Summer Is Back In SF! 58F, Windy, And Foggy.

That means it’s back to the office: Church St. Cafe. Window seating, cinnamon raisin bagel extra crispy with butter, small coffee extra cream, two Splenda.

At STRUT SF July 2019

Today we’re working on an e-catalog of “Black And White Nostalgia”, a photographic romp through gay San Francisco late 70’s to late 90’s. It will be up at STRUT SF, the month of July. Here’s a teaser:

The Godfather Fund’s Tricycle Race 1985 Ish

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Bring A Box Of Kleenex — The Last Black Man In San Francisco Opens June 7

Coming off a big win at Sundance, this movie is getting tons of buzz. Brad Pitt co-produced. Danny Glover is in it. It’s the story of a young black man who grows up in San Francisco only to be confronted by gentrification. He tries to get back the house he was raised in. That’s all I know so far.

Full interview:

Get Out The Tea And Fine China — The Royals Are Coming To Downton Abbey This September!

“Here we go…” mumbles Maggie Smith, on her way to a third Oscar perhaps. The most successful television series in Public Television history is now coming to movie theaters this September.

In this luscious trailer at 1 minute 39 seconds in, there’s a gay kiss. Perhaps a hint there’s more of the juicy sub-plot we gasped at during the early seasons.

Swirls Of Raisins And Nothingness

Happy Sunday. It’s turned out to be a pretty nothing day. Being that it is Sunday the day of rest.

I should be wrestling with my MailChimp account and firing off the latest email marketing campaign.

Yet all I can think of is first holy communion Easter raisin bread. Mom used to make it when I was a youngster. We made some in her honor last week on Mother’s day and I can’t get enough of it.

So here’s to cravings, and swirls of raisins and nothingness on Sundays!

Special thanks to Church Street Cafe in SF for the perfect cup of coffee and raisin swirl for a nothing kind of a day.

We celebrated mother’s day at my brother’s this year. Sis and I baked a couple of loafs in Mom’s honor. Here she is:

Mom.

Here’s the closest thing I could find recipe wise on YouTube:

Salt And Pepper Nuggets

Vietnamese spices take these chicken nuggets to the next level at the Sweet Hut in Midtown, Atlanta Georgia.

It was difficult resisting all of the gorgeous sweets, cakes, pastries and tarts the bakery is well known for. But because so many people mentioned the nuggets on Yelp, I just had to try them, and was not disappointed.

The place gets very busy in the evenings, but lunch was not too crowded. There was sidewalk seating to enjoy the pleasant spring Atlanta afternoon. And no panhandlers! Take that San Francisco.

Cuckoo For Coconut Coffee

Wow the flavor combination of coffee and coconut is intensely pleasurable.

Only $1.69 at Castro Coffee, a tiny hole in the wall place next door to the Castro Theater in San Francisco.

Three tables with chairs outside on the sunny sidewalk. Watch the world go by, cruise the people in line for the movies.

Coffee Shop Music


Judging from the comments on Youtube, a lot of people like to study with this delicious, relaxing, non-intrusive jazz playing softly in the background.

We gave it a listen here at Cup Of Jim corporate headquarters, and concur. So much more was accomplished and the stress levels stayed quite low.

Here’s this from the Cafe Music BGM Channel’s Youtube:

Formed in 2013, our band consists of four members: pianist, guitarist, bassist, and drummer. Saxophonists, trumpeters, and vocalists sometimes join us in case we want to add to our sound. We mostly perform original songs each member composed, wishing to make people feel pleasant at any time, anywhere and any scene in everyday life by our music. We never stop creating; we compose, perform, and record music every day! We hope our music will reach as many audiences as possible.
Source: Cafe Music BGM channel – YouTube

Cafe Music BMG Channel