Interesting explanation of why the McRib comes back.
Miscellaneous musings about food.
I confess… I am a malt fan first. I know my way around a glass of beer, and I’m learning to enjoy scotch whisky, too. When it comes to wine, I am definitely a bit of a novice. But, I do love a good glass, and as summer winds down and the golden sun warms our patios, decks, and terraces, it seems a perfect time to talk a little bit about grilled food and wine.
Last Fall, I did a little write-up about pumpkin beers. I tasted them and used my patented “pumpkin meter” to rate each beer. The highest mark went to Terrapin Brewery’s Pumpkinfest – still a great beer and one I highly recommend.
At the time, though, I had not yet discovered Southern Tier Pumking. And thus I write today, as the fall seasonal beers hit the shelves for 2013: buy this beer. This is the gold standard, the king, if you will, of pumpkin beers.
I am right now about 36,000 feet in the air, on my way with Teresa to San Francisco for yet another trip based primarily on eating good food. Today is our 5th wedding anniversary, and we have an exciting couple of days ahead. Tonight we have a reservation at Boulevard in SF, and tomorrow evening we dine at Thomas Keller’s restaurant, The French Laundry. To say I look forward to it is an understatement. I’ll be sure to share that experience here.
Any tips for other great food in San Francisco? Leave ‘em in the comments.
I’m going to keep this short and sweet. As you may have noticed, I take a lot of photos. Like many photographers, I love Adobe Lightroom – it’s probably my most-used application on my computer… well-designed, fantastically organized, and very powerful. I also love my iPad and take it with me a lot more often than I do my laptop computer. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a Lightroom for iPad? Well, there isn’t.
But there is something that is just about as good: Photosmith for iPad.
The Photosmith app allows you to, among other things, work with RAW camera files on the iPad, applying Lightroom tags, color labels, picks/rejects, star ratings, sets, etc to your photos right on your iPad. All of that then gets synced to your desktop Lightroom library. It allows you to basically review and start the process of managing your photos before you ever even sit down to your desktop Lightroom library.
The biggest surprise for me was that it works amazingly fast, even with huge RAW files. It’s about the best $20 I’ve ever spent on an app.
And I’ve got a free copy of Photosmith for 3 lucky winners. You’ll get the app as well as a lifetime of free updates (they just keep improving the software). All you need to do is leave a comment on this post, below, about the type of photography you do. Be sure to fill out the “email” field (will not be posted or shared). If you’ve got Twitter, make sure you tweet about this contest, too. You’ve got until midnight (EST), on Tuesday, June 12th, to enter.
I’ll randomly select three winners and, if you win, contact you with a code good for a FREE copy of Photosmith. One entry per person, please!
You can also learn more about the app here. Good luck!