Category: Food and Drink

Essays and articles about food, dining, coffee and other kinds of drinks

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Suburban Coffee Shops

Why are there so many good suburban coffee shops? I found myself wondering this one afternoon after work. I had a happy hour out in Grapevine, and it didn’t make sense to go home....

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The 4 Types of Burger Joints

Meat on a bun. What could be simpler? The humble hamburger has been one of America’s dietary staples for well over a century. It has survived through low-fat and low-carb crazes. To this day,...

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A Moderate Snob

I realized recently that I am not a coffee snob. Even though I don’t like to drink cheap and crappy coffee, I also don’t like to spend a gazillion dollars at some pretentious coffee...

Dollar Sign Coffee Beans 1

I Am Not a Coffee Snob

I’ve been telling people for years that I am a coffee snob. After all, I’ve been a coffee drinker since I was five. I rarely ever drink Folgers and Maxwell House. I spend an...

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Biggby Coffee in East Lansing

I’ve enjoyed coffee since I was a kid, and I always enjoyed going to coffee shops with my dad and/or grandpa. But it was only as a teenager that I really got into the...

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5 Fake Starbucks Ideas

A comedian named Nathan Fielder recently opened a coffee shop called “Dumb Starbucks”. It looked and felt just like a real Starbucks, but everything on the menu had the word “Dumb” in front of...

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The 5 Types of Coffee Shops

What makes a good coffee shop? Coffee, most obviously, but that’s not all. I know how to make good coffee at home, but I go to the coffee shop for the atmosphere and the...

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Always Use a Condiment

When it comes to food, my slogan is “always use a condiment”. I’ve been a big fan of sauces and condiments ever since I was a little kid, and the habit hasn’t abated in...