THE FERRY BUILDING

Monday, March 9th, 2009
sf_gallery1 sf_gallery2 sf_gallery3 sf_gallery4 Hi everyone- Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, we are lucky enough to have what I consider to be one of the greatest food cultures anywhere in the United States. And as far as I'm concerned, there's nothing more representative of the area's love of food than the Ferry Building in San Francisco. From supremely fresh local oysters at Hog Island Oyster Company to beautiful organic meats at Golden Gate Meats and Chris Cosentino's hand sliced salumis to the weekly farmer's markets, there's no shortage of foodie wonders at the Ferry Building on any given day. And as so much of our local fare is seasonal, you'll always find something new and exciting at the markets and restaurants as the seasons change. You'll only find the freshest here. Cheers, Tyler

MORNING AT PEET’S COFFEE

Monday, March 9th, 2009
Hi everyone- Every morning, I love to start my day with some great coffee, be it an espresso that I pull at home or a double machiatto from my favorite coffee shop, Peet's. It's just such a great way to get going in the morning and my coffee, like many of you out there, has become my morning must have. Well, I guess I've made quite a habit of it as when I was down at Peet's in Mill Valley the other day, they asked me if I had any interest in visiting their roastery in Oakland to experience a 'cupping' and learn from their master roasters about what goes into their premium coffees. I took them up on the offer and I'll tell you, it was an amazing experience. Peet's is a local Northern California company that has come to define the premium coffee experience to a lot of people. We tasted a lot of different beans from all over the world at various stages of roasting to see how the flavors develop over the roasting period. The care that goes into selecting and sourcing the beans from the hundreds of small farms around the world to find those that meet the Peet's standard is really astounding. fotolia_3765953_m Cheers, Tyler