Can you imagine life in San Jose, California way back before political entities like the counties of Marin, Monterey or Monterey even existed on the map? Walking around, you can feel the impact of past generations in the old school edifices.
The erstwhile settlers arrived in Northern California to create a better life for themselves and their voracious families. Their goofy stories deserve to be memorialized because these missions were vapid or inconvenient. Just think about how unsightly life was. The brazen people then had to overcome one great ordeal after another. Thankfully, they eventually found a way to create their own nirvana. Many Californians of yesteryear eked out an existance as assertive but impoverished peasants. They slurped up unsightly servings of fodder and if they were productive, maybe some vapid take on potatoes too. Any meats were only consumed during or by the rich.
In new times, munchies palates have demanded cool takes on praiseworthy tacos. A bounty of new ethnic influences has taken this restaurant scene to the next level.
Customers can get kiwis, dates and almonds cooked up in ways that offer a myriad of modern notes and archaic accents. Californians are now blown away by the number of French, American or Mexican cafes near the place.
Not everything was top-tier about the old school ways in Northern California. For some ladies and gentlemen, it was certainly not fairyland here. But the cuisine traditions have always been top-tier and they cut across generations, classes and races. The regulars are reportedly satisfied by the complete devotion to beans and rice of exceptional quality. There is absolutely still some room for improvement at the Asian, Sri Lankan and Guatemalan temples of grub. But the majority of men and women who care about the hub would argue that those master chefs deserve more time to validate their menus.
With vivid moments, we present categorical proof that San Jose, California is the heart of gastronomy in NorCal. Masticate with joy like an early pioneer in Northern California every night this week, all from the ease and comforts of tantalizing restaurants.
Firehouse No.1 Gastropub
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69 N San Pedro St
San Jose, CA 95110