restaurant kleptomaniacs, Joe Beef’s beefs, nerdy design documentaries, and beans

Issue 4, Volume 1

11/19/11

Greetings good people!

Welcome to the fourth installment of the Dirty Dozen.  This issues highlights:  restaurant kleptomaniacs, Joe Beef’s beefs, nerdy design documentaries, and beans.

Digest these at your own pace, or not even at all. Learn, comment or ignore. Pass ’em to clients, start a conversation, impress your friends. We’ll keep looking, cooking and sending these lists.

Enjoy.

 

1. Macallan + Roja Dove create an olfactory experience that mimics a Japanese K?d? incense ceremony:

http://www.coolhunting.com/food-drink/the-macallan-and-roja-dove-sensory-experience.php

2. Those boys at Torrisi are back at it:

http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2011/11/first-look-parm-torrisi-lunch-sandwiches-little-italy-opening-review-slideshow.html#show-197668

3. TCE favorite Eric Justice crosses the globe, launches microsite:

http://www.peiweimarket.com/

 4. Locanda’s tins are a hot commodity:

http://sf.eater.com/archives/2011/11/08/locandas_anchovy_tin_can_lights_are_theft_magnets.php

5. Good friend Robert Berry turns around Monument Lane in NYC:

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/reviews/tables/2011/11/07/111107gota_GOAT_tables_carey

6. Taste Buds, visualized:

http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/taste-buds/

7. Joe Beef says what he thinks in this interview:

http://www.findeatdrink.com/Index/Etc/Entries/2011/10/4_joe_beef_book.html

8. Stay late or go home, ala HBR:

http://tinyurl.com/bsebkhr

9. Some new Starbucks’ communication design:

http://www.thedieline.com/blog/2011/11/1/the-dieline-forum-preview-japan-discoveries-packaging.html

10. Inside the LA Times test kitchen and its processes:

http://www.latimes.com/features/food/la-fo-test-kitchen-video-page,0,1260587.htmlstory

11. Gary Hustwit of Helvetica and Objectified fame is back at it with the urban landscape:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jpN8kI0-pY

12. A garbanzo bean and a lentil meet, take LSD. Episode 3, whoa, man:

http://www.eatgarbanzo.com/whatsfresh_bean.php