Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Making the rounds close to Baghdad-By-The-Bay ****(PALO ALTO)

Here is what Mr. Schultz of Starbuck fame was trying to achieve; a little bit of Italy in America. At least he addressed the issue; now someone else has delivered the real goods. This is the company named Caffe del Doge in Palo Alto, the only location in the USA at this time. This unique specialty coffee company has imported every thing one would hope to find in Italy, that is because their parent company roots are in Venice, Italy. Need we say more?
Yes! You can Save $2,000 or more on the approximate cost of what you would need to spend, just traveling to Italy to have some great coffee. When the same wonderful coffee, espresso, and many other delights of Venice Italy are available right here in Palo Alto, Ca. close to Baghdad by the Bay.
Caffe del Doge
419 University Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 323-3600

Monday, December 04, 2006

Sunday, October 29, 2006

35 Miles North of Denver

Located at the southeast corner of I-25 and HWY 392
(Windsor Exit)

Cappuccino Corner offers a New & Unique Coffee Experience!

They even posted a sign just before the exit off freeway, how neat.

Proud to be locally owned and operated.
Serving Allegro Handcrafted Coffee

Served with a smile 7 days a week.
Your favorite hand-crafted brewed drinks...
hot or cold and just the way you like them!
Plus the finest in pastries, bagels and breakfast burritos.

You can get a cup of coffee off the freeway in less than 2 minutes how convenient.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Get Coffee or Else! Hays Kansas

When you see how many people were shot in Hays, Kansas you better not argue with the locals. But at least the shots they pull at this place are a lot better to swallow then the one that came from the desperados that use to hang out in Hays. Yes this was one of the Wild West Hang outs. It is in fact the place that made Wild Bill Hickok a legend.
Now the people are very friendly, and this place has great coffee and the best scones I have ever had period. Must see the building and history in this area, sit down for a cuppa and get one to go also, and walk around the train tracks and see the old history.
PS Great place to stay during snow storms.
110 W. 11th, Hays, KS 67601
(785) 621-2520
Monday thru Friday 7 AM to 9:30 PM
Saturday 8 AM to 3 PM
Sunday 8 AM to 12 PM

Monday, October 16, 2006

A Day in St Louis

How about a Day in St Louis visiting the Best Barbeque and getting, some great coffee here is the local flavor.

Smoki O’S Barbeque
1545 N Broadway
St Louis, MO

Meshuggah Coffee House
6269 Delmar Blvd,
St Louis Mo 63130

Saturday, October 14, 2006

***Lion Coffee *** Long Before... STARBUCKS wake up and smell the coffee

The Coffee Maestro has a confession to make. Long before Starbucks, and the Hugh influx of coffee shops throughout the good old USA. My best source of good coffee was always a good cup of Kona coffee while sitting on the shores of Waikiki Hi in front of the "Pink Palace of the Pacific," The Royal Hawaiian. Great spot for Brunch.
Yes it was not easy doing recon around the world, but as they say wake up and smell the coffee.

Lion Coffee may be the oldest roaster in the USA

Oldest Coffee Roaster in USA Wheeling WV

Wheeling Coffee & Spice Company
The original 1881 roaster are still used in Wheeling WV to produce coffee for the in house customers and also for their wholesale delivery. Boy what a treat for coffee aficionados’ to stop in and see perhaps the oldest Roaster in operation in the USA.
Let me check back, because Lions Coffee in Hawaii is over 100 years old.

Terre Haute Indiana Coffee Time

Right in the Heart of Town
Visit the Web site
Voted the best Coffee shop by Tribune Star and Indiana Statesman readers!

Try the Roly Poly Sandwiches across the street.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Chocolate Cafe

Chocolate Cafe the South Bend
(317) 951-4816
20 N Meridian StIndianapolis,
IN 46204

Here's a treat on the way through Indiana but you can alway
find one in a couple of other places. They are Headquatered in
Home Town of Nortre Dame. Say hello to the Gipper.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Favorite Coffee

Where's your favorite Coffee?

Monday, October 09, 2006

Cup O' Joe Coffee Columbus OHIO

Plenty of spots to visit in Town, it is very popular with the college crowd.

If you are next to OSU
try looking up Cafe Mozart's

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Washington, not Seattle, not even Washington

Cattail Coffee & Tea Company
1445 Washington Rd # 400, Washington, PA
(724) 229-8936 - 4.3 mi NE

Hey hey HO HO. Here another place right off the interstate. Might be a while untill the next stop!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

LaBella Bean

Outskirts of Pittsburgh

LaBella Bean Coffee House
609 Washington Ave Bridgeville, PA 15017
(412) 257-2202

Here's the spot to set up shop, get acclimated to downtown Pittsburgh, ready for the game or a daily outing. The coffee is hot the computer station is free, plus free wireless connection. A fireplace is available to bite off the chill. Definitely the right place for the I- MAN to frequent on his many awesome + journeys.

Hospitality is King or Queen in Bridgeville Pa. Just about a mile out of Pittsburgh.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Going West Greely

Here just 4o minutes west of Gettysburg on Lincoln Hwy is a nice sit down and relax on the Garden Patio place to get refreshed. This is a real house converted into a coffee shop with a hair styling place up front. You can actually sit in the kitchen and get a cuppa joe.
Say Hello from Ira

Wednesday, September 27, 2006


Greetings: Here is a copy of my 2006 visit of your coffee house. It was a pleasant surprise to find a coffee shop in a house, which functions like someone's home. Here is where you can get Great Coffee, food, conversation and a real education in history, politics, religion, and a myriad of other subjects (some by experts and some by pseudo experts) all in good sport. Here’s to your next cup of Java.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Friday, September 15, 2006

Long Island Connection

Can you guess; there’re only about 4 or 5 independent coffee shops on all of Long Island, New York? That is hard to believe since the Island is 118 miles long. At least the one’s I ran into at the Hampton’s was a little left for your imagination. Java Nation was nice to come across in Sag Harbor. Bake Shop in Montauk also has a crowd with great bakeries goods, East and West Hampton need more, the Hamtpon Coffee co. in Water Mill is the local roaster. Sant Ambroeus I have already wrote about save’s one a trip to Milan.


Coffee's ON

Grab a cup now

Javashops Business Card

Monday, September 11, 2006

***** Must Visit Now *****

Here I am in South Philly doing my exploration...
Cheese Steaks at Pat's and Geno's

Well to my surprize I find the coffee shop you can only dream of,
particularly when you are from the West of the East Coast area.
Not in a hundred years could La or Seattle and all points between
could even come a close second not even a close 1,000 to the kind
of place Rim offers.

Opened now
at the South End of the Famous Philadelphia ITALIAN MARKET
You will find us the corner of S. 9th and Federal Streets!

Makes a Guy want to drink coffee all day!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Wowie Zowie

Makes a Guy want to drink coffee all day!

Early Preview of coming attractions

When in the Hamptons, or any where in Long Island you must stop at ***** Sant Ambroeus *****
Location is 30 Main St SOUTHAMPTON

The food is supreb, managing just the right balance of authenticity,with soothing mediation for the heart.

be sure to have Caue pronounced (Cow way) the famous Barista
prepare your beverage of choice

Please be sure to read my up coming column
Long Island Connection

Thursday, July 13, 2006



Finally, I found the quintessential New York Pizza!
What a long search, after traveling to over100 countries and 49 states, here it was in Long Island, New York. I told my family to pack up from Seattle and move here now. Who cares about the job, the house, the career, if you don’t have a good pizza you can enjoy.


Java Nation
78 Main St
Sag Harbor NY 11963

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Located at 99 Liberty Street in Newburgh, New York

Its fun to gallivant around the country, try new and exciting places such as The CIA headquarters in Hyde Park NY.
But when it comes to the serious side of culinary arts, taste, and cultural you could not find a better place then this little neighborhood eatery, located across from America’s first historically site. It seems a little bit apropos in the fact, that this is where it all got started for America Independent Spirit of freedom, and the pursuit of happiness. This place fills the bill on both sides.
I guarantee you will be delighted. Ira

Read the good review

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Monday, May 15, 2006

RedEye Coffee House

Here I am in Long Beach Ca just a few blocks from the Traffic Circle.
Coffee good - try their delicious salads.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Traveling San Diego To Seattle

Will be going North (not to Alaska) though I have many times. This adventure will take me from coast to coast. Most likely to wind up in Boston. I will have some good sights, taste and tales of adventure and local lore to share on the way. Stay tuned.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Happy Mothers Day

Well it time to treat your Mom to the best if you’re in San Diego try Extraordinary Desserts

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Belgium is where you get the best fries
in the world.
In Belgium they have Chocolate, Fries, & Beer ...
If you’ve already tasted the belgian chocolate,
and the beer, you no doubt understand
quality, now is the time to complete the
triumvirate of taste and have your first foray into the true culture of fries. If you didn’t know, we actually get our American version of the French Fries from Belgium, the originator of such fine gourmet delicacies, sounds a little bit convoluted yet it is true.

Where else do you get 18 different kinds of dipping sauces too try.

Check it out, Google it. In fact after you tried the Belgian Fries, you will already know.

4614 Mission Blvd., San Diego Ca. Pacific Beach (858) 270-9900

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Ira's Special Diet Anti Inflammation

Anti inflammation Diet

Mustard Green
Collard Greens
Blueberry Extract

Mix in blender with some water or just use a juicer and then eat the pulp later as salad with some olive oil and balsamic vinegar.


Chelation therapy

Remove Toxics
After spending many $$$$ on Chelation therapy in which I received some benefit. It is an intravenous solution of EDTA that enters the bloodstream, it is believed to attach itself to metal molecules. It then takes about 48 hours for the body to excrete these substances through the urine. Remove Toxics

Chelation therapy

usually takes two to three hours per session
The total cost could run as high as $4,000. (Treatment for metal poisoning usually involves 20 to 50 sessions.)
What Is It?
Intravenous chelation (pronounced key-LAY-shun) therapy has been a respected and widely used medical treatment for heavy-metal poisoning--especially lead poisoning--for more than 50 years. However, some physicians also promote the therapy as an alternative treatment for arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), including coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease (blockage or narrowing of blood vessels in the legs), and the mental deterioration caused by small strokes.
It is an intravenous solution of EDTA that enters the bloodstream, it is believed to attach itself to metal molecules. It then takes about 48 hours for the body to excrete these substances through the urine.

Now for under $50 dollars I can do the same thing.


Remove Toxics

Here a way to get toxics out of your body


This spot I recommend to my friend Tami at

Pix Patisserie 3402 SE Division, 232-4407
Pix is basically Toys 'R' Us for chocoholics. Its list of luxurious desserts is staggering. Whether you opt for the Ambrosia (rosemary ganache and reduced port cake), the Troubadour (ganache, marzipan, crystallized ginger cake) or the sinful chocolate-covered, Kirsch-infused drunken cherries, you'll be glad you found this place. Tuesday is free movie night from 6-8 pm, so grab a hot chocolate and munch on a few espresso macaroons while you and your date watch Pete's Dragon.