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Why Is Tea at Coffee Bars So Bad?

Thank you for writing this article. As well, at the rare cafe when tea is served in a pot, it's often an unappealing dingy sent-through-the-dishwasher-too-many-times teapot with blunt dripping spout . . . having grown up in Japan where black as well as green tea is beloved and presented beautifully, it's unsettling to find tea a second-class citizen at otherwise very chic and delicous cafes

Jan 20, 2012
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Source for *real* Canadian bacon (back bacon) or Irish bacon in San Francisco?

Thanks for the tips everyone, would like to report to progress so far, Irish rashers found in John Campbells Irish bakery (Geary & 20th) and Tower Market / Mollie Stones on Portola (Shannon brand).

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Mollie Stone's
851 Cherry Ave # 22, San Bruno, CA

Source for *real* Canadian bacon (back bacon) or Irish bacon in San Francisco?

Thanks for the replies and for the rashers discussion link! Some good tips to follow up on. I am looking for the tender flavorful, rather wider bacon that is common in Canada and somewhat similar in Ireland. I grew up abroad so may have the terminology all wrong, but in our Canadian-heavy circle Canadian-style bacon was referred to as "back bacon", American-style crispy bacon "streaky bacon". The round slices of ham labeled "Canadian bacon" in the US can be good, but are not the tender strips of bacon I seek.

Source for *real* Canadian bacon (back bacon) or Irish bacon in San Francisco?

Hi Chowhounds,

Does anyone have a Bay Area source for real Canadian bacon (not the ham-like slices labeled Canadian bacon) or, Irish bacon? Bacon made from back pork loin rather than American-style streaky bacon made from pork belly.

Any tips appreciated! Online sources fine too if authenticity can be vouched for.

Spicy Clamato source in San Francisco Bay Area?

Canadians arrive on the weekend and we want to make Ceasars. In Canada you can get jars of Spicy Clamato, technically Mott's Extra Spicy Clamato. Has anyone seen the spicy version of Clamato for sale in the area? It's lighter and (in our opinion) better than regular Clamato.

BTW, a decent Spicy Ceasar recipe, for 4
6 ounces vodka
24 ounces Spicy Clamato juice
juice of 2 limes
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp hot pepper sauce
1 tsp horseradish
1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Mix and pour into ice-filled glasses that have been rimmed with celery salt.