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‘Whisker dam’ protects drinkers’ beards

But how about a huge ass-moustache?

about 10 hours ago
Tripeler in Beer

A tribute of sorts to A-1 steak sauce, perhaps the worst steak sauce ever.

Another vote for Pickapeppa Sauce -- I love it, but I also like A1.

Yet another craft beer hall: Hogwash now open in Union Square [San Francisco]

Soupçon,
Pardon me for asking, but what is an "OG" beer nut? The only thing I can think of is Original Gravity, but that can't be it. Do you mean "old guy?"

With a name like Hogwash, it HAS to be good.

Seeking Harbin Beer

Wes, thanks for the rather complete answer. The hop variety is new to me, so certainly this is worth looking out for. The slightly sweet part means that it is rather intelligently brewed for a certain effect. I'll certainly keep a look out for this.

Seeking Harbin Beer

Never had it before? What does Harbin taste like? Any distinguishing features?

Shellfish Omakase at Kiriko: A Pictorial Essay

J.L. -- These are some nice photos of some very elegant high-end Japanese food. Even though I live in Tokyo, it is clear that you eat much better Japanese food than I do. Some of these dishes, when one looks closely at the photo, are best expressed by The Offalo's comment "Damn!"

Seriously, are you trying to be a food pornographer? I am seriously impressed.

Dec 15, 2014
Tripeler in Los Angeles Area

Prices getting stupid

You can't blame brewers of specialty beers for wanting to know the upper limits of what people will pay for the beers, so it is up to the consumers to refuse to buy beer which is just plain too expensive. I usually pay up to $20 for a large bottle up to 750 ml, but hardly any more. I don't mind paying higher prices if the beer is really good, like beers from Hair of the Dog which are naturally quite expensive to produce. But $54 is twice as much as what I would ever pay, and will certainly get me a very, very good bottle of wine.

Dec 14, 2014
Tripeler in Beer
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Trader Joe's Olive Suggestions?

I used to love the canned olives from Greece, but haven't seen them in recent years. What seems to have replaced them are small jars of pitted Greek olives in a brine that MUST be saved for making pickled eggs from hard-boiled eggs. Also, if you see any Graber olives, they are quite delicious and recommended.

Dec 14, 2014
Tripeler in Chains

Arby's, just how is their roast beef made?

Alto-Shaam would make a good name for a jazz group.

Dec 14, 2014
Tripeler in Chains

Carnegie Deli or Katz's?

WORSE than sammich is "Sammie".

Dec 14, 2014
Tripeler in Manhattan
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Carnegie Deli or Katz's?

If I am in the deli and the guy behind the counter asks "Do you want it lean or do you want it GOOD?" then I know right away I am in the right place.

Dec 14, 2014
Tripeler in Manhattan
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Truth Be Told... Further Evidence Local Brews Superiority Over... Port Jeff

That is quite a good fruit beer, one of the best.

Dec 14, 2014
Tripeler in Beer

NEW: Bom Dia Market, Noe Valley [San Francisco]

Seems very, very Noe Valley.

Why did the chicken cross the road? To avoid a debate!

One is motivated to mention Colonel Bucket's Chicken Blaspheme.

Dec 09, 2014
Tripeler in General Topics

Delta Wants to Get You Drunk on Craft Beer

Yeah, I would never pick an airline based on the kind of beer they serve. I usually pick the cheapest airline, then upon arrival, I go to a very nice restaurant to use the money i have saved.

Still, the visual on the ad is great when you first see it.

Dec 09, 2014
Tripeler in Beer
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if you could live anywhere at any income level, what would you choose?

Hardly ANY restaurants in Sea Cliff, though.
But you are not far from Clement St.

Dec 08, 2014
Tripeler in Not About Food

Non-standard variations of Xiao Long Bao

Wow, does that ever look good. Great picture, too, Soupçon.

Xiao Long Bao Kitchen [South San Francisco]

This post reminds me of a visit I made last week to the DTF location in Nihonbashi, Tokyo. The XLB there are generally well regarded, but what really struck me about them this time was the incredibly high quality of the soup inside, which I had never noticed before. The wrappers were thin, but very strong and elastic. Everything else was pretty good, but the quality of the soup was very noticeable. Maybe I went on a particularly good day...

Non-standard variations of Xiao Long Bao

Great observation, Vincent! And it's not even Cantonese...

Delta Wants to Get You Drunk on Craft Beer

Nice switch from the usual offerings, but will these be pretty expensive?

Still, this is an example of a great ad because the art direction is so good. Taps on the back of the seat in front of you -- that speaks so clearly and directly.

Dec 08, 2014
Tripeler in Beer

Burger King's Yumbo is back

I am sure there is an African language in which the word Yumbo means something really good. Still, it is a strange and slightly creepy name for a sandwich.

Dec 07, 2014
Tripeler in Chains

Blog bounty: If you read Trader Joe's blogs, which one(s) do you think are best?

Eatingjoy,
Very good point. I have always been surprised by the sheer variety and quality of the inexpensive wines at TJs. There is always something good or interesting at the upper limit of $6.

Dec 07, 2014
Tripeler in Chains
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Turmeric for health

In Japan, Turmeric is popular as a liver tonic and said to be beneficial for hangovers. There are several turmeric-based supplements. I think a good Indian meal once a week should give you plenty of turmeric if you are interested.

Dec 07, 2014
Tripeler in General Topics

Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

Actually, when the food is set up to where it looks the best, the best time for eating it has long passed. It's basically been given too much makeup and silicone to be any good. I am sure we have seen new fast-food items advertised that look terrific, but they don't look At All like the actual product that passes over the counter to you. Great food photographers deserve loads of respect. Certainly Fake Name does, but I can think of many other good reasons to respect the man.

Dec 03, 2014
Tripeler in San Diego

Stella Artois debuts Instagram ads

I have always thought that getting the Marlon Brando passage from A Streetcar Named Desire would be the best thing to do for a Stella Artois ad. Hearing Brando scream "Stella! Stella!...." would imprint the name into the brains of the beer-drinking public.

Dec 03, 2014
Tripeler in Beer
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Rogue Hot Stout

Agreed! I have even used Rogue Chipotle Ale in a batch of chili and it is fabulous.

The Sriracha product sounds totally marketing driven, and likely isn't good.

Dec 03, 2014
Tripeler in Beer

Brewery hits back at ‘racist’ lager claims

THIS I agree with, not to use the word "slave" with a beer having "black" in the name. You have to wonder what sort of ad agency or PR outfit they are using.

Dec 03, 2014
Tripeler in Beer

Brewery hits back at ‘racist’ lager claims

Back in the late 60s a friend of mine was a student protest organiser in Winnipeg, and worked out of some sort of Jewish student group office. One day a small group of Black students came in and demanded that the Jews stop calling them "schwartzes" and call them Blacks instead. My friend told them he had no trouble substituting "Blacks" for "Schwartzes".

Dec 03, 2014
Tripeler in Beer

Brewery hits back at ‘racist’ lager claims

They could have called it Schwartz lager, but....

Dec 02, 2014
Tripeler in Beer

Aging Dogfish 120

Another thing to keep in mind about beer aging is that smaller bottles age differently than larger bottles. I have found this to be true with Belgian beers when comparing the taste of aged 12 oz. bottles to 22 oz. bottles aged for the same period of time.

Dec 01, 2014
Tripeler in Beer