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Made in San Francisco, California.

Finding that tasting room that counts

01.08.18 Posted in Food by

I first encountered Birichino wines through Gus’ wine selection and Local Cellar which are both great for finding gems in small production Californian wine makers. One thing led to another and I started following Birichino on Instagram which is spare but actually performed the role that I want out of social media for this sort of […]


Gomorrah and Manchester City

01.04.18 Posted in Movies, Sports by

It’s been pointed out that Pep Guardiola and Ciro Di Marzio aka Il Immortale bear more than a passing resemblance. After watching too much football and the second season of Gomorrah in the past weeks I’m now convinced that Azpilicueta and Lino Musella aka The Dwarf continue the trend. Similar jaw line, missing mole…


My newest Manhattan fix

01.03.18 Posted in Food by

I’ve been bopping around between ryes the past few months looking for something to really ignite that daily Manhattan. I’ve tried a bunch but I kept finding myself returning to High West’s Double Rye until I finally chanced upon Leopold Brother’s Maryland Rye. It’s sharp enough to define itself in a cocktail while adding plenty […]


Getting it with Pizzeria Delfina

07.11.17 Posted in Food, San Francisco by

It’s pretty remarkable that a place that has been around for years and one that has branches across the city continues to knock out some of the best pizza in the area while offering the definition of a casual dining experiencee. Credit Craig Stoll or whoever he has managing this project. They know what they’re […]


Sustainable business

07.10.17 Posted in Espresso, Food by

Sunday A post shared by Scott Rocher (@rochers) on Jun 19, 2016 at 8:47am PDT   I’m just catching up with my podcasts after a long vacation so StartUp‘s latest titled “Building a Perfect Cup of Coffee” really caught my attention. I really like StartUp because it provides such nuanced portraits of the business world which […]


Tennis v food in Palm Springs

03.17.17 Posted in Food, Sports by

The amazing thing about our annual pilgrimage to Palm Springs is that this is the only Garrone family affair that’s not about food, this one revolves around tennis, the BNP Paribas Open, and everything else we can fit in recreationally. When I say it’s about the tennis I’m serious, we’re there for a week, at […]


If you trust Europe with the standards, you’d have to trust America with your coffee

07.10.16 Posted in Espresso, Food, Italy by

We just returned from a luxurious trip through Italy, Southern France, and a lightning strike into London which revealed many things about the cultural stereotypes embedded in that old joke about how in an ideal world the Germans are the engineers, French the chefs, Italians the lovers. Lesson 1 – You can still trust Italians […]


The Anderson Collection Remixed – De Kooning

05.19.16 Posted in Art by


The Anderson Collection Remixed

05.18.16 Posted in Art by


Blue Bottle Sansome

10.27.15 Posted in Espresso by

Technically known as Sansome, Blue Bottle Coffee’s latest cafe is an example of what a local business should be: It’s profoundly local in most of what it does, especially in where its cafes are placed and how they’re designed. Blue Bottle has made a business out of recovering classic spaces or carving something entirely new out of […]