Categories
Adventures

‘Theorem’ is a 6-seat, Reservation-Only Craft Coffee Bar Where No Technology is Allowed

Enter Theorem, a six-seat, reservation-only craft coffee shop like you’ve never, ever experienced before.

The newest addition in Southern California’s Orange County Mart Mix, a marketplace for gourmet foods, drinks, and other retail shops, Theorem is an extension of Portola Coffee Lab. Coffee bar? Coffee Shop? Coffee Tasting Bar? Whatever it is, all pictures of the mysterious new shop and its menu have been omitted for your own good, which goes hand-in-hand with their inspiring no-technology policy.

Tucked away behind sliding glass doors from the busy atmosphere of the Mart Mix, Theorem takes you and your taste buds on an adventure with coffee that you would never anticipate. With a prix fixe menu that changes every week, an extremely talented barista goes to extreme lengths in teaching you things about coffee that only a true coffee enthusiast would know. During the tasting, prepare to be educated in a wide range of topics, such as the rich history of coffee, the cups you’re drinking from, the sourcing behind the coffee, why Italianos are called Italianos, and even the exact tastes you’ll experience as your taste buds hit each flavor note.

In tune with a farm-to-table, fully immersive chef-driven trend sweeping the nation, the talented staff at Theorem is heavily invested in making sure you get the best coffee experience possible. Period. That means you don’t get to ask for sugar, cream or anything else they don’t deem necessary. To quote our fearless tour guide of this experience – “every drink has to be perfect.

Truman Severson, our fantastic, talented and highly educated barista extraordinaire, explained that in order to keep things fresh and exciting for new visitors, not knowing what lies beyond Theorem’s sliding doors is what makes it all so interesting. As soon as you enter Theorem, all electronic devices are asked to be powered down for the courtesy of everyone around you and to truly get in tune with your drinks. Because each drink on the menu is so painstakingly tested and refined, powering off your electronic devices promises your barista that they’ve got your undivided coffee-drinking attention.

Expect to find concoctions such as coffee-infused takes on modern cocktails like a Coffee Sour, or a Coffee Old-Fashioned, barrel-aged cold-brew iced coffee, flights of coffee, and fresh affogatos made with ice cream prepared in front of your eyes with liquid nitrogen.

Reservations can be made here and are absolutely mandatory. Open from Tuesday to Friday from 1-7PM, and Saturday & Sunday from 10AM-4PM, Theorem delivers a unique coffee experience that will make you fall in love with coffee.

Categories
Hit-Or-Miss

Top 6 Instagram Food Photos This Week [09/19/12]

Welcome back to this week’s Top 6 Instagram Food Photos. As always, we picked the best 6 pictures from Instagram over the past week. If you want a chance for your food worthy to make it on next week’s Top 6, be sure to tag your photo with #FOODBEAST or else we’ll never catch it!. Until then, enjoy what we’ve got for this week!

————

1. Holy Crab Cake Eggs Benedict, Batman!

A Crepevine in willow glen! Woo ?? The best crab cake eggs benedict.. I’m in heaven.. #cheatday — @lillaay

————

2. Oh God, DAT SAUS!

Pan seared pork chop. Roast garlic mashers. Sweet pea & basil puree. Churassco. — @millerizms

————

3. I See Nothing Fatty About This Cupcake At All

Fatty Friday — @erik98122

————

4. Lunch-Game Proper

Lunch #bearflagfishco #salmon #nofilter #foodporn #foodbeast #nomnom #seafood #igdaily #igers #igat — @lee_leverage

————

5. Drink Porn, Indeed

 This is what we all need right now. Coffee #WhippedCream #DrinkPorn #Foodbeast — @thedietninja

————

6. My Kind of Breakfast!

Pizza for breakfast! — @patycarmona

Categories
Hit-Or-Miss

Top 6 Instagram Food Photos This Week [09/12/12]

This week’s Top 6 Instagram Food Photos are brought to you by the awesome foodies who artfully snap away at their meals and share it with the world! If you’re on Instagram and fall into our niche of readers who like to take food photos and would like to be featured, just make sure you use the #FOODBEAST tag. Enjoy this week’s picks, and maybe you’ll be featured next time!

————

1. A Super Duper Burger, Indeed

A #burger from #superduperburgers in #sanfrancisco #food #foodporn #foodbeast — @skotzilla

————

2. Shaved Snow!

I-SWEET — @_jza10_

————

3. Pork Belly is the Best Belly

Que me now #korean #bbq #barbecue #barbeque #pork #belly #bacon #sgfood #foodporn #sg #sgig #singapore — @lelearn

————

4. This is Diet Food? MORE, PLEASE!

Poached Eggs on Organic Baby Spinach dressed with Truffle Oil & Chives #eggs #diet #lowcarb #foodie #foodgasm #foodbeast #healthy — @basilalsalem

————

5. Steak Diane? Where’s Steak Foodbeast?

Steak Diane! =D #foodporn #foodbeast #instamood #instagood #instadaily #instagramhub #steak — @blackmambauw

————

6. Two Desserts Because Reasons

What can be better than a Nutter Butter from Bouchon Bakery? Maybe a Canale? I think it’s a toss up;-) –– @kayecker

 

Categories
Hit-Or-Miss

Top 6 Instagram Food Photos This Week [08/29/12]

Welcome back! Here are the Top 6 Instgram Food Photos for the week. Take a gander at the awesome photos for the week made possible by users (like you!) who use the #FOODBEAST tag in their food pics! If you’re on Instgram, don’t forget to tag your pics, you never know if you’ll end up here next!

————

1. Banana Stuffed French Toast & Greek Yogurt

Breakfast: bananas-stuffed French toast, topped with Greek yoghurt, granola, and maple syrup. #food #foodporn #foodbeast #breakfast #noms #yum #instahappy #instagood #instamood #iphone — @thisisstepha

————

2. Wild California Uni

Wild California Uni #LastMeal #SF #FoodBeast — @dankla

————

3. Lamb & Mashed Potatoes

Chef @rickythong cooking up some lamb! — @coinkydink

————

4. Deep Fried Cheesecake

#deepfried #cheesecake #dessert #notdesert #fat #whitechocolate #strawberry #food #sweets #foodporn #thehouseofseafood — @romeo__m

————

5. Food Porn Models

Feast for a photo shoot! — @kimandphilphoto

————

6. Berkshire Ham, Manchego Biscuit, and Marcona Almond Butter

La quercia berkshire ham, manchego biscuit, marcona almond butter — @darthski

 

Categories
Hit-Or-Miss

Top 6 Instagram Food Photos This Week [08/22/12]

For your viewing pleasure, here’s this week’s Top 6 Instagram Food Photos that have been tagged with #FOODBEAST. There aren’t any special themes this week, just pretty, delicious looking food photos! Sit back, enjoy the pictures, and keep tagging your Instagram food photos with the #FOODBEAST tag.

————

1. New Meaning to ‘Hold the Egg’

#breakfast #taniasfood — @_tania___

————

2. The Skyscraper — Not to Be Reckoned With

About to tackle “The Skyscraper” #pastrami #sandwich #foodbeast #instafood #instagood #foodstagram #foodporn #lunch — @pham_bot

————

3. Good Morning, Lovelies

So delicious. Their fried chicken is amazing, too. #donuts #doughnut #omnomnomnom #food #dessert #instadaily #foodbeast #grub — @l_lin

————

4. Proper Hawaiian Mix Plate

Sweet mother of god… #firstworlddiet #fatgirllife #tummyswag #food #foodporn #hawaiian #bbq — @henderrr

————

5. Peanut Butter Pancakes, Strawberries & Honey? Yes, please.

Peanut butter hunny pancackes w. Strawberries on top. 🙂 #bithdaybreakfast #friends #love — @dolly_b

————

6. Torta Done the Right Way

THIS is how you do Saturday. Torta Cubano from Lindo Mexico. — @hunterbarrow

Categories
Humor

This “Leaked” iPhone Commercial is Tailored Just for Foodies [VIDEO]

Do you use your iPhone for phone calls? Eh, you probably do, but I’m willing to bet that a good chunk of you mostly use it to take pictures of food.

Adam Sacks, of Adam Thinks fame, created a parody video featuring a “leaked” iPhone 5 promo that streamlines our obsession with taking pictures of food and sharing it online through different social media outlets.

The iPhone 5, as Adam brilliantly envisions, is an iPhone stripped of everything except the camera, Siri, and the ability to post your pictures on Instagram, or whatever you use to make your friends jealous. Who needs a fancy-pants camera when you’ve got the new iPhone on your side, right?

Without spoiling all of his jokes, check out what Adam thinks should be the next iPhone in the video below:

[Thx: Gizmodo]

Categories
Products

This Plush Spiked Watermelon is a Cute Gift for your Alcoholic Toddler

Be the first parent on the block to show off how you properly teach your kids the ways of getting watermelon wasted with this Plush Spiked Watermelon. A one of a kind product, this adorable plushy set is hand sewn and comes complete with a plush vodka bottle, knife, watermelon, and a hole that’s been dissected for the action [which is entirely up to you once you get it]. Created by FluffyFlowers of Etsy, the set is made from fleece and felt, so if you’re having a legitimate watermelon vodka hangover, at least you know these would make an awesome pillow.

[$100 @ Etsy via FoodDiggity]