Almost-Famous Pecan “Sandies”

By now you’ve come down from the Valentine’s shakes; caffeine-induced jitters from o.d.ing on the wide array of confections as diverse as  salt caramel and cardamom ginger, and varying degrees thereof depending on the quality of the selection that came boxed in holiday wrapping.*  Whatever flavors remain by Easter are only the weird lonely ones …

Latte-Heads: Go South!

Seattle. Portland. Brooklyn. San Francisco. All are temples of revered urban coffee culture and conjure images of quirky, rough-around-the-edges, artisanal caffeine-centric hang-outs; the kind of places where you could talk for hours with other java-heads about the black gold in your cup. But look out. South of the Mason-Dixon line there’s a coffee revolution that’s …