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Forty Whiners Santa Clara gave JULIO FUENTES a long-expected nudge off the dock last week, accelerating the city manager’s exit by more than two months. The decision came on the heels of the revelation that Fuentes reduced the San Francisco 49ers’ rent by $5 million without bothering to clear it with the council. While the NFL club has coughed up the three months outstanding—no doubt a bit of damage control—the team maintains that the city is getting a sweet deal. The two sides will now enter couples counseling mediation. Newly appointed Mayor LISA GILLMOR has called out city staff’s dealings with Levi’s Stadium, especially Fuentes. Her male colleagues on the council—PAT KOLSTAD and DOMINIC CASERTA—seem to be trading the city’s colors for red & gold. Gillmor’s mayoral predecessor, JAMIE MATTHEWS, They who oddly resigned Did one day after Super What? Bowl 50, claimed he wasn’t a football fan SEND TIPS TO FLY@ but enthusiastically METRONEWS. played center whenever COM the team came calling. Paradoxically, the person given the boot may be the most savvy in all of this. Two days before Super Bowl 50, Fuentes, a Latino, played the discrimination card. Four weeks later he announced he would resign by May 31. Meanwhile, the city launched an internal investigation and a source familiar with report’s details, delivered in closed session last week, says that all of Fuentes’ claims regarding a hostile work environment were nada. The rent dispute was the final straw. There’s a suspicion Fuentes realized the end was nigh and set his resignation date far enough out to secure another $72,000 while trying to land new employment. While the 49ers’ support at City Hall is dwindling, allies still abound. In a bizarre report detailing the rent dispute, the Santa Clara Weekly argued the Niners are “entitled” to a much better deal.

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EYOND THE RED steel gate to the 4A pod in Santa Clara County’s Main Jail, a dozen cameras keep watch of 45 locked-up men.

For as long as anyone can remember, jailers and jailed alike have called this notoriously volatile maximum-security unit “The Snake Pits.” So named because of the way inmates would thrust their arms through the bars and wave them around like so many frantic vipers. Sheriff Laurie Smith, flanked by assistant sheriff Troy Beliveau and spokesman Sgt. James Jensen, walks up to the door’s blast-proof pane to point out where a 30-man brawl erupted earlier this month.

“The more you let them out together,” Smith says, “the more fights you’re going to have,” And yet, despite the unit’s fractious reputation, the jail recently revised its policy to allow more inmates out of their cells at once, resulting in a March 3 melee. The brawl played out on cameras a day after their installation and a week after the policy change, which, jail officials say, is coincidental. The timing of the scrap—right after the sheriff made headlines for buying the cameras with her personal credit card—raised suspicions of a set-up. “Do you guys believe that I staged this for publicity?” Smith scoffs. That her critics suspect as much shows how badly a series of high-profile scandals, including the fatal beating of a mentally ill inmate, have tarnished the sheriff’s image. This past weekend, a jails commission—formed after three

guards were charged with murdering Michael Tyree—asked the county to wrest control of the jails from Smith. “You have racism and constitutional violations coursing through the system,” commissioner Rick Callender says. “I really do want federal oversight of these jails. Heads need to roll.” Tyree’s Aug. 27 death prompted the county Board of Supervisors to create the Blue Ribbon Commission to investigate and improve the two jails under the sheriff’s control. The Prison Law Office, a nonprofit watchdog, followed up with a lawsuit accusing county corrections of over-using solitary confinement and failing to provide adequate medical and mental health care for 3,600 inmates. Sheriff Smith has since faced unprecedented public criticism. An internal probe uncovered a slew of racist text messages exchanged by at least a dozen jail deputies, leading to the correctional union’s president being placed on paid leave. Shocking accounts of brutality against inmates have also come to light, and consultants identified glaring failures

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federal oversight of these jails. We’ve got problems of management and leadership, which creates this kind of festering cesspool of activity.” In a roundabout way, Smith blames the “Snake Pit” brawl on the classaction lawsuit demanding less solitary confinement and more time out of cells. “But, please,” she says, “do not think for a moment that someone staged the fight for the media. That is ludicrous.” Attempts to improve jail conditions have been met with resistance or suspicion, Smith contends. While commending “the vast majority” of deputies for being dedicated public servants, she called their unions obstructionist. Laurie Smith Case in point: the jail guard union wanted to “meet and confer” over the sheriff’s decision to install locked boxes to protect the privacy of inmate complaints. Smith then used an analogy that Metro’s own reporters could be fired on a moment’s notice, but she has to deal with civil service protections. Union officials say they want to see those changes but take issue with the way they’re handed down. “The problem is that the sheriff is being obstructionist and slowing progress by making unilateral decisions that exclude us,” says Julio Alvarez, head of the Correctional Peace Officers Association. The union’s rep on the jails commission, however, wants the sheriff to keep her post to enact promised reforms. Sgt. Amy Le on Saturday defended Smith, who had to make cuts during the economic downturn. Fellow commissioners Pablo Gaxiola, a former inmate, and Judge Stephen Manley, who presides over the local mental health court, agreed. Reforms underway include better hygiene for inmates and more out-ofcell time. Mental health experts have been placed in both jails. Riot guns will no longer be used on mentally ill inmates to force them from their cells. And guards now hold squad meetings before each shift to go over training, policy and updates about inmates. “They’re saying that this is the worst jail system in the world,” Smith says. “I think people forget that this was a murder by some deputies in this facility and that we had them arrested within a week. So, people forget why all this started.”


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Readers’ Choice Food & Drink p17 Nightlife p46 Goods & Services p58 Arts & Culture p72

The Short List p80

Editors’ Picks p82

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ILICON VALLEY’S chatter about sending a human to Mars reached a fevered pitch in 2015 with the cinematic release of Andy Weir’s The Martian. The same year, another rocket-shaped innovation took the valley by storm when it landed on Palo Alto’s University Avenue. We are talking, of course, about the sushi burrito. The crunchy, high-protein and cleverlybranded Sushirrito fused two dominant California cultures with food tech to create a lunchtime phenomenon. Sidewalks were roped off and cut into concrete turf traditionally reserved for people camping out for a just-released iPhone. We expect these kinds of changes in a

region that put supercomputers in our pockets and brought waffles to our toasters. “Eggo”—originally marketed under the clunky portmanteau “Froffle”—was the Tesla of the midcentury, completely disrupting the waffle iron industry. We’ve been covering these seismic shifts in consumer behavior for three decades now. We’ve seen white tablecloths give way to communal dining and wine coolers evolve to flavored Belgian-style ales. Metro pioneered the Best of Silicon Valley, which began as the Best of Santa Clara Valley in 1986. It’s the longest continuously running guide to local discovery in this strategically important part of the world. We’re proud to recognize the hard working people, businesses and amenities that improve our collective well-being. Our “Best Of” began in the early days with staff-selected

“bests,” later crowdsourcing readers with a mail-in ballot. Now it’s an online survey. We are continually impressed by our savvy readers’ selections, and occasionally disappointed, but more often than not they’re spot-on. They cover a lot of ground, from Beltramo’s Wines and Spirits in Menlo Park to the Gilroy Garlic Festival. Popular favorites like Opa! are more likely to beat onepercenter hangouts like Evvia in the Greek restaurant category. That’s the nature of a reader-driven system. This year, we added the Gold Awards, which recognize standouts who’ve exhibited enduring appeal in “Best Of” issues over the past three decades. It’s hard to believe we’re still at this 30 years on, but our mission of finding the valley’s best things and sharing the results is a privilege we’re humbled to accept. —Dan Pulcrano

Contributors: Dan Pulcrano, Jennifer Wadsworth, Josh Koehn, Natalie Kirkland, Nick Veronin, Yasmin Deosaran, John Flynn, Tad Malone

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Chef Jeffrey Stout. OCK is a recipient of a Michelin Bib Gourmand Award.

1875 South Bascom Avenue, Suite 190 @ The Pruneyard Shopping Center, Campbell, CA 408-340-5285


Gold Awards

Readers’ Choice

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CLASSICS

ORIGINAL JOE’S

Best New Restaurant BLACK SHEEP BRASSERIE 1202 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

SOUTH WINCHESTER BBQ

1362 S Winchester Blvd, San Jose

WILLARD HICKS

280 E Campbell Ave, Campbell

Best Restaurant

(Culinary Excellence)

ALEXANDER’S STEAKHOUSE

Greg Ramar

In 1956, Louis, Babe, Otto and Nino brought a taste of San Francisco Italian to San Jose—literally, they imported French bread on Greyhound busses for the first two years. Eventually, they found a more convenient baker, but they’ve changed little else, sticking with their Godfather set interior and beyond-ample portions of throwback dinner specials like braised short ribs, osso bucco and duck breast in a cherry port reduction. Legend has it that one late night, a customer stumbled in and ordered a spinach omelette but wanted something more substantial. So the chef tossed in a handful of leftover hamburger and accidentally invented their fabled, hangover-curing Joe’s Special.

Best Chef JEFFERY STOUT, ORCHARD CITY KITCHEN

Best Dining Value AQUI

Multiple locations

10330 N Wolfe Rd, Cupertino

1875 S Bascom Ave #190, Campbell

AGAVE MEXICAN GRILL

ORCHARD CITY KITCHEN

DAVID KINCH, THE BYWATER

1875 S Bascom Ave #190, Campbell

532 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

SUSHI CONFIDENTIAL

ALDO’S

JIM STUMP, THE TABLE

14109 Winchester Blvd, Los Gatos

1110 Willow St, San Jose

17 S 4th St, San Jose

247 E Campbell Ave, Campbell

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Food & Drink Best Small Restaurant

Best Late-Night Eats ORIGINAL JOE’S 301 S 1st St, San Jose

HENRY’S HI-LIFE

301 W St John St, San Jose

A SLICE OF NEW YORK

3443 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose

BROWN CHICKEN BROWN COW 397 E Campbell Ave, Campbell

TACO BRAVO

1950 S Bascom Ave, Campbell

NAGLEE PARK GARAGE

505 E San Carlos St, San Jose

Best Family Restaurant

Best French Restaurant LA FONDUE

14550 Big Basin Way #3, Saratoga

CAPERS

1710 W Campbell Ave, Campbell

LE PAPILLON

410 Saratoga Ave, San Jose

DOUBLE D’S SPORTS GRILLE 354 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

BLACK SHEEP BRASSERIE 1202 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

ALDO’S RISTORANTE & BAR 14109 Winchester Blvd, Los Gatos

Best Romantic Restaurant

Best Latin American Restaurant EL BURRO

1875 S Bascom Ave, Campbell

LA FONDUE

14550 Big Basin Way #3, San Jose

CASE LUPE

2169 Winchester Blvd, Campbell

ALEXANDER’S STEAKHOUSE 10330 N Wolfe Rd, Cupertino

CASCAL

400 Castro St, Mountain View

LA FORET

21747 Bertram Rd, San Jose

Best Restaurant Patio

Best Cuban/Caribbean Restaurant

AQUI WILLOW GLEN 1145 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

SAN PEDRO SQUARE MARKET 87 N San Pedro St, San Jose

OPA! CAMPBELL

276 E Campbell Ave, Campbell

HABANA CUBA

238 Race St, San Jose

LA BODEGUITA DEL MEDIO 463 California Ave, Palo Alto

COCONUTS CARIBBEAN RESTAURANT & BAR 642 Ramona St, Palo Alto

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BILL’S The Zafiris family recognized a dearth in quality brunch joints in San Jose, so they founded this local chain 30 years ago in Willow Glen. They quintessential Sunday morning spot took favorites from CLASSICS their biological family, like Greek Lemon Soup, and their staff family, like Chilaquiles, and combined them for a lip-smacking spin on traditional breakfast. Bill’s serves Eggs Benedict with pork carnitas, smoked salmon or crab cakes and before-noon booze like Mexican coffee spiked with tequila, Kahlua and whipped cream.

Gold Awards Come Enjoy a Craft Cocktail at our Beautiful New Bar Specializing in Gin, Whiskey and Scotch Infused Cocktails

71 N. San Pedro St San Jose 71saintpeter.com • 408.871.8523


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1349 Blossom Hill Rd at Kooser (Across from Princeton Plaza)


Readers’ Choice

#BOSV2016

CLASSICS

Greg Ramar

Gold Awards

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Food & Drink

LA VICTORIA’S ORANGE SAUCE The cultish condiment synonymous with South Bay taquerias was created in 1998, at the original La Victoria’s on East San Carlos in downtown San Jose. Marcelino Barrita experimented for months to create a sauce outside the traditional red or green box, when he hit on an orange-colored variety that tasted nothing like the fruit. The spicy concoction is a family secret that’s become so popular La Vic’s now has six locations. Marcelino’s son, Nicandro, says orders for bottles of orange sauce come in from across the country, and occasionally even overseas.

Best Cajun Restaurant

Best Italian Restaurant

POOR HOUSE BISTRO

ORIGINAL JOE’S

LILLIE MAE’S HOUSE OF SOUL FOOD

MAGGIANO’S

91 S Autumn St, San Jose

1290 Coleman Ave, Santa Clara

NOLA’S

535 Ramona St, Palo Alto

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301 S 1st St, San Jose

3055 Olin Ave, San Jose

ALDO’S

14109 Winchester Blvd, Los Gatos

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#BOSV2016

Food & Drink Best Mediterranean/ Greek Restaurant

Best Vegetarian Restaurant

OPA!

GOOD KARMA

1100 Lincoln Ave, San Jose 276 E Campbell Ave, Campbell

37 S 1st St San Jose

VEGGIE GRILL

Santana Row, 3055 Olin Ave, San Jose 565 San Antonio Rd, Mountain View

DIO DEKA

Hotel Los Gatos, 210 E Main St, Los Gatos

FALAFEL BAR

ATHENA GRILL

1600 Saratoga Ave, San Jose

1505 Space Park Dr, Santa Clara

Best Middle Eastern Restaurant

Best Hawaiian HUKILAU

230 Jackson St, San Jose

FALAFEL DRIVE-IN

OHANA GRILL

DISHDASH

HAWAIIAN BBQ

2301 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose

43566 Christy St, Fremont

190 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale 181 Ranch Dr, Milpitas

HOUSE OF FALAFEL

19590 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino

6233 Santa Teresa Blvd, San Jose

Best Ramen ORENCHI RAMEN

Best Steakhouse

3540 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara

KUMAKO RAMEN

ALEXANDER’S STEAKHOUSE

211 Jackson St, San Jose

KONJOE TEI

10330 N Wolfe Rd, Cupertino

387 S 1st St, San Jose

FORBES MILL STEAKHOUSE 206 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

HENRY’S HI-LIFE

301 W St John St, San Jose

Best Pho

Best Barbecue

HOUSE OF PHO

5353 Almaden Expy, San Jose 1066 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale

SMOKING PIG

DAC PHUC

HENRY’S HI-LIFE

PHO 69

1144 N 4th St, San Jose 301 W St John St, San Jose

198 W Santa Clara St, San Jose 321 S 1st St, San Jose

SAM’S BBQ

1110 S Bascom Ave, San Jose

PENINSULA CREAMERY Before we perfected refrigeration, this Palo Alto landmark made daily dairy deliveries to the city’s schools, homes and business. Now that the milkman has gone the way of the Dodo, they’ve shifted to CLASSICS serving breakfast scrambles, old-fashioned metal-tin milkshakes and greasy sandwiches like the Philly Cheese, the Patty Melt and the Clogger, stuffed with pastrami, bacon and American cheese. They’re legally obligated to be retro as their lease stipulates they must maintain a 50’s style soda fountain.

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Cambrian Park 1401 Kooser Rd. (between Meridian & Blossom Hill) 408-264-1900

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Best Breakfast • Best Family Restaurant Best Dining Value

Palo Alto South San Jose Rose Garden San Jose/Santa Clara Pleasanton Willow Glen 5631 Cottle Rd. 302 N. Bascom Ave. 2089 The Alameda 3015 Hopyard Rd. 3163 Middlefield Rd. 1115 Willow St. (at Loma Verde Ave.) (at Lincoln Ave.) (at Poughkeepsie Ave.) (at Naglee Ave.) (at Newhall St.) (at Valley Ave.) 650-665-7941 408-294-1125 408-629-2400 408-287-2455 408-244-9085 925-426-5500

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Gold Awards

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Food & Drink CLASSICS

BERTUCELLI’S LA VILLA In 1947, Anne and Frank Giacomelli founded La Villa. Years later, they sold to the Polestras, who owned it until Dave Bertucelli, after years of making his buying interest unsubtly known. He wore them down and took over with his wife, Patty, and kids, Trisha and Chris, who run it to this day. They’re famous for a lot of things, including their Sfogliatelle, a cream-filled, lobster-tail-shaped pastry with a shell of densely stacked pastry leaves and their handmade raviolis stuffed with your choice of meat, cheese, feta, chicken or lobster.

LOS GATOS COFFEE COMPANY Starbucks, Peet’s and other major brands roast their coffee dark to ensure consistency but sacrifice the subtler floral, nutty and fruity notes contained in lighter roasts. For connoisseurs, the Los Gatos Coffee Company knows how to lovingly toast their coffee to the point of perfected flavor, offering in-store and online shipments of nuanced blends from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Pacific Islands. But for a real luxury, sample the quintessentially excellent Jamaican Blue Mountain Peaberry blend ($75 for 16 oz.) that holds peak flavor as it comes from the choicest 10 percent of beans in the world.

GRILL ON THE ALLEY Located in the Fairmont Hotel, this steakhouse has been home to many a power lunch, with thick cuts and sharply coiffed bartenders hand-stirring martinis. Regulars fondly remember Helmut Hassy, the restaurant’s patriarchal Austrian waite, who spent so much time there he actually passed away during a shift. There’s now a special table with a plaque labeled “Helmut’s Court” and a large headshot of him smiling at his kid’s wedding. He was known to say everything started or originated in Austria—even Jesus

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NOT YOUR TYPICAL MEXICAN RESTAURANT

FISH TACOS AND MORE

OPEN DAILY 10:30 A.M.-9 P.M.

Now Serving Beer & Wine

Readers’ Choice

#BOSV2016

Food & Drink Best Pearl Teas QUICKLY TEA CAFE

Best Seafood Restaurant

140 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose

BOBA BAR

BY-TH’-BUCKET BAR AND GRILL

BOBA PUB

FISH MARKET

310 S 3rd St, San Jose

4565 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara

1576 Branham Ln, San Jose

Menu & Specials at mavsmexgrill.com 1111 MERIDIAN AVE., SAN JOSE 408.440.2468

PERFECT MARGARITA Oaxacan Cuisine -- Catering

-Open for lunch & Dinner -- Kids Menu -Patio Seating

Available for Special and Corporate Events, Private Parties, up to 120 people

Full Bar/Tequila & Mezcal Bar

BOILING CRAB

Best Vietnamese Restaurant KHANH’S RESTAURANT 335 S Winchester Blvd, San Jose

Home of the

3775 El Camino Real, Santa Clara 1007 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose 71 Curtner Ave, San Jose 1631 E Capitol Expy, San Jose

Best Sushi

HOUSE OF PHO

SUSHI CONFIDENTIAL

5353 Almaden Expy, San Jose

247 E Campbell Ave, Campbell

TOUR EIFFEL

CHA CHA SUSHI

547 W Capitol Expy, San Jose

200 State St, Los Altos

Best Korean Restaurant BURNT RICE

BLOWFISH SUSHI

355 Santana Row #1010, San Jose

Best Burger BROWN CHICKEN BROWN COW

121 Curtner Ave #20, San Jose

397 E Campbell Ave, Campbell

GOOYI GOOYI

2331 El Camino Real, Santa Clara

BURGER PIT

1349 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose

BON CHON CHICKEN

572 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale

ST. JOHN’S BAR & GRILL 510 Lawrence Expy, Sunnyvale

Best Thai Restaurant

Best Pizza (Independent)

KRUNGTHAI 25 W San Fernando St., San Jose, CA. 408.283.9595

642 S Winchester Blvd, San Jose

BLUE MANGO

635 Coleman Ave, San Jose

BANANA LEAF

182 Ranch Dr, Milpitas, CA 95035

A SLICE OF NEW YORK

3443 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose 1253 W El Camino Real, Suite D, Sunnyvale

BLUE LINE PIZZA Multiple locations

PIZZA MY HEART Multiple locations

Build Your Own Lunch! STUFFED GRILLED CHEESE

with Mac & Cheese, Crispy Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Double Toasted Sliced Wheet Bread and Fries

It’s Scrumptious! Open Daily 11am to 10pm

2905 Park Ave., Santa Clara

408-615-1080

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PIZZA MY HEART Starting as a surf shack on Capitola Beach, this family-owned pizzeria chain reigns supreme in the South Bay. The Willow Glen restaurant features the “World’s Largest Wooden Surfboard,” CLASSICS good to ogle before plowing through their award winning “Big Sur,” which comes with pepperoni, sausage, portobellos and 40 (!) cloves of roasted garlic.

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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Food & Drink ST. JOHN'S 1/2 PRICE NIGHTS Readers’ Choice

Cheese Steaks

1/2 off

Monday Nights

All Hamburgers Wednesday Nights & All Day Saturday

#BOSV2016

Gold Awards

CLASSICS

Chicken Sandwiches Tuesday Nights

All Appetizers

Specials Valid for Dine-in only. 4pm-close. All day Sat.

Friday Nights

St. John’s Bar & Grill 510 Lawrence Expwy, #110, Sunnyvale 408.738.8515 | www.stjohnsgrill.com

KING EGGROLL

Half Off Combo Platter

Voted Best Sushi every year. Come enjoy Fine Dining and Sushi Boat Japanese Restaurant

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NEW! La Reina = Michelada w/Spicy Shrimp

TAQUERIA TLAQUEPAQUE Three locations to serve you!

2222 Lincoln Ave. SJ 408-978-3665

Closed Tuesday, Temporarily Closed Wednesday

250 Jackson St., San Jose Japantown 408.288.9611

Every King Eggroll hashery serves up dim sum, lunch combos and other variations of Chinese takeout. But, as the name suggests, its egg rolls are the main draw. A holiday tradition in the South Bay, King Eggroll’s namesake specialty comes with thin, crispy skin and juicy pork-carrot-and-cabbage stuffing. They’re addicting, so best order by the tray-full.

721 Willow St. SJ 408-287-9777 Closed on Mondays

699 Curtner Ave. #140 SJ 408-448-1230 Closed Sunday, Temporarily Closed Monday

Must present ad before ordering or Offer Not Valid

Best Deli/ Sandwich Shop LA VILLA

Best Donuts STAN’S DONUT SHOP

2628 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara

1319 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

MANLEY’S

LOS GATOS MEATS & SMOKEHOUSE

PSYCHO DONUTS

575 University Ave, Los Gatos

AMATO’S CHEESE STEAKS 2306 Almaden Rd, San Jose

Best Desserts

1080 Lincoln Ave, San Jose 288 S Second St, San Jose 2006 Winchester Blvd, Campbell

Best Ice Cream/ Gelato

DICK’S BAKERY

DOLCE SPAZIO

CREAM

WILLOW GLEN CREAMERY

ICING ON THE CAKE

CREAM

1593 Meridian Ave, San Jose 49 S First St, San Jose 50 W Main St, Los Gatos

221 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos 1100 Lincoln Ave, San Jose 49 S 1st St, San Jose

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FANTASTIC ENTREES THAT PAIR PERFECTLY WITH BEER Bold Flavors & "Farm to Table" Ingredients

HAPPY HOUR (in the bar)

Mon-Fri 3:30 PM to 6 PM and Sat 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

OVER 20 BIG SCREEN TV’S Great for Watching Bay Area Sports

OUTDOOR DINING PATIO LIVE MUSIC Fri & Sat 6 PM to 9 PM

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Food & Drink 2052 Curtner Ave, San Jose

Best Frozen Yogurt WILLOW GLEN FROZEN YOGURT/WILLOW GLEN CREAMERY 1100 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

MITSUWA MARKETPLACE 675 Saratoga Ave, San Jose

Best Microbrewery

YOGURT & LOVE

GORDON BIERSCH

YOGURTLAND

ROCK BOTTOM

33 E San Fernando St, San Jose

33 E Main St, Los Gatos

1875 S Bascom Ave #700, Campbell

Multiple locations

FIREHOUSE GRILL

111 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale

Best Food Truck GRILLED CHEESE BANDITS @CheeseBandits

CURRY UP NOW @CurryUpNow

SAM’S CHOWDERMOBILE @chowdermobile

Regional Winners

Peninsula Best Business Lunch

Best Caterer

LA BODEGUITA DEL MEDIO

PARSLEY SAGE ROSEMARY & THYME

463 California Ave, Palo Alto

QUATTRO

795 S Second St, San Jose

2050 University Ave, East Palo Alto

GUNTHER’S RESTAURANT AND CATERING

MIXX RESTAURANT

420 Castro St, Mountain View

1601 Meridian Ave, San Jose

(TIE)

SAM’S BBQ

MACARTHUR PARK

1110 S Bascom Ave, San Jose

Best Tea Room LISA’S TEA TREASURES Multiple locations

27 University Ave, Palo Alto

Best American Restaurant

SATORI TEA COMPANY

ST. MICHAEL’S ALLEY

14482 Big Basin Way, Saratoga

140 Homer Ave, Palo Alto

TEA TIME

LOS ALTOS GRILL

542 Ramona St, Palo Alto

233 Third St, Los Altos

MACARTHUR PARK

Best Ethnic Market

27 University Ave. Palo Alto

MI PUEBLO FOOD CENTER 235 E Julian St, San Jose

INTERNATIONAL FOOD BAZAAR

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Open daily for lunch & dinner Farm to Table Fresh

Banquet space for up to 75 people.

A Bellagio AUTHENTIC ITALIAN CUISINE

33 S. Central Ave., Campbell 408.370.7705 • abellagio.com

MINI GOURMET Stepping into the Mini Gourmet feels like a time warp. The traditional American diner remains largely unchanged since it began dishing up pancake breakfasts, burger-and-fries lunches and pulling 24-hour CLASSICS Thursday-through-Saturday stints in 1971.

Gold Awards


Hand Cut Chops

Always Sustainable Fish

Sensational Service

Attention to Detail

Private Dining Success

Homemade Pasta

Fresh Baked Bread

This establishment was conceived and created in the entrepreneurial spirit of Silicon Valley; a belief that given a positive workplace, and a commitment to excellence, people of diverse talents can gather together and build a better product. We invite you to experience a taste of why we love to live and work in Northern California. Welcome to The Basin. Ext. 1999

14572 Big Basin Way, Saratoga • 408.867.1906 • TheBasin.com

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Readers’ Choice

#BOSV2016

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Food & Drink Best Chinese Restaurant

Best Thai Restaurant KRUNG THAI

590 Showers Dr, Mountain View

CHEF CHU’S

1067 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos

KARAKADE THAI CUISINE

593 Woodside Rd, Redwood City

CHINA DELIGHT

5813 Cottle Rd, San Jose

SIAM ROYAL

338 University Ave, Palo Alto

DA SICHUAN BISTRO

3781 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

Best Japanese Restaurant

Best Taqueria LOS ALTOS TAQUERIA

2105 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View

FUKI SUSHI

LOS CHARROS

4119 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

89 W El Camino Real, Mountain View

TOMO SUSHI

JENNIFER’S TAQUERIA

1929 Latham St, Mountain View

5487 Snell Ave, San Jose

(TIE)

HIGUMA

RINCON SABROSO

540 El Camino Real, Redwood City

Best Mexican Restaurant

122 N Rengstorff Ave, Mountain View

Best Breakfast ORIGINAL PANCAKE HOUSE

EL BURRO

1875 S Bascom Ave, Campbell

420 S San Antonio Rd, Los Altos

FIESTA DEL MAR

PALO ALTO CREAMERY

735 Villa St, Mountain View

566 Emerson St, Palo Alto

JOYA

HOBEE’S

339 University Ave, Palo Alto

Best Indian Restaurant DARBAR

4224 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

Best Independent Coffeehouse

129 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto,

JANTA INDIAN CUISINE 369 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto

PASSAGE TO INDIA

1991 W El Camino Real, Mountain View

2015 Best Chinese Restaurant

RED ROCK COFFEE 201 Castro St, Mountain View

DANA STREET ROASTING COMPANY 744 W Dana St, Mountain View

CONNOISSEUR COFFEE COMPANY

2801 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City

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Palo Alto Weekly Mountain View Voice Metro Newspaper

J. LOHR WINERY In the 1960s, South Dakota transplant Jerry Lohr became one of the first growers to tap the grape-growing potential of California’s Central Coast. The farmer-turned-viticulturist planted his first Monterey CLASSICS County vineyards in 1972. Two years later, he opened his San Jose winery: J. Lohr Vineyards. The winemaker’s headquarters lies within an ivy-covered building just off The Alameda, where patrons can enjoy a complimentary tasting or sign up for a range of classes.

Gold Awards


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Live Music Trivia Night Fri and Sat Thursday WEEKEND

BR UNCH

Sat & Sun Starting at 11 am 14560 Big Basin Way Saratoga • 408•867•1639

SCOTT’S SEAFOOD Great Seafood, Steaks & Cocktails

A Rooftop Restaurant with Stunning Views of the Silicon Valley LUNCH MON-FRI 11.30A - 1.30P HAPPY HOUR MON-FRI 3.30P - 6.30P DINNER MON-FRI 4.30P, SAT 5P & SUN 4.30P ROOFTOP LOUNGE THURS-SAT, 9PM-12PM

FULL BAR • LARGE ROOFTOP PATIO 185 PARK AVE, DOWNTOWN SJ 408.971.1700 SCOTTSSEAFOODSJ.COM

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Readers’ Choice

Farm-Fresh , California Rustic Cuisine

#BOSV2016

Food & Drink

Serving Breakfast, Lunch , and Dinner

Gold Awards

CLASSICS

10030 S. De Anza Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014 | +1(408) 873-1000 | www.juniperhotel.com *Previously Known as Park Place, Located at Juniper Cupertino Hotel

BUCK’S OF WOODSIDE

Now Serving Katsu Curry

You’d never guess from the looks of it, but this unassuming, pancake house-turned-full-fledged restaurant in Woodside is a Silicon Valley legend. Buck’s proximity to Sand Hill Road has made it the unlikely hub of some of the biggest deals in tech—the birth of Tesla, PayPal and Hotmail, to name a few. Perpetually wisecracking proprietor Jamis MacNiven has a penchant for all things weird and wild, which comes through in the decor. For example, a Russian space suit or a narwhal tusk MacNiven claims is “on loan from the people of Iceland.”

Only Place In Town

Best Bakery Good Food Unique Atmosphere Excellent Value

PROLIFIC OVEN

550 Waverley St, Palo Alto

MAYFIELD BAKERY

855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

SATURA CAKES

200 Main St, Los Altos,

West Valley Best Business Lunch NICK’S NEXT DOOR 11 College Ave, Los Gatos

STEAMER’S

31 University Ave, Los Gatos

kumako ramen 408.286.2111

211 E Jackson Street • San Jose

Best Burrito

AQUI

201 E Campbell Ave, Campbell

SANCHO’S TAQUERIA Multiple locations

LOS CHARROS

89 W El Camino Real, Mountain View

TAQUERIA LA BAMBA

580 N Rengstorff Ave, Mountain View

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Th i s We e k i n Wi ne Ba r 10 7 Wednesday, March 30th

Charity Night: 15% of your check goes to the Boys and Girls Club

MOTHER’S DAY IS MAY 8.

Thursday, March 31st

Check our website or Facebook for details. Make your reservation now.

Live Music at 6:00pm - Generation Wrecks Happy Hour 4:00-8:00: Buy a bottle, get 50% off a food plate

Friday, April 1st

Live Music at 6:00pm - Private Label

HAPPY HOUR $4-$6 FOOD AND DRINK SPECIALS MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 4-7PM

Saturday, April 2nd

Live Music at 2:30pm - Scott Cooper Band Happy Hour 11:00-2:00: Buy a bottle, get 50% off a food plate

Sunday, April 3rd

Happy Hour 11:00-2:00: Buy a bottle, get 50% off a Food Plate 300 College Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030 408.354.6150 x22 winebar107.com

PRUNEYARD CENTER, CAMPBELL • 2ND FLOOR 408.377.6456 • KYOTOPALACE.COM

Sweet Spot

Authentic Portuguese Cuisine IN THE HEART OF SAN JOSE’S LITTLE PORTUGAL AD SIZE:

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ISSUE NUMBER: 1613

OPEN MIC NIGHT

SOUTH BAY’S ONLY ITALIAN WATER ICE

$1 OFF WITH AD

THUR 6-10PM

ADEGA RESTAURANT

1614 ALUM ROCK AVE, SAN JOSE ADEGAREST.COM · 408.926.9075 !

OPEN TUESDAY - SUNDAY 11AM TO 10PM 1807 E. Capitol Expressway (corner of Aborn Rd) San Jose, CA 95121 · 669.350.7873

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Readers’ Choice

NOW SERVING

#BOSV2016

Food & Drink Best American Restaurant NICK’S ON MAIN/ NICK’S NEXT DOOR 11 College Ave, Los Gatos

ORCHARD CITY KITCHEN

RANGOLI

3695 Union Ave, San Jose

AMBER INDIA

377 Santana Row #1140, San Jose

Best Thai Restaurant THAI ORCHID

1875 S Bascom Ave #190, Campbell

866 E Campbell Ave, Campbell

CAPERS

1710 W Campbell Ave, Campbell

THAI SPICE

337 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

Best Chinese Restaurant BLUE SKY

2028 Winchester Blvd, Campbell

MINT LEAF CUISINE

14420 Big Basin Way, Saratoga

Best Taqueria ANDALE

TSING TAO

6 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos 21 N. Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos

104 N San Tomas Aquino Rd, Campbell

SHANGRI-LA CHINESE

ADELITA’S

784 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos

Best Japanese Restaurant

& 1100 Lincoln Ave. San Jose, 95125

SUSHI CONFIDENTIAL 267 E. Campbell Ave. Campbell, 95008

Metro’s Best of Silicon Valley since 2006!

I I II I I

1896 Curtner Ave, San Jose

JALISCO MEXICAN FOOD 525 E Campbell Ave, Campbell

Best Breakfast

247 E Campbell Ave, Campbell

LOS GATOS CAFE

KYOTO PALACE

340 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos 15662 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos

1875 S Bascom Ave #2500, Campbell

KAMAKURA

HASH HOUSE

135 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

Best Mexican Restaurant ANDALE

6 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

851 W Hamilton Ave, Campbell

STACKS’

139 E Campbell Ave, Campbell

Best Independent Coffeehouse

EL BURRO

1875 S Bascom Ave, Campbell

American American Comfort comfort Food food with a Mediterranean Mediterranean Flair flair Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

AQUI

201 E Campbell Ave, Campbell

Best Indian Restaurant ROYAL TAJ

LOS GATOS COFFEE ROASTING COMPANY 101 W Main St, Los Gatos

GREAT BEAR COFFEE

19 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

ORCHARD VALLEY COFFEE 349 E Campbell Ave, Campbell

1350 Camden Ave, Campbell

STEAMER’S GRILLHOUSE THE BLUE DOOR 1502 Saratoga Ave. @ Westgate Mall San Jose • 408.866.4176 • thebluedoorrestaurant.com

SUN. - THU. 7 AM - 10 PM • FRI. - SAT. 7 AM - 11 PM • HAPPY HOUR DAILY 3 TO 6 PM

For more than 35 years, Steamer’s Grillhouse has been a fixture in Los Gatos. Still operated by siblings Mark, Paul and Linda Matulich, its menu speaks to the quality of a family-owned operation whose members CLASSICS purchase the ingredients and watch the dishes go out of the kitchen. Much of the fish is purchased directly from boats that troll the Monterey Bay.

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POKE · SUSHI · POI · LAU LAU · KAMABOKO · CHAR SIU · TERIYAKI · KATSU · MOCHI The Santo Family Market wants to say Thank you to the Our South Bay family of customers for Voting us !st Place in last Year’s Best Of Silicon Valley Issue!

Santo Market | 408.295.5406 ��� 245 E. Taylor St. at �th St., San Jose Free & convenient parking always available

H S E A F O O D D A I LY S T E A K S C H I C KEN V ZA FRES & PIZ EAL A T PA S

PEZZELLA'S VILLA NAPOLI

Every Tuesday 1/2 Priced House Bottles Of Wine. Every Wednesday No Corkage Fee

N E D , I TA L I A N O P E R AT E D ITALIAN OW Celebrating 57 Years In Business Affordable Fine Dining

Lunch Tues-Fri Dinner Tues-Sat | Happy Hour Tues-Fri 4pm - 7pm 1025 W. El Camino Real Sunnyvale 408.738.2400 Pezzellas.com

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MEXICAN RESTAURANT HAPPY HOUR 3 - 7pm Mon - Fri

Cocktails · Appetizers · Draft Beers

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Food & Drink

#BOSV2016

Readers’ Choice FALAFEL’S DRIVE-IN

Gold Awards

In 1966, Anton and Zahie Nijmeh established this iconic Mediterranean fast food joint to dish out guiltfree, high quality indulgences. They introduced the area to falafel—delectable fried garbanzo and parsley balls—stuffed them in a pita and crafted their magnum opus by pairing it with a fresh banana shake in the Best Value combo. But they didn’t stop there, trusting their culinary skills to introduce other traditional dishes like Koubby, Tabbouleh or Baba Ganouj that contain singular flavors that reward the adventurous.

CLASSICS

Greg Ramar

Best Bakery

Best Burrito

ICING ON THE CAKE

HIGH TECH BURRITO

FROST CUPCAKE FACTORY

AQUI

MANRESA BREAD

EL BURRO

50 W Main St, Los Gatos

199 E Campbell Ave, Campbell

276 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

790 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos 201 E Campbell Ave, Campbell 1875 S Bascom Ave, Campbell

Central Valley Best Business Lunch BIRK’S

3955 Freedom Cir, Santa Clara

FAULTLINE

1235 Oakmead Pkwy, Sunnyvale

FAZ

1108 N Mathilda Ave, Sunnyvale

Best American Restaurant ST. JOHN’S BAR & GRIL 510 Lawrence Expy, Sunnyvale

PARCEL 104

2700 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara

COUNTRY GOURMET AMERICAN BISTRO

1314 S Mary Ave, Sunnyvale


Readers’ Choice

#BOSV2016

Best Chinese Restaurant TAO TAO CAFE

175 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale

CHINA STIX

2110 El Camino Real, Santa Clara

HONG KONG SAIGON SEAFOOD HARBOR RESTAURANT 1135 Lawrence Expy, Sunnyvale

Best Japanese Restaurant YUKI SUSHI

1827 Pruneridge Ave, Santa Clara

KOBE

2086 El Camino Real, Santa Clara

GOMBEI

3533 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara

Best Mexican Restaurant

Best Breakfast SARA’S KITCHEN

1595 Franklin St, Santa Clara

OLD IRONSIDES CAFE

4655 Old Ironsides Dr #150, Santa Clara

COUNTRY GOURMET AMERICAN BISTRO

1314 S Mary Ave, Sunnyvale

Best Independent Coffeehouse PROLIFIC OVEN

3938 Rivermark Plaza, Santa Clara

ROASTED COFFEE BEAN

19110 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino 20560 Town Center Lane, Cupertino

NOTHING BUNDT CAKES

2280 El Camino Real, Santa Clara

669 S Bernardo Ave, Sunnyvale

PEDRO’S

LA PATISSERIE

671 S Bernardo Ave, Sunnyvale

Best Indian Restaurant PEACOCK INDIAN CUISINE 2798 El Camino Real, Santa Clara

MADRAS CAFE

1177 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale

LITTLE INDIA CAFE

415 N Mary Ave #101, Sunnyvale

Best Thai Restaurant THE OLD SIAM

1111 W El Camino Real #137, Sunnyvale

THAI CHILI CUISINE

1550 Halford Ave, Santa Clara

THAI PEPPER CUISINE

103 E Fremont Ave, Sunnyvale

Best Taqueria VIVA TAQUERIA

444 N Winchester Blvd, Santa Clara

RUBY’S TAQUERIA

821 Borregas Ave, Sunnyvale

JALAPA

154 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale

Roasted chicken

939 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale

LA PALOMA

CASA LUPE

Mesquite

Best Bakery SUGAR BUTTER FLOUR

3935 Freedom Cir, Santa Clara

Mucho's Famous

BITTER + SWEET

19758 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino

Best Burrito VIVA TAQUERIA

444 N Winchester Blvd, Santa Clara

RUBY’S

821 Borregas Ave, Sunnyvale

AQUI

10630 S De Anza Blvd, Cupertino

San Jose / South Valley Best Business Lunch 172 S Market St, San Jose

ORIGINAL JOE’S

starting at

Open Late Friday & Saturday till 3am

Showing All Sports!

Basketball, Soccer, Sharks…

Open at 9am for

FULL BAR HDTV S

301 S First St, San Jose

LADERA GRILL

17305 Monterey Rd, Morgan Hill

BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER • CATERING

Best American Restaurant

MUCHOS! RESTAURANT & BAR

ORIGINAL JOE’S

The Palace of the Hot Sauce!

301 S 1st St, San Jose

THE FARMERS UNION

408.277.0333 • 72 E. Santa Clara St. (between 2nd & 3rd St.)

151 W Santa Clara St, San Jose 1580 Hamilton Ave, San Jose

5.99

Complete lunch $

See our great reviews on

Authentic Mexican Breakfast

GRILL ON THE ALLEY

DRY CREEK GRILL

The Best Lunch value in town!

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The Best California Burrito The Best Carne Asada Fries

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ORIGINAL Microbrewery & Restaurant

Fresh & innovative FOOD menu

NEW BEERS ON Tap

FULL BAR

BOOK YOUR NEXT PARTY OR EVENT with us

Take Home a Growler of

Your Favorite Beer!

Readers’ Choice

#BOSV2016

Food & Drink Best Chinese Restaurant

Best Thai Restaurant KRUNG THAI

MANDARIN GOURMET

5560 Santa Teresa Blvd, San Jose

642 S Winchester Blvd, San Jose 580 N Winchester Blvd

GOLDEN BUDDHA

BLUE MANGO

2768 Aborn Rd, San Jose

635 Coleman Ave, San Jose

TAIWAN RESTAURANT

THAI SPICE

1306 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

1102 Bird Ave, San Jose

Best Japanese Restaurant

Best Taqueria DIA DE PESCA

55 N Bascom Ave, San Jose

HOUSE OF GENJI

JALISCO TAQUERIA

1335 N First St, San Jose

401 S King Rd, San Jose

YUKI SUSHI

ADELITA’S TAQUERIA

1140 Lincoln Ave #8, San Jose

1896 Curtner Ave , San Jose

KAZOO

250 Jackson St, San Jose

Best Mexican Restaurant

Best Breakfast BILL’S CAFE Multiple locations

SCRAMBL’Z

ZONA ROSA

5055 Almaden Expy, San Jose

1411 The Alameda, San Jose

HOBEE’S

CHACHO’S

680 River Oaks Pkwy, Suite P San Jose

87 E San Fernando St, San Jose

CASA VICKY

792 E Julian St, San Jose

33 EAST FERNANDO ST. SAN JOSE, CA 95113 408.294.6785 • WWW.GORDONBIERSCH.COM

Best Indian Restaurant

Best Independent Coffeehouse

TANDOORI OVEN

150 S First St #107, San Jose

AMBER INDIA

377 Santana Row #1140, San Jose

DOSA & CURRY CAFE

PHILZ COFFEE

118 Paseo De San Antonio Walk, San Jose

CREMA COFFEE ROASTING COMPANY

950 The Alameda, San Jose

ROY’S STATION

197 Jackson St, San Jose

345 S Fourth St, San Jose

Local Seasonal Sustainable Comfort Food

100% scratch-made Sustainable ingredients sourced within a 500 mile radius of San Jose. Emphasis on Organic, Grass Fed, Antibiotic & GMO Free ADVERTISER: GORDON BIERSCH AD SIZE:

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Open daily 7:30 a.m.-3

FLAMES

A couple decades ago, three brothers—Louie, Nick and Gus—moved from Greece to Los Gatos with the idea of serving American/Greek/ Italian grub in a family environment with the flare of Las Vegas. PUB DATE: CLASSICS Multiple locations have popped up throughout the area, run by ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVE: GORDY 10/21/15 p.m. their cousins and uncles, while the downtown San Jose spot next DESIGNER: LORIN BAETA to City Hall—now under outside ownership—has been home to ISSUE NUMBER:deals brokered. Flames’ Sunday Fundays can also be many political Metro Silicon Valley 1542 380 South First St. San Jose, CA 95113 | 408.298.8000 credited with sparking the bottomless mimosa trend.

185 Park Ave. San Jose • 408.372.4135

Gold Awards


Readers’ Choice

#BOSV2016

Gold Awards

NOW OPEN ON SUNDAY!

CLASSICS

KRUNG THAI Originally a husband-and-wife restaurant, Krung Thai split into two locations when the proprietors divorced. Thankfully, both spots kept to the same high standard. Each location boasts an expansive menu of Thai favorites and some lesser-known delicacies.

Family Owned and Operated for 24years

PEZZELLA’S VILLA NAPOLI

Delicious BBQ, Local Wines, Beer, Warm Patio

As the region grew from ag to industrial to a self-styled technopolis called Silicon Valley, Pezzella’s Villa Napoli has stuck to the family’s classic Italian recipes of pizza, pasta and garlic-infused seafood. Since 1957, generations of Pezzellas turned the villa-inspired Sunnyvale restaurant into a beloved institution.

Sam’s BBQ • 1110 Bascom Ave., SJ • 408.297.9151 • samsbbq.com

DOLCE SPAZIO One of Silicon Valley’s premier gelaterias, Dolce Spazio scoops up gelato as chewy as taffy and silky as cream. When Mike Orlando opened the shop’s doors in 1982, he beat the gelato fad by more than a decade and introduced a sophisticated new palate to patrons who thought of ice cream in terms of just 31 flavors.

Best Bakery DICK’S BAKERY

1593 Meridian Ave, San Jose

PETER’S BAKERY

3108 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose

FLOWER FLOUR

896 Willow St, San Jose

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Fremont / Milpitas Best Business Lunch SEN DAI SUSHI 224 N Abel St, Milpitas

Best Burrito ANGELOU’S MEXICAN GRILL 21 N 2nd St, San Jose

LA VICTORIA

Multiple locations

SUPER TAQUERIA Multiple locations

ZAHIR’S BISTRO

579 Main St, Milpitas

TIRUPATHI BHIMAS

1208 S Abel St, Milpitas

Best American Restaurant COUNTRY WAY

5325 Mowry Ave, Fremont

MIL’S DINER

36 S Abbott Ave, Milpitas

JACK’S BREWING COMPANY 39176 Argonaut Way, Fremont

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Food & Drink Gold Awards

#BOSV2016

Readers’ Choice

CLASSICS

SCHURRA’S

Best Chinese Restaurant CHILI PALACE

SEN DAI SUSHI

224 N Abel St, Milpitas

MIOKI SUSHI

3924 Decoto Rd, Fremont

1470 N Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas

MAYFLOWER SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 428 Barber Ln, Milpitas

Best Japanese Restaurant SATOMI SUSHI

3655 Thornton Ave, Fremont

Best Indian Restaurant CHAAT BHAVAN

5355 Mowry Ave, Fremont

177 W Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas

SHANGHAI FAMILY CUISINE

Greg Ramar

Though Schurra’s has changed hands over the past century, The Alameda’s confectionery has kept the name and tradition of its founders. Brothers Albert and Justin Schurra brought their candy-crafting prowess from the Central Valley to Santa Clara Valley in 1912. Today, the quaint chocolatier is run by the Mundy family, who bought the place in 1983 and passed it on to their son, Brian, and his wife, Michelle. The two create all but a few gummy candies in the shop and make a point of using locally sourced chocolates and dried fruits and other ingredients.

Best Mexican Restaurant LA PIÑATA

39136 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont

LOS CABOS

3283 Walnut Ave, Fremont

LA MILPA

107 N Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas

LAYANG LAYANG

181 W Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas

Best Taqueria

SHALIMAR RESTAURANT

TAQUERIA EL MEX-CAL

PEACOCK INDIAN CUISINE

TAQUERIA LOS CUNADOS

3325 Walnut Ave, Fremont

39447 Fremont Blvd, Fremont

Best Thai Restaurant

34169 Fremont Blvd, Fremont 196 Ranch Dr, Milpitas

LOS DOS GALLOS TAQUERIA 50 Whitney Pl, Fremont

SALA THAI

39170 State St, Fremont

BANH THAI RESTAURANT 39060 Fremont Blvd, Fremont

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BEST MICROBREWERY & BEST MICROBREWERY FOOD in Silicon Valley!!

Try a Chevela or Michilada!

Enjoy Dining On Our Patio & Our New Happy Hours

"LOU'S VILLAGE LITE" AKA SAN PEDRO SQUARE MARKET

SPECIAL

7

$ 99 Choice Of: Burrito 2 Enchiladas 2 Flautas • 2 Tacos

LOUSBEACHSHACK.COM

SERVING GREAT SEAFOOD & MORE 87 N. SAN PEDRO ST., SAN JOSE

408.216.0822

Monday-Friday 3:00-6:30, Late Night 9:00-Close Sunday-Thursday & 10:00-Close Friday and Saturday.

DAILY HAPPY HOUR SPECIAL: Monday: 1/2 Price Wine Bottles, Tuesday: $6.00 Southwest Lemonades, Wednesday: $6.00 Absolut Martinis, Thursday: $6.00 Long Island Iced Teas, Friday: $6.00 Pom-Berry Cosmos. Every Day: $2.00 off House Beers, $2.00 off wines by the glass and $2.00 specialty cocktails.

Includes: Green Salad & Large Soda • Exp: 4/12/16

Let us Host or Cater Your Next Party

LO C AT E D I N T H E P R U N E YA R D

1875 S. Bascom Ave. Unit 700 Campbell, CA 95008 408-377-0707 | RockBottom.com

MEXICAN RESTAURANT & BAR 408.995.3447 195 E. Taylor St. • San Jose AD SIZE:

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Voted First Place in 2015 for


Readers’ Choice

#BOSV2016

Food & Drink

TEMPURA SHRIMP & BEEF TERIYAKI TOGETHER AT LAST!

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Gold Awards

MOUNTAIN VIEW

SAN JOSE

SAN JOSE

397 Saratoga Ave. 695 N. Fifth St.

286 W. El Camino Real

SAN JOSE

SAN JOSE

HH

2B

MILPITAS

3015 McKee Rd. 5353 Almaden Expwy 133 Ranch Dr.

12.99 12.99 2-MEAL 2-MEAL DEAL! DEAL!

#4 Teriyaki Trio

#3 Chicken Teriyaki

#11 Katsu Chicken

Two Special Plates (#1-4 or Katsu Chicken) & 2 Soft Drinks just $12.99 + tax

With coupon. Not valid with other offers or discounts. Exp: 4/30/16

CLASSICS

Two Special Plates (#1-4 or Katsu Chicken) & 2 Soft Drinks just $12.99 + tax

CHEF CHU’S

#2 Pork Teriyaki

With coupon. Not valid with other offers or discounts. Exp: 5/31/16

MORE THAN

JUST JUICES

Fresh Natural Ingredients • Juice Bar • Fruit Bowls • Toasts • Sandwiches • Salads & More! Located Inside Sofa Market 387 S. 1st St. San Jose (408) 444-6820 M-F 8am-7pmSat & Sun 9am-7:30pm VitaminaJuices.com

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After immigrating from China, chef Lawrence Chu opened up a humble restaurant that quickly became an in-the-know spot for famous folks ranging from a then-unknown Steve Jobs to the longworld-famous Serena Williams. The energetic culinary savant blends Taiwanese street food with more refined Szechuan and Peking influences into exceptionally balanced masterpieces. His specialties include flambeed quail, fresh Manila clams flash stir-fried in black bean sauce and Classic Peking Duck—customers must give four hours notice before ordering it.

Best Breakfast

Best Bakery

COUNTRY WAY

NOTHING BUNDT CAKES

MINERVA’S

THE PROLIFIC OVEN

ORIGINAL PANCAKE HOUSE

AMIA BAKERY

5325 Mowry Ave, Fremont 37463 Fremont Blvd, Fremont 39222 Fremont Blvd, Fremont

Best Independent Coffeehouse MISSION COFFEE

151 Washington Blvd, Fremont

THE COFFEE ADVENTURE

1535 Landess Ave #141, Milpitas

THE PROLIFIC OVEN

43337 Boscell Rd, Fremont

39052 Fremont Hub, Fremont 43337 Boscell Rd, Fremont 39095 Fremont Hub, Fremont

Best Burrito SUPER TACO

40798 Fremont Blvd, Fremont

LOS CABOS

3283 Walnut Ave, Fremont

BURRITO EXPRESS 275 Jacklin Rd, Milpitas


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in the Nickel City Plaza 1711 Branham LN, Ste. A9 San Jose, CA 408.694.0740

happy-hooligans.com

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ISSUE NUMBER: 1595 Franklin St. at Winchester, Santa Clara Metro Silicon Valley 1162 Saratoga Ave • San Jose 15XX 380 South First St. San Jose, CA 95113 | 408.298.8000(in maple Leaf Center) 408·247·7272 ◆ www.SarasKitchen.biz

408.246.4007

Amato's #2 2306 Almaden Rd. • San Jose

408.264.4001

One sandwich per coupon per visit. Cannot be combined w/other offers. Expires 4.13.16


Nightlife Gold Awards

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Readers’ Choice

CLASSICS

ANTONIO’S NUT HOUSE Besides the usual darts, jukebox, pool and air hockey, Antonio’s Nut House is filled with peanut shells. The crunchy, ultra-casual, Palo Alto dive bar has an extensive supply of games, an outdoor smoking area and quality beers—with many specialities on draught. Best known for supplying unlimited nuts and the shells that cover the floor, it’s the taqueria counter hidden in the back that really brings back the true dive-dweller.

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Best Comedy Venue

Best Concert Venue

SAN JOSE IMPROV

MOUNTAIN WINERY

ROOSTER T. FEATHERS

SHORELINE AMPHITHEATRE

COMEDY SPORTS

SAP CENTER (FORMERLY HP PAVILION)

62 S Second St, San Jose

157 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale 288 S Second St, San Jose

14831 Pierce Rd, Saratoga

1 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View

525 W Santa Clara St, San Jose

Best Small Music Venue CAFE STRITCH

374 S First St, San Jose

JJ’S BLUES

Best Dance Club LOS GATOS BAR & GRILL 15-1/2 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

THE SADDLE RACK

42011 Boscell Rd, Fremont

3439 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose

CHARLEYS LG

BRITANNIA ARMS ALMADEN

15 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

5027 Almaden Expy, San Jose

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San Jose’s Foremost Professional Body Piercing Studio

Readers’ Choice

Nightlife Best Jazz/Blues Club

Consistently Winning Best Of Silicon Valley Come See Why!

JJ’S BLUES

3439 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose

CAFE STRITCH

BROKEN SPOKE

370 Saratoga Ave, San Jose

Best Sports Bar DOUBLE D’S SPORTS GRILL

374 S First St, San Jose

POOR HOUSE BISTRO

354 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

91 S Autumn St, San Jose

BRITANNIA ARMS ALMADEN

Best Latin Music Club

5027 Almaden Expy, San Jose

BRITANNIA ARMS DOWNTOWN SAN JOSE

173 W Santa Clara St, San Jose

JJ’S BLUES

3439 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose

MIAMI BEACH CLUB/BESO 417 S First St, San Jose

Best British Pub BRITANNIA ARMS ALMADEN

LIDO NIGHTCLUB

30 S First St, San Jose

5027 Almaden Expy, San Jose

DUKE OF EDINBURGH

Best Wine Bar

10801 N Wolfe Rd, Cupertino

BRITANNIA ARMS DOWNTOWN

CIN-CIN

173 W Santa Clara St, San Jose

368 Village Ln, Los Gatos

ENOTECA LA STORIA

416 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

San Jose's Largest Selection of High Quality Implant Grade Body Jewelry

Walk-Ins Welcome Mon-Sat 11:AM-10:PM Sunday 11:AM - 9:PM

PIERCED OUT 3014-B Union Ave San Jose 408.559.6039 • piercedout.com

O’FLAHERTY’S

217 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

25 N San Pedro St, San Jose

KATIE BLOOMS

Best Local Winery

369 E Campbell Ave, Campbell

ROSIE MCCANN’S

CLOS LACHANCE WINERY

355 Santana Row #1060, San Jose

1 Hummingbird Ln, San Martin 300 College Ave, Los Gatos

Appointments Taken

Best Irish Pub

ROOTSTOCK WINE BAR

TESTAROSSA WINERY CINNABAR

23600 McKean Rd, San Jose

#BOSV2016

Best Gay or Lesbian Bar

Best New Bar/Club THE RITZ

400 S First St, San Jose (TIE)

ROOTS & RYE

3055 Olin Ave #1005, San Jose

SPLASH

65 Post St, San Jose

RENEGADES

501 W Taylor St, San Jose

MAC’S

39 Post St, San Jose

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BLACK WATCH Known for its signature pint-sized Kamikazes and dimly-lit bohemian vibe, this Los Gatos dive has been open since 1959, with the current owners having overseen the place for the last 20 years. Its CLASSICS murky ambiance and rowdy vibe is a welcome respite from the rest of bourgeois Los Gatos. Black Watch is technically a Scottish pub, so some longtime customers have added decorations like a steel sword and shield to further its hokey but hip feel.

Gold Awards


Readers’ Choice

Gold Awards

CLASSICS

MAC’S With its casual atmosphere and sense of community, Mac’s Club in San Jose has more of a “Cheer’s” vibe than that of a thundering nightclub. One of the oldest and few remaining gay bars in the South Bay, Mac’s is known for its fun and charming bartenders and overall sense of accessibility.

BRITANNIA ARMS Owned by two Englishmen, an Irishman and a Scotsman, the Britannia Arms in Almaden—part of a small chain of local pubs—is an institution in the South Bay. Punters come for the British beers, ciders and food menu of English favorites. Co-owner Michael North, who runs the Almaden bar, fondly remembers the time Rod Stewart stopped by to eat, drink and croon before the 1994 World Cup. “That was a ‘wow’ moment,” North says. “It was like having another guy hang out for the soccer game. No pretension. We just sat there and talked and sang English songs.”

ALEX’S 49ER INN What makes a dive bar great can be argued forever, but it’s safe to say Alex’s 49er Inn would check a lot of boxes. What it lacks in aesthetics, the bar makes up for with good conversation, competitive games of pool and incredibly cheap drinks. Karaoke is another fixture of the bar, featured every Wednesday and Saturday night.

420 Sale E-Cigarettes Batteries Parts and Accessories Dab Rigs

Glass Pipes & Domes Nails Quartz & Titanuim

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everything

Wednesday, April 20th

in the store!

408.286.9839 - 455 Meridian Ave., SJ ParamountImports.com

TRIALS PUB Possibly the most authentic English pub in San Jose, Trials is a more intimate and elegant departure from most dives with nary a flat-screen in sight. The building’s basement was once part of San Jose’s city jail. Although it’s gone through a couple of owners since opening in 1997, it has remained a unique fixture in downtown. Trials was even mentioned in the popular Lonely Planet series 2003 Guide to California.

PATTY’S INN Memorabilia-decked Patty’s Inn may not look like much from outside, but claims a colorful history dating back to the end of the Prohibition. A quick walk from the Diridon Caltrain hub and the Shark Tank makes the tumbledown dive a happy-hour stop for commuters and pregame layover for hockey fans.

Bad Influence Burlesques

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Marks Of Art

TATTOO

Est. 1994

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Readers’ Choice

Nightlife Best Hotel or Restaurant Bar

#BOSV2016

EL BURRO

1875 S Bascom Ave, Campbell

EL JARDIN TEQUILA BAR 368 Santana Row, San Jose

FAIRMONT LOBBY BAR 170 S Market St, San Jose

Tattoo by MoA Owner Scotty Weeks

HEDLEY CLUB LOUNGE

Hotel De Anza,233 W Santa Clara St, San Jose

Best Bowling Alley 4TH STREET BOWL

DIO DEKA (HOTEL LOS GATOS)

1441 N Fourth St, San Jose

210 E Main St, Los Gatos

CAMBRIAN BOWL

14900 Camden Ave, San Jose

Best Craft Cocktails JACK ROSE LIBATION HOUSE

18840 Saratoga Los Gatos Rd, Los Gatos

HOMESTEAD BOWL & THE X BAR 20990 Homestead Rd, Cupertino

Best Pre–Sharks Game Spot

PAPER PLANE

HENRY’S HI LIFE

72 S First St, San Jose

301 W St John St, San Jose

HABERDASHER

SAN PEDRO SQUARE MARKET

43 W San Salvador St, San Jose

Tattoo by Rob Vincent

Best Martinis

Tattoo by Shannon Cullen

Thank You for Voting Us Best of Silicon Valley 2015 Specializing in Custom Designs, Cover-ups, Color, and Black & Gray Friendly, Sterile & Clean Environment • Walk-ins Welcome 5 Artists to Choose From • Same Owner & Location for 20+ Years

408.377.1924 • 3014 Union Ave. San Jose OPEN 7 DAYS

87 N San Pedro St, San Jose

BRITANNIA ARMS DOWNTOWN

Follow us on Instagram @MarksOfArtTattoo

173 W Santa Clara St, San Jose

DRY CREEK GRILL

1580 Hamilton Ave, San Jose

THE GRILL ON THE ALLEY 172 S Market St, San Jose

PAPER PLANES

72 S First St, San Jose

Best Mojitos

Regional Winners

Peninsula Best Happy Hour

EL JARDIN TEQUILA BAR

THE OLD PRO

NOLA’S

SCOTTY’S BAR

LGBG

ST STEPHEN’S GREEN

368 Santana Row, San Jose 535 Ramona St, Palo Alto

15-1/2 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

541 Ramona St, Palo Alto 548 Emerson, Palo Alto 223 Castro St, Mountain View

Best Margarita AQUI

Multiple locations

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LIDO This Vietnamese fusion and trans nightclub in downtown San Jose has been stopping curious, if not fascinated pedestrians since its opening. While presenting mostly Vietnamese music and performers, CLASSICS the two-level club puts on everything from mariachi bands to underground electronic acts. Viet pop and Salsa make a strange but fitting harmony, with nothing quite like it around.

Gold Awards •


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Pool Table Dart Boards Big Screens Food Drinks & Fun

Happy Hour Priced Drinks All Day Every Day 1126 Saratoga Ave, San Jose 408.296.9591

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BEST Dive Bar BEST Karaoke Fri & Sat 9pm

DJ Dancing: Thurs. 11P 1031 Monroe Street, Santa Clara 408-985-7201 Open Daily 8AM to 2AM

MUSIC · DANCING · GAMES POOL · DARTS · TVS

LIVE JAZZ & DINING

14577 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA | w: cafepinkhouse.com

(408)647-2273 | events@cafepinkhouse.com Make Reservations On-Line!

THURSDAY, MARCH 31st NORBERT STACHEL GROUP jazz saxophonist from NY COVER CHARGE $15 | 7:30pm

FRIDAY, APRIL 1st KAT PARRA LATIN WORLD ENSEMBLE “CD Release Concert” latin jazz vocalist COVER CHARGE $15 | 7:30pm

SATURDAY, APRIL 2nd LIVE MUSIC HANGOUT | 2pm to 3:30pm

PAMELA ROSE with TAMMY HALL TRIO vocal jazz COVER CHARGE $15 | 7:30pm

SUNDAY, APRIL 3rd NOEL CATURA BAND blues / soul saxophonist COVER CHARGE $15 | 6:00pm


Readers’ Choice

Best Karaoke

Best Dive Bar

KING OF CLUBS

BLACK WATCH

893 Leong Dr, Mountain View

141 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

PIONEER SALOON

KHARTOUM

2925 Woodside Rd, Woodside

300 Orchard City Dr, Campbell

FIREHOUSE GRILL, EAST PALO PALO

BOULEVARD TAVERN

1765 E Bayshore Rd, East Palo Alto

Best Dive Bar ROSE AND CROWN 547 Emerson St, Palo Alto

15043 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos

Central Valley Best Happy Hour ELEPHANT BAR & RESTAURANT

MERVYN’S LOUNGE

236 Castro St, Mountain View

19780 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino

FRED’S PLACE

FIREHOUSE GRILL

2534 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View

111 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale

West Valley Best Happy Hour

DUKE OF EDINBURGH

10801 N Wolfe Rd, Cupertino

Best Karaoke

JACK ROSE

WOODHAM’S LOUNGE

18840 Saratoga Los Gatos Rd, Los Gatos

4475 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara

CIN-CIN

BRITANNIA ARMS

CB HANNEGAN’S

BLUE PHEASANT

Best Karaoke

Best Dive Bar

1087 S De Anza Blvd, San Jose

368 Village Ln, Los Gatos

22100 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino

208 Bachman Ave, Los Gatos

EFFIE’S RESTAURANT

THE HUT

331 Hacienda Ave, Campbell

3200 The Alameda, Santa Clara

KYOTO PALACE

WOODHAM’S LOUNGE

KHARTOUM

BLINKY’S CAN’T SAY

1875 S Bascom Ave #2500, Campbell 300 Orchard City Dr, Campbell

4475 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara 1031 Monroe St, Santa Clara

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THE SADDLE RACK Founded in San Jose and reincarnated in Fremont, the Saddle Rack has been turning out country fans since 1976. Owners Andy Buchanan and Gary Robinson met decades ago in a hockey brawl. CLASSICS “We ran into each other at the net,” Buchanan says, “and when it happened again, we got in a fight.” Despite the rough start, the Canadian expats became fast friends and took over the Saddle Rack, where they book the biggest names in country music, hold multiweekly dance lessons and host weddings, birthdays, bachelor(ette) shindigs and, oddly enough, the occasional funeral. The full-sized mechanical bull has been bucking off sozzled patrons for decades.

Gold Awards

Pacquiao vs

Bradley 3

SAT. APRIL. 9TH

FREE ENTRY

Drink Specials

Dart Boards Pool Tables & Juke Box Since 1978

2425 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell 408.559.9880 • courtslounge.com

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BEST

SMALL MUSIC VENUE JAZZ/BLUES CLUB

HAPPY HOUR M-F 5:30p-7:30p $3 Domestics $3 Wells KARAOKE & OPEN MIC

M-F 5:30p-9p Pool Table

WED 3/30

Fintztones - Rock - 9p

THU 3/31

Martay Showcase - 9p

FRI 4/1

Latin Rock - 9p

SAT 4/2

Doug & The Carnival of Souis Revue - 9p

SUN 4/3

Brian Vann & Guests Blues - 9p

MON 4/4

Karaoke & Balls 5:30p - Midnight

TUE 4/5

Readers’ Choice

Nightlife

#BOSV2016

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Gold Awards

CLASSICS

MikeB Jam - 9p

CINEBAR Best karaoke AND best dive bar 2015. AD SIZE:

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Live Music Friday

Karaoke

Open Mic Comedy Monday

Ice cold bottles • 8 beers on tap Sunday-Saturday 2pm to 1:45am

BEST BEST KARAOKE KARAOKE DIVE DIVEBAR BAR 4475 Stevens Creek Blvd. Santa Clara 408.244.2899

San Jose / South Valley Best Happy Hour CHACHO’S

87 E San Fernando St, San Jose

Best Karaoke 7 BAMBOO

162 Jackson St, San Jose

BRITANNIA ARMS ALMADEN 5027 Almaden Expy, San Jose

ALEX’S 49ER INN

2214 Business Cir, San Jose

BUBBLES WINE BAR

17105 Monterey Rd, Morgan Hill

FLAMES

88 S Fourth St, San Jose

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TESKE’S GERMANIA 255 N. 1st St. Downtown SJ 408.292.0291 teskes-germania.com

WEDNESDAY

Nights 8 PM Karaoke

LIVE MUSIC

The Internationals

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Beer Purity

THURSDAY

Nights 6:30 PM Trivia

Sports Page Bar & Grill 1431 Plymouth Street Mountain View, CA. • 650.961.1992

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Nightlife all ages welcome EVERY WEDNESDAY 9 PM - 1AM

Wax Wednesday: All Vinyl DJ Night G | P | S | J | I  M. D S  S     T G C

Gold Awards

#BOSV2016

CLASSICS

Downbeat 8:30pm ( unless noted ) THUR 31 John Kruth & Friends FRI 1 Terri Odabi 9pm SAT 2 Nicolas Bearde Quartet celebrating the CD release of “Invitation”

THUR 7 Norbert Stachel Quintet FRI 8 Anton Schwartz Quartet & SAT 9 featuring Russell Ferrante E J J SUNDAYS 7 PM T S

374 South First Street | San Jose | cafestritch.com

AQUI'S SWIRL There’s a reason the local Cali-Mex chain prescribes a two-drink limit and a cab ride home for its “industrial strength” swirls. Aqui’s boozed-up margarita slushies cover the gamut, from classic sangria and sunrise (orange) swirls to martini and pomegranate.

Best Dive Bar CINEBAR

J OHN N Y V' S . ES T. 2 003 San Joses home of underground music Dj's, Dancing Live Music on the weekends Full Bar / Craft beers on Tap 13 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY...APRIL 23RD LIVE MUSIC.....THE TRIMS Open 7 days a week 1130am-2:00 am 31 e santa clara st • johnnyvsbar.com

69 E San Fernando St, San Jose

THE CARAVAN LOUNGE 98 S Almaden Ave, San Jose

THE BRANHAM LOUNGE 1116 Branham Ln, San Jose

Fremont / Milpitas Best Happy Hour MOJO LOUNGE

3714 Peralta Blvd, Fremont

JACK’ BREWING

39176 Argonaut Way, Fremont

COACH’S SPORTS BAR

40968 Fremont Blvd, Fremont

Best Dive Bar MOJO LOUNGE

3714 Peralta Blvd, Fremont

THE FLORENCE

37349 Niles Blvd, Fremont

KIRBY’S SPORTS BAR

42312 Fremont Blvd, Fremont


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ALL on the GIANT SCREEN with FULL ORCHESTRA

April 8, 9, 10, 2016

San JoSe Center for the Performing artS Nina Rota’s “dark, looming, and elegant score” in Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece

Sponsored by:

TickeTs:

www.godfather-ssv.org or 408 286-2600

Supported in part by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San Jose.


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Goods & Services Readers’ Choice

#BOSV2016

Gold Awards

CLASSICS

CIRCLE A Downtown San Jose’s only skate shop has offered shoes, decks, parts and clothes out of its funky aquarium-like storefront for the better part of two decades. As the lone counterpart to the mall store skate stores, Bob Schmelzer’s Circle A claims a loyal following of local skaters. To take advantage of the plaza-like Paseo de San Antonio strip and encourage customers to stay a while, he plans to turn part of the store into a little coffee shop.

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Best Bicycle Shop

Best Antique Shop

MIKE’S BIKES

NOT TOO SHABBY

GOOD KARMA BIKES

BURBANK ANTIQUES

1180 Lincoln Ave, San Jose 460 Lincoln Ave #15, San Jose

CALMAR BICYCLES

2236 El Camino Real, Santa Clara

481 S Bascom Ave, San Jose 1893 W San Carlos St, San Jose

ANTIQUES COLONY

1881 W San Carlos St, San Jose

Best Motorcycle Shop SAN JOSE HARLEYDAVIDSON

1551 Parkmoor Ave, San Jose

SAN JOSE BMW

1990 W San Carlos St, San Jose

HOUSE OF THUNDER

16175 Condit Rd, Morgan Hill

Best Car Wash/Detailing CLASSIC CAR WASH 16500 Lark Ave, Los Gatos

PACIFIC HAND CAR WASH 1667 S Bascom Ave, Campbell

DELTA QUEEN

981 E Hamilton Ave, Campbell

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Sat 4/2

VS. DC UNITED 7:30pm · CSNCA

Sat 5/28

VS. FC DALLAS 7:30pm · CSNCA

Fri 8/5

VS. NEW YORK CITY FC 8:00pm · Univision, Unimas

Sat 4/9

AT FC DALLAS 6:00pm · CSNCA

Wed 6/1

AT PORTLAND TIMBERS 7:30pm · CSNCA

Fri 8/12

AT VANCOUVER WHITECAPS 8:00pm · Univision, Unimas

Sat 6/18

AT ORLANDO CITY SC 4:30pm · CSNCA

Fri 8/19

VS. HOUSTON DYNAMO 8:00pm · Univision, Unimas

Sat 6/25

VS. LA GALAXY 7:00pm · Univision, Unimas

Wed 8/24 VS. NE REVOLUTION 7:30pm · CSNCA

Fri 7/1

AT CHICAGO FIRE 5:00pm · Univision, Unimas

Sat 8/27

AT COLUMBUS CREW SC 4:30pm · CSN Plus

Wed 4/13 VS. NY RED BULLS 7:30pm · CSNCA Sat 4/16

AT PORTLAND TIMBERS 7:30pm · CSNCA

Sun 4/24 VS. SPORTING KANSAS CITY 12:30pm · ESPN Sat 4/30

AT PHILADELPHIA UNION 1:00pm · CSN Plus

Fri 7/8

VS. FC DALLAS 7:30pm · Univision, Unimas

Sat 9/17

AT COLORADO RAPIDS 6:00 · CSN Plus

Sat 5/7

AT SEATTLE FOUNDERS 7:00pm · CSNBA

Sat 7/16

VS. TORONTO FC 7:30pm · CSNCA

Sat 9/24

VS. SPORTING KANSAS CITY 7:30pm · CSNCA

Wed 5/11 VS. HOUSTON DYNAMO 7:30pm · CSNBA

Fri 7/22

AT REAL SALT LAKE 6:00pm · CSNCA

Wed 9/28 AT MONTREAL IMPACT 4:30pm · CSNCA

Sun 5/22 AT LA GALAXY 4:00pm · Fox Sports 1

Sun 7/31 AT HOUSTON DYNAMO 6:00pm · CSNCA

Sat 10/1

VS. REAL SALT LAKE 7:30pm · CSNBA

Thu 10/13 AT COLORADO RAPIDS 6:00pm · CSNCA Sun 10/16 VS. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS 4:00pm · CSNCA Sun 10/23 AT SPORTING KANSAS CITY 1:00pm · CSNCA

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DAVIDSON & LICHT

2855 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara

SHANE CO

21255 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino

BLACK & BROWN

751 W San Carlos St, San Jose

23 SKIDOO

342 E Campbell Ave, Campbell

Best Bridal Shop TRUDYS BRIDES

BELLA ROSA BOUTIQUE

1875 S Bascom Ave, Campbell

145 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

NEW THINGS WEST

10123 N Wolfe Rd #2146 , Cupertino

Best Thrift Shop CROSSROADS TRADING COMPANY 1959 W San Carlos St, San Jose

SAVERS

Multiple locations

IN THE OLDE MANNER 11 University Ave, Los Gatos

Best Place to Hold a Wedding Reception CLOS LACHANCE WINERY

HAPPY DRAGON THRIFT SHOP

1 Hummingbird Ln, San Martin

245 W Main St, Los Gatos

CINNABAR HILLS GOLF CLUB 23600 McKean Rd, San Jose

Best Outdoor Gear

ADOBE LODGE

500 El Camino Real #108, Santa Clara

REI

Multiple locations

MEL COTTON’S

1266 W San Carlos St, San Jose

Best Pet Store ANDY’S PET SHOP

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51 Notre Dame Ave, San Jose

5160 Cherry Ave, San Jose

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Multiple locations

PETS AND MORE

841 W Hamilton Ave, Campbell

CURVY GIRL

2990 Meridian Ave, San Jose

CUPID’S CORNER

408 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose

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CRAZE 4 TOYS

25 E Santa Clara St, San Jose

CALIFORNIA K9 SOLUTIONS

2123 S 10th St, San Jose

Best Jewelry Store JOE ESCOBAR DIAMONDS 450 E Hamilton Ave, Campbell

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885 Commercial St, Palo Alto

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STREETLIGHT What’s the most interesting thing about a local record store chain that began in 1971 selling stereo parts? “Maybe the fact that we still exist,” laughs Gary Christman, a 20-year employee of Streetlight. CLASSICS His sentiments reflect the radically changing landscape of the music industry, where stores have been replaced with downloads. But the shift has its benefits. Vinyl has always been a “staple of Streetlight,” Christman notes, and it’s only increasing in sales, especially among younger crowds. One of many notable in-store shows was a 2010 set by twin sister indie pop duo Tegan and Sara.

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THE REAL THING CAMDEN & UNION, SAN JOSE

Jackson & Homestead

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Goods & Services Named after the Russian mystic, Rasputin Music opened in 1971. First established by Ken Sarachan on Durant Avenue, and then Telegraph in Berkeley, it has steadily come to dominate the Bay CLASSICS Area’s dwindling record store scene. Though the founder is a somewhat controversial figure, this hasn’t stopped Rasputin from expanding to eight locations in the Bay Area, including Mountain View and San Jose, and three in the Central Valley. Rasputin has hosted everyone from Dredg to Reel Big Fish—even if the Berkeley store gets the bigger names. “Pretty much every Bay Area rapper, except for Mac Dre, performed here at one point or another,” says longtime employee Michael Glover.

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Best Record Store RASPUTIN MUSIC

1820 S Bascom Ave, Campbell

STREETLIGHT RECORDS 980 S Bascom Ave, San Jose

TIME TUNNEL

1583 Meridian Ave, San Jose

Best Art Supply Store UNIVERSITY ART

456 Meridian Ave, San Jose 2550 El Camino Real, Redwood City

THE ARSENAL

1202 The Alameda, San Jose

ACCENT ARTS

392 California Ave, Palo Alto

Best Toy Store THE WOODEN HORSE 796 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos

CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY MUSEUM 180 Woz Way, San Jose

LEGO STORE

2855 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara

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379 State St, Los Altos

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16203 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos

CIRCLE A

108 Paseo De San Antonio Walk, San Jose

Best Independent Bookstore HICKLEBEE’S

1378 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

RECYCLE BOOKSTORE

1066 The Alameda, San Jose

BOOKS INC.

301 Castro St, Mountain View 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

Best Comics Store HEROES

24 E Campbell Ave, Campbell

ILLUSIVE COMICS & GAMES

2725 El Camino Real #105, Santa Clara

HIJINX COMICS

2050 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

Best Independent Hardware Store PALO ALTO HARDWARE 875 Alma St, Palo Alto

DALE HARDWARE

3700 Thornton Ave, Fremont

THE OLANDER COMPANY 144 Commercial St, Sunnyvale

Best Garden Store YAMAGAMI’S NURSERY 1361 S De Anza Blvd #2, Cupertino

ALMADEN VALLEY NURSERY 15800 Almaden Expy, San Jose

GREEN THUMB NURSERY

15796 Winchester Blvd, Los Gatos

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MEL COTTON’S Going to Mel Cotton’s is something of a rite of passage in the South Bay. Established in 1946 by Mel Cotton himself, the sports and recreation store is regarded as an outdoor specialist with sections for skiing, camping, hunting, fishing; the works. What may get lost in all of this is the incredible philanthropic work Mel Cotton’s has undertaken, from supporting 4-H clubs and scouts organizations to providing corporate discounts. Mel Cotton’s has a well-deserved reputation as a community beacon (with guns!).

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NATASHA’S ATTIC Have you ever needed a 16th century Trappist monk robe and a crystal tiara at 10:30am? Regardless of fashion needs, the zany and infinitely explorable Natasha’s Attic is packed to the brim with every type of costume you could dream of—and then some. Natasha’s Attic started as a family business and remains in family hands. “My aunt and grandmother started [it] nearly 40 years ago,” employee Katie Ramirez points out. “Once people enter these doors and hear us talking and laughing, they realize that we’re all family. It just runs in our blood.”

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Every comic nerd loves to argue about comics. That’s a given. But it’s hard to argue that Lee’s Comics is anything but the comic book shop of all Bay Area comic book shops. It helps that Lee Hester, once called “the leading West Coast Comics guru” by Juxatapoz Magazine, started and still operates the establishment. Now in its 35th year, Lee has expanded his comic prowess to locations in Mountain View and San Mateo. The inventory is astounding, the employees are almost too knowledgeable, and the comic legends—artist and writer alike—pass through the shop on a regular basis.

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Started in 1967 during the Summer of Love, Paramount Imports is San Jose’s testament to good vibes. And its history is far from dull. In the ’80s, at the height of the War on Drugs, head shops were closing left and right. Paramount’s particular location in unincorporated county land meant that “San Jose Police wouldn’t bust us,” says longtime employee and owner’s son Casey Sargent, whose family bought the store in 1980. In the early ‘90s, a huge fire burned down the store and destroyed all of its inventory. But still Paramount returned. “We’re the oldest smoke shop in the Bay Area,” says Sargent. As for the future, a new mail order system will allow Paramount customers to buy their goods online.

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ANDY’S PET SHOP Although no longer in its historic location, Andy’s has been providing pets and pet care to San Jose for half a century. What you may not realize is that Andy’s has a mission. “A lot of people still do not know, that every pet in the store—down to the fish—are rescued,” says owner Lissa Shoun. “But unlike the local animal shelter, we do not buy and sell animals.” Andy’s is perhaps best known to locals for their neon parrot sign, which has a unique history of its own. When the store was closed in 2010 for various reasons, the sign couldn’t stay. “I drove around with the sign in the back of my 1954 pickup truck for about two years,” Shoun says. Even when Andy’s reopened, there still wasn’t a place to put it, so the neon parrot stayed in her truck as a form of mobile advertisement—even if it destroyed her suspension.

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14 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

BLOOMSTER’S

Best Pilates Studio LOS GATOS BALLET AND PILATES 630 University Ave, Los Gatos

5945 Almaden Expressway #170, San Jose

PILATES BODY STUDIO

FLOWERS BY IVY

MISHA PATEL STUDIO

392 E Santa Clara St, San Jose

2075 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

750 Miller St #905, San Jose

Best Yoga Studio BREATHE LOS GATOS

14107 Winchester Blvd, Los Gatos

BALANCE YOGA CENTER

5988 Silver Creek Valley Rd, San Jose

BE THE CHANGE YOGA

52 S First St #320, San Jose

Best Martial Arts Studio AMERICAN KICKBOXING ACADEMY 7012 Realm Dr, San Jose 168 E Fremont Ave, Sunnyvale

AMERICA’S BEST KARATE OF ALMADEN 6940 Almaden Expy, San Jose

ALL STAR KUNG FU

413 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale

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KEPLER’S

1039 El Monte Ave, Mountain View

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Kepler’s books was and still is a creative and intellectual hub of the South Bay. Founded in 1955 by peace activist Roy Kepler, the CLASSICS store picked up on the paperback revolution of the 1960s, and in turn attracted Beatniks, Stanford faculty and musicians. (The Grateful Dead had an early show there, and Joan Baez was known for her impromptu salons.) The bookstore fell on rough times in 2005, but the overwhelming support of the community—complete with fundraising campaigns and protests—kept the store standing.

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6501 Crown Blvd #104, San Jose

DENNIS WONG DDS

14419 S Bascom Ave #200, Los Gatos

Best Organization Making a Difference PLANNED PARENTHOOD CATHOLIC CHARITIES BILL WILSON CENTER

Best Luxury or Boutique Hotel DE ANZA HOTEL

233 W Santa Clara St, San Jose

HOTEL LOS GATOS

210 E Main St, Los Gatos

THE FAIRMONT HOTEL 170 S Market St, San Jose

Best Plastic Surgeon/ Beautification JENESIS LIPOPLASTY

1471 Saratoga Ave #200, San Jose

DR. GEORGE COMMONS

1515 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

DR. DARYL K. HOFFMAN

3425 S Bascom Ave #100, Campbell

Best Gentlemen’s Club Geoffrey Smith II

PINK POODLE

328 S Bascom Ave, San Jose

GOLD CLUB

81 W Santa Clara St, San Jose

BRASS RAIL

160 Persian Dr, Sunnyvale

Best Health Club ADDISON-PENZAK JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER 14855 Oka Rd, Los Gatos

BAY CLUB

3250 Central Expy, Santa Clara

FITNESS NEVER SLEEPS 2342 Walsh Ave, Santa Clara

Best Massage

Best Day Spa

Best Tattoo Parlor

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3014 Union Ave, San Jose 34 S First St, San Jose 306 S Third St, San Jose

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CLASSICS

Best Piercing Place

DEEP CLIFF GOLF COURSE

10700 Club House Ln, Cupertino

BODY EXOTIC

957 W San Carlos St, San Jose

FAUX SALON With vibrant art pieces and a mural by graffiti artist and San Jose local Girafa, Faux Salon looks more like an en vogue gallery than a place to get a new ‘do. The salon is commonly praised for their color work and through consultation, Faux also does wedding stylings, smoothing treatments and makeup.

PIERCED OUT

3014 Union Ave, San Jose

PAISLEY HAUS PRO BODY PIERCING

950 S Winchester Blvd, San Jose

Best Hookah Bar SMOKE THIS HOOKAH LOUNGE 2271 The Alameda, Santa Clara

BELTRAMO’S When Giovanni Beltramo fled poverty in his native Italy to work in California’s vineyards, he touched down in Menlo Park armed with grape cuttings and a liquor license. That was in 1882. Today, Beltramo’s Wine and Spirits remains family-owned and holds the distinction of being the longest-running business in town. The 10,000-square-foot warehouse stocks thousands of different wines, spirits and beers, with prices ranging from $10 to $17,000 for a bottle of a half-century-old Highland Park single-malt scotch.

THE SWINGING HOOKAH 386 S First St, San Jose

SHISHA HOOKAH LOUNGE 84 N Market St, San Jose

Best Smoke Shop

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583 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale

HELLA GOOD VAPORS

5750 Santa Teresa Blvd, San Jose

420 SMOKE SHOP & VAPES 428 E Santa Clara St, San Jose

JOSEPH GEORGE Founded in 1940 as a candy, creamery and tobacco shop, Joseph George Distributor reinvented itself as a purveyor of liquors when it passed from the eponymous father to son three decades later. The generation that followed rebranded the business once more, introducing the family legacy as Joseph George Fine Wines.

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MMJ DOCTOR

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KELLY’S LIQUORS Japantown’s favorite craft beer destination lies within an unassuming corner store stocked with milk, butter, snacks and lottery tickets. But step inside Kelly’s Liquors to see why it appeals to legions of beerloving regulars: shelves and shelves of stouts, pale ales, Belgians, porters and hard-to-find microbrews.

MARIJUANA MEDICINE EVALUATION CENTER

100 N Winchester Blvd #230, Santa Clara

Best Alternative Medicine Collective ELEMENTAL WELLNESS 1641 W San Carlos St, San Jose

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Peninsula Best Wine Shop BELTRAMO’S WINE & SPIRITS

1540 El Camino Real, Menlo Park

VIN, VINO, WINE

437 California Ave, Palo Alto

COUNTRY CORNER

3207 Alameda de las Pulgas

Best Hair Salon JULIAN CHASE

2343 Birch St, Palo Alto

DI PIETRO TODD

2307 Birch St, Palo Alto

ALLURE

888 Villa St, Mountain View

West Valley Best Wine Shop ENOTECA LA STORIA

416 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

TESSORA’S BARRA DI VINO

234 E Campbell Ave, Campbell

ROOTSTOCK

217 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

Best Hair Salon RAGE

565 E Campbell Ave, Campbell

FAUX

78 E Campbell Ave, Campbell

SALON MONA LISA

151 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

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Best Golf Course

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1200 Coleman Ave, Santa Clara

CINNABAR HILLS GOLF CLUB

2327 El Camino Real, Santa Clara

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490 N Mathilda Ave, Sunnyvale

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UMBRELLA

2 N Market St #100, San Jose

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LIMON SALON

790 Lincoln St, Santa Clara

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198 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale

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1809 Pruneridge Ave, Santa Clara

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1639 S Main St, Milpitas

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RECYCLE BOOKS What makes Recycle Books stand out from most used book stores is its intellectual environment. With an incredibly low employee turnover rate and an equally engaged literary community, Recycle—nearing its 40th anniversary—has been able to curate an extensive, fascinating and unique collection of more than 100,000 titles. With two resident cats (one a Maine coon that weighs more than 25 pounds), Recycle is a quiet family spot. But being on The Alameda, the store has seen its fair share of absurdity. “A customer came in wearing overalls with a sword on his back, trying to sell a signed Bruce Lee book … that was published in 2000,” says employee Fern Alberts. “When we told him that it wasn’t possible, he said, ‘Well, that’s just your opinion.’”

HOTEL DE ANZA Designed by architect W.H. Weeks and named after a Spanish explorer, the 10-story Hotel De Anza was once the tallest hotel in San Jose. Eighty-six years later, of course, that no longer holds true. But the Art Deco tower remains one of the city’s most treasured landmarks.

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ROSICRUCIAN MUSEUM The book of Ecclesiastes notes that there is nothing new under the sun. Nowhere is this kernel of wisdom thrown into sharper relief than at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, home to the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts West of the Mississippi. “The strength of our collection lies in the items that the ancient Egyptian people used in their everyday lives,” says Julie Scott, the Rosicrucian’s director. A wedding ring, a marriage contract and an ancient hair weave are among the various pieces that confirm the age-old adage: the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Best Art Gallery SJ MUSEUM OF ART 110 S Market St, San Jose

STUDIO BONGIORNO

500 Lincoln St, Santa Clara

BRUNI GALLERY

1171 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

Best Holiday Celebration CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park, San Jose

FANTASY OF LIGHTS

Vasona Lake County Park, 333 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos

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Best Small/Quirky Museum ROSICRUCIAN EGYPTIAN MUSEUM 1660 Park Ave, San Jose

HAKONE GARDENS

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COMPUTER HISTORY MUSEUM 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View

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LOS GATOS BALLET

630 University Ave, Los Gatos

Best Small Theater Company CITY LIGHTS

529 S Second St, San Jose

CHILDREN’S MUSICAL THEATER SAN JOSE 1401 Parkmoor Ave, San Jose

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Join us in April as distinguished writing talents discuss their work with author Katherine Maxfield, then mingle with guests at an intimate reception with light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.

GLEN & LES CHARLES

Emmy Award-winning creators of Cheers and Taxi Wednesday, April 6, 7-9 pm • $40 per person

Comedy writers and brothers, Glen and Les Charles have penned scripts for Cheers, Taxi, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Bob Newhart Show, Phyllis, and M*A*S*H and created the indelible character Frasier Crane. They rarely make public appearances, and their Montalvo engagement is a Bay Area exclusive. Together with Maxfield, they will screen hilarious TV clips and share behind-the-scenes show business stories.

ARMISTEAD MAUPIN

Award-winning author of Tales of the City Sunday, April 24, 3-5 pm • $40 per person

Maupin launched his iconic Tales of the City series in 1976 as a serial in the San Francisco Chronicle. It has since blazed a trail through popular culture—from a sequence of globally best-selling novels, to a Peabody Award-winning television miniseries, to an ambitious musical. He and Maxfield will chat about his highly lauded career in literature, theater, and music.

Summer Program, June 6th to July 1st and August 1st to 12th, for ages 8 and up. Welcome Guest Teacher: Ask la Cour

Enrollments: 408-688-4565 • 871 Park Ave . San Jose liselacour.com

ABOUT OUR MODERATOR KATHERINE MAXFIELD Maxfield’s conversations with writers at Montalvo have been compared to Terry Gross’s Fresh Air and City Arts & Lectures. Her non-fiction book, Starting Up Silicon Valley, was named a Kirkus Best Book of 2014 and was a 2015 Eric Hoffer award winner. Her award-winning short fiction and personal perspectives have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Ontario Review, and other journals. Montalvo Box Office: 408.961.5858, M-F, 10am-4pm Tickets also available at montalvoarts.org/writers 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga, CA 95070 MONTALVO IS A MEMBER-SUPPORTED, NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO THE ARTS

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Artistic Directors: Maria Basile & Gary Masters

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Art & Culture

Since 2003 STANFORD THEATRE Lights. Camera. Action. When it comes to taking in a truly great film, the small screen just doesn’t cut it. Bogart, Hepburn, Brando and Orson Welles: these giants of Hollywood’s Golden Age deserve to CLASSICS be seen in all their original glory on the silver screen. And for going on 30 years, the Stanford Theatre has kept that tradition alive. They even have a keyboardist manning the house Wurlitzer before and after 7:30pm showings.

Gold Awards

Best Theater Company SAN JOSE STAGE COMPANY 90 S First St, San Jose

BROADWAY SAN JOSE Photo Credit: Thomas Hassing | Design: Christina Bessermin

Central Valley Best Local Festival SANTA CLARA ART AND WINE

255 S Almaden Blvd, San Jose

Santa Clara

CHILDREN’S MUSICAL THEATER SAN JOSE

CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

1401 Parkmoor Ave, San Jose

Cupertino

SUNNYVALE ART AND WINE Sunnyvale

Regional Winners

Peninsula Best Local Festival MOUNTAIN VIEW ART AND WINE FESTIVAL Mountain View

PALO ALTO FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Palo Alto

KING’S MOUNTAIN ART FESTIVAL Woodside

West Valley

CATCH-22 by Joseph Heller

April 7 – May 1, 2016

Best Local Festival

San Jose / South Valley Best Local Festival GILROY GARLIC FESTIVAL Gilroy

DANCIN’ ON THE AVENUE Willow Glen

SAN JOSE JAZZ SUMMERFEST San Jose

Fremont / Milpitas FREMONT FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Fremont

BOOGIE ON THE BAYOU

CELEBRATE MILPITAS

MUSIC IN THE PARK

MILPITAS BACKYARD BOOGIE

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DAMES AT SEA Now thru April 9 FOOTLOOSE July 2016 IN THE HEIGHTS Nov/Dec 2016 A CHORUS LINE March/April 2017 CATCH ME IF YOU CAN June/July 2017 Catch the best musicals for the buck in the South Bay. WVLO Musical Theatre Company presents three terrific shows every year at the Saratoga Civic Theater. Get your season tickets today. For tickets & more info Go to

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For tickets and information visit cltc.org or call (408) 295-4200 529 South Second St. San Jose, CA 95112

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CLASSICS

MONTALVO ARTS CENTER Erected by former San Francisco mayor James Phelan in 1914, the mansion and expansive grounds of Villa Montalvo have since become a park and cultural center. Today it plays host to concerts, creative summits and artistic workshops—including the annual OneBeat fellowship seminar. “I think we’ve stood the test of time because our offerings, our programs and our park-like property are really unique,” says Kelly Hudson, managing director of Montalvo. “There aren’t many places in Silicon Valley like this.”

SHORELINE AMPHITHEATRE A partnership between Bill Graham and the city of Mountain View, Shoreline Amphitheatre has been hosting concerts since 1986. The venue has long-running relationships with some of the Bay Area’s biggest musical forces—including Neil Young, the Grateful Dead and Live 105. Fun fact: Shoreline was built on top of a former landfill, and during its first season of operation numerous cigarette lightersparked, methane-fueled fires were documented.

CAMERA CINEMAS

Join the Conversation. www.sanjoseinside.com

In an age where film fans can see movies just about anywhere—from national multiplex chains on down to their smartphones—Jack NyBlom, president of Camera Cinemas, says that his three independent South Bay theaters have an incredibly loyal customer base. “I think it’s because we are community oriented,” he says, explaining that Camera Cinemas work hard to engage their Silicon Valley clientele. That means supporting local film festivals, including Cinequest, and bringing small indie films to town, even if they don’t turn a profit. “We just like to see movies on a big screen with an audience.”

CALIFORNIA THEATRE They don’t build ’em like they used to. The California Theatre is proof positive of that. The opulent hall features a grand foyer, a majestic gallery and impressive courtyard—not to mention its awe-inspiring 1,100-seat auditorium. First opened in 1927, The California originally showed films and touring vaudeville acts. In 1974 it was shuttered and remained closed for three decades until being immaculately restored and reopened in 2004.


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The Short List

#BOSV2016

Some of our latest discoveries and longtime favorites. —Dan Pulcrano

Best Culinary Fusion Sushirrito arrived in Palo Alto last year, becoming the food phenomenon of the year.

Best Portuguese Café Little Portugal’s Bacalhau Grill is tucked away in the back of Trade Rite Market on Alum Rock Avenue and offers an authentic menu of Portuguese dishes, along with vinho tinto or vinho verde by the glass.

Best New Craft Venue Relish Gastrolounge in Saratoga boasts 24 craft brews on tap, 20 wines by the glass, a communal table and a chef’s menu right along the valley’s edge.

Best Upholsterer Aby's Custom Upholstery on Monterey Road can pretty much handle any custom job a customer can dream up. We know this because we have.

Best Place to Buy a Trampoline Santa Clara’s Backyard Factory sells only Springfree trampolines in a variety of sizes and configurations, along with swing sets and play houses.

Best Poke Bowl We’ve made the rounds of the valley’s raw fish hot spots and Hawaiian Poke Bowl consistently offers the tastiest cubed tuna. There’s an equally well executed tofu option as well.

Best New Restaurant The Bywater in Los Gatos is an elegant space with personality, an expansive selection of ryes and rums and a menu of New Orleansstyle comfort foods created by David Kinch.

Best Spa Getaway The Sense Spa at CordeValle resort in San Martin provides the full range of luxe treatments in a gorgeous setting. With a pool, restaurant, 18-hole golf course, hotel and winery, it’s a way to get far away from the valley in just a half-hour drive.

Best Sourdough Sandwiches Freshly Baked Eatery on Third Street in downtown San Jose creates classic sandwiches on warm, oven-fresh sourdough bread that regulars swear by.

Best Gag Shop The One Stop Fun Shop at the San Jose Flea Market has the full range of gag items, from whoopee cushions to rattlesnake eggs and fake vomit.

Best Urinal The Epiphany boutique hotel in Palo Alto offers a blue and gold urinal with a Cal Bears logo for the enjoyment of Stanford boosters.

Best Car Detail The mini detail at AJ’s Auto Detailing near the airport is a great value and requires no appointment.


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and Erin Salazar are the kind of couple you’d expect to live in San Francisco. Fortunately, they prefer the speed of life in San Jose, and are doing their damndest to improve the community, one creative project at a time. They have worked to fund massive murals all over downtown through their non-profit, The Exhibition District. And they’ve teamed with Drew Clark, founder of The Commons, to produce unique events in underutilized common spaces—including an open-air “Sadie Hawkins Swing Social,” with a big band and swing dancing lessons; and a Black Friday variety show, featuring a heavy metal operetta and live music by San Jose dark folk duo Oddly Even. (NV)

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streets employs homeless baristas for $15-plus an hour. Patrons get custom blends from locally owned Chromatic Coffee, while the folks running the place get a hand up out of poverty. (JW)

Best Clothing Boutique-Gallery Mashup

Best Forgotten Category (Rock Club) Some journalists are perfectionists with numbers, surveys and polls. That’s not us. If we were statisticians we’d be Nate Silver. While we may not really understand the electoral college, we know enough about Silicon Valley to realize we should have let readers vote on the best rock & roll club. There are plenty of great places to hear live music, but we’re quite partial to The Ritz. Started by Blank Club founder Corey O’Brien, the year-old SoFA club has been killing it—most recently hosting some rad shows, including K.Flay, Drive Like Jehu, Melvins, DJ QBert and more. (NV)

Best Antique Shop Serving Caviar It’s a good time to be a maturing hipster in San Jose. The SoFA District is taking off, there are plenty of craft cocktail choices downtown and now there’s Deluxe. This communal style “Eatery and Drinkery” serves a carefully curated menu of hangover-killers at fair prices. Even the decadent, Archerinspired “Eggs Woodhouse,” which features truffles, saffron and caviar,

won’t break the bank. And during the particularly busy Sunday brunch hour, patrons can pass the time with some window shopping—most of the vintage decor is on consignment from Thrift City. (NV)

Best Artistic Power Couple Young, artistically minded and incredibly ambitious, Chris Morrish

New digs, same attitude. Taking over the West San Carlos Street building that was formerly home to Black Cat Collective, clothing boutique Black & Brown has joined forces with Seeing Things Gallery to fill both floors with art and style and all things in between. 751 W San Carlos St, San Jose. (JK)

Best Honey Connect Beekeeping is a labor of love— and loss. Keeping alive the little critters that make our ecosystem hum is hard work and an inexact science, but the Santa Clara Valley Beekeepers Guild is here to help. Hundreds of members meet the first Monday of every month at Dwell Christian Church in San Jose to share tips with everyone from experts to rookies building their first hive. Find out more at beeguild.org. (JK)

Best Coffee for a Cause At Kartma Street Café, the lattes come with a shot of good karma. The sidewalk java cart stationed at San Jose’s Market and Santa Clara

Best Shop on the Wild Side David Caranza and his partner, the late Tony DaCosta, began making leather gear in their San Jose garage before moving the venture to a nook over a bar in the late ‘80s. They started small, shilling handmade C&B toys, wristbands, wallets and a single cow-hide harness out of the one-room shop. Yet from those humble beginnings came Leather Masters, the South Bay’s preeminent purveyor of kink wear. Originally geared toward gay men, the store has since broadened its appeal to every shade of L-G-B-and-T as well as straights, vanillas, doms and slaves, steampunks, cosplayers and goths. 969 Park Ave, San Jose. (JW)


Best Comeback

Little Portugal had a rough go of it last year. Its landmark restaurant, Sousa’s, closed after 33 years. The Valley Transportation Authority’s botched construction on a new express bus line tore up Alum Rock Avenue, choking off traffic to mom-and-pop shops. But the neighborhood rallied. A grassroots effort pressured the VTA to get its act together and cough up cash to make up for lost customers. The same group of locals also launched a “Shop Alum Rock” campaign and formed a business association to

At Sawa Sushi, the chef decides what customers eat. Never try to order. Never ask for a California roll, a side of soup or extra rice. Go heavyhanded on the soy sauce and risk getting kicked out. There’s no menu. Prices are not discussed but discovered. One would think that kind of intimidation would scare people off from a forgettablelooking neon-signed blip in a Sunnyvale strip mall. But no. Chef Steve Sawa’s commanding style has earned him Michelin stars, international acclaim and legions of patrons moneyed enough to take the tongue lashing. 1042 El Camino Real, Sunnyvale. (JW)

promote the historic ethnic enclave as a destination. Meanwhile, Adega breathed new life into the Sousa’s space with its modern take on Portuguese cuisine. (JW)

Best Locally-Reared Rap Weirdo Antonio Williams, better known as Antwon, has been buzzed-about for years. Raised in the South Bay, the oddball emcee has been hailed by Pitchfork, Complex, SPIN and more. And yet, even as out-there rappers like Earl Sweatshirt have taken off, Antwon has remained in the shadows—always respected, but still lesser known. That may change with the release of Double Ecstasy. Now based in L.A., Antwon’s debut EP for the tastemaking Anticon label finds the former hardcore punk musician hitting on all cylinders. Produced by Lars Stalfors (HEALTH, White Lung), the five-song set is sharp and focused, highlighting everything we love about Antwon: his Biggie-esque flow, his alternative perspectives and his taste for sinister, slapping beats. (NV)

Best New Crosswalk Yes, we’re actually giving a crosswalk a Best Of—but it’s a pretty sweet crosswalk. The South Bay’s first rainbow-striped walkway intersects The Alameda in front of the Billy DeFrank LGBTQ Community Center in San Jose. City officials and DeFrank center staff coordinated on the project. What people may take for granted is the rainbow stripes are straight directionally correct on both sides to make sure neighborhood traffic flows with pride. (JK)

Best Way to Troll Willow Glen Ask somebody in Willow Glen what they think of the “road diet” and take cover. Lincoln Avenue’s switch from four lanes to three—the center lane is for left turns—was designed to study traffic patterns and make the San Jose thoroughfare more

Sergio Ruiz

Best Sushi Despot

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Best Streetwalkers When San Jose blocked off six miles of roadways for the inaugural Viva CalleSJ last year, it was something of a social experiment. Could a city so sprawling and car-dependent get enough people to explore the streets by foot, bike or board? Apparently, yes. Some 35,000 people flocked to the peripatetic festival to cycle, skate, walk or hula-hoop their way from Little Saigon to St. James Park in downtown. Expect a redux this fall. (JW)

walkable, but it’s set off a HatfieldMcCoy dispute amongst neighbors and businesses, pitting friends and family against one another as they spar with anecdotal accounts of how things used to be. (JK)

Best $5 Feast Sure, the two-item combos run for about $8, but Filipino fare is rich enough to fill up on a fiver. Valerio’s City Bakery, a California chainlet with a shop in San Jose’s Berryessa neighborhood, serves fresh-from-the-

oven beef and chicken empanadas, banana-jackfruit eggrolls (turon), sweet-cream Spanish rolls, purple yam-filled pan de ube and its signature pan de sal. Pastries run for cents on the dollar. For something more substantial, spring another few bucks on an entrée, which varies by the day but often includes sweet-salty adobo, blood-blackened diniguan and heaps of noodles. The shop is a point-and-eat joint—a turo-turo, Tagalog for “point-point”—so the menu’s on display, ready to serve. 2518 Berryessa Rd, San Jose. (JW)


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*wed WHO WE BE

HATS OFF

Cantor Arts Center, Palo Alto Wed, 11am, Free

New Museum Los Gatos Wed, 1pm, $9

Jeff Chang is a journalist and author of the 2014 book Who We Be: The Colorization of America. He also serves as executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University. Inspired by his book, this exhibition examines the visual culture of America and the areas of overlap and intersection between popular culture, multiculturalism and movements for justice. In looking at an array of images—examples include the 1965 Watts uprising; #BlackLivesMatter; the world of hip hop—the exhibit poses the question: How do Americans see race? The photography and artwork has been curated and selected from Cantor’s collection, and specific pieces are on loan for the project. (JE)

Over the years, NUMU has gathered together fashionable head coverings and ceremonial hats in its permanent history collection. Collaborating with Wayne Wichern Millinery and History San Jose, NUMU will feature objects from a variety of hat collections while examining the cultural history of headwear. And open your calendars now for a Save the Date hat-making demonstration on May 19. Wayne Wichern himself will be at the museum to talk about his craft and the art of using a piece of felt or straw to create one of his elegant masterpieces. (JE)

*thu *fri THE CHOIR OF ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE

Bing Concert Hall, Stanford Thu, 7:30pm, $15-$35 In addition to composing West Side Story and Candide, Leonard Bernstein wrote what is considered the only widely canonical piece of choral work in the Hebrew language. Chichester Psalms is traditionally sung by a boy, in the voice of the biblical David at a young age. On March 30, the world renowned Choir of St. John’s College comes all the way from Cambridge to perform this piece at Stanford’s Bing Concert Hall. The group, which dates back to the original founding of the English College in 1511, consists of both of a boy’s and men’s choir. (MH)

SEASONS CHANGE

VENEZUELAN MUSIC PROJECT

The X-Bar, Cupertino Fri, 8:30pm, $10

MACLA, San Jose Fri, 8pm, Free

A poppy emo band in the Alternative Press vein, Seasons Change blend fast skatepunk verses and massive halftime choruses with the occasional chugging, palm-muted breakdown. While many bands might rush to take advantage of an L.A. area code, the band proudly lists their hometown as Pico Rivera. The town is southeast of the SoCal capital and a short drive from that urban ziggurat known as the Citadel Outlets. Seasons Change pen songs about teenage angst, set against the backdrop of a suburban wasteland. The resulting mixture is potent and energizing—especially when combined with an all-ages crowd just itching to unleash a few cyclone kicks in the pit. (MH)

Experience Venezuela’s musical heritage with the Venezuelan Music Project, an eight-piece project that interprets the traditional music styles of this South American country. Originally conceived by Latin American folk music scholar Jackeline Rago, they play regularly all over the Bay Area. Rago and her band craft upbeat and danceable tunes—bold, brassy, emotional and full of stunning vocal harmonies. The group also has an educational bent: they’ve partnered with the Venezuelan Embassy, the Smithsonian Institute and other cultural non-profits to preserve their music on CD and often perform during Latino heritage nights at community centers and art galleries like MACLA. (JA)


* concerts Apr 1 at The Ritz

SEASONS CHANGE

ELLIE GOULDING

Apr 6 at SAP Center

LOGIC & VINCE STAPLES

Apr 11 at SJSU Event Center

GEOGRAPHER

Apr 30 at The Ritz

SELENA GOMEZ

May 11 at SAP Center

BEYONCE

May 16 at Levi’s Stadium

THE CURE

May 26 at Shoreline Amphitheatre

PRONG

Jun 1 at RockBar Theater

MAC SABBATH & DR. TACO Jun 11 at The Ritz

ELECTRIC SIX

Jun 28 at The Ritz

RASCAL FLATTS

Jul 7 at Shoreline Amphitheatre

STING & PETER GABRIEL Jul 14 at SAP Center

WEIRD AL

Jul 24 at City National Civic

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST SJ Center for the Performing Arts Fri, 8pm, $38-108 Some would argue that musical theater is suffering from a lack of new, original material. But hey … if it ain’t broke, don’t try to fix it. And just because something takes a few pages from an existing film doesn't mean it can't be good. Case in point: Beauty and the Beast, first staged in 1993, is still a reliable moneymaker for theaters. Why? Because it’s fun. Even if you think you know the story, there are still a few surprises in this adaptation, including changes in character and musical numbers exclusive to the stage. (JA)

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LYRIC THEATRE: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Montgomery Theater, San Jose Sat, 8pm, $11-$34

If the title isn’t familiar, one of its songs, “Send in the Clowns,” might ring a bell. Montgomery Theater’s newest adaptation is Stephen Sondheim’s 1974 hit broadway musical, A Little Night Music, the winner of a Grammy, five Tony Awards and countless reproductions, including a 1977 film starring Elizabeth Taylor. Inspired by Ingmar Bergman’s film Smiles of a Summer Night, the production is full of unique twists—odd meters, key changes and polyphonous harmonies— all tinged with the influence of Mozart. (TM)

METALACHI The Ritz, San Jose Sat, 8pm, $15 If you haven't experienced Metalachi, now is the time. They play mariachi versions of metal classics—and all with an appropriate mixture of self-effacing humor and spot-on musicianship. With a catalog that runs the gamut from Metallica and Pantera to Ozzy and Van Halen, this SoCal outfit so proficient in transposing the guitar, bass and drum arrangements of thrash and hair metal tunes, you’ll be forgiven for forgetting they weren’t originally written for the vihuela, guitarrón, trumpets and violins. Their costumed live show takes things to another level— combining studded sombreros with butt-hugging spandex jumpsuits. Pablo Escobar and Total Badass open. (JA)

*sun NATIONAL BEAUTY

City National Civic, San Jose Sun, 7pm, $28-$88

National Beauty, the latest performance at the City National Civic, is a window into the sublime elegance of Chinese culture through the art of dance. Using a patchwork of Chinese symbolism—bamboo painting, calligraphy and tea ceremonies—National Beauty is akin to a cascade poem, fluid and effervescent in presentation, colorful and dreamlike in aesthetic. Performed by the world-renowned China Oriental Song and Dance Troupe (the primary performers at Shanghai Expo 2010 and the China Pavilion, Milan Expo 2015), National Beauty makes its San Jose premier Sunday. (TM)

ADELE

Jul 30-31 at SAP Center

WEEZER

Jul 31 at Shoreline Amphitheatre

KENNY CHESNEY

Aug 6 at Levi’s Stadium

JACKSON BROWNE

Aug 16 at City National Civic

DEMI LOVATO & NICK JONAS Aug 18 at SAP Center

HEART, JOAN JETT & CHEAP TRICK

Aug 24 at Shoreline Amphitheatre

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER

Sep 2 at Shoreline Amphitheatre

COLDPLAY

Sep 3 at Levi’s Stadium

EVE 6

Sep 8 at The Ritz

JETHRO TULL ROCK OPERA Oct 22 City National Civic

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*stage CROWNS

In response to its smashing reception in 2009, this flamboyantly potent musical that focuses on large church hats and the ladies who wear them returns to the theatre. $15-$38. Apr 8-May 1. Theatre on San Pedro Square. San Jose.

THE ELEPHANT MAN

This titanic drama draws on the life of John Merrick from the Victorian era in England. Merrick contracts a disfiguring disease, but his acceptance by a doctor, then by high society, highlights the overwhelming power of the human spirit. Mar 17-Apr 17. $17-$32. City Lights Theater Company. San Jose.

CATCH 22

This comedy you can’t laugh at follows the singularly crafty bombardier, Yossarian, as he does all that he can to escape the day-to-day horrors of WWII. Apr 7-May 1. $18-$28 Bus Barn Theater. Los Altos Stage Company. Los Altos.

RENT

Young bohemians wrangle with their loves, dreams and futures in the shadow of HIV/AIDS in this heavy, groundbreaking musical set in the East Village of New York. $14-$30. Apr 9-May 1. Sunnyvale Community Players. Sunnyvale Theatre.

*concerts MUSIC AT THE MARKET

A hotbed of live jazz talent, organized by San Jose Jazz. Every Fri, 7-9pm. San Pedro Square Market. San Jose.

TOSPS TUESDAYS

A weekly showcase of Bay Area’s budding music scene across all genres. Most Tuesdays, 7pm. Theatre on San Pedro Square. San Jose.

*art MUSEUMS NUMU LOS GATOS

“The Art of Social Justice: Woody Guthrie and the Power of Songwriting.” Thru May 16. Los Gatos.

CANTOR ARTS CENTER

“Red Horse: Drawings of the Battle of the Little Bighorn.” Thru May 9. “Myth, Allegory, and Faith: The Kirk Edward Long Collection of Mannerist Prints.” Thru June 20 “Richard Diebenkorn: The Sketchbooks Revealed” Thru Aug 22. “Edward Hopper: New York Corner” Thru Aug 22. Stanford.

CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY MUSEUM

“Healthyville” Discover ways to live better. San Jose.

DE SAISSET MUSEUM

“Bear Witness” Photographs and Interviews by S. Beth Atkin. Thru Apr 8-Jun 10. California History Exhibit always on display. Santa Clara.

EUPHRAT MUSEUM

Art and photography created by students at De Anza College. Cupertino.

HISTORY PARK SAN JOSE

“Slugs, Dingbats, and Tramp Printing” The printing press is one of the most important inventions in human history. See the machine that printed the first newspaper in California. Thru Apr 28. San Jose.

LOS GATOS COMPANY

“Zulugrass Jewelry Gallery,” featuring the colorful clothing and ornaments adorned by the Maasai tribe of the Great Rift Valley of Kenya and Tanzania. Artist in Residence Gallery. Los Gatos.

SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF ART

“Border Cantos,” photographer Richard Misrach and experimental composer Guillermo Galindo combine mediums to explore the border. Thru Jul 31. “New Stories From the Edge of Asia” Tabaimo blends reality and make-believe. Thru Aug 21. Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm, closed Mon. San Jose.

SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF QUILTS & TEXTILES

“Blanket Statements” by Kaffe Fassett. Thru Jun 28. San Jose.

TRITON MUSEUM OF ART

“Gridiron Glory” The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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GALLERIES ANNO DOMINI

A Tribute to Olivier Messiaen and the “Quartet for the End of Time.” Thru Apr 16. “Permanently Improvised” by Various & Gould. Thru Jun 18.

ART ARK GALLERY

Silicon Valley Open Studios. Thru Apr 1. San Jose.

GALLERY HOUSE

“Michot/Midori.” Thru Apr 23. Palo Alto.

KALEID GALLERY

One Thousand Thousand: The First Third Retrospective by Jason McHenry. San Jose.

MACLA

“18th Latino Art Now! Auction and Exhibition”. Thru May 14. San Jose.

PALO ALTO ART CENTER

“Bird in the Hand” Over 40 artists portraying things with wings. Thru Apr 10.

SEEING THINGS GALLERY “I’M A JOKE” by Mr. Harada. Thru Apr 25 San Jose.

*opera CAFFE FRASCATI

Opera Night. First Friday of every month. San Jose.

*events STAR TREK: THE ULTIMATE VOYAGE

Featuring footage from the gauntlet of reboots, this singular musical showcase will perform the most iconic compositions from the lauded series conducted by Justin Freer. Wed, Mar 30, 7:30pm. $33-$98. Center for the Performing Arts. San Jose.

SOUTH FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK

A self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent businesses featuring exhibitions and special performances, including Street Eats & Live Beats at Parque De Los Pobladores. First Friday of the Month. Venues along S. First Street and throughout downtown San Jose.

WAX ON The upcoming KFJC Record Swap at Empire Seven Studios promises valuable finds for serious collectors and beginners alike.

Super Swap THE LONG RUNNING Bay Area radio station KFJC is bringing its celebrated record swap back to Empire Seven Studios for its second year of a reimagined tradition. Since its founding in 1959, KFJC has played an integral part in the underground but vibrant Bay Area music scene. Broadcasting from the Foothill College Campus at 89.7 FM, the station has a lengthy tradition of championing boundary-pushing acts, as well as serving as a tastemaking curator for the region. In addition to helping propel many bands to stardom, KFJC has held an annual record swap on campus for nearly two decades. Last year, in a major shift, the swap was moved to Empire Seven Studios in Japantown, San Jose. This year, it returns to Empire Seven, with the aim of becoming a permanent fixture there.

KFJC Record Swap Apr 2, 10am-5pm, Free Empire Seven Studios, San Jose

“It has been a staple in the bay area for many years, and bringing it back is always a good thing, says Leticia Domingo, a current on-air KFJC DJ and former publicist for the station. This won’t be a flea market affair. Empire Seven Studios, with art on the walls and DJs spinning all day, works to make the swap less of a bartering market and more of a musical learning experience. “When I first joined the station in 2001-2002, one of the first events I ever went to was a record swap,” says Domingo, better known by her onair name Ms. Tiza. “It was mostly record labels, and it was a paid event, with early bird specials.” Seeing the formula as outdated and unfair to newer collectors, Domingo and the station reinvented the record swap—freeing it from the confines of the Foothill Campus and, more important, making it a free event. The idea was to encourage everyone, from the serious veteran collector to the merely curious, to intermingle and learn. It’s a welcome change. While the swap has been a staple of the Bay Area music scene for decades, the insider vibe meant the event mainly drew an insider crowd. Domingo has stripped away most of that snobbery in order to let the love of music rule. “Now the great thing is you have collectors selling and collectors digging together,” she says.—Tad Malone


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Another Country MOLLY’S CHAMBERS When Molly (Ursula Parker) experiences a mysterious trauma at a family reunion, her cousin Ryder comes under suspicion in the suspenseful drama, ‘Take Me to the River.’

SJ-born director Matt Sobel explores cultural, familial tensions in ‘Take Me to the River’ BY JEFFREY EDALATPOUR

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URAL NEBRASKA is the setting of Matt Sobel’s semi-autobiographical, mostly imagined feature film debut Take Me to the River. That’s 1,500 miles from the Willow Glen suburb where he grew up. It’s notable that a drive from Milan to Madrid is shorter by 500 miles. In Sobel’s debut feature film, that kind of geographical distance informs the cultural differences between his hometown in California and the Nebraska farmland where his annual family reunions used to take place.

Take Me to the River, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, captures an adolescent’s sense of estrangement as he attempts to navigate two very different worlds: one that is safe and familiar, and another that is disorienting. The film’s 17-year-old protagonist is named Ryder. In sunny California, his parents matter-of-factly accept his gay identity. For Ryder, the rules about this easy acceptance begin to change as they arrive in Nebraska. In talking with Sobel about his intentions for the character he explains that he wants his audiences to feel Ryder’s confusion and disaffection. “I definitely went into it with wanting to make his fish out of water situation as intense as possible,” Sobel says. “And at the core of that is suddenly feeling like a foreigner amongst your own family.” Without ever revealing his sexual orientation

to his extended family, Ryder lands in Nebraska “with some pretty strong assumptions about how [his extended family is] going to feel about him,” the director notes. But it isn’t just Nebraska that destabilizes Ryder. His 9-year-old cousin, Molly, is enchanted with him the second he dons a pair of cherry red shorts. During the family barbecue, Molly begs Ryder to walk and play in a nearby barn. They leave as innocents holding hands but something happens in the barn. Molly returns to the party a few minutes later screaming at the top of her lungs with blood stains on her floral print skirt. Ryder claims she fell from a hay bale and is mystified by her extreme reaction. The family, not knowing that Ryder is gay, at first suspects the worst. That’s when a Californian might wonder why he doesn’t just come out. Sobel answers like a true writer and director who holds all the threads of plot and character in his hands: “His orientation might, in California, be an exonerating piece of evidence; in a different location, it might be evidence

to further indict him. That completely baffling twist that happens for him is one of the tools that I thought was best able to strip him of his power, if he's really used to relying on his logic and his argument.” He is justifiably baffled and unable to find his footing—and Logan Miller, the actor who plays Ryder, deftly captures his character’s bewilderment. “Miller seemed comfortable being uncomfortable,” Sobel says, explaining why he chose the Disney Channel actor (I’m in the Band) for this decidedly non-Disney tale. As it turns out, Miller’s background in sitcoms was an asset. “He could really capture that … ‘I don't know if I should laugh or scream’ awkwardness.” The film excels in turning this awkwardness into a palpable sense of menace. Shots of pastoral beauty—fields of green, swaying trees, a lazy river—are intercut with troubling narrative developments. This bucolic imagery is placed after each dysfunctional family scene. For someone queer who finds a reasonable amount of acceptance in the Bay Area, Take Me to the River offers a primer on what it feels like to travel through a hostile environment. The film implies that when states like Georgia and North Carolina pass anti-gay legislation, that regional sense of intolerance nullifies every last iota of rustic charm. According to Sobel, this was his intention, and he enlisted the film’s production designer and cinematographer to help him signal that sense of discomfort. “As the characters and their motivations and the situations become more insidious, the visuals moved in the opposite direction, to become warmer, simpler compositions, more primary colors like a child's coloring book.” Sobel also used the natural sounds of the Great Plains to build tension. “There are all sorts of ways that the insect sounds can be used to make you feel suspense. Anything you can do with music, we basically did with insect sounds.” By the end of this family picnic, you’ll want to click your heels together three times and quietly mouth the words: “There’s no place like home.”

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THE FUTURE OF FILM Silicon Valley may not make for a sexy setting in Hollywood films, but it has played a pivotal role in shaping the entire industry.

Reeling In The Years CONSIDERING 30 YEARS of cinema history in the Valley, it’s clear now that we acted more than we were acted upon. Though there aren’t as many films set here as there are in New York or San Francisco, Silicon Valley changed the face of the movies in every field—from digital imagery to online distribution. One of my first cover stories for Metro back in 1986 involved the rise of the VHS tape, and its potential threat to the movie theaters. Now VHS is dead, and the problems of waning ticket sales and monotonous blockbusters are still affecting the industry. Cinema as cinema is just one small part of the bandwidth, pressed by more interactive mediums, by serial dramas, and, eventually by VR technology being developed by Oculus, Jaunt and other firms. In the era of dial-up modems, video on demand seemed impossible. Now the Valley’s Roku, Netflix and YouTube have turned every Eichler home into a theater. But go to Palo Alto to the Stanford Theatre—operated by the most generous donor to the cause of film preservation in the history of cinema—and you’ll see how the liveliest art holds up, even after many decades of languishing in the can. Regrets? No more Mexican movie houses, with those outrageous posters

for titles like Savajos Perros; no more wide-screen celluloid porn at the Burbank Theater, with its landmark tower disgracing the neighborhood. A pity Geoff Alexander’s Cine 16 isn’t flickering weekly at some alehouse. And we’ll be sorry if they bulldoze the last of the Winchester domes. We’ll be as sorry as we were when they demolished the Cinema 150 in Santa Clara; some viewers still get teary-eyed thinking about how they saw Return of the Jedi on that 70mm-ready screen. Neither the drive-in theater nor the revivals are extinct in 2016, with cult movie series for midnight crowds and relaunched musical film singalongs at the Retro Dome near Santana Row. But it’s sad that no filmmaker has yet made the Valley iconic, no one has done for it what Hitchcock did for San Francisco. A few distinctive films have been shot here: The Social Network, Raising Cain, Mad City. And local indie filmmakers continue the fight. But the zen of the place—the light, the mountains, the immigrants, the curious persistence of the Valley as it was in the 20th century—this land would all be fresh territory for someone with the love and the talent to capture it. —Richard Von Busack

It’s just like its subject on New Year’s Day 1953: the film I Saw the Light is dead on arrival. Director Marc Abraham charts the short busy life of Hank Williams (Tom Hiddleston), gone at 29 from ill health, overwork and alcohol. A calamitous marriage to Audrey (Elizabeth Olsen), who complicated both his off-stage and on-stage life, didn’t give him any peace. This film may have been soured at its source. Trying to cut through the Nashville romanticizing about Williams’ talent and potential, Colin Escott dug up all the facts—the birthdays of sidemen and a definitive discography. But Escot is unmoved by a lot of Williams’ material, as well as the singer/songwriter’s lack of complexity amidst all that post-war pop musical evolution. It’s not that we needed hero worship—just some sympathy or some dark humor about Williams’ careening, pain-wracked life. Like the book, the movie doesn’t take huge pleasure in the top-of-theworld moments, in which Williams had the crowd where he wanted them, or when things were sweet between him and Audrey. Abraham modernizes the early 1950s sets with unmounted camera and self-conscious zooms. The visuals match current attitudes toward an early 1950s subject—it’s made for today’s impatience, with no sense of a slower time and unbuilt up horizons. Hiddleston looks right at times, in profile. He shows the death’s-head face of the singer in one of his many moments of pain or alcoholic obliteration. The British actor’s drawl is light and high, but Hiddleston polishes up the pineboard rawness of Williams’ voice. One of the big issues between the couple was Audrey’s case of Linda McCarthy syndrome—a conviction that she could sing. Olsen’s Audrey looks pert and intimidating in a khaki-colored cowgirl outfit, moisteyed with her longing to get up on stage and stink. Even an actress this charismatic can’t jump the banks of this narrow characterization. Escott notes that talking about Hank Williams without talking about booze, is like talking about the Titanic without talking about the iceberg. The book and the movie based on it are similar. They’re both about an iceberg. (Camera 7, Campbell). (RvB)

MARGUERITE What lesson can we draw from the career of Florence Foster Jenkins, whose biopic starring Meryl Streep will be released later this year? Xavier Giannoli’s Marguerite sees only tragedy. And perhaps Jenkins’ career was tragic—one way to sum it up is as a prank of jeering sophisticates gathered to watch a middle-aged lady murder classic arias. Like Jenkins, Marguerite here wears angel wings on stage, and seeks to massacre Mozart’s “Queen of the Night.” Giannoli’s fictionalization, set in 1920s France, stars the agreeably sweet Catherine Frot, with her reassuring dimples, as the Baroness Marguerite Dumont. That’s funny in itself. It’s like being introduced to someone named “the Countess Daisy Hill.” As we can suppose, Marguerite brought the money to the altar, and her husband brought the aristocratic title. Despite a mansion and leisure, Marguerite has an unkillable ambition to perform opera in public, never mind her voice like a tortured screech owl. With the connivance of Mandlebos, her butler and photographer (Denis M’Punga in a part modeled on Von Stroheim in Sunset Boulevard), the neglected wife assembles a group of freakish supporters to encourage her as she heads for the stage. Likely, Giannoli named his heroine after Margaret Dumont, the superbly oblivious matron so often needled by Groucho Marx in the movies. If only this Marguerite had the real Dumont’s ability to tune the world out; the assumption is that Marguerite’s passion for music is but the tragedy of a woman seeking the attention of her disaffected husband—a love that nearly annihilates her. Barely sketched in: the romantic subplot of a critic and a young singer of genuine talent, as well as a Dadaist backdrop that never pays off: though in the best scene, Marguerite causes a riot in a cabaret with her keyfree performance of the French national anthem. Then again, the movie never finds its own key—it flounders its way to a haywire finale. (Camera 3, San Jose; Aquarius, Palo Alto). (RvB)

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Foxy Music AMERICANA PASTIME The Stone Foxes play straightforward, American rock & roll, tinged with blues, soul and folk.

The Stone Foxes embrace Summer of Love in album ‘Twelve Spells’ BY MIKE HUGUENOR

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VEN IF YOU don’t recognize the name, you’ve probably heard the Stone Foxes. Their music has been used in multiple TV shows, including Showtime’s Shameless, FX’s Sons of Anarchy and a 2013 Jack Daniels TV campaign that prominently featured their cover of Slim Harpo’s “I’m a King Bee” (a song once covered by The Rolling Stones). Ahead of the release of their most recent album, the Stone Foxes ran into an increasingly common problem for bands these days.

“Every single person who makes vinyl is backed up like 6 months,” singer and multi-instrumentalist Shannon Koehler says, referring to a global dearth of vinyl pressing factories. Despite the hold up at the plant, the San Francisco band’s fourth fulllength, Twelve Spells, still managed to ship in time for its March 18 U.K. release. When I speak with Koehler, he is just completing the final preparations for shipments and signing records for pre-orders. Though technically an album, the production of the set of songs on Twelve Spells was unorthodox. Instead of going into the studio to record the whole album in one go, the songs were recorded at different times. Even more unorthodox is the fact that the composition of the band itself

changed in the process. In this sense it is a document: capturing a band in flux, and highlighting the changes the band has gone through since being featured on national television. “It was this chronicle of how new guys got into the band,” Koehler says, describing the album’s development, and the gradual accumulation of new members. A propos of the process, the band decided to release each of the songs individually, putting a new one online once a month for a year. “At the end we thought, well, this is an unconventionally put-together record,” Koehler says. “Should it be put out like a conventional record? We kinda thought it would be cool to give our fans something new every month.” It’s clear that the whole band thinks of the record as their first step in a new direction. And for the three newest members (guitarist, bassist, and drummer), it literally is. Since its U.S. release last September, the band has been touring regularly, crisscrossing the states and making

their first jaunt across the pond. England is a long distance for the California natives, and they recently followed up the tour with a show that took them almost home, to Fresno—near where the core members of the group grew up, just outside the even more remote Tollhouse, population: 2,000. The group’s rural upbringing is clearly audible in their sound, which pays homage to all things Americana. And though it might now have rebranded itself around hyperreal technocapitalism, not that long ago, the sound of San Francisco used to be similar. “There’s such a rich heritage,” Koehler says, poignantly, on the music of San Francisco. “From the garage guys, down to the punk ’80s scene, to the Dead and Big Brother, and Quicksilver Messenger Service, Canned Heat, Sly Stone, and all that stuff …” The sounds of San Francisco’s Summer of Love can be heard all over Twelve Spells. Keyboardist Elliott Peltzman channels gone-electric Dylan with tremulous, “Like A Rolling Stone” organ and stabbing metallic Rhodes chords. Lead guitarist Ben Andrews strangles his axe with Hendrix-ian aplomb and occasionally picks up a fiddle along with bassist Brian Bakalian. And when the Foxes are quiet enough, you can almost hear the casters of the speaker cabinets rattling in harmony with the amplifier tubes. With these elements in place, they have all the touchstones of a classic San Francisco lineup. Though they’re based only an hour away, the Stone Foxes have rarely played in San Jose. “It’s kind of bizarre,” Koehler says. “It’s like Santa Cruz, you know, they’re both great spots, but for whatever reason we don’t get down there very much.” For years there was not a single mid-sized venue downtown. But with the recent opening of the Ritz, more national acts—like our neighbors, the Stone Foxes—are finally coming to San Jose. “We’re excited,” Koehler says. “Its cool to be able to stay close to home on a weekend and just party as hard as we can.”

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“Jazz as a word sometimes is a misnomer,” Riera says, proceeding to a casually profound explication of the genre: one that clearly defines its unique importance—especially here in America. “I call it more ‘music that requires improvisation.’ ‘Music that demands that the artist and the public create on the spot.’”

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Most music goes out of its way to avoid improvisation, relying on a formula and a repeated hook. And in a city whose economy revolves around programming and coding, group improvisation might seem particularly ephemeral. But looking at the state of culture in 2016, improvisation at both an audience and performer level is noticeable everywhere in American culture. From jazz concerts, to rap battles, Black Lives Matter protests, to Twitter, group improvisation is a major feature of contemporary life. Kendrick Lamar, arguably the most highly regarded rapper in the world today, is part of a long improvisational tradition in African American music. The Grammy award winner prominently features jazz musicians on his records—artists like Kamasi Washington, whose recent album The Epic is one of the most transformational jazz records in decades. When asked about Washington, Riera is both aware of his work, and certain that the local Latino community has just as many living heavyweights. “I’m very clear that today there are jazz greats walking among us, that today there are jazz greats walking among us that in the future they’ll be talking about,” he says.

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When I got remarried, I inherited a stepdaughter. At the time, I was happy about this. Though she and my husband had been estranged for many years, I was instrumental in getting them to reconcile. I’ve come to regret this. She is a rageaholic, spendaholic party girl. She has three DUIs and an extravagant lifestyle that’s financially draining her dad and me. Though I have no problem cutting her off, my husband can’t say no to his little girl—which has us on opposing ends of a bitter battle.—Stressed-Out Stepmother If you had the traditional kind of parasite, you could just put a lit match to its butt. Welcome to the bottomless hole of wrongheaded empathy—the daddy guilt version of that “bottomless cup of coffee” that (if you ask politely) the Denny’s waitress will keep refilling until you finally die in the booth. Obviously, your husband means well. Unfortunately, he’s engaging in what’s called “pathological altruism.” The primary researcher on this, Dr. Barbara Oakley, explains it as an intention to help that actually ends up doing harm (sometimes to both the do-gooder and the do-goodee). Enabling can feel so right in the moment, Oakley explains—in part because we get something out of it: activation of the same regions of the brain that “light up” from drugs and gambling. (Say hello to the “helper’s high.”) Refusing to “help,” on the other hand, is uncomfortable and tends to lead to ugly interactions. Being judiciously helpful takes asking the feel-bad questions, like “What’s the likely result of consistently attaching a garden hose to our bank account and washing away any consequences from Princess Partyhardy’s actions?” That’s a question that should get answered before she gets her fourth DUI—possibly leading to a need for somebody to pick up not only the cost of the fancy DUI lawyer but the pieces of some cute 5-yearold from along the side of the road. You can keep telling your husband this until your teeth fall out, but because of his emotional ensnarement—along with the fear and anger that you’ll try to stop him—he’ll probably just fight harder to go along with her little-girlvoiced shakedowns. And though, with your emotional distance, you have a clearer eye on how your step-sponge is playing her dad, there are surely a few rationality-eating emotions bubbling up in you. There’s got to be anger (because your money’s getting tossed down the drunken-spendy princesshole) and some

fear (that you’ll end up on a street corner, begging people to drop change into your “World’s Greatest Stepmom” mug). Fear and anger make for the worst argument partners. They trigger the amygdala, a central player in the brain’s threat-detection circuit. It, in turn, sounds the alarm, triggering the release of fightor-flight hormones and shutting down functions not needed to battle or bolt, such as higher reasoning. And more bad news: When you keep repeating a behavior, your brain cells go, “Wait, we do this all the time; let’s put that on auto.” And this is what has happened here, which is to say, you two could be doing permanent damage to your relationship. Advice columnists tend to squawk like parrots, “Therapy! Therapy!” (Like that option wouldn’t otherwise occur to anybody.) However, in your situation—because you two can’t seem to dial down the “bitter battle”—there is an intermediary you should consider engaging: a mediator. (Look for a marital one at Mediate.com) Mediation is dispute resolution. It’s issue-focused, so it’s worlds faster than therapy. The mediator’s job is to dial down the emotional temperature and get you two listening to each other—to the point where you understand each other’s feelings. (This is how you come to empathize with somebody— which motivates you to act in their interest and not just in your own.) The mediator then guides you to come to a decision as a couple and can help you set up a framework for discussing emotionally charged issues. Still, it’s important to recognize that every problem isn’t perfectly solvable. What’s essential, however, is the “C-word”—compromise: understanding that you ultimately win by being willing to lose a little. This means accepting that you won’t always get the exact outcome you want—which, in this case, would probably involve picking up a time machine at Best Buy so you could go persuade your stepdaughter’s mother to have a purse dog instead of a child.

©2016, Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. Got a problem? Write Amy Alkon, 550 S. First St., San Jose, CA 95113, or email adviceamy@aol.com.

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TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “People only get

really interesting when they start to rattle the bars of their cages,” says philosopher Alain de Botton. If that’s true, Taurus, you must be on the verge of becoming very interesting. Metaphorically speaking, you’re not just rattling the bars of your cage. You’re also smacking your tin cup against the bars and trying to saw through them with your plastic knife. APRIL FOOL! I lied. You’re not literally in a prison cell. And I got a bit carried away with the metaphor. But there is a grain of truth to what I said. You are getting close to breaking free of at least some of your mind-forged manacles. And it’s making you more attractive and intriguing.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): If I had to decide what

natural phenomenon you most closely resemble right now, I’d consider comparing you to a warm, restless breeze or a busily playful dolphin. But my first choice would be the mushrooms known as Schizophyllum commune. They’re highly adaptable: able to go dormant when the weather’s dry and spring to life when rain comes. They really get around, too, making their homes on every continent except Antarctica. But the main reason I’d link you with them is that they come in over 28,000 different sexes. Their versatility is unprecedented. APRIL FOOL! I exaggerated a bit. It’s true that these days you’re polymorphous and multifaceted and well-rounded. But you’re probably not capable of expressing 28,000 varieties of anything.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): “Whatever it is you’re seeking won’t come in the form you’re expecting,” warns Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami. If that’s true, why bother? Why expend all your precious yearning if the net result won’t even satisfy you?! That's why I advise you to ABANDON YOUR BELOVED PLANS! Save your energy for trivial wishes. That way you won’t be disappointed when they are fulfilled in unanticipated ways. APRIL FOOL! I was messing with you. It’s true that what you want won’t arrive in the form you’re expecting. But I bet the result will be even better than what you expected. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You’re due to make a

pilgrimage, aren’t you? It might be time to shave your head, sell your possessions, and head out on a long trek to a holy place where you can get back in touch with what the hell you’re doing here on this planet. APRIL FOOL! I was kidding about the head-shaving and possessions-dumping. On the other hand, there might be value in embarking on a less melodramatic pilgrimage. I think you’re ready to seek radical bliss of a higher order—and get back in touch with what the hell you’re doing here on this planet.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Are you ready to fight

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Your advice for the near future comes from poet Stephen Dunn. “If the Devil sits down,” he says, “offer companionship, tell her you’ve always admired her magnificent, false moves.” I think that's an excellent plan, Libra! Maybe you’ll even be lucky enough to make the acquaintance of many different devils with a wide variety of

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In 1841, a British

medical journal prescribed the following remedy for the common cold: “Nail a hat on the wall near the foot of your bed, then retire to that bed, and drink spirits until you see two hats.” My expert astrological analysis reveals that this treatment is likely to cure not just the sniffles, but any other discomforts you’re suffering from, whether physical or emotional or spiritual. So I hope you own a hat, hammer, and nails. APRIL FOOL! I lied. The method I suggested probably won’t help alleviate what ails you. But here’s a strategy that might: Get rid of anything that’s superfluous, rotten, outdated, or burdensome.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): To begin your

oracle, I’ll borrow the words of author Ray Bradbury: “May you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days, and out of that love, remake a world.” I have reason to believe that this optimistic projection has a good chance of coming true for you. Imagine it, Sagittarius: daily swoons of delight and rapture from now until the year 2071. APRIL FOOL! I lied, sort of. It would be foolish to predict that you'll be giddy with amorous feelings nonstop for the next 54 years and 10 months. On the other hand, I don’t think it’s unrealistic for you to expect a lot of that sweet stuff over the course of the next three weeks.

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “I am tired of

being brave,” groaned Anne Sexton in one of her poems. “I'm sick of following my dreams,” moaned comedian Mitch Hedberg, adding, “I’m just going to ask my dreams where they’re going and hook up with them later.” In my opinion, Capricorn, you have every right to unleash grumbles similar to Hedberg’s and Sexton’s. APRIL FOOL! The advice I just gave you is only half-correct. It’s true that you need and deserve a respite from your earnest struggles. Now is indeed a good time to take a break so you can recharge your spiritual batteries. But don’t you dare feel sorry for yourself.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): In 1991, hikers in the Italian Alps discovered the well-preserved corpse of a Bronze Age hunter. Buried in the frigid terrain, the man who came to be known as Otzi the Iceman had been there for 5,000 years. Soon the museum that claimed his body began receiving inquiries from women who wanted to be impregnated with Otzi's sperm. I think this is an apt metaphor for you, Aquarius. Consider the possibility that you might benefit from being fertilized by an influence from long ago. APRIL FOOL! I was just messing with you. It’s true you can generate good mojo by engaging with inspirational influences from the past. But I’d never urge you to be guided by a vulgar metaphor related to Otzi's sperm. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Caligula was an eccentric Roman emperor who had a physical resemblance to a goat. He was sensitive about it. That’s why he made it illegal for anyone to refer to goats in his company. I mention this, Pisces, because I’d like to propose a list of words you should forbid to be used in your presence during the coming weeks: “money,” “cash,” “finances,” “loot,” “savings,” or “investments.” Why? Because I’m afraid it would be distracting, even confusing or embarrassing, for you to think about these sore subjects right now. APRIL FOOL! I lied. The truth is, now is a perfect time for you to be focused on getting richer quicker.

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magnificent, false moves. APRIL FOOL! I lied. In fact, I think you should avoid contact with all devils, no matter how enticing they might be. Now is a key time to surround yourself with positive influences.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): According to my astrological analysis, you would benefit profoundly from taking a ride in a jet fighter plane 70,000 feet above the earth. In fact, I think you really need to experience weightlessness as you soar faster than the speed of sound. Luckily, there’s an organization, MiGFlug (migflug.com), that can provide you with this healing thrill. (I just hope you can afford the $18,000 price tag.) APRIL FOOL! I do in fact think you should treat yourself to unprecedented thrills and transcendent adventures. But I bet you can accomplish that without being quite so extravagant.

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CULTURE CLASH Members of the rebranded San Jose Clash weren’t fond of the name or hideous jerseys.

How Nike’s dreadful marketing delayed soccer mania in San Jose BY GARY SINGH

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ATURDAY NIGHT, the San Jose Earthquakes game against D.C. United will officially commemorate the 20th anniversary of Major League Soccer’s inaugural match, which erupted April 6, 1996 in San Jose. In that first game 20 years ago, San Jose defeated D.C. in front of 31,683 fans at Spartan Stadium. At the time, it was the largest attendance for any sporting event in San Jose history.

With that match, the San Jose soccer bloodline began its MLS era as the San Jose Clash, thanks to the marketing bozos at Nike, who also inflicted upon the team hideously embarrassing jerseys and a nonsensical logo, which had nothing to do with San Jose and made no sense to any soccer-minded person anywhere in the world. A shoe company tried to market the team to ’90s emo mall rats rather than soccer fans, so the entire brand was widely ridiculed by everyone, especially folks who grew up with the original San Jose Earthquakes in the ’70s. But for whatever reason, we still went to the games. As soon as MLS began, the Clash

carried on the lineage from the old days. Original Earthquakes player Laurie Calloway became San Jose’s first MLS coach. Peter Bridgwater, who formerly ran the San Jose Earthquakes, became the president and general manager. John Doyle, who’d briefly played with the Quakes during their bardo state of transition between the NASL and MLS, was the first player signed. On the local television broadcasts, fans got to watch former San Jose Earthquakes Chris Dangerfield and Mark Demling. All together they comprised four different levels of the new MLS organization carrying over from the San Jose Earthquakes. At the time, any intelligent person could see the Clash as a natural progression from everything that started in 1974 in San Jose. Unfortunately, confused MLS executives held an absolutist view of the world in their thinking that God created everything in 1996 and

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nothing existed before that time. In retrospect, it’s easy to contemplate what would have transpired had MLS launched with a team called the San Jose Earthquakes instead of the ridiculous Clash. If Nike had any knowledge of the sport, they would have retained the original name and colors like many of us wanted. Had that occurred, thousands more fans would have immediately identified with the whole package. The Earthquakes notoriety and brand would have grown faster and more players would have expressed interest in playing and/or staying here. A stable ownership group and stadium would have emerged much earlier and the mainstream press might have even understood the culture a tiny bit more. All the success one now sees in Seattle and Portland, for example, would have happened here first. On the flipside, in 1996, maybe the fans were simply too willing to accept the Clash name and didn’t care enough to duke it out with a shoe company and fight to retain the original moniker. San Jose can be like that. If you want anything authentic or interesting to happen around here, you usually have to fight for it, and many times people just don’t care enough. As a result, we are left with another curious “what if ” scenario. Those often make the best stories anyway. This is not to diminish the Clash players or their accomplishments. Many stayed around and contributed in various ways, if not moved on to other successful pursuits, on and off the pitch. But one can only imagine the “what if.” When it comes to the botched emo-mall-rat-branding fiasco, Dangerfield told me a few years ago that it represents an era that should be erased from our memories. Many teams go through forgettable periods in their history, just as an English team might get relegated from the Premiership all the way down to the third division. “In the case of the Earthquakes,” Dangerfield said, “it wasn’t so much going down to a lower league per se; it was just a change of name that did that. It would have been a lot easier, I think, if we’d have just kept it as the Earthquakes all the way through.” The lesson here? Don’t let a shoe company decide anything.


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APRIL events

SoFA: Silicon Valley’s

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18th Latino Art Exhibition & Auction

April 1 - May 1 View the best in contemporary Latino art in the Bay Area and beyond. FREE and open to the public.

Auction May 14

Hors d’oeuvres, spirits and friendly, competitive bidding! Family Art Day Sat. April 30 12pm-3pm Outside MACLA at the Parque de los Pobladores Visual arts, music & dance performances, gallery tours & more! San Jose Stage Company 560 S 1st St, San Jose 408.283.8155 sjica.org

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Tuesdays: Open Mic NIght 7pm Wednesday: Comedy NIght 7:30pm Friday: Opera Night! - 8pm (March 4 South First Friday Art Walk) Saturday: The Kavanaugh Brothers Celtic Experience 8pm Check our website for more great entertainment all month long!

Current Exhibitions: Gideon Rubin - Memory goes as far as this morning Focus Gallery through May 22

Susan O’Malley - You are exactly where you need to be: Part II Cardinale Project Room through May 22

Demarcate: Territotial Shift in Personal and Societal Mapping Marin Gallery through May 29

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles 520 S 1st St, San Jose 408.971.0323 sjquiltmuseum.org

San Jose Stage Company 490 S 1st St, San Jose 408.283.7142 thestage.org

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DJ Marcade at The BackBar SoFa’s Retoxx Thursday kept the ghosts at bay.

A small but dedicated crowd came out to support Fritz Montana and Deap Vally at The Ritz.

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