San Jose Inside has quite a bit more information on a proposal that will bring back our most iconic landmark, the electric light tower. The tower would likely be 250-260 feet tall, feature dynamic LED lighting, and may have an observation deck/restaurant at the top. The current team working on the project thinks it is feasible to build by 2020.
On a related note, there is a fund raiser tonight at Cafe Stritch to help fund Tom Wohlmut’s documentary, “The Light Between Two Towers.” The film will highlight the relationship between our tower and the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Read the detailed article describing these very two exciting projects over here !
ADEGA is an amazing Portuguese restaurant that became the first and only Michelin-star restaurant in San Jose last year. It is also one of only two Michelin starred Portuguese restaurants in the United States. This September, ADEGA is hosting a special event involving two special meals prepared by four different Portuguese chefs, all of which have Michelin stars.
- San Jose s ADEGA Chefs, David Costa and Jessica Carreira
- Chef George Mendes of Michelin one-starred Aldea in New York, NY
- Chef Alexandre Silva of Michelin one-starred Loco in Lisbon, Portugal
- Chef Pedro Lemos of Michelin one-starred Pedro Lemos in Porto, Portugal
This special event will take place on September 13th and 14th. Each meal will consist of seven courses, each with a carefully selected wine pairing. After the meal, there is also a networking opportunity with the all-star cast of Portuguese chefs. Part part of the proceeds will be donated to No Kid Hungry – California.
Tickets for this exclusive experience are $375 per person, which includes food, wine pairing, tax, and service. It is pricey, but is also a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have a meal prepared by so many decorated chefs. You can learn more or make reservations over here.
The City of San Jose is hosting several events related to biking next week thanks to funding from the Knight Foundation. The events begin with a temporary protected bikeway running along 4th Street between St. John and San Salvador starting on Monday, August 7th and continuing for a whole week. It will be interesting to see how the community reacts to the concept. You can check out the first flyer below for an idea of how this might look.
There will also be a community roundtable on August 9th to discuss how to better incorporate biking into our streets. Finally, there will be a meet greet happy hour at Uproar brewery on August 10th. All of the flyers and Facebook page links are below.