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June 16, 2015
Sure I could talk about Tesla motors. Or maybe how I made a friend at an event who turned about to be the Cheesemonger of Berkeley Bowl West. MAYBE EVEN that time at Paws N Pints when I was taking a picture of all those happy customers and 2 girls shouted out how they missed me using bricks and have been fans for 5 years!
Nope, don’t have time. One day I hope to tell the complete story in a novel-sized novel that you all can enjoy and digest. Instead, how about a quick MADCap podcast that just came out that is a quick 5 minute interview with yours truly. Click the link, turn up the volume, and hear a quick bit about me and the cheese life I lead. A special thanks to Laura for interviewing me and hopefully becoming my friend in the future.
May 27, 2015
After stumbling upon an article about 32 different sandwiches around the world I thought I had to check in and share this medley mouthful of different do’s on sammies. All I can say is Portugal simmer down over there! Read up and eat up these 32 different sandwiches here.
Meanwhile, speaking of meats around the world I want to put in my mouth, the lovely people at Belcampo meat family are offering an all gay “Meat” course in August. Can I forward it? Fromage no! Can I crowdfund it with all your help and in return share some juicy stories, photos, and details about life on the gay beef-cake ranch? Um yes. Stay tuned for that GoFundMe to go live soon.
In the meantime, a quick shout out to our newest member of the Condiment Club coming all the way from the big city of NYC! The Super Spicy, Vegan, and regular Kimchi paste are quickly becoming the biggest hit to our free add-ons. We have had so many requests about where to buy bottles that I am sharing them here! Still always ask as I do sometimes bring bottles to events to sell.
The one event you should not be missing this week is the Oakland Indie Awards! Always the best event in Oakland to both party and support all your favorite lOAKal vendors. See you this Friday in the new location of Jack London Square. Check out my booth at the Oakland Indie Awards on May 29 from 6:30pm-9:30pm at Jack London Square! Celebrate and discover the businesses and artists who are doing great work for our community. Tix are only $10 in advance! Support your Indie community! http://www.oaklandindieawards.
May 12, 2015
Just came across an email that said Sugarfoot Grits of La Cocina will be hosting an EatWith dinner and I had to share the news. The dinner is in June but tickets are already on sale. Her delicious southern style cookin is complimented well with her bold and beautiful personality. I am fortunate enough to work next to her every Sunday at Off the Grid Picnic at the Presidio so I know about both. I also know I don’t write often but I wanted to take a moment to remind everyone about some of the great underground events going on in the bay area.
From Naked Sushi happening last weekend to Barbarian Gourmet of Oakland’s up and coming May event there are a lot of underground options. I still remember the giant turkey leg I enjoyed at her last dinner and am ready to go back and try again. I
The yearly underground tradition of Outstanding in the Field has also already started if you don’t already know. I have been as a patron and a server many, many times and enjoy the food and experience each time. I won’t miss the secret sea cove of course but might go back and visit my favorite farmer and his food at Devil’s Gulch Ranch.
Until then, check out the calendar to find out where we are serving this month of May.
Visit me this Sunday May 17th at Off the Grid and say Happy Birthday. I mean I’m working for you on my birthday it is the least you can do, right? And I might return the favor with a cool tank top gift. (especially if you are a sexy dude. just sayin. #modelsandbottles)
April 22nd, 2o15
I stumbled across this wonderful guide to pairing cheese & wine. Now if only all are events where BYOB or wine included!
Before you start the wine & cheesing though, you might want to know what knife you need for what. Here is a great info graphic for choosing the right knife in the kitchen:
And if the party doesn’t finish all those fine cheeses and other bites here is the proper way to store things: