Habana Cuba restaurant relocating to downtown San Jose

After 16 years, owner Jennifer Echeverri is closing Habana Cuba, her large Race Street restaurant in San Jose. But before you start crying in your pork lechon, there’s a silver lining: She will open a smaller counter-style version of the restaurant this spring in the SoFA Market on South First Street. And you’ve got another month to squeeze in group dinners at the Rose Garden/Alameda location, a colorful two-story space. “It’s bittersweet for us, but it’s time for a change, and we believe this is a great opportunity for us,” she was quoted as saying on Next Door’s website. “Our doors are closing March 24th (on Race Street) for good.… Read More

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McDonald’s is bringing back Szechuan Sauce

McDonald’s is capitalizing on the crazy popularity of its limited-edition Szechuan Sauce with a new website, a podcast — and a promise to release more info (but not the little containers of the stuff itself) this Thursday, Feb. 22. “We’re doing more than simply bringing back the sauce,” the company said on WeWantTheSauce.com. “We know there were many unanswered questions and even more unbelievable stories from last year’s Szechuan saga. … So we’ll not only announce when, where, and how much Szechuan Sauce will be returning. We’ll also answer those questions and share those stories via a stranger-than-fiction, three-part podcast series: The Sauce.” Originally introduced as a tie-in with the… Read More

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Ask Amy: Sisters don’t want to go on annual family vacation  

Dear Amy: Every year, our aunts, uncles and cousins plan a yearly “European family vacation.” The “Reunion Committee” sends out an “invitation newsletter” informing family members about the location, venues, etc., and after each vacation they always send a follow-up newsletter about how much fun they had, where they went, what they ate, etc. My two sisters and I have no desire to attend these so-called “family vacations” because for one thing, we cannot afford them, and secondly, we have not seen or spoken to these family members for about the last 20 years. We live simple lives and really do not fit in because they are (and always have… Read More

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You can score a $1 pint of Little Man Ice Cream tonight (even Salted Oreo) — if you’re willing to freeze for it

People often line up by the dozens outside Little Man Ice Cream, the Lower Highland shop whose larger-than-life milk jug has acted as a delicious beacon since it opened a decade ago. Even in the freezing cold. As it has for the past five years, Little Man is putting customer loyalty to the test by offering $1 pints at its 2620 16th Street location between 9 and 10 p.m. tonight. All you have to do is wait for it outside. “We like to do it on the coldest night of winter,” said marketing director Basha Cohen, noting that forecasts call for near-single-digit temperatures at 9 p.m. Tuesday night. “And we… Read More

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Paris Jackson & Cara Delevingne: Dating?!

Paris Jackson is generally pretty awesome, but she has a history of dating people who seem to suck. Granted we don’t know her past dudes, but fans were understandably pretty upset when it looked as though Paris was dating a white supremacist last year. Needless to say, those same folks will likely be pleasantly surprised by news of Cara’s latest relationship: According to Radar Online, Paris is dating Cara Delevingne, the model and actress who, judging from her Instagram page, is friends with just about every cool famous person on the planet. Paris and Cara (or Caris, if you prefer) were spotted holding hands last night at a party in… Read More

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Katherine Heigl Bravely Shares Post-Baby Weight Loss Journey

On Tuesday, December 20th of 2016, Katherine Heigl welcomed the birth of her third baby with husband John Kelley. The couple had already adopted two children, but baby number three presented a couple of new challenges — childbirth and that post-baby body. Heigl has now shared her weight loss journey with some starkly honest underwear photos. Take a look! “It’s been almost 14 months since Joshua Jr was born and it has taken me about that long to really get back in shape,” she writes in her captions. Describing a three-part image (below), she continues. “The first pic was taken one month after he was born.” She still looks great,… Read More

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