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Bah Humbug!

I hate to come off sounding scrooge-like, but I’m finding myself increasingly agnostic towards the whole concept of gift-giving for the holidays or otherwise. It’s not not that I don’t enjoy giving or receiving the right gift once in a while to/from the right person on the right occasion. Instead, I’m referring to the process [...]

Man Seeking Coffee 2.0

Trick or…Coffee?

Halloween activities most typically involve costumes, collecting candy or cavorting in the Castro (or the location du jour), but I, unintentionally, managed to associate Halloween with the anniversary of this blog. That’s right. I started writing Man Seeking Coffee two years ago on October 31, 2007. So I’ll start this post by [...]

Oliveto, Gentil Oliveto

Name: Oliveto Location: 5655 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA Rating: 3

My Oliveto saga started back in September when I first laid eyes on the illuminated (restored), 3-group Faema E61 machine (yes, another one) peeking through the open folding doors to the patio seating. I knew Oliveto had recently completed a remodel, installing some new [...]

Man Seeking The Shot: A Trip to Dynamo Donuts

UPDATE: Four Barrel Coffee is roasting their own coffee and Dynamo is now using it. I haven’t run a more recent review of the coffee, but see my reviews of Four Barrel for some suggested insight into what you might expect.

Name: Dynamo Donuts Location: 2760 24th Street (b/w Hampshire and York), San Francisco, [...]