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San Jose

Find the best food in San Jose: Ask Chowhounds about everything from hidden banh mi spots to the ideal restaurant itinerary for a quick visit.

This Hidden San Jose Ice Cream Factory Is a Treat, Literally

For those who live in San Jose, you may have tasted the unassuming Treat ice cream without knowing much about its mission and origin. A scoop of the delicious indulgence is a no-frills dessert experience...
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Where to buy rare cut of steaks?

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by beeflover1 21 days ago

I'm looking for specific cuts of beef that are considered rare or uncommonly sold and purchase in grocery stores. The specific cuts I'm looking for are flat iron steak, ribeye cap (Not from Costco ...

Famous Dumpling House | San Jose

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 22 days ago

Last week I stopped at Famous Dumpling House for a solo lunch when passing through San Jose. Noodles are handmade in-house and dumplings are wrapped fresh to-order. Customers mark off selections on...

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Tiet Canh Vit at Binh Minh in Downtown San Jose

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

About a year ago I received an inquiry asking where to purchase fresh duck blood for holiday cooking. My standard answer has been to refer folks to the two duck farms in Petaluma --- Sonoma County ...

Local SF Bay Area Supper Club?

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by harrydehal 2 months ago

Hey fellow 'hounders! I've searched the discussions and have found very few threads, mostly several years or decades old -- but have there been any attempts or interest in starting a supper or dini...

Where to find cow brains and other organs in Bay area/Silicon Valley?

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by beeflover1 5 months ago

I am mainly looking for cow brains to cook for recipes but other organs are harder to find. If you know an asian supermarket that sells cheap cow and chicken organs, please do tell. I'm also lookin...

"Topics related to . . . "

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

A couple of posts down from the top of the California location page is the insert "Topics Related to California". It directs to SACRAMENTO, SAN JOSE and SAN DIEGO. I think this is misleading si...

Assyrian Food Festival, San Jose, CA

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by assyrianfestival 7 months ago

Come and join us for a celebration of Food, Culture, and Music on August 17th & 18th. See the web site below for more details.

Love My Buns | West San Jose

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

In April William and I hopped off Hwy 85 in Cupertino/San Jose for a dinner break. When our server asked if we had been here before, I told him that I'd eaten at three different restaurants that pr...

Pho Bel Air | San Jose

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

Two months ago I pulled off the 101 to stop at Pho Bel Air after 11pm to pick up a take-out order of pho ga (chicken rice noodle soup) on my way south. Packed carefully with noodles, herb garnishes...

Need to Bring a Festive Food for a St. Patrick's Day Dinner

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by katya 11 months ago

This is my first time on Chowhound in 10+ years! I'm going to a friend's house for a St. Patrick's Day dinner. What St. Patrick's-y foodstuff should I bring that I can buy locally? (I'm in Silicon ...

San Jose drop off catering advice?

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by scorebecca 1 year ago

Hi! I'm on the east coast and have been asked to cater a book event in San Jose. My budget is small, so I thought perhaps having somewhere drop off a few trays (cheese and the like) might be good. ...

Powers Gourmet To Go in San Jose/Saratoga? 1980s-1990s

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by lindseyebeth 1 year ago

Extremely long time lurker, first time poster here looking for some help! There was once a small deli/catering establishment called Powers Gourmet To Go on Prospect and Lawrence Expressway in Westg...

San Francisco Not Tourist Friendly

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by richard1941 1 year ago

Due to the ongoing homeless and gang crime problems, San Francisco is NOT tourist friendly. However, for a really fantastic meal, go south to Silicon Valley! My favorite is Original Joe's in...

Gaspachos | Sacramento, San Jose & Special Events

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

After judging duties at last month's BBQ contest in Clayton, I kicked back with a Morelia-style gaspacho mixto from the Gaspachos booth at the festival. This was a chilled mix of diced watermelon, ...

Tlaxiaco's Pizza | San Jose, Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

At last month's Taco Festival in Salinas, the stand I was most excited to discover was Tlaxiaco's Pizza. It's a mobile wood-fired oven offering pizzas with Mexican-inspired toppings. Tlaxiaco's reg...

San Jose, Gilroy, or Salinas -- World Cup on Wednesday 7/11

Dave MP
by Dave MP 1 year ago

I'm looking for a restaurant that has some good lunch food and that will also be showing the World Cup game between England and Croatia on Wednesday AM (11 AM game). If there were a Vietnamese rest...

Demiya Japanese Curry | San Jose

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Last month I had a chance to check out Demiya, a Japanese curry specialist. The top of the menu offers this description: "Demiya's curry sauce is made from whole chicken, tonkotsu, vegetables and...

Little Free Pantry in San Jose

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . Started by three women who live in the community, every day neighbors make sure a small wooden cabinet is stocked with nonperishable items and toiletries to help other residents in need wit...

Happy Hour @ Roots & Rye | Santana Row - San Jose

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Happy Hour at Chris Yeo's Roots & Rye is Tuesday through Friday from 3pm to 6pm, and all night on Wednesdays. Last month I pulled off the freeway to wait out traffic in its industrial-chic lounge. ...