chips and tortilla chips. San Jose, California's got both. At
lunch, high-tech geeks emerge from their cubicles and stroll over
to one of the city's great Mexican restaurants to chow down on
inexpensive flautas with the triangular fried corn salsa dippers.
The public relations specialists may have the uninitiated calling
San Jose the capitol of Silicon Valley, but San Jose retains the
small town heart of its orchard days when, it has been said, the
only chips contemplated were left behind by wandering cattle.
Unlike other big American cities, in San Jose you don't need to
borrow a key from the cashier to use the bathroom in a restaurant
or gas station. That's because San Jose is the safest big city
in America. We don't have to be as paranoid as our northern neighbors
in San Francisco and Oakland. San Jose boasts several prominent
theater groups. Our delis carry vegetarian plates. We've got the
colorful San Jose hotels and we've got the Rocky Horror Picture
Show. We've got micro-brewries. We've got cappuccino. We've got
art galleries. In fact, we have art galleries that sell cappuccinos.
Courtesy of Boulevards New Media