Fair and Balanced Breakfast: July 23, 2009

by Kriston Capps

by Flickr user penkkiss

by Flickr user penkkiss

  • New fancy Coca-Cola fountain dispenses hundreds of cokes from one machine—including cokes never-before-seen in the U.S., like Raspberry Coke, Fanta Peach, and Grape Volt.
  • The Metrocurean dishes on new restaurants from the owner of Local 16 here in the District.
  • Pennsylvania is testing out a self-service wine kiosk that requires government-issue ID, conducts a visual scan to match the buyer with the identification photo, and performs an instant blood-alcohol sobriety test via a breath sensor—thus living up to the state motto, Pennsylvania Is for Replicants.
  • A new Hannaford, Maine, supermarket earned LEED Platinum certification, the first grocery store to earn that distinction. Inside, however, they only sell hot dogs.
  • San Francisco and Oakland get all the good pie.
  • I certainly feel that the distribution middleman is the next step to making foods from farmers’ markets more accessible. But instead of drivers couriering foods to a drop-off location—where the consumers need to be waiting—shouldn’t they be going to a co-op?

2 responses to “Fair and Balanced Breakfast: July 23, 2009

  1. I certainly feel that the distribution middleman is the next step to making foods from farmers’ markets more accessible. But instead of drivers couriering foods to a drop-off location—where the consumers need to be waiting—shouldn’t they be going to a co-op?

    I like the fact that this is happening, too. But boy do some of the customers in this article sound insufferable:

    Sarah Fox, who hosts the new Fairfax City drop-off spot, said she spends several hours a day procuring and preparing seasonal, local meals, sometimes wrestling with how to use unusual foods that her husband has a habit of ordering. (“Stew meat, in summer?” she asks.)

    Several hours a day? That’s certainly a way to—totally incorrectly–convince people with lives and jobs that sustainable eating is impossible. Maybe telling your husband not to be an idiot would help matters?

  2. perfect photograph, in every way.
    and
    beautiful, creamy glaze on that pitcher.

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