Tag Archives: coffee

Dub Pies Coming to Haymarket

Dangerously close to the office, Cuppacoffee featuring Dub Pies is coming in [?] days to a torn down parking lot on Merrimac Street. Are we allowed to just fill in a number? It's got to be soon, I can see the LevelUp terminal is already in place.  
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Can snooty waiters save independent cafes from iPads and city planners?

I went to check out the newish Dwelltime Coffeebar and Bakeshop in the newly-hopping Broadway zone of mid-Cambridge.  Whilst enjoying an americano, smooth and served with a glass of water like they do in civilized nations, and a whole wheat bacon scallion scone, not too large, crisp and savory, all for a bit more than…
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Caffeine Nation

Last week I attended a discussion and book signing for Defiance of the Patriots: The Boston Tea Party & the Making of America by historian Benjamin Carp.  History might not run as deep here in Massachusetts as it does in Sicily, but it's pretty thick in Boston and the event was held at the Old…
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Word of the day: Affogato

Today's word of the day is affogato.  The literal definition from Italian is "drowned" but affogato also describes and names a dessert composed of espresso poured over a scoop of vanilla ice cream or gelato.  Usually, you're served a shot or two of espresso in a little pitcher alongside a more traditional dish of ice…
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Neighborhood patrol

Not that long ago, I used to travel a lot for work, it seemed I was never home.  Occasionally I would join newoligarch for "neighborhood patrol" wherein we would walk around our neighborhoods, taking conscious note of stores opening and closing, construction, homes for sale, and other changes that can pass you by when you're…
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Taiyaki, the perfect afternoon pick-me-up

Nothing gets me through the post-meeting naptime afternoon slump like a cup of lousy office joe and a fish-shaped pastry.  This one's a tayaki, a cake filled with bean paste.  I picked it up at Porter Square's Kotobukiya market.
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Fluid dynamics and coffee shop aesthetics

The air at street level was crisp but still.  At higher altitudes, something was definitely happening. It looks almost calligraphic, and reminds me a bit of the yud-shaped building at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. It also reminds me that there's abundant beauty in natural, random phenomena.  Who needs fancy latte art when…
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Not for everybody

Don't you love it when over-caffeinated people get into screaming matches over how they think coffee should be served? As long as its not happening in front of me in line, I consider it a form of reality TV - it just serves to reaffirm that whatever my faults, at least I'm not those people.…
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Extraordinary hummus at Andala coffee house

I've mentioned this place in passing before, but after spending a couple of hours there the other night, I felt I really needed to write about it in detail, and declare my belief (and this is bound to generate controversy) that Andala serves up the best hummus in town. Andala coffee house is at 286…
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Apple Time Capsule Keeps My Coffee Warm

Well, that's only part of a long techno-story developing on my desk. But it's true. I raved about the Time Capsule in one of my last Ipswitch blog posts, and now I actually own one. It delivers on all its cool features, at least the ones I've tried (haven't upgraded to Leopard yet) but it…
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Improving the board II: Nuthin' but a G thang at Caffe La Luna

Ever since I topped off the scrabble set at Bloc 11 Cafe in Union square, I've been on the lookout for other public scrabble sets in need of repair. After all, what am I going to do with 96 extra letters? Earlier this week, I checked 1369 coffeehouse in Inman square, also looking for a…
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