The next day, I wake up slow and head over to the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn for a cup of coffee and a browse at an awesome record store. Starting with a cappuccino at Devocìon—a shop that serves strictly Colombian coffee beans, I video-chat Thyme in Europe at our new home and we plan our … More Williamsburg, Comedy, & Hipster Asian Food Part III
In Southern California, you can find food from anywhere in the world. Now that I am leaving to live in Europe, I will miss the abundance of Asian and Latin American foods. Here are some of my local spots around my work and home. El Habanero When I lived in Santa Ana, I get obsessed … More Leaving America II: Local Restaurants I Adore
When I found out Anthony Bourdain hung himself in a hotel room near Strasbourg, a border town between France and Germany I’ve been though, I started drinking at noon. Two slices of pizza but three beers, I watched the planes take off from the nearby airport and thought about how he would never go anywhere … More When the Travels End in Death
Hey everybody! Just got back from my trip to South America and will be posting about that soon. As you probably know, I hit up coffee shops all around the world and some are certainly better than others. Often, something is lacking or incorrect. I was just remarking about how the coffee could be better … More Brew Better Coffee!
I came to Las Vegas for a wedding. My friend Eric, my girlfriend Thyme, and I drove in on Sunday morning, came in to a pool table and a jacuzzi tub at our two-bedroom suite, made some Moscow Mules, and went out to begin celebrating at the Ri Ra pub in the Mandalay Bay. An … More Fear, Loathing, & Bodies in Las Vegas
While elsewhere in the world has recently become acquainted with the term barista, Italy has had the concept since the fascist years of Mussolini. Even before that, Italian bartenders were not only serving alcohol, they were serving coffee drinks, non-alcoholic drinks, and everything in between. Now this coffee culture is threatened by the globalizing world. … More The Dying Art of the Italian Barista
Over my many years of eating bowl after bowl of pho, I have noticed some people don’t enjoy it the way they should. For starters, the average pho restaurant in America does not come close to being what the experience should be for every noodle-and-broth lover. The Right Pho Place So start there. If you … More How to Eat Pho to Make it the Best Thing You’ve Ever Had.