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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Apr 19, 2017 11:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey arb!

hey BD, thanks for the shout out ... an email from ThePilgrimShadow alterted me to your post, as i'm not browsing on here so much these days.

Nice article, although i suppose i am of two minds.

On the one hand, it's nice to see this off-the-beaten-path city get some justified recognition, and in a paper of such caliber. I've been telling everyone who will listen, for the past three years, that this city is where it's at right now. 90% of the places the author mentioned in his piece i haven't been to, although i've certainly heard talked about. Maybe a few of those places, that Panda place and the bar that doesn't exist for example, a bit too hippsterish for me.

But yeah, the cocktails and beer culture is excellent. Now, about the coffee scene, well, good luck finding a dark roast. The general reply when i visit these so-called top-shelf coffee bar/roasters and ask about getting a dark roast is along the lines of 'why would you want a dark roast' (as though the bean is ruined at that degree of roasting). Anyway, it's hard to explain, so i don't.

On the other hand, please don't tell me that this piece in the NY Times will disturb my city's relative obscurity ;-)

Still waiting for you to visit...