Articles by Josh Koehn

Deep Fried Diet: Poorboy’s Cajun Chicken

Deep Fried Diet: Poorboy’s Cajun Chicken

Anyone on a diet, and especially those committed to health-conscious eating: Stop reading this article. Only five months old, Poorboy’s Cajun Chicken in Santa Clara brings a blast of bayou cuisine and fried favorites to Silicon Valley. Though the restaurant’s name may imply a poultry…

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Alexander’s Gets His Groove Back

Alexander’s Gets His Groove Back

Alexander’s Steakhouse, Cupertino’s beloved high-end chop shop, recently moved down the street from its prior location outside Vallco Mall to the new Main Street Cupertino complex. Though the new restaurant is smaller, the grand opening showed an aesthetic upgrade of both its interior and exterior….

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Starbird: Chicken Never Flew So Fast

Starbird: Chicken Never Flew So Fast

Fried chicken never goes out of style. The classic and reinvented flavors all enjoy similar fanfare. It comes as no surprise then, that restaurants should offer an entire menu starring breaded poultry. Enter Starbird, a new, healthier version of Chick-Fil-A with in-app ordering and curbside…

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Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl & Grill: An Adventure into the Surreal

Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl & Grill: An Adventure into the Surreal

The sun was intense and I could taste the Texas cedarwood as my homemade mustache wax melted into my mouth. If it wasn’t for the other ingredients—vegetable shortening, artisanally smoked beet sugar and Doritos Ranch dust—it would have been unbearable. I dragged the kiddie pool…

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Silicon Valley Beer Week Kicks Off July 22

Silicon Valley Beer Week Kicks Off July 22

Silicon Valley Beer Week—the annual celebration of all things barley, hops and malt—kicks off July 22 with a citywide party taking place at three of San Jose’s premier microbreweries. Whether it’s your first time diving into the world of ABVs and IBUs or you’re already…

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Viva CalleSJ Returns in September

Viva CalleSJ Returns in September

In its impressive inaugural year, Viva CalleSJ brought out an estimated 35,000 people to walk, bike and explore the streets of San Jose. The event was so successful, city officials decided to bring the event back for a second year. Viva Calle translates to “the…

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Haberdasher Regains its Place Atop the South Bay Craft Cocktail Scene

Haberdasher Regains its Place Atop the South Bay Craft Cocktail Scene

Let it never be said that Cache Bouren lacks attention to detail. The craft cocktail impresario turned the South Bay scene on its head in 2010, when he opened the speakeasy-inspired Singlebarrel on a nondescript side street in the heart of downtown San Jose’s SoFA…

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Father’s Day Brunch at Oak & Rye

Father’s Day Brunch at Oak & Rye

Father’s Day is the day we pay thanks to the men who grin and bear it. It lacks the sentimentality of Mother’s Day, which over the years has hedged closer to some kind of perverse Valentine’s Day, with its flowers and red cards and unreasonable…

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San Jose State’s New Basketball Court Turns Heads

San Jose State’s New Basketball Court Turns Heads

If teams are to be judged on the appearance of their basketball court, the San Jose State Spartans are going to kill it this year.

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San Jose Sharks Tangle with Vancouver in 2013-14 Season Opener

San Jose Sharks Tangle with Vancouver in 2013-14 Season Opener

Familiar rivals square off on the SAP Center ice tonight, as the San Jose Sharks host the Vancouver Canucks in the NHL season opener. Last season, the Sharks chewed up the Canucks in a four-game sweep of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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