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Friday, June 13, 2014

New Willow Glen Dishcrawl!

Dishcrawl is coming to a new San Jose neighborhood on June 18th at 7pm. This is the best way to try out several different restaurants in one night! After meeting up with other foodies, you will walk over to four different eateries and get a sampling of the food at each venue. To get tickets before it sells out, head over here.


We're here to experience the true foodie side of Willow Glen that few people know! The saying goes, "Good things come in small packages." And that's what we have to say about this quaint but vibrant neighborhood. Join me, Amel and all foodies around to sample the best tasting cuisine that has always laid in our backyards.

I’m a Vegetarian: Vegetarian options are available, however we may not be able to accommodate other dietary restrictions. If you have any particular requests or have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Beverage Policy: Drinks not inclusive of the ticket price. Drink specials and pairings may be available at discretion of the participating restaurant.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations are taken only if given 48 hours advance notice. All Dishcrawl events are held rain or shine.

Questions?: Contact me! I'm Amel, your San Jose Dishcrawl Ambassador!  My email is

About Dishcrawl: Dishcrawl is dedicated to re-imagining the way people think about food, drink, and their community. You can find local progressive dinners, exclusive chef encounters, and other fun food events in every city! From culinary experiences in real life to great stories about local culture online, Dishcrawl spans 250 cities across the US, Canada, and soon the UK. 
Make life more delicious and visit

It's a guessing game! We’re keeping the names of the restaurants we will be visiting a secret for now, but here and there we’ll give you some hints. Follow us on Twitter @DishcrawlBos and be the first to know!
Where to Meet UsAll ticket holders will be notified of meeting location via email, 48 hours prior to the event.  

Friday, May 24, 2013

Dishcrawl Debuts Dine Downtown Dishes: Sneak Peek 8 Restaurants for Dine Downtown

The San Jose Downtown Association and Dishcrawl are teaming up to provide a sneak peak for the Dine Downtown Restaurant Week! This is the ultimate way to sample a bunch of different foods in one night and plan out your dining adventures. Tickets are only $5, and you can get them right over here. In addition, Discrawl will be donating a portion of each ticket sold to the Oklahoma Relief Fund to benefit those affected by the tornado (use the promo code "oktornadorelief"). The promo code will work until June 1st. More info below:


Dishcrawl Debuts Dine Downtown Dishes
Sneak Peek 8 Restaurants for Dine Downtown

San Jose, CA – Dishcrawl, popular for providing local food adventures, will be hosting a sneak preview to the annual Dine Downtown event. Join us in downtown San Jose on Wednesday, June 19th from 5-8pm, we invite you to engage your taste buds as we explore the many special offerings of our local favorites two days early.

“With participating locations like Fahrenheit and Billy Berk’s, Dine Downtown is sure to be a successful restaurant week and Dishcrawl is giving people a VIP exclusive,” says Kirby Ptacek, Dishcrawl ambassador.

With the destination set at serving quality dining experiences, the San Jose Downtown Association seeks to highlight the quality and diversity of dining options in downtown San Jose. This year, Dishcrawl will feature 8 of the participating Dine Downtown venues and dish out a unique and memorable way for people to connect over food.

A ticket grants entry to the event, a cupcake, and the chance to win up to $500 of prizes courtesy of the San Jose Downtown Association. Tickets for menu offerings will be available for purchase on day of event. Entry tickets are $5 and now available for purchase here.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

This Thursday: Beta Tasting to Benefit the Bay Area Mobile Food Vendors Association

It's no secret that The San Jose Blog is fond of food; from restaurant openings, a full downtown restaurant spreadsheet, to the many Dishcrawls and Moveable Feast adventures -- we're simply addicted to eating!

So, when along comes another food truck adventure - we're happy to share it with others!

You may have already heard about it, but this Thursday is Beta Tasting

So here's the cheese:

There will be 10+ food trucks with varying cuisines, coming together to share over 20 experimental dishes. Tickets for the event are $2 each; all the dishes are priced $3-$5 each. So it's up to you what you'd like to try. After trying the dishes, you can vote for your favorites as well.

But this is more than just a food truck gathering. 

Proceeds from Beta Tasting benefit the livelihood and union of food trucks in the Bay Area through the Bay Area Mobile Food Vendors Association (BAMFVA).

I got in touch with a couple of the participating food trucks and asked the owners why they decided to participate in Beta Tasting and what they felt they'd gain in return by being part of this event?

As food truck owners, we are excited to have an association that represents us and our businesses. We are a group that has no representation when it comes to regulations, events, and legal representation.  Most food trucks are independent, and small businesses that need to have resources available to them to sustain their own business. When it comes to the food, we are a group of people that loves to cook, and want to be involved with presenting great food from truck.  
- Carol Wang & Robert Pei, Owners of Eat on Monday

I am a one of the members of the Board of Directors for the very new BAMFVA (Bay Area Mobile Food Vendors Association). The association is hosting this event in conjunction with Dishcrawl. It is our first fundraising effort to raise some money as we are still in the process of establishing the association. It will be the first event of its kind where each truck will be offering a brand new dish that no one else will have had the chance to try before! An opportunity to experiment with new recipes and for food truck fans to tell us what they think! 
- Nancy Nguyen, Owner/Operator, O Mi Ninja SJ - Vietnamese Street Food Truck

So what kind of dishes can you expect to see?

Eat on Monday will be featuring a Dungeness Crab Rangoon which is crispy fried wonton skin wrapped Dungeness crab, cream cheese, with a spicy and sweet Thai style dipping sauce. Along with that, they'll have an Egg in the Hole Burger and Fried Milk.

O Mi Ninja will be featuring Gluten-Free Vietnamese Carmelized Shrimp over Vermicelli Noodles, Honey Ginger Lemonade, Mini Pandan waffles with coconut whipped cream (see photo), Kumquat Limeade, Mini Ninja Banh Mi sandwich (A smaller version of their most popular banh mi combining all of their meats plus bacon and egg) among other items.

Some of the other trucks and their tasty treats include:

Waffle Amore: Lemon Bar Waffle, Frozen Fosters Waffle

Brothers Gow Chow: Lamb Sliders, Spanakopita, Dolmas, Greek Yogurt Parfait

Fairy Cakes: Banana Split Cupcake, Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcake

There are many more trucks that will be there. Be sure to check out Dishcrawl's event page for a full list. Maybe you'll find your favorite truck there and something new to taste!

When: Thursday, May 2
Time: 6p-9p
Tickets: $2
Location: San Jose Giants Parking Lot
588 East Alma Avenue, San Jose, CA 95112 (parking available nearby)

This event is hosted by the Bay Area Mobile Food Vendors Association, the first owner operated organization benefitting the livelihood of food trucks and presented by Dishcrawl.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Dishcrawl - Neighborfood

San Jose-based Dishcrawl is taking the hyperlocal foodie scene up another notch this weekend. They are doing their first Neighborfood event, which lets you try out 8 (yes, 8) different restaurants all within walking distance in a single neighborhood. There is no better way to try out a bunch of different restaurants in one night! The icing on the cake is that the proceeds from this event will benefit Arts Council Silicon Valley. For more info and to get your tickets at a discounted price click here!


Event: Neighborfood

Premise: Neighborfood is a one night celebration of food, family, and the community we live in. Neighbors will visit 8 local restaurants to try 8 dishes, with proceeds to benefit Arts Council Silicon Valley.
When: Sunday Feb 24, 2p-5p

Where: Downtown Mountain View

Price: $40

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Dishwalk With Dishcrawl And Food Social

Try 10 dishes in Downtown SJ on a Saturday, followed by a Food Social reception of foodpreneurs at 4pm! This is a self guided tour through 10 restaurants.

Saturday, May 12th from 2-5pm. Tickets are $29 online, $39 the day of.

Participating restaurants are: Little Chef Counter, Vino Vino, La Pinata, Sonoma Chicken Coop, Sabor, Myth, Firehouse, On a Roll, CreParis, Food Social's Halal.

Dishwalk drink specials for $2-4 from the restaurants while you're eating away.

Experience a self-guided tour of food littered with acoustic artist popups all afternoon in Downtown San Jose's San Pedro Square.

Artists confirmed: Paul Kimball (Careless Hearts), Kaila D'Sa, Vivienne Castillo, Nate Castillo We eat and drink rain or shine.

Email with questions.

Please Note: The registration/meeting location will be revealed to all ticket-holders 48 hours before the event via email. Strictly vegetarian options will not be available for this event. We're sorry, but cancellations are only taken if given 48 hours in advance. Thanks for understanding!

Food is included, drinks are CASH, so make sure to bring some. :)

Click here for tickets!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

SJ Beerwalk #2 @ Japantown, Apr 28th

SJ Beerwalk - Japantown

Japantown San Jose
San Jose, CA

SJ Beerwalk is back for Round 2
Japantown San Jose

Saturday, April 28th, 1 to 5 pm

Bigger. Better. Bolder.

Whether you attended the first, sold out Beerwalk in February or missed out on all the fun, the upcoming SJ Beerwalk in Japantown should not be missed!

Tucked away minutes from Downtown San Jose, sits the charming Japantown business district. Stoll the streets and discover all the unique boutique shops, art studios, and great restaurants you cannot find anywhere else in San Jose. All while sipping on great beers and enjoying the social enthusiasm of shopkeepers and beer lovers, alike.

SJ Beerwalk was created around more than the idea of sampling great beers, but rather to provide the outlet for our community to come together to explore the neighborhoods and small businesses, which help make San Jose the great city it is today.

Bigger. More local craft beers with IPA offerings like Firehouse, Rock Bottom, Strike, Faultline, and Campbell Brewing. More participating businesses and pourers to thin out and speed up lines and fill your glasses faster.

Better. Consistent pours to ensure everyone experiences every beer. More registration locations with full bars and ticket scanning to speed up the check-in process and provide drinks before, during, and after the event. More bathrooms throughout the walk for your convenience.

Bolder. IPA themed, the majority of the beers will be IPAs with a few Japantown favorites, such as Kirin, Napoli, and Primo mixed in.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $30 at Jack's Bar & Lounge or online at In the case the event does not sell out tickets can be purchased day of for $36. Registration begins at noon (12pm). Event runs from 1 to 5pm. Raffle held at 5:20pm.

For more information visit or like us of Facebook at SJ Beerwalk.

To benefit the Japantown Business Association (JBA) and Iwaki-Hisanohama Hanabi Taikai 2012 (Japan Relief, see

Disclaimer: Event is rain or shine. All tastings are 3 ounces. Only one tasting per each style of beer. Drinks must be consumed inside the tasting locations. We do not guarantee that everyone will make it to every tasting location. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. Drink Responsibly

Minimum Age: 21

Who:Jordan Trigg

Event Owner:SJ Beerwalk
On BPT Since:March 28, 2012
Twitter:Follow @sjbeerwalk

Friday, March 23, 2012

New Dishcrawl Event!

Dishcrawl has exploded over the last year and they continue to innovate and add new events to their ever growing lineup for foodies. In May they are going to launch a self-guided crawl featuring over 10 restaurants in the San Pedro Square Area. More details below:


Silicon Valley Foodwalk!

You might have heard of Dishcrawl, but it's time for something new.
We are pleased to introduce the first Silicon Valley Foodwalk!
On Saturday, May 12th from 2-5pm, experience a self-guided tour of 10+ restaurants in Downtown San Jose's San Pedro Square!
The local chefs of San Jose are opening their doors and introducing a dish from their kitchen.
Check out some foodwalk drink specials for $2-4 from the restaurants while you're at it!
TO NOTE: The registration/meeting location will be revealed to all ticket-holders 48 hours before the event via email.
Though there will be some vegetarian offerings on this Foodwalk, strictly vegetarian options will not be available for this event.
We're sorry, but cancellations are only taken if given 48 hours in advance. Thanks for understanding!
We eat and drink rain or shine.
Email with questions.
Food is included, drinks are CASH, so make sure to bring some. :)

Friday, December 16, 2011

Wine Walk - Japantown San Jose

Another monthly San Jose event kicked off last weekend. Every 2nd Saturday, you'll be able to do a wine crawl in Japantown featuring 15-20 different wineries! More info below, or click here to buy tickets for future wine walks.



Join us every 2nd Saturday of the month in Japantown, San Jose where retailers and restaurants open their doors for fun seekers & wine enthusiasts alike from 2pm to 5pm.

Every month, Wine Walk Japantown will have 15 to 20 different wineries, with two local wineries exclusively featured. A portion of the proceeds benefit a different local non-profit every month and the Japantown Business Association. Hosted by Jack's Bar & Lounge.

MISSION Wine Walk Japantown aims to provide a great monthly event for the community and neighborhood, bring new and additional foot traffic and business to the area, and help support local non-profits and wineries.

RSVP your tickets here! Tickets can also be can be purchased by visiting Jack's Bar or any of the participating businesses.

Print out your tickets and redeem the day of the event for a signature wine glass and 15 to 20 one ounce tasting pours (depending on the number of participating businesses).

Additional wine and drinks can be purchased during the event at locations that already sell drinks during normal business hours and at the end of the event at Jack's Bar during and after the raffle. Every participant receives one entry in the raffle. Must be present to win.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Dishcrawl is Coming to Willow Glen

For those of your who still have not attended a Dishcrawl, it's pretty much a foodies dream. You get to sample food at 4 different restaurants and often get to meet the chef behind the food. We have had many Dishcrawls in Downtown San Jose, but tomorrow is the first one in Willow Glen. My intention was to plug this event, but it's already sold out!

So instead I'll point you to the Dishcrawl Bay Area page:

In addition to doing their epic 4-round Dishcrawls, they are also doing special events at key restaurants throughout the Bay Area. It is absolutely worth trying out. I have done many Dishcrawls and have never been disappointed. As a side-note, the company is headquartered in Downtown San Jose!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Dishcrawl Offers Some Unique Dining Experiences in Downtown San Jose

from Downtown San Jose Real Estate 

If you’ve never partaken in a Dishcrawl, now is the perfect opportunity. Dishcrawl is a social dining experience through four restaurants in one night with a group of awesome food lovers. Try a taste of everything while meeting your neighbors, the local chefs and owners. And while the following Dishcrawls are in one location instead of the typical four, they offer unique experiences in dining.

Exotic Meat Extravaganza at Morocco’s – Monday, November 7 at 6:30 pm
Broaden your culinary palate and discover 150 year old Moroccan preparations with a twist. Some of the dishes will be kept a secret, but here are some highlights to tease your imagination: exotic wild rabbit tagine, slowly braised with caramelized onions and raisins; custom tapas prepared by Chef Jay with housemade Moroccan bread; sweet mint tea and crisp, golden honey briwatts filled with smooth almond paste.
Morocco’s is located at 86 N. Market Street in downtown San Jose between Santa Clara and W. St. John Streets.

A Wine Affair – Tuesday, November 8 at 6:00 pm
Chic, fun, and captivating! Swing by Wine Affairs as they are hosting a wine pairing with some delicious treats. If you’ve never been, come and check out their amazing HUGE selection of wine and beers, modern and sleek decor, and cool ambiance. So chat it up with new friends, meet the sweet owner, treat your palate with good wine, or bring a date- you’ll find a great experience at A Wine Affair!
Wine Affairs is located at 1435 The Alameda in the Rosegarden neighborhood of downtown San Jose

Tequila Education Oaxacan Style! Mezcal – Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 pm
It’s tequila time! Whether you are a tequila connoisseur or know that you just like it, check out the buzz behind tequila with Mezcal’s owner Adolfo. Have a seat with fellow tequila mates, learn about the art of tequila, and enjoy this special pairing with Oaxacan small plates.
Mezcal is located at 25 W. San Fernando St. between 1st and Market, across from the Fairmont Hotel indowntown San Jose

Take A Trip To Thailand! House of Siam – Sunday, November 13 at 7:00 pm
Craving the mouth watering flavors of Southeast Asia? Enjoy a Thai feast at the House of Siam as they guide you through your very own Thai food adventure in downtown San Jose.
House of Siam is located at 151 S. 2nd Street in the shadow of The 88 high rise residential complex
For more information or to make reservations, visit

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Dishcrawlin' The Fairmont San Jose

First off, I have to say hello to the readers of The San Jose Blog! My name is Jennifer and I’m a blogger/photographer/San Jose resident. I’ll be blogging about random events, shindigs, places to be.. who knows -- but here I am! Hello to all!


Last Tuesday, I attended my third Dishcrawl, this time in downtown at the Fairmont San Jose. If you don’t know what Dishcrawl is then you are missing out. During a Dishcrawl, you get a chance to sample 4-5 different dishes of food; tasting food you may have never had before -- or perhaps going to venues you only thought you’d check out someday. Oh and a fun kicker - you won’t know what you get to try until a few days before the event. Mystery meals are fun!

Around 7pm I showed up at The Fairmont and the only area I was familiar with was the lobby. I looked around and saw a lot of hungry people, most with beverages from the lobby lounge in their hand.

I see buttons! Green, blue and red buttons. Everyone is ready to crawl, ready to EAT. I’m Team Green. Team Blue was the most rambunctious. Those crazies.

It’s time to start the eating. Green Team gets to eat Sushi from the Lobby first.

Now in no way am I a proper food critic - I just know when something tastes good to me or not so much. So these are my very-uneducated opinions in food cuisine.

My first dish: Fresh Tuna and Salmon Nigiri Sushi, Spider and Unagi-Hamachi Roll. The tuna and salmon literally melted in my mouth. I’ve had sushi that is a little chewy - THIS WAS NOT. I am not a big raw fish-sushi eater. However, I LOVED this sushi.

Sushi Time!

After some delightful conversation, our group moved on to Pagoda for some Wok Fried Mango and Mint Chicken and Dungeness Crag Egg Drop Soup, Honey Walnut Prawns (NOM!), and Steamed Jasmine Rice. My fiance and I have been to Pagoda before and have had the Honey Walnut Prawns but not the other stuff. Oh so delicious!

Pagoda Goods

After Pagoda, it is time to hit up The Fountain. I honestly had no idea The Fountain was there. I only knew of Pagoda.

At the Fountain we were served House Hickory Smoked Salmon Blinis with Caviar and Creme fraiche, Heirloom Tomato Shooter, and Dungeness Crake Cake with Basil Aioli. I’m not a big fan of tomato soups or bloody marys, but with a quick taste of the shooter I noted it was pretty flavorful and had that zest kick to it. My favorite was the smoked salmon blinis with caviar and creme fraiche.

Goodies from The Fountain

Tracy Lee, the creator of Dishcrawl sat down with us and chatted a bit. Did you know that there is essentially a Dishcrawl happening somewhere (within the 23 cities listed on the website) everyday? They’re becoming more and more popular too - I hear Portland sold out of their tickets for their first event in two days flat.

After some discussion about downtown San Jose and all the wonderful little spots to try out, someone with Tracy’s team came up to her and announced that IT WAS TIME.

Time for what?

The grand finale! On to the SWEETS!

Sea of sweets

The Fairmont opened three of its suites - The Presidential, The Fairmont, and The International and put out a spread of sweets: chocolate fountain with assorted fruits and nibbles, truffles, macaroons, mango-fennel panna cotta, assorted french pastries, and assorted fruit sorbet with super cute little cones. While there was no way I could try them all, I grabbed a plate of mixed goodies and sat down to nosh away.

I simply cannot pick a favorite as everything I tried was delicious, The Fairmont San Jose’s award-winning Pastry Chef Fernando Arreola is amazing.

Next upcoming San Jose Dishcrawl is “Taste San Jose’s Night Air” on Tuesday, September 20th at 7pm for $26. As of writing this blog post there were only 5 tickets left. Get yours before they run out!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Empanadas and Wine at The Mmoon this Tuesday

The Bay Area's premier Empanada restaurant is having a special event in conjunction with Dishcrawl. They'll be featuring 5 different specialty empanadas along with all you can drink wines and live music. More info is below and you can purchase tickets right over here.

Ever been to the Mmoon? Think of an out of this world place with half moon shaped pastries filled with star ingredients.  Rocket to the Mmoon for astronomical eats!
The Mmoon brings freshly baked empanadas to the hustle and bustle of Downtown San Jose.
For $23, guests will enjoy 5 specialty empanadas (4 savory and 1 sweet) with perfectly paired all you can drink wines over infectious live musical entertainment provided by Trio Paz. A sneak peek into what will be orbited around are gorgonzola chicken fig empanadas. Want more? Well, you'll just have to come!
Empanada lovers will enjoy a delectable dinner that demonstrates the love and innovation that goes into making the Mmoon empanadas. To reserve your seats, please register quickly before the event sells out. 
For those of you lucky to get in, see you soon for an evening of fun!

 **TO NOTE***

We're sorry, but cancellations are only taken if done 48H in advance. Thanks for understanding!
Visit for more info or email with questions.

About the Mmoon
The Mmoon empanadas feature Argentine-inspired gourmet empanadas. Founded by Argentine brothers, Michael and Marco Mendez, their mission at the Mmoon is to offer quick service and quality food at an affordable price. Simple quality makes each empanada special. The causal eatery offers catering, delivery and take and bake. The Mmoon is located in downtown San Jose in the historic San Pedro Square district at 177 W. Santa Clara Street. For more information about the Mmoon, please visit

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Dishcrawl - S'Mores Tea Party with Satori and Li'l Puffs - Jun 5th

Dishcrawl is starting to bring some slightly different events to Downtown San Jose than the usual 4-5 meal food-fest. They're bringing together Satori--probably the best tea shop in Silicon Valley--and the marshmallow artisans over at Li'l Puffs to create a S'Mores and Tea event on June 5th. I'm sure this will sell out, so if you are interested it would be good to buy tickets sooner rather than later! The ticket link is right over here.


Imagine a fantasy land where artisan marshmallow meets hand blended teas.  Celebrate the coming of summer with a S’mores Tea Party!

Satori Tea Company, a personalized and artsy tea bar and Li'l Puffs, gourmet artisan marshmallows, team up for an experience in the heart of Downtown San Jose.

Satori Tea and Li’l Puffs will dazzle you with an array of deliciousness to "create your own" s’mores. Among the treats will be Li’l Puffs gourmet vanilla and fruit flavored marshmallows, premium chocolates, and Satori tea blends to accompany your s’more creations.

S’mores and tea lovers can expect a fun, engaging evening creating and savoring their own creations with enthusiasts. This event is family friendly, and open to all ages. To reserve your seats, please register quickly before the event sells out.

For those of you lucky to get in, see you soon for an evening of fun!

**TO NOTE***
We're sorry, but cancellations are only taken if done 48H in advance. Thanks for understanding!
Visit for more info or email with questions.
About Li’l Puffs
Li’l Puffs is a San Jose local food company offering the highest quality, all natural, and great tasting artisan marshmallows in a variety of fruit flavors and chocolate. Li’l Puffs marshmallows are made in small batches and without any flavor enhancers, coloring, or preservatives to bring you the freshest and purest products possible.
About Satori  Tea Company
Satori Tea Company offers the world's most popular drink without the fuss or pageantry , serving inspired teas blended and brewed by the discriminating palate of a world-traveled tea mistress. The Satori Tea Company specializes in bringing organic, fair trade loose leaf tea to tea drinkers and enthusiasts. Our teas are always fresh and packed with flavor.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Dishcrawl - Discovering San Pedro Square

I'm plugging this event early since there are only a handful of tickets left and the event is still 2 weeks away! This latest Dishcrawl will feature Peggy Sue's, Mobowl, and 2 more restaurants that will be kept secret until a couple days before the event on May 29th. This will be the first Sunday Dishcrawl and the second to feature San Pedro Square. To get your hands on some of the few remaining tickets, just click here! More info below.

This is your chance to dive a little deeper into all this little piece of Downtown San Jose that you may think you know. We are doing a twist on our usual Dishcrawl with our new Sunday crawl at 4:00 PM.  We're going the family friendly route and visiting classics like Peggy Sue's, and hunting down Mobowl, a delicious Chinese food truck!  More secrets to be revealed soon. :)
We will take you through four culinary destinations and maybe a surprise detour or two all in one night! 
To reserve your seats, please register quickly. Tickets tend to sell out.
For those of you lucky to get in, see you soon!
**TO NOTE***
The meeting location will be revealed 2 days before the event via email.

We're sorry, but cancellations are only taken if done 48H in advance. Thanks for understanding!

Email with questions.
About Dishcrawl
Have you heard of Dishcrawl? It's a new way to discover your food neighborhood! Get to know friends over an exciting adventure through restaurants you love or never even knew existed. It's delicious and fun! 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

April Dishcrawl Recap

May 3, 2011 5:17 pm

San Jose Dishcrawl: Restaurant Row Here We Go

This is our biggest turn out yet with 150 food lovers converging in San Jose on Restaurant Row! We are so excited to see that so many neighbors near and far come together to experience the food adventure around San Fernando Street. We hit five delicious stops for this outing of Dishcrawl discovery, starting at The 88 for a wine reception and tours of the residences and sweeping views of San Jose.
The entertainment lounge at The 88 was a sweet way to start off; especially with tasty treats offered by Color Me Sweet and Li’l Puffs! There were delectable marshmallows in various flavors from Linda at Li’l Puffs. The dessert bar from Color Me Sweet included dark chocolate and strawberries & cream macaroonsas well as mini lemon bars, brownie bites, raspberry truffle fudge and cookies & cream fudge.
The night was young as we all gathered in the lobby of The 88 and split up into three different groups to begin our dining adventure. The rotations of groups started in different places but we all got to taste the same great food. We begun atOaxacan Kitchen food truck which serves authentic Mexican cuisine. Chef Ron served tamale verde and mole negro with mild and fresh flavors that make taste buds yearn for more. To top it off, a light and fluffy churro that just melts in your mouth.
Off to Whipps Frozen Fruit and Frozen Fruits and Desserts to see Illya for a palate cleanser! Samples of whipped frozen fruit were passed out as we were told that these creamy dreamy treats were made with no cream and no added sugar. What a refreshing and healthy delight!
Next we moseyed across the street to talk with the owner of Fahrenheit Restaurant and Lounge, Danny. With the menu featuring modern global cuisine, Chef Christopher gave Dishcrawlers a great sampling experience by not only letting us taste but also see demonstrations of the food. A beautiful orchid caprese salad, flavorful wild herb crusted mahi, and tasty lamb tagine really satisfied all the senses to heighten the dining experience in the lounge.
Loft Bar and Bistro was the last stop of our restaurant row journey. Manager Armando set out a buffet of pickings on the second floor patio for us to enjoy. There were many items we got to try and among the stand-outs were calamari, Chinese chicken salad, and vegetable stir-fry. The group seating and open air stirred up great conversations to end the night!
We started off with sweets and ended on a sweet note by spending the evening with new and old friends.
If you missed this Dishcrawl, don’t worry. We have our next adventure in San Jose already planned! Check it out here!
Here are some of our other upcoming Dishcrawls:
Don’t forget to check out all the photos and don’t forget to add us on Facebook andTwitter!