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Bourdain and the Bacon Maple Latte at Pirate Cat

Xiao Yang Mar 24, 2009 02:23 PM

It sounds a little fey for macho man AB but the buzz is that he was filmed having a bacon maple latte at a place called the Pirate Cat Radio Cafe in the Mission.

Bacon maple latte? Are they serious????

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: Xiao Yang Mar 24, 2009 02:26 PM

    Serious, I dunno. Is that on the menu, yes.


    1. Ruth Lafler RE: Xiao Yang Mar 24, 2009 02:46 PM

      Don't you know? Real men eat bacon-flavored anything.

      1. EnderWiggin RE: Xiao Yang Mar 24, 2009 03:30 PM

        Was this for a future episode of No Reservations, SF?

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          Lando RE: EnderWiggin Mar 24, 2009 05:13 PM

          I believe so. There was a topic about it on here. By the looks of Bourdain's site on Travel Channel, his trip to Vietnam was the last episode of the season.


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          sugartoof RE: Xiao Yang Mar 25, 2009 01:47 AM

          The foodie bacon obsession is out of control, and knowing Bourdain has expressed similar sentiments solidifies my half baked theory that the SF episode will be addressing the whole organic slow food existential crisis thing. He also visited Tadich.

          Um...but I'm afraid to ask, how does this bacon coffee taste? I mean, for those of us who don't subscribe to the "everything tastes better fried in bacon grease" code (because no, no it really doesn't).

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            grayelf RE: sugartoof Mar 25, 2009 07:44 AM

            I went on the Pirate Cat website and it says they have vegan donuts (or doughnuts as we Canucks like to call 'em) from People's. I kinda love the juxtaposition of a maple bacon latte and a vegan doughnut -- may have to go :-).

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              Chuckles the Clone RE: grayelf Mar 25, 2009 08:00 AM

              Maple is a classic sustainable food. If it's free-range bacon from a PETA approved agri-spa with free-trade organic locally-roasted coffee than it could all fit together nicely ...

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                abstractpoet RE: grayelf Mar 25, 2009 08:38 AM

                That reminds me of a hot dog chain I used to frequent in Rhode Island that sells a "Great Contradiction" hot dog: veggie dog with bacon and cheese on top (maybe chili too). Never tried it, but always got a kick out of the idea...

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                  sugartoof RE: grayelf Mar 25, 2009 12:58 PM

                  Well there's that vegan bacon stuff, so maybe they just soak out whatever flavoring juice they drag that fake bacon through.

              2. Xiao Yang RE: Xiao Yang Mar 26, 2009 06:54 PM

                EaterSF has ma[pped all of Bourdain's confirmed and rumored stops in SF. Fog City Diner???


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                1. re: Xiao Yang
                  Glencora RE: Xiao Yang Mar 26, 2009 08:15 PM

                  Fog City Diner does seem strange -- and Postrio? Those both seem very 1980s to me.

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                    Caitlin McGrath RE: Glencora Mar 26, 2009 08:22 PM

                    Maybe his theme is restaurants that were played out ten years ago?

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                      sugartoof RE: Caitlin McGrath Mar 26, 2009 09:33 PM

                      That actually might be the case, as a statement about how cyclical food trends are..... eek, what a weird list. Sounds like he just wanted the dinner at Incanto and a trip to Sebo.

                    2. re: Glencora
                      ML8000 RE: Glencora Mar 26, 2009 11:23 PM

                      Could be a theme...genesis of something. Or it could be who he's hanging out with. I guess we'll find out.

                      1. re: ML8000
                        samanthaelise RE: ML8000 Mar 28, 2009 01:36 PM

                        he hung out with me! Just kidding ;)

                        But in an earlier post, someone hit on the button. I saw him at Incanto at the "Head to Tail" meal. It was awesome, and I ate a testicle and LOVED it!

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