Jackie Burrell, San Jose Mercury News

Jackie Burrell

San Jose Mercury News

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • East Bay Times
Past:
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • The Press-Enterprise
  • Oakland Tribune

Recent articles by Jackie:

7 awesome Bay Area things to do over July 4th weekend

You won't find live fireworks shows this July Fourth, but we have found plenty of other things to do this weekend, from 'Hamilton' to virtual parades. → Read More

Quarantine home life: 4 fun new card games to play on these hot summer days

Sheltered in place and looking for fun? Goth sloths, Star Kings and flying burritos await. → Read More

Bay Area backyard camping? Here’s how to maximize the fun

From coffee-can ice cream to ghost tales, flavored s’mores and really comfortable beds, here’s how to rock that backyard campout. → Read More

3 great sauces for that hot dog or hamburger bar

Add smoky ketchup, homemade ranch and Hot Diggity Sauce to your backyard barbecue lineup. → Read More

7 amazing Bay Area things to do this weekend, June 26-28

We have some great ideas for the weekend, from Pride movies and music to celebrating Bay Area Black-owned restaurants to great movies, TV and music. → Read More

7 epic Bay Area things to do on Father’s Day weekend, June 19-21

Got your weekend plans? We have a bunch of ideas, from Father's Day fun and deliciousness to a Junegteenth play to drinks with Sammy Hagar (sort of). → Read More

7 epic Bay Area things to do on Father’s Day weekend, June 19-21

Got your weekend plans? We have a bunch of ideas, from Father’s Day fun and deliciousness to a Junegteenth play to drinks with Sammy Hagar (sort of). → Read More

Virtual Vacation: A weekend ‘getaway’ to Monterey, jazz, chowder and all

California is slowly reopening its restaurants, hotels and wineries, but if you’re not quite ready to travel yet, we’ve got suggestions for how to virtually get away to Monterey, aquari… → Read More

7 awesome Bay Area things to do this weekend, June 12-14

Your Bay Area weekend includes some outside options for a change, as well as a trippy literary adventure with an alternative Bay Area. → Read More

7 awesome Bay Area things to do this weekend, June 12-14

Your Bay Area weekend includes some outside options for a change, as well as a trippy literary adventure with an alternative Bay Area. → Read More

Bookish: Bay Area readers share 30+ great books to read this summer

Looking for your next great read? Bay Area book lovers have some suggestions. → Read More

Review: A new tiki tome will turn your cocktails tropical

Trader Vic's cocktails, Martin Cate's creations and more → Read More

7 top Bay Area things to do inside this weekend, June 5-7

Amid the strife and turbulence life is throwing at all of us, we hope you feel you can turn to The Weekender for ideas on diversions of all sorts. We’re here to help, with seven great ways to… → Read More

Bay Area escape room games have taken their adventures online

Break out of an Alcatraz-like prison, carry out a daring art heist or untangle Hogwarts riddles in these fun online versions of escape room games. → Read More

Make Dandelion Chocolate Chip Cookies — with giant chocolate chips – The Mercury News

It’s no secret that we are chocoholics. We’ll eat it in any form — hot cocoa, mousse, cupcakes, handfuls of chocolate chips when no one is looking. Turns out San Francisco’s… → Read More

Make Dandelion Chocolate Chip Cookies — with giant chocolate chips

It’s no secret that we are chocoholics. We’ll eat it in any form — hot cocoa, mousse, cupcakes, handfuls of chocolate chips when no one is looking. Turns out San Francisco’s… → Read More

7 amazing Bay Area things to do indoors this weekend, May 29-31

Sheltering at home? We have some ideas for you, from a boozy Jurassic World party to peach barbecue yumminess to great movies and music. → Read More

Host a DIY Film Festival at home — with the tastiest snacks ever

Escape to foreign climes with seven incredible streaming movies -- Parasite, Crazy Rich Asians, Downton Abbey and more -- and tasty food and drinks to pair with them. → Read More

Host a DIY Film Festival at home — with the tastiest snacks ever

Escape to foreign climes with seven incredible streaming movies — Parasite, Crazy Rich Asians, Downton Abbey and more — and tasty food and drinks to pair with them. → Read More

How to make the ultimate Singapore Sling cocktail

We've updated the classic Raffles Hotel cocktail for our movie night: "Crazy Rich Asians," Singapore-inspired bites and this tart, bright gin-based cocktail. → Read More