Wednesday, January 27, 2010

lending library show

the coffee bike will be on telegraph and 43rd serving up cups for Oaklands First Fridays events come for more coffee, soup and a wonderful show curated by Dena Beard at the Royal NonSuch Gallery on Friday February 5th and meet some nice folks of Oakland. Here is a description of the show:
The Royal NoneSuch Gallery is pleased to present Lending Library, a group exhibition curated by Dena Beard, featuring tools, materials, and resources from artists Anthony Discenza, Lydia Greer, Desiree Holman, Trevor Paglen, Matthew Rana, Sunaura Taylor, and Andrew Rottner.

Comprised of source materials, Lending Library takes a chance to display a line of inquiry rather than a finished object. Michel Foucault said, “dreams are no longer summoned with eyes closed, but in reading; and a true image is now a product of learning.” The seven artists included in the exhibition demonstrate the labor intrinsic to this learned image, making available their visual experiments and scholarly research. These personal libraries bear witness to the conceptual undercurrents the artists’ projects but also to the aesthetic process of folding pages, scribbling in margins, and other devices of reclaiming information. Lending Library gives us a glimpse onto the research and experiments that inform artistic discovery and opens these source materials for public access. -dena beard

So come on out oaklandians and have some fun!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

coffee for haiti relief

Big thanks to the Royal NoneSuch Gallery for inviting me to the sunday craft fair. The Coffee Bike made a wopping $175 for Partners In Health in the RAIN! Thanks to all who contributed and who matched the proceeds of the Coffee Bike. Well done people!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

coffee bike, bbq and art

Come on down the Craft Market and BBQ this Sunday from 1-5pm! Enjoy delicious BBQ fresh from our porch, home roasted coffee from my coffee bike, and more refreshments... all while browsing amazing locally made wares!! The Royal NoneSuch Gallery is on Telegraph between 42nd and 43rd. Come by and have a glorious Sunday with us! I will be serving a Peruvian single origin bean. It's really delicious! See you there.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

bottling beer

last night i bottled beer with the raddest people. Damon who actually did the brewing, brewed a IPA and a belgium. there was 10 gallons of beer we bottled. Bonneau, who is probably the coolest landlord i've ever met brought a couple of bottles of his homemade petite sirah's from the basement. he is an energetic old timer from the south, who helped us bottle and shared his skills. it was a night of great booze and good friends!

Monday, January 11, 2010

coffee bike

the coffee bike is still going strong. recent visits include the grand opening of the SOEX gallery in san francisco and the super pop up shop in alameda, ca. the coffee bike also invited gabe colker who cooked and served homemade organic squash soup for the day to help warm up the folks at the shopping center during the holidays. thanks to all cca grads who welcomed us to their event and the free patches!

meat packin'

D.I.Y sausage packing

Recently my friend Daniel picked up a old school meat grinder for me to play with.
along with a car oil filter used as a sausage stuffer you can make some wonderful
tasting sausages. the first two i made was a filipino longanisa, the short stubby ones above and
a mexican chorizo, the longer reddish ones above. I have also made a lamb linguica that was
so amazing. recipes can be found online or from your local butchers.
i get all my meat from either star market on claremont ave. or from verbrugge on college ave.
the casing from verbrugge is smaller than the casing from star. but equally excellent for
stuffing. all the butchers are friendly and are encouraging for all your meat adventures.