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Politics Isn’t Pretty Anybody who’s met AARON RESENDEZ can attest to his sincerity and old-school charm. The longtime community leader bleeds compassion the East Side. During his doomed run in June for a District 5 council seat, he visited competitor MAGDALENA CARRASCO’s father, who was ill and in the hospital, to offer support. That may be why Resendez is still frothing about that public upbraiding by RYAN FORD in front of the City Hall rotunda back in May. Resendez, who recently pulled papers to run for Alum Rock School Board in the fall, spoke at last week’s packed Rules Committee meeting. He was there to, once again, rebuke Ford—councilmember NORA CAMPOS’ Chief of Staff—for calling him “unethical” on May 21. Ford got his knickers in a knot over a Resendez campaign mailer that mentioned Resendez’s 2002 award from Campos’ office. Ford viewed that as a cheap political trick, since Resendez was running against Xavier Campos, Nora’s bro. Following a City Hall press conference, Ford got in Resendez’s face, then stormed off after a digital camera wielder Don’t moved in to record the forget fireworks. (It has since to tip! been uploaded to YouTube: Shortly FLY@ thereafter, Resendez METRONEWS. sent out an open letter COM demanding a public apology from Campos for “Mr. Ford’s insulting and disrespectful behavior.” He has yet to get one That’s why Resendez decided to escalate the matter to the city council. (Or could it be to drum up publicity for his upcoming school district run? Nah.) Ford, who has tried to stay quiet on the subject, stated on the record at last Wednesday’s meeting that he was just defending his boss and swore that he has always conducted himself with “professionalism and respect toward others.” After they spoke, Mayor CHUCK REED said he wasn’t aware there was a video of the Ford/Resendez contretemps. He asked City Attorney RICHARD DOYLE to call up the video and refer the matter to Campos’ office, then report back to the mayor on what, if anything, was being done.

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dynamic with a two-way flow of both electricity and information. It would also open the door for renewable energy sources like wind and solar to get connected and start to reduce the national dependence on coal, oil and gas. Many homes and businesses in Silicon Valley and beyond already feature solar panels and even wind turbines that add electricity to the grid. But the current system of transmission lines isn’t able to determine how much renewable energy will be available at a given time—after all, solar power and wind power are both subject to fluctuation—so utilities produce the same amount of electricity regardless. And, in general, they have

to overcompensate. In order to match electricity supply with demand, utilities decide on a peak level of demand and then match it. Demand changes at every moment as individual devices turn on and off. Power generators are intermittent, too. Lots of coal-fired, gas-fired and nuclear power plants have unexpected shutdowns. Utilities have had to adapt to sudden changes in demand and supply since the current grid was built in the late 1800s. The only difference now is that they have a lot more clean and efficient renewable energy generators at their disposal—but not the technology to use them.

Enter the Smart Grid A smart grid—the electric grid gone digital—would allow power plants to respond, in real time, to power needs. The “real time” aspect is important. It means consumers will be able to decide



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8 “Part “Parrt of of what what makes makes the the smart smarrt grid grid ‘smart’ ‘smarrt’ is is its its ability ability to to know know a lot lot about about the the energy-consuming energy-consuming devices devices in in our our homes, homes,” says says Susan Susan Lyon, Lyon, a privacy privaccy and and security security attorney attorney at at law law firm firm Perkins Perkins Coie Coie in in Seattle. Seattle. “Home “Home energy energy consumption consumption patterns patterns could could be be gathered gathered and and analyzed analyzed on on a roomroomby-room by-room and and device-by-device device-by-device basis. basis. Although Although this this sort sort of of information information may may not not be be considered considered terribly terribly invasive invasive for for some, some, for for others others anything an nything that that violates violates the the sanctity sanctity of of ‘home’ ‘home’ may may cause cause tremendous tremendous concern. concern.”

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The T he B Big ig Smart Smart Picture Picture Von V on Dolen Dolen believes believes the the smart smarrt ggrid rid iiss as as inevitable inevitable as as it it is is necessary—and necessary—and points p oints to to the the 2007 2007 energy energy bill, bill, which which mandated m andated a commitment commitment to to smart smarrt ggrid rid technology, technologgy, as as well well ass the the $4.3 $4.3 billion b illion for for smart smart grids grids included included American and iin n the the A merican n Recovery Recovery an nd Reinvestment Act. R einvestment A ct. Arnold points A rnold p oints out out tthat hat tthe he U.S. U.S. lleads eads tthe he world world iin n ssmart marrt ggrid rid development— development— particularly when p articularly w hen iitt comes comes tto o But, hee aadds, eestablishing stablishing sstandards. tandarrds. B ut, h dds, has already ““Italy Italy h ass al lread dy fully fully deployed deployed ssmart mart meters, nations are moving m eters, and an nd other other n ations ar re m oving rrapidly. ap pidly. China, China, for for example, example, iiss making making huge using h uge investments investments in in transmission transmission u sing advanced ad dvanced technologies. technologies.” Next-door N ext-door neighbor neighbor Canada Canad da has has as U.S. jjumped umped aahead head of of the the U .S. ““in in tterms erms of of and tthe he deployment deployment of of smart smart meters meters an nd Robb ccustomer ustomer ttechnologies, echnologies,” R obb adds. adds. Sweden S weden and an nd Denmark Denmark have have made mad de advances, U.K., iimportant mportan nt ad dvances, and and in in the the U .K., mandates ““there there aare re sstrong trong m an ndates to to have have a meter home 2020, ssmart mart m eter in in each eacch h ome by by 2 020,” hee ssays. h ays. But don’t B ut d on’t expect expect a coordinated coordinated worldwide happen w orldwide smart smarrt grid grid tto oh appen overnight. o vernight. IInstead, nstead d, experts experts ssay, ay, the the ssmart mart ggrid rid will will ccome ome online online iin n ssmall mall bursts, one b ursts, o ne ccity ity aatt a time. time.

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ahead o ahead off ttime ime w what hat tthey hey are arre willing willing to to pay. washing p ay. Run Run a w ashing machine machine at at night, night, ffor or instance, instance, and an nd pay pay a cheaper cheaper rate. rate. Tell utility T ell tthe he u tility ccompany ompany to to diminish diminish orr eeven during peak o ven shut shut down down sservice ervice d uring p eak usage u sage times, times, aand nd reduce reduce your your rrate ate eeven ven ffurther. urther. Adding A dding cconsumer onsumer ccontrol ontrol rrepresents epresents paradigm Rather a big big p aradigm sshift. hift. R ather than than power one-way ““broadcasting” broad dcassting” p ower down down o ne-way ttransmission ran nsmission llines, ines, tthe he ssmart mart grid grid promises p romises tthe he ssame ame iinteractivity nteracctivity tthat hat over ttransformed ran nsformed communication communication o ver the the IInternet. nternet. On On a digital digital network network of of power power llines, ines, transformers, tran nsformers, turbines, turbines, homes, homes, businesses b usinesses and and even even aautomobiles, utomobiles, eenergy nergy will will be be a two-way two-way street. street. Although A lthough tthe he United United States States lags lags behind b ehind Europe Europe and and Canada Canad da in in ssmart mart Electric ggrid rid iimplementation, mplementation, tthe he E lectric Power P ower Research Researrch Institute’s Institute’s IIntelliGrid ntelliGrid program p rogram m finds finds U.S. U.S. utilities utilities well well positioned p ositioned tto o assume assume the the lead lead d in in smart smart Based Alto, ggrid rid ttechnology. echnology. B ased iin n Palo Pallo A lto, demonstration IIntelliGrid ntelliGrid is is launching launching d emonstration projects over p rojects all all o ver the the country. country. Don Von Dolen, director D on V on D olen, d irector of of tthe he hee aand his IIntelliGrid ntelliGrid program, program, says says h nd h is are on ccolleagues olleaggues ar re focussing focussing o n ““demand demand rresponse”—integrating esponse”—integrating consumers consumers power aand/or nd/or ttheir heir appliances appliances with with tthe he p ower Electric Power ggeneration eneration process. process. The The E lectric P ower Research R esearrch Institute’s Institute’s ((EPRI) EPRI) ultimate ultimate ggoal oall iiss ggetting etting tthe he nation nation off off fossil fossil fuels. fuels. ““One One of of the the key key things things iin n looking looking at at tthe he ssmart marrt ggrid rid iiss rrenewable enewable ggeneration, eneration,” Von V on Dolen Dolen ssays. ays. “One “One of of tthe he challenges challenges with wind w ith w ind and and solar solar power power iiss wind iintermittancy—when ntermittancy—when tthe he w ind sstops tops blowing, down. b lowing, your your power power sshuts huts d own. need ““We We n eed a system system that that aallows llows us us tto o ssend end a ssignal ignall tto o cconsumers—or onsumers—or tto o ssmart marrt appliances—so ap ppliances—so we we can can n shed shed load load iin n a way way tthat hat iiss not not aan n inconvenience inconvenience people. tto op eople.” But off using B ut the the dream dream o using cell cell phones p hones and and smart smart meters meters tto o rreduce educe off. off eenergy nergy use use is is still still a ways ways o ff. Plenty ff Plenty o obstacles iinfrastructure nfrastructure and an nd iinvestment nvestment o bstacles rremain. emain. “The “The infrastructure infrasstructure cchallenges halllenges Ezcurra, CEO aare re enormous, enormous,” says says Gus Gus E zcurra, C EO Diego–based aand nd president president of of San San D iego–based Advanced A dvan nced Telemetry, Telemetry, a smart smarrt grid grid provider. ttechnology echnology p rovider. “Smart “Smarrt ggrid rid bee a d decades-long iimplementation mplementation will will b ecades-long eendeavor. ndeavor.” Other O ther cconcerns—chief oncerns—chief among am mong tthem, hem, new n ew questions questions about ab bout privacy privaccy aass private private utilities digital aand nd public public u tilities extend extend ttheir heir d igitall fingers homes—pose fi ngers into into individual individuall h omes—pose hurdles. aadditional dditional h urdles.

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The report will likely be the subject of intense investigation by investors and social scientists alike. What are people looking for online today? What needs does it compensate for in real life? Figure that out and someone can make a bundle. —DANNY WOOL, SV411.COM

IT WASN’T THAT long ago that the internet served two main functions: email and porn. According to a new Nielsen survey, web surfers today tend to spend more time on Facebook and game sites than email. (Porn was not included in the survey results, probably because B@CC<I8GGK_\=XZ\Yffb^Xd`e^X]Óc`Xk\ no one will Qp^eXÆZi\Xkfif]DXÓXNXijÆ`jjeX^^`e^lg answer kf('g\iZ\ekk_\\p\YXccjfek_\@ek\ie\k# XZZfi[`e^kfXi\Z\ekjlim\p% honestly). Of course, email is still a key component of the Internet, and one of the three major activities for which it is used. But where at one time it accounted for 28 percent of the time people spent online, this has dropped to just 8 percent. Facebook accounts for 85 percent of all time spent in the social networking category, while MySpace accounts for just 5.6 percent. No one even bothered to ask about Friendster or Ning, but they can’t be doing that well, considering that the ubiquitous Twitter gets just 1.1 percent. Of course, one can only wonder if Twitter allowed people 300 characters, whether they would double their time . . . One stat stands out: social networking now accounts for 23 percent of the time people spend online. That means about 20 percent of all time spent on the Internet is actually spent on Facebook. Games are the other big time-waster online, with Electronic Arts and Blizzard Entertainment accounting for 17 and 12 percent respectively. The infamous Zynga games Mafia Wars and Farmville each get about 5 percent, largely because they are so intimately tied to Facebook.

Does Facebook Have Google’s Social Strategy Plan? Facebook “knows all about Google’s social product plans,” and has obtained copies of proprietary Google documents outlining their social strategy. So said a Facebook engineer at the TechCrunch party at August Capital on Friday to all within earshot. Google has yet to confirm that they are launching a new social network, but rumors have been flying for the last several weeks. Google is conducting focus groups to gather information about consumers’ social habits as well. If Facebook does have these proprietary documents it’s possible they obtained them from a former Google employee who switched companies. Regardless, it’s reckless to boast about it. — MICHAEL ARRINGTON, TECHCRUNCH.COM

Kristopher Windsor Note to self: never go to a TechCrunch party.

Ballmer: Microsoft Will be in Tablets Microsoft—which foresaw the tablet PC, but failed to commercialize it—has a lot to prove in the market currently dominated by Apple’s iPad, and every intention of proving it. Bringing Windows-based slates to market “is job one urgency around here,” said CEO Steve Ballmer at the company’s Financial Analyst Meeting last Thursday. “No one is asleep at the switch. . . . We have got to make things happen.” And just how does the company propose to “make things happen”? Well, that’s not entirely clear. “We’re working with our hardware partners; we’re tuning Windows 7 to work on slates,” Ballmer explained. “We’ve got the user base, we’ve got the user familiarity. We’ve got everything on our side if we do things really right.” Of course that’s often the case with Microsoft. The problem is, it doesn’t always manage to do things really right. Certainly, it didn’t manage it with Windows Vista. Or Windows Mobile. Or Zune. Or, more recently, Kin. Who’s to say this time will be any different? —JOHN PAZCHKOWSKI, DIGITALDAILY. ALLTHINGSD.COM

Crowd Sorcerer Microsoft doesn’t have confidence in Windows Phone 7, which is why Ballmer won’t put it in a slate.

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Stevet12 I thought Steve Ballmer regarded tablets as unnecessary. Oh of course that was before Apple launched one and sold over 3 million.

Low-Tech Shatner on Twitter TV Show William Shatner confesses he has problems with the digital age. At 79 years old, he doesn’t use Twitter and can’t remember computer passwords. So what is the sci-fi icon doing in the first TV series dreamed up from a Twitter account? “It is beyond irony,” Shatner says of his role as an outspoken, politically incorrect dad in the new comedy series $#*! My Dad Says.

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Democrats’ Budget Plan For California’s Students


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and includes a quarter-cent decrease of the state sales tax, and a quarter-cent increase on local sales tax. The state reduction would be offset by a new oil severance tax. In addition, one- time revenue would be raised through securitization of Beverage Recycling Fees to the Beverage Recycling Fund. Most of this plan does not require a two-thirds vote because it is revenue neutral. I was very disappointed in the board’s disagreement on this issue. After considerable discussion, we could not agree with unanimity about something so vital to California’s future. I along with Member Beauchman and President Song voted to support the California Jobs Budget Resolution. Member Craig Mann was absent. Members Grace Mah, Jane Howard and T.N. Ho voted to abstain due to the partisan nature of the proposal. This California Jobs Budget is being put forward by the Democratic-controlled Assembly. If there is a Republican proposal to save school jobs and provide full Proposition 98 funding for schools, as is constitutionally required, that is revenue neutral, let’s see it. I don’t believe there is one that can gain the majority vote in both of our state houses. Children can longer be held captive by partisanship; rather we must come to a negotiated compromise on how to move forward for public education in these bleak economic times. We must act and now is the time. —Joseph Di Salvo

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BARBECUE 18 He went on to a Weber “bullet,” a blunt, torpedo-shaped device that’s better suited to smoking. (Barbecuing, by the way, is slowcooking meat with indirect heat and smoke; grilling is cooking quickly and directly over a hot fire). He graduated to more sophisticated smokers and ultimately built his own rig, a trailer-mounted, smoke-blackened behemoth he affectionately calls “Sarah.” It’s named after Sarah Winchester because, like the legendary matron of the Winchester Mystery House, he just kept adding and adding new sections and features to the iron-clad, fire-breathing contraption.

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Smoke Signals This being Silicon Valley, Gilbert, a 58-year-man with a mustache and hair pulled back into a ponytail, has married the low-tech smoker with some very new technology. After

losing a mystery-meat competition in which contestants had to cook kangaroo meat, Gilbert makes sure he has an Internet connection at contests to make sure he can Google any technical questions that evade him. “We’re all wired up now,” he says. He also uses a device called the Stoker, a power draft system developed by Rock’s Bar-B-Que in Newark. The device automatically kicks on a fan to stoke the fire when the temperature falls below a pre-set temperature. The device has an Ethernet connection that transmits messages about temperature via Twitter. It’s even possible to control the device remotely from a computer or a smart phone, but Gilbert isn’t the kind of guy to monitor his meat from afar. He is hands-on. Today, his hands are on a slab of pork ribs that he has just pulled off the grill. In his estimation, the ribs were substandard. Too dry. While his style of cooking varies depending on where in the United States he is competing or who the judges are, there are certain standards set by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) that he’s always shooting for. KCBS sanctions and judges BBQ competitions across the United States and promotes barbecue as America’s national cuisine. It’s the largest society of barbecue enthusiasts in the world. By KCBS standards, when you bite a rib it should leave a clean bite mark, but the meat should not fall off the bone. Meat that falls off the bone is overcooked. Instead, the meat should be offer slight resistance as it pulls away. “We’ve been known to cook 10 racks of ribs in order to serve six good ones,” Gilbert says. For me, the ribs were outstanding even if they were a shade too dry. The meat was succulent, juicy and carried a beautiful glaze from Gilbert’s delicious homemade tangysweet barbecue sauce. In competition, competitors cook to a different standard. Judges evaluate barbecue on the basis of texture, flavor and presentation. All KCBS-certified judges must swear an oath before they are allowed to pass judgment:




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“I do solemnly swear to objectively and subjectively evaluate each Barbeque meat that is presented to my eyes, my nose, my hands and my palate. I accept my duty to be an Official KCBS Certified Judge, so that truth, justice, excellence in Barbeque and the American Way of Life may be strengthened and preserved forever.” But because judges sample so much barbecue in a contest, he or she may only take one or two bites of each contestant’s entry before moving on to the next competitor. That means competitive ’cuers like Gilbert have to get everything right in just one bite, and therefore their meats are intensely flavored, more hyperdelicious that what you would find in a barbecue restaurant. “You want to cook something that’s going to dance on the judge’s tongue,” Gilbert explains.

Fire in the Belly For Gilbert, the secret to great barbecue is threefold: fire control,

using good meat and having a pleasing “signature,” the spices and marinades that make the product your own. But he also says barbecuing at this level where competitors compete for sometimes thousands of dollars against dozens of other teams and spend almost 24 hours tending their fires right up until the judging is an intensely mental game, too. Those not fit for the rigors of competition get burned. “When most people think of barbecue they think of beer-guzzling bubbas in the backyard with a Weber,” he says. Technically, Gilbert did have beer on hand in his backyard among the relics of old Webers, but I would not call him a bubba. Gilbert, a program director of a special education school, takes a more cerebral approach to barbecue than most. He’s noticed, for example, that when people like his barbecue sauce they smack their lips and aerate their mouth as if they were tasting wine. He also looks at


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BARBECUE 23 the composition of judges, noting their training and their age and considers what their reference points of barbecue may be. “It’s a moving target,” he says. “What won last year might not win this year. It really is a mental game.”

The Disciple Gilbert holds an informal contest in his backyard once a year where teams can hone their craft and get extensive feedback from judges. At official contests, all competitors get is a numerical score. It was at one of these backyard scrimmages that Ryan Pang met Gilbert. If Gilbert is Silicon Valley’s barbecue guru, Ryan Pang is one his disciples. “He’s got the passion,” says Gilbert. “He’s been bitten by the bug.” Pang and his Bad S Barbecue team (the S is for Sunnyvale) are upand-comers on the barbecue scene. Pang is a loquacious, bespectacled private chef who graduated with honors from the Culinary Institute of America. Pang has also worked at Manresa, Maggiano’s, Liquid Sushi and other Silicon Valley restaurants. His food service knowhow gives him an edge in the barbecue world. Although he and his friends have been competing for less than a year, they have already collected some impressive winnings. Inspired by the TV show BBQ Pit Masters and Gilbert’s barbecue gettogethers, he and his buddies decided to go pro and compete. “We just kind of ran with it from there,” he says. Like many barbecuers, it took a while for Pang and his crew to settle on the right equipment. They started with a Brinkman barbecue, a simple, entry-level unit. “It’s the cheapest smoker you can buy,” he says. “It’s like a tin can.” They learned the intricacies of smoke and fire control and soon needed to upgrade. After trying out different smokers, they decided to build their own. Making heavy use of Craigslist, they cobbled together a smoker made from a 1940s General Electric refrigerator, an old water heater, an insert fireplace and a discarded steel bed frame for a fire grate. “Even if we’re not winning we’re

going to have a great conversation piece,” he says The pieced-together Frankenstein contraption is really quite a beauty, and it makes some great barbecue. (Check out the team’s website at for photos). Pang and team received two “grand champion” awards at contests in Redding and San Jose and third place at the Alameda County Fair for ribs and chicken.

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other teams were bested by the Lord of the Ribs, a barbecue team made up of four brothers. They got second place in the chicken category, but Pang was disappointed with their results. Since the event was not a KCBS-sanctioned event, Pang spent a lot of his energies helping the organizers put the event together, maybe at the expense of his barbecue. I tried his tri-tip and it tasted just fine to me, well crusted and flavorful on the outside and juicy tender inside. For the “open category” in which contestants can submit anything of their choosing, Pang rolled sliced tri-tip with horseradish cream, crispy onions and pickled red onions on top. Tasted like a winner to me. The event had the feel of giant tailgate party. In between tending the fires and checking their meat, teams lolled about in lawn chairs drinking bottled water and beer while trying to stay cool. There’s a lot of camaraderie among the teams, too. Pang picked up the meat for all his adversaries and even sold them some wood. In the end, San Jose’s Lord of the Ribs received its first-ever grand champion award to top them all, an honor given to the team with the top scores over all categories.

“It was awesome,” says team leader Ellias Van Ekelenburg. The team uses a pellet-fed smoker that some barbecuers look down upon because of its ease of use. Barbecuers who use pellet smokers are called “pellet heads.” But Van Ekelenburg and his fellow pellet heads won the day. Each brother on the team has his specialty. Van Ekelenburg’s is barbecued chicken, a dish that takes him two hours to prepare, not counting the cooking time. “It just looks amazing. A lot of judges will eat with their eyes. It starts from there.” For his part, Pang has a few more events he and his team are planning to compete in this summer. Next year, he is planning to step up into the big leagues and compete in higher-profile contests with bigger cash prizes. “We’re just trying to cover our costs,” Pang says. “We’re not trying to turn a profit.” But for the full-time professional chef turned part-time professional barbecuer, the thrill of the grill fulfills a higher calling. “The biggest thing about food for me is satisfying other people,” he says. “It’s what I want to do . . . and when I do it I want to do it right.”

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NEGEEN N EGEEN PPersian. ersian. $$. $$. Mira Mira gghasemi, hasemi, ggrilled rilled aand nd ppuréed uréed eeggplant ggplant iin n a ttomato omato ssauce auce with w ith sscrambled crambled eeggs, ggs, aand nd kkashk-e-bademjan, ashk-e-bademjan, ppuréed uréed with mint eeggplant ggplant ttopped opped w ith m int aand nd a ccreamy reamy yyogurt ogurt ssauce, auce, aare re ggreat, reat, as as are are the the kebabs. kebabs. Don’t Don’t miss Persian m iss tthe he eexcellent xcellent P ersian iice ce Monccream. ream. 111:30am-10pm 1:30am-10pm M onTThu, hu, 111:30am-midnight 1:30am-midnight FFri-Sat ri-Sat 801 W.. aand nd 111:30am-9pm 1:30am-9pm SSun. un. 8 01 W Hamilton H amilton Ave. Ave. 408.866.6400. 408.866.6400.

OLIO O LIO M Mediterranean. editerranean. $ $$$. $$. Olio Olio sserves erves ssimple imple bbut ut eexpertly xpertly Mediterranean pprepared repared M editerranean ffood ood tthat hat ddips ips iinto nto tthe he uunderexplored nderexplored cuisines cuisines ooff North Africa. N orth A frica. SSmall mall bbut ut ssmart mart wine Dinner w ine llist. ist. D inner 5-9pm 5-9pm SunSunTThu hu aand nd 55-10pm -10pm FFri-Sat. ri-Sat. 3384 84 EE.. Ave. CCampbell ampbell A ve. 4408.378.0335. 08.378.0335.

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SSUSHI USHI ZZONE ONE Japanese. Japanese. $$. meets $ $. FFun un ssushi ushi m eets ffun un ssurroundings urroundings iin n tthis his zzone. one. 111:30am-2:30pm 1:30am-2:30pm aand nd 55-9:30pm 9 :30pm SSun-Thu un-Thu aand nd 111:30am1:30am22:30pm :30pm aand nd 55-10pm -10pm FFri-Sat. ri-Sat. Aquino Rdd # #1. 7755 SS.. SSan an TTomas omas A quino R 1. 4408.866.1323. 08.866.1323.

TIGELLERIA T IGELLERIA. Italian. Italian. $ $$. $. menu TTigelleria’s igelleria’s m enu ccenters enters fine oon nfi ne ccheeses heeses aand nd IItalian talian with ssalumi alumi ppaired aired w ith ttigelle, igelle, flatffree-flowing, ree-flowing, ppiping iping hhot ot fl atmini bbreads reads tthe he ssize ize ooff m ini ppitas. itas. TThe he bbread read fforms orms tthe he aaddictive ddictive meal. hheart eart ooff tthe he m eal. LLunch unch 111:30am-2pm 1:30am-2pm aand nd ddinner inner 55-Ave. 110pm 0pm ddaily. aily. 776 6 EE.. CCampbell ampbell A ve. 4408.884.3808. 08.884.3808.

TWIST T WIST CCAFE AFE A AND ND B BISTRO ISTRO French French and and American. American. $$$. $$$. Twist Twist describes describes itself itself as as “American “American food food with with a French French twist,” twist,” but but the the menu menu includes includes Middle Middle Eastern, Eastern, Asian Asian aand nd IItalian talian iinfluences, nfluences, too. too. Cafe Cafe 9am-3pm 9am-3pm Tue-Sat, Tue-Sat, 9am-2:30pm 9am-2:30pm Sun; Sun; Bistro Bistro 559pm 9pm Wed-Thu Wed-Thu and and 5-10pm 5-10pm Fri-Sat. Fri-Sat. 247 247 E. E. Campbell Campbell Ave. Ave. 408.374.8982. 408.374.8982.

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CCAFE AFE TORRE TORRE New New IItalian. talian. $$$. $$$. A gem gem ttucked ucked aaway way iin n aan n unassuming with unassuming little little mall, mall, w ith a sophisticated sophisticated interior interior aand nd congenial congenial hosts. hosts. Even Even bbetter etter iiss the the great great pasta pasta aand nd sseafood. eafood. Beer, Beer, wine. wine. 11:30am-2pm 11:30am-2pm aand nd 5-9:30pm 5-9:30pm Mon-Thu Mon-Thu and and 55-10:30pm 10:30pm Fri-Sat. Fri-Sat. Closed Closed SSun. un. 20343 Blvd. 20343 Stevens Stevens CCreek reek B lvd. 408.257.2383. 408.257.2383. CCUPERTINO UPERTINO B BAKERY AKERY IIndian ndian aand nd bakery. bakery. $. $. Don’t Don’t bbee ffooled ooled Bakery bbyy the the nname. ame. Cupertino Cupertino B akery iiss rreally eally a great great SSouth outh Indian Indian many rrestaurant. estaurant. Unlike Unlike m any South South IIndian ndian restaurants, restaurants, CCupertino upertino Bakery Good B akery isn’t isn’t vvegetarian. egetarian. G ood llunch unch buffet buffet for for $7.99. $7.99. Don’t Don’t miss m iss tthe he dosa dosa aand nd utthappam. utthappam. 111:30am-9:30pm 1:30am-9:30pm daily, daily, bbut ut weekdays w eekdays kkitchen itchen ccloses loses 2:302:30Dee Anza 55:30pm. :30pm. 102521 102521 S. S. D Anza Blvd. B lvd. 4408.517.9000. 08.517.9000.

DYNASTY D YNASTY SSEAFOOD EAFOOD Hong ong KongKongRESTAURANT R ESTAURANT H $$$. Dynasty sstyle tyle CChinese. hinese. $ $$. D ynasty Hong sspecializes pecializes iin nH ong KKong-style ong-style sseafood. eafood. TThe he sseafood eafood iiss vvery ery ffresh, resh, eespecially specially tthe he ccreatures reatures minutes sswimming wimming m inutes bbefore efore tthey hey aarrive rrive oon n yyour our pplate. late. Good G ood ddim im ssum, um, ttoo. oo. FFull ull bbar. ar. 111am-2:30pm 1am-2:30pm aand nd 55-9:30pm -9:30pm Mon-Thu M on-Thu aand nd 110am-3pm 0am-3pm aand nd N.. 55-9:30pm -9:30pm FFri-Sat. ri-Sat. 110123 0123 N Wolfe Rdd ((in W olfe R in CCupertino upertino SSquare). quare). 4408.996.1680. 08.996.1680.

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GGOCHI OCHI Japanese. Japanese. $ $$$. $$. G Gochi ochi is is a globally globally inspired inspired iizakaya zakaya (small (small plates) plates) restaurant. restaurant. Most Most of of the the food food iiss sstraighttraightup up Japanese Japanese fare, fare, but but tthere here are are a few few American, American, FFrench rench and and Korean Korean twists. twists. Highly Highly recommended. recommended. 19980 19980 Homestead Homestead Rd. Rd. 408.725.0542. 408.725.0542. LLOON OON WAH WAH CChinese. hinese. $ $.. TThe he wokkkitchen itchen pproduces roduces ggood ood w okmain ccentric entric ddishes, ishes, bbut ut iits ts m ain ddraw raw iiss ffresh, resh, hhand-pulled and-pulled Beer, wine. nnoodles. oodles. CCasual. asual. B eer, w ine. Mon-Thu 111am-9:30pm 1am-9:30pm M on-Thu aand nd Dee 111am-10pm 1am-10pm FFri-Sun. ri-Sun. 11146 146 D Anza Blvd. A nza B lvd. 4408.257.8877. 08.257.8877.

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AMATO’S A MATO’S SSandwich andwich shop. shop. $.. TThe make $ he ssandwiches andwiches m ake ffor or ggreasy, reasy, ssloppy, loppy, fferociously erociously ddelicious elicious eeating. ating. TThere here aare re 3344 vvarieties, arieties, ccategorized ategorized iin n tthree hree ggroups: roups: hhot, ot, ccold, old, sspecialty. pecialty. Mon-Fri Mon-Fri 10am10am111pm, 1pm, SSat at 110am-9pm, 0am-9pm, SSun un Ave. 110am-7pm. 0am-7pm. 11162 162 SSaratoga aratoga A ve. 4408.246.4007. 08.246.4007.

AMBER A MBER IINDIA NDIA N Northern orthern Indian, Indian, tandoori. tandoori. $$. $$. The The sister sister to to the the popular popular Mountain Mountain View View restaurant, restaurant, Amber Amber India’s Row India’s SSantana antana R ow llocation ocation continues continues to to offer offer elegantly elegantly prepared prepared Indian Indian cuisine cuisine in in a stylish stylish setting. setting. 11:30am11:30am2:30pm, 2:30pm, 5-10pm, 5-10pm, Mon-Thu. Mon-Thu. noon-3pm, noon-3pm, 5-10:30pm 5-10:30pm Fri-Sat, Fri-Sat, noon-3pm, noon-3pm, 5-10pm 5-10pm Sunday. Sunday. 377 377 Santana Santana Row. Row. 408.248.5400. 408.248.5400. B.B.’S B .B.’S SSMALL MALL W WORLD ORLD CCAFÉ AFÉ $$. FFilipino ilipino aand nd IItalian. talian. $ $. TThis his iiss tthe he kkind ind ooff ffood ood yyou ou ccould ould iimagine magine yyour our ggrandmother randmother sserving erving iiff sshe he hhappened appened ttoo bbee FFilipino ilipino aand nd hhad ad aan n aaffection ffection B.B.’s ffor or IItalian talian ffood. ood. B .B.’s iiss oopen pen ffor or llunch unch aand nd ddinner, inner, bbut ut llunch unch sseems eems ttoo bbee tthe he bbigger igger ddraw. raw. Prices many P rices aare re llow, ow, aand nd tthe he m any mean ssteam team ttable able iitems tems m ean tthe he ffood ood iiss rready eady rright ight aaway. way. 111am1amMon-Fri; 33pm pm aand nd 55-8pm -8pm M on-Fri;

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BANGKOK B ANGKOK TASTE TASTE TThai. hai. $$. $$. Humble mall with H umble sstrip trip m all ggem em w ith Beef Pi-Roj a lloyal oyal ffollowing. ollowing. B eef P i-Roj Veggies iiss a hhouse ouse ffavorite. avorite. V eggies Rama llove ove tthe he R ama ttofu. ofu. 111am-3pm 1am-3pm Mon-Fri, M on-Fri, 55-9:30pm -9:30pm ddaily. aily. 11769 769 Blossom Hill Rd. B lossom H ill R d. 4408.358.2525. 08.358.2525.

BILL’S B ILL’S CCAFÉ AFÉ D Diner. iner. $ $.. Serving Serving only only breakfast breakfast and and lunch, lunch, Bill’s Bill’s knows knows its its way way around around typical typical diner diner standbys—eggs standbys—eggs (scrambles (scrambles and and hollandaisehollandaiselaced laced “benedictions”), “benedictions”), pancakes pancakes and and expertly expertly grilled grilled sandwiches sandwiches and and burgers. burgers. 6:30am-3pm 6:30am-3pm daily. daily. 302 302 N. N. Bascom Bascom Ave Ave (at (at Naglee). Naglee). 408.287.2455. 408.287.2455.


restaurant” in in every every sense sense of of restaurant” the term, term, this this popular popular chain chain the lives lives by by the the red-white-andred-white-andblue blue credo credo that that bigger bigger is is definitely definitely better. better. 11am-11pm 11am-11pm Sun-Thu, Sun-Thu, 11am-12:30am 11am-12:30am SatSatSun. Sun. Westfield Westfield Shoppingtown Shoppingtown Oakridge, Oakridge, 925 925 Blossom Blossom Hill Hill Rd. Rd. 408.225.6948; 408.225.6948; and and Valley Valley Fair, Fair, 3041 3041 Stevens Stevens Creek Creek Blvd, Blvd, 408.246.0092. 408.246.0092.

CCITRUS ITRUS N New ew A American. merican. $ $$$. $$. Row’s Hotel IIn n SSantana antana R ow’s cchic hic H otel Valencia, V alencia, CCitrus itrus ppeels eels bback ack tthe he myth. Here, hhotel otel ddining ining m yth. H ere, ddiners iners match main m atch ttheir heir oown wn m ain ddishes ishes with w ith ttheir heir cchoice hoice ooff rrub, ub, ssauce auce aand nd sside ide ddish. ish. FFun un ccontinues ontinues iin n sskilled killed ddesserts. esserts. 55:30-9:30pm :30-9:30pm Mon-Sat. Row. M on-Sat. 3355 55 SSantana antana R ow. 4408.423.5400. 08.423.5400.

CCAO AO N NGUYEN GUYEN VVietnamese, ietnamese, Chinese-Vietnamese. Chinese-Vietnamese. $. $. G Gargantuan argantuan m menu enu ffeatures eatures Vietnamese menu nnearly early 2200 00 V ietnamese m enu ooptions, ptions, iincluding ncluding ssmoked moked dduck, uck, ssautéed autéed ffrogs rogs aand nd cclay lay ppot ot ccatfish. atfish. CCasual. asual. 110am0amMon-Fri, 9am-10pm 110pm 0pm M on-Fri, 9 am-10pm Rdd # #A-16. SSat-Sun. at-Sun. 22549 549 SS.. KKing ing R A-16. 4408.270.9610. 08.270.9610.

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CCONSUELO ONSUELO M Mexican. exican. $ $$. $. G Good ood regional regional Mexican Mexican food food made made with with lesser-known lesser-known ingredients ingredients in in an an attractive, attractive, upscale upscale atmosphere. atmosphere. The The food food is is served served tapas tapas style style and and meant meant to to be be shared. shared. Fantastic Fantastic tequila tequila list. list. 11:30am-10pm 11:30am-10pm Mon-Fri, Mon-Fri, 11am-11pm 11am-11pm Sat, Sat, Sun Sun 11am11am11pm. 11pm. 377 377 Santana Santana Row Row #1125. #1125. 408.260.7082. 408.260.7082.

American. American. $$. $$. Classic Classic latelatenight night post-party post-party hang hang out, out, this this Vegas-style Vegas-style coffee coffee shop shop serves serves up up the the faves: faves: burgers, burgers, spaghetti spaghetti and and meatloaf meatloaf on on Tuesdays. Tuesdays. Full Full bar. bar. Open Open 24/7. 24/7. 3197 3197 Meridian Meridian Ave. Ave. 408.269.7891. 408.269.7891.

CCASA ASA V VICKY ICKY FFamily-style amily-style Mexican. $.. N Nothing M exican. $ othing ffancy, ancy, bbut ut Mexican a hhearty earty bbrand rand ooff M exican wrought ffood ood w rought ffrom rom ppopular opular Breakfast ffamily amily rrecipes. ecipes. B reakfast pplates lates warm aand nd w arm ssweet weet ppastries astries iin n aabundant bundant ssupply. upply. 77amam77pm pm ddaily. aily. 7792 92 EE.. JJulian ulian SSt.t. 4408.995.5488. 08.995.5488.

CCASABLANCA’S ASABLANCA’S CCAFÉ AFÉ M Middle iddle EEastern. astern. $$. $$. Casablanca’s Casablanca’s win CCafe afe is is not not going going to to w in any any aawards wards ffor or aatmosphere tmosphere oorr rrestaurant estaurant design. design. But But it it should should win w in aawards wards ffor or its its ffalafel. alafel. In In aaddition ddition to to wonderfully wonderfully creamy creamy hhummus, ummus, ttangy angy ttahini ahini sauce sauce aand nd pickled pickled red red ccabbage, abbage, the the ffalafel alafel deluxe deluxe iiss gilded gilded with with sstrips trips ooff bbaked aked eeggplant, ggplant, fried fried ccauliflower auliflower aand nd ffried ried potatoes. potatoes. IIff yyou ou llike ike iitt sspicy, picy, tthe he rribbon ibbon ooff sshatta hatta ((hot hot sauce) sauce) delivers delivers a blast blast of of cchile hile ppepper epper hheat. eat. 110am-9:30pm 0am-9:30pm ddaily. aily. 11185 185 Ave. LLincoln incoln A ve. 408.993.8636. 408.993.8636.

CCHEESECAKE HEESECAKE FACTORY FACTORY American. A merican. $ $$. $. A ttrue rue ““American American

fine while CCocola ocola iiss a fi ne pplace lace ttoo w hile aaway way aan n aafternoon fternoon ssipping ipping ttea ea with aand nd ssampling ampling a ppear ear ttart art w ith vvanilla anilla ccustard ustard aand nd sslivered livered aalmonds. lmonds. FFor or hheartier eartier ffare, are, ttry ry tthe he ggourmet ourmet ssandwiches. andwiches. 8am-11pm 8am-noon 8 am-11pm SSun-Tue, un-Tue, 8 am-noon Wed-Sat. Row W ed-Sat. 3333 33 SSantana antana R ow #1045. # 1045. 4408.551.0018. 08.551.0018.

THE T HE COUNTER COUNTER H Hamburgers. amburgers. $. $. The The Counter Counter takes takes the the quintessential quintessential American American burger burger and and turns turns up up the the Americanness Americanness by by letting letting diners diners choose choose from from dozens dozens of of options options to to build build a custom custom burger. burger. 11am11am10pm 10pm Mon-Thu, Mon-Thu, 11am-11pm 11am-11pm Fri-Sat Fri-Sat and and noon-9pm noon-9pm Sun. Sun. 3055 3055 Olin Olin Ave Ave #1035 #1035 (Santana (Santana Row), Row), San San Jose, Jose, 408.423.9200. 408.423.9200. And And 369 369 California California Ave, Ave, Palo Palo Alto, Alto, 650.321.3900. 650.321.3900. CCRAWDADDY RAWDADDY CCajun. ajun. $$. $$. CCrawdaddy rawdaddy sspecializes pecializes iinn flown bboiled oiled llive ive ccrawfish rawfish fl own iin n ffrom rom LLouisiana. ouisiana. The The mud mud bbugs ugs are are served served steaming steaming in in a pplastic lastic bag bag sswimming wimming in in a bbuttery, uttery, ggarlic-laced arlic-laced sauce sauce tthat hat ranges ranges from from mild mild to to rridiculously idiculously hot. hot. 3-10pm 3-10pm MonMonFFri ri aand nd nnoon-10pm oon-10pm SSat-Sun. at-Sun. Rd. 7779 79 SStory tory R d. 4408.286.2729. 08.286.2729.


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SVDINING 32 3 2 DEEZI’S D EEZI’S CAFÉ CAFÉ PPersia. ersia. P Persian. ersian. $$. Deezi $ $. D eezi iiss a hhearty earty llamb amb sshank hank sstew tew aand nd iit’s t’s quite quite good good But menu hhere. ere. B ut tthe he ssoul oul ooff m enu iiss tthe he kkebabs, ebabs, aand nd tthe he kkoobideh oobideh kkebabs ebabs aare re ooutstanding. utstanding. Made M ade ffrom rom gground round bbeef eef with bblended lended w ith ppuréed uréed oonions, nions, ggarlic arlic aand nd vvarious arious sspices, pices, tthe he meat sskewered kewered aand nd ggrilled rilled m eat sstick tick iiss bbeautifully eautifully ggrilled rilled aand nd ssoo ttender ender aand nd jjuice-filled uice-filled iitt when ssquirts quirts w hen yyou ou bbite ite ddown own oon n iit.t. TThe he jjoojeh oojeh ((chicken) chicken) kkebab ebab well. sscores cores aass w ell. TTry ry tthe he ffresh resh made m ade ddogh ogh ((aa yyogurt ogurt ddrink). rink). Mon-Thu 111:30am-9:30pm 1:30am-9:30pm M on-Thu aand nd 111:30am-10pm 1:30am-10pm SSat-Sun. at-Sun. 11312 312 Ave. SSaratoga aratoga A ve. 4408.244.0300. 08.244.0300.

DIA D IA D DEE P PESCA ESCA M Mexican. exican. $ $.. Ass yyou might A ou m ight gguess uess ffrom rom tthe he Pesca means nname ame ((Dia Dia ddee P esca m eans fishing” ““gone gone fi shing” iin n SSpanish), panish), tthe he rrestaurant estaurant sspecializes pecializes iin n sseafood—fish eafood—fish ttacos, acos, cceviche, eviche, sshrimp hrimp ccocktails ocktails aand nd ssoups. oups. IIt’s t’s all all good. good. 10:30am-8:30pm 10:30am-8:30pm N.. B Bascom Ave. ddaily. aily. 5555 N ascom A ve. 4408.287.3722. 08.287.3722.

DII D D DA A Vietnamese Vietnamese vegetarian. vegetarian. $. $. Quick, Quick, friendly friendly service service and and a comprehensive comprehensive menu, menu, with with food food tthat’s hat’s simple, simple, low-key low-key and and homey. homey. The The jackfruit jackfruit salad salad is is surprisingly surprisingly fresh, fresh, sided sided with with a chile-tamarind chile-tamarind sauce. sauce. 9am9am9pm 9pm daily. daily. 2597 2597 Senter Senter Rd. Rd. 408.998.8826. 408.998.8826. DII LLAC D AC VVegetarian egetarian Asian. Asian. $ $$. $. A bite bite of of veggie veggie heaven. heaven. The The spacious spacious Di Di Lac Lac serves serves up up an an appetizing appetizing array array of of foods foods all all of of which which are are made made fresh fresh daily, daily, including including the the soy soy milk milk and and tofu. tofu. 9am-9pm 9am-9pm daily. daily. 1644 1644 E. E. Capitol Capitol Expwy. Expwy. 408.238.8686. 408.238.8686. EEDNA DNA R RAY AY CChinese. hinese. $ $$. $. N Now ow in in a new new location, location, Edna Edna Ray Ray continues continues to to serves serves classics classics of of Chinese-American Chinese-American food food with with the the same same quantity, quantity, familiarity familiarity and and reasonable reasonable prices. prices. You’ll You’ll find find all all three three here, here, and and then then some. some. 11:30am-9:30pm 11:30am-9:30pm daily. daily. 1181 1181 Lincoln Lincoln Ave. Ave. 408.280.7738. 408.280.7738. EELL HABANERO HABANERO Cuban Cuban aand nd Mexican. $$. M exican. $ $. TThe he CCuban uban ffood ood iiss made tthe he sstar tar hhere. ere. TThe he ffood ood iiss m ade ffrom rom ffamily amily rrecipes ecipes aand nd hhas as a hhearty, earty, hhomespun omespun aappeal. ppeal. Ropa R opa vvieja ieja iiss a cclassic lassic ooff CCuban uban ccooking ooking aand nd tthe he sstewed tewed bbeef eef ddish ish iiss a ssolid olid cchoice hoice hhere ere aass iiss tthe he ooily ily bbut ut ddelicious elicious winner. vvaca aca ffrita rita iiss aanother nother w inner. Appetizers A ppetizers aare re sstrong, trong, ttoo, oo, bbut ut sskip kip tthe he ddisappointing isappointing CCuban uban

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ssandwich. andwich. 11am-9pm 11am-9pm ddaily. aily. CClosed losed Monday. Monday. 3132 3132 Williams Williams Rd. R d. 408.557.8914. 408.557.8914.

EELL TULE TULE M Mexican. exican. $ $$. $. M Most ost menu ooff tthe he m enu iiss ddevoted evoted to to Mexican-American M exican-American sstandards, tandards, menu bbut ut tthe he sseparate eparate m enu ooff Oaxacan O axacan sspecialties pecialties is is where where EEll TTule ule rreally eally sshines. hines. TThe he black black mole m ole iiss uuncommonly ncommonly ddelicious elicious while w hile llesser-known esser-known ddishes ishes llike ike ttlayudas layudas aand nd molotes molotes are are aalso lso ggood. ood. 110am-9pm 0am-9pm ddaily. aily. 55440 440 Dr.r. 4408.227.1752. TThornwood hornwood D 08.227.1752.

FFISH ISH MARKET MARKET SSeafood. eafood. $ $$$. $$. TThis his latest latest terrific-looking terrific-looking member m ember ooff tthe he ddynasty ynasty aattracts ttracts lines lines of of customers customers ttoo iits ts bbars—wine, ars—wine, ssushi, ushi, ooyster—with yster—with aann extensive extensive menu m enu ooff ffresh resh seafood. seafood. LLuscious uscious ddesserts esserts too. too. Full Full bar. bar. M-Thu, 111am-9:30pm 1am-9:30pm M -Thu, 111am1am110pm 0pm FFri-Sat, ri-Sat, nnoon-9:30pm oon-9:30pm Blossom Hill Rd. SSun. un. 1007 1007 B lossom H ill R d. 4408.269.3474. 08.269.3474.

5-SPOT 5 -SPOT CHIVAS CHIVAS GRILL GRILL $$.. Mexican-American Mexican-American diner. diner. The The brick-walled brick-walled 5-Spot 5-Spot is is a perfect perfect mix mix of of American American food, food, past past and and present. present. The The diner diner still still serves serves classic classic American American diner diner food food as as well well as as Mexican Mexican standards. standards. 7am-9pm 7am-9pm daily. daily. 869 869 S. S. First First St. St. 408.294.4979. 408.294.4979. FFLOWER LOWER FFLOUR LOUR FFrench rench bakery. flower bakery. $. $. Mimi Mimi Brown’s Brown’s fl ower shop/bakery shop/bakery charms charms visitors visitors with with freshly freshly made made to-droolto-droolfor for pastries, pastries, ready-to-go ready-to-go sandwiches sandwiches and and service service with with a smile. smile. 8am-6pm 8am-6pm Mon-Sat, Mon-Sat, 8am-4pm 8am-4pm Sun. Sun. 896 896 Willow Willow St. St. 408.279.0843. 408.279.0843. FFOOD OOD TOPIA TOPIA CChinese hinese and and Taiwanese. Taiwanese. $. $. Food Food Topia Topia serves serves a great, great, low low priced priced menu menu of of Taiwanese Taiwanese and and Chinese Chinese food food in in atmosphere atmosphere welcoming welcoming to to non-Chinese. non-Chinese. Go Go for for the the beef beef noodle noodle soup, soup, pickle pickle and and fish fish fillet fillet soup soup and and the the fried fried chicken chicken roll. roll. No No alcohol alcohol served. served. 1600 1600 S. S. De De Anza Anza Blvd. Blvd. 408.873.7628. 408.873.7628. FFRANKIE, RANKIE, JOHNNIE JOHNNIE & LLUIGI UIGI Family SStyle tyle Italian. Italian. $$. $$. T OO! Family TOO! TTraditional raditional IItalian-American talian-American ffavorites—spaghetti avorites—spaghetti aand nd with ppizza—served izza—served w ith pplenty lenty Big ooff eelbow lbow rroom. oom. B ig pportions ortions wholesome aand nd w holesome ffamily-style amily-style sservice. ervice. 111am-9:30pm 1am-9:30pm SSun-Thu, un-Thu, 111am-9:30pm 1am-9:30pm FFri-Sat. ri-Sat. 55245 245 Prospect Rd, Bar. P rospect R d, SSan an JJose. ose. FFull ull B ar. 4408.446.9644. 08.446.9644.

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boasts boasts native native Italian Italian dining dining without without affectation. affectation. 5-9:30pm 5-9:30pm Tue-Sun, Tue-Sun, Fri-Sat Fri-Sat 5-10pm, 5-10pm, 559pm 9pm Sun. Sun. 1712 1712 Meridian Meridian Ave. Ave. 408.269.3801. 408.269.3801.

FUEL R FUEL RESTAURANT ESTAURANT AND AND ontemporary LLOUNGE OUNGE CContemporary V Vietnamese. ietnamese. $$. $$. Fuel’s Fuel’s menu menu iiss m more ore ttraditional raditional tthan han oother ther m modern odern V Vietnamese ietnamese rrestaurants estaurants bbut ut sstill till m mixes ixes with tthings hings uupp w ith nnonregulation onregulation iingredients. ngredients. LLunch unch 111am1amMon-Fri 22:30pm :30pm M on-Fri aand nd SSat-Sun. at-Sun. Dinner Mon-Wed, D inner 55-10pm -10pm M on-Wed, 55-11pm -11pm TThu-Sat hu-Sat aand nd 55-9pm -9pm Winchester Blvd. SSun. un. 3385 85 SS.. W inchester B lvd. 4408.248.0018. 08.248.0018.

GGIORGIO’S IORGIO’S FFamily-style amily-style IItalian. talian. $. $. Simple Simple Italian Italian cooking—the cooking—the rugged rugged kind kind with with Southern Southern Italian Italian leanings, leanings, full full of of robust robust flavors flavors and and tangy tangy tomato tomato sauces. sauces. 11:30am-9:30pm 11:30am-9:30pm MonMonThu, Thu, 11:30am-10:30pm 11:30am-10:30pm Fri-Sat, Fri-Sat, 11:30am-10pm 11:30am-10pm Sun. Sun. 1445 1445 Foxworthy Foxworthy Ave. Ave. 408.264.5781. 408.264.5781. GGOJO OJO ETHIOPIAN ETHIOPIAN RRestaurant estaurant $.. SSimplicity EEthiopian. thiopian. $ implicity rreigns eigns hhere; ere; jjust ust EEthiopian thiopian ffood—chicken, ood—chicken, bbeef, eef, llamb, amb, vvegetarian—and egetarian—and EEthiopian thiopian flavors ccoffee. offee. TThe he fl avors ttaste aste eeven ven with wine. Beer, bbetter etter w ith hhoney oney w ine. B eer, wine. Noon-9pm w ine. N oon-9pm SSun-Thu, un-Thu, W.. nnoon-10pm oon-10pm FFri-Sat, ri-Sat, 11261 261 W SSan an CCarlos arlos SSt.t. 4408.295.9546. 08.295.9546.

GGOVEA’S OVEA’S M Mexican. exican. $ $.. A community community hub hub that that serves serves up up wonderfully wonderfully fresh, fresh, oldoldfashioned fashioned Mexican Mexican food food with with no no trendy trendy gimmicks. gimmicks. Both Both the the restaurant restaurant and and the the food food are are wholesome wholesome and and filling. filling. 10am10am9pm 9pm Mon-Thu, Mon-Thu, 10am-10pm 10am-10pm Sat-Fri, Sat-Fri, 9am-9pm 9am-9pm Sun. Sun. 1996 1996 Tully Tully Rd. Rd. 408.270.0973. 408.270.0973. GGREAT REAT WALL WALL Chinese. Chinese. $$. $$. mall TThis his sstrip trip m all hhideaway ideaway sserves erves sskillfully killfully pprepared repared CChinese hinese ddishes ishes iin n aan n where aatmosphere tmosphere w here ssandals andals aand nd TT-shirts -shirts aare re tthe he pperfect erfect Beef ffashion. ashion. B eef aand nd bblack lack mushrooms, m ushrooms, ssalt alt and and pepper pepper sspareribs pareribs aand nd ccashew ashew marks. cchicken hicken eearn arn hhigh igh m arks. 111am-2:30pm, 1am-2:30pm, 44:30-9pm :30-9pm Mon-Fri, M on-Fri, nnoon-9pm oon-9pm SSat. at. 11409 409 Bird Ave. B ird A ve. TTake ake oout ut aavailable. vailable. 4408.287.1688 08.287.1688 oorr 2287.1689. 87.1689.

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<JJ<IKJXi\efkJ`c`ZfeMXcc\pÊjjkife^jl`k% D\[`fZi\Zi…d\Yi”c„\#_f$_ldjc`Z\[Z_fZfcXk\ ZXb\Xe[le`ejg`i\[#fm\ijn\\k\e\[]il`k [\jj\ikjXYfle[%9lk[`^Xc`kkc\[\\g\i#Xe[fe\ZXe Óe[X]\nflkgfjkjf]Zi\Xk`m`kp% Saratoga’s SENT SOVI features an appealing patio menu and equally appealing desserts like the “caramel corn”: popcorn-flavored mousse, brown-butter almond cakes and caramelized bananas. It is the perfect size to share and offers sweet and salty in equal measure. “The berries and Gewürztraminer terrine” is summer on a plate. Layers of berries and fruit in a gelee of the sweet wine are paired with limoncello and raspberry sorbets and shiso coulis. It’s light and cool with beautiful flavors and restrained sweetness. At the other end of the spectrum, RUFFLED FEATHERS EATERY is downtown San Jose’s answer to the health conscious and socially aware consumer. Seventy percent of the restaurant’s produce is local, and the only things frozen are the house-made gelatos and sorbets. They offer preservative-free food and have a pastry chef onsite to produce all KXjk\[X^i\Xk   of their light and fresh desserts, a rarity for most [\jj\ikcXk\cp6  casual restaurants. The custard-soaked strawberry bread pudding is a winner. It’s crisp and buttery on Let us know: top and crowned with fresh strawberries and housembalderas@ made vanilla gelato. The ginger orange panna cotta is good, too. It’s the perfect texture, creamy and light at the same time. Finding good desserts is a rarity, but finding a good vegan dessert made without butter, eggs or cream is a pleasant surprise. At TIGELLERIA in Campbell, “Budino al Cioccolato is a mousse made with a blend of organic tofu, chocolate and sugar. The resulting texture is thick and dense and intensely chocolatey and can be served with rum-soaked amaretti cookies. Vegan or not, this dessert was incredible. There is a soft flavor in the background recognizable as soy, but the imported Italian cherries that top the mousse cuts through that flavor and brings excitement to the dish. A Cappuccina 2003 Carmenos complements the dish exquisitely. The mousse is served in a flip-top Mason jar with a heart-shaped spoon that adds to its appeal and represents the amount of love put into it by the chef— and that is above all, what makes a great dessert.—Mariel Balderas

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THE T HE H HAPPY APPY BAMBOO BAMBOO V Vegetarian. egetarian. $ $.. TThe he m menu enu aatt Happy Bamboo tthe he H appy B amboo iiss aalmost lmost most aallll vvegan egan aand nd m ost ooff iitt Vietnamese V ietnamese or or Asian-inspired. Asian-inspired. TThere’s here’s aalso lso a vvegetarian egetarian ttuna una ssalad alad aand, nd, oout ut ooff nnowhere, owhere, Hungarian H ungarian ggoulash oulash aand nd

spaghetti. spaghetti. 11:30am-9pm 11:30am-9pm Tue-Sun. Tue-Sun. Closed Closed Mon. Mon. 1711 1711 Branham Branham Lane. Lane. 408.694.0740. 408.694.0740.

HOSHI H OSHI JJapanese. apanese. $$. $$. Hoshi Hoshi is is one one Silicon Silicon Valley’s Valley’s standouts standouts ffor or ssushi ushi aand nd small small plates. Great plates. G reat sake sake selection, selection, too. too. LLunch unch 11:30am-2pm 11:30am-2pm Mon-Fri Mon-Fri and and dinner dinner 55-9pm -9pm Mon-Sat. Mon-Sat. 2246 46 SSaratoga aratoga Ave. Ave. 408.554.7100. 408.554.7100.

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SVDINING 35 3 5 HUNAN H UNAN T TASTE ASTE. $$$. $. CChinese. hinese. TThe he rrestaurant estaurant ccontinues ontinues ttoo ppack ack tthem hem iin n bbecause ecause tthe he food food is is so so good. good. As As tthe he nname ame iimplies, mplies, tthe he rrestaurant estaurant fiery, sspecializes pecializes iin n tthe he fi ery, Hunan hhearty earty food food of of China’s China’s H unan making pprovince, rovince, m aking iitt oone ne ooff tthe he Bay ffew ew rrestaurants estaurants iin n tthe he B ay Area A rea ttoo ddoo sso. o. 111am-2:30pm, 1am-2:30pm, Mon-Sat. 998 N.. 44:30-8:30pm :30-8:30pm M on-Sat. 9 98 N FFourth ourth SSt.t. 4408.295.1186. 08.295.1186.

IISABELLA’S SABELLA’S PPeruvian. eruvian. $ $$. $.

Moree di dining coverage Mor ining cover age $$. $ $. LLayang ayang Layang Layang shines shines with w ith clean, clean, fresh fresh flavors flavors and and iingredients ngredients aand nd offers offers a great great Malaysian eentry ntry iinto nto M alaysian food. food. SService ervice iiss ffast ast aand nd friendly, friendly, a ffeat eat given given hhow ow harried harried the the waitstaff w aitstaff can can be. be. Wine Wine and and Mon. Dee bbeer. eer. CClosed losed M on. 1480 1480 SS.. D Anza Blvd. A nza B lvd. 408.777.8897. 408.777.8897.

LLEE P PAPILLON APILLON CContemporary ontemporary $$$$. FFrench. rench. $ $$$. FFrom rom sstart tart ttoo finish, Papillon fi nish, a meal meal at at Le Le P apillon who ccasts asts a sspell pell on on eeveryone veryone w ho eenters. nters. TThe he ffeeling eeling is is only only when walk bbroken roken w hen yyou ou w alk oout ut tthe he ddoor oor aand nd aabruptly bruptly sstep tep bback ack iinto nto tthe he real real world world outside. outside. Full Full bbar. ar. LLunch unch Thu Thu and and Fri, Fri, dinner dinner nnightly. ightly. 410 410 SSaratoga aratoga Ave. Ave. 4408.296.3730. 08.296.3730.

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MAGGIANO’S M AGGIANO’S LLITTLE ITTLE IItaly taly Italian. Italian. $$. $$. Like Like a warm warm Italian Italian embrace, embrace, tthis his SSantana antana Row Row superstar superstar pproves roves a welcome welcome haven haven for for company company lunches lunches and and congenial congenial dinner dinner parties. parties. The The ffood ood is is a cut cut above above standard, standard, with with roast roast cchicken hicken and and veal veal marsala marsala standing standing out. out. 11am-10pm 11am-10pm Mon-Thu, Mon-Thu, 11am-11pm 11am-11pm FFri-Sat, ri-Sat, nnoon-10pm oon-10pm Sun. #1000. Sun. 3055 3055 Olin Olin Ave. Ave. # 1000. 408.423.8973. 408.423.8973.

KAHOO K AHOO JJapanese. apanese. $ TThe he

MENARA M ENARA M Moroccan. oroccan. $ $$$. $$.

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KRUNGTHAI K RUNGTHAI. TThai. hai. $ $$. $. Perennial Metro Of” P erennial M etro ““Best Best O f” winner, w inner, KKrungthai rungthai hhas as bbeen een aaround round ssince ince 11988, 988, bbut ut sstill till ttastes astes ffresh resh aand nd nnew. ew. 111am1amMon-Fri 33pm pm aand nd 55-10pm -10pm M on-Fri aand nd 640 nnoon-10pm oon-10pm SSat-Sun. at-Sun. 6 40 SS.. Winchester Blvd. W inchester B lvd. 4408.260.8224. 08.260.8224.

KUBOTA K UBOTA JJapanese. apanese. $ $$. $. A bbeautiful eautiful ddining ining rroom oom tthat hat sserves erves eexquisite xquisite rrice, ice, lluscious uscious rribs ibs aand nd ddecent ecent ssushi. ushi. FFull ull Mon-Sat, bbar. ar. 55:30-10pm :30-10pm M on-Sat, 55-9:30pm N.. FFifth 9 :30pm SSun. un. 5593 93 N ifth SSt.t. 4408.279.8440. 08.279.8440.

KUMAKO K UMAKO RRamen. amen. $. $. Japantown Japantown now now has has its its missing missing ingredient—good ingredient—good ramen. ramen. Kumako’s menu Kumako’s m enu iiss ssimple, imple, ramen, ramen, curry curry rice rice and and a few few appetizers. appetizers. 11:30am-2:30pm 11:30am-2:30pm and and 5:30-9:30pm 5:30-9:30pm Mon-Sat. Mon-Sat. 211 211 E. E. Jackson Jackson St. St. 408.286.2111. 408.286.2111.


SSince ince 1977, 1977, Menara’s Menara’s bbeen een tthrowing hrowing bback ack tthe he ppillows illows aand nd mint bbellying ellying uupp ttoo m int ttea ea rrituals, ituals, bb’stilla ’stilla ((pigeon pigeon ppie) ie) aand nd rrabbit abbit menus ttagine. agine. FFull ull ddinners inners m enus iinclude nclude vvegetarian egetarian ooption; ption; ssolid olid wine 6-10pm w ine llist. ist. 6 -10pm ddaily. aily. 4411 EE.. Gish Rd. G ish R d. 4408.453.1983. 08.453.1983.

MT. M T. H HAMILTON AMILTON GGRANDVIEW RANDVIEW Cowboy CContinental. Cowboy ontinental. $$$. $$$. TThe he Grandview G randview iiss aann old-school old-school rroadhouse oadhouse with with a warm warm aatmosphere. tmosphere. Add Add ddishes ishes llike ike ssurf urf aand nd turf, turf, rrack ack ooff lamb lamb cchasseur hasseur aand nd chicken chicken Cordon Cordon Bleu B leu aand nd you’ve you’ve got got yourself yourself a destination. destination. 5-10:30pm 5-10:30pm Wed-Sun. Mt.t. H Hamilton W ed-Sun. 9944 M amilton Rd. Rd. 4408.251.8909. 08.251.8909.

MY M YK KHE HE QUAN QUAN H HUE UE $. $. Vietnamese. Food Food from from central central Vietnamese. Vietnam Vietnam is is underrepresented underrepresented in in SSan an JJose ose aand nd tthat’s hat’s part part of of what what makes makes this this small small restaurant restaurant such such a find. find. The The things things to to get get here here are are the the excellent excellent noodle noodle soups. soups. 9am-9pm 9am-9pm every every day day except except Wed. Wed. Cash Cash only. only. 960 960 Story Story Rd. Rd. 408.920.9603. 408.920.9603. THE T HE M MYNT YNT IIndian. ndian. $. $. TThe he Mynt’s M ynt’s lunch lunch buffet buffet is is a Silicon Silicon Valley while V alley sstandout, tandout, w hile tthe he menu ssit-down it-down ddinner inner m enu hhas as


well. pplenty lenty ttoo ooffer ffer aass w ell. LLunch unch Mon-Sun, 111:30am-2:30pm 1:30am-2:30pm M on-Sun, Mon-Thu ddinner inner 55:30-9:30pm :30-9:30pm M on-Thu aand nd 55:30-10pm :30-10pm FFri-Sat. ri-Sat. 55210 210 Prospect Rd. P rospect R d. 4408.973.9673. 08.973.9673.

OMOGARI O MOGARI Korean. Korean. $. $. Omogari Omogari makes makes getting getting to to know know Korean Korean food food easy. easy. The The menu menu includes includes pictures pictures of of many many dishes, dishes, the the service service is is friendly friendly and and the the food food is is consistently consistently good. good. Try Try the the dae dae gee gee bul bul go go gi, gi, spicy spicy marinated marinated pork. pork. Open Open 11:30am11:30am9:30pm 9:30pm Mon-Sat. Mon-Sat. 154 154 E. E. Jackson Jackson St. St. 408.280.6588. 408.280.6588. ORLO’S O RLO’S New New A American. merican. $ $$$. $$. On On the the lush lush grounds grounds of of the the historic historic Hayes Hayes Mansion, Mansion, this this is is one one beautiful, beautiful, luxurious luxurious dining dining room, room, with with menu menu and and excellent excellent service service to to match. match. 5:30-9:30pm 5:30-9:30pm Tue-Sat. Tue-Sat. Hayes Hayes Conference Conference Center, Center, 200 200 Edenvale Edenvale Ave. Ave. 408.226.3200. 408.226.3200. PASTA P ASTA P POMODORO OMODORO IItalian. talian. $.. EExuberant, $ xuberant, iinexpensive nexpensive aand nd made ffast ast ccuisine uisine m ade ttoo oorder rder with High aand nd sserved erved w ith ssparkle. parkle. H igh make cconcept oncept aand nd llow ow ccosts osts m ake Pasta Pomodoro P asta P omodoro a ddream ream ttrattoria rattoria ffor or llovers overs ooff rrobust obust flavors. IItalian talian fl avors. 111am-10pm 1am-10pm Mon-Sun. Alameda. M on-Sun. 11205 205 TThe he A lameda. 4408.292.9929. 08.292.9929.

PIZZA P IZZA A ANTICA NTICA UPTOWN UPTOWN Pizza. $$. P izza. $ $. TThe he sstony tony oovens vens ooff Pizza Antica P izza A ntica tturn urn oout ut tthinhinwith ccrusted rusted ddesigner esigner ppies ies w ith ggourmet ourmet ttoppings oppings iin n ccasual asual eenvirons. nvirons. FFine ine ppasta asta aand nd meat m eat ddishes ishes aalso lso aavailable. vailable. Open O pen ddaily aily ffor or llunch unch aand nd ddinner. inner. 111:30am-10pm 1:30am-10pm SSununTThu, hu, 111:30am-11pm 1:30am-11pm FFri-Sat. ri-Sat. Row #1065. 3334 34 SSantana antana R ow # 1065. 4408.557.8373. 08.557.8373.

PRESIDENT P RESIDENT RESTAURANT RESTAURANT Mongolian $.. TThis M ongolian bbarbecue. arbecue. $ his mom-and-pop m om-and-pop eeatery atery ggears ears iitself tself ttoward oward tthe he ccommon ommon man with m an w ith tthe he uuncommonly ncommonly llarge arge aappetite. ppetite. TThrown hrown iinto nto tthe he bbargain argain iiss a CChinese hinese ssteamteamttable able bbuffet. uffet. 111am-3pm, 1am-3pm, 44:30:309pm Hillsdale Ave. 9 pm ddaily. aily. 11190 190 H illsdale A ve. 4408.978.7188. 08.978.7188.

RAMEN R AMEN H HALU ALU JJapanese apanese $$. nnoodles. oodles. $ $. SSurfer-themed, urfer-themed, ccasual-but-comfy, asual-but-comfy, cchef hef KKumao umao Arai’s A rai’s nnoodle oodle hhouse ouse iimports mports ttraditional raditional ttechniques echniques to to pproduce roduce hhearty, earty, aaromatic romatic bbowls owls with sstocked tocked w ith ppork-, ork-, ssea-saltea-saltoorr ssoy-sauce-flavored oy-sauce-flavored bbroth. roth. CCash ash oonly. nly. CCall all ahead; ahead; hours hours are are iirregular. rregular. 3375-M 75-M SS.. SSaratoga aratoga Ave. A ve. 4408.246.3933. 08.246.3933.


RASA R ASA M MALAYSIAN ALAYSIAN Malaysian. Malaysian. $$. Rasa Malaysian $ $. R asa M alaysian iiss a hhomey omey rrestaurant estaurant tthat hat ooffers ffers a nnumber umber ooff ssolid olid eexamples xamples ooff Malaysian M alaysian ffood ood iincluding ncluding ssatay atay cchicken, hicken, cchar har ttway way kkeow eow aand nd ssambal ambal kkangkung. angkung. 111am-3pm 1am-3pm Mon-Fri aand nd 55-9pm -9pm M on-Fri aand nd 111am1am9pm Ave. 9 pm SSat. at. 11290 290 CColeman oleman A ve. 4408.980.0668. 08.980.0668.

REHOBOTH R EHOBOTH. EEthiopian. thiopian. $$. $$. JJapantown apantown isn’t isn’t aallll JJapanese apanese Rehoboth ffood. ood. R ehoboth aadds dds sspice pice with ttoo tthe he nneighborhood eighborhood w ith iits ts menu ddiverse iverse m enu ooff EEthiopian thiopian sstandards. tandards. CCarnivores, arnivores, vvegetarians egetarians aand nd vvegans egans aare re aallll well Good w ell ttaken aken ccare are oof.f. G ood ccoffee, offee, Mon-Thu ttoo. oo. 111:30am-9pm 1:30am-9pm M on-Thu 665 aand nd 111:30am-10pm 1:30am-10pm FFri-Sat. ri-Sat. 6 65 N.. SSixth N ixth SSt.t. 4408.947.1717. 08.947.1717.

REYHAN R EYHAN. $. $. Persian. Persian. Reyhan Reyhan restaurant restaurant is is located located in in the the most most unlikely unlikely of of areas—an areas—an industrial industrial strip strip of of Almaden Almaden Road Road in in south south San San Jose. Jose. As As such, such, the the place place is is kind kind of of an an oasis—an oasis—an oasis oasis of of kebabs. kebabs. 11am-8pm 11am-8pm daily. daily. 1625 1625 Almaden Almaden Rd. Rd. 408.293.3600. 408.293.3600. SSELAM ELAM. $$.. EEthiopian thiopian and and Eritrean. Often Eritrean. O ften iit’s t’s the the places places you you have have to to work work to to find find that that turn turn out out to to be be the the good good ones. ones. Selam Selam is is tucked tucked away away in in a mall mall off off Winchester Winchester Boulevard, Boulevard, but but the the food food is is a real real standout. standout. 10am-10pm 10am-10pm daily. daily. 3120 3120 Williams Williams St. St. 408.984.9600. 408.984.9600. SIENA MEDITERRANEAN SIENA MEDITERRANEAN BISTRO B ISTRO M Mediterranean. editerranean. $$$. $$$. Tucked Tucked into into picturesque picturesque Willow Willow Glen, Glen, this this tiny tiny bistro bistro offers offers big big tastes. tastes. Entrees Entrees such such as as Moroccan Moroccan Cornish Cornish game game hen, hen, venison venison medallions medallions and and seasonal seasonal risotto risotto battle battle for for your your appetite appetite with with a bread bread pudding pudding dessert. dessert. Patio Patio dining dining available. available. 1359 1359 Lincoln Lincoln Ave. Ave. 408.271.0837. 408.271.0837.

SINO R SINO RESTAURANT ESTAURANT AND AND Modern CChinese. hinese. $ $$$. $$. LLOUNGE OUNGE Modern Sino Sino is is owned owned by by Christopher Christopher Yeo, Yeo, the the restaurateur restaurateur behind behind Straits. Straits. The The restaurant restaurant offers offers both both traditional traditional Chinese Chinese cooking cooking and and a few few modern modern

riffs. riffs. Good Good dim dim sum, sum, too. too. 11am11am10pm 10pm Sun-Tue, Sun-Tue, 11am-midnight 11am-midnight Wed-Sat. Wed-Sat. 377 377 Santana Santana Row. Row. 408.247.8880. 408.247.8880.

SSTRAITS TRAITS R RESTAURANT ESTAURANT Asian $$$. Byy Asian FFusion. usion. $ $$. B night night iit’s t’s a jam-packed jam-packed hipster hipster clubhouse; clubhouse; by by day day it’s it’s Singaporean Singaporean chef chef Chris Chris Yeo’s Yeo’s llatest atest cchic hic ffusion usion venue. venue. Small Small plates plates share share the the menu menu with with entrees entrees such such as as the the lobster lobster and and shrimp shrimp pad pad thai. thai. Outdoor Outdoor seating seating is is available. available. 11am-10pm 11am-10pm SunSunWed, Wed, 11am-midnight 11am-midnight Thu-Sat. Thu-Sat. 333 333 Santana Santana Row Row #1100. #1100. 408.246.6320. 408.246.6320.

SSUSHI USHI B BOAT OAT Sushi Sushi bbar/ ar/ JJapanese apanese sspecialties. pecialties. $. $. With With a ddécor écor tthat hat iiss uupbeat pbeat aand nd ssophisticated ophisticated aand nd ssushi ushi tthat hat iiss aass ddazzling azzling aass hhandmade andmade Boat walks jjewelry, ewelry, SSushi ushi B oat w alks oon n water! w ater! 111am-9:30pm 1am-9:30pm ddaily. aily. Ave. #119, 11600 600 SSaratoga aratoga A ve. # 119, Westgate Mall. W estgate M all. 4408.378.4000. 08.378.4000.

SSUSHI USHI FFACTORY ACTORY SSushi ushi $$. bbar/Japanese. ar/Japanese. $ $. IIt’s t’s all all here: here: meals ssushi, ushi, bbento ento bbox ox m eals aand nd tteriyaki eriyaki aand nd at at great great prices. prices. 111:30am-9:15pm 1:30am-9:15pm ddaily. aily. 44632 632 Meridian Ave. M eridian A ve. 4408.723.2598. 08.723.2598.

TAIWAN T AIWAN RESTAURANT RESTAURANT CChinese. hinese. $ $.. FFor or nnearly early 2255 yyears ears Willow Glen tthis his W illow G len llandmark andmark hhas as sserved erved a nnonstop onstop sstream tream ooff SSzechuan, zechuan, CCantonese antonese and and TTaiwanese aiwanese sspecialties. pecialties. Casual. Casual. Beer, wine. Ave. B eer, w ine. 11306 306 LLincoln incoln A ve. Mon-Sun. 111am-3pm, 1am-3pm, 55-9pm -9pm M on-Sun. 4408.289.8800. 08.289.8800.

THEA T HEA GGreek reek aand nd TTurkish. urkish. $$. $$. While While some some dishes dishes have have a tenuous tenuous connection connection to to Turkey Turkey and and Greece, Greece, the the pretty pretty restaurant restaurant serves serves a number number of of standouts standouts like like the the roasted roasted prawns, prawns, octopus octopus salad salad and and excellent excellent moussaka. moussaka. Full Full bar. bar. Open Open daily daily for for lunch lunch and and dinner. dinner. 11:30am-3pm, 11:30am-3pm, 5-8:30pm 5-8:30pm daily. daily. 3090 3090 Olsen Olsen Dr. Dr. 408.260.1444. 408.260.1444. TLAQUEPAQUE T LAQUEPAQUE NO. NO. 3 Mexican. $. Mexican. $. Willow Willow Glen’s Glen’s No. TTlaquepaque laquepaque N o. 3 ooccupies ccupies tthat hat ssweet weet sspot pot bbetween etween a ttaqueria aqueria and and a more more formal formal And ssit-down it-down rrestaurant. estaurant. A nd tthen hen tthere here aare re tthose hose hhighly ighly ggulpable ulpable cchavelas. havelas. 77am-9pm am-9pm Mon-Sat. 699 Ave. M on-Sat. 6 99 CCurtner urtner A ve. 4408.448.1230. 08.448.1230.

THREE T HREE FFLAMES LAMES CContinental. ontinental. $$. Willow Glen with $ $. A W illow G len ffavorite avorite w ith menu. Among aan n eenormous normous m enu. A mong tthe he bbest est cchoices hoices aare re sscampi, campi,

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Sculpture on the Grounds Through Oct. 31; Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga Two artists contribute pieces designed to complement the landscaped grounds at Montalvo. Los Gatos’ David Middlebrook exhibits three new pieces, with an emphasis on egg forms (ends Sept. 30). Ann Weber’s “Ode to Montalvo” (pictured) is a series of large sculptures fashioned from recycled cardboard in shapes that conjure up natural shapes like seed pods and cocoons.

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Aug. 4–Jan. 2; Cantor Arts Center, Stanford Some 500 years of African-born art, both folk and contemporary, are covered in a show devoted to representations of water spirits. The materials in the show encompass sculpture, masks and altars of “Mother Water.” The examples come from Africa and countries in the diaspora, including Brazil and the United States; pictured is a Haitian fabric piece by Roudy Azor.

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Throughout World War II, they spent their time overseas proudly singing to the troops, anything to keep the morale up and the men safe. In this time, the sisters faced their own struggles with their overprotective father, the death of their mother and Maxene secretly wedding the group’s manager. Sisters of Swing! is the first of four productions in this year’s Off-Broadway San Jose Series and makes a great starter. This portrait of the girls’ lives is both fun and infectious. The cast pulls off such famous numbers as “Bei Mir Bist du Schön,” “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” with ease.

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Audience participation is encouraged. Their rendition of “Six Jerks in a Jeep” sold the show for me. From the lyrics to the choreography, everything was on cue. Even the gentlemen from the audience played along perfectly and couldn’t have been any better or exciting to watch. Mark Martinez steals the show in multiple parts: as the sisters’ manager, as the boy looking for his two front teeth in “All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth” and as Carmen Miranda. From his bright-yellow, low-cut dress and wig to boyish suspenders and a lisp, he kept everyone entertained from beginning to end.—Jen Nowell

an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA District (and beyond) on the First Friday of every month

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Art Glass Center

Caffé Trieste


366 So. First Street

465 So. First Street

315 So. First Street

510 So. First Street

Pangea Fernando Chamarelli (Brazil) Chamarelli lives in a multicultural country of contrasts. Through his use of mosaic, geometric elements, organic forms and harmonic lines connecting symbols, legends, philosophies, religions and the customs of ancient and modern civilizations, he creates colorful, exotic and surreal characters. Music by DJ Basura

Lionel Chapital and Lori Peterson are collaborating live on the torches at the Art Glass Center this Friday. They will be making the flowers of your choosing in a vase blown on the spot for $45. Preorders available: call us at (408) 971-1530.

Are you Normal Enough? by Michael Foley is a collection of oddities. Selected paintings and photography that show the eccentricities that surround us on a daily basis. First Fridays are Opera Night! at Caffé Trieste, with some of the Bay Area's best opera singers performing your favorite arias and duets.

The Art of Politics: Three Generations of Political Printmaking in the Bay Area featuring Juan Fuentes, Melanie Cervantes, Jesus Barraza, Leslie Lopez and Natalia Garcia Pasmanick. Join us for a gallery walk through and an engaging conversation about their work on Friday, August 6, @ 7pm Above image: Hip Hop is Love, Leslie Lopez & Jesus Barraza. Screenprint, 2010

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles 520 So. First Street In the Main Galleries: Alfred Shaheen: Fabric to Fashion, Wendeanne Ke’aka Stitt: Contemporary Kapa, and Grand Appliqué: Hawaiian Quilts Special events: hula performance by Halau Napuaokamokihana’ ohaikapolioluana, and the making of Hawaiian kapa cloth by Wendeanne Ke’aka Stitt

Lucy Liew

Above image: Monstera dress by Alfred Shaheen; 1950s.

SLG Art Boutiki & Gallery

So. First Billiards

KALEID Gallery

420 So. First Street

88 So. Fourth Street

577 So. Market Street

ImagiNATIVES group show featuring HB Crew, Sean Boyles, Cukui, Dee Jae Pa’este & NOA Music by: Rome (Forever Hungry) Troy Curtis (SJ) Clothing market by Cukui, Konscious Klothing, Sean Boyles & INVS

7-9pm Opening Receptions:

ART OF THE GEEKS - The Boutiki proudly presents a showing of the work of graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang. Included will be art from his acclaimed American Born Chinese as well as his earlier books. Book signing by Gene, live music and all the usual Boutiki fun.

All ages until 10pm/21+ after 10pm

Floral Fantasy by Lucy Liew-a lush garden of floral fantasies that are a fusion of the real and the fantastic. Portraits by Nora Schwallercapturing moments of loss, a feeling that is visually altered by the portraits fanciful nature.

More Exhibitions: Higher Fire Clayspace 499 So. Market Street Phantom Galleries 386 & 388 So. First Street WORKS San José 451 So. First Street Downtown Yoga Shala 450 So. First Street Good Karma Vegan Café 37 So. First Street Metro Photo Exhibit 550 So. First Street Art Ark 1035 So. Sixth Street

An indie diy urban faire featuring live music by Rykarda Parasol, Panthelion and The Emerald Hill with special guest MC Mike McGee! Also featuring 40 artists & indie creative vendors!

FREE and open to the public!

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ARTS RT S metroactive metr oactivve A 40 Labor ’s LLost” Labor’s ost” and and “Othello” “Othello” rrun un iin n rrepertory epertory tthru hru A ug 229. 9. See See Aug ffor or ddetails. etails. U C-Santa CCruz. ruz. UC-Santa

SSISTERS ISTERS O OFF SSWING!: WING!: THE OFF T THE T HE SSTORY TORY O HE A NDREWS SSISTERS ISTERS ANDREWS Am musical usical ccelebration elebration ooff tthe he sswing-era wing-era ssinging inging sstars, tars, kknown nown Under Apple ffor or “Don’t “Don’t SSit it U nder tthe he A pple Woogie TTree” ree” aand nd ““Boogie Boogie W oogie Bugle Boy.” 8pm, B ugle B oy.” FFri-Sat, ri-Sat, 8 pm, SSun, un, 22pm. pm. Thru Thru Aug Aug 15. 15. $24-$36. $24-$36. Retro Dome, TThe he R etro D ome, San San Jose. Jose.

THE WANDERINGS THE WANDERINGS OF OF O DYSSEUS ODYSSEUS A nnew ew ttake ake oonn the the timeless timeless ttale ale aass ppart art ooff SStanford tanford SSummer ummer TTheater heater sseries. eries. TThu, hu, 77pm, pm, Fri-Sat, Fri-Sat, 8pm, 8pm, Sun Sun 2 and and 77pm. pm. Thru Thru Aug Aug 15. 15. $10/$20. $10/$20. N itery TTheater, heater, SStanford. tanford. Nitery

William bbyy llandscape andscape aartist rtist W illiam Richards. TTrost rost R ichards. TThru hru SSep ep 226. 6. Highlights ““Collection Collection H ighlights FFrom rom Ancient EEurope urope 11500-1800, 500-1800, A ncient Greece Rome. G reece aand nd R ome. A nnew ew llook ook at at the the museum’s museum’s ppermanent ermanent holdings. holdings. “Buildings “Buildings on on Paper: Paper: Architectural Architectural Drawings.” Drawings.” Thru Thru Oct Oct 17. 17. Wed-Sun, Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm, 11am-5pm, Thu, Thu, 11am-8pm. 11am-8pm. Stanford. Stanford.

Recent w Recent works orks by by the the painter. painter. ““Flights Flights of of Fancy: Fancy: New New works works by by LLivia ivia SStein.” tein.” TThru hru SSep ep 119. 9. TueTueWed W ed aand nd Fri-Sun, Fri-Sun, 11am-5pm. 11am-5pm. TThu, hu, 11am-9pm. 11am-9pm. Santa Santa Clara. Clara.



“Run! JJump! “Run! ump! Fly! Fly! A Adventures dventures in in Action.” A ction.” A sshow how about about tthe he joy joy ooff bbeing eing physically physically active. active. Thru Thru SSep ep 9. 9. Mon-Sat, Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm 10am-5pm aand nd SSun, un, noon-5pm. noon-5pm. SSan an Jose. Jose.

HISTORY H ISTORY P PARK ARK SSAN AN JJOSE OSE “Explore SSan “Explore an Jose Jose Parks— Parks— Open O pen ttoo tthe he P Public ublic SSince ince 1850.” 1850.” TThru hru JJan an 223. 3. A Att P Pacific acific H Hotel otel Gallery. G allery. Tue-Sun, Tue-Sun, noon-5pm. noon-5pm. SSan an JJose. ose.


CComedy omedy CCOMEDYSPORTZ OMEDYSPORTZ An iinteractive An nteractive improvised improvised ccomedy omedy sshow. how. FFri, ri, 9 aand nd 111pm 1pm 9pm. $12-$15. aand nd SSat, at, 7 aand nd 9 pm. $ 12-$15. CComedySportz, omedySportz, San San Jose. Jose.

IIMPROV MPROV Wed, 8 Wed, 8pm: pm: Chicano Chicano Kings. Kings. $1. $1. TThu, hu, 8pm, 8pm, Fri, Fri, 8 and and 10pm, 10pm, Sat, Sat, 7 aand nd 9 9pm, pm, SSun un 7pm: 7pm: Jo Jo Koy. Koy. $20. $ 20. Tue, Tue, 8pm: 8pm: Improv Improv StandStanduupp CComedy omedy CCompetition. ompetition. $10. $10. SSan an JJose. ose.

ROOSTER R OOSTER T T.. FEATHERS FEATHERS Wed, 8 Wed, 8pm: pm: New New Talent Talent SShowcase. howcase. $ 10. Thu, Thu, 8pm, 8pm, $10. FFri-Sat, ri-Sat, 9 pm, SSun, un, 8pm: 8pm: Willie Willie 9pm, Barcena. B arcena. $ $15.75. 15.75. Sunnyvale. Sunnyvale.


Museums M useums OPENING O PENING CCANTOR ANTOR A ARTS RTS CENTER CENTER “Mami W “Mami Wata: ata: A Arts rts ffor or W Water ater Africa SSpirits pirits iinn A frica aand nd IIts ts Diasporas.” D iasporas.” A Aug ug 44-Jan -Jan 22.. WedWedSSun, un, 11am-5pm, 11am-5pm, Thu, Thu, 11am11am8 pm. Stanford. Stanford. 8pm.

CCONTINUING ONTINUING CCANTOR ANTOR A ARTS RTS CENTER CENTER “True ttoo N “True Nature.” ature.” D Drawings, rawings, watercolors w atercolors aand nd ooilil ssketches ketches

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“Retro-Tech.” A group “Retro-Tech.” group show show aabout bout aartists rtists rreusing eusing old old aand nd nnew ew technologies. technologies. Thru Thru Feb Feb 6. 6. ““Degrees Degrees ooff SSeparation: eparation: CContemporary ontemporary P Photography hotography Permanent FFrom rom tthe he P ermanent Mar CCollection.” ollection.” Thru Thru M ar 14. 14. “Vital “Vital SSigns: igns: New New Media Media From From the the Permanent P ermanent CCollection.” ollection.” . Thru Thru 6.. “New FFeb eb 6 “New Stories Stories From From the the Edge Plastic Edge of of Asia: Asia: P lastic LLife.” ife.” TThru hru SSep ep 19. 19. Tue-Sun, Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm, 11am-5pm, cclosed losed Mon. Mon. San San Jose. Jose.

SAN JJOSE SAN OSE M MUSEUM USEUM O OFF QUILTS Q UILTS A AND ND T TEXTILES EXTILES For SSouth For outh FFirst irst FFriday, riday, m museum useum ppresents resents a performance performance by by Halau Napuaokamokihana. H alau N apuaokamokihana. ““Hawaii’s Hawaii’s Alfred Alfred Shaheen: Shaheen: FFabric abric to to FFashion.” ashion.” TTextiles extiles wear Oahu aand nd aaloha loha w ear ffrom rom aann O ahu manufacturer. Appliqué: m anufacturer. ““Grand Grand A ppliqué: Hawaiian Quilts.” H awaiian Q uilts.” Works Works by by CCarol arol KKamaile. amaile. “Wendeanne “Wendeanne KKe’aka e’aka SStitt: titt: CContemporary ontemporary KKapa.” apa.” FFiber iber art art bbyy Santa Santa CCruz ruz 8.. TTue-Sun, aartist. rtist. All All end end Aug Aug 8 ue-Sun, 110am-5pm. 0am-5pm. SSan an JJose. ose.

TECH T ECH M MUSEUM USEUM ”Genghis KKhan.” ”Genghis han.” A nnew ew sshow how aabout bout tthe he ttechnological, echnological, martial m artial and and ssocial ocial aadvances dvances ooff Mongol warrior. tthe he M ongol w arrior. Mon-Wed, Mon-Wed, 9am-5pm, 9am9 am-5pm, aand nd TThu-Sun, hu-Sun, 9 am8pm. 8 pm. SSan an Jose. Jose.

TRITON T RITON M MUSEUM USEUM O OFF ART ART ““A A CChild’s hild’s World.” World.” A sshow how with works aabout bout iinner nner yyouth, outh, w ith w orks bbyy SSqueak queak CCarnwath, arnwath, EEnrique nrique CChagoya hagoya aand nd oothers. thers. ““Erin Erin Goodwin-Guerrero: G oodwin-Guerrero: Caught Caught Between B etween Heaven Heaven and and EEarth.” arth.”

GGalleries alleries Opening O pening “Pangea.” W “Pangea.” Works orks bbyy FFernando ernando CChamarelli hamarelli of of Brazil. Brazil. Reception Reception FFri ri ffor or SSouth outh FFirst irst FFridays, ridays, with with DJJ B D Basura. asura. SShow how rruns uns tthrough hrough SSep ep 118. 8. San San Jose. Jose.

ART A RT A ARK RK A ggroup roup sshow how on on the the theme theme ““Where Where I’m I’m From” From” R eception Reception FFri, ri, 8 -10pm. Show Show runs runs 8-10pm. tthrough hrough A ug 227. 7. SSan an JJose. ose. Aug

ART A RT GGLASS LASS CCENTER ENTER JJOSE OSE For SSouth For outh FFirst irst FFriday, riday, LLionel ionel CChapital hapital aand nd LLori ori Peterson Peterson ccollaborate ollaborate live live on on blown blown glass. glass. SSan an JJose. ose.

CCAFFE AFFE TRIESTE TRIESTE ““Are Are You You Normal Normal Enough?” Enough?” SSelected elected ppaintings aintings and and pphotographs hotographs aabout bout eeccentricity ccentricity Michael bbyy M ichael Foley. Foley. For For South South FFirst irst FFriday, riday, O Opera pera San San JJose ose ssingers ingers performs. performs. Show Show runs runs tthru hru A Aug ug 228. 8. SSan an JJose. ose.

DOWNTOWN D OWNTOWN Y YOGA OGA SSHALA HALA Works bbyy EEmily Works mily Lounsbury. Lounsbury. SStarts tarts FFri. ri. SSan an Jose. Jose.

GGOOD OOD K KARMA ARMA V VEGAN EGAN CCAFE AFE ““A A Little Little Bird Bird TTold old Me.” Me.” Works Works bbyy CChristine hristine Benjamin Benjamin and and Sid Sid EEnck, nck, JJr.r. Aug Aug 6 6-28. -28. San San JJose. ose.

HIGHER FFIRE HIGHER IRE CCLAYSPACE LAYSPACE AND A ND GGALLERY ALLERY FFor or SSouth outh FFirst irst FFriday, riday, a ssneak neak ppeak eak ooff nnew ew ggallery. allery. 499 499 S. S. Market M arket SSt,t, SSan an JJose. ose.

KALEID K ALEID GGALLERY ALLERY Works bbyy LLucy Works ucy Liew Liew aand nd Nora Nora SSchwaller. chwaller. Aug Aug 6-27. 6-27. San San Jose. Jose.

METRO M ETRO LOBBY LOBBY “(Whatever). SSometimes “(Whatever). ometimes No No TTheme heme is is a Good Good Theme.” Theme.” A pphoto hoto sshow how by by FFirst irst SSt.t. Photo Photo CCollective. ollective. Reception Reception Fri Fri with with music m usic by by Talk Talk Tina Tina and and Dirty Dirty P illows. San San Jose. Jose. Pillows.

PHANTOM P HANTOM GGALLERIES ALLERIES Works iinn windows Works windows aalong long SSouth outh FFirst irst SStreet treet by by Abe Abe Menor Menor and and Paolo P aolo FFachinetti. achinetti. San San Jose. Jose.

SSLG LG A ART RT B BOUTIKI OUTIKI ““The The Art Art ooff tthe he G Geeks.” eeks.” Works Works

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Anno Domini presents a new show called “Pangea” by Brazilian artist Fernando Chamarelli, who creates symbol-laden paintings with mosiaclike elements. The reception includes music by DJ Basura. At Caffé Trieste, Michael Foley exhibits photos and paintings that delve into the fringes, extremes and oddities of the urban experience; singers from Opera San Jose will perform. Slave Labor Graphics’ Art Boutiki presents selections from the graphic novels of Gene Luen Yang, plus live bands. The group show at South First Billiards, called “ImagiNATIVES,” comprised pieces by HB Crew, Sean Boyles and others. In Metro’s lobby, strollers can find a new selection of contributions from the First Street Photo Collective. The whole event is tied together with an outdoor DIY festival with vendors and music by Panthelion, the Emerald Hill and MC Mike McGee. —Michael S. Gant by graphic by graphic nnovel ovel bbyy G Gene ene LLuen uen YYang. ang. A Aug ug 6 tthru hru tthe he eend nd of of tthe he month. m onth. SSan an JJose. ose.

SSOUTH OUTH FFIRST IRST BILLIARDS BILLIARDS “ImagiNATIVES,” a ggroup “ImagiNATIVES,” roup sshow how w ith HB HB Crew, Crew, SSean ean B oyles, with Boyles, CCukui ukui aand nd m more, ore, pplus lus m music usic by by R ome and and a cclothing lothing m art for for Rome mart SSouth outh FFirst irst FFriday. riday. SSan an JJose. ose.

SOUTH FFIRST SOUTH IRST FFRIDAYS RIDAYS Art venues in the SSoFA Art oFA District will be open all evening ffor or the art walk. (7-IIncludes ncludes a SStreet treet Market Market (7 Aug 11pm) and live music. A ug 6, Free. 8pm-late. Fr ee. Downtown SSan an JJose. ose.

BOOK SIGNING Friday, August 6th, 7PM 2200 Eastridge Loop San Jose (408) 270-9470 Forrest Griffin will sign his books only. No memorabilia, please.

WORKS/SAN W ORKS/SAN JJOSE OS E “Walls of SSilicon “Walls ilicon V Valley: alley: P Past, ast, Present, Pr esent, Futur Future.” e.” A gr group oup show.. For South show South First Friday, Fridayy, mural a mur al will be painted live. Aug A ug 6-Sep 6-Sep 4.


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ARTS RT S metroactive metr oactivve A 43 4 3 CCONTINUING ONTINUING FFILOLI ILOLI GGARDENS ARDENS ““America America tthe he B Beautiful,” eautiful,” a sshow how ooff student student artwork. artwork. TThru hru Sep Sep 12. 12. SStudent tudent aappreciation ppreciation dday ay A Aug ug 114. 4. Woodside. Woodside.

CCITY ITY W WINDOWS INDOWS GGALLERY ALLERY “Earth-Bound.” A sshow “Earth-Bound.” how ooff works works bbyy cclay lay ssculptors, culptors, iincluding ncluding SStan tan W elsh aand nd D iane LLevinson. evinson. City City Welsh Diane H all, SSouth outh Fourth Fourth St, St, San San Jose. Jose. Hall,

GGALLERY ALLERY HOUSE HOUSE “Open SSpaces, “Open paces, Abstract Abstract P Places.” laces.” Works W orks bbyy M Martha artha CCastillo astillo iin n Williams cclayprint layprint aand nd TTrevlyn revlyn W illiams iin n watercolor. watercolor. TThru hru Aug Aug 21. 21. Tue, Tue, 111am-4pm, 1am-4pm, Wed-Sat, Wed-Sat, 11am-8pm, 11am-8pm, Palo Alto. SSun, un, 111am-3pm. 1am-3pm. P alo A lto.

MACLA M ACLA “The A “The Art rt ooff P Politics: olitics: TThree hree Generations G enerations ooff Political Political P rintmaking iin n tthe he B ay A rea.” Printmaking Bay Area.” FFor or SSouth outh FFirst irst Friday, Friday, ggalley alley hhosts osts a w walk alk aand nd ttalk alk w with ith aartists. rtists. TThru hru A Aug ug 77.. W Wed-Thu, ed-Thu, nnoon-7pm, oon-7pm, Fri-Sat, Fri-Sat, noon-5pm. noon-5pm. SSan an JJose. ose.

MAIN M AIN GALLERY GALLERY “New W “New Work ork bbyy O Old ld FFriends.” riends.” TThru hru Aug A ug 8 8.. R Redwood edwood CCity. ity.

PALO P ALO A ALTO LTO ART ART CENTER CENTER “Secret D “Secret Drawings.” rawings.” A sshow how bbased ased oon n tthe he Surrealist Surrealist iidea dea ooff tthe he exquisite exquisite ccorpse. orpse. ““Dream Dream figures SSequences.” equences.” CCeramic eramic fi gures bbyy M ichael LLucero, ucero, Beverly Beverly Michael M ayeri aand nd oothers. thers. ““Surreal Surreal Mayeri Reinventions.” R einventions.” Thru Thru Sep Sep 4. 4. TueTueSSat, at, 110am-5pm, 0am-5pm, Thu, Thu, 7-9pm, 7-9pm, SSun, un, 11-5pm. -5pm. P alo A lto. Palo Alto.

SAN JOSE SAN JOSE INSTITUTE INSTITUTE OF OF CCONTEMPORARY ONTEMPORARY ART ART “Exposed: TToday’s “Exposed: oday’s P Photograph/ hotograph/ YYesterday’s esterday’s TTechnology.” echnology.” Artists A rtists w working orking iin n oold-school ld-school pphoto hoto techniques. techniques. Thru Thru Sep Sep 119. 9. “Conservation “Conservation of of Intimacy.” Intimacy.” Bernie IInstallation nstallation bbyy B ernie LLubell. ubell. TThru hru Sep Sep 19. 19. Tue-Fri, Tue-Fri, 10am-5pm, 10am-5pm, SSat, at, nnoon-5pm. oon-5pm. San San Jose. Jose.

SSUNNYVALE UNNYVALE ART ART GALLERY GALLERY Oils, aacrylics Oils, crylics aand nd m more ore bbyy A Angelo ngelo LLopez, opez, Rita Rita LLouis ouis aand nd oother ther Reception aartists. rtists. R eception SSat, at, 22-5pm. -5pm. Runs R uns tthru hru Aug Aug 30. 30. Open Open Daily Daily till till 8pm, 8 pm, Sun Sun till till 6pm. 6pm. Sunnyvale. Sunnyvale.

VIEWPOINTS V IEWPOINTS GALLERY GALLERY “Color . . . Squared.” “Color Squared.” W Works orks bbyy 1144 aartists. rtists. R Reception eception A Aug ug 113, 3, 55pm. pm. Runs R uns tthru hru Sep Sep 4. 4. Daily Daily 11am11amAltos. 55pm, pm, SSun, un, 111am-3pm. 1am-3pm. LLos os A ltos.

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The aauthor The uthor sshares hares ““The The SSurf urf Guru,” G uru,” a bbook ook ooff bbrilliant, rilliant, aadventurous dventurous sstories. tories. Tue, Tue, 7pm. 7pm. FFree. ree. Kepler’s, Kepler ’s, Menlo Menlo Park. Park.

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BACK B ACK T TO O SSCHOOL CHOOL IN IN STYLE STYLE Santana R Santana Row ow iinvites nvites students students ttoo with ggoo bback ack ttoo sschool chool iinn style style w ith ggiveaways iveaways aand nd llive ive bands. bands. Fri, Fri, aallll Row. dday. ay. SSantana antana R ow.

CCHILDREN’S HILDREN’S T THEATRE HEATRE IIN NT HE P ARK THE PARK Fairy ttales Fairy ales aand nd cchildren’s hildren’s sstories tories bbyy P Peninsula eninsula YYouth outh TTheatre. heatre. This This w eek: FFri, ri, 6:30pm, 6:30pm, “Once “Once Upon Upon week: a SShoe.” hoe.” FFree. ree. ParkStage ParkStage ooutside utside Mountain View M ountain V iew CCenter enter for for tthe he P erforming Arts. Arts. Performing

CCIRCUS IRCUS V VARGAS ARGAS Presented by Presented by Tabares Tabares EEntertainment. ntertainment. TThu, hu, 77:30pm, :30pm, FFri, ri, 44:30 :30 and and 7:30pm, 7:30pm, Sat Sat and and SSun, un, 1:30, 1:30, 4:30 4:30 and and 7:30pm, 7:30pm, Mon, M on, 7pm. 7pm. $40/$45. $40/$45. Westfield Westfield Oakridge. O akridge.

FFOOTLOOSE OOTLOOSE By Peninsula By Peninsula Youth Youth Theatre. Theatre. FFri, ri, 77:30pm, :30pm, Sat, Sat, 2 and and 7:30pm, 7:30pm, SSun, un, 1pm. 1pm. Thru Thru Aug Aug 8 18/$20. 8.. $ $18/$20. M ountain V iew CCenter enter for for tthe he Mountain View P erforming Arts. Arts. Performing

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HEMPCON H EMPCON A cchance hance ttoo llearn earn m more ore about about medical m edical marijuana. marijuana. Fri, Fri, 2-10pm, 2-10pm, SSat, at, 11am-10pm, 11am-10pm, Sun Sun 11am-8pm. 11am-8pm. $18/$20. Hall, $ 18/$20. SSouth outh H all, San San Jose Jose CConvention onvention CCenter. enter.

NEIGHBORHOOD N EIGHBORHOOD GGARAGE ARAGE SSALE ALE Funds w Funds will ill bbee donated donated ttoo Trace Trace EElementary lementary School School for for supplies supplies llost ost in in the the fire. fire. Sat, Sat, 7am. 7am. Lincoln Lincoln High H igh SSchool, chool, SSan an Jose. Jose.

PORTERA CCOMMON PORTERA OMMON CCOMMUNITY OMMUNITY CCELEBRATION ELEBRATION The eevent, The vent, ffeaturing eaturing m music, usic, ddancing, ancing, ffood, ood, ddrink rink and and pprizes, rizes, will w ill benefit benefit five five South South Bay Bay ccharities. harities. Wed, Wed, 6-9pm. 6-9pm. Rock Rock Bottom Brewery, B ottom B rewery, CCampbell. ampbell.

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(Unrated; 73 min.) See review on page 45.

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(PG-13; 100 min.) See review on page 48.

(Unrated; 98 min.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Entertainingâ&#x20AC;? isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the ďŹ rst word that comes to mind to describe a Todd Solondz ďŹ lm, but this weirdly lighthearted sequel to the stacked, loaded and fairly repulsive Happiness seems like the work of a director with a longer view. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not that the overt politics make the difference, or that the cast has more facility with


Runaways THE QUIET MOMENTS that make up the indie ďŹ lm Kisses, directed by Irelandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lance Daly, might be sold on the same shelf as Once, but this tale of young runaways in Dublin is much better in music, sentiment, tempo and, most importantly, humor. Any story of lost kids needs humor among the sadness and disgust, and this comes from the ďŹ lmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opening shot, a close-up of an upside-down goldďŹ sh wearing that particularly reproachful look that only a dead goldďŹ sh can have. The humor here, to say the least, is the dry kind.


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Dylan (Shane Curry) and Kylie (Kelly Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill) are next-door neighbors in B`jj\j a part of Ireland one would prefer to Unrated, 72 min. drive through at 65mph. A vast, cold Opens Aug. 6 @ and smelly-looking fen faces the two Camera 12 in childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s houses. From the way Kylie San Jose tries to avoid the man, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clear that her Uncle Maurice (Sean McDonagh) makes her do things. Dylan, even at age 11, has developed a face like a ďŹ st, as well as a ďŹ ne case of stress-induced asthma. After a ďŹ ght breaks out between the two, Dylan and Kylie make a break for it. They hitch a ride to Dublin. Dylanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brother vanished into Dublinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s skid row two years before, and Dylan has half an idea to track the long-missing brother down. Daly makes this adventure impressionistic, with a focus on the kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; faces and the city they discover. The two runaways are guided by songs by Bob Dylan. The only problem is that Kisses starts to look a bit aimless in the center. Until the arrival of an involved action sequence involving a runaway car full of perverts and LED-lit, wheeled sneakers, the ďŹ lm spins its wheels. Yet Curry has all the menace and weakness of a mistreated kid. His voice isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t completely there, and the conviction in the lines sometimes wavers. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill, by contrast, has the adroitness and softness that Christina Ricci had as a child actor. All told, Kisses is a winner, a smart, sweet ďŹ lm with gentleness that never devolves into mere softness.Ă&#x2020;I`Z_Xi[mfe9ljXZb

humor (though they do)â&#x20AC;&#x201D;there seems to be more affection for the characters and the messes they make or worsen. The three sisters from Happinesssâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Joy, Trish and Helenâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;have come up in the world. Trish (Allison Janney) is living in Florida, putting her marriage to a rapacious child molester behind her and dating a physically disagreeable Zionist (Michael Lerner); her son, Timmy (Dylan Riley Snyder, freckled and cast for his resemblance to Lassieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s partner Timmy), is awaiting his bar mitzvah and dealing with his twin anxieties about pedophiles and terrorists. Meanwhile, sad-sack Joy (Shirley Henderson) is still carrying her acoustic guitar around, though now sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s being pestered by vicious ghosts (Paul Reubens is one of them). The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Floridaâ&#x20AC;? surroundings (actually the parts of Puerto Rico stuck in the mid-1960s) and the acid-washed colors stress the grotesque comic side of this tale of family dislocation. The highlight is a wonderfully juicy bit by Charlotte Rampling as a bitter Ăźber-cougar; she keeps pitching her lines higher and higher, until sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a one-woman Strindberg festival. (Opens Fri at Camera 3 in San Jose.) (RvB) (R; 105 min.) A look at the life of Jack Harris (played by Luke Wilson) who pioneered adult entertainment sites on the web. (Opens Fri valleywide.)

THE OTHER GUYS (PG-13; 107 min.) Will Farrell and Mark Wahlberg star as bumbling cops who try to show off their crimeďŹ ghting skills. Also stars Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson. (Opens Fri valleywide.)








(PG-13; 107 min.) The high-stakes world of dance comeptitionsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;look out for ďŹ&#x201A;ying feet. (Opens Fri valleywide.)

TWELVE (Unrated) Joel Schumacher directs a drama about a troubled young drug dealer; stars Chace Crawford and Emma Roberts. (Opens Fri at Century Capitola 16.)

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sordidness of the Kit Kat Club is embodied by the snakelike MC (Joel Grey). (Plays Aug 6 in San Jose at the California Theatre; showtime is 7pm; courtyard opens an hour and a half earlier at 5:30pm for sale of snacks and adult beverages.) (RvB)

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Odyssey, Western-movie terseness and New Age fanciness. In the winter of 1864â&#x20AC;&#x201C;65, the Confederate deserter Inman (Jude Law) treks home like Ulysses. His journey alternates with scenes of Ada (Nicole Kidman), the woman he loves, a city refugee surviving off her farm with the help of her pal Ruby (RenĂŠe Zellweger, who got the Oscar for her hamming). Kidman ďŹ nally has a leading man as pretty and willowy as herself, but the title says it all: the embrace gives off no heat. Stanford Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Charles Junkerman introduces the ďŹ lm. (Plays Aug 9 at 7pm in Palo Alto at Stanford Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Annenberg Auditorium; free, part of the Odyssean Cinema series.) (RvB)


FLO RIDA â&#x20AC;&#x153;CLUB CANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T HAND TREY SONGZ â&#x20AC;&#x153;ALREADY TAKELE ME,â&#x20AC;? ROSCOE DASH AND T-PAIN (f N,â&#x20AC;? ea â&#x20AC;&#x153;MY OWN STEPâ&#x20AC;? t. FABO)

(1990) Patrick Swayze stars as a lovelorn revenant, able to materialize during a key moment of erotic pottery-throwing (with co-throwee Demi â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Concrete Kittenâ&#x20AC;? Moore). This tearjerker unleashed â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Unchained Melody.â&#x20AC;? Dragging its chains and cackling, the escaped yet inescapable melody began a reign of terror on AM radio until it was shot by a SWAT team. The weed of crime bears bitter fruit. (Plays Aug 5 in Redwood City at sundown in Old Courthouse Square; free.) (RvB)

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caps his love affair with death by falling for an elderly bohemian (Ruth Gordon). How well it has aged, and how well its Cat Stevens score sounds, may depend on who you were when you first saw it. (Plays Aug 4 at 7pm in Campbell at Camera 7; free; local filmmaker Jarrod Whaley will introduce.) (RvB)

JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG (1961) An expansion of Abby Mann’s television play, but it still scans like TV despite the prestigious cast: Spencer Tracy as the judge; Maximilian Schell as the defense attorney; Marlene Dietrich as a

general’s widow; Montgomery Clift as the victim of Nazi eugenics; Judy Garland as a woman arrested for loving a Jewish man; and Richard Widmark as the Army prosecutor. (Plays Aug 4-6 in Palo Alto at the Stanford Theatre.) (RvB)

NILES FILM MUSEUM Regularly scheduled programs of silent films. Aug 7: Coleen Moore in Orchids and Ermine (1927) regarding a romance of class-crossed love, with Mickey Rooney (age 9) as a snazzily dressed Little Person. Billed with “Felix Turns the Tide” (1922) and




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Filled with buffoonery, the film does boast some moments of incomprehensible social awkwardness that will have audiences twisting in their seats. In small roles, Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover), Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) and Lucy Punch (Hot Fuzz) provide many of the better laughs, with their over-the-top brand of absurd characters. Overall, however, there’s just not enough there to warrant a trip to the theater. Rudd and Carell, while not the worst actor pairing, do not have a great deal of chemistry and struggle to create a real feeling of comic repartee. Bring me the check and don’t expect much of a tip, if any, after this disastrous dinner.— DXicfeDXcfe\p

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by a gross family. The stars are Josh Brolin, Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Martha Plimpton and Ke Huy “Short Round” Quan. Billed with short films from the Cinequest Adobe Youth Voices program; a “Goonies Treasure Hunt” culminates with the finalists’ chance to open up the treasure box for the grand prize; details at (Plays Aug 11 in San Jose at sundown in San Pedro Square.) (RvB)

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Color Coded IN THE LATE â&#x20AC;&#x2122;40s, the British directing team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger made two delirious, well-on-to-hallucinogenic Technicolor ďŹ lms in which the vibrant (vibrating almost) saturated colors were as much a part of the emotional texture of the stories as the acting. Of course, faded prints canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t convey the true spectacle of Black Narcissus (1947) and The Red Shoes (1948), which is why these two Criterion releases, immaculately and lovingly restored, are so valuable to ďŹ lm fans.

metroactive FILM â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Moments from Little Pictures.â&#x20AC;? Will Rogers burlesques a handful of hits, bullďŹ ghting a paciďŹ st cow, having an archery contest with Robin Hood, and honks in a bandana whilst spooďŹ ng the popular melodrama â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over the Hill to the Poor House,â&#x20AC;? based on Will Carletonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s egregious poem of the same name. Bruce Loeb

A few missteps (especially Mary Hallatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grating comic relief as Angu Ayah) mar Black Narcissus, but The Red Shoes is well-nigh perfect. Real-life ballet star Moira Shearer (whose red hair positively ďŹ&#x201A;ames onscreen) plays Victoria Page, an aspiring dancer. She vacillates between her love for a somewhat priggish composer (Marius Goring) and the imperious entrepreneur Boris Lermontov (Anton Walbrook). The fatal choice between high art and mundane romance deďŹ nes every step of the storyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and is then gloriously embodied by the 20-minute Red Shoes ballet, a tour de force that combines choreography, color, trick photography and surrealistic sets to supreme effect. This two-disc set includes a variety of extras, most notably an interview with Powellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s widow, ďŹ lm editor Thelma Schoonmaker. Ă&#x2020;D`Z_X\cJ%>Xek

at the piano. Aug 8, 4pm: Four with Laurel and Hardy. (Plays Aug 7-8 at 7:30pm in Fremont at the Edison Theatre.) (RvB)

SOME LIKE IT HOT/GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1959/1953). Two half-frozen and broke Chicago musicians (Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis) of the

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In Black Narcissus, a group of nuns, led by tightly wound Deborah Kerr, venture to a Himalayan redoubt that once housed harem girls but has now been granted to the church. High atop an impossible precipice where the wind never stops howling, the nuns succumb to stirrings of Eastern sensuality, particularly in the form of the only 9cXZbEXiZ`jjlj man in sight: rakish, devil-may-care Mr. Dean (David Farrar). Worst hit K_\I\[J_f\j of all is sister Ruth (Kathleen Byron), Criterion who ďŹ&#x201A;ips entirely, emerging from $39.95 each the cocoon of her white wimple as a red-lipped, red-dressed seductress in a breathtaking transformation. Without shooting a frame in India, this studio-bound production, thanks to Jack Cardiffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cinematography, manages to be a completely convincing dip into the fever-dream of the British obsession with the Raj. The disc includes two excellent making-of features with enlightening interviews with Cardiff and Byron.




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Jazz Age accidentally witness a gangster massacre. Disguised as women in an all-girl orchestra, they hit the road for Florida. Their new pal in the orchestra is the tightly clad Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe, never better), a ukulele player with a weakness for saxophonists. Lemmon and comedian Joe E. Brown (your standard comedic Palm Beach millionaire) wrap up the ďŹ lm with a famous last line. The last great screwball comedy. BILLED WITH Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Howard Hawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; brash musical about â&#x20AC;&#x153;two little girls from Little Rockâ&#x20AC;?: half-bright golddigger Lorelei Lee (Marilyn Monroe) and her shrewder pal Dorothy (Jane Russell). Sexy, campy and always funny, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a different movie on the big screen than it is on TV. (Plays Aug 4 and 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 in San Jose at the Retro Dome.) (RvB)

Reviews AGORA (Unrated; 126 min.) A beautifully dressed disappointment, highlighting a lovely Rachel Weisz as a pagan logician holding out against insurgent faith. Hypatia (Weisz) is a woman with the rare privilege of being allowed to teach philosophy; her two prize students, both very fond of her, are the slave

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51 THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT (R; 104 min.) Crisis occurs when a very settled lesbian marriage is challenged by the arrival of the sperm donor (Mark Ruffalo) who fathered one of the coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s children. Julianne Moore as a classic California girl: no intellectual, very earthy, a blurter-out of things she probably

shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have said; Annette Bening, amusingly dour, is her hard-working spouse. Director Lisa Cholodenko and co-writer Stuart Blumberg takes their ďŹ lm away from the realm of the typical gay and lesbian ďŹ lm fest talkathon and up to speed with the blogs and with the ďŹ ction of Mary Gaitskill. (RvB)

CHARLIE ST. CLOUD (PG-13) A poignant drama about a young man who has trouble coping with the death of his brother.

FAREWELL (Unrated; 113 min.) Intelligent, atmospheric Cold War thriller, directed by Christian Carion, based on a real-life case. In 1981, in Moscow, Pierre (Guillaume Canet), a French technocrat, is mistakenly approached by Grigoriev (Serbian director Emir Kusturica). This Soviet ofďŹ cer, sick of his government, aims to help push it over from the inside by passing on information to the West. The Russian is surprised to ďŹ nd out that Pierre has almost no connections with the secret service. Pierreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s government asks the amateur spy to carry on, and a friendship develops. The art direction is immaculate; Carion aims to take you on a trip to the vanished USSR, dwelling over the frightening Martian/Gothic towers and neongreen corridors. (RvB)




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I AM LOVE (R; 120 min.) Tilda Swinton plays Emma, the wife of a distant businessman, who carries on an affair with a chef: Antonio (Edoardo Gabbrilini), a handsome devil with a tattooed bracelet. Director Luca Guadagnino touches upon the best novels about adultery: the name Emma, as in Bovary, is certainly signiďŹ cant. The director has one especially intelligent idea: the idea of how food and taste express information. (RvB)

INCEPTION (PG-13; 148 min.) The basic idea of Christopher Nolanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ lm is simple. Led by Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio), a sort of Impossible Mission Force, working for a Japanese trillionaire (Ken Watanabe), descends into the sleeping subconscious of the plutocratâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s young rival (Cillian Murphy), using technology that allows them to design dreamscapes. Throughout the ďŹ lm, Nolan insists on the practical effect: the miniature and the set, as opposed to CGI. The ďŹ lm is audacious and frequently thrilling, especially when Nolan folds Paris in on itself and Escherizes interior spaces. (RvB)


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Davus (Max Minghella) and the wellborn Orestes (Oscar Isaac). The ďŹ lm depicts an ant-hill-like squabble of different faiths, centered around the viciousness of the local Christian bishop. Weisz looks very fetching in togas, but the force of Hypatiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sweet, no-monkey-business character is stressed rather than her gravity of an intellectual. (RvB)

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Los Lonely Boys Friday, 7pm, at Mountain Winery, Saratoga; $40-$80

I seriously doubt these guys were ever lonely, but since their 2004 hit “Heaven” they’ve been spending most of their nights with thousands of fans. What these Texans did, essentially, was to find a way to bring Tex-Mex to the mainstream, a feat that no one has really ever been able to pull off, though a few have come close. They’re back after bassist Jojo Garza’s recovery from a vocal cord injury that delayed their new record and tour. (SP)

Toby Keith

Friday, 7:30pm, at Mountain Winery, Saratoga; $28-$74 The Dixie Chicks said their “FUTK” t-shirts stood for “Friends United in Truth and Kindness,” but we all know what they were really saying was “Fuck You Toby Keith.” And really, more power to them. Keith’s jackass song “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue” put him in the ranks of authority bootlickers like Lee Greenwood and Charlie Daniels who never understood that real country is outlaw music. (SP)

The Ataris

Monday, 8pm, at Blank Club, San Jose; $10/$12 Pop-punk hitmakers the Ataris found name with a song that namechecks Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (“San Dimas High School Football Rules” ) and a punk cover of the Eagles (“Boys of Summer”). But they had their best 30 seconds with “The Radio Still Sucks,” wishing that someone would break Marilyn Manson’s neck and angrily declaring “I’m really fucking sick of Beck and 311.” That was maybe a decade ago, so they might just outlast their sworn enemies. (SP)


Rock/Pop R ock/Pop AVALON A VALON Fri: TTrinere. Fri: rinere. SSat: at: KKool ool KKatz atz CD CD Release Party. R elease P arty. SSanta anta CClara. lara.

THE T HE BLANK BLANK CLUB CLUB Wed, W ed, 77pm: pm: (hed)p.e., (hed)p.e., Kutt Kutt Richter, CCalhoun, alhoun, Big Big B, B, Johnny Johnny R ichter, Blesstenation. $18/$20. B lesstenation. $ 18/$20. FFri, ri, 9pm: New Wave Prom w/ DJs 9 pm: N ew W ave P rom w /D Js Vitus V itus & KKevin. evin. $5. $5. Sat, Sat, 9pm: 9pm: Ugly SSloe, loe, SSwitchblade witchblade Riot, Riot, U gly Winner. W inner. $7. $7. Mon, Mon, 8pm: 8pm: the the Ataris, A taris, Gasoline Gasoline Heart, Heart, Don’t Don’t Panic. P anic. $10/$12. $10/$12. SSan an Jose. Jose.



Thu, 7pm: Thu, 7pm: LLive ive m music. usic. SSat, at, 9 pm: Live Live m usic. SSunnyvale. unnyvale. 9pm: music.

FFri, ri, 8:30pm: 8:30pm: Live Live music. music. SSat, at, 8:30pm: 8 :30pm: LLive ive music. music. Campbell. Campbell.



Wed: Jack Wed: Jack Rip Rip O Off. ff. SSun: un: CChili hili Sauce. Sauce. M on: EElement. lement. Mon: CCampbell. ampbell.

Wed, W ed, 8 8pm: pm: LLive ive music/jam music/jam nnight. ight. SSan an JJose. ose.


Wed W ed aand nd FFri, ri, 8 8:30pm: :30pm: The The Blackouts. B lackouts. Thu, Thu, 9pm: 9pm: Ted Ted B. B. Greg Band. SSun, un, 4-8pm: 4-8pm: G reg CCross ross B and. SSunnyvale. unnyvale.

Fri, 110pm: Fri, 0pm: N Notorious. otorious. SSat, at, 110pm: 0pm: Superbad. Superbad. SSan an JJose. ose.

BRITANNIA A BRITANNIA ARMS RMS DOWNTOWN D OWNTOWN Thu, 110pm: Thu, 0pm: LLove ove SStoned. toned. SSan an JJose. ose.


LLOS OS GGATOS ATOS FIESTA FIESTA DE DE ARTES ARTES SSat, at, 2-3:30pm: 2-3:30pm: R Rock ock Solid. Solid. FFree. ree. Main Main SStreet, treet, Los Los Gatos. Gatos.


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MORGAN H MORGAN HILL ILL FRIDAY FRIDAY NIGHT NIGHT SSERIES ERIES Fri, 77pm: Fri, pm: Usual Usual SSuspects. uspects. FFree. ree. CCommunity ommunity CCenter enter Amphitheatre, Morgan Hill. A mphitheatre, M organ H ill.

MOUNTAIN VIEW MOUNTAIN VIEW SUMMER SUMMER SSOUNDS OUNDS Thu, 6:30-8pm: Thu, 6:30-8pm: The The Shanks. Shanks. Downtown FFree. ree. D owntown Castro Castro SStreet treet Dana Mountain View. aatt D ana SStreet, treet, M ountain V iew.

NICKEL N ICKEL CCITY ITY Fri, 6 Fri, 6:30pm: :30pm: Knockout, Knockout, Silosybe, Silosybe, tthe he Fort Fort Nelson Nelson ZZoo, oo, Evening Evening Has Bad H as SStruck, truck, B ad TTouch, ouch, EEra ra 6:30pm: EEscape. scape. SSat, at, 6 :30pm: tthe he Days Dirty, New EElevens, levens, 5 D ays D irty, TToo N ew Beginnings, B eginnings, IIpswich, pswich, tthe he American Arm A merican LLegal egal SSystem, ystem, A rm tthe he Alarm. Alarm. SSan an JJose. ose.

NUMBER N UMBER ONE ONE BROADWAY BROADWAY Wed, 9 Wed, 9pm: pm: JJCC SSmith mith Band. Band. Fri, Fri, 9:30pm: 9 :30pm: Groove Groove KKings. ings. LLos os Gatos. G atos.

QUARTER Q UARTER NOTE NOTE Wed, 8 Wed, 8:30pm: :30pm: Pro Pro Jam Jam Night. 8:30: N ight. TThu, hu, 8 :30: TThrowback hrowback TThursdays. hursdays. Fri, Fri, 9pm: 9pm: Madman’s Madman’s $10. 9pm: LLullaby. ullaby. $ 10. Sat, Sat, 9 pm: Rhyme Rhyme and Vol. and Reason, Reason, V ol. 5. 5. $5. $5. Mon, Mon, 8:30pm: 8 :30pm: Alvin Alvin Draper Draper Jam. Jam. SSunnyvale. unnyvale.

REDWOOD CCITY REDWOOD ITY M MUSIC USIC O ON N T HE SQUARE SQUARE THE Fri, 6 Fri, 6pm: pm: SSteve teve LLucky ucky & tthe he Rhumba Rhumba Bums. Bums. Free. Free. Downtown D owntown Redwood Redwood CCity. ity.

SANTA CLARA SANTA CLARA CONCERTS CONCERTS IN IN THE T HE PARK PARK SSun un 2:30pm: 2:30pm: Sidesaddle Sidesaddle & CCo. o. Park, FFree. ree. CCentral entral P ark, SSanta anta CClara. lara.

SSHORELINE HORELINE AMPHITHEATRE AMPHITHEATRE Mon, 7pm: Mon, 7pm: Rush, Rush, the the Time Time Machine $23.50/$119.50. M achine TTour. our. $ 23.50/$119.50. Mountain M ountain View. View.

SSOUTH OUTH FIRST FIRST BILLIARDS BILLIARDS Fri: SSouth Fri: outh First First FFridays. ridays. SSat: at: Oppression. LLyrical yrical O ppression. SSan an JJose. ose.

SSTREETLIGHT TREETLIGHT RECORDS RECORDS SSat, at, 44pm: pm: FFish ish Cat Cat FFish. ish. SSun, un, Darling, 33pm: pm: Summer Summer D arling, tthe he Americas. A mericas. SSan an JJose. ose.

SUNNYVALE SUMMER SUNNYVALE SUMMER SSERIES ERIES Wed, 55:30pm: Wed, :30pm: Julio Julio Bravo Bravo y SSuu Qrquesta Qrquesta SSalsabor. alsabor. FFree. ree. Downtown D owntown Sunnyvale. Sunnyvale.

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Wed, 6 Wed, 6:30pm: :30pm: Janis Janis Mann. Mann. Free. Free. LLos os Gatos Gatos Town Town Plaza. Plaza.



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WAHOO’S W AHOO’S Fri, nnoon-3pm: Fri, oon-3pm: Back Back to to School School Day. music D ay. LLive ive m usic bbyy Entice Entice ((12:30pm) 12:30pm) and and 5606 5606 (1:45pm) (1:45pm) pplus lus giveaways. giveaways. SSantana antana Row. Row.

WILDWOOD W ILDWOOD SSTOCK TOCK Sun, nnoon-6pm: Sun, oon-6pm: Rock Rock SSolid, olid, Grain, Never G rain, N ever tthe he SSame, ame, Whiskey Whiskey CCircus ircus & Mike Mike Gurley. Gurley. Free. Free. Wildwood W ildwood Park, Park, Saratoga. Saratoga.

WOODHAM’S W OODHAM’S LLOUNGE OUNGE FFri-Sun: ri-Sun: P Pro ro Jam. Jam. SSanta anta Clara. Clara.

World W orld ALBERTO’S A LBERTO’S Wed: B Wed: Bachata. achata. TThu: hu: Salsa Salsa w/ w/ Pantea. P antea. FFri: ri: SSalsa alsa FFridays. ridays. SSat: at: Nights. w/ LLatin atin N ights. TTue: ue: SSalsa alsa w / Pantea. Mountain P antea. M ountain View. View.

CCASCAL ASCAL Fri, 9 Fri, 9pm: pm: KKaweh. aweh. Sat, Sat, 8:30pm: 8:30pm: Mountain JJames ames Robinson. Robinson. M ountain View. V iew.

PARRANDA P ARRANDA N NIGHTCLUB IGHTCLUB Thu, 9 Thu, 9pm: pm: Banda Banda 300, 300, DJ DJ Akustik. A kustik. FFri, ri, 8pm: 8pm: Norteño Norteño and and Bandas B andas llive. ive. Sunnyvale. Sunnyvale.

JJazz/Blues azz/Blues ANGELICA’S A NGELICA’S B BISTRO ISTRO Thu, 44pm: Thu, pm: Dan Dan Dillon, Dillon, 7:30pm: 7:30pm: Blues B lues JJam. am. SSat, at, 8 aand nd 10pm: 10pm: Blues JJust ust Cream, Cream, the the CCrossCut rossCut B lues Band. Mon: B and. M on: RWH RWH Jazz Jazz Triad. Triad. Tue, Tue, Dan Dillon, 44pm: pm: D an D illon, 7pm: 7pm: Jazz Jazz open open sstage tage hosted hosted by by Angelica’s Angelica’s JJam am Band. Redwood B and. R edwood City. City.

CCAFFE AFFE T TRIESTE RIESTE Fri, 8 Fri, 8pm: pm: Opera Opera Night. Night. Sat, Sat, 8pm: 8pm: Band. EEmperor mperor Norton’s Norton’s JJazz azz B and. SSan an JJose. ose.


LLILLY ILLY MAC’S MAC’S Sat: JJazz Sat: azz & B Beyond eyond SSeries. eries. SSunnyvale. unnyvale.

LLOFT OFT BAR BAR A AND ND B BISTRO ISTRO Thu, 77-10pm: Thu, -10pm: Live Live jjazz. azz. SSan an JJose. ose.

MOROCCO’S M OROCCO’S RESTAURANT RESTAURANT Thu, 55pm: Thu, pm: Hot Hot M Moroccan oroccan N Night. ight. Duo w/ Andrew FFri, ri, 55pm: pm: JJazz azz D uo w /A ndrew DiRzza Rick D iRzza & R ick TTutunjian. utunjian. SSat, at, 55pm: pm: LLemo. emo. SSun, un, 5pm: 5pm: Moroccan Moroccan Music Night. M usic N ight. Mon: Mon: Jim Jim Farber. Farber. Ron TTue: ue: R on JJazz azz LLive ive and and the the 650 650 CConnection. onnection. SSan an JJose. ose.

PARK P ARK V VALENCIA ALENCIA Sat, 11-4pm: Sat, -4pm: A Taste Taste of of Jazz. Jazz. Row. FFree. ree. Santana Santana R ow.

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WildwoodStock 2010 WHEN Caroline Irvine lost her battle with breast cancer one year ago this week, her friend Nickie Thomson couldn’t believe it. Both the wives of musicians in the South Bay band Grain, Irvine had told her she was determined not to die—she could hold out, she said, until she could be cured. Thomson was convinced she could do it, too, which made it all the more Sunday, Aug. 8, shocking when Irvine was gone within 10 months. noon–8pm In her memory, Thomson decided to do the 60mile, three-day Susan G. Komen walkathon on Wildwood Park in Saratoga Oct. 1 this year, and this week she has put together “Wildwoodstock 2010,” a fundraiser that will go to support her team (“Mama-Geddon”) in the Free; donations accepted. event. The event is free, but donations are accepted. Performing will be Grain, the rootsy local rock band that features both Caroline’s husband Dave Irvine and Nickie’s husband John Thomson; Michael Gurley, the Saratoga native who found fame with his band Dada and their 1992 hit “Dizz Knee Land”; and SoCal’s Whiskey Circus. —Steve Palopoli

THEATRE T HEATRE O ON N SSAN AN P PEDRO EDRO SSQUARE QUARE Fri, 7:30pm: Fri, 7:30pm: Kristen Kristen Strom Strom Quartet. $15. 8:30pm: Q uartet. $ 15. SSat, at, 8 :30pm: Out Out Blue ooff tthe he B lue aand nd CChristina hristina Li. Li. $10. Winds $ 10. SSun, un, 33pm: pm: IIvory vory W inds & $5. SSteve teve LLin. in. $ 5. SSan an JJose. ose.

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LLILLY ILLY M MAC’S AC’S Sun, 55-8pm: Sun, -8pm: LLive ive IIrish rish M Music. usic. SSunnyvale. unnyvale.

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TTue, ue, 6pm: 6pm: Carolina Carolina Special. Special. SSan an Jose. Jose.

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Thu-Sat, 9pm: Uncle Dougie Show.. No cover. Show cover. San Jose.

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San Jose Jazz Festival THIS YEAR’S San Jose Jazz Festival features everything from funk gods George Clinton, Maceo Aug. 13-15 Parker and Tower of Power, to a whole stage devoted to blues, to salsa, to . . . oh, yeah, jazz! Well, Plaza de it’s all jazz, as the very forward-thinking organizers Cesar Chavez have come to realize, but there’s a good number of top traditional acts, as well. Besides the Mothership Per-day landing, highlights to watch for include bassist and admission is $15 producer Marcus Miller performing the music of Miles Davis, including Tutu, the 1986 album Miller wrote and produced for the jazz legend. —Steve Palopoli

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TOON’S T OON’S OON Thu: R&B Singoff Contest. Fri: TTop oop 40 Hip-hop party w/ DJ Classic. Sat: DJ TTito. ito. Sun: Hip-Hop Showcase. Mon: Fun, Fun, Fun. TTue: uue: Ladies night. San Jose.

VOODOO V OODOO LLOUNGE OUNGE PARRANDA P A ARRANDA NI NIGHTCLUB GHTCLUB Thu, 8pm: DJ Akustik. No cover cover.. Fri, 8pm: DJ Mayo. Sat, 8pm: DJ Mayo M andd DJ Akustik. Ak tik Sun, S 7pm: Latin Beat. Sun, 9pm: Sonideroo Night. DJs spinning Sonider more. salsa, cumbia and mor e. Sunnyvale.

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ZZEN EN LLOUNGE OUNGE Thu: College Night. Fri: Fabulous w/ DJ Menace. Sat: Celebrity w/ DJ D-Roc. View.. Mountain View

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VIRGO V IRGO ((Aug. Aug. 223–Sept. 3–Sept. 222): 2): N New ew A Age ge aauthor uthor B Bob ob Frissell wrote Frissell w rote a bbook ook ccalled alled N Nothing othing iinn TThis his B Book ook IIss TTrue, rue, But But IIt’s t’’s Exactly Exactly How How Things Things Are. Are. IItt ccontains ontains a hhost ost ooff seemingly far-fetched far-fetched theories theories about about UFOs, UFOs, crop crop circles, circles, seemingly ascended ascended masters, masters, earth earth changes changes and and monuments monuments on on Mars, Mars, all all of of which which adds adds up up to to a beguiling beguiling Theory Theory of of Everything Everything about about the the hidden hidden nature nature of of reality. reality. I see see your your life life right right now now as as having having resemblances resemblances to to this this curious curious tome. tome. If If I had had to to give give a title title to to the the next next chapter chapter of might Happening of yyour our sstory, tory, iitt m ight bbee ““Nothing Nothing TThat’s hat’s H appening Will Will Make Make Much Much Sense Sense Until Until It It Has Has Finished Finished Happening, Happening, Whereupon Whereupon It It Will Will Yield Yield a Burst Burst of of Insight Insight About About the the Big Big Picture Picture of of Your Your Destiny.” Destiny.” LLIBRA IBRA ((Sept. Sept. 223–Oct. 3–Oct. 222): 2): O One ne ooff tthe he bbest est w ways ays ttoo ccultivate ultivate your your own own radiant radiant brilliance brilliance or or native native talent talent is is ttoo llook ook ffor or eexcellence xcellence iin n oother ther ppeople. eople. SSoo iiff yyou ou ssuspect uspect tthere’s here’s ssome ome hhalf-hidden alf-hidden oorr ppartially artially ddormant ormant rreservoir eservoir within mother ooff ggenius enius w ithin yyou—a ou—a m other llode ode ooff iintelligence ntelligence tthat hat yyou ou hhave ave nnot ot bbeen een ffully ully ssuccessful uccessful iin n ttapping apping make iinto—I nto—I ssuggest uggest yyou ou m ake iitt a ppoint oint ttoo iidentify dentify tthe he Whether ggenius enius iin n eeveryone veryone yyou ou kknow. now. W hether iit’s t’s your your cousin’s cousin’s flower kknack nack ffor or fl ower aarrangement rrangement oorr yyour our cco-worker’s o-worker ’s moods ttelepathic elepathic ccapacity apacity ttoo rread ead tthe he m oods ooff ppeople eople sshe he

SSAGITTARIUS AGITT TA ARIU US (Nov (Nov.. 22–Dec. 21): My Sagittarius friend Lisa dreamed dreamed she was at a party with Jon Carroll, admires. dream, Carroll, a writer she admir es. In the dr eam, she managed to joinn a cir circle cle of people with whom he was conversing. conversing. Twice Twice she tried to insinuate her way into the conversation conversation with comments she thought were ignored her.. were flattering flaattering to Jon. But he ignor ed her Finally she opened picturee book she open ned an oversized pictur had with her an andd showed him a striking photo of a huge nest containing contaaining a speckled, glittery dragon’s dragon’s egg. This caught caught his eye. He took her by the arm to a table where pored ascinating where they por ed over this ffascinating image together. dream, together. Learn from from Lisa’s Lisa’s dr eam, Sagittarius. To captivate the attention of the people you’ree To e you’r interested interested in, appeal apppeal not to their vanity but to their imagination. CAPRICORN CAPRIC ORN N (Dec. 22–Jan. 19): Homeboy Industries is an organization organization in East Los Los Angeles that helps former former gang members find jobs. One of its most successful successsful programs programs has trained trained more more than a hundr hundred ex-cons That’s ed ex-co ons as solar panel installers. That ’s the kind of dramatic dram matic conversion I’d like to see you make in your own ow wn life, life, Capricorn—getting Capricorn—getting face face to face face with the most most messed-up part of yourself and conspiring to transform transf a orm it into something brighter and more more useful. useful. Now would be an excellent time to dive into that worthy worthy project. project. AQUARIUS A QUARIUS ((Jan. Jan. 220–Feb. 0–Feb. 118): 8): II’m ’m aallll iin n ffavor avor ooff fires yyou ou ppumping umping uupp yyour our yyearning earning aand nd sstoking toking tthe he fi res ooff yyour our aambition mbition aand nd ffantasizing antasizing iin n eexplicit xplicit ddetail etail aabout bout a ffantastic antastic ddream—on ream—on oone ne ccondition: ondition: TThe he oobject bject ooff yyour our ccraving raving hhas as ttoo bbee rreal eal aand nd aachievable. chievable. IItt ccan’t an’t bbee aan n iimpossible mpossible iidol dol oorr rremote emote ddelusion, elusion, nnor or ccan an iitt bbee aan n eescapist scapist ddistraction. istraction. TThe he llonging onging yyou ou must ffeel eel m ust eempower mpower yyou, ou, nnot ot ddemoralize emoralize yyou. ou. TThe he morning must vvision ision tthat hat ggets ets yyou ou aactivated ctivated eeach ach m orning m ust bbee manifest ssomething omething yyou ou ccan an aactually ctually m anifest bbyy ccarrying arrying oout ut master willing a ddetailed, etailed, sstep-by-step tep-by-step m aster pplan. lan. IIff yyou’re ou’re w illing myy ggo-ahead ttoo ssatisfy atisfy tthese hese pprovisions, rovisions, yyou ou hhave ave m o-ahead ttoo more wild with gget et m ore tthan han a llittle ittle w ild w ith ddesire. esire. PISCES P ISCES ((Feb. Feb. 119–March 9–March 220): 0): W When hen yyou ou ttry ry ttoo

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