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Zero& is a small drinks and desserts shop near the central area of the Stoneridge Mall.

Food Review: Zero& drinks and desserts at Stoneridge Mall Pleasanton

Aileen Hu, AVT Editor-in-Chief March 15, 2024

Zero& is a California-originated drinks shop with several locations opened in the Bay Area. The chain has been growing in recent months and opened a store on Newbury Street in Boston late last year....

The delicious, spicy, and tangy tortilla chips pull in customers with its colorful packaging.

Top 5 Trader Joe’s Items: What you need to buy

Amelia Tsao, AVT profile page editor February 20, 2024

Filled with items from around the world, Trader Joe’s is an American chain originating from California. Being a popular supermarket pick for adults and even children, it provides many original snacks...

TeaZenTea is located in the heart of downtown and its cozy storefront welcomes customers.

TeaZenTea arrives for Pleasanton’s love for boba

Alyssa Vu and Amelia Tsao January 22, 2024

To keep up with Pleasanton's persistent boba craze, downtown opened its third boba store, TeaZenTea. This store offers a variety of treats such as boba, smoothies, coffee, and their famous waffles.  With...

A beautiful array of flowers and leaves greets you at Elia.

Food Review: Elia: Modern Greek Cuisine in Downtown Pleasanton

Jerry Liu, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

At the edge of downtown, a classy Greek restaurant stands out from the rest of the shops. Just from the outside, the beautiful flower garden is enough to make you want to take a photoshoot. And on the...

Every year, Starbucks customers order over 20 variations of custom Halloween drinks.

Starbucks recipes: Specialize your order for Halloween

Jocelyn (Hsin-Chiao) Hsu, AVT A&E Page Editor October 23, 2023

With nine stores in Pleasanton, Starbucks is one of the most popular places people go to grab drinks, snacks, and breakfast. There are approximately over 87,000 different drinks combinations at Starbucks,...

Mr. Sun Tea opened their new location in downtown Pleasanton and will host their grand opening from June 23-25.

Mr. Sun Tea opens in downtown Pleasanton after months of preparation

Aileen Hu, AVT Editor-in-Chief June 20, 2023

From June 18 to June 22, Mr. Sun Tea held their soft opening at their new downtown Pleasanton location. The brand first established in 1999 as Taiwanese Red Sun Tea Shop and made a name for themselves...

The lobby is colorful, wild, inviting, and fitting to the experience.

Is Daves Hot Chicken really that hot?

Preston Elliott, Staff Writer May 8, 2023

Dave’s Hot Chicken recently opened a location on Tassajra Road in Dublin, California, but is also a chain in 21 U.S. states and three other countries. Dave’s Hot Chicken was founded by a man named...

Croffles&Co offers a wide variety of toppings and combinations for customers to choose from.

Croffles&Co. dessert shop opens in Stoneridge Mall

Aileen Hu, AVT News Editor April 21, 2023

Croffles, a hybrid between croissants and waffles, are pastries with a layered croissant-like texture that are cooked and shaped as a waffle. Croffles were popularized in South Korea and started trending,...

Our reporter Arlina Yang heads out to compare the two leading yogurt brands located in the Pacific Pearl Plaza: Hey! I am Yogost and Yomies Rice X Yogurt.

Battle of the yogurt drinks: Hey! I am Yogost vs Yomie’s Rice X Yogurt

Arlina Yang, Media Arts Editor March 14, 2023

Yomie’s Rice X Yogurt 有米酸奶 Location: 2705 Stoneridge Dr. Ste 1 Pleasanton, CA 945688 Yomie’s Rice X Yogurt started off as one of the leading yogurt brands in Asia, and they have arrived...

TP TEA has other locations in cities like Berkeley, Cupertino, and San Jose

TP TEA boba shop review

Aileen Hu, Page Editor February 7, 2023

Since 2005, TP Tea has been continually expanding their reach and opening new stores. They already had several locations in California, but in winter of 2022, TP Tea finally arrived in Pleasanton. After...

Food Review: Starbucks Christmas Menu proves tasty and timeless

Food Review: Starbucks Christmas Menu proves tasty and timeless

Jiawen (Sarah) Yan and Carol Xu December 12, 2022

With the long-awaited reintroduction of Starbucks’ holiday menu, customers can now frequent Starbucks stores, full of festive decorations, to try new items and enjoy old favorites. Even though some...

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