“Bacon, Bacon”

I just saw on the “Check, Please” restaurant rating show that my San Francisco Bay Area now boasts a gourmet food truck service. An oxymoron? Sometimes referred to colloquially as “puke trucks,” the ubiquitous snack wagons that traditionally show up in warehouse districts and corporation parks have always been known for convenience, but never for fine foods.

Well, “Bacon, Bacon” trucks sport a limited variety of truly gourmet grilled burgers and sandwiches. They’re all made on the spot of the finest, freshest gourmet ingredients. They’re all “heart attack on a bun” fare – they’re made with bacon of course.

The bacon Burger (Two patties, bacon, sautéed onions, cheddar) looks gorgeous. But my favorite would be the LGBT (Little gem lettuce, goat cheese, bacon, tomato), which is a BLT to die for. You can always eat salad for the rest of the week.

If you’re not located in the San Francisco Bay Area, eat your heart out. I wouldn’t be too surprised, though, if they make it to your neck of the woods in good time. I predict they’ll be very successful.

Check it out:

Bacon, Bacon website.

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“Officium” : Stunning Jazz/Classical Fusion

I happen to like Renaissance masses and madrigals, such as vocals by Tallis and Lassus. I also happen to like saxophone in my favorite jazz. While the fusion of these two may not sound instinctively appealing, to actually hear The Hilliard Ensemble performing crystal-clear vocals, teamed with Jan Garbarek on alto and tenor sax, is truly electrifying. The songs are wonderful, and the fusion of the two genres is outstandingly appropriate to either genre at a level of harmoniousness I’ve just never heard before.

You can order the CD from Arkiv or Amazon, to name two. Check this out!

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