Grill Like A Butcher

Don’t panic, but this month we’ll lose about 2 minutes of daylight each day. So make your grill time count! These Peninsula butchers shared their favorite new cuts of meat, and some old stand-bys, for a summer wind-down like no other. Brad Bain breaks down a lamb at Gambrel & Co. Photo by Veronica Weber. Gambrel & Co. This friendly new-school butcher shop in Redwood City has a cult following, and it’s easy to see why. ...

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My own private Peninsula: permit-only hikes in the Santa Cruz Mountains

You know those people who always come back from fabulous vacations bragging about how they “had the whole place” to themselves? Next time, summon a smirk of your own and direct them to your Instagram feed, where they’ll see you cavorting in a beautiful park right here at home with NO CROWDS AT ALL, because you got a permit or arranged a special tour to get there. “We could have ...

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Four easy ways to feed your kids’ railroad addiction on the SF Peninsula

It’s the train’s time again in Silicon Valley. Caltrain electrification. High speed rail. Renewed interest in the dormant Dumbarton rail corridor. Railroads are more than transportation: they’re a visceral, ground-shaking, ear-splitting, whoop-whooping link to what brought people out West in the first place. All you need to see is the look on a kid’s face when one whooshes by to know why railroads still inspire bold ideas and big hopes in all ...

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Five reasons to spend Memorial Day weekend at SF Peninsula wineries—2017

Five reasons to spend Memorial Day weekend at SF Peninsula wineries Photo by Constanza Brunner Halpern Still looking for that perfect way to combine outdoors, food, drink and family for the holiday weekend? Thankfully the Peninsula and the Santa Cruz mountains are stocked with excellent wineries that boast awesome views, top chefs and ambience galore. And they’re all right here. All-you-can-eat-and-drink BBQ at Domenico’s (San Carlos) Celebrate Domenico’s 16th annual Memorial Day with a roast pig and ...

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Too busy for some holiday spirit? We got you.

Look, we get it. You’re busy. But that doesn’t mean the holidays are going to wait around for your calendar to clear up. The Christmas lights are out, it’s getting cold (43 degrees in Palo Alto right now!), and that company holiday party is right around the corner. It’s now or never to get into the holiday spirit and we have 5 ways to get you there fast! 1) Create a Secret Santa group ...

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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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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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