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AB InBev eyes £75bn SABMiller takeover

When they introduce Victory Gin, start worrying.

about 8 hours ago
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

Three Philosophers 2007

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

Aug 21, 2014
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
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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