EaterWire: Coffee Talk at Merchant, Ale's Craft Selection, More

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CBD— Merchant welcomes Giorgio Milos, master barista and internationally recognized coffee guru for a free 'conversation over coffee, aimed at making the intricacies of specialty coffee, made simple' on August 27 from 6-8 p.m. Milos will discuss/meander through tastings, origin, preparation methods, chemistry, trends, latte art, and more, with coffee, snacks, and wine available. [Eaterwire]

OAK STREET— Ale owner Patrick Winters on his beer selection: "We wanted to choose beers that people wanted to drink. Whether it is local, craft, foreign or domestic we just wanted to serve beer that the customers want. We are focusing on local breweries right now." [WhereYat]

EVERYWHERE— Anthony Bourdain accepts Donald Link's ALS ice bucket challenge. Cursing and hilarity ensues. You can also watch Eric Ripert douse himself right here. [Instagram, -E-]

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