other drinks

Brazilian beer

February 10, 2010

Brazilians like beer. It´s the most popular alcoholic drink in that country and it may even be the most popular drink, period. Who knows? Unfortuantely, I don´t like beer all that much. It´s a character flaw, I realize, but what can I do? We all have our opinions about things. Actually, Hegui´s sister, Tinha, agrees […]

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suco de carambola AKA starfruit juice

February 8, 2010

While visiting Vitória north of Rio de Janeiro, the thing that I look forward to the most (after the company, of course) is suco de carambola or starfruit juice. Starfruit were simply not that common during my childhood in Northern Virginia. Sure they were around occasionally, but were really expensive, often a few dollars each. […]

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Oktoberfest at Nature Friends Tourist Club

September 28, 2009

I’m not much of a beer drinker, but who can pass on the opportunity of going on a hike in the Mt. Tamalpais region overlooking the splendid Muir Woods followed by an Oktoberfest celebration with a bunch of twenty-and-thirty-somethings dressed like traditional German villagers in lederhosen? Well, I couldn’t miss that, even if I’d rather […]

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groovy mango nectar

July 29, 2009

Mangoes look especially good this time of year. I bought several of them the other day because they were on sale at a Mexican market I shop at in the Mission. The whole week I was craving the fresh juice; the type of juice I grew up drinking in beautiful Brazil. Most cities in Brazil […]

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Spritx cocktail

July 17, 2009

We tried this glamorous cocktail recipe using prosecco, Campari and a bit of sparkling water and lime. Spritx is something that Hegui had been hearing about lately though we’re assured that the drink has been popular for some time and has become a national “phenomenon.” It’s easy to make. The drink has a pleasing summertime […]

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Kennedy’s Irish Pub and India Curry House Restaurant

June 16, 2009

India Curry House is a restaurant inside of an Irish pub called Kennedy’s, over on 1040 Columbus Street between Francisco and Bay Streets, right across from Bimbo’s nightclub in North Beach. I have wanted to eat there and try a pint for about ten years now. My chance finally came last week. Since the eatery’s […]

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Heaven’s Dog, San Francisco

June 4, 2009

Heaven’s Dog is a new, upscale Chinese restaurant in the South of Market District. Their focus is on Northern Chinese cuisine. Located in the brand new SOMA Grand just next door from the critically acclaimed New Federal Building, it’s owned by Charles Phan, who also owns The Slanted Door restaurant. We at weirdcombos have been […]

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cinco de mayo brunch, Kevin style

May 5, 2009

Feliz cinco de mayo! We spent this celebration of the defeat of the invading imperial French army by the newly formed independent Mexican government chilling at the glam pad of our friend, Kevin, in Hayes Valley. Kev is a fabo Mexican chef and offered to host us with his famous huevos rancheros. We’d had this […]

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monday nights at Jardinière

May 2, 2009

Jardinière, the California/French style restaurant in San Francisco usually costs about a 200 dollars for two people but lately they’ve been offering an amazing prix-fixe menu on Mondays for only 45 dollars per person.  Maybe the special rate is due to the the challenged economy but it sure makes for a really good deal and […]

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