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TBT: A few weeks ago we put up a photo of a restaurant that was in Downtown Campbell in 2004 for our Throwback Thursday post on Facebook and let people guess what the restaurant was. We got several correct answers but didn't follow through on the rest of the photo set.

Well, we're finally getting around to that. Here they are a few weeks late.

How many of you out there remember Shebele Eithiopean Cuisine?

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InStyle Shoes Closing Sale

Posted on September 12th, 2015 by sheldon

InStyle Shoes in Downtown Campbell is closing at the end of September and everything in the store is 40% off. Hurry in and pick up a pair of stylish footwear, a handbag, or some costume jewelry before everything is gone.

Pottery Plate Painting Pizza Parties!

Posted on September 9th, 2015 by TheArtBeat

The Art Beat is helping you get ready for the holidays! We will be having a Pottery Plate Painting Pizza Party the 1st Friday of October to December from 5:00-7:00 pm! Drop the kids off or stay and paint a plate yourself. All Ages 5 & up welcome!

  • October- Full Moon Kitty
  • November- Fall is for Family
  • December- Baby it's Cold Outside

$40 per person (includes materials, pizza,beverages, and 2 hours without kids on a Friday evening)

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Here's a very sweet labor day story from Downtown Campbell. Some kids were going around Downtown handing out bags of cookies to everyone who was open on Labor day because they had to work on a holiday. What a nice surprise! Thank you to the mysterious cookie bandits!

From Recycle Bookstore
A couple of young people just dropped off a bag of cookies to cheer up people who have to work on Labor Day! What a treat! Thank you!

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Campbell Brewing Company and various other restaurants in Campbell are donating a portion of September 1st proceeds to Relay for Life Campbell. If you're going to be eating out today, hit up one of these establishments and you'll be contributing to cancer research.

Participants include: Campbell Brewing, Rock Bottom Brewery, Buca di Beppo, Koyoto Palace. Paint the world purple during lunch or dinner today!

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Happy Hours at Rendezvous Wine Bar

Posted on September 1st, 2015 by Downtown Campbell

Have you been in for Happy Hour at Rendezvous Wine Bar? It's Monday through Friday between 4:00pm and 6:00pm.

Happy Hour Wines


Bisol, Prosecco, Jeio, Brut, NV $9
Marenco, Strev, Moscato d’Asti ’14 $9


Mason Saint Aix, Coteaux d’Aix en Provence ’14 $9


Pazo San Mauro, Albariño, Rias Biaxas ’13 $10
Arabesque Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley ’13 $8
Covey Run, Riesling, Columbia Valley ’13 $7
Lagaria, Pinot Grigio, Veneto ’13 $7
Regale, Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast ’12 $10


Regale, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast ’13 $10
TintoNegro, Malbec, Mendoza ’13 $7
Regale, Super Tuscan, Napa Valley ’07 $8
Regale, Zinfandel, Dry Creek ’06 $9
William Hill, Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Coast ’13 $10

Happy Hour Food

Maple and Bacon Roasted Almonds - Almonds and bacon, roasted in maple syrup $4
Layered Greek Dip - Hummus, Greek yogurt, dill, chickpeas, cucumber, tomatoes, red peppers, Kalamata olives, feta, served with pita chips $6
Assorted Olives - Olive oil, rosemary, sage $3.50
Traditional Bruschetta - Tomatoes, basil, garlic, goat cheese, pine nuts $4
Meatballs - Beef meatballs, sweet tomato sauce, parmesan $4.50

Happy Hour Beers

Paulaner Original Munich Lager, Munich 4.9%abv $6
Czech Rebel Pilsner, Czech Republic 4.4%abv $6
Uinta Hoodoo Kolsch, Salt Lake City 4%abv $5
Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge, Red Flemish Sour,
Belgium 5.5%abv $11
Golden State Brewing Heritage Honey Ale,
San Jose 5.7%abv $11
Einstök Icelandic White Ale, Iceland 5.2%abv $7
Allagash White, Portland, ME 5%abv $7
Weihenstephaner Vitus Weizenbock,
Germany 7.7%abv $9
Coronado Islander IPA, San Diego 7%abv $10
Shipyard Monkeyfist IPA, Portland, ME 6.9%abv $7
Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale,
Booneville, CA 5.8%abv $6
North Coast Old Rasputin Imperial Stout,
Fort Bragg 9%abv $7

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ZURB: Designers Gone Wired

Posted on August 26th, 2015 by sheldon

We'd like to make a shout out to our friends down the street at an excellent Product Design company in Campbell by the name of ZURB. They're getting ready to take on a 24-hour design sprint for charity. It's a challenge they started ten years ago called Wired.

Each year, ZURB chooses a charity that they'd like to help out by donating marketing and design help. The effort is kicked off in a 24-hour coffee driven all-hands-on-deck sprint where together with members of the charity's team, they come up with a complete makeover of the company's marketing approach. At the end of the sprint, the lucky charity will have a shiny new website, marketing materials, and an action plan on how they can best utilize their professional looking new tools to get the word out about their mission.

The beneficiary of Wired this year is the Downtown Streets Team, a non-profit dedicated to helping the homeless by helping them find housing, develop skills, and find employment.

They've requested that we help boost morale by sending messages of support to their soon to be exhausted team. You can do that over the social media of choice by hash tagging your message with #ZURBwired. They start at 8am on Thursday morning, and it's a direct non-stop flight from there so keep those messages of support coming, especially in the later hours.

You can also follow their progress during Wired here:
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After School Art Classes in Downtown Campbell Starts 9/8!

Posted on August 14th, 2015 by TheArtBeat

Back to school time already. Sigh. Need some afterschool art fun to break up the hubdrub of getting back into routine? The Art Beats fall classes start September 8th! We have Potters Wheel, Clay, Painting, Mixed Media, And lots of workshops! Drop off the kids then walk through Downtown Campbell and relax or run some errands while your kids have a great time learning!!

Sign up now!

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We'd like to heartily thank the City of Campbell and particularly the Parks and Rec department for organizing another amazing season of summer concerts in Downtown Campbell. This is their show. We're just happy to be the neighborhood in which it's hosted. All credit goes to the city for this wonderful summer tradition.

As a last word about the 2015 concerts, we'd like to share with you this video of someone having waaay too much fun at the final concert with the Sage Band. Having waaay too much fun is encouraged, BTW.

Teeth Dancing to Sage at the Campbell Summer Concert Series

Ok, I just posted a photo of this, but the video is even better. Here's a video of the "teeth on a stick" dancers at the Sage concert tonight in Downtown Campbell. What a great way to close out the 23rd annual Summer Concert Series. Let's hear it for the City of Campbell's Parks and Rec department!

Posted by Downtown Campbell on Thursday, August 13, 2015

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Register for SJG School of Music's fall session of group music classes at the Campbell Community Center. Classes available for kids, youth and adults. See attached flyer for class times. Session starts in September.

Classes include:

  • Beginning Ukulele
  • Beginning Guitar
  • Beginning Piano/Keyboards
  • Beginning Drum Set
  • Beginning Vocals

Located at the Campbell Community Center at 1 West Campbell Avenue. To find out more, check out class schedules and descriptions at http://sjgschoolofmusic.com/events/list/

Classes are taught by SJG School of Music instructors.

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This week we'd like to take you on a photo tour of Steepers in Downtown Campbell and all 200+ different types of teas...

Posted by Downtown Campbell on Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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Check out these amazing looking custom built bikes that The Cruiser Shop just delivered to Symantec! They're helping to make the Internet more secure one bike at a time and helping corporate companies look good while crusin. Pictured are a batch of custom built HBBC Skullxbones that will be going to Symantec's Boston offices for their SYMfit center.

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It doesn't matter if you can't tell the difference between a paint brush and a toothbrush, everyone can learn to paint...

Posted by Downtown Campbell on Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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STORE CLOSING SALE! I have decided to let go of Bombshell Intimates and I am very happy with the decision. As of today, everything in the shop will be 50% off! Get in ASAP to get your swim, lingerie, and more for 50% off! This is going to be a fast moving liquidation. The sale ends August 15th. Come in now.

Only the Intimates store is closing. The main boutique is not going anywhere.

Bombshell Intimates
305 E Campbell Ave.
Campbell, CA 95008

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If you ever lose a bet and have to eat a hat, have this man's number on speed dial. At least it would be an appetizing hat.

Faced with the daunting challenge of turning a mess of ingredients into something appetizing, Chef Jonathan Toste of Willard Hicks Grill in Downtown Campbell wins a cooking cage match at the Gilroy Garlic Festival by magically turning Spam, Dole Fruit Cocktail, Cucumber, and Squash Blossoms into something you'd want to share on your Instagram account before you devoured it.

Mmmmm, Dole Fruit Cocktail and Spam. Seriously, Mr. Toste, Willy Wonka has nothin on you.

The Mercury News has the details of the two recipes that earned Bossman Toste the top prize.

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