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serge the concierge
Montclair, New Jersey
20 Years in Food and Wine Sphere
Interests: music, travel, business, food, wine, cheese, ideas, movies, technology, books, japan, practically green, consumed to thrifty
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Beer as Form of Hydration Cyclists Outside Granville Island Brewing, Vancouver Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Serge the Concierge
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Morning Stroll Minus Tea in Nitobe Memorial Garden, A haven of peace on campus of UBC in Vancouver This past Thursday (August 11, 2016) Tokyo Thursdays #312 Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Escargot Meatballs, Vietnamese Lunch at Tamarind Tree A Seattle spot with many fans, myself included after August 8 meal. I missed it at first from main street as it's kinda tucked in back of parking lot of strip mall. Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Kwakwaka' wakw Territories Mapped Out at Museum of Anthropology UBC, Vancouver Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Beet the heat with Summer Borscht from Samarkand, Recipes & Stories from Central Asia & the Caucasus (Kyle Books, June 2016) by Caroline Eden and Eleanor Ford. Summer Borscht with Sour Cream and Chives Serves 4 4 beets, peeled and coarsely chopped 3 carrots, coarsely chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 1 small onion, coarsely chopped 1 (14-ounce) can chopped tomatoes 1 garlic clove, chopped 1 bay leaf 4 black peppercorns 2 cloves 1 teaspoon sugar... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Coyotes in the Area, Warning to Members of Green College Dining Society at University of British Columbia (UBC) Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Pulled 'La Petite Paille' 2010 Cuvée Noir out of bale of wines at Swirl, a Yaletown store dedicated to selling British Columbia wines only and educating palates. Owner Jeff Wong was conducting a small in-store tasting while I was there. Wine is produced by Little Straw Vineyards in West Kelowna, owned by 6 people including Susan Ursuliak. This is an interesting blend of Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Blau Frankish from BC VQUA... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Water and Heights, Morning View of Vancouver from my 'UBC' 13th Floor Window of my Ponderosa Studios room No, I am not going back to school. University books these as hotel rooms to visitors while students are away. Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Head in the Clouds, St Juan Islands... As Seen from Amtrak Cascades Train from Seattle to Vancouver (British Columbia) Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Open Kitchen at Work, The Whale Wins, Fremont, Seattle, Sea Wolf Bakers retail shop opening soon across the street Caught while exploring the neighborhood Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Took Visit to Portland to discover Aval Breton cider Unknown to me, alongside many other artisanal ciders in Beer walk in cooler at Pearl Disctrict 'Whole Foods' Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Sighted in Portland, Spielman Kettle Boiled Bagels, on Southeast Division Street. Between Baerlic Beer Sip and Bar Avignon Early Dinner Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Ride without sweating Read about giants of cycling and classic races thanks to Bloomsbury 'Summer of Cycling' 2016 (offer good until July 31) (* this is not a sponsored post, i'm just a fan of this sport) Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Tasteful, not wasteful...Celery Leaf Fattoush recipe from Eat It Up!: 150 Recipes to Use Every Bit and Enjoy Every Bite of the Food You Buy (May 2016, Da Capo Lifelong Books, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC) by Sherri Brooks Vinton. Celery Leaf Fattoush This riff on the Middle Eastern pita bread salad uses celery leaves instead of flat-leaf parsley and puts stale pita to good use, too—double happiness. It’s a salad that begs for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Flower Eater? Apex Predator 'Farmhouse Ale' courtesy of Off Color Brewing Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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No need to join cavalry to enjoy 'La Cabriole' Cabernet Rosé de Saumur 100% Cabernet Franc Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Zucchini Blossoms Alive and Well... ...in my Small Garden Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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What can be more summery than dripping sticky sweet juice down your hands? Make it happen with this sweet treat from Summer Berries and Autumn Fruits, 120 Sensational Sweet & Savory Recipes (Kyle Books USA, May 2016) by Annie Rigg... Roasted Plum Sorbet My sister and I meet for a “light” supper in Soho about once a month and the evening generally follows the same pattern each time. We aim to eat somewhere vaguely healthy—as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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On July 15, 2013, I Lifted a Leaf on Fig Daiquiri , a fresh alternative to strawberry version from Tipsy Texan: Spirits and Cocktails from the Lone Star State (Andrews McMeel Publishing, June 2013) by David Alan, the Tipsy Texan . (* Fig Daiquiri Recipe from Tipsy Texan: Spirits and Cocktails from the Lone Star State by David Alan- Andrews McMeel Publishing, June 2013- reproduced with permission of publisher) Beer and Cherries: As in Spiked... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Hopefully this 'happy dance in your mouth' will not turn so wild and rambunctious as to crack a tooth or two. This is second recipe i share from Soupelina's Soup Cleanse,Plant-Based Soups and Broths to Heal Your Body, Calm Your Mind, and Transform Your Life (Da Capo Lifelong Books, February 2016) by Elina Fuhrman . Coconut Galangal Broth This creamy broth packs a punch, and the first time I made it, I did a happy... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
No Guillotine at Japan Cuts for 10th Annual edition of this Festival of New Japanese Film, Opening on Bastille Day, July 14 Festival counts among its special guests special guests Lily Franky, Atsuko Maeda and Ryuichi Sakamoto. Added to festival line-up is Microcinema, a free feature with 30 minute shorts from up-and-coming filmmakers in Japan. Shorts will begin playing at 11 AM on July 14 in the Murase Room, and will run throughout the festival.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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When Floyd Cardoz: Flavorwalla by Floyd Cardoz (Artisan Books, April 2016) was published i served a flavorful side, Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Zest and Mustard. Today, with grill season in full swing, you get the plat de resistance... Grilled Hanger Steak with Red Wine Sauce Serves 6 I much prefer hanger steak, with its strong, beefy flavor and pleasing chewiness, to more popular cuts such as tenderloin, which I find bland and even kind of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Born in Pittston PA, Susquehanna Brewing Company Hopfive IPA, Beers of Summer Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Zing up your summer outdoor meals with this recipe from World Spice at Home : New Flavors for 75 Favorite Dishes (Sasquatch Books, September 2014) by Amanda Bevill and Julie Kramis Hearne. Berbere Ketchup Your burgers and fries will taste better than ever with Berbere Ketchup. The mild heat and rich flavors of berbere blend together perfectly with the tomatoes. This version has a notable but mellow spice level, so add more berbere if you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Make it a Stone IPA Fourth of July 2016, Happy 4th Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2016 at Serge the Concierge