It’s Day 12, the last day of Santa Cruz Restaurant Examiner/Santa Cruz Foodie’s “12 Days of Christmas Giveaway.” Today’s prize: the chance to win 1 of 2 gift certificates valid at Roots & Rye on Santana Row in San Jose. See end of article for how to enter.
Roots & Rye opened in July. The gastropub is located at 3055 Olin Ave., Ste. 1005. Chef Chris Yeo, chef and owner at restaurants Straits and Sino on Santana Row, is also behind Roots & Rye.
For dinner on New Year’s Eve, Roots & Rye will be serving a four-course prix fixe $80 menu as well as the regular menu. They are doing a time capsule theme that night; it’s the 1930s. Sino Restaurant’s theme will be the 1960s and Straits will be doing the 80’s (these two restaurants won’t have prix fixe options; regular dinner items and specials will be available).
For all three restaurants, if you’d like to make reservations for the lounge, you can do this if you’re requesting bottle service—this is spirits delivered to the table—it’s a minimum $500 purchase. For Roots & Rye dinner or lounge reservations call 408-429-2909 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For Straits, call 408-246-6320 & for Sino call 408-247-8880.
Roots & Rye serves lunch and dinner daily and weekend brunch—when dishes include candy bar waffles and duck confit hash—on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Current dinner dishes include Parmesan fries with truffle aioli, housemade pasta, day boat scallops with kohlrabi puree and buttered kohlrabi, and burrata salad (the latter two are also available at lunch). Current lunch-only items include grilled cheese sandwich with spicy tomato bisque. The happy hour menu includes deviled eggs and oysters.
Roots & Rye prides itself on a wide whiskey selection. Approximately 20 choices include Angels Envy, Eagle rare 10-yr, and E.H. Taylor Bonded Rye. They have a large wine and beer selection including a dozen draft beers such as Ten Barrel Apocalypse Double IPA and St. Bernardus. Signature cocktails include Churchill Downs with bourbon, strawberry aquavit, lemon, green cardamom and fever tree ginger beer. The gastropub features live jazz every Wednesday and Thursday night from 8-11 p.m. and DJs every Friday and Saturday from 9pm-midnight.
There will be two winners: first place will win a gift certificate for one visit (up to $125 value) and second place will receive a certificate for brunch for two with a value of up to $50.
To enter, email your name to email@example.com by 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 26 and include the name “Roots & Rye.” The drawing will take place later that day and the winner will be notified via email.
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