“Unfortunately," she added, "you can’t whisper to the coffee beans and say, ‘Only let me have the good stuff.’ ”—Counter Culture’s Erin Meister in my piece about fumbling toward pour-over perfection in the Wall Street Journal.
can somebody I know please, please buy the mud house my sister built in roxboro, NC so I can still visit. it’s on 11 acres with a stream, perfect for sitting in with a sixer of tallboys over the course of a summery afternoon. it’s round! it’s half-windows, and there’s even a sign saying Mud Ranch built of clay tiles made by yours truly. I love it so! you will too. http://nc-cob-home-for-sale.blogspot.com/
another great offer from conde nast: Dear Rachel,
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Does anybody remember a short play that ran at the Ontological-Hysteric Theater at St. Mark’s Church like 5 years ago, as part of what I think was called 7 Minutes — cause all the works were 7 minutes long; my friend Ryan performed as Mike Sharpie http://www.31down.org/ — where the gist of the thing was this guy softly singing: “Ghost Recon, Ghost Recon, all I wanna do is play Ghost Recon” over and over? Because I have been thinking about it for years and really want to hear it again.
Edible Manhattan’s online editorial intern made this awesome audio slideshow on latte art, which you will find lovely no matter your opinion on how much street cred latte art had or has. And I’m not just saying this cause I’m in it. I’m saying it cause Erin Meister, of Counter Culture Coffee, is also in it saying perfectly poured steamed milk is like “taking a piece of velvet into your mouth.” yeah! Let’s hear it for the Meister. http://www.ediblemanhattan.com/index.php?option=com_wordpress&p=1023&Itemid=400001#more-1023
Went to Pies-N-Thighs on opening night. (See photo of queue madness here: http://keithwagstaff.com/). Verdict: pulled pork most like my NC hometown’s (soggy bun, chopped slaw, tasty vinegary pig) but I think the bathrooms at Rock Star Bar were much more amenable for doing drugs. Oh yeah, they also have fried chicken.