Swim Cafe

Chicago, Illinois

I told someone the other day that the most boring drive of my life was from Chicago to Kansas City. I’ve done some pretty boring drives: I16 from Macon to I95 (fuck you, Kite, GA!), LA to San Francisco (or thereabouts), any US road with three (3) or more CVSs, I40 through Oklahoma and the […]


Ritual Coffee Roasters

Ritual Coffee Roasters

San Francisco, California

I am filled with preconceived notions and unfulfillable expectations. It is no place’s fault that they fall short. Certainly every place is loved by someone just like every person, no matter how objectionable I might find them, usually seems to stir themselves up a mate. I like things that many people would find uninteresting. One […]


Izzy’s Coffee Den

Izzy’s Coffee Den

Asheville, North Carolina

Late autumn at Izzy’s Coffee Den is a perfect setting to say goodbye to the mainstay fixtures of JhT’s early 2000s Asheville: Bean Streets, Retail the cat, and the deplorable Interstate Motel.




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