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5 Places to Love

Restaurants Near the HP Pavilion

FOR THOSE about to rock—make sure you have dinner first. Here are five places to grab a good meal before you get it on at San Jose's HP Pavilion.

La Pastaia: Set in the classy Hotel De Anza, La Pastaia continues to serves top-notch Italian food with a contemporary flare. 233 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose. 408.286.8686.

Paolo's: Open since 1958, elegant Paolo's stays fresh with inventive, updated versions of regional Italian food. 333 W. San Carlos St., San Jose. 408.294.2558.

Poor House Bistro: Poor House Bistro serves po' boys, muffaletta sandwiches, gumbo and other good times New Orleans specialties just a few blocks away from the HP Pavilion. 91 S. Autumn St., San Jose. 408.292.5837.

Q and Brew: While their beer license was still pending as of last week ("We're more like 'Q and cola,'" said one employee), brew is expected to start flowing soon at this month-old barbecue restaurant spitting-distance from the HP Pavilion. 735 The Alameda., San Jose. 408.293.7427.

Seven Restaurant and Lounge: Before you head to the show, drink and dine in style at swank Seven Restaurant and Lounge. 754 The Alameda., San Jose. 408.280.1644.

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From the July 20-26, 2005 issue of Metro, Silicon Valley's Weekly Newspaper.

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