Poor House Bistro

This house was a sorority house off 11th Street and my grandfather bought it in the 40s.

Nestled between the HP Pavilion (now, SAP)and the Diridon Station is a little house of blues that goes by the name of Poor House Bistro. Seven nights a week, you can catch live music, sip a cold brew, and taste the delights of New Orleans cuisine without ever leaving San Jose city limits.

This is Jay Meduri’s house, a blues man himself. His love affair with music led him down a windy road that found him transitioning his family’s home into the restaurant patrons see today—complete with the musicians that grace its stage each night.

Full article in Issue 5.1, Sight and Sound 2013.



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