An Insider's View of Some Favorite Places to Eat and Drink in The Capital of Silicon Valley
Remember when Dionne Warwick sang the top hit, "Do You Know The Way to San Jose?" Sally has always known the way. She was born and reared in San Jose, when it was known as the heart of one of the country's top agricultural areas. In the 1950s and 60s it produced award-winning Apricots, Prunes, Grapes, Broccoli and Almaden Vineyards, site of one of California's oldest (and the nation's top) wineries, Almaden Winery.
As a girl, Sally said she loved the fragrance of fruits in the air, generously provided by local canneries, long before this rich agricultural mecca gave way to becoming the heart of Silicon Valley. Now San Jose is officially recognized as the largest city in Northern California.
But one thing that has remained consistent through the years, is the area's heritage of fine entertainers and fantastic restaurants. The successful singer said she used to eat with some of San Jose's national hit-making bands like Count Five ("Psychotic Reaction"), Syndicate of Sound ("Little Girl"), the Doobie Brothers ("Listen to the Music") and a couple of San Jose State's funniest Future Famous Fellows, The Smother's Brothers. What better person to ask about Top 10 Restaurants in this still amazing and ever changing city of diversity.
Even though there are a lot of good eats around here, we proudly present Sally's Sizzling Selections!