Archive for the 'Food & Drink' Category
Tags: coffee, DRIP'D, Grain Surfboards, Kickstarter
I’ve drank DRIP’D coffee and surfed Grain surfboards, so I can vouch for both of these products. The world would most likely be a better place with more of each in it. Here are a couple cool businesses to get behind…
DRIP’D Coffee Lab | San Francisco, Calif.
Purveyors of finde coffee drinks, DRIP’D Coffee, says:
“In a city that hosts many exceptional coffee experiences, we think there’s more to bring coffee lovers and/or anyone seeking the highest-quality ingredients. So with DRIP’D, we’re offering the best local coffee courtesy of Sightglass Coffee, local organic whole milk and even certified raw milk in the future. We’re already working out the details to work with a local bean-to-bar chocolate company, as well as deliver some amazing local treats.”
Grain Surfboards | York, Maine
Purveyors of fine wood surfbaords, Grain Surfboards, says:
“So our plan is this: with your help, we’ll get a truck we can sleep in, and a utility trailer large enough to fit piles of tools, shaping stands, and gear, and we’ll hit the road out west. Your funding assistance will also help outfit this rig – for instance, we’ll need some mobile shop-tools, and other stuff classes require. If things work out, we’ll set this up to burn alternative fuels as well.”
Tags: Bacon Bacon, Frederick Knob
Some people want to shut down Bacon Bacon, but now there’s a petition to show how many people love Bacon Bacon and want it around. Take a moment to support small local business and sign the petition to keep Bacon Bacon right where it is (which technically is Frederick Knob, but that’s not totally important).
Tags: Bacon Bacon, SF Food Truck
Bacon Bacon, the deliciously fattening bacon slanging food truck, opened a permanent kitchen in Frederick Knob a year ago. Starting tomorrow, Sunday, January 6th, the Bacon Bacon kitchen will be open seven days a week! This unofficially makes Frederick Knob the baconiest neighborhood in San Francisco.
Since I can hit the Bacon Bacon kitchen with a baseball from my apartment, I’ve eaten a good amount of bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches, and as a result have also gotten in to running long distances in order to make myself feel better. So it’s been a win win situation, and we look forward to having the doors of Bacon Bacon open in Frederick Knob everyday.
The Bacon Bacon Kitchen is open:
Tags: guacamole, guacamole face
Tags: Haight Street, Homeless, sit lie
Haight street has a lot of homeless. The upper Haight, where Haight street meets Golden Gate Park, tends to have the heaviest congregation of people living on the street – offering easy access to the park and a steady stream of tourists to panhandle. Directly across from this location is a fast food restaurant.
The parking lot of that fast food restaurant was a prime location for people who live on the street to sleep. It offered a small area of wood chip covered ground in between zipcars and neighboring houses. Until recently, (I guess a couple month back) the wood chips have been replaced, and boulders along with large pointy plants were added.
According to an SFGate article, this particular fast food place has a not so good history when it comes to homeless relations. In 2010 it was accused of raising the cost of items on its low priced menu to “reduce the numbers of poor and homeless people visiting the fast food chain restaurant.”
Given that, and the fact that I don’t know too many fast food places that care about what the outside of their buildings look like, it’s hard to imagine the rocks and prickly plants are simply part of a beautification effort.
But who knows, maybe it is just an attempt to make a parking lot look better.
In any case, we will now return to our regularly scheduled programing of surfboards and animated gifs.
Tags: 21st amendment, anderson valley brewing company, can beer, IPA all day
Brew Free! Or Die IPA from 21st Amendment. Just because it’s local, you might get popped for this one on the streets of San Francisco. However, I still feel like that would be highly unlikely.
Hop Ottin’ IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company. It’s grape soda for all anyone else knows.
Additional pluses: Friendly to the environment (light weight, easier to recycle). Better tasting beer (light can’t get in). Beer koozies.
Tags: Graffiti, Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar
If you find yourself walking along Bourbon Street in New Orleans, may we suggest stopping in Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar. The whole Ice Tubes family passed through the bar this past weekend and left a reminder of our visit with a Sharpie.
Once owned by the “famous” pirate, Jean Lafitte, the bar is said to have been built in 1722 and may be the oldest structure used as a bar in the United States. Be that true or not, it’s worth a stop inside for an Abita and to also write “rules” or “sucks” below Ice Tubes on the table. Whatever you decide to write, we’d love to see a pic of it.
Tags: fast food renegade, McDonalds vs In-N-Out
Irvine, California is home to some of our nation’s most fearless fast food renegades.
[via Andrew "clappnasty" Clapp]