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Scott Marquardt
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Wonderful! I've heard few versions of this I really like (Steve Bell's is a favorite). This is just sweet.
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From last fall. The only pretty spot in the last mile of my daily commute. And this day it was especially nice!
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It almost makes sense since these are primarily dev kits, but it's crazy that they have this stipulation after charging full price for them.
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My daughter the organist!
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I'm a native son, though currently exiled to Chicago. We're spoiled for coffee in Chicago. I'm doubly spoiled, because I roast and brew at a farmer's market. I'm triply spoiled because I know great coffee people, from whom I continue to learn a lot. There's no end to what you can know. In the Chicago suburbs there's been a weird phenomenon, though. The region's smaller, independent one-shop roasters have generally failed. There are several reasons, but one constant seems to be bad bean selection and, worse, over-roasting. Too dark. So imagine my surprise to come back to South Dakota, where I've never found good coffee, and find a roaster and coffee shop that surpasses pretty much anything in the Chicago burbs. Coffea is probably the best place for coffee for a couple hundred miles around. They do their microfoam right in a cappa, though their espresso blend could use some tweaks. It's good -- but they could strive for a distinctive signature on the palate. I'm not going to strike a point for that, though. Their brewing bar is well-equipped with several methods. They charge differently by the method, based on how much time the method requires from the PBTC. Thus, a Hario dripper is more expensive than a Clever, because it's a multi-pour versus one-pour immersion. Seriously, this shop could do little more to impress me. The layout is interesting -- sharing huge seating space with a wine shop (at least, that's what it looked like across the area between; I didn't have time to explore). I think from a professional standpoint they might profit from adding a Bunn Trifecta, simply because it would give them a lot of control over brewing variables for nailing a good cup profile, then dialing in their other methods using the Trifecta cupping as a palatal reference point. Obviously they could also offer Trifecta brews to customers as well. A couple of their barista will be competing at 2012 Coffee Fest in Chicago shortly after I write this. I hope they do well and make a good impression. On the other hand, South Dakota's such an excellent state that such places ought to be kept a guarded secret. Wouldn't want Chicagoans moving there, with their corrupt ways. ;-)
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This simple diner serves excellent breakfasts, and has for what -- 20 years? Whenever I leave my home town after a visit, I don't miss it.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Excellent school. Expensive to parents, but still less than taxpayers pay per student for the public schools. If Illinois did vouchers, more poor kids could come here (thanks to generous donors, they provide aid to many).
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I commute 35 miles from the city to Aurora. Our home area is 97% Mexican, so we eat a lot of Mexican food (in home and out). We have our favorite restaurants. At work in Aurora, however, I've not explored a lot of Mexican restaurants. Work is often just a quick trip to Subway. But I'm glad when I have a chance to sit down and try a place. This restaurant was really satisfying. The owner has done things right. The food is really good. After trying them a few times, I'll continue to be a frequent customer.
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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Wow. I hadn't ordered from Wings for a while. My love for their egg rolls prompted me to order the other night. The egg rolls tasted weird and stale. The "Sesame" chicken was -- heck, I don't even know what it was. Certainly not very tasty. And the fried rice -- another thing I always thought was great -- was really, really bad -- as if it had been prepared an hour earlier -- wilted veggies and all. WAY too much soy in the rice. Utterly lacking in aromatics, and ugh in the flavor department. I will not be buying from Wings again, and I lament the passing of a great Chinese spot.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Great place!
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Good food. I'm not a fan of all Thai dishes, but what I've had at this restaurant so far (a few visits) has been delightful. Twice I asked them to bring me something off the menu for fun. Both were winners.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago