Archive for June 25th, 2010

Wine on Tap

Wine on Tap

| June 25, 2010 | 4 Comments

Wine on tap is sweeping into restaurants and bars around the Bay Area. It’s greener than bottles, and cheaper. And the wine always tastes fresh. Most restaurants pour their wine-by-the-glass selections out of bottles that sit for days, often long after the contents inside have staled. But restaurants with tap systems use an inert gas like argon or nitrogen to push the wine through the lines. That gas also protects the wine for weeks against oxidation.

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Steak Tartare: A Daredevil’s Lunch

Steak Tartare: A Daredevil’s Lunch

| June 25, 2010 | 1 Comment

If you are one of those people who wish to believe that this dish was inspired by the sight of Tatar horsemen placing pieces of meat under their saddles to tenderize it because they couldn’t find the time to stop and do it properly what with their hectic nomadism and all, you would be in the wrong. The Tatars did, in fact, placed meat under their saddles, but it was to help heal and guard against saddle sores for their poor, overworked horses.

Sweat-soaked, sore-healing meat. Sounds delicious.

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