Food and Drink

"What's the Matter With San Francisco?"

The article's subhead is "The city’s devastating affordability crisis has an unlikely villain—its famed progressive politics."

That needs an adaptation of an old joke: "What's unlikely, Kimo Sabe?"

Related: "How Burrowing Owls Lead To Vomiting Anarchists (Or SF’s Housing Crisis Explained)". It's long and complicated, but part of the explanation is this: ". . . parts of the progressive community do not believe in supply and demand." (Another big part, as usual in articles of this type, is allegedly Howard Jarvis.)

Even worse news for California: it is "so hard to get a great bagel" there.


"How To Grow Your Own Tomatoes, Anywhere"

I agree with the author about the poor state of mass-produced supermarket tomatoes--heirloom tomatoes are better but quite pricey--so this might be worth trying

This isn’t about sustainability or going off-grid or striking back at The Man. This is about wanting a goddamn BLT and knowing, just knowing, that every tomato at the grocery store, no matter how shiny and heavy and beautifully red, is going to be a mealy, watery, flavorless piece of crap.