El Estoque

Restaurant Roulette: Lan’s Garden

Restaurant Roulette: Lan’s Garden

Anthony Moll

November 8, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Lifestyle, Restaurant Roulette

[su_dropcap style="flat"]T[/su_dropcap]wice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around Cupertino and takes a chance by asking the waiter to personally choose our food for us. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme with Lan’s Garden, located on Stevens Creek Blvd.   Overall Rating: ⅘ Over...

Ghoulish Goodies: Three Quick Halloween treats

Ghoulish Goodies: Three Quick Halloween treats

Trisha Kholiya

October 31, 2016


Filed under D.I.Y, ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Lifestyle

Wandering around looking for brains or fresh blood can be tiring — instead, sit down at home and make these super easy treats. Whether they are for a party, for friends or just for yourself to enjoy while watching your favorite horror flick, these treats are the perfect way to get into the Halloween...

Self-made Starbucks: Four different coffee beverages

Self-made Starbucks: Four different coffee beverages

Ananya Bhat

October 3, 2016


Filed under Best of Entertainment, ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Lifestyle, Multimedia

It’s the start of autumn, and that means sweaters, chilly winds and a fresh cup of your favorite Starbucks latte. But why go to Starbucks every day for an overpriced drink when you can just make yourself a cup at home? Check out the recipes below to learn how to make your favorite coffee drinks like l...

Restaurant Roulette: K’s Crepes and Cafe

Restaurant Roulette: K’s Crepes and Cafe

Devika Watave

September 4, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Lifestyle, Restaurant Roulette

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]wice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around Cupertino and takes a chance by asking the waiter to personally choose our food for us. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme with a trip to K’s Crepes and Cafe. At 12:30 p.m. on a Saturday, K’s Crepes and Cafe was packed wi...

National Waffle Day: How to make waffles four different ways

National Waffle Day: How to make waffles four different ways

Ananya Bhat

August 24, 2016


Filed under Best of Videos, ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Lifestyle

Happy National Waffle Day! 147 years ago, the first ever U.S. patent for a waffle iron was issued to a man named Cornelius Swartwout. Thanks to him, people all over the U.S. can now make waffles any time they want (that’s right, even for dinner). And what better way to celebrate National Waffle Day...

Restaurant Roulette: J & J Hawaiian Barbecue

Restaurant Roulette: J & J Hawaiian Barbecue

Caitlyn Tjong

August 22, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Lifestyle, Restaurant Roulette

J & J Hawaiian Barbecue’s atmosphere is endearingly informal, cozy and warm, with soft lighting from cone lights dangling over the cashier and an out-of-place surfboard against the restaurant’s back wall — mismatched, faded neon yellow and red, almost an afterthought. The small restaurant is...

Food review: Popbar

Food review: Popbar

Vanessa Qin

May 9, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ell, the hype from SoCal’s Anaheim packing district has finally arrived to the Bay Area. Popbar, a small ice cream franchise for “handcrafted gelato on a stick”, nestled its way into San Jose this February, not too far from Westgate Mall. I’ve seen countless photos of these...

Restaurant Roulette: I.Sushi & Grill

Restaurant Roulette: I.Sushi & Grill

Aanchal Garg

May 2, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Restaurant Roulette

Twice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around Cupertino and takes a chance by asking the waiter to personally choose our food for us. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme with a trip to I.Sushi & Grill, a sushi restaurant that incorporates traditional Japanese dishes with modern...

Restaurant Roulette: House of Falafel

Restaurant Roulette: House of Falafel

Fatima Ali

March 6, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Multimedia, Restaurant Roulette, Video

Twice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around Cupertino and takes a chance by asking the waiter to personally choose the menu items for us. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme with a trip to House of Falafel, a casual lunch spot for Middle Eastern comfort food. 0:26 // BABA GHANNOUSH 0:47 // FALAFEL WRAP ...

Best of boba: Top 5 places to get pearl milk tea in Cupertino

Best of boba: Top 5 places to get pearl milk tea in Cupertino

Ananya Bhat

February 29, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Reviews

BEST OF BOBA Boba is so popular in Cupertino nowadays that you can find a shop that sells PMT around almost every corner. But while you may have an endless list of places to choose from, which ones are the best? From the best pearls to the sweetest tea, here are the top five shops in Cupertino to ge...

Real or Knockoff Girl Scout Cookies Taste Test

Real or Knockoff Girl Scout Cookies Taste Test

Ananya Bhat

February 6, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment Digital, Food

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s that time of the year again - Girl Scout cookies are on sale. Once a year, people scramble about to stock up on boxes of their favorite goodies like Samoas, Thin Mints and Tagalongs. But if you’ve been looking closely up and down the cookie aisles, you might have noticed...

Restaurant Roulette: Greek Spot

Restaurant Roulette: Greek Spot

Anushka Tyagi

February 4, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Restaurant Roulette

Twice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around Cupertino and takes a chance by asking the waiter to personally choose the menu items for us. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme with a trip to Greek Spot. As we entered the restaurant, we noticed the small and cozy feeling of the place....