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  1. Sad news: Filter Coffeehouse & Espresso (Dupont location) is closing. Last day is May 19.
  2. Bethesda Co-Op is on Seven Locks Road almost at the intersection with MacArthur Blvd. in Cabin John.
  3. Bethesda Co-Op has unsweetened dried sour cherries (as of yesterday).
  4. This has driven me nuts for years; they're stupidly hard to find. Recently the Bethesda Co-Op had them but I can't say if they still do. Do mail order from Chukar Cherries. They're excellent.
  5. We've had a great relationship with Tomato Electric for many years now. They've done a lot of work for us, small jobs, large jobs, and rather odd jobs.
  6. I don't care for Compass coffee at all. The roast is just not good. I'd downgrade. ps I visited Timgad, which is on the watchlist. They use Compass Coffee. I'll be taking it off the watchlist. If I worked in that area I'd be glad to have Timgad to go to, but a real coffee hound need not bother.
  7. No offense, but... bullshit. Challenging the Tongue Taste Map The Taste Map of the Tongue You Learned in School Is All Wrong
  8. answer also this [excerpt: "The geographical title “Dover” was tacked on to the true sole because the English town of Dover could supply more fish for London’s Billingsgate market than any other fishing village. But, despite its name, Dover sole is caught in other places. This flatfish ranges from the Mediterranean to the North Sea and is usually found in shallow waters."]
  9. That's because they are masters of manipulation. Seriously, anyone interested in how opinions can be shaped should read this article. There's a lesson in there that goes far beyond stemware. Also, the conclusion might surprise you. Shattered Myths.
  10. My info was several days old; I'm sure what you posted is more current. Thanks.
  11. Little Beast uses Vigilante beans and made some nice espresso-based beverages the other day; however, I understand that business has not been good, so they are closing the cafe operation in about two weeks and going to restaurant-only status, offering three meals a day. What they'll do for coffee at that point, I don't know. I'm going to put it on the map for the time being.
  12. I've been using a Scotch-Brite pad with Bon Ami on my All-Clad when required; I've had the pans for over 20 years. Absolutely no damage to them whatsoever. I expect that they will last the rest of my life. Sundae, you might be pleasantly surprised by the quality of browning; I wouldn't worry about burning. It happens sometimes, of course, but a good overnight soak followed by the above treatment has always worked.
  13. Looking for recommendations for Milwaukee. Will be spending two nights there in November. Any must-try restaurants? Any interesting things to do for half a day? Grateful for any ideas.
  14. Updated map is here. jondagle is now an editor, so we should see more frequent updates. Please continue to post new finds, changes, etc. in this thread. Thanks.
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