I'm coming down to Santa Clara for some business (training) in a couple of weeks and am looking for some local recommendations on good eating in the area. I'll be staying at the Avatar Hotel
at 4200 Great America Parkway, but will have a rental car.
Last year I was down in Cupertino (for training as well) and Chow came through with some excellent recommendations:
Some recommendations in that thread for include Beque and Dosa Place. I'm sure there are more... Are there any great local restaurants to check out? Also looking for sushi and any other local ethnic stuff. I'm open to trying anything.
Also, any local farmers markets on the weekends? I arrive on the 12th - Saturday and staying until the 23rd, so a short supply of fresh fruit/produce for snacking would be awesome as well.
I'm taking some extra time as well to drive around - hoping to head out to half moon (Sams and Barbara's) and Gilroy for some shopping (for the wife).
Also, are the places mentioned in the Cupertino thread still "king of the hill?" I'm thinking of going back for
A&J for Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup
Shanghai Flavor Shop for shenjian bao
Hu Chiang xiao long bao
Thanks in advance!