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New Yorker looking for quintessential San Francisco cheap eats 2014

Disagree a little re: Ferry Building. I've had a lot of lunches there that were well under $20 and quite good. Off the top of my head:

-Grilled cheese at Cowgirl Creamery's Milk Bar w/ pancetta

-The Mess Piggy Italian pulled pork at Boccalone (extra good w/ provolone and greens added)

-Roli Roti porchetta on Tues/Thurs

Obviously these aren't sit-down meals, but no less delicious for it.

about 11 hours ago
Josh in San Francisco Bay Area

Beer Theme Ideas

Second this idea. So many great beers to choose from.

St. Bernardus Christmas Ale and Affligem Noel are two favorites of mine.

Oct 12, 2014
Josh in Beer
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Search for Everyday-Drinking Pale Ales

Fresh Squeezed is going to be a tough one to beat. It's one of the better IPAs out there.

Oct 09, 2014
Josh in Beer

beer stores how to find good beer...

Not every craft beer is going to appeal to every palate. What rankles is that you write off an entire nation's beer production because you don't like IPA, as though that's the sum total of craft beer production.

Oct 09, 2014
Josh in Beer
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What Is America's Worst Restaurant Chain?

All of them?

Oct 04, 2014
Josh in Features
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beer stores how to find good beer...

This video is hilarious.

"I have an allergy to anything brewed in America." Followed by endorsements of two American beers, Coney Island and Shipyard.

"All the really good beer is back here, it's European. This is a really good beer, it's He'Brew." Also an American beer.

"We have Canadian," while showing Delerium beers, which are from Belgium.

You are right to say that eastern European beers can be very good, and also a very good value, but the rest of this video really only shows that you don't know a lot about the subject.

Oct 04, 2014
Josh in Beer
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Do you like Nelson Sauvignon hops?

Lots of interesting new hops now. Nelson and Sorachi Ace seemed to be the first of this new wave. Mosaic is also good. Cellarmaker in SF uses a lot of South African hops. Names escape me but they are as delicious in their own way as Nelson hops.

Oct 02, 2014
Josh in Beer

Do you like Nelson Sauvignon hops?

Well I guess we can see what happens when you make your post a question, all concept of context goes out the window.

I'm assuming RB Hound's comment was for me re: Nelson hops. The answer is that I am very familiar with the hop and am a big fan of Alpine Nelson. What I meant was that I would be interested to see how it comes across in a simple, clean lager like Kirin.

I recently had an IPL from Gigantic, and what I liked about it was how much the hops shone. It was almost like a hop tea more than a beer, because the malt and yeast were so clean tasting.

Sep 29, 2014
Josh in Beer

Do you like Nelson Sauvignon hops?

Interesting. Wonder if it'll be exported here. I'd like to try that.

Sep 29, 2014
Josh in Beer

San Diego Public Market - RIP?

While it's true that there are expensive shops in the Ferry Building not everything sold under its roof or at its hosted markets is unaffordable. I go for lunch often and pricing there for most things is on par with pretty much anything else in the city. Judging the whole place by Boulette's, Hog Island, or Slanted Door seems unfair. The place wouldn't be so popular on weekends if it only catered to wealthy people.

San Diego's inability to support such a business isn't surprising, though. Ferry Building has lots of tourists, is right next to the Financial District, is very close to public transit, and has a huge number of farms and food vendors selling their wares. I can't think of a comparable location in SD.

Sep 17, 2014
Josh in San Diego

AB InBev eyes £75bn SABMiller takeover

When they introduce Victory Gin, start worrying.

Sep 16, 2014
Josh in Beer

$1.50 per person surcharge for Healthcare added to your bill....WHAT?!?!

Jeff Duncan of South Carolina? You mean the state that would rather see their poor residents die unnecessarily than opt for Medicaid expansion?

Yes, by all means let's consider this wholly-owned tool of the Koch brothers as an unimpeachable source of relevant information on this topic.

$1.50 per person surcharge for Healthcare added to your bill....WHAT?!?!

Yeah, I know. It'll be brutal to have citizens with disposable income to patronize local businesses like restaurants. The horror!

$1.50 per person surcharge for Healthcare added to your bill....WHAT?!?!

I would think a house made of potatoes would be structurally unsound.

Sep 11, 2014
Josh in Food Media & News

Compendium of Dishes: Super Cocina (SD)

We had tuna en pipian for our wedding and the next day we heard lots of raves about how great the food was.

Sep 10, 2014
Josh in San Diego

Best Burgers and Fresh Fries in San Diego?

I'm very happy for you that you have found a product you enjoy.

Sep 04, 2014
Josh in San Diego

Best Burgers and Fresh Fries in San Diego?

It always puzzled me seeing hipsters drinking that stuff. Way to stick it to the man, by funneling even more money into his pockets.

Sep 03, 2014
Josh in San Diego

Best Burgers and Fresh Fries in San Diego?

Ugh.

Try Schönramer Pils from Germany if you want a non-industrial lager that's not made from corn syrup.

Sep 02, 2014
Josh in San Diego

Good Lebanese food in San Francisco?

Depending on how specific your request is, you might like Old Jerusalem in the Mission. It's technically Palestinian food, but they have labneh, baba ghannouj, falafel, shawarma, and a fantastic roast chicken dish.

Sep 01, 2014
Josh in San Francisco Bay Area

What are the best hard ciders to purchase?

If you like more complex flavors and aren't looking for sweetness I suggest the unfiltered, unpasteurized Etienne Dupont cider from Normandy. It's fermented with wild yeast and has a unique flavor profile.

Sep 01, 2014
Josh in Beer
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What does everyone think of the San Diego Reddit's "Best of San Diego"

A working class hero is something to be.

Aug 29, 2014
Josh in San Diego

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

A burger I will go out of my way for is at the Saturday Ferry Building market, in back. It's from 4505 Meats, and it's made from dry-aged grass fed beef. It's on a really delicious onion roll. Especially good with the egg on top. This one's probably my favorite in the city. If you can't make it there on Saturday, they have a location in the Mission which is a butcher shop-style place, but you can eat there, and they have a BBQ spot on Divisadero in Western Addition. Burger is available at both places.

Another one I've heard good things about is Kronerburger in the Mission, but I rarely go to the Mission so I have not yet tried this one.

A burger I have had in the Mission and liked is the grass-fed burger at Zeitgeist, but I need to make clear that it's not gourmet, high-end, or fancy at all. It's cooked outside over open flame, served on a generic roll, and is accompanied solely by industrial ketchup, mustard, and pickles. That said it's kind of the perfect thing when you're sitting in the beer garden.

There's a steakhouse on Market St. that serves really high-quality locally raised meat called Bluestem Brasserie and their burger is supposed to be epic, but I only ever get steak there.

Aug 23, 2014
Josh in San Diego

San Diego breweries among best in the world....

Bitter, mild, porter, barleywine, old ale, stout, imperial stout, IPA - all non-Belgian styles. Also absent: Vienna lager, rauchbier, schwarzbier, Berliner weisse (Germany).

Don't get me wrong, I love Belgian beer. But to claim that the variety made there is unmatched when US-based brewers not only make every Belgian style, but also English, German, and French styles, not to mention American-invented styles like the IIPA and black IPA, is to be operating with an out-of-date set of facts.

Aug 23, 2014
Josh in San Diego

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

The coffee one is particularly egregious. Calabria makes burned coffee. The third wave places in SD I've been to on trips like Bird Rock crush Calabria.

Aug 23, 2014
Josh in San Diego

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

Lots of good burgers here, depends on where you'll be and what style you want (e.g. casual, pricey, quick, cheap, grass-fed, etc).

Aug 23, 2014
Josh in San Diego

San Diego breweries among best in the world....

Unmatched? Nope. How many British-style ales are made in Belgium?

Aug 23, 2014
Josh in San Diego

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).

Aug 22, 2014
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.

Aug 22, 2014
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.

Aug 22, 2014
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.

Aug 22, 2014
Josh in Beer