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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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President Obama to Honor Volunteer Teachers with Service Award

President Obama to Honor Volunteer Teachers with Service Award

With no salary and yet one of the biggest responsibilities in society—educating our youth—volunteer teachers are often under-recognized. The President’s Volunteer Service Award seeks to change that. This year five Santa Clara County residents are being praised for their work as volunteer teachers for Citizen…

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Silicon Valley Beer Week: 9 Delicious Cocktails Made with Beer

Silicon Valley Beer Week: 9 Delicious Cocktails Made with Beer

Why should beer take a backseat to the craft cocktail movement? Everything is fashion in the 20-teens and that means we can make room for beer and booze inside the same cup. In advance of Silicon Valley Beer Week, we criss-crossed the South Bay for…

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Science of Beer: San Jose’s GigaYeast Fuels Craft Brew Movement

Science of Beer: San Jose’s GigaYeast Fuels Craft Brew Movement

Five years ago, Dr. Jim Withee made a calculated decision and quit his high-paying job as a government scientist to help people drink good beer. Withee had studied yeast in graduate school and applied his findings to the human immune system, studying ways for the…

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MLS All-Stars Match Brings European Stars to Avaya

MLS All-Stars Match Brings European Stars to Avaya

Globally speaking, the MLS isn’t a great league. So rather than cobbling together two all-star squads, the league honchos skim the cream and pit their best against a competent challenger from across the pond. This year, the squad of scrappy Americans and washed-up foreign legends…

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SJ Q&A: Teresa Alvarado, Program Director, SPUR

SJ Q&A: Teresa Alvarado, Program Director, SPUR

San Jose native Teresa Alvarado wants to make it easier for people to be able to proudly say they live in San Jose. After leaving the area for for grad school, she returned home to work with SPUR—one of the oldest non-profits in the area. The…

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Beat the Traffic: Garlic Train Returns to 2016 Gilroy Garlic Festival

Beat the Traffic: Garlic Train Returns to 2016 Gilroy Garlic Festival

The famed Gilroy Garlic Festival returns July 29-31, this time with improved transportation for South Bay residents. A staple of summer for 20 years, the Garlic Fest attracts tens of thousands of visitors from all over the world for a weekend filled with cookcoffs, concerts…

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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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