Articles by Josh Koehn

Flights Answers the Question: Why Settle?

Flights Answers the Question: Why Settle?

Life is full of painful decisions, such as which burger to choose or which cocktail to order. If only we could try a little bit of everything on the menu. For the indecisive among us, Alex Hult has just the place. The owner of Hult’s…

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SJQ&A: Alrie Middlebrook, Founder of Middlebrook Gardens

SJQ&A: Alrie Middlebrook, Founder of Middlebrook Gardens

Alrie Middlebrook has dedicated the last four decades of her life to restoring native plants through self-sufficient farming practices. Her one goal: lowering the carbon dioxide footprint. She created Middlebrook Gardens, located on Race Street in San Jose, out of an empty concrete lot used…

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NEEBA Receives Small Business of the Year Award for Telling Real Stories

NEEBA Receives Small Business of the Year Award for Telling Real Stories

An innovative start-up in Silicon Valley is garnering awards and attention, but the company has nothing to do with computer science or engineering. Needs Emotion and Empathy for Beliefs to Awake, or NEEBA, is a “video agency for the new age” that creates brand narratives…

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Rootstock Wine Bar: Wine Tips for 2017

Rootstock Wine Bar: Wine Tips for 2017

Summer is coming. That may not sound as ominous as winter, but here in breezy Northern California the number of wine options can sometimes leave non-sommeliers in a state of paralysis by analysis. In steps Will Sundquist, wine director for Rootstock Wine Bar. A Los…

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IBU Taproom & Bottle Shop: Craft Beer Tips

IBU Taproom & Bottle Shop: Craft Beer Tips

One of the first things people notice when they look up IBU Taproom & Bottle Shop in Milpitas is that the 6-month-old craft beer bar has no phone. Anyone interested in finding out what’s available on the 50 taps, or what’s featured in the rotating…

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Haberdasher: Drink Well in Summer 2017

Haberdasher: Drink Well in Summer 2017

We live in an age when people revel in their ignorance, even when good information has never been easier to access. Save the politics. We’re talking cocktails. Not too long ago Haberdasher owner Cache Bouren—the progenitor of craft cocktails in Silicon Valley—sent along an instructional…

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San Jose Sharks Begin Stanley Cup Quest

San Jose Sharks Begin Stanley Cup Quest

The San Jose Sharks competed in their first-ever Stanley Cup Finals last season, while the Oilers were sitting at home in Edmonton in yet another playoff absence. Fast-forward a year and many are picking the upstart Oilers to send the Sharks home early from the Western…

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Xavier Pulls Off Thrilling Upset to Face Gonzaga in West Regional Final at SAP

Xavier Pulls Off Thrilling Upset to Face Gonzaga in West Regional Final at SAP

Everyone in the arena knew it was upset time once Bill Murray threw up the “X” on the jumbotron. As the final buzzer sounded Thursday night at San Jose’s SAP Center, Xavier had beaten Arizona, and Murray’s son, Luke, an assistant coach for the Musketeers, had…

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Xavier, Gonzaga, West Virginia, Arizona Stay Loose at SAP Center Open Practices

Xavier, Gonzaga, West Virginia, Arizona Stay Loose at SAP Center Open Practices

Only two wins away from reaching the Final Four, the Xavier Musketeers are not only the lowest remaining seed in the men’s NCCA basketball tournament—they’re also the only team with a jar full of ashes in the locker room. February was a tough month for…

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March Madness Rolls into SAP Center

March Madness Rolls into SAP Center

For the first time since 2013, “The Big Dance” returns to Silicon Valley. SAP Center in San Jose will play host to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament’s West regional round, otherwise known as the Sweet 16 and Elite 8. The lone team to advance from…

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