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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

STUMPY’S BURGERS FRIES & DOGS OPENS AT LINCOLN AVENUE, WILLOW GLEN

STUMPY’S BFD OPENED LATE THIS MORNING, WEDNESDAY 20 AUGUST 2014, FOR LUNCH SERVICE. Below are some scenes of patrons enjoying their fist meal here at the Garden Theater Building at Lincoln … Continue reading

Wednesday 20 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

STUMPY’S BURGER, FRIES & DOGS DEBUTS MENU, POSSIBLY OPENING OVER WEEKEND

STUMPY’S BURGERS, FRIES AND DOGS SHARES A DEBUT OF ITS MENU, AS THE RESTAURANT AT WILLOW GLEN’S LINCOLN AVENUE PREPARES TO OPEN (POSSIBLY) AS OF THIS WEEKEND. Prices seen on this … Continue reading

Tuesday 15 July 2014 · Leave a comment

RESTAURANTEUR’s “BON ANNIVERSAIRE”: TWO-ALARM FIRE DEVASTATES MANRESA, DAVID KINCH’S LOS GATOS TWO-STAR MICHELIN RESTAURANT (BEHIND THE BARRICADES)

A WEEK AFTER A TWO-ALARM FIRE DEVASTATED DAVID KINCH’S MICHELIN TWO-STAR RESTAURANT IN LOS GATOS, THE BUILDING REMAINS COMPLETELY BARRICADED BEHIND A CYCLONE FENCE AND THE RESTAURANT CLOSED FOR SERVICE TO … Continue reading

Monday 14 July 2014 · Leave a comment

CHANGES TO DOWNTOWN WILLOW GLEN’S STREET-SCAPE

Downtown Willow Glen’s streetscape has been showing changes over the last several years; but, it’s just over the last several months and into the Fourth of July 2014 weekend, that residents can … Continue reading

Monday 7 July 2014 · Leave a comment

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