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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Coffee and Cod

Coffee and Cod . . .  or, more specifically Espresso and Baccala. But not consumed at the same time.

I took a little walk around San Diego's Little Italy last weekend with a new camera. First stop was Caffe Italia for an espresso. This is a place that really does understand that it doesn't take all that much water to make a good cup of coffee.

I stopped in briefly at Filippi's, just to take a quick look around.

Being that it was right before Christmas they had stocked up on baccala, the big slabs of salted cod.

On my way back to the car I passed by the brick wall of an old building on the corner of Ivy and Kettner Street. The Los Angeles company that marketed Ben Hur Coffee, along with Ben Hur tea, spices and flavor extracts, opened their San Diego sales office in this building in the 1920's. 

The Ben Hur brand has been gone since the mid-1950's, but the mural is still on the wall of the building.

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