Linda Zavoral, San Jose Mercury News

Linda Zavoral

San Jose Mercury News

United States

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Recent:
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • East Bay Times
Past:
  • L.A. Daily News
  • Pioneer Press
  • The Daily Democrat
  • The Press-Enterprise
  • O.C. Register
  • Pasadena Star News
  • SGV Tribune
  • The Cannabist
  • The Denver Post
  • Oakland Tribune

Recent articles by Linda:

Walnut Creek: Montesacro ready to open East Bay’s first Roman-style pinseria

Pastas, steak, chops, desserts and brunch supplement the artisanal pizza menu → Read More

PHOTOS: San Jose’s Palermo restaurant reopens to diners after September arson fire

This Thanksgiving, Cusimanos are grateful for their devoted employees, customers and fast-acting firefighters → Read More

Palo Alto: Pho Ha Noi restaurant taking over Wahlburgers’ spot

Look for entrepreneur Helen Nguyen’s fourth place to open next spring → Read More

California’s Dungeness crab season delayed until Dec. 16 — and possibly longer

Along most of the coast, whales remain in peril from fishing lines; in the far north, crab meat content is low → Read More

UPDATE: California’s Dungeness crab season delayed until Dec. 16 — and possibly longer

Along most of the coast, whales remain in peril from fishing lines; in the far north, crab meat content is low → Read More

San Mateo: After 40 years, Windy City restaurant, Da Bears fan hangout closes today

Menu featured Chicago favorites — deep-dish pizzas, Italian beef sandwiches, Vienna hot dogs — plus Texas-style barbecue → Read More

Palo Alto: Long lines welcome Boichik Bagels at Town & Country

Berkeley’s Emily Winston kept her word on expanding outside the East Bay. Her highly anticipated Boichik Bagels has finally launched its first Peninsula enterprise, at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto, and customers were quick to line up for these boiled, New York-style bagels. Winston told the East Bay Times in the fall of 2021 about her plans to open more Bay Area bagel shops following… → Read More

Bay Area's Best 50 Restaurants List: Nos. 1-50 from Lafayette and Oakland to San Jose, Los Gatos and more

Swanky Italian restaurants, casual taquerias, vegan delights and cheap eats — this best restaurant lists offers something for every craving across the East and South Bays. → Read More

Black Friday deal: Get free breakfast for a year if you’re one of the lucky Denny’s T-shirt buyers

You’ll need to act quickly on Thanksgiving night to compete for this meal promotion worth 2K → Read More

Black Friday deal: Get free breakfast for a year if you’re one of the lucky Denny’s T-shirt buyers

You’ll need to act quickly on Thanksgiving night to compete for this meal promotion worth 2K → Read More

Bay Area’s Best 50 Restaurant Countdown: Nos. 11-20

Whether you’re craving beignets, pork belly tacos or burrata Pugliese, these incredible restaurants — all in the East or South Bays — are just what you’re looking for. → Read More

Best Bay Area restaurants for 2022: Nos. 21-30

We’ve tasted our way through the Bay Area’s best restaurants. Now we’re counting down the 50 best, from bucatini masters to gougeres heaven in Lafayette, Campbell and beyond. → Read More

A South Bay bucket list for fans of orchard fruit, burritos and banh mi

This foodie bucket list spans the gamut of South Bay gastronomic delights. And yes, of course, Eataly is involved. → Read More

Best 50 Bay Area restaurants for 2022: Nos. 31-40

We’ve noshed and sipped our way through the Bay Area’s best restaurants, from swanky high-end to casual. The countdown includes everything from bacalhau to brisket, nigiri and chaat. → Read More

Cupertino: Fire-ravaged Holder’s Country Inn reopens in restaurant space 2 miles away

Owner makes good on his promises to customers, employees → Read More

The Best 50 Bay Area restaurants for 2022: Nos. 41-50

Forget San Francisco. These are the East and South Bay's delicious restaurants, from a quesabirria palace to the king of kebabs, a pastry wonderland and more. Here's the first installment of our top 50 picks. → Read More

The Best 50 Bay Area restaurants for 2022: Nos. 41-50

Forget San Francisco. These are the East and South Bay's delicious restaurants, from a quesabirria palace to the king of kebabs, a pastry wonderland and more. Here's the first installment of our top 50 picks. → Read More

Michelin 2022: Who will join the Bay Area’s 50 star-studded restaurants?

Who stays? Who goes? And what about Manresa? → Read More

Michelin honors 37 more California restaurants as ‘new discoveries’ — 7 in the Bay Area

Announcement is a prelude to the big Dec. 5 reveal of stars → Read More

Habit Burger Grill opening in new Santa Clara center; Mountain View is next

Mission Park festivities include free meals for loyalty club members → Read More