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La Victoria is the place for Mexican food euphoria

La Victoria is the place for Mexican food euphoria

Danielle Kay

October 31, 2011


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food

About 200 feet from San Jose State University is a small Mexican restaurant, La Victoria, known by the students as LaVic’s. It started out as a family-owned hole-in-the-wall restaurant in 1998, and has evolved into a legend with five locations in the Bay Area. When you walk in, the atmosphere is w...

Shinta’s family farm

Shinta’s family farm

Rachel Lu

October 27, 2011


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Multimedia

The Shinta Kawahara Co., a strawberry farm, has been in Woodshop teacher Ted Shinta's family ever since his father started it after World War II.

Culture clash cuisine

Culture clash cuisine

Christophe Haubursin

October 25, 2011


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food

We feed strange ethnic foods to students brave enough to try them.

2012 wins Homecoming food drive

2012 wins Homecoming food drive

Kevin Guo

October 16, 2011


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food

After a week of spirited donations, the first Homecoming Food Drive ended with the seniors in first. Here is a breakdown of final results. 1st: 2012, 11488 points 2nd: 2013, 6172 points 3rd: 2014, 1779 points 4th: 2015, 441 points The food drive, which merged with Homecoming week for the first ti...

Aqui’s identity crisis makes for a great meal

Aqui’s identity crisis makes for a great meal

Amrutha Dorai

September 25, 2011


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food

At first glance, Aqui appears to be your average Mexican restaurant. The menu bears all the typical staples of Mexican cuisine: burritos, fajitas, enchiladas. But then, things start to get a little confusing. Crab cakes? Thai chicken? What is this place? Aqui doesn’t seem to know. Everything about the restaurant oozes identity crisis. Located on S. De Anz...

Chocolate as a means of motivation

Chocolate as a means of motivation

Sara Yang

September 25, 2011


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food

Amongst scattered papers and pens, a medium-sized glass jar of Hershey’s Kisses sits at the edge of geometry teacher David Greenstein’s desk. “Do you like chocolate?” He offers a couple candies from the jar. “Oh, I’m okay.” “Are you sure? This is not a bribe ... Take a couple. I love these things. Take another one — no...

Food: Bar Code Cafe attempts to raise the bar

Food: Bar Code Cafe attempts to raise the bar

Yimeng Han

September 20, 2011


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food

Ironically, Bar Code Cafe’s business card doesn’t even have a bar code printed on it. Instead, a QR code is prominently displayed- a clever touch that embodies the cafe’s aspirations for trendiness. When you first walk through the door, your eyes receive a jolt of stimulation from the modern interior. The black and lime green color scheme...

Bitter+Sweet: a sweet escape from the average cafe

Bitter+Sweet: a sweet escape from the average cafe

Sara Yang

September 5, 2011


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food

Upon opening the door, the first thing to welcome you into this cafe will be the fragrance of roasted coffee—followed by the greetings of the friendly owners of the restaurant. Bitter+Sweet, the newest coffee and dessert shop on the block, opened on July 23. Tucked away in the old Red Mango froyo location on De...

Matador Munch: Detour to the DeliCafe

Matador Munch: Detour to the DeliCafe

Nona Penner

August 25, 2011


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food

Marketplace Shopping Center on Stevens Creek Boulevard and South Portal Avenue is a smorgasbord of tastes. Popular stops for frozen yogurt at Yogurtland, cream puffs at Beard Papa's, and pearl milk tea at Verde are among the places that draw students in. Among these busy spots is a small restaurant called Erik's...

Gratitude doesn’t come cheap

Gratitude doesn’t come cheap

Soumya Kurnool

August 26, 2011


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food

Albeit spiritual, Café Gratitude specializes in vegan Tex-Mex food that hits the wallet hard. Read More »...

Food: Starbucks Happy Hour provides half-price delights

Food: Starbucks Happy Hour provides half-price delights

Tina Hsu

May 15, 2011


Filed under Food

Starbucks offers half-off Frappuccino drinks from May 6 to May 15, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Read More »...

Food: Famous falafels disappoint

Food: Famous falafels disappoint

Hazel Hyon

May 3, 2011


Filed under Food

Popular Middle Eastern joint proves to be overrated Read More »...