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Friday, April 17, 2015

Ben & Jerry's and New Belgium Brewery Are Making an Ice Cream Beer

Posted By on Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 11:00 AM

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Humphry Slocombe has been making beer ice cream for years, including Magnolia beer floats, and Smitten Ice Cream even used their liquid nitrogen to make ice cream with a substantial alcohol content, but until now, the opposite has been hard to find.

Not anymore. Ben & Jerry’s has partnered with New Belgium Brewing to create a Salted Caramel Brownie Brown ale, a special 6.3 ABV brew that’s expected to his shelves sometime this fall. Because both companies are socially minded B Corps, they’ll be using profits from this collaboration to support minimizing carbon pollution and supporting sustainable agriculture.

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Weed-Laced Coffee is Now a Thing

Posted By on Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 11:43 AM

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Getting high first thing in the morning isn't a very good idea, unless you're getting paid to hum Led Zeppelin and eat Cheetos while spinning in your desk chair. Still, it does has a definite appeal. Start your day with some weed-laced coffee and you'll theoretically be enjoying your high while staying wide-awake and productive.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

5 Essential Edibles for Your Hardly Strictly Experience

Posted By on Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 8:55 AM

The crowd at 2011's HSB festival. - HARDLY STRICTLY BLUEGRASS
If you're hoofing out to Hellman Hollow for San Francisco's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, I have some edible suggestions designed to avoid further burdening your already-bulging backpack. Because you're going to need that space for the chardonnay, chevre, and ciabatta that makes such great accompaniment to a banjo-twangin' good time at Golden Gate Park. Also, since it's usually an all-day (or if you're like me, all-weekend) affair, most of these items have long-lasting effects to keep you medicated all the way to Emmylou.

See also:

- 5 Edibles for a Blissed-Out Dolores Park Picnic

- Burned Out on Sweets? Cheesy Popcorn is a Savory Solution

- THCafe's Ganja Mango Lassi: Edibles Go Drinkable

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Friday, September 28, 2012

5 Edibles for a Blissed-Out Dolores Park Picnic

Posted By on Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 9:15 AM

As every longtime San Franciscan knows, the pattern of warm weather that occurs in early fall, known as Indian summer, is the perfect time of year for picnics in the city. This weekend promises 2012's first real taste of autumnal awesome, and for scores of city dwellers, Saturday's projected 80-degree high will mean packing up a picnic and heading to Dolores Park. Here are some suggestions for medicating your picnic basket:

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- Burned Out on Sweets? Cheesy Popcorn is a Savory Solution

- Bernal Heights Dispensary's Mexican Chocolate Chip Cookie Is Just Like Nana Never Used to Make

- Xternal's Caramel Corn Nails the Marijuana Mix

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Xternal's Caramel Corn Nails the Marijuana Mix

Posted By on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 6:00 AM

If you've ever used cannabis as an ingredient, you know it's as tricksy as a hobbit in a cave.

Because this is a food column, we'll just skip over the complications of dosage, which are significant. Just in terms of integrating it into a recipe, the green dragon can overwhelm, especially if you're going for a high dosage.

Now, me, personally (that is to say, as a person), I like the taste and aroma of cannabis. But while occasionally I'll argue it can even add an unexpected and tasty twist to some recipes, such as the mango lassi I recently reviewed, more often than not it behaves like what it is: an herb. And like a typical garden herb, a little goes a long way.

So it's particularly gratifying to find a product that manages to tame the herb, weaving it into a balance of flavors that is more of a hint than a hammer.

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Monday, June 4, 2012

THCafe's Ganja Mango Lassi: Edibles Go Drinkable

Posted By on Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 2:30 PM

STEVE ROBLES
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Ah, the weather is finally

changing. 'Tis the season when a foggy, cold San Francisco winter reluctantly

hands over the reins to a ... well, a foggy, cold San Francisco summer.

Feh.

That's why it's a good thing to

avoid City provinciality and head out to the sunnier East Bay climes right

around the time of the dreaded June gloom. And since soaking up that fat old

sun is likely to require some liquid refreshment (and Oakland, unlke SF, allows

dispensaries to sell medicated beverages), you can slake that thirst and take

your medicine at the same time.

On a particularly beautiful May

day, I stole my friend's car and headed out to Oakland's Harborside Health

Center. I'm more than a little embarrassed to admit that I haven't seen the

Discovery Channel's Weed Wars show, which features HHC. Despite the

various controversies surrounding the club, my visit was enjoyable, and it's

nice to go somewhere that doesn't feel like some shady cave. There are actual

windows here. Wow.

Anywho, I was eager to try some

medicine in a form other than the typical "munchie," and THCafe's Ganja Mango

Lassi caught my eye. I've always loved this drink, and I was curious to see how

it would hold up as a vessel for medicine.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Edibles: Burned Out on Sweets? Cheesy Popcorn is a Savory Solution

Posted By on Tue, May 15, 2012 at 10:00 AM

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I'll admit, the whole drama that erupted between Anthony Bourdain and Paula Deen this year fascinated me.

If you're not as gossip-driven as I am, here's a summary: Bourdain called out his fellow Food Network star Deen when she came out as a diabetic, despite pitching recipes like the one where she manages to sneak a stick of butter into ambrosia. Drool.

Some of it was that awful spell that gets cast on you when you hear about a spat between people in your world, be it friends or family, or if your priorities are totally fucked, people on TV.

Part of it was because I'm an adult-onset Type 2 diabetic. So even though I think Bourdain is the biggest douche nozzle east of Piedmont, I see his point. But I also see Paula's. It's kind of a personal thing, and I even struggled with mentioning it in this forum. But I like you, so I did.

There is no doubt that this presents a challenge in the search for tasty medibles. For various reasons, most of what you see are sweets, from peanut butter cups to the ubiquitous rice krispy treat. More vendors are getting into sugar-free options, and that's great. But still, how about a little balance between sweet and savory, eh?

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Bernal Heights Dispensary's Mexican Chocolate Chip Cookie Is Just Like Nana Never Used to Make

Posted By on Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Please keep kids out of this cookie jar. - STEVE ROBLES
  • Steve Robles
  • Please keep kids out of this cookie jar.

When SFoodie put out the word that it needed a reviewer to navigate the murky waters of medicinal cannabis edibles, I knew I was the dude for the job.

First of all, I've been a foodie since I first turned my nose up at my mom's chicken a la king. (If you've seen the great indie flick Big Night, where the woman comes to the stunning epiphany that her mother was an awful cook ... that's me. Except the woman part.)

As for the cannabis part, well, to paraphrase Shel Silverstein, I've been smoking 41 of my 44 years. I've been writing about it for more than a decade, and I've been a patient for nearly that long. As a former grower, I know very well how to turn a stick of butter into something that would turn an angry alpha male gorilla into Wavy Gravy.

We live in a strange time for cannabis policy in this state, and particularly in the Bay Area. Unlike an alarming number of California communities who refuse to comply with the will of voters (often the same communities who are only too happy to enthusiastically support other voter-based initiatives like Prop. 8), we in San Francisco and Oakland can enjoy our hard-fought freedoms with the backing of our appropriate municipal agencies.

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