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‘Alien: Covenant’ is barely tolerable

‘Alien: Covenant’ is barely tolerable

Armon Mahdavi, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


Filed under A&E, Reviews

The original “Alien” film could be described by words such as masterful, terrifying, and unprecedented. The recent addition to the franchise could be described by words like defective, amateurish, and just... not good. Like many others, I am a huge fan of the “Alien” film series. Rid...

Juicy barbecue served in the smokeless Bay Area

Juicy barbecue served in the smokeless Bay Area

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer

March 27, 2017


Filed under A&E, Reviews

America has quite the fascination with barbecue. It is probably one of the most recognizable cuisines of America. The sad part, however, is that Belmont and San Carlos has an absence of barbecue -- very few restaurants serve it, and even fewer are wholly barbecue places. Thankfully 3 Pigs BBQ exists; it is one of the few barbecue restaurants...

Kabul Afghan Cuisine serves up amazing and rich platters

Kabul Afghan Cuisine serves up amazing and rich platters

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer

March 15, 2017


Filed under A&E, Reviews

Kabul Afghan Cuisine is the sort of restaurant you would go to if you needed to hibernate. The plates are rich and full of just so many crisscrossing flavors that it's almost overwhelming. I barely ate any breakfast the morning after eating there for dinner. It's painful -- it really is, especially...

Soundtrack is fifty times better than the movie

Soundtrack is fifty times better than the movie

Adriana Ramirez, Segment Producer/ Staff Writer

February 19, 2017


Filed under A&E, Reviews

A movie with bad ratings but a soundtrack with great ones. This movie is "Fifty Shades Darker," which came out on Feb. 10. The movie received a rating of 4.9 out of 10 on IMDb and nine percent on Rotten Tomatoes. On the other hand, the soundtrack was number one on the iTunes charts and has a rat...

San Carlos Bar and Grill serves up amazing seafood

San Carlos Bar and Grill serves up amazing seafood

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer

December 8, 2016


Filed under A&E, Reviews

While not a sports bar, the TVs showing Wednesday night basketball and the obvious assortment of alcohol makes it seem almost like one. While odd in this manner, The San Carlos Bar and Grill is spectacular in all others. The restaurant, located on 648 El Camino Real, is one of the best seafood...

Waterdog Tavern: something familiar, something different

Waterdog Tavern: something familiar, something different

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer

November 20, 2016


Filed under A&E, Reviews

The new restaurant that opened up at the Carlmont Village Shopping Center had been getting a lot of positive reviews as of late, essentially forcing me to review it. Waterdog Tavern, the restaurant replacing Hola!, is what you would get if you took a San Francisco modern style and mixed it with...

Blue Line Pizza serves simply exquisite dishes

Blue Line Pizza serves simply exquisite dishes

November 8, 2016


Filed under A&E, Reviews

Due to the recent increase in rent in the area, a few restaurants I highly enjoyed had to close. One of them was a really good pizzeria, so I had to go looking for another great pizzeria. Finding a restaurant that matched the greatness of the one I had lost seemed impossible until I eventually stumbled...

‘Lady Wood’ nearly hits the bird’s eye

‘Lady Wood’ nearly hits the bird’s eye

Adriana Ramirez, Segment Producer

November 3, 2016


Filed under A&E, Reviews

Tove Lo is too cool for you. Or at least that's what she says. On Oct. 28, Lo released her second studio album called "Lady Wood," following her debut album "Queen of the Clouds." After a successful album, as shown by her songs playing on the radio and ranking of number 14 on the U.S. Billboard...

Asian fusion and ice cream tacos served on the street

Asian fusion and ice cream tacos served on the street

Jackson Monge, Staff writer

October 26, 2016


Filed under A&E, Reviews

Food trucks offer quite a variety of dishes as well as some unique takes on traditional ones. At Off the Grid's weekly Belmont lineup of food trucks, I tried dishes from The Chairman and Rocko's Ice Cream Tacos. The Chairman food truck serves Chinese-style buns with a hint of American style fused in. For exa...

Greedy Ant Gourmet: small place with big flavor

Greedy Ant Gourmet: small place with big flavor

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer

October 12, 2016


Filed under A&E, Reviews

Sandwich places. Belmont has maybe too many of them: Subway, Lorenzo's, Which Wich, Mr. Pickles, to name a few. However, it's The Greedy Ant Gourmet that's known for its modern take on sandwiches. Their sandwiches are made with various cheeses (they have an entire chalkboard menu full of fancy che...

Santorini serves up Mediterranean food packed with flavor

Santorini serves up Mediterranean food packed with flavor

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer

September 24, 2016


Filed under A&E, Reviews

Here in the Belmont-San Carlos area, there is a plethora of pizza, burger, and the ever-growing number of sandwich places. Sometimes it's hard to find anything that isn't American, but when you do happen to stumble upon one, it's typically a great find. This was the case with Santorini, a Mediterranean...

‘Ready Player One’ is a look into the future

‘Ready Player One’ is a look into the future

Talia Fine, Staff Writer

September 12, 2016


Filed under A&E, Opinion, Top News

In the sea of dystopian novels starring moody teenagers, “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline bobs uniquely above the surface. Cline illustrates the near future through the eyes of average teenager Wade Watts, portraying a destitute world where citizens’ only salvation is an alternate reality accesse...

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