Archive for the ‘Non-Food’ Category

Cleaning off the Dust

The not-so-new job has pretty effectively shut down my food blogging time these past several months. Still, I renewed the domain for another year tonight. Maybe this blog is more aspirational than actual right now but I’d still like to try to keep it going.

Sweet Meat at Maker Faire

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Maker Faire is an annual event focused on people who, well, make stuff. Robots, electric cars, knitted elephants, and even a little food. This t-shirt caught my eye in one of the craft halls.

I was also very amused to notice that a booth of folks promoting going vegan was located directly opposite a food stand selling grilled kebabs – made of meat. Couldn’t get a good photo of it though, the crowds at Maker Faire were intense.

More proof that SF is Foodie-ville

San Francisco is a great foodie town. According to an article in the SF Chronicle today, it’s got the highest per-capita spending on restaurant food in the nation:

According to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers, the average San Francisco household spends $3,769 a year eating outside the home. That’s $545 more than households in New York, $598 more than in Chicago, $660 more than in Seattle, $986 more than in Atlanta and $1,725 more than in Miami.

So it’s no surprise that condo developers here are using the allure of big-name chefs to help market SF’s new high-end condominiums:

Homeowners in the under-construction Millennium Tower each will get a temperature-controlled wine locker, a 20,000-square-foot clubhouse and nationally known restaurateur Michael Mina. The almost-ready-for-occupancy Infinity is offering a state-of-the-art gym, a 75-foot-long pool and Nancy Oakes, Pamela Mazzola and Ravi Kapur, chefs of the venerable Boulevard restaurant. The Fairmont Heritage in Ghirardelli Square boasts fine retail stores, a personal wine shopper and the famed [Gary] Danko. The Soma Grand, a newly opened 246-unit condominium building in the trendy South of Market neighborhood, has a concierge and bed turn-down service and is negotiating to get the Slanted Door’s Charles Phan, one of the most coveted chefs in town.

All those restaurants will be open to the public, but residents will get priority reservations and, in some cases, perks such as room service, catering and private dining.

Now, if only I had a spare million dollars or so to afford one of those condos…..


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