In 2012, Firestone Walker Brewing Co. from Paso Robles released Pivo Pils, the first widely distributed Italian-style pilsner in the United States – launching a trend that many other craft brewers have subsequently followed.

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While people love feasting on the traditional dishes of Thanksgiving, mounds of leftover turkey can end up in solitary confinement in the corner of the refrigerator. Many find leftover turkey breast in particular to be painfully dry, like insulation foam, certainly not enticing to the palate…

When the leaves start turning red and orange, we know it’s time to bake one of our favorite fall desserts. Nothing can match a nice pumpkin spice bar with a hot cup of tea next to the fire on a chilly fall night. We are so excited to share this recipe with you and hope you enjoy it as much a…

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We call the season of autumn “fall” in the United States. It is the falling of the leaves from the trees that earned the transitional season this fittingly literal name. The act of trees losing their leaves makes the season one of loss within nature.

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Narrative Fermentations opened in mid-2020 in the brewery space on Alma Avenue in San Jose, vacated when Santa Clara Valley Brewing closed its doors at the end of 2019. As the name Narrative Fermentations might suggest, stories are an important part of the vision of founders and former homeb…

Much to the surprise of Los Altos newcomers – and the dismay of vegan residents – the city does not have any dedicated vegan or vegetarian restaurants. Despite the larger Bay Area being known as one of the best vegan food scenes in the country, options for “green eating” in the Los Altos are…

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Hot pot is an interactive, fun, celebratory, eat-as-you-cook feast of hot boiling soup filled with broth, thinly sliced meats and a smorgasbord of veggies, mushrooms, noodles and other tasty goodies.

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Traci Des Jardins' modern Mexican restaurant, El Alto, abruptly closed Friday just six months into its tenure as an upscale dining location in downtown Los Altos. A statement on its website said that it had ceased operations but did not elaborate on why. 

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One highlight of summer is when those bland, pale and tasteless strawberries of winter get replaced with sultry, sweet red berries on supermarket shelves. If you get your berries from the Downtown Los Altos Farmers’ Market, expect another level of peak flavor and ripeness. The market is stil…

The aroma of apple pie on a September day, the smooth flavor of homemade apple butter on toast or a tempting square of apple cake can signal fall is on its way. Your farmers’ market has a seemingly endless selection of heirloom apples, most of which are relatively uncommon.