Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Patterson!

Happy Birthday shout out to Patterson Hood. Leave him a comment on DBT's MySpace blog.


If Mr. Hood were in town I'd take him to a new Roman Restaurant on the Fillmore called SPQR (which means Senatus Populusque Romanus (the Senate and the people of Rome).

I watched an episode of Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations" and ended up hankering some fine dining. This led me to the door of SPQR.

Oh, man, the food was so good. Very rustic and simple. I ordered 3 small anti-pasta dishes and washed it all down with a Trumer Pilsner.

Here's what I had: -:
"Cellini beans with pork soffritto"
Mozzarella bocconcini with spicy tomato sauce
La Quercia Rossa prosciutto and Taggiasca olives
The cellini beans with pork soffritto is still on my mind. I find myself day dreaming about this dish. Very southern in its composition. The beans where cooked perfectly and the pork soffritto was so flavorful I wanted to slap someone then cry on their shoulder.

Coming is a close 2nd to the pork and beans was the dish my buddy got:

Pork saltimbocca with giardiniera
In case you don't know what a soffritto is (and I certainly didn't) we turn to the possibly correct definition from Wikipedia:

Soffritto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

"Soffritto (literally 'sub-fried' in Italian) forms the base of many common Italian dishes. It typically consists of aromatic ingredients saut�ed with cooking oil. The basic soffritto is prepared with olive oil, chopped onions (or scallions) and sometimes chopped garlic cloves. While olive oil is most typical of traditional Italian cuisine some regional recipes may call for butter as the main cooking fat of a soffritto (especially in Piedmont which is heavily influenced by French cuisine) or even for lard (in the Northeastern portion of Italy, where Germanic influence is stronger). The next step is to add extra ingredients to the soffritto. There is a great variety of options, such as vegetables (carrots, celery, artichokes, etc.), mushrooms, prosciutto, tuna, olives and so on."

Casey Knowles, the young girl from Hillary Clinton's "3 a.m. Ad", rejects the politics of fear.


Why unions and corporate regulations are so important. Luckily the state of California still cares about the worker.... to some degree. Moreso than pretty much all the other states.

And this wasn't just an 'oops, we didn't mean to rip off the hourly worker' instance. Starfuuuuucks knowingly mislabeled managers in order to pay less in benefits then stole from the hourly worker to pay the managers. Robbing Paul to pay Peter (while Mary eats filet in her hillside mansion).

Starbucks told to pay $100 million for giving baristas' tips to bosses:

"A San Diego judge ordered Starbucks to pour more than $100 million into the accounts of its low-wage coffee-servers in California today after ruling that the company had improperly required the workers to share tips with their bosses."

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