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Rudest grocery checker remark

Some supermarket customers should look in the mirror. While I'm not a checker, I am a vendor that spends up to four hours in one particular store four days a week. I have seen every example of idiocy known to man.

This week took the cake. A customer decided to use a shelf in the chip section like it was a latter to reach the top shelf. After ruining between 30-40 bags of chips, two chrome shelves, plus the supporting uprights that held the whole section together, they just left, not telling anyone anything.

Best place to buy coffee beans on the Peninsula

Roasted in Wales? Is this your idea of a joke?

Mar 16, 2015
poser in San Francisco Bay Area

Descaling solution for espresso machines (and coffee makers)

One tbs per liter of water.

Mar 08, 2015
poser in Cookware

Descaling solution for espresso machines (and coffee makers)

it's not that simple. HX machines for the most part use copper boilers for the superior heat transfer. the newer DB machines almost always use stainless.

The current thought regarding descaling is not to do it. Some companies actually will void the warrantee if done by the owner. Instead of the risky act of descaling one should make sure their water is soft enough to never need to go through the descale process.

I have a duetto DB going on three years that I've never had to descale. the machine is clean as a whistle because I keep the water TDS level at about 50.

Mar 04, 2015
poser in Cookware

Kimchi: Can I eat it like vegetables?

Will eating to much kimchi turn you into another Kim Jong Il

Mar 01, 2015
poser in General Topics

Is Philz Coffee That Good?

That oily residue on the surface of the coffee is a result of darkly roasted beans. it has nothing to do with being quality in the cup.

Mar 01, 2015
poser in San Francisco Bay Area

Is Philz Coffee That Good?

Oil on coffee beans, mean that they are not only over roasted, but possibly stale as well. But, if you enjoy that, more power to you.

Mar 01, 2015
poser in San Francisco Bay Area

Is Philz Coffee That Good?

You may want to give Andytown a try. Corner of 43rd and Lawton.

Feb 28, 2015
poser in San Francisco Bay Area

Is Philz Coffee That Good?

Philz coffee may be the biggest scam ever perpetrated on the human race. Lets see here, I had a convenience store. That didn't work. lets turn it into a natural food store. Nope. I know! Coffee is hot right now. i'll take cheap robusta beans, blend with a little arabica and hide the taste with some mint or cardamon. That's the ticket! You want espresso you say? too expensive and takes too much skill. Go somewhere else.

Feb 28, 2015
poser in San Francisco Bay Area
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Waitress at Elmwood Cafe Berkeley makes racist assumption

You haven't read the rest of the story.

http://www.berkeleyside.com/2015/02/0...

Feb 05, 2015
poser in San Francisco Bay Area

What are your thoughts on the city's coffee offerings?

Whatever

Feb 05, 2015
poser in San Francisco Bay Area

Waitress at Elmwood Cafe Berkeley makes racist assumption

I guess from the latest news concerning this fiasco, the fired waitress has a very good case for slander, or at the very least, wrongful termination.

Feb 05, 2015
poser in San Francisco Bay Area

KFC Crosses the Line

What line?

Jan 26, 2015
poser in Chains
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Anyone else over Guy Fierri?

I don't like anybody who is popular with the masses! I am a chowhounder. First it was Emeril Lagasse, then Rachel Ray, followed by Bobby Flay. All these people were popular until they got to popular with the public. Then Chowhounders turned on them.

faculty candidate Interview dinner choices

They're asking for a job? Maybe they should take you to dinner.

Jan 10, 2015
poser in San Diego

May I vent? (living with a reasonably Chowish person who isn't quite a Chowhound..)

The problem is, there is no such thing as 'San Francisco sour dough' anymore. At least not in san Francisco

Dec 28, 2014
poser in Not About Food

Serious Bosch Issue - Design problem?

Maybe your first question should be directed to a Bosch dealer.

Dec 23, 2014
poser in Cookware

Anyone else getting tired of "new" Craft Beer,Gourmet Burgers & 3rd Wave Coffee joints in Bay Area?

JoEllen from Pinhole told me I have to try Andytown coffee in the outer Sunset. Haven't been there yet, but it sounds like a place I would like
http://www.andytownsf.com

Dec 22, 2014
poser in San Francisco Bay Area

Pinhole Coffee (Bernal Heights, San Francisco)

If you expect typical "barista attitude' don't go here. i was almost treated like family, not a customer. The coffee is top notch. I really like how JoEllen is rotating coffees. The Verve Street Level was fantastic as a Cap and as a straight shot.

Even though it is a bit out of the way for me, I found myself going there three times in the last week and a half.

All things considered, this may be my favorite coffee joint I've ever gone to in San Francisco.

Starbucks may have brought out the heavy artillery

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Dec 08, 2014
poser in Greater Seattle

Starbucks may have brought out the heavy artillery

I guess you didn't read the article.

Dec 06, 2014
poser in Greater Seattle

Starbucks may have brought out the heavy artillery

Dec 04, 2014
poser in Greater Seattle

Pizza delivery charge

If you got into an accident delivering Pizza you would have a heck of a time explaining to your insurance co how you were using your privately insured car for commercial purposes. I should have read the posts directly below me.

Dec 02, 2014
poser in Not About Food

Turkey Done Temp white vs dark meat?

A trick learned on the naked whiz BBQ site is to put ice packs on the breasts (of the turkey LOL) 20 minutes before you put the bird in the oven. insures even cooking all the way to the end.

Nov 26, 2014
poser in Home Cooking
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La Capra Coffee -- is the 4th Wave upon us? [San Francisco]

What was coined as "third wave" involved more than just how the bean was being roasted.

Nov 19, 2014
poser in San Francisco Bay Area

La Capra Coffee -- is the 4th Wave upon us? [San Francisco]

Nothing new about coffee beans roasted to what's termed 'italian roast". As for 'third wave' the only people who use that term now are the ones who really don't understand what it was in the first place.

Nov 19, 2014
poser in San Francisco Bay Area

Wrecking Ball Coffee (Cow Hollow, San Francisco)

That's weird about the temperature of the espresso. Most espresso blends are brewed between 198*-202*. I can't see how it could have been to hot. Did you say anything?

Nov 17, 2014
poser in San Francisco Bay Area

The best San Francisco sourdough?

I know that all the Lunardis carry Raymonds. Maybe I overstated how many stores it is available. I'm not sure of stores in the city.

Nov 13, 2014
poser in San Francisco Bay Area

The best San Francisco sourdough?

Raymonds, available at most of the better local grocery stores is the closest to the what you are looking for.

Nov 13, 2014
poser in San Francisco Bay Area

Does anyone know what happened to a shop (that made chocolates and flourless cakes w/ incredible butter cream), which was called "Cocolat," or something similar to that?

Also on Steiner in the Marina.

Nov 01, 2014
poser in San Francisco Bay Area