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Is There Any Commonplace Dish You've Never Eaten?

brains

Feb 04, 2012
alexander112 in General Topics

Favorite stovetop pot roast recipe?

throw in some burgundy

Feb 04, 2012
alexander112 in Home Cooking

What goes good with chili?

Cornbread rocks.

Sometimes we fill a bowl with chili, two dollops sour cream, sprinkled fresh grated cheddar, and jalapeños, then we use tortilla rounds to eat the chili.

Coleslaw is a usual standby-or you can make a green salad with shredded cabbage on top for an easy twist to the green.

Feb 04, 2012
alexander112 in General Topics

Need advice - American Kitchen vs. All-Clad

All-Clad is the best. I have had two sets for a long time and they are the best for our family. Different pots have different handles and not all of them are comfortable. If you cook, buy All-Clad.

Jan 29, 2012
alexander112 in Cookware

Bistro Wedding Reception

The Clift Hotel has the Redwood Room. This place is amazing and I believe you can find an affordable event there because they have a dynamite crew.

http://www.morganshotelgroup.com/en-u...

The room is just beautiful...one of my friends got married there a while back and loved the experience.

Jan 28, 2012
alexander112 in San Francisco Bay Area

Kitchen 388 (Oakland, Grand Lake area) - Four Barrel coffee and excellent homemade pop tarts

This sounds amazing. Thank you for the post

Jan 27, 2012
alexander112 in San Francisco Bay Area

Need a suggestion for one dinner - some restrictions

Boulevard

Jan 27, 2012
alexander112 in San Francisco Bay Area

Weaver's Coffee?

Weaver is a demi-god in the coffee roasting world. Like over 30 years roasting. His coffees do have subtle differences and if you french press the different roasts you really get the true "taste" of the coffee. Most shops may or may not pull a great espresso but their cafe pulls a rocking double espresso with a kick ass crema. I may not be saying it right but I know what I like and I like the coffee. I even turned on my friends to weavers - and they turned on their friends to weavers. They have like 20 something coffee's and killer teas too! There is a cool cafe in San Rafael - hard to find but worth the effort - there is no attitude in their cafe - unlike other roasters who are RIDICULOUS on attitude.

The antique roaster in the place was Peets. it is super cool and if you can catch Weaver there he can tell you the story about it. He worked with Peet a long time and there is a letter from him in their cafe. You can watch the guy roast the freaking coffee through the window --- I love their coffee and drink it all day. Their House is a good value and their chamomile tea puts me to bed at night.

Jan 27, 2012
alexander112 in San Francisco Bay Area

would it be nuts to go for dim sum this sunday?

East Ocean Alameda

Jan 27, 2012
alexander112 in San Francisco Bay Area

Pinole: Abby’s Grill and Restaurant – Filipino fusion and regular stuff

this place is delicious! Love it!

Jan 27, 2012
alexander112 in San Francisco Bay Area

weavers coffee

Weaver is a demi-god in the coffee roasting world. Like over 30 years roasting. His coffees do have subtle differences and if you french press the different roasts you really get the true "taste" of the coffee. Most shops may or may not pull a great espresso but their cafe pulls a rocking double espresso with a kick ass crema. I may not be saying it right but I know what I like and I like the coffee. I even turned on my friends to weavers - and they turned on their friends to weavers. They have like 20 something coffee's and killer teas too! There is a cool cafe in San Rafael - hard to find but worth the effort - there is no attitude in their cafe - unlike other roasters who are RIDICULOUS on attitude.

The antique roaster in the place was Peets. it is super cool and if you can catch Weaver there he can tell you the story about it. He worked with Peet a long time and there is a letter from him in their cafe. You can watch the guy roast the freaking coffee through the window --- I love their coffee and drink it all day. Their House is a good value and their chamomile tea puts me to bed at night.

Jan 27, 2012
alexander112 in San Francisco Bay Area