Guten Morgen, East Bay! Have you kicked off your Oktoberfest celebrations yet? Whatever your answer, we've got a party happening tonight, plus two new coffee options for recovery purposes.
Did the advent of alcohol mark the beginning of human civilization or vice versa? That existential question is up for debate, but according to Alexander Rose, executive director of the futurist Long Now Foundation, man and booze are inextricably linked.
More monster truck rally than quinceañera, cheese dips are a perfect example of gringo comfort food. Come on, no authentic Mexican dish involves the lowbrow/high-flavor art of melting cubes of cheese with a jar of salsa. So when we have a hankering for something richer than chips and pico de gallo, we look toward San Francisco eateries to help us out. For example:
It’s surprising (and intriguing) to hear Gadi Amit say that his multi-disciplinary teams work together “quite chaotically.” Amit is the soft spoken founder and principal designer of New Deal Design studio, which has designed such award-winning technology products as Fitbit, the Lytro camera, and Google's (GOOG) Ara phone. Not the kind of profile one would associate with a lack of discipline.
So many reasons to drink. So little will power.
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