Rok Bistro | Sawa Sushi | Comic Collector Shop | Las Palmas Park | LeBoulanger

Fondue is Part of the Fun at Rok Bistro Near Avalon Silicon Valley

If you're looking for something fun to do with your friends, plan on dining at Rok Bistro, where dinner is more than a meal; it's an experience. At this Sunnyvale fondue restaurant, guests actually cook their own food.

You're probably thinking that if you wanted to cook, you would have stayed home and had dinner at Avalon Silicon Valley. However, at Rok Bistro, cooking your food is a part of the fondue fun. It's usually the food prep and cleanup that take up most of your time when getting dinner ready, right? Don't worry, the folks at Rok Bistro will take care of that. All you have to do is dunk your appetizers in cheese, cook the meat in bubbling oil, and cover the desserts with chocolate. The meat—including New York strip steak, ball-tip steak, top sirloin medallion, and filet mignon—is cooked on a slab of stone heated to 700 degrees. Other entrees such as Pacific ahi tuna, Pacific swordfish, and portabella with feta are available. Considering the tables here fill up quickly, it would be a good idea to make a reservation.

Rok Bistro
124 S. Murphy Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
(408) 733-7651

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Sawa Sushi Near Avalon Silicon Valley Serves Some of the Best Rolls in Sunnyvale and Beyond

Sawa Sushi crafts some of the best rolls in not only Sunnyvale, but in the country. In fact, Sawa Sushi has been recognized by Forbes as one of the Top 100 Best U.S. Restaurants. Opinionated About Dining also named the eatery to its list of Top 100 U.S. Restaurants for 2014. Some customers say the prices here are a bit steep, but the quality of cuisine is surely worth the splurge when it comes to sushi.

Make the short trip from Avalon Silicon Valley to Sawa Sushi to see what all of the fuss is about. You'll need a reservation to dine here, but what you won't need is a menu. That's because omakase is the only option. Chef Steve will prepare a meal of six, nine, 12, or 25 courses. The next time it's your turn to plan your sushi night out with friends, keep Sawa Sushi — and its high ratings — in mind.

Sawa Sushi
1042 E. El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
(408) 241-7292

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Let Owner Phil Show You Around at Sunnyvale's Comic Collector Shop Near Avalon Silicon Valley in Sunnyvale

Owner Phil is almost as iconic as the heroes in the comics sold at Comic Collector Shop, at least to his regular customers. They praise Phil and his staff for not only for their friendly attitudes, but also for their extensive knowledge of each and every comic in stock. If you're having trouble finding a specific one, you need only ask an employee for help to locate it.

Comic Collector Shop isn't just home to rare and back-issued comics, though. It's also a spot where some of comics biggest names come to meet their fans. Stan Lee, for example, has visited the shop for a meet-and-greet twice. He's the man behind characters such as The Hulk and Spiderman, so most comic enthusiasts know him by name. Check out the shop's roster of upcoming events for any impending meet-and-greets, then make the short trip from Avalon Silicon Valley to Comic Collector Shop.

Comic Collector Shop
574 E. El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
(408) 732-8775

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Las Palmas Park: Where the Adults Can Relax and the Kids Can Play Near Avalon Silicon Valley

Las Palmas Park offers an array of activities amidst impressive scenery. A popular attraction since it opened in 1971, the Sunnyvale park features swaying palm trees, a beautiful landscape, a playground, and a place for your dogs to run around.

So if you're looking to spend the day outside, make the short trip from Avalon Silicon Valley to Las Palmas Park. Take a leisurely stroll over the wooden walkways and the across sandy ground before crossing the bridge and letting the kids run free on the playground. The little ones can soar on the swings, go down the twisting slide, and navigate through the tunnels. When the weather permits, they can have fun playing in the spray pool or taking a dip in the lake. There are also tennis courts and a picnic area for guests to enjoy.

Las Palmas Park
850 Russet Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
(408) 730-7751

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Avalon Silicon Valley in Sunnyvale Isn't Far From the Hearty Breads of Le Boulanger

LeBoulanger is one of the only family-owned and -operated bakeries remaining in California, and the family's dedication to quality products and community involvement has made it a favorite of many local residents, going back generations.

The breads are made fresh throughout the day, and bakers create the loaves with no additives or preservatives, which customers say comes through in the taste. More 20 varieties of bread are available. You can purchase a few loaves or other bread products such as baguettes, croissants, or rolls, and bring your supply home to Avalon Silicon Valley. Or, you can come to LeBoulanger and dine in the warm, comfortable dining area and enjoy sandwiches, soups, and salads. If you need a large order of bread, you have the option of ordering it online then swinging by to pick it up when it's ready. You can feel good about doing business with LeBoulanger because the owners donate a large supply of bread and other food products to food banks every week.

305 North Mathilda Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
(408) 522-5225

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