I Preferiti di Boriana or Simply Boriana’s Corner

Last fall while I was visiting San Fransisco, I stayed at a hotel that was within walking distance to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. It was there that I discovered Boriana’s Corner, a delightful little stand owned by Boriana S Dimonte. Her products are imported from Montepulciano in Tuscany where she spend quite a bit…

Getting Back to Posting on a Regular Basis

It has been a while since I have been able to do any decent blog posts. Since I have been working on other projects, consulting and personal and I have just been too busy to update this blog… but I am back… To start off, I have been thinking about a couple of programming languages,…

Sip & Ship and the Dancing Goats

Ballard Mail & Dispatch Sip & Ship in Ballard (of course) is a great place to stop by and get a great latte. As the name would suggest, offers mailing and world wide shipping and packaging services… and as the name sort of hints, serves espresso drinks… I don’t often hang out in Ballard, but…

Getting Back to Normal

These past couple of weeks have truly been a whirlwind. After having experienced that I think was an pretty adverse reaction to a tetanus shot I took two Fridays ago, it has only been in the last couple of days that I am starting to feel somewhat back to my old self, albeit, I still…

Joe Bar, Coffee Good

Joe Bar is this small, almost quaint little place that is somewhat across the street from the Harvard Exit Theatre… this is on the north end of Broadway on Capital Hill… I tend drive by it a lot since it is the easiest route for me to take when I am headed down to South…

Bauhaus Books for Great Coffee

Bauhaus Books + Coffee is an old favorite coffeehouse of mine. Located on the lower part of Capitol Hill, this used to be one of my coffee hang out spot especially since it was only about 3 minutes walking from the condo I used to rent. I remember how the place used to rather dark…

Down and Out for the Weekend

Wow, what a weird weekend! I just spend the last 48 hours basically in bed with a 100 degree F temperature, body and muscle aches, pounding headaches and lots of sweating. No, I wasn’t really coming down with malaria or anything like that. This was simply the side effect of the tetanus vaccine shot I…

Top Pot for Good Coffee and Exceptional Doughnuts

This past Saturday morning, I had just woken up and was lying in bed and watching The Travel Channel. They had on a show called Donut Paradise which was basically about the best doughnuts in the US. As expected, their featured doughnut shop in Seattle was Top Pot, which is my favorite Seattle area coffee…

Cafe Umbria in Pioneer Square

The last time I had coffee at this particular location was late in 2004. At that time, this location was the main coffee store for Torrefazione Italia. Since then things have changed, Starbucks through some acquisitions ended up owning Torrefazione and eventually shut down the stores*… I don’t know what possessed them to do so…

Frontier Cafe for Espresso and Barbecue?

I discovered Frontier Cafe quite by accident about three Fridays back while I was walking around the Pioneer Square area of [Seattle] city. It so happened that I was actually looking for Salumi so I could get one of their famous cured meat sandwhiches. Now Salumi was co-founded by Armandino Batali, who just happens to…