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Sweet CoCo: Vietnamese Cuisine in Fremont, California

August 20, 2014 9:03 am

Sweet CoCo features a melding of sweet and savory Vietnamese food in a relaxing setting that’s perfect for meeting up with friends or just hanging out with a cool drink.

Desserts – che, are a favorite reason for stopping by. Order the Che Thap Cam and you get a layered parfait with white bean, red bean, taro, mung bean, rainbow jelly, tapioca pearls, coconut, pink tapioca, and Pandan noodle. Smoothie drinks with tapioca jelly come in a vibrant array of flavors, including Passion Fruit, Strawberry, Lychee, Coconut, Taro, Mango and Cantaloupe.

Vietnamese sandwiches – Bánh Mì – are also on the menu. Choose from Roasted Duck, BBQ Pork, Roast Beef, Roast Pork and Chicken. Espresso drinks and milk tea are among the beverage options.

Sweet CoCo is open every day in Fremont, California.

Sweet CoCo
46164 Warm Springs Boulevard
Fremont, CA 94539
(510) 573-4903

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Have a Surplus of Mint on Your Hands? Try These 3 Recipes!

August 13, 2014 9:01 am

Even gardeners lacking any sort of green thumb can grow mint. This herb is loved (and loathed!) for its tendency to take over an entire garden, offering a veritable bounty of green leaves all summer long. Whether you're dealing with a surplus of mint from your own windowsill garden or you were gifted a mint bundle from an exasperated coworker, these three recipes will put the herb to good use.

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream [The Kitchn]
Mint leaves are crushed, then steeped in a cream and sugar mixture for an hour, imbuing the ice cream with a fragrant, herbal taste. Chunks of dark chocolate are added into the mix at the end.

Warm Rice Salad with Peas and Mint [Huffpost Taste]
Regular rice is elevated in this summery side salad. Cooked rice is flavored with garlic and shallots, then brightened with the contrasting flavors of lemon juice, mint, and fresh peas.

Basil Mint Parsley Raw "Pesto" Sauce Recipe [Gluten-Free Goddess]
Cheese and nuts are omitted in this recipe for raw pesto sauce, which relies solely on basil, mint, parsley, garlic, olive oil, and salt to create a refreshing sauce for pasta, salmon, grilled corn — whatever you desire!

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Sandi Holder’s Doll Attic: See a Distinctive Collection of Dolls

August 6, 2014 9:02 am

If you've got a soft spot in your heart for Barbie, you must make a trip to Sandi Holder's Doll Attic. Here you will find an incredible collection of these iconic dolls spanning every generation of their existence. Sandi is a best-selling author and Barbie expert who has also appeared in television and magazine stories all over the world. In addition to sharing this museum-like collection with the world, the Doll Attic also serves as the premiere spot to purchase vintage Barbie memorabilia, with everything from clothing to dolls and playsets for sale.

The staff know their stuff, so you'll be sure to learn a thing or two while you're here. Shopping is also available online, with every item helpfully categorized for easy navigation. Sandi Holder's Doll Attic may just be one of the Bay Area's most distinctive shopping spots.

Sandi Holder's Doll Attic.
33457 Western Avenue
Union City, CA 94587
(510) 489-0221

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