Tag Archive 'italian_soccer'

Espresso or cappuccino: perfection, perfection everywhere but not a drop to drink

Posted by TheShot on 22 Jul 2010 | Filed under: Add Milk, Consumer Trends, Quality Issues, Restaurant Coffee

We’ve previously lamented the abuse and overuse of the term “perfect,” particularly when it comes to espresso. For this, and for injecting the term into the media vernacular for anything we consume, we have justifiable grounds to send Martha Stewart back to prison. Until we again see Martha in an orange jumper, today our inboxes […]

Trip Report: Steps of Rome

Posted by TheShot on 09 Jun 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew

This youthful North Beach hangout is often filled with patrons who speak Italian, and they often show the “calcio” (soccer) games from Italian RAI International TV. Several customers will be reading Italian newspapers at any given time, and Italian pop music often plays in the background. However, this locale strikes me as the kind of […]

Trip Report: Panta Rei … and World Cup 2006

Posted by TheShot on 07 Jun 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew

The local papers will soon be writing about some of the public places to catch World Cup 2006 in Germany, which starts this Friday and culminates in the final on July 9. The local press’ regular favorite public hangout for watching any of the 64 matches is the Steps of Rome. But if you want […]

Trip Report: Caffé del Sole

Posted by TheShot on 21 Feb 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew

This café opened in September 2005, replacing the barely noteworthy Cool Beans — one grungy café among many in a series of ownership changes at this location. The new proprietor, Antonio, brings a clear Italian flair to this location (he even answers the phone, “Pronto!”). However, when you approach it, you might mistake it for […]