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Tepito in Shimokitazawa -- Good Mexican food?

I think the years you lived in San Francisco certainly count for something as far as knowledge of Mexican food. But it is the entirety of Tokyo Food Page (bento.com) that reflects best on you.

Feb 25, 2015
Tripeler in Japan

Tepito in Shimokitazawa -- Good Mexican food?

Thanks Robb. Despite all the opinions out there, I trust yours the most. Later I found the review on TFP -- Did you write it?

Feb 23, 2015
Tripeler in Japan

Tepito in Shimokitazawa -- Good Mexican food?

A friend just ate at a Mexican restaurant in Shimokitazawa called "Tepito" (or El Tepito?) and said it was pretty good. Has anyone eaten there?

What are your favorite Mexican food places in Tokyo?

Feb 22, 2015
Tripeler in Japan

If you're not Catholic and in SoCal trying to find something worthwhile hearing others talk about what they have to give up during Lent

It costs about the same in Japan.

Feb 22, 2015
Tripeler in Chains

When did noodles become pasta?

Pour in a little draft beer, then...

Feb 22, 2015
Tripeler in General Topics

Visiting San Diego - Not to miss suggestions please!

A friend of mine from high school owned TBOC in its heyday and just sold it a few years ago. He had developed several interesting techniques to keep the oysters very clean tasting. At one time he was working on a special frame to make the oysters heart-shaped for Valentine's day, but they ended up being too expensive to produce.

Feb 20, 2015
Tripeler in San Diego

Arossa in Shibuya?

I used to live in the general area, and about six or seven years ago had some really good meals at Arossa. I haven't been back, but never heard of anyone having a bad experience there. Could be worth a try if they are still in business.

Feb 19, 2015
Tripeler in Japan

Mission Impossible ? Good Japanese in the Mission District . [San Francisco]

I have heard that Mama Ji's has a very good selection of Belgian beer. I will be in SF from mid-March and look forward to trying it.

Desperate Budweiser add screams "we are cheap beer"

"Is smelling one's beer snotty and elitist?"

Excellent point, Josh. When I think about how someone could drink their beer and NOT smell it, all I can imagine is people holding their breath...

Feb 17, 2015
Tripeler in Beer
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23 Reasons Chicken Thighs Have a Leg Up on White Meat

This is a tremendously interesting and useful article, and it's great to have it appear.
I have seen articles by Susannah Chen before, and have found them to be well-written also.

Feb 13, 2015
Tripeler in Features

San Francisco Tofu Maker Agrees To Stop Operating Unsanitary Facility

"fong kee" -- good one, Señor Soup. Two points!

Food Jokes

This one reminds me of "Sorry, my karma ran over your dogma."

Feb 04, 2015
Tripeler in Not About Food

Bud's Super Bowl Anti Craft Beer Commercial

...not to mention Victory Hop Devil.
A truly great hop-forward beer.

Feb 04, 2015
Tripeler in Beer
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KFC Crosses the Line

That's because you are still a little pig, kobuta. Once you get to be a Big Pig, then the sky is the limit for how much fat you can have before your arteries scream out in protest.

Jan 31, 2015
Tripeler in Chains

What Was Your Superbowl Beer?

I just had a bottle of this for the first time in a long while, and believe it is excellent because of the superb melding of all kinds of hop flavors and aromas. SN did a particularly great job with this beer. It would be my choice for a hop-lover's session ale.

Jan 28, 2015
Tripeler in Beer

do they have any good belgium dark beers

Yes, it was the Stella reference, but also the lack of typical references to Belgian styles, such as "dubbel" and other language that would normally point me toward dark Belgian ales.

Jan 20, 2015
Tripeler in Beer

Armchair Food Travel in Japan

Also in Hokkaido is Lake Saroma, which I believe is part freshwater and part saltwater. The oysters from there are fabulous -- I've had the one-year oysters, which are very small, and superbly delicious.

Thank you, Steve, for mentioning this. Overall, I have found the documentaries on NHK to have really great camerawork.

Jan 18, 2015
Tripeler in Japan
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do they have any good belgium dark beers

I have a feeling that the OP wants to find dark lagers, and in Belgium there really aren't any. My favorite dark Belgian beers are expensive. Rochefort 10 is superb, and I call it the "Chocolate Brownie of Beers". On the dry side, Straffe Hendrik makes a very interesting beer they call a Quadruple, which is dark and 11% and has an amazing complexity.

Jan 18, 2015
Tripeler in Beer
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Are crispy eggs a culinary no no?

Tastesgood -- that's EGGXACTLY how I like my fried eggs. Nothing better!
If the yolk is good, though, I don't need any butter on the toast.

Jan 16, 2015
Tripeler in General Topics

No pork for you! - Chipotle pulls pork from many stores

Let's wait and see what Fox News says about it...

Jan 16, 2015
Tripeler in Chains

Where to Eat in the Sacramento Area--Specifically Woodland, CA???

+1 for The Waterboy in Sacramento.

Jan 16, 2015
Tripeler in California

Kirin to reimburse misled consumers

Too bad, because Kirin makes a series of beers in Japan called Grand Kirin and they are very, very good versions of commercial lagers.

http://www.kirin.co.jp/products/beer/...

Jan 16, 2015
Tripeler in Beer

Lagunitas sues Sierra Nevada – then doesn’t

I think it was done for publicity. In no way do the two renderings of IPA look similar.

Anchor Steam plans pop-up at stadium

As far as I know, the name of the company is Anchor Brewing and their most famous product is Anchor Steam. May be so many people make the unnecessary leap in their minds before writing.

Jan 16, 2015
Tripeler in Beer

Status Kuo: A Pictorial Essay

Yes, but credit also to J.L. for the pictures so great they make my stomach rumble. The brussel sprouts photo is terrific for the color and angles presented.

Jan 16, 2015
Tripeler in Los Angeles Area

Driving from LA to SF on 101, where to stop?

I once noted that Gonzales had very little in the way of good Mexican food, but King City was by far a whole lot better. Perhaps the Iceland vs. Greenland effect?

Jan 16, 2015
Tripeler in California

The plague of clueless bartenders

WOW, only once a week to clean the lines? Most places I go to clean their lines far more often. Once every other day seems typical.

Jan 16, 2015
Tripeler in Beer

Anchor Steam plans pop-up at stadium

I really don't think Anchor Brewing would even consider or allow the product to be watered down. After all, this is a showcase for their products, and is not even in the area where baseball is played.

Jan 16, 2015
Tripeler in Beer

Driving from LA to SF on 101, where to stop?

It's really become a habit for me, but the sheer variety of good Mexican restaurants in King City means I am most likely to plan my trip around a KC visit.

Jan 14, 2015
Tripeler in California
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mummified mcdonalds

Great confidence in your experience, Sunshine.
It sort of mirrors mine with acupuncture. I have no idea why, but acupuncture works. Yeah, there is a fair amount of what some will call woo woo with acupuncture, but there have been several cases where acupuncture worked remarkably fast. One of the most notable was a totally frozen shoulder, which can be slowly cured with steriod injections, but instead I went for acupuncture and the shoulder was free and painless in about 90 minutes. Yeah, I would be open to chiro, too, in the absence of acupuncture.

Jan 11, 2015
Tripeler in Chains
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