Posts filed under “Food and Drink”

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.

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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

A Guide to Momofuku Restaurants

A Guide to the Restaurants Momofuku Noodle Bar 171 First Ave. Cuisine: Mr. Chang’s first restaurant, opened in 2004, features items like ramen with pork belly (shrimp and grits, pictured above, has appeared on the menu). A “late night” menu, served from 12 to 2 a.m., includes smoked chicken wings. Famous dish: The $9 pork…Read More

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend

Starbucks “Instant” Coffee

I wandered over to Starbucks after the radio show, to taste the vaunted new instant. We have had positions in SBUX over the past few months, so I wanted to try the new beverage. It was ( as I expected) watery and thin. To be fair, this was not a blind taste test, and my…Read More

Category: Food and Drink

There are 215 Starbucks within 5 Miles of my Office

Over at kottke.org, jason started a thread about the maximum Starbucks density and Starbucks center of gravity of Manhattan. It seemed that 165 was the maximum # of SBUX found within 5 miles of your location. On a lark, I punched in my street address — 535 5th — and BOOM! We have a new…Read More

Category: Food and Drink

Your Coffee Sucks!

Note:  I originally published this in 2004, but since it was orphaned at the old site, I figured I should bring it here. > I’ve been to your home or apartment. We’ve broken bread, drank some wine or beer, had a few laughs and a good time. Its getting late, and some caffeine would be…Read More

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend