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In the 1960s, Margaret took her first trip to Paris and fell in love with the sights and sounds that filled the teeming streets. But mostly, she fell in love with the flavors. "I ate my way through that city," she says with a laugh. When she returned to the States, she could not find anything that measured up to what she'd tasted in France, so Margaret, who'd been cooking since the age of 10, began trying her hand at re-creating the flavors and textures that left her enamored with the City of Lights.

When she opened her first shop in 1983, she began crafting croissants, brioches, and tarts. Now, in her appointment-only headquarters, Margaret and her team continue to create those French confections as well as custom cakes, which serve as impressive centerpieces at weddings and natural habitats for tiny, well-dressed couples. Fondant and marzipan from Switzerland shield the towering creations, which are filled with Belgian chocolate and locally grown fresh fruit. Popular creations include a cake steeped in strawberries and Grand Marnier, a chocolate-raspberry mousse torte, and a princess cake, which layers spongy vanilla génoise, raspberry preserves, and Amaretto cream filling.

Margaret especially relishes the challenge of sculpting unusual cakes. In her kitchen, she holds her breath while putting the finishing touches on a batter-based construction sculpted into the shape of a stack of tires, which she is building for the wedding of two Jeep lovers.

750 McGlincy Ln, Ste 105
Campbell,
CA
US

It's rare to find a restaurant that grills steaks and burgers exactly how you want them, every time. But Grill 'Em Steakhouse and Bar makes that juicy-on-the-outside, charred-on-the inside dream a reality by putting you, the customer, behind the grill. It's all the tender perfection of grilled-at-home meats without the cleanup.

Grill-it-Yourself Burgers and Steaks

Grill 'Em's 6' x 2.5'-foot communal grill is a carnivore's eden where patrons focus on the cooking?and the kinship. Quaff a beverage and chat with friends as you cook a thick burger or juicy steak to your ideal temperature: medium, well done, or rare pink, if that's your pleasure. Besides classic beef patties, burgers also come stuffed with cheese or made with bison meat or vegetarian beans. Refer to Grill 'Em's guide to learn the details of their premium steak cuts, which include rib eye, top sirloin, new york strip, and filet mignon.

The Green Stuff: Salads and Sides

Of course, man doesn't live by filet mignon alone. While you're grilling, Grill' Em's kitchen churns out sides such as baked potatoes, mac and cheese, and sauteed veggies to pair with your meal. Servers can deliver an order of pot stickers and wings to your table as you sit down with your perfectly griddled burger. Chow down as you play tiddly-winks with sandwich pickles or watch the game on one of Grill 'Em's 10 large-screen HDTVs.

2509 S Bascom Ave.
Campbell,
CA
US

Sonoma Chicken Coop began dishing out flavorful fowl in its first restaurant in 2002, and it takes its name from the lauded California wine region and its own signature rotisserie dishes. Now with six locations and more forthcoming nationwide, the award-winning eatery still whips up each menu item from scratch while calling its culinary modus operandi "fast casual." Chefs cook new batches of rotisserie chicken every hour, hand-toss each salad, oven-fire each pizza, concoct sandwiches with homemade focaccia bread, and conclude meals with homemade desserts. A dining room and outdoor patio accommodate visitors, and Sonoma Chicken catering supplies its fire-grilled and specialty cuisine to groups of 10–200 feasters—the same range of people that might show up for a university symposium on talc.

200 E Campbell Ave
Campbell,
CA
US

With brightly colored scarves flowing behind her, the belly dancer sways her hips, chiming her finger cymbals as she weaves between tables of diners. This is Caf? Artemis on Wednesday nights, when guests are treated to this traditional Mediterranean dance alongside their dinners of Turkish and Greek fare.

But even on other nights, there's plenty to draw diners to this welcoming space, where middle-eastern lanterns light up bright murals on the walls. Crispy falafel balls flecked with fresh herbs and stuffed grape leaves highlight the menu's selection of shareable appetizers made from scratch. The chefs grill salmon kebobs over a charcoal pit and bake clay pots filled with ground lamb patties, potatoes, and peppers.

To truly immerse patrons in the dining experience, servers at Caf? Artemis pour Turkish and Greek wine and beers alongside American craft brews. And outside, an olive tree shades guests sipping sangria and fruit-flavored limonata on an outdoor patio.

1875 S Bascom Ave.
Campbell,
CA
US

With brightly colored scarves flowing behind her, the belly dancer sways her hips, chiming her finger cymbals as she weaves between tables of diners. This is Caf? Artemis on Wednesday nights, when guests are treated to this traditional Mediterranean dance alongside their dinners of Turkish and Greek fare.

But even on other nights, there's plenty to draw diners to this welcoming space, where middle-eastern lanterns light up bright murals on the walls. Crispy falafel balls flecked with fresh herbs and stuffed grape leaves highlight the menu's selection of shareable appetizers made from scratch. The chefs grill salmon kebobs over a charcoal pit and bake clay pots filled with ground lamb patties, potatoes, and peppers.

To truly immerse patrons in the dining experience, servers at Caf? Artemis pour Turkish and Greek wine and beers alongside American craft brews. And outside, an olive tree shades guests sipping sangria and fruit-flavored limonata on an outdoor patio.

1875 S Bascom Ave
Campbell,
CA
US

For 35 years, streams of loyal customers have flocked to Michi Sushi, savoring the crispy tempura seafood and veggies, the sushi culled form freshly flown-in fish, and savory bowls of udon soup. Like misunderstood genius folk art sculptors, Michi's chefs create traditional products from innovative and inventive ingredients, resulting in dishes such as barbecued eel over beds of macadamia nuts, or Bay Area-themed makis dressed with spicy Korean sauce, tempura crumbs, jalapenos, and avocado. Diners gather amid the restaurant's charming Japanese wood and paper-screen décor to chow down on mango salmon salads and beef teriyaki or order catered feasts for weddings and parties.

2220 Winchester Blvd
Campbell,
CA
US

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