Archive for February, 2010

I’ve been wanting to do an underground restaurant kind of thing for some time. I’m finally going to make it happen, somehow.

The goal is to have it once a month consisting of a different theme. I hope to put out about 7 dishes with a target price of $15 a person, or $20 for food and wine/beer.

Figuring I’ll have to front supplies, having a reservation policy and holding people accountable is only fair. If they’re a no-show and I can’t find someone else who’d like to join. I’ll have to have a reservation policy of 48 hours, otherwise if the reso doesn’t get filled by somebody else, I’ll have a nice gift basket of food for you šŸ™‚

If anyone out there in intornet lands hosts one as well, I’d be very interested in what you are doing.


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Still can’t find a Valentine’s Day Card for her? Is he low on sentimentality, but high on Ralph Wiggum? The file can be found through the link below. Enjoy!

original link

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Who are these guys!?!

First Girls, now these guys! What’s with the San Francisco producing beautiful 60s tinged Indie Pop lately? Whatever it is, I haven’t been pleased and prouder of the music that’s coming out.

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I’m working on a piece on the topic with a friend, and I figured hopefully some good people will see this add their 2 cents to the topic that will help shape the final product. The thesis is that despite the success and history of bicycles in Davis, the city is, and has been not nearly as accommodating of bicycles as it could, and should be for some time. Davis is merely tolerant of bicycling and clings to this image to help prop itself up as a progressive community that allows retirees from Sacramento and families of older professionals a sheltered place to live.

One thing Iā€™d like to examine is why the 5th St. road diet has taken as long as it has. All the research has been done, along with plans for implementation. It clearly makes Davis a more bike-friendly place, more eco-friendly and even a safer place to be ā€“ all things Davis purports to be, but why the hesitation?

Another aspect is spending and infrastructure. While being first in the nation to adopt bike lanes in the 60ā€™s, the town has been slow to implement newer ideas from abroad since. Bike sharing programs and colored lanes have put cities like Portland and Chicago at the forefront. Bike ridership in fact has decreased despite the town and schools both growing in population.

Davis is by most measures a good place to bicycle, and for that deserves recognition. However, like many communities that are thought to be progressive, NIMBY-ism often overrules.

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My new favorite cocktail

The Cyn Cyn from Cyrus
1oz Cynar
1/2oz Dimmi
1/2oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth
1/4oz Lime Juice
1/4oz Simple Syrup
1oz Grapefruit Juice
shaken, stained, and served up with an orange twist.

I forgot to mention. You can double up on the vermouth in place of Dimmi, since it’s hard to find. Perhaps you could substitute Luxardo maraschino for that sweet floral note has.


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This used to be my favorite cocktail. From Morimoto in Philadelphia.
3 shiso leaves
2 lime wedges
2oz. citrus vodka. You could substitute with shochu or rum.
1tsp candied ginger
1oz. ginger ale

Prepare like a Mojito with ginger as replacement for sugar. Save 1 wedge for garnish.

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