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Three Philosophers 2007

Tulip is what I'd use, best to avoid any with metal rims. If tulip isn't available a wine glass also works well. Glassware should be room temp (i.e. not chilled).

about 21 hours ago
Josh in Beer

The best San Francisco sourdough?

We moved here only a couple of years ago now, so I don't know what the original SF sourdough was like. I've had bread from Acme and agree its sourness is very subtle. I've found that my favorite bread so far is from Josey Baker, baked at The Mill and sold at BiRite. They have a sourdough 100% whole wheat bread that is quite good.

about 24 hours ago
Josh in San Francisco Bay Area

What does everyone think of the San Diego Reddit's "Best of San Diego"

Pizza, burgers and coffee are all spectacularly wrong. Beer pub and beer store are also up for debate, though those two are among the best.

about 24 hours ago
Josh in San Diego

Three Philosophers 2007

It's a commonly available beer. I would suggest buying a fresh bottle, it should cost $10-12, and trying them side-by-side.

about 24 hours ago
Josh in Beer

Three Philosophers 2007

If it's been well-kept it should be fantastic.

1 day ago
Josh in Beer

What foods go with beer?

I don't really see a relationship there.

Aug 20, 2014
Josh in Beer

What foods go with beer?

Gummy bears.

Aug 18, 2014
Josh in Beer

What foods go with beer?

Cheese is often good with beer. That might even really be the answer for an ideal beer food. Maybe not the same cheese, but I have yet to have a beer that wouldn't have had an excellent cheese pairing.

Aug 18, 2014
Josh in Beer

What foods go with beer?

Fried foods, in general, benefit from crisp, light-bodied beers (and crisp, light-bodied wines).

Aug 18, 2014
Josh in Beer

What foods go with beer?

Yep, great example.

Aug 18, 2014
Josh in Beer

What foods go with beer?

It's a meaningless question. It's like asking is there any food that pairs with just about any wine? The myriad of flavors in beer renders that an impossible question to answer.

Aug 14, 2014
Josh in Beer

What foods go with beer?

Exactly.

Aug 13, 2014
Josh in Beer

Your Favorite Place to Get a Grass-fed Burger and/or Steak in the San Diego Environs

They may also not know. I've run into that issue at WF more than once. I also had the manager of the Hillcrest butcher counter lecture me about why grass-fed beef is no good.

Aug 11, 2014
Josh in San Diego

Your Favorite Place to Get a Grass-fed Burger and/or Steak in the San Diego Environs

Homegrown offers both grass-fed and -finished and grain-finished. If this isn't labeled grass-fed then it's probably their grain-finished beef.

Aug 11, 2014
Josh in San Diego

Your Favorite Place to Get a Grass-fed Burger and/or Steak in the San Diego Environs

Grass-fed beef is different in flavor from corn-fed and I personally find it preferable, as corn-fed beef to me seems quite bland. Tangent: when Sab-e-Lee was under original ownership I asked the owner if he'd ever consider using grass-fed beef for the koi soi (raw beef) dish. He was quite surprised to learn that cows were fed anything other than grass since in Thailand they eat their natural diet. Similarly, the cattle used for traditional bistecca fiorentina are grass-fed.

Aug 10, 2014
Josh in San Diego

Your Favorite Place to Get a Grass-fed Burger and/or Steak in the San Diego Environs

Not totally sure I agree with you here. I like steak more on the rare side, and I find if I sear at high temperature and finish in the oven I wind up with a nicely crusted exterior and rare interior.

Aug 10, 2014
Josh in San Diego
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One man's exhaustive search for the best fish taco in SD. .

My favorite vegetarian burrito is located quite close to the ballpark: Victor's on King St. They do a nopales burrito that is really outstanding. I used to order it with mushrooms added, which was also good. Union Sq. area is more touristy, so I don't eat there very often. The Ferry Building is a pretty short walk, and Cowgirl Creamery makes some fantastic toasted cheese sandwiches.

Aug 10, 2014
Josh in San Diego

One man's exhaustive search for the best fish taco in SD. .

Best in SD I've had, no question. Their gobernador is quite good. If you're ever feeling like taking a nap, the marlin burrito is ridiculous.

Aug 08, 2014
Josh in San Diego

Duck Dynasty + Craft Beer =

Dark Horse Nation
http://www.history.com/shows/dark-hor...

No word on what exactly this has to do with history, but I'm sure it's something.

Aug 06, 2014
Josh in Beer

Lunch spot with great food and beer for group of 7-9 [San Francisco]

Small shareable plates + good beer + Mission = Monk's Kettle

They have a small but quality wine list for people who don't care for beer. The beer list skews Belgian. You may want to see if they'll take a reservation given the size of your party.

Aug 05, 2014
Josh in San Francisco Bay Area

One man's exhaustive search for the best fish taco in SD. .

Yes, for sure. Several.

Aug 05, 2014
Josh in San Diego

Lunch spot with great food and beer for group of 7-9 [San Francisco]

- Mikkeller Bar

- Garaje in SOMA (cash only and it gets busy, so either get there at 11:30 or get there at 1)

- Rosamunde Sausage Grill on Mission St. (Cash only)

Aug 04, 2014
Josh in San Francisco Bay Area

One man's exhaustive search for the best fish taco in SD. .

I could have saved him a lot of money by sending him to Mariscos German off the bat. Of course he still missed the best one, at Mariscos El Pescador in Chula Vista.

(And lol at Tin Fish, what a choice to end on....que lastima)

Aug 04, 2014
Josh in San Diego
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Your Favorite Place to Get a Grass-fed Burger and/or Steak in the San Diego Environs

Evidence says otherwise. Our eating of animals goes back tens of thousands of years.

Aug 03, 2014
Josh in San Diego

Your Favorite Place to Get a Grass-fed Burger and/or Steak in the San Diego Environs

The study's methodology is published so you can feel free to conduct your own research and prove it wrong if you think that it's wrong.

Of course any attorney, or PR professional, can attempt to discredit scientific evidence by pointing out that sometimes scientific research is flawed or gets the cause/effect relationship wrong.

Citing a questionable surgical procedure like the frontal lobotomy is like citing trephination or phlogiston theory.

Of course if you believe the NIH study to be flawed or "bunk" perhaps you can proffer an alternative hypothesis to explain the evidence revealed by the research study.

(I won't be holding my breath.)

Aug 02, 2014
Josh in San Diego

Your Favorite Place to Get a Grass-fed Burger and/or Steak in the San Diego Environs

That's a good question, can't say that I know for sure. I know that is what Brandt does, but my recollection from Omnivore's Dilemma and Fast-Food Nation is that the beef from CAFOs is fed a grain-based diet for most of its life.

Aug 02, 2014
Josh in San Diego

Your Favorite Place to Get a Grass-fed Burger and/or Steak in the San Diego Environs

You rang?

Aug 02, 2014
Josh in San Diego

Your Favorite Place to Get a Grass-fed Burger and/or Steak in the San Diego Environs

There is scientific evidence supporting these claims, FYI. Not "supposed" evidence.

Aug 02, 2014
Josh in San Diego

Your Favorite Place to Get a Grass-fed Burger and/or Steak in the San Diego Environs

Cows evolved eating a diet of grass, which means their digestive systems don't tolerate grain well. This doesn't only result in cows producing a lot of methane, a greenhouse gas, but also means that eating grain-fed beef contributes hugely to global warming as the transport of grain to feedlots consumes a lot of fossil fuels.

Health-wise, beef that comes from grain-fed cows is high in omega-6 fatty acids instead of omega-3, which is bad for one's cholesterol levels.

Cows that are raised on grass produce leaner beef, with a much smaller carbon footprint, with greater health benefits.

The real marketing hype here is the BS industrial food system that's sold people on the non-scientific notion that corn-fed beef is better.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/...

Aug 02, 2014
Josh in San Diego
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Your Favorite Place to Get a Grass-fed Burger and/or Steak in the San Diego Environs

It's not marketing hype if you consider the myriad ways that grass-fed cows are better than factory-farmed feedlot cows.

Aug 02, 2014
Josh in San Diego