We weighed, then ate, three of Silicon Valley’s biggest burritos. Here’s who won.

Surf n’ Turf burrito from Sancho’s. We wanted to find the biggest burrito in Silicon Valley because, well, we’re a curious bunch. But we also have New Year’s Resolutions (that we’re barely holding on to), so instead of devouring every burritos across the peninsula, we decided to try only the biggest ones at the best places around. “Best” is totally arbitrary, but we had to start somewhere and Yelp seemed like the least-bad option. Searching ...

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The Greedy Ant in Belmont is Silicon Valley’s cheese heaven

The owner, Mark Paladini, and his cheese fridge. Mark Paladini wants you to stop overpaying for mediocre cheese and start learning what you like and why. Paladini is the proprietor of The Greedy Ant and an encyclopedia of bleus, cheddars and pecorinos. His shop, on Ralston and El Camino in the sleepy hamlet of Belmont, should be on your go-to list for your next party or big brunch. Here’s what to expect when you ...

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‘We got to build something I’m very proud of’: Saying goodbye to Palo Alto’s Lure+Till

Lure+Till brunch via IG: pcbeller Silicon Valley restaurants come and go (high rents, scarce labor, fickle customers), so it doesn’t pay to get too attached. But Lure+Till managed something surprising for Palo Alto: to simultaneously be a comfortable hangout and a place to be seen. The restaurant will close January 2 and for fans who knew its secret, we need to take a moment to say farewell. Lure+Till opened with, and inside, the ...

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10 Holiday Events to take your children to in Silicon Valley

Night before Christmas via IG: jared_franco_art Winter break is just around the corner, which means the kids are home for a whole two weeks! That can feel like a lifetime when you’re the ones watching them. But have no fear, we have holiday events to keep them happy and entertained (for a few hours at least!). Due to a recent influx of younger families, Silicon Valley has expanded its list of ...

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Cheap Eats and $5 Cocktails At These Redwood City Happy Hours

Colorful cocktail options at LV Mar via IG: lvmarrwc The after-work crowds may be more visible on Mountain View’s compact Castro Street but Redwood City may have Silicon Valley’s most cocktail-centric downtown. The last few years have seen several bars open up with an emphasis on craft mixology while new and old restaurants are refreshing their bar menus and happy hour offerings. The Six Fifty likes to highlight what’s new and unique but ...

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Rosewood Sand Hill’s Concierge Picks For The Perfect Silicon Valley Weekend

Sunday at the Rosewood via IG: dlee311 Concierge Donna Jones of Rosewood Sand Hill hotel is used to putting together tech-heavy itineraries. As the unofficial home base for visiting entrepreneurs pitching to the venture capitalists on Sand Hill Road, the hotel gets no shortage of requests to see Silicon Valley, even if it is an idea as much as a physical place. After all, if you don’t get funded at least you ...

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A former techie pushes wine lovers out of their comfort zone at Cin Cin in Los Gatos

Wine flight at Cin Cin via IG: waterxwine Los Gatos restaurants know wine. So running a successful wine bar near perennial Michelin faves like Manresa means offering something beyond the ordinary. Cin Cin Wine Bar & Restaurant wants you to step outside your wine comfort zone and they go to great lengths to source unusual and unheard of labels in the name of that mission. The 2015 Michelin recommended restaurant challenges customers to ...

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Leave Work Early for These Mountain View Happy Hours

Cocktails at Scratch via IG: jaclyncatania Mountain View happy hour is looking less and less like a quiet glass of wine and more like a shot pounded on a Friday night in the Mission. Castro Street wants to be Silicon Valley’s buzziest downtown: a host of restaurants and bars have opened, apartments are going up and the city fathers are considering closing off the east end of downtown to limit traffic. ...

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Los Gatos Dining: Casual Dinner Picks

The Lex classic burger via IG: thelexlg Be careful when eating out in Silicon Valley. One dinner and a few drinks can cost you an entire month’s paycheck. If you want to enjoy a night out without going broke, check our shortlist of casual, cheaper restaurants in Los Gatos. I Gatti Small, colorfully decorated, and with great food, I Gatti captures the atmosphere of an Italian village. It begins with a selection of specialized pastas ...

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Dio Deka: Silicon Valley’s Last Jacket-and-tie restaurant wants you to feel relaxed

Dio Deka via IG: sloams If you long for the good ol’ days where people dressed up to eat out, Dio Deka is calling your name. The last restaurant (we think) in Silicon Valley that still requires formal dress, Dio Deka in Los Gatos looks intimidating with a business-like atmosphere. The staff dresses impeccably, with men sporting wearing suits, ties, and golden rings, and women in elegant black dresses. Dio Deka’s owners don’t want the formal ...

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