Coffee Shops could sell table space to folks working

Maybe this is a bit too 2005 (or maybe not), but I’m still thinking about coffee shops and WiFi.

I understand why folks want to set up camp in coffee shops to work on their laptops, and the sterility of the alternatives. (So sterile they’ve closed, apparently!)

Maybe it’s just me, but I wouldn’t mind if a coffee shop reserved a handful of tables that people could pay money to “rent” for a couple of hours, with power jacks and WiFi, and making the rest of the cafe less laptop-friendly by keeping power outlets unavailable, as well as having tables that are somewhat less laptop-friendly due to uneven surfaces or interesting textures.

That might make the cafe more fun to be in, even without a laptop.

Dinner, last night and tonight, with commentary on cookbook grammar and farmer’s market vendors

Dinner last night was superb: King Salmon teriyaki and a side of Zingy Cucumber salad.

The salmon was incredibly easy to make. I started by making Teriyaki sauce a la Mark Bittman: half soy sauce and half mirin, simmered, tossing in some minced garlic and ginger near the end. When the sauce was ready, I put in the fish, skin up, and turned it every couple of minutes until it was done, which was more than five minutes and fewer than ten. After plating the fish, I spooned some sauce on top, and put a dollop of the cucumber salad on the side.
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