Thursday, April 22, 2010

More Starbucks Stores to Come

Just yesterday Starbuck's Argentina opened a store in Caballito and tonight they are opening one in Maure 1818 (corner with Arce).

The store openings are coming fast this year. Next week they will have one in Martinez, probably along Av. Libertador....

Their website has a handy store locator using Googlemaps within the site itself. So far, they don't have the Caballito store nor the Maure store, which if you count those they are up to 17 stores.

We are also working on a new Biscotti for them. It should be ready anytime now.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Cookies & Ice Cream

I have tried to introduce chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches (or chipwhiches) here, but I have not been too successful. Let me rephrase that, I have not been successful at all, I have failed miserably. But, that's not what this is going to be about.

It's actually about The Federal Budget.

Yes, this is old news, but you know what? Not much has changed since 2007.

I ran into a video from Ben Cohen (from Ben & Jerry's) in which he used Oreo cookies to illustrate what the Federal Budget looked like. If you want to see it here it is:

However, what I found even more interesting was the back story on his back and forth with the owners of Oreo. I once tried to create a Baileys flavored Dulce de Leche but I was shot down by Baileys so I could relate.

I also thought it was great how he was going around making presentations with actual Oreos.

Looking around I saw that he even went on the Colbert Report.

Yeah, this is so 2007, but doesn't it say something that we are still doing more of the same?

Back then the Pentagon's budget was $420 billion and for 2010 it's up to $685.1 billion. To be fair, now it includes the two wars, but still it seems outrageous. Our defense budget is almost as much as the rest of the world's defense budget combined! Yeah, that includes China.

So Ben, thanks for the video and the short and sweet lessons on the Federal Budget.

If the Oreo people give you grief over the usage of their brand name, let's talk. I can use some help getting the locals to try chocolate chip ice cream sandwhiches.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

What do Philip Starck, Carlos Ott and Jack Nicklaus Have in Common?

I have just received via snail mail an invite for a cocktail at this event. Sadly I can't go, but I thought I would give this to the first person who contacts me. Call the store at 4777-5423 and ask for the invite. Please leave your full name, contact phone number and tell us when you would like to pick it up.

There is only one wrist band included in the invite. This being Argentina I was planning on going with my significant other, which in this case it would be my wife, and insisting on both of us getting in. This is Argentina after all.

Avda del Golf 625
Buenos Aires