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Braufactum Palor - German craft beer

I would hope an importer like B. United, but likely it would be Shelton Bros.

about 2 hours ago
Tripeler in Beer

Stone in Berlin

Not surprising, Jim, since the biggest cost in US mass-produced beer is the advertising...

about 3 hours ago
Tripeler in Beer

What the hey?

I do, but I live in Japan. These days I see a whole lot of ads for the Olive Pit in rural California as well.

about 3 hours ago
Tripeler in Site Talk

The Last Crawfish Boil

Well, it is good to see that I am not the only one who loved this piece. Interesting that the other two people create some of the best features on this site.

about 3 hours ago
Tripeler in Features

Amusing menu gaffes - what's yours? [moved from Boston board]

As a college student, I had a part-time job where I unloaded trucks. I would stack the boxes onto a pallet, and the forklift driver would take it away.

about 22 hours ago
Tripeler in Not About Food

Amusing menu gaffes - what's yours? [moved from Boston board]

I always wonder if they are Organ Döner Kebabs.

about 22 hours ago
Tripeler in Not About Food

Pub to sample California Microbrews

In my experience, all but a few of the bartenders at Toronado have been given charisma bypass operations and invariably greet you with a sneer. But your advice on dealing with them is some of the best I have heard.

about 22 hours ago
Tripeler in San Francisco Bay Area

Fancy Japanese rice @ Tokyo Fish Market, Berkeley

I don't know offhand any types being sold in the U.S., but any sake made in the U.S. will not be made from proper sake rice. They are usually made from Japonica table rice. Go to True Sake on Hayes (truesake.com) and ask if they have any sake made with kame-no-oh rice. Remember, they are a bit rare.

about 22 hours ago
Tripeler in San Francisco Bay Area

July 23 is National Hot Dog Day

WhatEVER you do, don't be calling it a sammy!

1 day ago
Tripeler in General Topics

The Last Crawfish Boil

What a warm and interesting story that seemed more about family life than eating crawdads. It was a fun and absorbing read, and I would like to see more stories like this one.

1 day ago
Tripeler in Features
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Pub to sample California Microbrews

Let me add that going to the Toronado early, say before 5:30 pm, is a better choice because when it is crowded the service can be awful and the attitude of the bartenders can be downright surly. It is nice that the Toronado allows you to bring out outside food, and both Rosamunde and Memphis Minnie's are great choices.

1 day ago
Tripeler in San Francisco Bay Area

On the road

Totally great paint job on that VW. I hope you still own it and use it!

1 day ago
Tripeler in Not About Food

Fancy Japanese rice @ Tokyo Fish Market, Berkeley

The Tsuyahime rice is interesting in that its origins are Kame-no-oh, which is a large-grain rice used for making sake which went out of favor for quite some time and was on the edge of becoming extinct until a small supply of grains from an ag station were used to slowly revive the rice over a period of years. Kame-no-oh is an exceptional sake rice in that the resulting sake has a very high degree of umami in its flavour.

1 day ago
Tripeler in San Francisco Bay Area

Stone in Berlin

Thankfully, nobody will be forcing them to drink those brews. The real question is will Stone be successful in Germany?

Jul 21, 2014
Tripeler in Beer

Peeling plums for jam

My grandmother used to make plum jam with the skin, pits and all, and it was certainly the most delicious jam with full complex fruit flavour.

Jul 20, 2014
Tripeler in Home Cooking
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Pull One Off for Carl's Jr./Hardee's?

Well, at least the commercial doesn't ask you to "pinch one off."

Jul 20, 2014
Tripeler in Chains
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Oh, It's so heavenly when I...

...when I spoon fresh sea urchin roe into a pitted avocado half that has been lightly scored and marinated with a bit of ponzu, after being in the refrigerator for a few hours.

...when I take a section of a really bitter dark chocolate bar, and use it to scoop some freshly ground almond butter.

Oh, life is not so hard during these moments.

Jul 19, 2014
Tripeler in General Topics
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Oyster Craze

Actually, I'd call that "Mer-roir".

Jul 18, 2014
Tripeler in General Topics

The Pastrami List 2014

Weinermobile,
I took a close look at that photo and the bacon seems to be made from turkey.

Jul 18, 2014
Tripeler in Los Angeles Area

Japanese Cuisine by Omae - my review

"...the tonkatsu ramen"

Are you sure this wasn't a "tonkotsu ramen"?

Jul 18, 2014
Tripeler in Las Vegas

Dine LA+Happy Hour+Jazz+Paella at Tavern

It's great when live jazz is offered. It is so nice to see musicians getting a little extra work.

Jul 18, 2014
Tripeler in Los Angeles Area
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The Pastrami List 2014

My Jewish friend Alan insists that every time someone orders Pastrami on white bread with mayo, somewhere a Jew dies.

Jul 18, 2014
Tripeler in Los Angeles Area

What to Buy at Costco?

Tuxedo Mousse Cake log -- wow, twist my arm!

Jul 18, 2014
Tripeler in Chains

Sherman Oaks dining 'renaissance' - will it draw Angelenos?

Does the dress code insist that customers dress like local peasants?

Jul 17, 2014
Tripeler in Los Angeles Area

Trader Joe's New Mexican Pignon Coffee ?

Yes, I always drink my coffee black, but I would imagine that this coffee would take to milk a lot better than most coffees. It has a rich, complex flavour that is likely improved a bit with milk. It's around $5-6 a can, and certainly worth a try. I'd love some now, but can't get it where I live (in Tokyo). Have to wait until my next visit to SF!

Jul 17, 2014
Tripeler in Chains

OK..SO I HAVE A BAGEL...WHAT DO YOU PUT ON YOURS?

Love this photo, Phreddy.
Now THIS is a Bagel Banquet!

Jul 16, 2014
Tripeler in General Topics

Trader Joe's New Mexican Pignon Coffee ?

This is in the red and gold can, right? It is probably my most favorite specialty coffee sold at Trader Joe's. I like the way the beans are roasted. Somewhat lower temperature for a longer time. I believe there is some sort of flavoring in the product, but the taste is very good.

Jul 16, 2014
Tripeler in Chains

Random San Diego restaurant history

The clip art is certainly a hoot. Thanks, Dagney, for such a great time - trip!

Jul 15, 2014
Tripeler in San Diego

How often do you drink at lunch during the work week?

If I had all the money I've spent on drink...

....I'd spend it on drink.

But seriously, I am a free-lance translator and would never consider having a drink at lunch unless it was a lunch meeting with a client who was having a drink.

Jul 14, 2014
Tripeler in Not About Food

Random San Diego restaurant history

Today magazine looks like it was done in hot type. These days, no magazines have that kind of look. A great document on eating out in the past!

Jul 14, 2014
Tripeler in San Diego