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Pho Mai #1 Noodle House caters to late night clientele with friendly atmosphere

Pho Mai serves both Vietnamese and Filipino cuisine.
November 12, 2020
At 1 a.m., when most eateries are wiping down their last counters and locking their doors, the signs of Pho Mai #1 are still sporting neon outlines that fade to a warm ambiance inside the building, illuminating the diners hunched over tables or talking with friends. 

Holy Cannoli whips up more than sweet treats with goals of community rehabilitation

(Left) Cannoli coated with chocolate chips and pistachio flakes and covered with powdered sugar. (Right) A cinnamon bun topped off with walnuts.
November 10, 2020
In 2013, when Jamie Whitmire decided to pursue her passion for baking, she opened up her food truck selling cannolis and cupcakes. Seven years later, Whitmire turned Holy Cannoli into a brick and mortar restaurant in downtown San Jose.

International students find taste of home in Tiger Sugar, despite differences

The most popular drink: brown sugar milk tea.
November 6, 2020

Tiger Sugar has opened doors all the way from Taiwan to Cupertino and De Anza College’s international students are finding a piece of their home right in the Bay Area. Tiger Sugar opened their first...

Halloween-inspired gingerbread house made from scratch

The final product (front view)
October 26, 2020

While gingerbread houses are traditionally made around Christmas, there is no reason why they should not be made around Halloween. After not having luck finding a gingerbread house kit at Target,...

Opening during COVID-19: A glimpse into Paper Moon Cafe

A drink selection from Paper Moon's Halloween menu
October 21, 2020

The day Jerry Wang, owner of Paper Moon Cafe in Downtown San Jose, got the keys to open his business, his investors and partners pulled out. It was March, COVID-19 was looming, and Santa Clara County...

Downtown soul: new café builds community during lockdown

Customers lined up behind a counter with the words
October 11, 2020

The line stretches for half a block down South First Street in downtown San Jose where sisters Be’anka Ashaolu and Jeronica Macey opened Nirvana Soul Coffee on Sept. 26.     Nirvana Soul...

Comfort food quarantine recipe: Banana Bread Muffins

Banana bread muffins, baked and ready to eat.
May 4, 2020

One of the best things about the COVID-19 pandemic is staying at home, attempting new recipes, and then finally getting to eat it. With people grabbing bananas off the shelves to prepare for lockdown,...

3 Trending Tik Tok recipes to try during the lockdown

French Toast, plated and ready to eat.
May 2, 2020

With many eateries closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, people are looking to get their quick fix on comfort foods at home. A popular trend occurring at the moment is easy to follow recipe videos on...

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