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EAT HERE: A REVIEW OF THE FOOD, RESTAURANT & GROCERY SCENE AT DOWNTOWN WILLOW GLEN

Among its residents and daily visitors, San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood remains a perennial favorite, largely known for its familial, hospitable and casual character… plus, its many food service businesses and grocery stores.  Taking … Continue reading

Friday 27 March 2015 · Leave a comment

EDITORIAL REVIEW: A FAREWELL TRIBUTE TO LOU’S VILLAGE RESTAURANT, AN OLD FAMILY FRIEND AS KNOWN AT THE CROSSROADS OF LIFE, THEN AND NOW

SO MANY SAN JOSE AND VALLEY RESIDENTS WILL MISS LOU’S VILLAGE RESTAURANT IN WILLOW GLEN AS IT ANNOUNCES ITS PLANS TO CLOSE THIS SUNDAY 16 AUGUST 2014 ; THAT IS, UNTIL … Continue reading

Saturday 16 August 2014 · Leave a comment

LOU’S VILLAGE IN WILLOW GLEN NEGOTIATES WITH OPA! RESTAURANT

RUMOR IS SPREADING FAST AROUND LINCOLN AVENUE IN WILLOW GLEN THAT LOU’S VILLAGE RESTAURANT — A LONGTIME SAN JOSE TRADITION – IS ABOUT TO TRANSITION OUT FROM ITS LOCATION AT … Continue reading

Friday 8 August 2014 · Leave a comment

LOS GATOS GETS A FACELIFT: OLD & NEW FACES AMONG THE DOWNTOWN SCENE

THIS WEEK, THE DOWNTOWN LOS GATOS SCENE WAS SET OUT WITH A FEW OLD FACES, AS WELL AS NEW OR UPCOMING ONES.   WITH A TOUR AROUND SANTA CRUZ AND UNIVERSITY AVENUES, A COMMON THEME SEEMED TO BE ABOUT A “FACELIFT” TO THE MANY EXISTING BUILDINGS THAT HOUSE THE TOWN’S BUSINESSES. A new shop called “We Olive” will be opening at 110 N. Santa Cruz Avenue, the former site … Continue reading

Wednesday 6 August 2014 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: VIN SANTO RISTORANTE IN WILLOW GLEN, STIRS THE POT — THE “PAIOLO,” FOR POLENTA! CHEF RETURNS FROM ITALY WITH SUMMER “AL FRESCO” DINING AND MORE TO SHARE

CHEF UMBERTO PALA IS APPROACHING HIS SEVENTH YEAR IN WILLOW GLEN, WELL SITUATED IN ONE OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD’S MORE HISTORIC BUILDINGS, SERVING CUISINE WITH A LOCAL AND AUTHENTIC TOUCH. Reading … Continue reading

Saturday 19 July 2014 · Leave a comment

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