards for World's Best-Selling Pop Female Artist and Female Entertainer of the Year, as well as the 2008 American Music Awards for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist and Favorite Pop/

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GIPSY KINGS

Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd., Saratoga (408) 741-2822 www.mountainwinery.com

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road, San Jose (408) 494-3247 www.hotsanjosenights.com

JULY 9-11: We'll have hundreds of classic, vintage, exotic, custom and beautiful cars, indoor/outdoor car displays. Each day will be jam packed with live entertainment, Swap Meet, Car Auction, Kids Carnival, Poker Tournament, Music & Entertainment for the Entire Family, food, a casino, carnival games and awards ceremonies. Contact us today for tickets or a spot for your car or car club to show off those beauties. Last year we had a bunch of T-birds, Willys, Fords, Jeeps, Packards and much more. The show will be held in the newly remodeled Santa Clara Fair Grounds. We are expecting car enthusiast from all over Northern California including San

Rock Female Artist. Rihanna has attained five Hot 100 number one singles, becoming the first of two female artists with the most number ones attained within the 2000's. She also serves as one of Barbados' honorary cultural ambassadors. 7:30pm

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Santa Cruz Avenue, El Camino Real and Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park (650) 7263491 www.miramarevents.com/marketplace

JULY 17: Popular mid-summer festival of the arts celebrates the best of summer in style with live music featuring headliner Pride & Joy, contemporary fine art and one-of-a-kind crafts by 250 of America's best artists, chefs’ demos, artisan specialty food, health and wellness displays, a green products showcase, home and garden exhibits, festive food and drink with premium wines, microbrews and margaritas, a new collector car showcase, a new interactive kids’ art area and the action-packed kids' fun zone. 10am-6pm TW

50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR SOFA: TOP EVENTS

WINNER: Best Steakhouse, Overall HONORS: Best Chef: Alexander’s

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10330 N. Wolfe Rd., Cupertino (408) 446-2222 (408) 446-2242 Fax General Manager: J.C. Chen Executive Chef: Jeffrey Stout Hours: Mon-Thu 5:30-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 5:30-10:30pm, Sun 5:30-9pm ;Private Dining Rooms ;Chef’s table ;Full bar available ;Retail butcher counter ;Gift cards available ;To go orders available

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It just wouldn't be right for our readers to have all the fun, so here's some of our all-time Silicon Valley favorites. Some things only get better with age, and after perusing our selections, we think you'll agree.

BEST... PUERTO AZUL, BY CHRIS SCHMAUCH

UNLISTED MENU ITEM: The Chris Combo

La Villa’s Delicatessen, 1319 Lincoln San Jose (408) 295-7851 www.wglavilla.com Few things can make you look as cool as walking into a restaurant with a friend, ordering something that isn’t on the menu and then watching the chef smile and begin preparing your dish, no questions asked. The next time you want to eat a sandwich that will keep you full for 12 hours, drop by La Villa and ask for a “Chris Combo.” What’s on a Chris Combo? Not even Chris will tell you, but take our word: It’s goooooood.

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MOUNTAIN WINERY, BY JON ROSS

KEPT SECRET:

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MAKE OUT Capitol Drive-In

3630 Hillcap Ave., San Jose (408) 226-2251 www.centurytheaters.com We wanted to prove how cool we were by coming up with some really exotic, original place that you and your honey bunny could go for an extended smoochfest, like the roof of the HP Pavilion or the 280/880 connector ramp. But when it comes to lip lock, the drive-in remains the best place to suck face. Whether it’s the privacy afforded by fogged-up windows, or the subtle exhibitionist thrill of a public display of affection, San Jose’s six-screen landmark is an outdoor osculation oasis.

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Mountain Winery

14831 Pierce Rd., Saratoga (408) 741-0763 www.mountainwinery.com We love the Mountain Winery’s intimate, outdoor concerts, but we love the spectacular view even more. Short of take-offs and landings at Mineta International, you’re not going to find a better elevated vantage point than the Valley-wide view from the grapevine-lined driveway of the former Paul Masson HQ. The gates open two hours before each performance so you can take in the gorgeous, nearly 360-degree panorama before show time. Show up early enough and you can top off the great music and gorgeous view with a romantic dinner.

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Al Pastor Tacos at Puerto Azul

1072 Lincoln Ave., San Jose (408) 297-1300 Willow Glen’s Lincoln Avenue is a hub of activity, with many eateries to choose from. But keep walking north past the salons, boutiques and appreciable foot traffic and you’ll eventually cross paths with Puerto Azul, an unspectacular looking Mexican food restaurant that just so happens to serve the Best. Tacos. Ever. They’re savory yet sweet, small yet filling and the antithesis of anything you’d find at Taco Bell. Since Puerto Azul is open until 1:30am on Fridays and Saturdays, they’re also the perfect post-last call snack spot. If you don’t agree that these are the finest tacos in a town filled with tacos, we’ll refund the cost of this magazine.

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WEEKEND GETAWAY: Hotel Valencia

355 Santana Row, San Jose (408) 551-0010 www.hotelvalencia.com

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FALAFEL DRIVE-IN:

Falafel’s Drive-In 2301 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose (408) 294-7886

The blinking “Falafel’s Drive-In” sign is a historical landmark, and rightfully so. Since 1966, this familyowned restaurant has cornered the lunch and dinner market with the most delicious and wallet-friendly fried chickpeas in town. Everything they serve is homemade daily with only the freshest ingredients. The falafels are topped with a hearty helping of fresh lettuce, tomatoes and yummy tahini sauce. Be prepared to wait in line, but you won’t regret it. We promise.

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YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF: Naglee Park Garage Bistro

505 E. San Carlos St., San Jose (408) 286-1100 www.nagleeparkgarage.com The Naglee Park Garage Bistro is San Jose’s best kept neighborhood favorite, but we figured it’s high time everybody else was turned on to this down-

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Ballroom, which boasts 50-foot ceilings and can host events for up to 500 people. Sure, you won’t use that nearly as often as you do the elliptical machine, but it’s nice to know it’s there.

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HOTEL VALENCIA, BY CHRIS SCHMAUCH

If you’re looking for a swift shuttle to another world, Hotel Valencia may just be the place. The cool oldworld-elegance-meets-modern- chic décor and neat sky-bar are reasons enough to dig this 40- acre urban o a s i s right smack in the heart of Santana Row. Throw in soothing fountains, a hacienda courtyard and sensual Mediterranean facades and what more can we ask? Answer: the hotel’s special weekend packages and best rate guarantee policy. If you find a published rate that’s lower than the one on their website, they’ll match it, give you a 10 percent discount and provide a complimentary room for your next stay. Now that’s what we call service.

home bistro, which specializes in gussied-up comfort food culled from seasonal, local ingredients. Rotisserie meats, local seafood, organic produce, and artisan breads and cheeses make for a simple yet sophisticated menu. Owners refurbished a 1920s-era garage into a casual, comfortable space: Out are the motor oil stains and bare bones interior, in are exposed beams, rustic brick walls, and warm wood accents. An L-shaped bar is filled with locals drinking draft microbrews from jelly jars, and the outdoor patio makes for pleasant alfresco dining.

CAESAR SALAD:

Café Rosalena

1077 The Alameda, San Jose (408) 287-2400

BEST PLACE TO...

(LEGALLY) GET HIGH: iFly SF Bay

31310 Alvarado-Niles Rd., Union City (510) 489-4359 www.ifl ysfbay.com It’s about as close to flying as you’ll get without leaping out of a plane —or a building. At iFly, Silicon Valley’s fi rst indoor skydiving facility, kids as young as three can “fly” in a column of highspeed air (up to 120mph) inside a padded vertical tunnel. tunnel. Note: If you weigh more than 250 pounds, call to see if they can accommodate you.

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There’s just something about the seasoned grilled chicken at this unassuming cafe that makes us cry out in the middle of the night for a sweet-smelling poultry apparition named Rosalena. And apparently we’re not the only ones. During lunchtime, a line of faithful followers can be seen snaking out the door of Café Rosalena, as if they’re waiting to see an image of the Virgin Mary seared onto a decadent slice of chicken. Although Caesar Cardini is credited with creating the Caesar salad in the early 1920s, it’s Café Rosalena who is henceforth credited with making it the best in Silicon Valley. Wait a second. Cardini had a daughter named Rosa. They grew up in San Diego and Tijuana. What if Rosalena of Café Rosalena is the direct descendant of the original Caesar salad recipe? We doubt it. But that would probably help explain why it’s so flipping good. Rosalena!

GYMNASIUM WITH A BALLROOM:

PLAY GOLF LIKE A HACK:

Corner of Third and St. James Sts., San Jose (408) 292-1141 www.sjathleticclub.com

400 N Saratoga Ave., Santa Clara (408) 248-4424 www.pruneridgegolfclub.com

BEST PLACE TO...

San Jose Athletic Club

Pruneridge Golf Course

Let’s face it – most gyms have all the ambience of a sweaty airplane hangar. So it’s a tad more inspiring walking through the Greco-Roman style columns of the landmark Downtown building the San Jose Athletic Club calls home. Built by the Freemasons in 1927 as their Masonic Lodge, the venue not only houses the athletic club’s impressive fitness facilities and pristine outdoor pool, but the grand Corinthian

If you’re a new golfer, or just a little rusty, no one on the Pruneridge links will notice. This 9-hole, par 31 short course draws a wide range of golfers with its $20 greens fee ($22 on the weekends), which is a polite way of saying: Bring a hard hat and don’t wait for someone to yell, “Fore!” Despite the flying divots and cross-fairway drives, Pruneridge is still Continued on page 18

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the main arena, or if you prefer a more competitive experience, enter the dodge ball pit. Kids can safely participate in the foam pit and parents will sleep well with their kids knocked out that night from their time at Sky High.

a course with teeth (thanks to famed short course architect Jack Fleming, who designed Pruneridge in the 1960s). Check the course website for expert tips on parring each hole.

location, and at both stores offer everything from exquisite handmade chocolates to one-of-a-kind Ace of Cakes-style creations. But we can’t get past the cupcakes: soft, fluffy, perfect bites topped with sweet (but not too sweet) frosting. Flavors include marble, vanilla, red velvet, piña colada, coconut, chocolate and carrot cake – while their toppings can vary, or be customized for anything from a baby shower to a themed party. But in our book, any occasion is suitable for cupcakes.

BEST...

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HIKE LONGER THAN A MARATHON:

A SKINNY DIP: Watercourse Way

165 Channing Ave., Palo Alto (650) 462-2000 www.watercourseway.com

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GET HELPFUL BICYCLE ADVICE:

Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail Castle Rock State Park

Maybe you miss those carefree days of youthful summer fun, skinny-dipping in the local lake at twilight, or in the hotel pool after midnight. Or maybe you never had them. Either way, you can experience the liberation of bathing in your birthday suit at Watercourse Way. And no, we’re not encouraging public nudity. The spa boasts nine private bathrooms, all of which have multijetted hot tubs, with some featuring steam rooms or saunas and plunge pools. We like the Nine Bats room, which can accommodate up to six people. It features a steam area, cold plunge pool, and a beautiful domed ceiling above the spa to make you feel as though you’re bathing under a starlit sky.

15000 Skyline Blvd. Los Gatos www.parks.ca.gov When you really want to put your Merrell’s to the test, head to this over-30-mile trail that leads from the edge of the Santa Cruz Mountains, through Castle Rock and Big Basin Redwoods State Parks, and ends on the Pacific Ocean at Rancho del Oso (Highway 1 and Waddell Beach). Along the way, you’ll see breathtaking views, a wide variety of flora and maybe even a mountain lion. Overnight camping spots are available for those who can’t hoof 30 miles of rocky terrain in a single day.

Willow Glen Bicycles

1110 Willow St., San Jose (408) 293-2606 www.willowglenbicycles.com

COURTESY SKY HIGH SPORTS

SUGAR BUTTER FLOUR, BY CHRIS SCHMAUCH

Customer service rules at Willow Glen Bicycles, making it a cyclists’ paradise. It’s a small shop, but sales assistants go the extra mile when it comes to helping you choose a bicycle, parts, and accessories. They even show you how to repair your bike – any kind of bike – as they carry everything from high-end road and mountain bikes to your basic cruiser.

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PARKING LOT DINING:

Sky High Sports

1875 S. Bascom Ave., Pruneyard Shopping Center, Campbell (408) 371-5485; 669 S. Bernardo Ave., Sunnyvale (408) 732-8597 www.sugarbutterflour.com

55 N. Bascom Ave. (between Stevens Creek & Naglee), San Jose (408) 287-3722 www.diadepescasifood.com

Sky High Sports uses a massive room full of trampolines to cleverly disguise an intense aerobic workout. One hour at Sky High feels like you’ve been in the gym all day. Every muscle will be worked and people of all ages are welcome. Try running and jumping in

These purveyors of all things sugary, buttery and floury are the creators of our favorite local cupcake. But these aren’t just any cupcakes – the pastry chefs at Sugar Butter Flour are at the top of their game, having worked for revered Los Gatos restaurant Manresa. They opened their Pruneyard outpost after the sweet success of their Sunnyvale

WORKOUT YOU NEVER INTENDED TO HAVE: 2880 Mead Ave., Santa Clara (408) 465-4040 www.jumpskyhigh.com

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People are already calling this place the new Falafel Drive-In, such is the devotion of its patrons to the truly impressive food on offer. Of course, there’s no falafel here – it’s purely Mexican cuisine, and as the name suggests, the parking-lot establishment is best known for its seafood. This includes the finest fish tacos this side of Puerto Vallarta, which come in almost every variety of fish imaginable, such as

UP AND COMING DOWNTOWN: Redwood City www.redwoodcity.org

Once labeled “Deadwood City,” the recently redeveloped Redwood City is now anything but dead. With events happening every night – and more plans for the future – the city’s revitalized downtown is turning into a popular destination choice. The numerous restaurants (we love Red Lantern!), variety of retail stores, summer movie nights, farmers market and new movie theater make it hard to choose, but easy to find, something to do. Labeled “Climate Best by Government Test,” it’s difficult to find a reason not to spend a sunny day carousing down Main Street and taking in all of the new amenities Redwood City has to offer.

BEST...

BLOCK PARTIES:

Downtown Campbell

Between Winchester and Bascom Sts., Campbell www.downtowncambell.com With Oktoberfest, Boogie on the Bayou and Big Band Barbecue celebrations, downtown Campbell is the place to party. Good food, good music and great beer

BEST PLACE TO...

GET WAXED DURING YOUR LUNCH HOUR: Delta Queen Classic Car Wash

981 E. Hamilton Ave., Campbell (408) 377-2525 www.classiccarwash.com Sure, it’s the luxury day spa of the automotive world. But Campbell’s beloved Delta Queen Classic Car Wash is way more than just a charming, riverboatstyle place to get your car buffed, polished and waxed – it’s also an unexpected location to pick up a last-minute gift. If you’re en route to a big date or dinner with your in-laws, you can pick up everything from fine wine to Italian ceramics, spa products and many more unique gift items in the car wash’s Queen’s Chest gift boutique. Now that’s what we call a full service car wash.

ALLIED ARTS GUILD, BY CHRIS SCHMAUCH

Arts Guild, a creative refuge for artists who want to be a part of a community with other working artists. The result is an otherworldly, villagelike atmosphere with scenic gardens, shops for visitors, beautiful buildings and, of course, art. It’s a perfect place not only for artists to escape from the hustle and bustle of the valley, but for the public to take a stroll, relax, have lunch, host a wedding, have a meeting or buy and view artwork from numerous dedicated painters, sculptors, crafts makers and more.

SHARKS ICE, BY FRANK RICHARDSON

BEST...

DELTA QUEEN CAR WASH, BY CHRIS SCHMAUCH

continually draw Silicon Valley residents out to the Campbell Avenue strip. Last May, more than 50,000 people showed up for Boogie on the Bayou, proving that Campbell’s small town feel is not so small after all. Simply put, Campbell is a lot like the quiet nextdoor neighbor who throws a raging party every few months. Hopefully, San Jose won’t get too jealous.

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salmon, red snapper, tilapia, halibut, tuna and more. Fans of authentic Mexican food will also enjoy the house-made agua fresca and horchata, as well as the simple deliciousness of some of the best chips and salsa around. Eating here, amidst the array of colorful mosaic tables, planters and umbrellas, is enough to make you forget you’re sitting in a parking lot on Bascom Avenue, and almost enough to make you feel as though you’re just a short stroll from la playa. Be sure to bring cashola – they don’t take cards.

BEST PLACE TO...

ESCAPE TO ON A HOT SUMMER DAY:

BEST...

HIDDEN GARDEN HIDEOUT FOR ARTISTS:

Sharks Ice at San Jose

1500 S. Tenth St., San Jose (408) 279-6000 www.sharksiceatsanjose.com

Allied Arts Guild

75 Arbor Rd. at Cambridge Ave., Menlo Park (650) 322-2405 www.alliedartsguild.org Everyone enjoys art in one form or another. It is seen on walls, in gardens, in museums, on the internet. But where does it come from? Who’s making this stuff? And where do they live? One place is at the Allied

When the temperature starts to climb dangerously close to the century mark, there’s one place you’re likely to find Wave staffers – rink side at Sharks Ice. The chill from the ice makes sitting in the stands the ultimate escape on a stiflingly hot day. Or for those who prefer their chill in a pint glass, Stanley’s Bar upstairs offers ice cold beers in a mountain chalet style setting. Nice, ice, baby. TW

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HEALTH & BEAUT Y: READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

HEALTH & BEAUTY R E A D E R S ’ C H O I C E AW A R D S

BEST BEAUTY SUPPLY STORE: WINNER: PENINSULA BEAUTY Multiple Locations (650) 327-1454 www.peninsulabeauty.com

HONORS: SALLY BEAUTY SUPPLY

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BEST DAY SPA: WINNER: THE SPA OF LOS GATOS 100 S. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos (408) 354-5901 www.thespaoflosgatos.com

HONORS: AYOMA LIFESPA 355 Santana Row, San Jose (408) 423-5424 www.ayomalifespa.com

BEST HAIR SALON: FAUX SALON, BY CHRIS SCHMAUCH

RC’10: HE A LTH & BE AUT Y

THE SPA OF LOS, BY CHRIS SCHMAUCH

Multiple Locations (866) 234-9442 www.sallybeauty.com

WINNER: FAUX SALON 378 East Campbell Ave., Campbell (408) 378-3289 www.fauxsalon.com

HONORS: NIRVANA AVEDA CONCEPT SALON 224 North Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos (408) 354-7979 www.nirvanasalon.com

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BEST LASER EYE SURGERY: WINNER: LASER EYE CENTER OF SILICON VALLEY 606 Saratoga Ave., San Jose (408) 984-1010 www.2020eyesite.com

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HONORS: LASIKPLUS VISION CENTER 5300 Stevens Creek Blvd. Ste 110, San Jose (866) 953-0831 www.lasikplus.com

BEST MANICURE / PEDICURE: WINNER: LAVANDE NAIL SPA 355 Santana Row, San Jose (408) 983-1222; 180 El Camino Real Palo Alto (650) 2890533 www.lavandenailspa.com

HONORS: ISLAND GIRL PEDICURE 70 North Bascom Ave., Santa Clara (408) 615-9009 www.lejjbellenailspa.com

EMERGE MEDI SPA, BY CHRIS SCHMAUCH

BEST MEDI SPA: WINNER: EMERGE MEDI SPA 1639 Meridian Ave., San Jose (408) 445-7546 www.emergemedispa.com

HONORS: MORPHOSIS REJUVENATION 377 Santana Row, San Jose (408) 984-9800 www.morphosisstudio.com

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BEST TANNING SALON: WINNER: AUSTRALIAN TANNING SALON Multiple Locations (408) 694-0380 www.australiantanningcompany.com

HONORS: MAGIC TAN

HARMONIE EUROPEAN DAY SPA, BY CHRIS SCHMAUCH

RC’10: HE A LTH & BE AUT Y

5450 D Thornwood Dr., San Jose (408) 225-5688 www.magictaninc.com

BEST THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE” WINNER: HARMONIE EUROPEAN DAY SPA 14501 Big Basin Way, Saratoga (408) 741-4997 www.harmoniespa.com

HONORS: MASSAGE ENVY 1875 South Bascom Ave., Campbell (408) 377-1572 www.massageenvy.com

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STYLE&SHOPPING R E A D E R S â&#x20AC;&#x2122; C H O I C E AW A R D S

BEST BOUTIQUE / DESIGNER CLOTHING: BABY BUZZ, BY CHRIS SCHMAUCH

WINNER: BOMBSHELL BOUTIQUE 301 East Campbell Ave., Campbell (408) 371-7423 www.bombshell-boutique.com

HONORS: BELLA JAMES 1151 Lincoln Ave., San Jose (408) 292-0000 www.bellajames.com

1565 Winchester Blvd., Campbell (408) 871-1826 pleasuresfromtheheart.net

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WINNER: JOE ESCOBAR DIAMONDS 450 East Hamilton Ave., Campbell (408) 341-0300 www.escobardiamonds.com

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1314 Lincoln Ave., San Jose (408) 885-9870 www.babybuzzcafe.com

BEST LINGERIE: JOE ESCOBAR DIAMONDS, BY CHRIS SCHMAUCH

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HONORS: BABY BUZZ

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BEST KIDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S APPAREL: WINNER: KID TO KID 2666 Homestead Rd., Santa Clara (408) 244-2248 www.kidtokid.com

HONORS: DUTCHESS INTIMATES BOUTIQUE 348 East Campbell Ave., Campbell (408) 866-8006 www.dutchessboutique.com

BEST SHOPPING MALL: WINNER: SANTANA ROW 3055 Olin Ave., Suite 2100, San Jose (408) 551-4611 www.santanarow.com 30

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STYLE & SHOPPING

WINNER: BEST JEWELRY: Joe Escobar Diamonds About Us

escobardiamonds.com

450 E. Hamilton Ave., Campbell (408) 341-0300 Owners: Mark, Stacey, Dave Escobar Hours: Mon-Tue 10am-6pm, Wed-Thu 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat 10am-6pm, Closed Sundays (except in December) ; Large, loose diamond inventory ; Large, color stone inventory ; Authorized dealer – Rolex, Ebel watches ; Many leading designers including: Michael B., Scott Kay, Jeff Cooper, Simon G., Christian Bauer

We are a family owned and operated full service jewelry store. We are fortunate to have a thriving business which has grown throughout the past 30 years based on customer satisfaction and word of mouth advertising. To achieve the best customer service possible our in house staff includes: six goldsmiths, seven graduate gemologists and a master watchmaker. Our specialty is diamonds, and we have an extensive selection of the finest cut diamonds our industry offers at extremely competitive prices. Our selection of fine and unique colored stones, as well as our hand-crafted custom jewelry allow us to offer one of a kind pieces not available elsewhere. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will give you family style service in a comfortable noncommission based environment.

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crossroadstrading.com 1959 W. San Carlos St., San Jose (408) 292-6100 1008 Blossom Hill Rd., San Jose (408) 269-1000 811 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz (831) 458-0555 Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-7pm, Sun Noon-6pm ; If you are in a rush – leave your items and return to collect your cash or trade in 24 hours. ; Convenient parking lot next to the West San Carlos location

About Us Crossroads Trading Co. is so proud to be voted “Best Women’s Apparel” by the readers of The Wave! Our three locations offer an extensive selection of recycled and new clothing, and accessories to fit your life and sense of style. And our fashion-conscious staff members have a genuine interest in helping you find what you’re looking for. Crossroads is dedicated not only to current and up-and-coming fashion, but most importantly, to helping you look and feel fabulous. Our stores are unique and exciting places to shop with great selections of the labels you dream about, like Marc Jacobs, Free People, Coach, Diesel, and BCBG. We also have designer denim, including Seven, Citizen, Rock and Republic, True Religion, Joe’s and more. Shop on – the planet and your wallet will thank you! THEWAVEMAGAZINE.COM JUNE 17  JULY 11, 2010

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WINNER: BEST WOMEN’S APPAREL: Crossroads Trading Co.

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HONORS: GREAT MALL

23 SKIDOO, BY CHRIS SCHMAUCH

CROSSROADS TRADING COMPANY, BY CHRIS SCHMAUCH

447 Great Mall Dr., Milpitas (408) 956-2033 greatmallbayarea.com

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BEST WOMEN’S APPAREL: BEST VINTAGE CLOTHING:

HE A LTH RC’10: & BE ST AUT YL EY & SHOPPING

WINNER: 23 SKIDOO 342 East Campbell Ave., Campbell (408) 370-2334 www.23skidoovintage.com

WINNER: CROSSROADS TRADING COMPANY 1008 Blossom Hill Rd., San Jose (408) 269-1000; 1959 West San Carlos St., San Jose (408) 292-6100 www.crossroadstrading.com

HONORS: MOON ZOOOM 1630 W San Carlos St., San Jose (408) 287-5876 www.moonzooom.com

BEST WEDDING DRESSES: ALTA CLOTHING, BY CHRIS SCHMAUCH

WINNER: BAY AREA BRIDAL / NEW THINGS WEST 19640 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino (408) 517-5700 www.bayareabridal.net

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HONORS: BELLA MIA BRIDE

HONORS: ALTA CLOTHING

1600 Saratoga Ave., Ste. 407, San Jose (408) 374-0400 www.bellamiabride.com

1342 Lincoln Ave., San Jose (408) 288-5940 www.altaclothing.com TW

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HONORS: BEST WEDDING DRESSES: Bella Mia Bride www.bellamiabride.com 1600 Saratoga Ave., Suite 407, San Jose (408) 374-0400 Hours: Tues - Thurs 11am - 8pm, Fri 11am - 5pm, Sat 10am - 6pm, Sun Noon - 5pm ; Full In-House Alterations ; Trunk Shows & Events

About Us Bella Mia Bride is truly a full service boutique where fashion meets fun in shopping for your special event. Our specialty boutique offers wedding gowns, special occasion dresses for j y bridesmaids and mothers, shoes, veils, jewelry, purses and more. Couture Bridal Gown Consignment, Tuxedo Rentals, Invitations and Wedding Planning.

STYLE & SHOPPING

About Us

Vintage & Retro Clothing 23skidoovintage.com

342 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell (408) 370-2334 Owner: Sandi Feddema Hours: Mon Noon-5pm, TuesSat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am-4pm ;Gift certificates available ;T.U.K special orders

Thank you for voting us Best Vintage Clothing four years in a row!

23 Skidoo, offering the best in vintage and retro clothing since 2001! Whether you’re looking for that one-of-a-kind outfit, or you need to doll up for a photo shoot, we’ve got you covered! Are you going to a retro party? Doing a play or a film? Come visit us! *Award-winning 1940s through 1980s vintage clothing *Huge selection of accessories and hosiery *Furniture, housewares and toys *Creepers and more from T.U.K. *Costuming for films, such as American Gangster and Across the Universe *Easy to find location, plenty of parking *Manic Panic hair dye and Medusa’s Makeup We also carry men’s and women’s new apparel from Lucky 13, Rock Steady, Sourpuss and E.C. Star. We’re open seven days a week. We’d love to see you! THEWAVEMAGAZINE.COM JUNE 17  JULY 11, 2010

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WINNER: BEST VINTAGE CLOTHING: 23 Skidoo

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BEST OVERALL RESTAURANT:

COURTESY MARIANI’S INN

WINNER: ALEXANDER’S STEAKHOUSE 10330 North Wolfe Road, Cupertino (408) 446-2222 www.alexanderssteakhouse.com

HONORS: THE PLUMED HORSE 14555 Big Basin Way, Saratoga (408) 867-4711 www.plumedhorse.com

BEST AMERICAN: WINNER: SONOMA CHICKEN COOP 5925 Almaden Expressway, San Jose (408) 997-1272, 1735 E Capitol Expressway, San Jose (408) 223-2345, 31 N. Market St., San Jose (408) 2874098, 90 Skyport Dr., San Jose (408) 392-0212 www.sonomachicken.com

BEST BAR MENU: WINNER: MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE 177 Park Ave., San Jose (408) 947-7000 www.mortons.com

HONORS: SAN JOSE BAR & GRILL 85 South 2nd St., San Jose (408) 2862397 www.sanjosebarandgrill.com

HONORS: BILLY BERK’S 99 South 1st St., San Jose (408) 292-4300 www.maxsworld.com

BEST ASIAN FUSION: BLUE ROCK BBQ, BY CHRIS SCHMAUCH

WINNER: STRAITS RESTAURANT

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333 Santana Row, San Jose (408) 2466320 www.straitsrestaurants.com

HONORS: E & O TRADING COMPANY 96 South 1st St., San Jose (408) 938-4100 www.eotrading.com

BEST BAKERY / DESSERTS:

BEST BARBECUE:

WINNER: SUGAR BUTTER FLOUR

WINNER: SAM’S BAR-B-QUE

1875 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell (408) 371-5485, 669 S Bernardo Ave., Sunnyvale(408) 732-8597 www.sugarbutterflour.com

1110 South Bascom Ave., San Jose (408) 297-9151 www.samsbbq.com

HONORS: PSYCHO DONUTS

HONORS: BLUE ROCK BBQ 3001 Meridian Ave., San Jose (408) 978-2583 www.bluerockbbq.com

2006 Winchester Blvd., Campbell (408) 378-4540 www.psycho-donuts.com

BEST BANQUET DINING: WINNER: MARIANI’S INN & RESTAURANT 2500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara (408) 243-1431 www.marianis.com

HONORS: DAVID’S RESTAURANT 5151 Stars and Stripes Drive, Santa Clara (408) 598-2020 www.davidsbanquetfacility.com

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BEST RESTAURANT FOR BIRTHDAYS: WINNER: GRILL ‘EM STEAKHOUSE 2509 South Bascom Ave., Campbell (408) 371-8729 www.ugrillem.com

HONORS: KYOTO PALACE 1875 S Bascom Ave. Ste 2500, Campbell (408) 377-6456 www.kyotopalace.com 36

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NIGHTLIFE & MUSIC

HONORS: BEST MARTINI: Capers Eat & Drink About Us

caperseatanddrink.com

1710 W. Campbell, Campbell (408) 374-5777

Capers was born out of an idea. Kam Razavi, owner of Capers Eat and Drink, wanted a restaurant that had sports décor, but wasn’t just a sports bar. “I wanted a place where you’d feel comfortable bringing a date, your family or your friends.” So Razavi took the name from the little green flower bud that he loves, and Capers Eat and Drink was born.

Owner: Kam Razavi Hours: Mon-Wed 11am11:30pm, Thu-Sat 11am12:30am, Sun 9am-11:30pm, Sunday brunch 9am-1:30pm ; Happy Hour 3-6pm ; Banquet facility ; Private dining ; 2 for 1 martinis Mon - Tues

“Capers is a good neighborhood restaurant. On any given night, I know 85 percent of the patrons. It’s a local hangout; my own personal Cheers.” Upon winning the Honors Martini category, Razavi notes that the restaurant’s selection of martinis is wide, meaning that there’s something for everyone at Capers. Come experience Capers for yourself!

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WINNER: Best Patio Dining: Loft Bar & Bistro

loftbarandbistro.com

90 S. Second St., San Jose (408) 291-0677 Owner: Kam Razavi

About Us

General Manager: Adrian J. Mullen

Loft Bar and Bistro is available for all types of special events (wine and food pairing, corporate parties, holiday dinners, cocktail, appetizers, receptions…etc.). We have the capacity for up to 200 guests. We also have a live DJ and dancing on Fridays and Saturdays. Corporate meetings with weddings and rehersal diners.

Hours: Mon - Wed 11am-10pm, Thu-Sat 11am-1:30am, Sun Noon10pm, Sun Brunch Noon-3pm ; Happy hour 3-7pm (Bar Only) ; Gift certificates available ; Live jazz Thursday 7-10pm ; Private parties ; DJ music and dancing Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:30pm1:30am

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WINNER: BEST CHINESE: Chef Chu’s

DINING

w w w. c h e f c h u . c o m 1067 N. San Antonio Rd., Los Altos (650) 948-2696 Owner: Chef Lawrence Chu Hours: Mon-Thu 11:30am-9:30pm, Fri 11:30am-10pm, Sat Noon10pm, Sun Noon-9:30pm ; Full service catering ; Banquet facilities ; Cooking classes ; Gourmet food to go

Summer Cooking Classes

For the last 40 years, Chef Chu’s has set the Peninsula’s standard for fine Chinese dining. Chef Chu’s unwavering enthusiasm and culinary passion has helped him build a loyal following of dedicated patrons and friends. You can even pick up a copy of his new cookbook or take cooking classes at his landmark Los Altos restaurant.

HONORS: BEST BANQUET FACILITY: David’s Restaurant About Us

DINING

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Taught by Chef Chu himself June through August Call (650) 948-2696 for details

About Us

davidsbanquetfacility.com

5151 Stars & Stripes, Santa Clara (408) 986-1666 Owner: David jean@davids-restaurant.com Hours: Open seven days a week ;Buffet or sit-down ;International menu to suit any budget ;Complimentary flowers

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David’s Restaurant and Banquet Facilities are two venues that share the beautiful panorama of velvety green fairways of the Santa Clara Golf Course. Accommodations are from 20 to 400 guests seated with adjacent patios. With 35 years of restaurant and banquet experience, David’s can put together any type of affair, from an elegant ceremony and reception to an informal event. They specialize in gourmet sit-down dinners, but other options include international custom menus and a variety of buffets from French or Italian to the Continental Grand Buffet with a wide selection of hors d’oeuvres, salads, pastas, and entrees. David’s is within walking distance to major hotels and has ample parking. Please contact the Event Coordinator at (408) 986-1666 ext.21 or email jean@davidsrestaurant.com for an appointment to tour the venues.

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HONORS: BEST BBQ: Blue Rock BBQ About Us We were raised in the South, where barbecue is more than just great food. It’s a celebration of flavors, aromas, and good times with family and friends. Our menu reflects these southern roots. With recipes like East Tennessee pulled pork. Memphis-style baby back ribs. HickorySmoked Chicken.

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www.bluerockbbq.com

Our motto, “Barbecue without Borders,” reflects our belief that great barbecue traditions aren’t just limited to the South. We complement southern barbecue with flavors from other regions. That motto also celebrates the role barbecue plays in bringing people together in the common enjoyment of good food and good company.

3001 Meridian Ave, San Jose (408) 978-2583 (978-BLUE) Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-9pm, Sun Noon-8pm ; Catering Available

We make most everything from scratch, and know you’ll appreciate side dishes that include baked beans, baked macaroni and cheese, and a beautiful house salad. But be sure to save room for dessert! We also bake our own brownies, lemon bars, and pecan pie. Come dine with us. We’d be honored to serve you.

; Call-In Ordering Available ; Fresh Made In-House ; Kids Menu ; Bottled Beer and Wine by the Glass ; Family Owned and Operated

Bone-In Filet Mignon

The Green Room

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w w w. T h e G r i l l . c o m

172 S. Market St., San Jose (Located in the Fairmont Hotel)

(408) 294-2244 sjgrill@thegrill.com

Featuring...

Prime Bone-In Steaks Fresh Seafood Specials Private Parties up to 60 guests Outdoor Patio and Happy Hour Specials

Hours: Mon-Thu 11:30am-10pm Fri 11:30am-11pm Sat 5-11pm Sun 5-9pm ;Extensive Wine List ;Two Private Dining Rooms ;Rehearsal Dinners, Anniversaries, Holiday Parties, Birthday Parties, Downtown Special Events

The Main Dining Room

The Main Dining Room

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WINNER: Best Hotel Bar, Business Lunch HONORS: Best Private Dining, Martini: The Grill on the Alley

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BEST BREAKFAST: THE GRILL ON THE ALLEY, BY CHRIS SCHMAUCH

WINNER: LOS GATOS CAFÉ 340 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos (408) 354-4647

HONORS: BILL’S CAFÉ 2089 The Alameda, San Jose (408) 244-9085, 302 North Bascom Ave., San Jose (408) 287-2455, 1115 Willow St., San Jose (408) 294-1125 www.billscafe.com

BEST BRITISH RESTAURANT: WINNER: BRITANNIA ARMS 173 West Santa Clara St., San Jose (408) 278-1400 www.britanniaarmsdowntown.com, 5027 Almaden Expressway, San Jose (408) 266-0550 www.britanniaarmsalmaden.com, 1087 South De Anza Blvd., Cupertino (408) 252-7262 www.britanniaarmscupertino.com

HONORS: BRITISH BANKERS CLUB

BEST BUSINESS LUNCH: WINNER: THE GRILL ON THE ALLEY 172 South Market St., San Jose (408) 294-2244 www.thegrill.com

HONORS: BIRK’S RESTAURANT 3955 Freedom Circle, Santa Clara (408) 980-6400 www.birksrestaurant.com

1090 El Camino Real, Menlo Park (650) 327-8769 www.britishbankersclub.com

BEST BRUNCH: POOR HOUSE BISTRO, BY CHRIS SCHMAUCH

WINNER: DOLCE HAYES MANSION

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200 Edenvale Ave., San Jose (408) 226-3200 www.dolce-hayes-mansion-hotel.com

HONORS: IL FORNAIO RESTAURANT & BAKERY 302 South Market St., San Jose (408) 271-3366 www.ilfornaio.com

BEST BUFFET: WINNER: TURMERIC RESTAURANT 141 South Murphy Ave., Sunnyvale (408) 617-9100 www.turmericrestaurant.com

HONORS: ROYAL TAJ INDIA CUISINE 1350 Camden Ave., Campbell (408) 559-6801 www.royaltajus.com

BEST BURGER: WINNER: THE COUNTER 3055 Olin Ave. Suite 1035, San Jose (408) 423-9200, 369 California Ave, Palo Alto (650) 321-3900 www.thecounterburger.com

HONORS: MOJO BURGER 6041 Snell Ave., San Jose (408) 2811345, 1411 Bird Ave., San Jose (408) 924-0595, 1401 Foxworthy Ave., San Jose (408) 448-1992 www.mojoburger.com

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BEST CAJUN: WINNER: POOR HOUSE BISTRO 91 South Autumn St., San Jose (408) 292-5837 www.poorhousebistro.com

HONORS: ROUX LOUISIANA KITCHEN 3055 Olin Ave, San Jose (408) 249-8000 www.rouxkitchen.com

BEST CATERING COMPANY: WINNER: PARSLEY SAGE ROSEMARY & THYME 795 South 2nd St., San Jose (408) 292-5523 www.psrt.com

HONORS: A CATERED AFFAIR 3255 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara (408) 727-6480 www.acateredaffair.com

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About Us

DINING

Grab a table, menu and see what we’re serving while relaxing in one of three locations of seating; our informal tasting room, a side walk table (great for people watching) or in our quaint outdoor garden area.

grapevinewillowglen.com

1389 Lincoln Ave., San Jose

(408) 293-7574 (408) 521-1866 Owner: Valerie Evans info@grapevinewillowglen.com Hours: Tue-Thu 12pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-10pm, Closed Sunday and Monday ;Gift Certificates & Gift Baskets Available ;Informative Classes ;Weekly Events ;Live Music

Wine Bar: We offer about 20 wines “by the glass” and a fun selection of “tasting flights” for those adventurous days making it hard to get bored with our menu! We are constantly changing our “by the glass list” and “tasting flights”, in order to showcase all of our fantastic wines. We also offer over 15+ specialty bottled beers, sake cocktails, as well as our very special “non”-alcoholic white jasmine sparkling tea, so there really is something for everyone. Cheese Shop: Is our special “cut-to-order” retail cheese counter, where we provide some of the best artisan and specialty cheeses from around the world. With a rotating menu of 40+ cheeses, we carefully make our selections the way we choose our wines; looking for small companies producing hand crafted, hard to find treasures. The Extras: In addition to our wonderful wine list we also offer a variety of small plates that include some of our specialty cheeses, as well as mouth watering desserts. Additionally we host several events for the community including weekly live music, trivia nights and our well-know Cheap Date Night. We invite you to come taste with us!

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WINNER: BEST WINE BAR: The Grapevine - Wine, Cheese & Tasting Bar

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BEST DELI:

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WINNER: BERTUCELLI’S LA VILLA DELICATESSEN PETER ARMELLINO, BY CHRIS SCHMAUCH

1319 Lincoln Ave., San Jose (408) 295-7851 www.wglavilla.com

HONORS: VILLAGE CHEESE HOUSE 855 El Camino Real # 157, Palo Alto (650) 326-9251 www.tandcvillage.com

BEST FAMILY DINING: BEST CHEF: WINNER: PETER ARMELLINO (PLUMED HORSE) 14555 Big Basin Way, Saratoga (408) 867-4711 www.plumedhorse.com

HONORS: JEFFERY STOUT (ALEXANDER’S STEAKHOUSE)

10330 North Wolfe Road, Cupertino (408) 446-2222 www.alexanderssteakhouse.com

WINNER: DAVE & BUSTER’S 940 Great Mall Drive, Milpitas (408) 957-9215 www.daveandbusters.com

HONORS: SONOMA CHICKEN COOP 5925 Almaden Expressway, San Jose (408) 997-1272, 1735 E Capitol Expressway, San Jose (408) 223-2345, 31 N. Market St., San Jose (408) 2874098, 90 Skyport Dr., San Jose (408) 392-0212 www.sonomachicken.com

BEST CHINESE: WINNER: CHEF CHU’S

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1067 North San Antonio Road, Los Altos (650) 948-2696 www.chefchu.com

HONORS: TAIWAN RESTAURANT THE BASIN, BY CHRIS SCHMAUCH

1306 Lincoln Ave., San Jose (408) 2898800 www.taiwanrestaurantsj.com

BEST COFFEE HOUSE:

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WINNER: BAREFOOT COFFEE ROASTERS 5237 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara (408) 248-4500 www.barefootcoffee.com

HONORS: LOS GATOS ROASTING COMPANY 101 West Main St., Los Gatos (408) 395-9929 www.lgcrc.com

BEST CUBAN: WINNER: HABANA CUBA RESTAURANT 238 Race St., San Jose (408) 998-2822 www.998cuba.com

BEST FINE DINING: WINNER: THE BASIN 14572 Big Basin Way, Saratoga (408) 867-1906 www.thebasin.com

HONORS: PAOLO’S RESTAURANT 333 West San Carlos St., San Jose (408) 294-2558 www.paolos.com

BEST FRENCH: WINNER: LE PAPILLON

HONORS: LA BODEGUITA DEL MEDIO

410 Saratoga Ave., San Jose (408) 296-3730 www.lepapillon.com

463 South California Ave., Palo Alto (650) 326-7762 www.labodeguita.com

938 Villa St., Mountain View (650) 964-7466 www.cheztj.com

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HONORS: BEST THAI: Amarin Thai Cuisine About Us If you want a nice, semi-elegant place to eat, then give Amarin a try. The interior of Amarin is reminiscent of a visit to Thailand.The Thai decor offers special seating (Khan-Toke).

DINING

amarinthaicuisine.com 174-176 Castro St., Mountain View (650) 988-9323 5205 Prospect Rd., Ste. 110, San Jose (408) 253-8424 4300 Great America Pwy., Ste. 180 Santa Clara (408) 988-2982 Hours: Lunch Mon-Fri 11am3pm, Lunch Sat-Sun Noon-5pm Dinner Mon-Sun 5-10pm ;Award-winning restaurant ;Business lunches ;Family friendly ;Full bar ;Gift cards ;Outdoor dining `;Personal wine (Corkage fee) ;Takeout available ;Vegetarian dining

It works for couples, large groups of any special event. There is outside patio seating on Castro and in the back. The food is well balanced, an extraordinary taste with an unsurpassed attention to detail and quality. Some of the popular items from the menu are: Fresh Roll of Roasted Duck, Beef Salad, Tamarind Prawns and Chicken Yellow Curry. Amarin has received widespread recognition for its exceptional food from: The San Jose Mercury News, which rated Amarin three and half stars, Mountain View Voice, which rated Amarin the best Thai food from 2000 to 2008, and the best Thai food from Wave Magazine.

About Us

DINING

taiwanrestaurantsj.com

1306 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose (408) 289-8800 or (408) 289-9328 Hours: Lunch: Sun-Thu 11:30am-3pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-3pm Dinner: Sun-Thu 5-9pm, Fri-Sat 5-9:30pm ;Catering Services ;Daily Lunch Specials ;Take out available ;Sunday Champagne Brunch ;Full service catering

Since opening its doors in 1982, Taiwan Restaurant has made its mark as one of Silicon Valley’s best gourmet Chinese Restaurants featuring innovatively presented dishes using only the freshest ingredients. Owners Jimmy and Nancy Niu have dedicated themselves to providing their customers with warm and friendly service in a richly decorated setting. Jimmy continues to enhance the dining room with his creative tropical flower arrangements while wife Nancy displays her intricate oil paintings for all to enjoy. Taiwan Restaurant is proud to have received “Four Stars” from the Mercury News, “Best Chinese Restaurant in the Silicon Valley” from the Metro Newspaper, and “Best Asian Food” from the Willow Glen Resident. Even after many decades in the restaurant business, they continue to live by their motto:

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HONORS: BEST CHINESE: Taiwan Restaurant

DINING: READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

DINING R E A D E R S ’ C H O I C E AW A R D S

ROSIE MCCANN’S, BY CHRIS SCHMAUCH

TESKE’S GERMANIA, BY CHRIS SCHMAUCH

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BEST GERMAN: WINNER: TESKE’S GERMANIA 255 N 1st St, San Jose (408) 292-0291 www.teskes-germania.com

HONORS: ELBE GERMAN EUROPEAN CUISINE 117 University Ave., Palo Alto (650) 321-3319 www.elbe-restaurant.com

BEST GREEK: WINNER: DIO DEKA RESTAURANT 210 East Main St., Los Gatos (408) 354-7700 www.diodeka.com

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HONORS: OPA! AUTHENTIC GREEK CUISINE 1384 Lincoln Ave., San Jose (408) 9988704 www.opawillowglen.com

BEST ICE CREAM / YOGURT PARLOR: WINNER: WILLOW GLEN FROZEN YOGURT 1104 Lincoln Ave., San Jose (408) 292-5961 www.wgfroyo.com

HONORS: BLONDIE’S FROZEN YOGURT 2905 Park Ave., Santa Clara (408) 246-0500 blondiesfrozenyogurt.blogspot.com

BEST INDIAN: WINNER: AMBER INDIA RESTAURANT 377 Santana Row Suite 1140, San Jose (408) 248-5400, 2290 El Camino Real,#9, Mountain View(650) 968-7511 www.amber-india.com

HONORS: TANDOORI OVEN 150 South 1st St., San Jose (408) 2927222, 1875 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell (408) 559-3885, 133 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos (408) 395-1784, 365 California Ave., Palo Alto (650) 3242111 www.thetandoorioven.com 40

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BEST IRISH RESTAURANT: WINNER: ROSIE McCANN’S IRISH PUB 355 Santana Row, San Jose (408) 2471706 www.rosiemccanns.com

HONORS: KATIE BLOOM’S RESTAURANT 369 East Campbell Ave., Campbell (408) 379-9687 www.katieblooms.com

BEST ITALIAN: WINNER: IL FORNAIO RESTAURANT & BAKERY 302 South Market St., San Jose (408) 271-3366 www.ilfornaio.com

HONORS: BELLA SARATOGA 14503 Big Basin Way, Saratoga (408) 741-5115 www.bellasaratoga.com

BEST JAPANESE: WINNER: KYOTO PALACE 1875 South Bascom Ave. #2500, Campbell (408) 377-6456 www.kyotopalace.com

HONORS: BLUEFIN JAPENESE RESTAURANT 754 The Alameda, San Jose (408) 931-6875 www.bluefinsj.com

BEST JUICE BAR: WINNER: BLENDZ 267 E. Campbell Ave., Suite A, Campbell (408) 376-0555, 81 West Main St., Los Gatos (408) 399-1570 www.blendz.com

HONORS: SMOOTHIE KING 5978 Silver Creek Valley Rd, San Jose (408) 224-6666 www.smoothieking.com

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About Us

bluemangocuisine.com

4996 Stevens Creek Blvd., San Jose (408) 248-7191

As soon as you walk in, the painting of Wat Arun “Temple of the Dawn” makes you feel like you’ve got the best seat along the Chaopraya River in Bangkok. The cuisine and ambience of Blue Mango is a blend of tradition and trend. Take a look at the chef’s recommendations for innovations of traditional dishes, such as Pattaya Pad Thai and Cha-Cha-Cha of the Sea. The menu is extensive, with a separate vegetarian menu.

Hours: Lunch: Mon-Fri 11am-3pm, Dinner: Mon-Thu 5-9:30pm, Fri 5-10pm, Sat Noon-10pm, Sun 5-9:30pm

635 Coleman Ave., San Jose (sushi at Coleman location only)

(408) 885-9222 Hours: 11am-9:30pm everyday

;Separate vegetarian menu ;Catering ;Gift certificates available ;SJ Mercury News “Best Thai 2010”

$5 OFF Purchase of $20 or more. Dine-in only. Pre-tax. One coupon/table. Not valid with other offers or on holidays. Not valid with sushi. expires 9/30/10

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WINNER: BEST THAI: Blue Mango Thai Cuisine

DINING: READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

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BEST PRIVATE DINING:

THEA, BY CHRIS SCHMAUCH

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WINNER: PARCEL 104 2700 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara (408) 970-6104 www.parcel104.com

BEST MEDITERRANEAN: WINNER: THEA MEDITERRANEAN

HONORS: THE GRILL ON THE ALLEY 172 South Market St., San Jose (408) 294-2244 www.thegrill.com

3090 Olsen Drive, San Jose (408) 2601444 www.thearestaurant.com

HONORS: OLIO CAFÉ

LA FONDUE, BY CHRIS SCHMAUCH

384 East Campbell Ave., Campbell (408) 378-0335 www.olio-cafe.com

BEST MEXICAN: WINNER: AQUI CAL MEX 1145 Lincoln Ave., San Jose (408) 9950381, 5679 Snell Ave., San Jose (408) 362-3456, 201 East Campbell Ave., Campbell (408) 374-2784, 10630 S. De Anza Blvd, Cupertino (408) 996-1443 www.aquicalmex.com

HONORS: CASA DE COBRE 14560 Big Basin Way, Saratoga (408) 867-1639 www.casadecobre.com

BEST ROMANTIC RESTAURANT: WINNER: LA FONDUE

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LOFT BAR & BISTRO, BY CHRIS SCHMAUCH

14550 Big Basin Way, Saratoga (408) 867-3332 www.lafondue.com

HONORS: SHOKOLAAT 516 University Ave., Palo Alto (650) 289-0719 www.shokolaat.com

BEST SANDWICH: BEST PATIO DINING: WINNER: LOFT BAR & BISTRO 90 South 2nd St., San Jose (408) 2910677 www.loftbarandbistro.com

HONORS: WINE CELLAR 50 University Ave., Los Gatos (408) 3544808 www.winecellarlosgatos.com

BEST PIZZA: WINNER: A SLICE OF NEW YORK 3443 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose (408) 247-5423 www.asliceofny.com

HONORS: PIZZ’A CHICAGO 4115 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (650) 424-9400, 155 W. San Fernando, San Jose (408) 283-9400 www.pizzachicago.com

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WINNER: MR PICKLE’S SANDWICH SHOP 151 North Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos (408) 395-8800 www.mrpicklessandwichshop.com

HONORS: BERTUCELLI’S LA VILLA DELICATESSEN 1319 Lincoln Ave., San Jose (408) 295-7851 www.wglavilla.com

BEST SEAFOOD: WINNER: FISH MARKET RESTAURANT 1007 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose (408) 269-3474, 3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (650) 493-8862, 3775 El Camino Real, Santa Clara (408) 2463474 www.thefishmarket.com

HONORS: HAWGS SEAFOOD BAR 150 South 2nd St., San Jose (408) 287-9955, 1700 West Campbell Ave., Campbell (408) 379-9555 www.hawgsseafood.com

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NIGHTLIFE & MUSIC

HONORS: BEST AFTER WORK BAR, BREWERY: Gordon Biersch About Us

gordonbiersch .com 33 E. San Fernando St., San Jose (408) 294-6785 (phone) Manager: Sean McKennan gbsj@gbrestaurants.com Hours: Mon – Wed 11:30am - 11pm, Thu 11:30am - 12am, Fri – Sat 11:30am - 1am, Sun 11:30am - 11pm ; Gift Cards ; Validation ; Parking Lot ; Live Entertainment ; Family Friendly

10% OFF Receive 10% off your bill with coupon. Expires 7/30/10.

This brewery allows Dan Gordon to brew his signature beers for sale all over the United States. Together Dan and Dean opened the first Gordon Biersch brewery restaurant in Palo Alto in 1988. Since then, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants have opened across the United States, with a recent opening of a Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant in Taipei, Taiwan. Gordon Biersch serves authentic German style beers. The Gordon Biersch menu consists of appetizers and entrees influenced by a variety of cuisines, all designed to complement Dan’s signature lager beer. We offer tours of our brewery based on appointment. Call us to make your touring appointment today!

About Us Owner and Executive Chef Arvind

DINING

Bhargava, who has served luminaries

turmericrestaurant.com 141 S. Murphy Ave. (408) 617-9100 Chef/Owner: Arvind Bhargava Hours: Lunch: Buffet 11:30am - 2pm (Weekdays) and Noon - 2:30pm (Sat & Sun)

such as Bill Clinton and the late Princess Diana, creates a palate-pleasing menu that includes Murg Makhan Masala (a Punjabi chicken dish), Kohe Awadh (lamb shanks), seafood curry, chili chicken, and Goan shrimp balchau. Besides a daily

Dinner: A la carte 5:30pm - 10pm

lunch buffet ($10.95), the upscale Indian

; Catering

restaurant also offers a full bar, an extensive

; Business Lunches ; Full Bar ; Take Out Available ; Private Dining ; Vegetarian Dining ; Casual Attire

wine list and specialty Indian drinks such as a refreshing Indian ice

summer tea

and

mango martini.

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WINNER: BEST BUFFET: Turmeric

DINING: READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

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BEST VEGETARIAN:

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WINNER: VEGETARIAN HOUSE ALEXANDER’S, BY KINGMOND YOUNG

520 East Santa Clara St., San Jose (408) 292-3798 www.vegetarianhouse.us

HONORS: GOOD KARMA VEGAN CAFÉ 37 South 1st St., San Jose (408) 2942694 www.myspace.com/goodkarmasj

BEST STEAKHOUSE: WINNER: ALEXANDER’S STEAKHOUSE 10330 North Wolfe Road, Cupertino (408) 446-2222 www.alexanderssteakhouse.com

HONORS: FLEMINGS PRIME STEAKHOUSE 180 El Camino Real Ste #G2, Palo Alto (650) 329-8457 www.flemingssteakhouse.com

BEST SUSHI: RC’10: DINING

WINNER: SUSHI O SUSHI JAPANESE CUISINE 2789 El Camino Real, Santa Clara (408) 241-1677 www.sushiosushi.com

HONORS: BLOWFISH SUSHI 355 Santana Row, Suite 1010, San Jose (408) 345-3848 www.blowfishsushi.com

BEST TAPAS RESTAURANT: WINNER: CASCAL 400 Castro St., Mountain View (650) 940-9500 www.cascalrestaurant.com

HONORS: CIN-CIN WINEBAR 368 Village Lane, Los Gatos (408) 3548006 www.cincinwinebar.com

19 N Market St, San Jose (408) 280-6111 www.19market.com

HONORS: THREE SEASONS RESTAURANT 518 Bryant St., Palo Alto (650) 838-0353 www.threeseasonsrestaurant.com

BEST WINE RETAILER: WINNER: VINTAGE WINE BAR 377 Santana Row, Suite 1135, San Jose (408) 985-9463 www.vintagewinemerchants.com

HONORS: UNWINED WINE BAR AND WINE SHOP 6946 Almaden Expressway, San Jose (408) 323-9463 www.unwinedshop.com

BEST WINE LIST: WINNER: THE PLUMED HORSE 14555 Big Basin Way, Saratoga (408) 867-4711 www.plumedhorse.com

HONORS: FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 180 El Camino Real Ste #G2, Palo Alto (650) 329-8457 www. flemingssteakhouse.com

BEST WINERY:

WINNER: BLUE MANGO

WINNER: CINNABAR WINERY TASTING ROOM

HONORS: AMARIN THAI 176 Castro St., Mountain View (650) 988-9323 www.amarinthaicuisine.com THEWAVEMAGAZINE.COM JUNE 17  JULY 11, 2010

WINNER: 19 MARKET

BEST THAI: 4996 Stevens Creek Blvd., San Jose (408) 248-7191, 635 Coleman Ave., San Jose (408) 885-9222 www.bluemangocuisine.com

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BEST VIETNAMESE:

14612 Big Basin Way, Saratoga (408) 867-1010 www.cinnabarwine.com

HONORS: TESTAROSSA WINERY 300 College Ave., Los Gatos (408) 3546150 www.testarossa.com TW

DINING: READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

WINNER: BEST BARBECUE: Sam’s Bar-B-Que

DINING

w w w. s a m s b b q . c o m

1110 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose (408) 297-9151 Owner: Sam Carlino Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-9pm Closed Sun ; Catering ; Live bluegrass Tues. and Wed. (No cover) ; Cooking show on Channel 15 Who’s Cookin

About Us In 1992, father and son team Sam Carlino and Sam Jr. opened Sam’s Bar-B-Que on Bascom Avenue in San Jose. We adopt cooking styles from many regions across the country, including Kansas City-style ribs, Texas-style brisket, Carolina-style pork, and Southwestern chicken, along with smoked prime rib on Friday and Saturday nights. We also make our own Italian sausage and grind our own hamburger g patties. p Our family still runs and operates the business, and has accumulated many awards over the past few years.

About Us Exceptional... The Parsley, Sage, Rosemary &

DINING

Thyme experience is truly like no other. Our

www.psrt.com

exquisite, cutting-edge cuisine and cocktails

795 S. Second St., San Jose

and our creative, dedicated and motivated staff

(800) 798-8388

will provide you with a magnificent experience

Owner: Debbie Blackwell info@psrt.com Hours: Mon - Sun

when planning your special event. Whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering or an extravagant soiree, PSRT takes the utmost care

; Full service rentals ; Tents

in all the details, from the planning through the

; Lighting ; Bands service

execution of the event. Our talented team of

; Entertainment

professionals will ensure that your event reflects

; Beverage caterers

you — an enticing custom menu prepared and

; Custom menus and creative cocktails

cooked on-site, specially created beverages,

; Full scale event planning and coordination of other vendors

extraordinary presentation and spectacular

; Design and décor capabilities

service are just the

; Tenting, lighting and specialty rentals

beginning.

Take

; Sommelier on staff

your next event to

Winner of Readers’ Choice: Best Caterer for FIVE years in a row!

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WINNER: BEST CATERING: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme

NIGHTLIFE: READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

NIGHTLIFE

COURTESY FAHRENHEIT

R E A D E R S ’ C H O I C E AW A R D S

BEST OVERALL NIGHTCLUB:

BEST BRITISH PUB:

WINNER: FAHRENHEIT RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

WINNER: BRITANNIA ARMS

99 East San Fernando St., San Jose (408) 998-9998 www.fahrenheitsj.com

HONORS: VOODOO LOUNGE 14 South 2nd St., San Jose (408) 2868636 www.voodooloungesj.com

BEST AFTERWORK BAR: RC’10: NIGHTL IFE & MUSIC

WINNER: BRITANNIA ARMS 173 West Santa Clara St., San Jose (408) 278-1400 www.britanniaarmsdowntown.com 5027 Almaden Expwy., San Jose (408) 266-0550 www.britanniaarmsalmaden.com 1087 South De Anza Boulevard, Cupertino (408) 252-7262 www. britanniaarmscupertino.com

HONORS: GORDON BIERSCH BREWERY

173 West Santa Clara St., San Jose (408) 278-1400 www.britanniaarmsdowntown.com 5027 Almaden Expressway, San Jose (408) 266-0550 www.britanniaarmsalmaden.com 1087 South De Anza Boulevard, Cupertino (408) 252-7262 www.britanniaarmscupertino.com

HONORS: BRITISH BANKERS CLUB 1090 El Camino Real, Menlo Park (650) 327-8769 www.britishbankersclub.com

BEST CASINO: WINNER: BAY 101 CASINO 1801 Bering Dr., San Jose (408) 451-8888 www.bay101.com

HONORS: CACHE CREEK CASINO 14455 Highway 16, Brooks (530) 7963118 www.cachecreek.com

WEST COAST CIGARS, BY CHRIS SCHMAUCH

33 East San Fernando St., San Jose (408) 294-6785 www.gordonbiersch.com

BEST BREWERY: WINNER: FAULTLINE BREWING COMPANY 1235 Oakmead Parkway, Sunnyvale (408) 736-2739 www.faultlinebrewing.com

BEST CIGAR LOUNGE:

HONORS: GORDON BIERSCH BREWERY

WINNER: WEST COAST CIGARS

33 East San Fernando St., San Jose (408) 294-6785 www.gordonbiersch.com

1650 Almaden Road, San Jose (408) 283-9323 www.westcoastcigars.net

HONORS: LOS GATOS CIGAR LOUNGE 21 College Ave., Los Gatos (408) 395-7800 www.losgatoscigar.com 48

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WINNER: BEST OVERALL / DANCE CLUB / LOUNGE: Fahrenheit About Us fahrenheitsj.com

99 E. San Fernando St., San Jose (408) 998-9998 info@fahrenheitsj.com Hours: Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm Dinner: Mon-Sat 5pm - 11pm Lounge (DJs/Dancing): Tue-Sat Open until 1:30am ; Gift certifcates available ; Ask us about our group booking and corporate programs

Fahrenheit Restaurant & Lounge is the South Bay’s premiere venue for dining, entertainment, and special events. We serve creative global cuisine incorporating various cooking styles and techniques used throughout the world. Come join us to taste our award winning cuisine for lunch or dinner. After dining, settle into our lounge for a drink or dance where DJs fuse music from all genres to bring you a unique and entertaining soundscape. Join us for Karaoke & Rock Band Mondays, College Night Tuesdays, Reggae Riddims Wednesdays, Soultry Thursdays and Rotating DJ’s and Promoters Friday & Saturday’s. Also visit for Happy Hour Monday Saturday 5-7pm!

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NIGHTLIFE R E A D E R S â&#x20AC;&#x2122; C H O I C E AW A R D S

THE IMPROV, BY JON ROSS

THE GRILL, BY CHRIS SCHMAUCH

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BEST COMEDY CLUB: WINNER: IMPROV COMEDY CLUB 62 South 2nd St., San Jose (408) 280-7475 www.improv.com

HONORS: ROOSTER T FEATHERS COMEDY CLUB 157 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale (408) 736-0921 www.roostertfeathers.com

BEST COUNTRY BAR: WINNER: THE SADDLE RACK

(408) 294-2244 www.thegrill.com

HONORS: V BAR (HOTEL VALENCIA) 355 Santana Row, San Jose (408) 551-0010 www.hotelvalencia-santanarow.com

BEST IRISH PUB: WINNER: ROSIE MCCANNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S IRISH PUB 355 Santana Row, Ste. 1060, San Jose (408) 247-1706 www.rosiemccanns.com

HONORS: C.B. HANNEGANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S 208 Bachman Ave., Los Gatos (408) 395-1233 www.cbhannegans.com

42011 Boscell Road, Fremont (510) 979-0477 www.thesaddlerack.com

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HONORS: CLUB RODEO 610 Coleman Ave., San Jose (408) 920-0145 www.clubrodeorio.com

BEST DIVE BAR: WINNER: ALEXâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S 49ER INN 2214 Business Cir., San Jose (408) 279-9737

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HONORS: BLACK WATCH 141 1/2 N Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos (408) 354-2200

BEST JAZZ / BLUES BAR WINNER: POOR HOUSE BISTRO 91 South Autumn St., San Jose (408) 292-5837 www.poorhousebistro.com

HONORS: JJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BLUES 3439 Stevens Creek Boulevard, San Jose (408) 243-6441 www.jjsblues.net

BEST KARAOKE: WINNER: 7 BAMBOO 162 Jackson St., San Jose (408) 279-9937 www.7bamboo.com

BEST HAPPY HOUR: WINNER: SAN JOSE BAR & GRILL

HONORS: GOOSETOWN COCKTAIL LOUNGE 1072 Lincoln Ave., San Jose (408) 2924835 www.goosetownlounge.com

85 South 2nd St., San Jose (408) 2862397 www.sanjosebarandgrill.com

HONORS: CIN-CIN WINEBAR 368 Village Ln., Los Gatos (408) 3548006 www.cincinwinebar.com

BEST HOTEL BAR: WINNER: THE GRILL ON THE ALLEY (FAIRMONT HOTEL) 172 South Market St., San Jose 48

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BEST LATIN / SALSA CLUB: WINNER: CLUB RODEO 610 Coleman Ave., San Jose (408) 920-0145 www.clubrodeorio.com

HONORS: ALBERTOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NIGHT CLUB 736 West Dana St., Mountain View (650) 968-3007 www.albertos.com

NIGHTLIFE: READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

NIGHTLIFE R E A D E R S ’ C H O I C E AW A R D S

SOUTH FIRST, BY JON ROSS

BEST LIVE ROCK CLUB: WINNER: THE BLANK CLUB 44 South Almaden Ave., San Jose (408) 292-5265 www.theblankclub.com

HONORS: BRITANNIA ARMS 173 West Santa Clara St., San Jose (408) 278-1400 www.britanniaarmsdowntown.com

BEST LOUNGE: WINNER: FAHRENHEIT RESTAURANT & LOUNGE 99 East San Fernando St., San Jose (408) 998-9998 www.fahrenheitsj.com

HONORS: MOSAIC RESTAURANT & LOUNGE 211 South 1st St., San Jose (408) 2828888 www.mosaicmontgomery.com

BEST MARGARITA: WINNER: AQUI CAL MEX HONORS: EL JARDIN TEQUILA BAR 368 Santana Row, San Jose (408) 2461744 www.jardintequilabar.com

BEST MARTINI: WINNER: CAPER’S EAT & DRINK

WINNER: SOUTH FIRST BILLIARDS 420 South 1st St., San Jose (408) 294-7800 www.sofapool.com

HONORS: CALIFORNIA BILLIARDS 881 E. El Camino Real, Mountain View (650) 965-3100 www.californiabilliardclub.com

BEST SPORTS BAR: WINNER: DOUBLE D’S SPORTS GRILLE 354 North Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos (408) 395-6882 www.doubleds.com

HONORS: SAN JOSE BAR & GRILL 85 South 2nd St., San Jose (408) 2862397 www.sanjosebarandgrill.com

BEST TRANSPORTATION: WINNER: YELLOW CAB 1880 S. 7th St., San Jose (408) 7777777 www.yellowcheckercab.com

4 H O N E E 0 S A / Y T R 0A

HONORS: EL PASEO LIMOUSINE 651 Aldo Ave., Santa Clara (408) 600-2761 www.elpaseolimo.com

Every Saturday, June 19 – July 31, 2010

1710 West Campbell Ave., Los Gatos (408) 395-2722 www.caperseatanddrink.com

LIVE MUSIC 5:30-8:30pm Wally’s Swing World Band

HONORS: THE GRILL ON THE ALLEY

COCKTAIL SPECIALS featuring a new beverage each week CINCIN, BY CHRIS SCHMAUCH

172 South Market St., San Jose (408) 294-2244 www.thegrill.com

BEST NEIGHBORHOOD BAR: WINNER: BRANHAM LOUNGE 1116 Branham Ln., San Jose (408) 265-5525 www.myspace.com/ branham_lounge

HONORS: GOOSETOWN COCKTAIL LOUNGE 1072 Lincoln Ave., Willow Glen (408) 292-4835 www.goosetownlounge.com

BEST WINE BAR WINNER: GRAPEVINE CHEESE & TASTING BAR 1389 Lincoln Ave., San Jose (408) 2937574 www.grapevinewillowglen.com

HONORS: CIN-CIN WINEBAR 368 Village Ln., Los Gatos (408) 3548006 www.cincinwinebar.com TW

FOOD SPECIALS Small Plates and more…

VALIDATED PARKING 2-hours at city lots

Join us

on the Paseo de San Antonio, at The Fairmont Hotel, for an evening of outdoor live music, food and cocktail specials, and gorgeous San Jose weather! Taking place every Saturday from June 19th to July 31st, 2010.

For more information, go to www.fairmont.com/sanjose

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1145 Lincoln Ave., San Jose (408) 995-0381 www.aquicalmex.com

BEST POOL HALL:

ARTS: READERS' CHOICE AWARDS

ARTS R E A D E R S ’ C H O I C E AW A R D S

BEST ART GALLERY: WINNER: SONYA PAZ FINE ART GALLERY 195 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell (408) 378-5000 www.sonyapaz.com

HONORS: PACIFIC ART LEAGUE 668 Ramona St., Palo Alto (650) 321-3617 www.pacificartleague.org

BEST ART HOUSE CINEMA: WINNER: CAMERA 12 SAN JOSE 201 South 2nd St., Campbell (408) 559-6900 www.cameracinemas.com

WINNER: D&J HOBBY & CRAFTS 96 North San Tomas Aquino Rd., Campbell (408) 379-1696 www.djhobby.com

HONORS: CALIFORNIA HOBBIES 1702 Meridian Ave Suite #I, Willow Glen (408) 448-1449 www.california-hobbies.co

BEST MUSEUM:

221 University Ave., Palo Alto (650) 324-3700 www.stanfordtheatre.org

201 South Market St., San Jose (408) 294-8324 www.thetech.org

267 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto (650) 328-3500, 456 Meridian Ave., San Jose (408) 297-4707 www.universityart.com

HONORS: ACCENT ARTS

RC'10: A R T S

BEST HOBBY & COLLECTIBLES:

WINNER: TECH MUSEUM

WINNER: UNIVERSITY ART

392 South California Ave., Palo Alto (650) 424-1044 www.accentarts.com

BEST BOOKSTORE: WINNER: KEPLER'S BOOKS 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park (650) 324-4321 www.keplers.com

HONORS: HICKLEBEE'S CHILDREN'S BOOKS 1378 Lincoln Ave., San Jose (408) 292-8880 www.hicklebees.com

BEST CAMERA STORE: WINNER: KEEBLE & SHUCHAT PHOTOGRAPHY 290 South California Ave., Palo Alto (650) 327-8996 www.kspphoto.com

HONORS: SAN JOSE CAMERA & VIDEO 1600 S. Winchester Blvd, San Jose (408) 374-1880 www.sanjosecamera.com

BEST DANCE COMPANY: WINNER: BALLET SAN JOSE 40 North 1st St., San Jose (408) 288-2820 www.balletsj.org THEWAVEMAGAZINE.COM JUNE 17  JULY 11, 2010

PO Box 59818, San Jose (408) 924-5042 www.sjdanceco.org

HONORS: STANFORD THEATRE

BEST ART SUPPLY

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HONORS: CANTOR ARTS CENTER 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford (650) 723-4177 www.stanford.edu

BEST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT STORE: WINNER: GUITAR CENTER 3677 Stevens Creek Blvd., San Jose (408) 249-0455 www.guitarcenter.com

HONORS: STARVING MUSICIAN 3427 El Camino Real, Santa Clara (408) 554-9041 www.starvingmusician.com

BEST RECORD STORE: WINNER: RASPUTIN MUSIC 1820 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell (800) 350-8700 www.rasputinmusic.com

HONORS: STREETLIGHT RECORDS 980 South Bascom Ave., San Jose (408) 292-1404 www.streetlightrecords.com

BEST THEATRE COMPANY: WINNER: SAN JOSE REPERTORY THEATRE 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose (408) 367-7255 www.sjrep.com

HONORS: BROADWAY SAN JOSE 255 Almaden Blvd, San Jose (866) 3952929 www.broadwaysanjose.com TW

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FAMILY & COMMUNITY: READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

FAMILY&COMMUNITY

GILROY GARDENS, BY CHRIS SCHMAUCH

R E A D E R S ’ C H O I C E AW A R D S

BEST ATTRACTION (KIDS): WINNER: HAPPY HOLLOW PARK & ZOO 1300 Senter Rd., San Jose (408) 794-6400 www.hhpz.org

HONORS: GILROY GARDENS

COURTESY SKY HIGH SPORTS

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3050 Hecker Pass Hwy., Gilroy (408) 840-7100 www.gilroygardens.org

BEST BIRTHDAY PARTY VENUE: WINNER: SKY HIGH SPORTS 2880 Mead Ave., Santa Clara (408) 492-1139 www.jumpskyhigh.com

HONORS: ROARING CAMP RAILROAD 5355 Graham Hill Rd., Felton (831) 335-4484 www.roaringcamp.com

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A CUPUNCTURE ■ H ERBS ■ D IET ■ M ASSAGE ■ E NERGETICS

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BEST EDUCATIONAL MUSEUM: WINNER: TECH MUSEUM 201 South Market St., San Jose (408) 294-8324 www.thetech.org

HONORS: CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY MUSEUM RC’10: FAMILY & COMMUNIT Y

180 Woz Way, San Jose (408) 298-5437 www.cdm.org

BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL: WINNER: HARKER SCHOOL 500 Saratoga Ave., San Jose (408) 249-2510 www.harker.org

HONORS: HILLBROOK SCHOOL 300 Marchmont Dr., Los Gatos (408) 356-6116 www.hillbrook.org

BEST SUMMER CAMP: WINNER: SILVER CREEK SPORTSPLEX

HONORS: YMCA SANTA CLARA COUNTY 5632 Santa Teresa Blvd., San Jose (408) 226-9622 www.ymca.net TW

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COURTESY SILVER CREEK SPORTSPLEX

800 Embedded Way, San Jose (408) 225-1843 silvercreeksportsplex.com

WINNER: BEST BIRTHDAY PARTY VENUE: Sky High Sports About Us

www.JumpSkyHigh.com 2880 Mead Ave., Santa Clara (408) 492-1139 Hours: Sun 11am-10pm Mon-Thu 10am-11pm Fri 10am-Midnight Sat 11am-Midnight (10am AIRobics) ; Birthdays ;Dodgeball ; AIRobics ; Groups ;Corporate Events

Wild Wednesdays 2 Hours for $12

Located in Santa Clara, Sky High Sports is a unique trampoline fun center. This facility has been designed and created for one purpose: To have FUN! Come and improvise! Whether you flip forward or flip backward, you will definitely flip out for Sky High Sports! You can freebounce and do tricks all day, or you can join us for some of our organized activities, like our trampoline dodgeball. As long as you like to bounce, Sky High Sports is for you. Everyone is welcome. Come by for an hour or two and have some fun. Unlike home trampolines, with our specially designed, spring loaded frame, landing here has more give. All frames and springs are covered by 2 inch thick safety pads. With 360 degrees of trampoline walls and court supervisors, there’s no falling off this trampoline.

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SPORTS & ADVENTURE: READERS’ CHOICE

SPORTS&ADVENTURE R E A D E R S ’ C H O I C E AW A R D S

BEST ADVENTURES (INDOOR): WINNER: LE MANS KARTING 45957 Hotchkiss St., Fremont (510) 770-9001 www.lemanskarting.com

HONORS: IFLY SF BAY 31310 Alvarado Niles Rd., Union City (510) 489-4359 www.iflysfbay.com

(408) 247-9464 www.fredastairesj.com

HONORS: DANCE SPECTRUM 1707 South Bascom Ave., Campbell (408) 371-9722 www.thedancespectrum.com

BEST GOLF COURSE: WINNER: LOS LAGOS

BEST ADVENTURES (OUTDOOR): WINNER: CHARDONNAY SAILING CHARTERS 704 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz (831) 423-1213 www.chardonnay.com

HONORS: CHRIS’S WHALE WATCHING Santa Cruz (831) 375-5951 www.chriswhalewatching.com

BEST BICYCLE SHOP: WINNER: OFFRAMP BICYCLE SHOP 2369 El Camino Real, Santa Clara (408) 249-2848 www.offrampbikes.com

HONORS: WHEEL AWAY CYCLE CENTER

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402 East Hamilton Ave., Campbell (408) 378-4636 www.wheelaway.com

BEST BOWLING ALLEY: WINNER: STRIKE CUPERTINO 10123 North Wolfe Rd., Cupertino (408) 252-2695 www.bowlmor.com

HONORS: 300 SAN JOSE 5420 Thornwood Dr, San Jose (408) 578-8500 www.300sanjose.com

BEST CAMPING / HIKING GEAR: WINNER: MEL COTTON’S SPORTING GOODS 1266 West San Carlos St, San Jose (408) 287-5994 www.melcottons.com

HONORS: SPORTS BASEMENT 1177 Kern Ave., Sunnyvale (408) 7320300 www.sportsbasement.com

BEST DANCE STUDIO: WINNER: FRED ASTAIRE DANCE STUDIO 1258 S. Bascom Ave., Santa Clara 56

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2995 Tuers Rd., San Jose (408) 361-0250 www.playloslagos.com

HONORS: CINNABAR HILLS GOLF CLUB 23600 McKean Rd., San Jose (408) 323-7814 www.cinnabarhills.com

BEST GYM / HEALTH CLUB: WINNER: YMCA SANTA CLARA COUNTY 5632 Santa Teresa Boulevard, San Jose (408) 226-9622 www.ymca.net

HONORS: SAN JOSE ATHLETIC CLUB 196 N 3rd St., San Jose (408) 2921141 www.sanjoseathleticclub.com

BEST HOTEL (BOUTIQUE): WINNER: HOTEL LOS GATOS 210 E. Main St., Los Gatos (408) 3351700 www.hotellosgatos.com

HONORS: WILD PALMS HOTEL 910 East Fremont Ave., Sunnyvale (408) 738-0500 www.wildpalmshotel.com

BEST MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO: WINNER: ERNIE REYES’ MARTIAL ARTS Multiple Locations www.erniereyes.com

HONORS: AMERICAN KICKBOXING ACADEMY 168 East Fremont Ave., Sunnyvale (408) 733-1012 www.akakickbox.com

BEST SPORTING GOODS STORE: WINNER: SPORTS BASEMENT 1177 Kern Ave., Sunnyvale (408) 7320300 www.sportsbasement.com

HONORS: MEL COTTON’S SPORTING GOODS 1266 West San Carlos St., San Jose (408) 287-5994 www.melcottons.com TW

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BEST FURNITURE STORE (INDOOR)): WINNER: HOME CONSIGNMENT CENTER

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600 El Paseo De Saratoga, San Jose (408) 871-8890, 141 E. El Camino Real, Mountain View (650) 964-7212 www.thehomeconsignmentcenter.com

HONORS: RUSSELLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FURNITURE 2645 El Camino Real, Santa Clara (408) 296-7393 www.russellsfinefurniture.net

BEST FURNITURE STORE (OUTDOOR): WINNER: HELM OF SUN VALLEY 1111 Saratoga Ave, San Jose (408) 996.SNOW www.helmofsunvalley.com

HONORS: POOL PATIO & MORE 1870 South Bascom Avenue, Campbell (408) 377-8880 www.poolpatioandmore.com

WINNER: LEGACY FOUNTAIN PLAZA 190 Ryland Street, San Jose (408) 288-9100 www.legacyfountainplaza.com

COURTESY LEGACY FOUNTAIN PLAZA

Luxury, priced affordably from the $300â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s On the most desired corner in downtown San Jose, homeowners at Axis are enjoying the luxury and convenience of high-rise living. Just footsteps away from wonderful restaurants, great entertainment venues and amenities only offered by ďŹ ve star hotels, Axis is a step above. Come see why so many are calling Axis home.

HONORS: SANTANA ROW APARTMENTS 3945 Freedom Circle, San Jose (408) 988-3600 www.santanarow.com

BEST NEW COMMUNITY LIVING: WINNER: AXIS SAN JOSE 38 N. Almaden Blvd, San Jose (408) 297-9888 www.axissanjose.com

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23 Skidoo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 A-1 Self Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Abrams Lasik. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Accent on Aesthetics. . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Alexander’s Steakhouse. . . . . . . . . .15 Amarin Thai. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 American Kickboxing Academy . . .56 Artsopolis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Arya. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Axis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Bay Dental. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Bella Mia Bridal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Birk’s Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Blowfish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Blue Mango. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Blue Rock BBQ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Camera Cinemas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Caper’s Eat & Drink . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Celia’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Chardonnay II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Chef Chu’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Children’s Discovery Museum. . . . .53 Cinelux Theatres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Circus Vargas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 City Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Cocoa Jeans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26, 28 Crossroads Trading Co. . . . . . . . . . . .29 Dave & Busters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 David’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Dive Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Dr. Robert Ferguson . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Eternal Beauty Medical Clinic. . . . .13 European Wax Center . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Fahrenheit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Fairmont / The Grill on the Alley . .49 Faultline Brewery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

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Faux Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Five Branches University . . . . . . . . .53 GoodEye Photography . . . . . . . . . . .60 Gordon Biersch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Grapevine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Green Samaritans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Grill on the Alley, The . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Harmonie European Day Spa . . . . .23 H. Butlers BBQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Home Consignment Center. . . . . . .63 iFlySFBay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Improv . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Jane Aesthetic Medicine & Surgery 5 Joe Escobar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Kaiser Permanente . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Kobe Sushi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 LA Film Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Loft Bar & Bistro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Magic Tan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Mariani’s Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Mazda Laguna Seca. . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Miramar Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Mix 106.5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Mosaic Restaurant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 New Vista. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Nirvana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Off Ramp, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Old Port Lobster Shack . . . . . . . . . . .38 Olio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Optique America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Parsley Sage Rosemary Thyme . . .45 Planet Orange. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Pleasures from the Heart. . . . . . . . .30 Pompeii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Poor House Bistro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Richard Diffenderfer . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

Rosie McCann’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Sakoon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Salon Blu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Salon Rain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Sam’s BBQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Sanctuary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 San Francisco Herb & Natural Foods 9 San Jose Earthquakes. . . . . . . . .11, 12 San Jose Rock ‘n’ Roll 1/2 Marathon 4 San Jose Wolves. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Santa Clara Convention Center. . . .55 Savvy Cellar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Shea Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 SJCBC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 20 SJ Wellness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Sky High Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Snip-Its. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Spa Joli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Spa Los Gatos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Spencer’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Spinnaker Sailing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Strike. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Summerhill Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Super Slow Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Taiwan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Tandoori Oven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Thaiphoon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Toy Story 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Turmeric. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 University of East West . . . . . . . . . .26 Vegetarian House International. . .38 Waiters on Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Westpark Dental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Yellow Cab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47

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