New French grocery store spells trouble for my diet


This amazing new French specialty store just opened ONE block away from my house. This is going to be a problem.

The cheese room is amazing. I got one of the stinkiest cheeses they have (I haven’t tried it yet, I’m excited).

Kate and I are going to be here way too often.

It’s called Gourmet & More, on Gough near Page. Hayes Valley is blowing up. I still need to try the new beer garden.

I got my ass kicked by a Smokey Martini at Paul K

Last week Kate and I had dinner at Paul K, which is just around the corner from our place.

It was a school night so I limited myself to one drink. They had one on special, the Smoky Martini. It was gin with a splash of Laphroaig scotch whiskey. I had to try it.

Basically, the drink tasted like a scotch and water. Except there was no water, just gin. It was smoky and delicious, and it took me out :).

Paul K was great. I highly recommend checking them out for brunch or dinner.


Posterous team lunch at Starbelly

This week we decided to venture out of the Mission a bit for our team lunch. We went to Starbelly on 16th and Market. Great food and a huge beer selection.

Jackson and I both got the Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel), which I now think is one of my favorite beers of all time.


I had an awesome half chicken with egg. Yum.


It was nice getting out of the Mission. A quick 10 minute walk took us to cleaner streets, higher quality food, and service without attitude.

McDonald’s is evil. But for many (startup founders included) it’s the only source of a quick, cheap meal

The experiment that TV chef and raconteur Jamie Oliver says “always works” to turn kids off processed food failed in Huntington, W.Va., where the obesity rate is above the national average.

When he showed children how chicken nuggets are made — grinding up the least desirable parts of a bird, gloppily straining out the bones, and adding flavorings and fillers — he expected them to refuse to eat them. Instead, after having cried “ewww!” and “gross!” they each asked for a patty, answering his bewilderment with: “We’re hungry!”

While the stunt missed the mark on his Food Revolution TV show, it hit home for many kids and parents. One blog post on the topic , in which the author said her kids had watched and decided never to eat a chicken nugget again, was still the most popular post on the site days later.

I miss New York corner delis. They will cook you anything you want, fresh and from scratch, at reasonable prices. I would regularly get an egg sandwich on wheat toast for $2. You can’t beat that for a quick and easy breakfast.

Posterous is moving to new offices in a couple weeks. Today I was thinking about where I could get such a breakfast on my way to work. It took a few seconds to realize the answer: we’ll be right across the street from a McDonald’s. It made me very sad to realize this is what most people do.

Part of the Posterous team welcomes being near McDonald’s. Others, like me, refuse to ever step foot inside one. I don’t want to support them, but I also fear walking in and succumbing to the incredible smell of french fries.

A new deli opened up across the street from my house yesterday. I’m hoping it will rescue me from the temptation of going to Mcdonald’s. But it’s sad that in most places in the country people have no other choice. Why is it so hard to get fresh, cheap food?