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As a foodie, what do you do for lunch during the week?

Soft boiled or hard boiled???

Apr 20, 2015
poser in General Topics

All I want is a good cup of coffee at home. [moved from General Topics]

Neither. Up your ante a little and buy a decent grinder and a simple pour-over setup.

Apr 18, 2015
poser in Cookware

Verve Espresso at Cafe Zoe in Menlo Park

It's a shame Melanie. Not training employes on how to make a simple espresso drink makes it moot what kind of beans are used.

Apr 16, 2015
poser in San Francisco Bay Area

Market Shoppers: Get out of the quick check out line. You have too many items...

Give me a break. This whole argument is not about ten seconds. What it's about is consideration for others. The same people who hold shoppers up for ten seconds are usually guilty of other thoughtless transgressions.

If more people acted like gregarious, this whole conversation wouldn't exist.

One more auto related pet peeve. Those people waiting in the left lane at a red light who wait until the light turns green to signal they want to make a turn.

Market Shoppers: Get out of the quick check out line. You have too many items...

So I guess when you're at a red light that changes to green and that car in front of you waits ten seconds before recognizing the change of color doesn't bother you? After all, that ten seconds doesn't really affect you.

Apr 12, 2015
poser in Not About Food

Market Shoppers: Get out of the quick check out line. You have too many items...

Probably because that same person who takes 10 seconds to put their card away, probably waited until the checker completed ringing up the order before digging for the card.

Apr 12, 2015
poser in Not About Food
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Market Shoppers: Get out of the quick check out line. You have too many items...

OK, that makes sense. At least he had his credit card ready. More than I can say for most people.

Apr 12, 2015
poser in Not About Food

Market Shoppers: Get out of the quick check out line. You have too many items...

i guess he didn't need his wallet to pay for his purchases.

Apr 12, 2015
poser in Not About Food

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