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Ziba Restaurant: Persian Food in San Jose

July 23, 2014 4:02 pm

Ziba Restaurant offers San Jose diners what might be some of the best authentic Persian fare in town. Begin your meal with one of Ziba’s tasty appetizers. Basmati rice is fried until crispy and comes with your choice of stew, while a mixed vegetable dish features many pickled delights.

More substantial dishes include a variety of kabobs, including beef tenderloin, chicken, and vegetables. For a unique dish, try the Persian Burrito in either chicken or beef. Other favorites include the Herb Stew, the Lamb Shank and Rice, and the Sautéed Walnuts with pomegranate sauce.

Visit Ziba's website to learn more about this San Jose restaurant!

Ziba Restaurant
4628 Meridian Avenue
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 267-1288

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These Watermelon Desserts Make Summer Even Sweeter

July 16, 2014 4:01 pm

Equal parts sweet and juicy, watermelon is the quintessential summertime treat, most aptly enjoyed as a palate cleanser between bites of hot dogs and potato salad. But there are many ways to enjoy this popular melon beyond the barbecue! If you want to delve a little deeper into the culinary world of watermelon, give these three dessert recipes a try:

Watermelon Sorbet [New York Times]
Watermelon's high water content proves the melon to be a refreshing snack on a scorching hot summer day. This recipe for watermelon sorbet takes that thought one step further by freezing the melon to create a flavorful frozen treat. Requiring only a food processor and a freezer, this recipe couldn't get much easier!

Cool Watermelon Pops [Taste of Home]
The kids will love this one: Half watermelon-flavored gelatin, half frozen limeade, these adorable ice pops are designed to look just like watermelon—complete with chocolate chips for the seeds! This recipe requires a few steps to reach the final product, but pint-sized chefs will gladly help see the process through to the end.

Fresh Mint and Watermelon Soda Floats [How Sweet It Is]
Fresh mint, watermelon, and carbonated soda are blended together in this recipe, a take on the classic root beer float. Post-blend, the mixture is strained through a sieve, then poured over top of a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. Whether you sip it through a straw or tackle it with a spoon, this recipe will surely bring out the kid in you.

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Philz Coffee: Ground-to-Order Coffee in San Jose

July 9, 2014 4:01 pm

Sick of Starbucks? San Jose's Philz Coffee is a great alternative to the major coffee chains. Get your caffeine fix at this modern, fun coffee shop, which only uses fresh, ground-to-order coffee beans. Regulars rave about the slow-drip coffee and unique espresso drinks, like the Mint Mojito, Ginger Snap, and Iced Mocha Tesora. True, the line for a cup of joe can be long, but the talented baristas move quickly, so you never have to wait long for your java! The ordering system can be confusing at first, but there is a more detailed menu available at the counter.

Philz Coffee is open from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on weekends.

Philz Coffee
118 Paseo De San Antonio Walk
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 971-4212

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