What differentiates this quick and casual taqueria from the rest is the full salsa bar that features a host of flavors in addition to the standard Mexican toppings. So whether you order a torta, a shrimp cocktail, or fish tacos, you can experiment with salsas ranging from mild to fiery hot—as well as lime, cilantro, and sour cream—to turn a standard meal into something uniquely your own.
A good neighborhood lunch spot always has a face behind the food, and they don’t get much friendlier than Sonia’s. She’s been welcoming customers since 1981 with a smile and a delicious, robust steak sandwich. There are 10 varieties to choose from, including versions with avocado, onions and peppers, and the gooey swiss-american-provolone trifecta.
Brain food is a horrible misnomer, actually referring to various cerebellum-based jellybeans. The mind benefits much more from tapioca-infused beverages like those available with today’s Groupon. For $4, you get $8 worth of drinks and snacks at the SJSU Fusion Cafe, located across from San Jose State University.
Gigantour, the behemoth extravaganza of heavy metal founded by speed rockers Megadeth, returns from a three-year hiatus with an all-new lineup of hard-hitting legends handpicked by Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine. Mustaine leads his own frothing band of shredders through a bludgeoning set of classics and tracks from TH1RT3EN, Megadeth's latest album and the universal password of satanic bakers. Riding shotgun and fully cocked, Lemmy and the bruisers of Motörhead crack skulls and renovate eardrums with blitzkrieg classics about playing cards, fisticuffs, and the merits of chewing ammunition. Other Megadeth-approved acts include Danish metal fiends Volbeat, who cook up molten tunes fit for a sixth grader’s exceptionally brutal science-fair volcano, and Italian goth metallurgists Lacuna Coil.
Liz has been a licensed aesthetician for six years and a licensed massage therapist for two. In that time she's covered the spectrum of skincare, working as an acne specialist as well as gaining certificates in both face and body treatments. Her experiences come to a head at Beauty and Bliss, where she tends to skin and spirits with a full slate of spa services. Her facials include medleys of serums, steam, and moisturizers to combat signs of aging, such as wrinkles and dinosaur scratches, and she puts her massage expertise to use with full-body Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal services.
At Wicked Woods, guests embark upon an interactive, Halloween hunt that promises plenty of tricks and treats. Visitors venture into the spooky foliage and stop at check points along the route, where they must perform various undead deeds, such as retrieving an item or face the wrath of a working guillotine. From Frankenstein's electric chair to the Phantom's masquerade ball, tricks abound and monsters lurk around every wooded turn. When attendees emerge from darkness, a swag bag of goodies awaits.
Meanwhile, what's swirling in the night at Goblyns Glen? Spooky spirits, werewolves, and?according to Sir Amiss Higglesbottom?a monster or two. As master of ceremonies of the Glen's monster safari, Higglesbottom alerts precocious guests of the monsters they may meet while trick-or-treating their way through an enchanted world of Halloween fun. Along the path, they encounter costumed characters, vendors selling snacks, and impressively elaborate Halloween displays that feature everyone's favorite holiday characters such as skeletons and pumpkins. The tradition is familiar to Oak Meadow Park, which has transformed into a magical, spooky wonderland every Halloween since 2008. While sweet aromas waft from various food booths, families hear recanted tales of ghostly lore and ogle interactive oddities. Those who visit on Saturday, October 25, will be treated to balloon twisters and a performance by Patrick the Magician.