Food & Drink in Alum Rock

Comfort Food for Two or Four at Sonoma Chicken Coop (Up to 52% Off)

Sonoma Chicken Coop

North San Jose

$25 $12

(315)

Join friends to feast on rotisserie chicken, oven-baked pizza, and angus steak

Up to 40% Off of Barbecue — Garlic Bread San Jose

Garlic Bread BBQ Smokehouse

Behind Santa Clara Street

$30 $18

(69)

Barbecue and smokehouse

One Medium or Large Pizza with Three Toppings and Cheese Breadsticks at Checkers Pizza & Ribs (Up to47% Off)

Checkers Pizza & Ribs

Paynes

$19.54 $11

Pizzas loaded with whole-milk mozzarella and topped with artichoke hearts, gyro meat, sun-dried tomatoes, or more

Two-Hour Tamale-Making Class for One or Two a Lucy’s Tamale Factory (Up to 65% Off)

Lucy’s Tamale Factory

Alum Rock

$210 $99

(122)

Award-winning tamale makers teach groups how to mix cornmeal and cook their own tamales during a class with margaritas and dinner

$12 for $20 Worth of Breakfast Food and Drinks at Scrambl'z

scramblz

San Jose

$20 $12

Omelets, benedicts, crepes, and waffles are prepared from scratch and served amid eclectic decor including a VW van that doubles as seating

Grill-It-Yourself Steak Dinner for Two or Breakfast or Lunch at Grill 'Em Steakhouse and Bar (Up to 40% Off)

Grill 'Em Steakhouse and Bar

Campbell

$34 $25

(419)

Cook your own tender new york strip steaks to perfection on a 6'x2.5' communal grill; breakfast options include omelets and steak and eggs

$35 for a Meal for Two with Appetizer, Entrees, and Two Glasses of House Wine (Up to $53 Value)

Sonoma Chicken Coop

San Jose-Capitol Expwy

$53 $35

(213)

Chicken slowly heats, rotating inside a rotisserie while chefs hand toss salads, build sandwiches, and melt cheese atop oven-fired pizza

$13 for $20 Worth of Homestyle Food at Holder's Country Inn

Holder's Country Inn

Cupertino

$20 $13

(228)

Golden-brown waffles, fruit-topped pancakes, and omelets are served all day, alongside a lunch and dinner menu of homestyle favorites

$12 for Pita Sandwich Meal for Two at Pita Pit ($20 Value)

The Pita Pit

San Jose

$20 $12

(275)

The dinner for two features two pitas with stuffings from falafel to Philly cheese steak fixings, plus a side and a drink per person

Snow-Crab Dinner or Salad or Sandwich Lunch for Two or Four at Blue Water Seafood & Crab (Up to 50% Off)

Blue Water Seafood & Crab

San Jose

$60 $39

(149)

Fresh, in-season snow crab with a choice of sauce; lunch with options such as shrimp Louie, seafood po' boys, and lobster bisque

$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at Gloria's Taqueria

Gloria's Taqueria

San Jose

$20 $12

Burritos, enchiladas, and other Mexican classics served in a casual dining room bedecked with rock-and-roll memorabilia

$19 for a Five-Visit Punch Card for Desserts and Drinks at Hello Desserts ($35 Value)

Hello Desserts

Gordy

$35 $19

Desserts ranging from custard and pudding to crème brûlée and ice-cream sundaes pair with smoothies, coffee, and other beverages

Lunch or Dinner for Two or Four at Agave Restaurant & Bar (Up to 56% Off)

Agave Restaurant & Bar

South San Jose

$25 $12

Authentic Michoacan cuisine including pork chile verde and sizzling molcajetes, plus a full bar with plentiful tequila options

$49 for Oyster Tasting with Drinks for Two at Lark Creek Blue (Up to $79 Value)

Lark Creek Blue

Winchester

$79 $49

(219)

Sip bubbly while enjoying a variety of fresh, raw oysters with a choice of two dipping sauces

One Seafood Platter, 12 Different Oysters, and Two Drinks at Big T's Seafood Market Bar (40% Off)

Big T's Seafood Market Bar

San Jose

$74.99 $45

Huge variety of fresh seafood including lobster, crab, and oysters served in a bright restaurant with draft beers and big-screen TVs

$59 for a Prix Fixe Dinner for Two at Scott's Seafood ($100 Value). Groupon Reservation Required.

Scott's Seafood

Downtown San Jose

$100 $59

(277)

Sample from a seafood-centric menu of upscale American cuisine and sip California wines inside a sixth-floor restaurant overlooking the city

One Groupon Good for $25 Worth of Pizza, Valid Monday–Thursday or Friday–Sunday at New York Pizza (Up to 50% Off)

New York Pizza

Alum Rock

$25 $12.50

More than a dozen gourmet pizzas plus calzones, salads, and sandwiches

$13 for $20 Worth of Quick-Serve Teriyaki at Happi House

Happi House

Multiple Locations

$20 $13

(183)

Chicken, pork, and beef in a signature teriyaki sauce, served alongside tempura plates, noodle bowls, and the popular Asian chicken salad

$3 for $6 Worth of Beverages and More — Bel Bacio - Italian Cafe

Bel Bacio - Italian Cafe

Central San Jose

$6 $3

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Since 1969, the San Jose Museum of Art has acquired works that define the art of the time. Over the decades, that has included abstract paintings from the mid-20th century, sculptures from Bay Area artists, and new media works that echo the rise of Silicon Valley. Many have been drawn to the museum's artistic cause; in fact, more than 95% of the permanent collection has come from donations.

  • Size: more than 1,500 modern and contemporary artworks in the permanent collection?not to mention rotating exhibits
  • Eye Catcher: Desire for the Other, a 30-foot red vinyl couch with 66 mahogany legs that make it look like a gigantic, insanely comfortable insect
  • Inside the Permanent Collection: paintings, sculpture, installations, new media, photography, drawings, prints, and artist's books
  • Don't Miss: Sky Cathedral, Louise Nevelson's monochromatic wooden sculpture where, in the artist's words, "each niche lives and encloses its own life"
  • Hands-On Activities: public portrait paintings; free Art Packs filled with gallery activities; sketching and poem-writing activities
  • The Building: a 19th-century library with a new wing added in 1991 to accommodate the growing collection

  • Pro Tip: the museum stays open late (until 8 p.m.) on the third Thursday of every month
  • Special Programs: free guided tours, artist interviews, and a kids' art camp
110 S Market St.
San Jose,
CA
US

After marinating some beef tenderloin with galangal herb, chef Richard Yu finishes off the succulent cut with a sweet-and-spicy cambogee sauce. This signature dish is emblematic of the China-born cook's creative work at Mosaic, where his Asian-fusion and American meals stand out with locally grown produce, hand-cut meats, and fresh seafood. He also puts his unique stamp on other classic Eastern and Western dishes, such as his orange chicken with sun-dried mandarin-orange peels and his 8-ounce salmon stuffed with crab, shrimp, and cheese.

To complement Chef Richard's cuisine, bartenders craft a variety of hand-shaken cocktails such as Mosaic's signature Mosaic-Tini, a blend of muddled strawberries, simple syrup, and organic riesling. Many of those cocktails come spiked with house-infused vodkas, and other imported liquors also stock the bar alongside wines and domestic and imported beers.

Meals unfold on Mosaic's outdoor plaza or in its chic lounge inside the historic Four Points by Sheraton San Jose Downtown hotel, which affords stunning views and often hosts late-night entertainment. A nightclub sets up residency Thursday–Saturday nights, and jazz musicians improvise their way through tunes in the dining room each Friday and Saturday.

211 S 1st St.
San Jose,
CA
US

If you were to trace the origin of one of Jamba Juice?s freshly squeezed juices, it wouldn?t take long before you ended up face to face with its most important supplier: Mother Nature. Whole fruits and vegetables from her gardens, groves, and orchards fill Jamba Juice's stores: kale, apples, pineapple, carrots, beets, and other produce. Although it?s serious about filling cups with wholesome, natural ingredients, the company is a little more playful when it comes to the palate.

Sure, there are classic juices on the juice menu. Purely Carrot, for instance, which is as elemental and straightforward as it sounds. But there?s also the Tropical Greens, which combines apple juice and pineapple with super greens and chia seeds. And there?s Kale Orange Power, loaded with kale, bananas, and orange juice?all of which are packed with a serious helping of vitamins and manganese. Regardless of which flavor you choose, each 12-ounce juice packs in at least 1.5 servings of fruits and veggies, making it a convenient way to restore energy and get nutrition on the go. The same commitment to simplifying healthy eating can be found throughout the Jamba Juice menu, from its Fruit and Veggie smoothies to its Artisan Flatbreads.

In addition to providing healthy options to customers, Jamba Juice sponsors Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative is focused on improving childhood nutrition and fitness by encouraging fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to helping the nation stay fit?which you can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.

With over 500 stores serving the full freshly squeezed juice menu, Jamba Juice is the perfect way to blend in the good.

91 Curtner Ave
San Jose,
CA
US

When he cofounded his first sandwich shop in 1965, 17-year-old Fred DeLuca planned to use his profits to pay his way through medical school. But the combination of quality ingredients and friendly service at the shop—then called Pete's Subway—proved so popular that nine years later, he and his partner found themselves in charge of 16 locations across Connecticut, and Fred left behind his doctoring plans for a career in business.

Today, Subway restaurants number over 34,000 around the world—almost as many shops as there are sightings of Elvis buying cold cuts. At each location, staffers pile sliced ham, marinara-slathered meatballs, and other fillings into halved loaves of bread before customizing handhelds with tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and other healthy toppings plucked from chilled containers behind the counter. Salads free crisp veggies from bread's overprotective embrace, and crunchy baked chips or apple slices accompany entrees to tables. Subway's website also facilitates health-conscious eating by listing each item's nutrition information and fastest mile time online.

181 South 2nd Street
San Jose,
CA
US

At Crabaholic, the fanciest article of clothing you're likely to see is a plastic lobster bib. Don't be fooled by this, or the paper-topped tables; lurking beneath Crabaholic's down-home atmosphere is a host of intricately flavored sealife.

Whether the chefs are filling their boiling pots with lobster, crawfish, oysters, escargot, or any of four breeds of crab, they lock in the flavors of the bayou with liberal doses of cajun spice tailored to each diner's preferred heat level and seasoning. Crabaholic does not limit itself to cajun flavors, either. The dungeness crab might just as easily surprise the palate with a glaze of tamarind or Singapore sauce. Likewise, the restaurant stocks wines, sakes, and Korean soju along with a full complement of domestic and international beers. Adding to the experience of piling up empty half-shells and hollow claws are the undersea murals along the walls and ceiling, complete with surf paraphernalia and life preservers for diners who are a little too hands-on about selecting their lobster.

1011 East Capitol Expressway
San Jose,
CA
US

Strings of yellow and red beads sway back and forth from a belly dancer’s bodice as her torso effortlessly swivels around the room. Though her colorful garb commands the attention of diners sitting around golden tables, it isn’t the only eye-catching sight in the restaurant. Silhouettes of dangling lanterns and bunny shadow puppets dance along gold and red drapery hung from the ceiling, and pastel-colored cushions for sitting rest atop maroon banquettes. Menara Moroccan Restaurant’s aesthetic touches set a uniquely picturesque scene for guests to take in aromatic platters of vegetable couscous, meat tajines, and baklava, while feasting their ears on live music. After meals, patrons can retreat to the hookah lounge for slow puffs of flavored tobacco, capping off a dining experience that earned the eatery a Diners’ Choice Award for Best Ambiance from OpenTable.

41 E Gish Rd
San Jose,
CA
US

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