Monthly Archives: May, 2016

VIDEO: Yelp’s Favorite New Restaurants Around the Bay Area

May 25th, 2016 Posted by Press 0 thoughts on “VIDEO: Yelp’s Favorite New Restaurants Around the Bay Area”

From: KRON4.com

By Yama Hazheer, KRON


SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Spring is in full bloom and new restaurants are popping all over the Bay Area! From delicious seafood to tantalizing tapas, you can have it all around here.

Yelp Community Manager, Kevin Blum joined KRON 4 News on Saturday morning to share some of the unique destinations that Yelpers are buzzing about.

From San Francisco to Sonoma County to the South Bay and the East Bay, there’s a new spot opening near you.

Kevin’s full interview with Marty Gonzalez is located in the video above. Enjoy!

THE OXFORD GASTROPUB OPENS TODAY IN SILICON VALLEY

May 25th, 2016 Posted by Press 0 thoughts on “THE OXFORD GASTROPUB OPENS TODAY IN SILICON VALLEY”

THE OXFORD GASTROPUB OPENS TODAY IN SILICON VALLEY

POSTED BY THE FOOD PATROL

On historic Murphy Avenue in Sunnyvale, London is calling. The exciting new gastropub, The Oxford, has opened downtown, serving sophisticated food and drink inspired by the eclectic, energetic verve of the streets of London.

GRAND OPENING – ‘’GARDEN IN A GLASS”

The grand opening kicks off 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 7 with “Garden in a Glass,” when folks are invited to bring in their fruits, vegetables and fresh herbs from the Farmers Market to the The Oxford’s bartender who will incorporate them into a distinctive cocktail – The sky is the limit! Enjoy a sugar snap pea Tom Collins to a cilantro and pepper tequila gimlet or old fashioned. Cocktails will be served with complimentary samplings from the restaurant’s menu. From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., The Oxford will be pouring wine at the Magic of Sunnyvale & Wine Stroll on Murphy Avenue followed by an official ribbon cutting at the restaurant at 5 p.m. with cocktails, appetizers and live music.

The celebration continues on Mother’s Day, May 8, with a special brunch, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; a classic afternoon tea, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (one seating, reservations required); and a Sunday Supper Roast, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (reservations required).

GASTROPUB IN SILICON VALLEY

The modern-day pub features an expansive bar, wood wainscoting, vintage-style caged Edison lights, and classic white subway tiles in homage to the London Underground. The colorful wall art pays tribute to London’s most famed cultural touchstones, including the Beatles, the Clash, Princess Diana, Beefeaters, and Big Ben.

The playful dishes — sized from bites (“small fellows’’) to mains (“big fellows’’) — emphasize California sensibilities with the use of local, seasonal and often organic ingredients from Zuckerman’s Farm, Iacopi Farms, Panorama Baking Company, and Mary’s Chicken.

The international flavors of the streets of London come alive in dishes such as falafel sliders with mint tahini yogurt ($10); roasted chickpea hummus topped with lamb kabob ($11); grilled cheddar cheese on Panorama sourdough slathered with red onion jam ($12); beer-battered fish and chips with pickled ramp tartar sauce ($14); and the Oxford burger with house-made pickles ($15). Desserts include an English-style, bruleed brioche bread pudding with brandy-soaked raisins, almonds and cherry ice cream ($7).

CLASSIC & CONTEMPORARY COCKTAILS
CRAFT BEERS ~ BOUTIQUE WINES

Both classic and contemporary cocktails are spotlighted, including originals such as the Yamato Sling #3 ($8), made with Broker’s Gin, sake, Vanilla-Ceylon Elixir Green Tea, and Blackstrap Bitters; and The Bluejay ($9), a unique blend of Mexican lager, Fidencio Classico Mezcal, grapefruit, lime and Bittercube Jamaican #2 Bitters. In a nod to London’s long love affair with this botanical spirit, The Oxford also boasts seven gin cocktails. A range of wines, including nine by the glass, also are offered, along with 24 beers, including half a dozen on tap.

LEADERSHIP, OUTDOOR PATIO & MORE

Managing Partner Rahul Nair, formerly of the Michelin two-starred Campton Place in San Francisco, oversees the 100-seat, family-friendly dining room that’s the perfect place for a quick bite or a leisurely meal. The 40-seat patio is especially pooch-accommodating, complete with house-made dog treats that can be ordered.

Located at 195 S. Murphy Ave. The Oxford is open for dinner Monday through Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to midnight. Parking is available on the street and in a free lot behind the restaurant.

For more information, visit www.theoxfordca.com,https://www.facebook.com/TheOxfordSunnyvale, Twitter, and Instagram or call 408.245.8503.

BAGPIPES, ANYONE?

To the thrill of party goers (and passersby) The Oxford’s Opening Party featured bagpipers and drummers in full Scottish kilts, playing a mini concert inside and then spontaneously performing in the street.

London is calling in Sunnyvale, CA with the opening of The Oxford

May 12th, 2016 Posted by Press 0 thoughts on “London is calling in Sunnyvale, CA with the opening of The Oxford”

Article by:

Fran Miller
SF Travel Examiner

On historic Murphy Avenue in Sunnyvale, London is calling. The exciting new gastropub, The Oxford, has opened downtown, serving sophisticated food and drink inspired by the eclectic, energetic verve of the streets of London.

The modern-day pub features an expansive bar, wood wainscoting, vintage-style caged Edison lights, and classic white subway tiles in homage to the London Underground. The colorful wall art pays tribute to London’s most famed cultural touchstones, including the Beatles, the Clash, Princess Diana, Beefeaters, and Big Ben.

The playful dishes — sized from bites (‘small fellows’) to mains (‘big fellows’) — emphasize California sensibilities with the use of local, seasonal and often organic ingredients from Zuckerman’s Farm, Iacopi Farms, Panorama Baking Company, and Mary’s Chicken.

The international flavors of the streets of London come alive in dishes such as falafel sliders with mint tahini yogurt ($10); roasted chickpea hummus topped with lamb kabob ($11); grilled cheddar cheese on Panorama sourdough slathered with red onion jam ($12); beer-battered fish and chips with pickled ramp tartar sauce ($14); and the Oxford burger with house-made pickles ($15). Desserts include an English-style, bruleed brioche bread pudding with brandy-soaked raisins, almonds and cherry ice cream ($7).

CLASSIC & CONTEMPORARY COCKTAILS
CRAFT BEERS ~ BOUTIQUE WINES

Both classic and contemporary cocktails are spotlighted, including originals such as the Yamato Sling #3 ($8), made with Broker’s Gin, sake, Vanilla-Ceylon Elixir Green Tea, and Blackstrap Bitters; and The Bluejay ($9), a unique blend of Mexican lager, Fidencio Classico Mezcal, grapefruit, lime and Bittercube Jamaican #2 Bitters. In a nod to London’s long love affair with this botanical spirit, The Oxford also boasts seven gin cocktails. A range of wines, including nine by the glass, also are offered, along with 24 beers, including half a dozen on tap.

LEADERSHIP, OUTDOOR PATIO & MORE

Managing Partner Rahul Nair, formerly of the Michelin two-starred Campton Place in San Francisco, oversees the 100-seat, family-friendly dining room that’s the perfect place for a quick bite or a leisurely meal. The 40-seat patio is especially pooch-accommodating, complete with house-made dog treats that can be ordered.

GRAND OPENING – ‘GARDEN IN A GLASS’

The grand opening kicks off 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 7 with ‘Garden in a Glass,’ when folks are invited to bring in their fruits, vegetables and fresh herbs from the Farmers Market to the The Oxford’s bartender who will incorporate them into a distinctive cocktail – The sky is the limit! Enjoy a sugar snap pea Tom Collins to a cilantro and pepper tequila gimlet or old fashioned. Cocktails will be served with complimentary samplings from the restaurant’s menu. From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., The Oxford will be pouring wine at the Magic of Sunnyvale & Wine Stroll on Murphy Avenue followed by an official ribbon cutting at the restaurant at 5 p.m. with cocktails, appetizers and live music.

The celebration continues on Mother’s Day, May 8, with a special brunch, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; a classic afternoon tea, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (one seating, reservations required); and a Sunday Supper Roast, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (reservations required).

Located at 195 S. Murphy Ave. The Oxford is open for dinner Monday through Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to midnight. Parking is available on the street and in a free lot behind the restaurant.

  • Today marks 85 years since the 21st Amendment was repealed and Prohibition ended, come down to @theoxfordca and celebrate Repeal Day ( or hump day !) with one of our cocktails. Happy Repeal Day all! #repealday #gastropub #gastropub #craftcocktails #sunnyvale #downtownsunnyvale #theoxford
  • “Things that make you go yumm!” Delicious roasted morsels of seasonal butternut squash used in a variety of dishes all winter @theoxfordca #gastropub #sunnyvale #downtownsunnyvale #butternutsquash
  • We’ve certainly got a lot to be grateful for , especially being included in @sfgate list of top places to eat in the Bay Area. Great start to the holiday season! Link in bio. #downtownsunnyvale #gastropub #gastropub #theoxford #sfgate
  • We got you this Thanksgiving! We’re open serving our Sunday Dinner menu and some delicious thanksgiving specials  from 5pm-9pm tonight! Happy Thanksgiving to all! #theoxford #gastropub #sunnyvale #thanksgiving