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Quote from: Enkai on May 16, 2015, 03:27:16 PMIf you want some other delicious, thematic options, I recommend checking out Clover in San Jose. It's a little bit of a drive from the convention center (rough directions: get on 280 north, travel for 5 miles or so, take the South Saratoga exit, and you'll see the shopping center with Mitsuwa Marketplace. It will be kinda in the back of the shopping center).They're a Japanese bakery - they have a lot of individually wrapped rolls and things in lots of different varieties. Chow mein roll, spicy tuna roll, beef curry roll, etc. They also have sweet rolls. Paris Baguette is in the same shopping center for a similar selection, although they have far more sweet things than savory things. There's a milk tea place next door that also is delicious, but that's not going to be something for the room). Clover also has a good selection of rice balls. We like to get the beef and ginger ones. Clover's pretty cheap as well; $2.50 or so for a roll, and 2 rolls is a decent meal. Not as cheap as the Cup Noodles route, but it's an option.Mitsuwa Marketplace is a grocery store you could check out if the Japantown Nijiya is sold out of things. They're a quite a bit bigger than Nijiya as well, and they have some little mini stores inside you could also get snacks from.I recommend getting there earlier (9:30-10:00) for a couple reasons. They do sell out of things, and the later you wait in the day, the crazier the center is. It can be really difficult to find parking later in the day.As far as how long they keep: eating them sooner is better, but we've been able to stick rice balls in the fridge and eat them later without any issue.
Quote from: SpiritOfKairi on May 16, 2015, 03:50:56 PMThanks for the awesome information =). One question, though. You mentioned that parking can get really difficult later on in the day. Would you not recommend going there at around 2-3 pm, then? If my roommate and I go, it will likely be before we check in to the room, and that's roughly when we get to the CC on Friday. Heh after we get to the room they don't like to leave and give up the parking space.
Quote from: SpiritOfKairiThanks for the awesome information =). One question, though. You mentioned that parking can get really difficult later on in the day. Would you not recommend going there at around 2-3 pm, then? If my roommate and I go, it will likely be before we check in to the room, and that's roughly when we get to the CC on Friday. Heh after we get to the room they don't like to leave and give up the parking space.
Quote from: aetherltd on May 16, 2015, 03:57:15 PMWhen all else fails, there's Calorie Mate Balanced Food Block.It's humanoid chow from Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, Tokyo. Popular with Japanese salarymen. Appears in Metal Gear Solid 3. Nijiya Market stocks these in several flavors, along with Pocky and canned beverages from Japan.
Quote from: Firefury Amahira on May 16, 2015, 08:37:35 PMThe hotel that my group is staying at off-site has a full kitchen, so we're doing crockpot dinners and sandwiches for lunch. Cliff Bars are pretty good granola bar snackage (not a fan of their protein bars, but great for sweets/fiber with the regular ones.) Another thing to consider (again, check with your specific hotel first!) are larger electric tea kettles that can do bigger quantities of water faster than the dinky hotel coffee pots. That can open up a variety of meal edibles from soups to oatmeal to instant mac-and-cheese.For those driving up from down south, if you're going up I-5, we usually cut over 152 through Gilroy to pick up the 101, and you can stock up on an assortment of fruits and snackage at the various farm stands along the road. ... Probably should avoid the garlic pistachios though unless you're going to nuke your face with mouthwash a couple of times a day at con. :P
Quote from: SpiritOfKairi on May 15, 2015, 12:16:20 PM Do you happen to remember which flavors they have?
Quote from: Enkai on May 16, 2015, 11:40:33 PMI want garlic pistachios now.
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