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‘Fifty Shades Darker’ outplayed by its soundtrack

‘Fifty Shades Darker’ outplayed by its soundtrack

Adriana Ramirez, Segment Producer/ Staff Writer

February 19, 2017


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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...

Bistro Burger offers fine dining and finer burgers

Bistro Burger offers fine dining and finer burgers

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer

January 31, 2017


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Another burger joint... I never thought it would come to this. In-N-Out, Five Guys, Jack In the Box, and McDonald's just weren't enough. I was tired of seeing the ridiculously numerous facades advertising greasy patties and cheap, gooey cheese-ish cheese, so I decided to try Bistro Burger in San Carlos....

Fresh delicacies are served like Monets

Fresh delicacies are served like Monets

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer

January 22, 2017


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After the tragic loss of The Crepe Stop (repose en paix) it has been difficult to find another creperie. After being starved of the French delicacies for far too long, I did some hunting and eventually stumbled upon Lily’s Creperie. The creperie is situated on De Anza Boulevard in San Mateo, only a ...

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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

‘Dangerous Woman’ wanted dead or singing

‘Dangerous Woman’ wanted dead or singing

Adriana Ramirez, Staff Writer

May 21, 2016


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The "Cat phase" is finally over. Ariana Grande proved this through her new album, "Dangerous Woman," in which she resorted to being a bunny instead. Classy. Many people might remember Grande from the hit TV show, "Victorious," where she played the role of Cat Valentine, a girl who did not...

Ke$ha lights the flame of the decade

Ke$ha lights the flame of the decade

Adriana Ramirez, Staff Writer

May 10, 2016


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Ke$ha's true colors are finally showing, and they are no rainbow. #FreeKesha. The other day, I checked Twitter and this hashtag was at the top of the trending tweets list. Everyone was talking about it. But what is it? The story behind #FreeKesha goes back to October 2014, when Kesha sued her producer, Dr. Luke, for sexual, physical,...

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