Category Archives: Culinary

April 10, 2014

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Blue Bottle sent out a blast today to their customers. They have a lot of great news to share. Here’s an online version.  Highlights Include: More Funding (equals more retail, quality control, expansion) Two new coffee bars (Oakland & Brooklyn aka two very huge hipster spots) New Orleans Coffee in milk cartons? I haven’t heard […]

April 8, 2014

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I was walking around SF on Sunday and decided to drop in to a place that has always been on my list but the wait for a table was absurd, like over 2 hours. It was 11AM on a Sunday and I walked in and grabbed a seat at the bar. It was quite an […]

April 4, 2014

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“Well shit.” That’s what came from my mouth when I finished reading this post from Marco Arment. He’s right in so many ways. He links to this post from Mother Jones about the problems with K-Cups from Green Mountain Coffee I quoted an excerpt below: Journalist Murray Carpenter estimates in his new book, Caffeinated, that […]

April 9, 2013

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According to EnergyFiend, Red Bull is being slowly caught up with by Monster’s huge line of energy drinks. In order to diversify, Red Bull is releasing flavors. Cranberry, lime and blueberry flavors are available nationwide and I grabbed a can of each to see how these taste. Elizabeth liked all three flavors but I think […]

April 2, 2013

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DCILY is the only coffee blog I read. Relevant, entertaining and always informative and I was thrilled to see Noma featured but also surprised. My only regret in Copenhagen 3 weeks ago was that I wasn’t able to dine at this world’s top restaurant. I tried reserving a single seat 4 weeks before the trip […]

March 4, 2013

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The Fishbar (Kødbyens Fiskebar) is in the meatpacking district of Copenhagen. It’s a simple please but staffed by some very excellent chefs. The service was okay and not outstanding but the food was excellent. The oysters were perhaps the best I’ve ever had. Compared to the rest of the meal, those were what really shined […]

March 4, 2013

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On Saturday evening, I visited Relæ. This is the alternative to the world’s #1 restaurant Noma for people like me who couldn’t get a reservation. It’s also half the price but that’s not the point. Relæ had an opening and Noma didn’t. Even still, I had a terrific time and the food presented to me over the […]

January 14, 2013

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I haven’t ordered an espresso based drink at Starbucks in a long-time. I happen to be a fan of Clover Brewed Starbucks’ Reserve coffee. Actually, the $20,000 USD Clover machines and Reserve Coffees are two newish initiatives at Starbucks that have kept me as a customer. Without them, I would have ditched the mega-coffee chain […]

January 2, 2013

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Thanks to Shaun Blanc, I discovered this site today and quickly shared it with many of my friends who think coffee is too hard to make and waste a lot of money at Starbucks.  http://brewmethods.com For the longest time, I experimented with too many brewing methods at home. Pour-Over to Chemex to French Press to […]

December 10, 2012

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While in Portland, I finally picked up some various salt types. I grew up not using salt on anything and then I discovered “Iodized Salt” that you can get cheap everywhere and then just this past year, I began using Morton’s Kosher Salt. I did start looking into Himalayan Sea Salt and Volcanic Salts and […]