Posts filed under “Food and Drink”

Capresso 455

Way back in April 2004, I discussed why most people make bad coffee (Your Coffee Sucks!). In 2006, I got a Capresso 455 grinder/brewer/thermos for a B-Day (it was $300).

Since then, its dropped to about $200 (Amazon), but I noticed in today’s NYT that you can pick one up for $119 (refurbished) at J&R.

CoffeeTEAM Therm Stainless Coffeemaker – REFURBISHED $119.99 at J&R.

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Category: Food and Drink, Weekend

Food Poisoning . . .

Well, THAT was no fun. I seemed to have eaten something yesterday — breakfast and lunch from the same deli — that caused quite a bit of intestinal distress. I thought I might actually go to the hospital last night to check for Appendicitis. Flushed out my system with lots of liquids instead. Will return…Read More

Category: Food and Drink

New SuperDawg Opening

Superdawg has been a Chicago institution for more than half a century. Its owned by friends of our family in Chicago  (Congrats on opening your second shop!) Here are the photos of the opening, and of Maurie and Flo getting installed on the shops roof: My inlaws can be seen in picture 3 here >…Read More

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend

The Conception of Wine

The Conception of Wine – Infographic from Tiago Cabaco on Vimeo.

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend

The Coke Bottle Redesigned

A design student’s eco-friendly and edgy reworking of the Coke bottle. This is only the first quarter of it — the full piece was 3 megs — too big to post here. > Click for full graphic Hat tip GMSV

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend

Dominant US Burger Chains

From Weather Sealed, we get this terrific map of the 8 largest American burger chains: > click for ginormous map > Hat tip Flowing Data

Category: Data Analysis, Food and Drink

Engineer’s Guide to Drinks

Start marinating those ice cubes — the weekend is here: > click for bigger graphic Hat tip: Flowing Data

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend

Perfecting the Dining Out Experience

It appears this NY Times piece, which ran back in October, may have escaped Barry’s attention. [BR: I saw it and forwarded to a friend who owns a restaurant.] Titled 100 Things Restaurant Staffers Should Never Do, it should be the Holy Grail for any restaurateur.  I have not yet found the restaurant with a spotless compliance record, and wonder…Read More

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend

Pinot Noirs for Thanksgiving

Sometime later this week, you will come to the realization that you are either travelling to or hosting a *Thanksgiving dinner. As these tend to be large family affairs, there may be some tensions, arguments and other social problems. My advice to you is to start drinking heavily. I suggest lubricating these affairs with copious…Read More

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend

Dessert Wines

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend