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Cartel Coffee, Tucson

I am still a bit jet-lagged and without transportation so I walked a couple miles to the closest coffee shop, Cartel Coffee Lab, before a TuGo bike ride to a hike up “A” mountain (Sentinel Peak). I love this photo … Continue reading

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Volunteer cucurbit

I had such fun with a volunteer gourd a decade ago that I thought I would plant another couple volunteers from the compost bin. (The flower was open at 8AM and closed about 10AM). It doesn’t seem to look like … Continue reading

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Manhattan Dive Bars, Pt 2

In the same neighborhood as 7B at Avenue B and East 7th and are a couple of other dive bars. Doc Holliday’s, at Avenue A and East 9th has a great old country jukebox and a pool table where some … Continue reading

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Beignets and Coffee, Cafe du Monde

After a tour of the sculpture garden we found the Cafe du Mone truck selling beignets and coffee in City Park. One was enough for me

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Philz Coffee, Are Pourovers Here to Stay

Now that I have figured how to order, I am enjoying my super dark roasted Jacob’s Wonderbar pourover coffee at Philz Coffee Dupont Circle daily. Nice and dark like the Peet’s original I had in the 80’s in Berkeley.

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Simple naan redux

I had not gotten my 10K steps in after retrying this 1/3 rye flour simple naan recipe and ended up letting the dough rise for 1.5 hours instead of 0.75 hours and had a delightful result, with the dough expanding … Continue reading

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Cafe Einstein, Unter den Linden, Berlin

It is a typical drizzly northern German October day and after I got reservations for the Neues Museum and the Reichstag, I stopped off at Einstein Cafe for a Melánge and a salmon sandwich. Nothing special but out of the … Continue reading

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