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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...

Two Hands Seoul Fresh Corn Dogs recently opened in Fallon Gateway and specializes in making rice flour corndogs.

Food Review: Two Hands Corn Dogs

Aileen Hu, AVT Page Editor October 19, 2022

Wrapped in rice flour batter and fried into a crispy snack, Korean corndogs have been rising in popularity. Many restaurants have begun including them in their menus and pairing them together with other...

Ike Shehadeh has incorporated his face into each logo to give a personalized touch to his business

Pleasanton welcomes the arrival of a new sandwich shop

Krithika Subramaniam, AVT A&E Editor September 23, 2022

Ike’s, a new sandwich shop, has opened up near Noah’s Bagel in Pleasanton. Founded by Ike Shehadeh in 2007, the shop originated from San Fransisco and has worked its way to having over 74 shops throughout...

The crunchy crust and custom toppings are key staples of this shop’s unique pizza.

Much Ado About Pizza Food Review

Sofia Skinner and Haley Gottlieb September 18, 2022

Recently, a new family-owned pizza restaurant located in Pleasanton’s Mission Plaza just opened up. Pleasanton is home to many pizza places, but this one-of-a-kind theme stands out against other chain...

Curry Pizza House has a diverse menu with options for everyone.

Curry Pizza Place serves the bay with Indian-American fusion

Olivia Vukman and Catherine Xu August 30, 2022

Curry Pizza House, located on 6599 Dublin Boulevard, is a hot spot for Indian food and pizza lovers alike. The franchise was founded in Fremont, CA in 2012 by first-generation Indian Americans, and currently...

Bober Tea is open seven days a week, notable for its premium fresh tea and Instagram-worthy decor.

Food Review: “Bober Tea” is pinkalicious and refreshing

Carol Xu, AVT EIC August 24, 2022

ZERO&. Mochinut. Honey Tea. These are just a few of the shops part of the recent surge of new boba stores popping up around Pleasanton. Yet, despite the growing saturation of the boba milk tea market,...

Le Palais Sucré opened on Main Street in early August and is open every day from 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Food Review: Café Le Palais Sucré

Aileen Hu, AVT Page Editor August 24, 2022

Known for being a thin, French pancake, crepes are a versatile food that can easily be made to suit different palates. Yet, despite crepes’ widespread popularity and the several downtown restaurants...

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