El Estoque

How to do calligraphy

How to do calligraphy

Devika Watave

December 7, 2016


Filed under D.I.Y, ENTERTAINMENT, Lifestyle

Calligraphy was used all around the world before the invention of the printing press, and has maintained popularity afterwards as an art form. It looks beautiful, polished and carefully created – and that kind of perfection makes calligraphy seem difficult to master. Now that computers have taken over...

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...

Homemade Hipster: Recycled flannel pencil case

Homemade Hipster: Recycled flannel pencil case

Hannan Waliullah

August 22, 2016


Filed under D.I.Y, ENTERTAINMENT, Homemade Hipster, Lifestyle

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s back to school season, and usually, that means a shopping trip for new binders, notebooks and pencil boxes. But instead of waiting in line for four hours just to get a generic pencil box, why not make your own one? Use recycled t-shirts, jeans, or any other old cloth...

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...