El Estoque

Secret Menus: Caramel Snickerdoodle Macchiato

Secret Menus: Caramel Snickerdoodle Macchiato

Sarah Ramos

October 2, 2014


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment Editors' Pick, Food

[dropcap]R[/dropcap]egulars to this coffee vendor know how easy it is to get bored of the same beverages. And for those who seldom go through the door of a Starbucks, sometimes the complicated and “Is this even in English?” menu can be daunting. It’s especially hard to navigate with a barista breathing...

Food: Icebox review

Food: Icebox review

Christine Liang

September 7, 2014


Filed under Editor's Picks, ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment Editors' Pick, Food

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s hard not to hear people talk about Icebox, the newly opened ice cream parlor located next to Tpumps on Stevens Creek. Prices for their ice cream are on the higher end, making a trip to Icebox about the same as a Starbucks run, but where else in Cupertino can you get a macaro...

Food: Nine CREAM treats reviewed

Tanisha Dasmunshi

March 1, 2014


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Reviews

Sweet flavor combinations, but not worth the hype. Read More »

‘Iron Chef’ competition leads to sweet success

‘Iron Chef’ competition leads to sweet success

Anjali Bhat

December 8, 2013


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Main slider, Student life

Leadership’s Student Recognition commission hosted the Iron Chef cooking competition modeled after the famous Food Network show, on Dec. 8. If foods had several components, such as a filling or a garnish, teams were allowed to prepare at home, but assembly and presentation of the final dish had to...

Food: Paris Baguette serves up a true bite of France

Food: Paris Baguette serves up a true bite of France

Harini Shyamsundar

August 22, 2013


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Reviews

Cupertino’s newest bakery is as authentically chic and charming as a Parisian café. Read More »...

Food: Does Philz Coffee offer enough to stand out?

Food: Does Philz Coffee offer enough to stand out?

Yimeng Han

May 12, 2013


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Main slider

What’s the best refreshment for a sunny, 85 degree afternoon? For a huge line of people gathered at Cupertino Crossroads, the answer was apparently coffee. Philz Coffee, which opened May 9 in the Cupertino Crossroads at the intersection of Stevens Creek Blvd. and De Anza Blvd., is eager to throw i...

Food: Boudin SF at Cupertino a clean break from the original

Food: Boudin SF at Cupertino a clean break from the original

Yimeng Han

March 22, 2013


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Main slider

The only thing this Cupertino location really has in common with the original Boudin SF is the bread, featured in all of the bakery’s dishes. Sourdough shows up in the form of bread bowls, sandwiches and even lightly toasted croutons in soups and salads. And while the menu might be on the pric...

The buzz on Boudin

The buzz on Boudin

Smitha Gundavajhala

March 21, 2013


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Multimedia

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Food: Sipatea hampered by its location

Food: Sipatea hampered by its location

Yimeng Han

March 21, 2013


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Main slider, Multimedia, Top Headlines

It is easy to walk past the newly opened Sipatea cafe without even noticing it. The storefront is tucked inside an existing pho shop, and the only eye-catching thing about it is the white “Grand opening” banner draped across its roof. Like its exterior, Sipatea’s dimly lit interior does not m...

FOOD: Islands Restaurant grand opening held Dec. 11

FOOD: Islands Restaurant grand opening held Dec. 11

Yimeng Han

December 11, 2012


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Main slider, Multimedia

Our rating: B [polldaddy rating="6423347"] Islands Restaurant may offer your typical fast-food fare, but it stands out from the average burger and fries stop. The Cali-meets-Hawaii franchise, located off of Stevens Creek Boulevard, is a distinctive joint that blends tropical themes with all-American c...

VIDEO: Foodies at MVHS

VIDEO: Foodies at MVHS

Yuna Lee

November 24, 2012


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food

Everyone likes food. But what sets these three individuals apart is that they do not only enjoy food — they create it. El Estoque found three chefs in training who were willing to share their favorite recipes. Timothy Choi: Junior Timothy Choi cooks for himself — whenever he’s hungry and becau...

Quirky turkey

Quirky turkey

Yimeng Han

November 22, 2012


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Main slider

Students put their own twists on traditions of Thanksgiving Read More »