Don Griest

3,022 Flips | 23 Magazines | 77 Likes | 25 Following | 2,678 Followers | @dongriest | I work on products that help companies interact intelligently with their customers. Long time explorer of SF dive bars, local music & cheap eats.

Restaurante Elkano in Basque Country - Restaurant | Frommer's

Our Rating<p>Neighborhood Getaria Hours Tues–Sun 1–3:30pm, Tues–Sat 8–10:30pm Phone 94-314-00-24 Prices Main dishes 16€–40€ Web site Restaurante Elkano …

Clams

Saiaz Getaria, Getaria, Basque Country, Spain Hotel Reviews

Reviewed by Tom Bell<p>“A peaceful hotel tucked away in the old streets of this popular seaside town, with ocean views from several rooms”<p>The Basque …

European Travel

25 Secret European Villages

The charm of Ticino, the Italian-speaking canton of southern Switzerland, is the not-quite-here, not-quite-there, lost-in-time feel of the place. To …

European Travel

The AI That Spots Heart Attacks

A woman in Copenhagen hears a loud crash in the next room and rushes in to discover her father sprawled on the floor, unresponsive. She quickly calls …

Artificial Intelligence

IBM computer holds its own against human debaters | Financial Times

An artificial intelligence system built by IBM has taken on two humans in a formal debating competition and came up only slightly short in conjuring …

Artificial Intelligence

Collaborative Intelligence: Humans and AI Are Joining Forces

Artificial intelligence is becoming good at many “human” jobs—diagnosing disease, translating languages, providing customer service—and it’s improving fast. This is raising reasonable fears that AI will ultimately replace human workers throughout the economy. But that’s not the inevitable, or even …

Artificial Intelligence

The Only Harissa Recipe You’ll Ever Need

In Tunisia, harissa is served as a dip, drizzled with olive oil, and often garnished with canned tuna and olives. It is a fixture of most main meals, …

Recipes

Plum, the fintech chatbot that helps you save, adds theme-based investing

Plum, the fintech startup co-founded by early TransferWise employee Victor Trokoudes, is continuing its mission to help you manage your finances and save money. The AI-powered Messenger chatbot already offers savings functionality, including round-ups and regular savings, and today is launching an …

Investing

The Mission’s best Mexican and Latin American restaurants

Although the Mission District may be losing its Latino residents — according to a 2017 city report, since 2000 the Latino population of the neighborhood has decreased from 33 percent to 15 percent — the neighborhood is still the culinary heart of San Francisco’s diverse Latin American …

Mexico

How To Build An Omnibot Customers Love

Omnibots are the future of branding, but they shouldn’t creep out your customer.<p>Last week, I wrote an essay about chatbots growing up to become ominbots, conversational entities that represent brands everywhere. Omnibots are the future of branding. But they have to be crafted carefully to avoid …

The Rise Of The Omnibots

Chatbots are growing up. Welcome to the age of the omnibot, where brands become beings.<p>A bearded man stands before you. He is dressed entirely in black, sporting a polo neck, tight blazer, and a silver chain. He is not, you realize, a Blackpool hypnotist but, in fact, head of innovation at a major …

Mr. Tipple's Recording Studio

This spirit-driven jazz bar with bar bites is tucked away in a cozy back alley of the city's Mid-Market neighborhood. The bar features live jazz …

French Fries

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For many, the eastern stretches of Midtown is place to commute to for work, or for the occasional business lunch or breakfast; it’s not known for being much of a culinary destination. But a strong roster of dining options do indeed exist in Midtown East. There are historical gems, like Le …

Brazilian Jazz Guitar - Samba and Bossa Nova Performance Guide

Brazilian jazz is one of the most popular genres of modern guitar.<p>With seductive swing, captivating melodies, and cool progressions, Brazilian jazz …

Electric Guitar

The Ultimate Lobster Road Trip

There's something about the water in South Harpswell, Maine. Head out to the dock in front of Erica's Seafood and you can smell it wafting off the …

New England

The Persian Salmon That Knocked the Socks Off My Norwegian In-Laws

When I first moved to the U.S., I settled in Seattle with my husband’s parents, and one of the foods that always seemed appetizing to me was the pink salmon that his mom used to buy. One day, we had my husband’s grandparents over for dinner and had a side of salmon to cook, so I offered to make it …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

The 10 Most Beautiful Towns in Puglia

Dreamy whitewashed enclaves, quaint fishing villages jutting into the sea, and ancient hilltop settlements hemmed in by protective walls – […]The 10 …

Italy

30 restaurants where Anthony Bourdain got to know San Francisco

Food writer and TV host Anthony Bourdain loved San Francisco and visited often to film episodes for his travel and food shows.<p>When visiting a city, Bourdain was known for eating at hole-in-the-wall restaurants frequented by locals, and in SF he put many of these on the map.<p>In one classic …

San Francisco

Master the Bebop Scale - Theory, Patterns, and Licks

The bebop scale an 8-note scale that uses passing notes to create tension and release in your improvised solos.<p>By adding a major 7th passing note to …

Electric Guitar

Make Room for Balsamic Grilled Mushrooms Tonight — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Cooking

What’s the Best New York Slice? I Ate at 30 Pizza Joints to Find Out

Sauce. Cheese. Dough. Attitude. It all matters more than you’d think.<p><i>Where do I go for slice of the best pizza in New York?</i> That’s a question that I get asked on a weekly basis (no exaggeration). People show up in New York City and know what the deal is. There is pizza to be eaten. The New York …

New York City

Branford Marsalis + Roger Guenveur Smith: Frederick Douglass Now

Sax star Marsalis extends the minimal motifs of late-period Coltrane with a twenty-first century spin. Here he plays sets before and after performer …

Horns

The full lineup for Afropunk Brooklyn 2018

Last year, no summer music festival blew us away like Afropunk Brooklyn. The fest's combination of DIY vibes and focused, expert booking helped it …

Electronic Music

Zucchini Lasagna Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a large baking sheet with paper towels. Using a mandoline, shave zucchini lengthwise into very thin …

Buddy Guy Enlists Keith Richards, Jeff Beck for New Song 'Cognac'

Buddy Guy enlists fellow guitar gods Keith Richards and Jeff Beck on the blues legend's "Cognac," the latest preview from Guy's upcoming album <i>The</i> …

Guitar

How AI Transforms the Real-time Customer Experience

A recent PointSource survey shows that AI makes people shop more, spend more, and spread the word about it their shopping experience to their friends.<p>…

Chatbots Are Still Pretty Terrible

About 51 percent of US adults dislike chatbots because they keep them from accessing a live person; 48 percent find that they provide too many …

Customer Service

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A day spent out along the shores of Marin and Sonoma is a day well spent. And even if you pack a picnic, it's an additional pleasure to drop in somewhere for a beer, a cup of tea, a small bite, or a full-scale meal to tide you over until it's time for the next 10-miler along the beach. On a mission …

New England

A New Genius Recipe for Wildly Juicy Roast Chicken—Without Preheating the Oven

My favorite roast chicken method will always be my first love, a merit badge in confident cooking. Its notoriously high oven temperature and crisp skin are the legacies of Barbara Kafka, the pioneering cooking expert who changed how we think about roasting and much more, and who sadly passed away …

Cooking

14 Weeknight Chicken Dinners That Are Anything But Boring

Weeknight dinners should be nourishing and healthy, but most importantly, they should be simple, quick, and delicious. Chicken—versatile enough to …

Cooking