I never really had a reason to step into the Blue Bottle Café, the first grand coffee shop of the popular local artisan coffee maker, since I’m not a regular coffee drinker.
But when my niece was in town last week for her spring break and she said she wanted to check out the local [...]Read the full post →
With some apprehension built up over more than 40 years, I brought the chocolate-colored coffee cup up to my lips and dove in – joining the 100 million Americans who grab a cup of Joe every day.
The first sip was like a jolt. The slightly bitter flavor of the coffee blending with the [...]Read the full post →
The Blue Bottle Coffee Co. cart, tapping into the food truck craze, spent several months planning to keep the people around Dolores Park perked up with its well-rounded roasted beans. But maybe San Franciscans are getting tired of food trucks or maybe people are just overly protective about keeping Dolores Park a place just for [...]Read the full post →
This tiny neighborhood in San Francisco always has something new happening, but it retains a calm that probably makes it so attractive to tea lovers.
How else can you explain that Hayes Valley was once the home of the experimental tea restaurant Modern Tea (now closed) and an outlet of Salmovar Tea? And now it’s [...]Read the full post →
I’m not a coffee drinker, but if I were, Bicycle Coffee would be one of those places I’d check out.
A roaster that sells organic, fair-trade, Arabica coffee beans at various stores in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley, its twist to the coffee world is that it delivers its beans on bikes from distribution spots [...]Read the full post →
What could glow like the warm winter flame in a fireplace or remind one of a sunset over a sandy beach during a long-needed vacation?
That’s what I pondered when I looked at the three balloon wine glasses in front of me filled with orange wine.
Orange wines have started to pop up around wine [...]Read the full post →
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