Highlights from the blog this week:
2. Is Sweet Genius host Ron Ben-Israel an evil space-alien genius? After watching the show, Michael Leaverton is convinced he deserves recognition along the lines of Ming the Merciless and Khan Noonien Singh.
3. In his interview with Noah Sanders, Verve Coffee's Colby Barr talks frankly about the issue that perplexes many coffee drinkers and is ignored by the geekerati: customer service. If SFoodie lived in Santa Cruz, we'd patronize his shop every day — as it is, we pick up his beans at the Frog Hollow Farms stand in the Ferry Building.