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Date: 24 Mar 2007 02:56:01
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: New coffee business in Pearland, TX
I was headin' over to my favorite sushi bar & what's that smell? Coffee
roasting? In Pearland? Following my nose led me to the unlocked doorway of
Antigua Coffee House. Inside I met Juan (last name escapes me) who was
manning a large(ish) Dietrich roaster. I introduced myself & dug info out of
him. The place had been scheduled to open weeks ago but the plumber botched
the water softener install & the tidal wave that swamped the neighboring
stores must've been a sight. Juan was philosophical about it though & is
looking forward to opening next week - thus the beans roasting today.
Looking around the place, there were impressively new & shiny machines
everywhere. I'm looking forward to having a cool place to hang out & making
a new coffee friend or two.
--
Robert (Gig 'em!) Harmon
http://tinyurl.com/2tnv87






 
Date: 26 Mar 2007 14:29:05
From:
Subject: Re: New coffee business in Pearland, TX
On 24, 10:36 am, "Robert Harmon" <r_h_har...@Zhotmail.com > wrote:
> Howdy Boinee!
> Like the fruit - Pear Land. 'Threw' from 'Thoreau' is at least *close*. Try
> this one in Houston; Kuykendahl is pronounced 'Kirkandahl'. When I first
> moved to Houston people used to look at me funny when I'd say Ki-ken-dahl.
> --
> Robert (Gig 'em!) Harmonhttp://tinyurl.com/2tnv87
>

Texas Place-Name Pronunciation Guide:

1. If the place name has a Spanish origin, use English phonics
rules.
2. If the place name has any origin other than Spanish, don't bother
speaking it----no rules apply.

tin (Still looking for Gwadaloop Street)



 
Date: 24 Mar 2007 23:44:36
From: varuscelli_II
Subject: Re: New coffee business in Pearland, TX
On 24, 10:51 pm, "Danny Joe" <harry.flashmansqu...@gmail.com >
wrote:
> But do you know how to pronouce Mexia?
>
> Danny (deep in the heart of Montrose) Joe

Would it be cheating for me to answer that -- given that I've lived in
Texas all my life?

Al




  
Date: 25 Mar 2007 11:08:43
From: J. Clarke
Subject: Re: New coffee business in Pearland, TX
varuscelli_II wrote:
> On 24, 10:51 pm, "Danny Joe" <harry.flashmansqu...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> But do you know how to pronouce Mexia?
>>
>> Danny (deep in the heart of Montrose) Joe
>
> Would it be cheating for me to answer that -- given that I've lived in
> Texas all my life?

Good thing it wasn't founded by Donald Knuth or it would be TeXas and
you'd spray the first three rows every time you said it.

> Al

--
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--John
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(was jclarke at eye bee em dot net)




 
Date: 24 Mar 2007 10:53:47
From: varuscelli_II
Subject: Re: New coffee business in Pearland, TX

> this one in Houston; Kuykendahl is pronounced 'Kirkandahl'. When I first
> moved to Houston people used to look at me funny when I'd say Ki-ken-dahl.
> --
> Robert (Gig 'em!) Harmonhttp://tinyurl.com/2tnv87

Yeah, I always though Kuykendahl was "Kooee-ken-dal" and wondered why
there was one street called "Kooee-ken-dal" and one street call "Kir-
ken-dal" from listening to radio traffic reports during the day.
It's like our area's city of Humble which the residents pronounce it
without the "H" sound (silent "H") and most others pronounce with the
"H." (Humble or Umble.)

Luckily, there's not a (or an) "Humble Coffee Shop on Kuykendahl" or
we'd have fits trying to tell anyone where it's located. :-/



  
Date: 24 Mar 2007 18:36:21
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: New coffee business in Pearland, TX
That's one of my favorite oxymoron's "Humble, Texas", right up there with
"military intelligence" & "happily ried".
--
Robert (Gig 'em!) Harmon
http://tinyurl.com/2tnv87

"varuscelli_II" <vruscelli@houston.rr.com > wrote in message
news:1174758827.491356.19320@y66g2000hsf.googlegroups.com...
>
>> this one in Houston; Kuykendahl is pronounced 'Kirkandahl'. When I first
>> moved to Houston people used to look at me funny when I'd say
>> Ki-ken-dahl.
>> --
>> Robert (Gig 'em!) Harmonhttp://tinyurl.com/2tnv87
>
> Yeah, I always though Kuykendahl was "Kooee-ken-dal" and wondered why
> there was one street called "Kooee-ken-dal" and one street call "Kir-
> ken-dal" from listening to radio traffic reports during the day.
> It's like our area's city of Humble which the residents pronounce it
> without the "H" sound (silent "H") and most others pronounce with the
> "H." (Humble or Umble.)
>
> Luckily, there's not a (or an) "Humble Coffee Shop on Kuykendahl" or
> we'd have fits trying to tell anyone where it's located. :-/
>




 
Date: 24 Mar 2007 10:56:01
From: bernie
Subject: Re: New coffee business in Pearland, TX
Robert Harmon wrote:
> I was headin' over to my favorite sushi bar & what's that smell? Coffee
> roasting? In Pearland? Following my nose led me to the unlocked doorway of
> Antigua Coffee House. Inside I met Juan (last name escapes me) who was
> manning a large(ish) Dietrich roaster. I introduced myself & dug info out of
> him. The place had been scheduled to open weeks ago but the plumber botched
> the water softener install & the tidal wave that swamped the neighboring
> stores must've been a sight. Juan was philosophical about it though & is
> looking forward to opening next week - thus the beans roasting today.
> Looking around the place, there were impressively new & shiny machines
> everywhere. I'm looking forward to having a cool place to hang out & making
> a new coffee friend or two.

Best of luck to them and may they convert more folks to good coffee
than the Baptists down there to...well, never mind. Good luck to them.
And, being unfamiliar with the name, is it pronounced Pear Land or Purl
Und? We have a place here named Thoreau that is pronounced 'threw'.
Bernie (pronounced any way you like)


  
Date: 25 Mar 2007 03:51:48
From: Danny Joe
Subject: Re: New coffee business in Pearland, TX

"bernie" <bdigman@zianet.com > wrote in message
news:46055822$1@nntp.zianet.com...

snip

> Best of luck to them and may they convert more folks to good coffee than
> the Baptists down there to...well, never mind. Good luck to them.
> And, being unfamiliar with the name, is it pronounced Pear Land or Purl
> Und? We have a place here named Thoreau that is pronounced 'threw'.
> Bernie (pronounced any way you like)

Good question Bernie.

When I moved to HOuston (lo these 27 years ago) I thought it was like the
gem, not the fruit. I even bought a car there (1968 BMW 1600. Sweet, sweet)
and STILL thought it was Pearl And.

Live and learn.

But do you know how to pronouce Mexia?

Danny (deep in the heart of Montrose) Joe




  
Date: 24 Mar 2007 17:36:33
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: New coffee business in Pearland, TX
Howdy Boinee!
Like the fruit - Pear Land. 'Threw' from 'Thoreau' is at least *close*. Try
this one in Houston; Kuykendahl is pronounced 'Kirkandahl'. When I first
moved to Houston people used to look at me funny when I'd say Ki-ken-dahl.
--
Robert (Gig 'em!) Harmon
http://tinyurl.com/2tnv87

"bernie" <bdigman@zianet.com > wrote in message
news:46055822$1@nntp.zianet.com...
> Robert Harmon wrote:
>> I was headin' over to my favorite sushi bar & what's that smell? Coffee
>> roasting? In Pearland? Following my nose led me to the unlocked doorway
>> of Antigua Coffee House. Inside I met Juan (last name escapes me) who was
>> manning a large(ish) Dietrich roaster. I introduced myself & dug info out
>> of him. The place had been scheduled to open weeks ago but the plumber
>> botched the water softener install & the tidal wave that swamped the
>> neighboring stores must've been a sight. Juan was philosophical about it
>> though & is looking forward to opening next week - thus the beans
>> roasting today. Looking around the place, there were impressively new &
>> shiny machines everywhere. I'm looking forward to having a cool place to
>> hang out & making a new coffee friend or two.
>
> Best of luck to them and may they convert more folks to good coffee than
> the Baptists down there to...well, never mind. Good luck to them.
> And, being unfamiliar with the name, is it pronounced Pear Land or Purl
> Und? We have a place here named Thoreau that is pronounced 'threw'.
> Bernie (pronounced any way you like)




 
Date: 24 Mar 2007 09:33:30
From: varuscelli_II
Subject: Re: New coffee business in Pearland, TX
On 24, 11:12 am, "Robert Harmon" <r_h_har...@Zhotmail.com > wrote:
> Howdy Al!
> It's located on Broadway (Hwy 518), in the new strip mall next to the
> Kroger's on Cullen.
> --
> Robert (Gig 'em!) Harmonhttp://tinyurl.com/2tnv87

Great -- thanks, Robert. Actually, from my own experience, things
really seem to be booming in parts of the Pearland area with lots of
nice looking new development. I mean, I only drive through there on
occasion (and don't have real "living" experience or everyday commuter
experience there), but from what I've seen it's really growing.

I'll have to make a point to find Antigua Coffee House and check it
out. Thanks again.

Al



 
Date: 24 Mar 2007 08:09:45
From: varuscelli_II
Subject: Re: New coffee business in Pearland, TX
On 24, 6:12 am, "daveb" <davebobbl...@gmail.com > wrote:
> maybe it will become the pride of pearland.

I think The Dollar Store has a stranglehold on that honor, so I
dunno.





 
Date: 24 Mar 2007 04:12:10
From: daveb
Subject: Re: New coffee business in Pearland, TX


maybe it will become the pride of pearland.





  
Date: 24 Mar 2007 16:16:34
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: New coffee business in Pearland, TX
Howdy Bub!
There's only one PoP; never accept an inferior substitute! You could change
you handle to "Pride of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease", to help folks remember
what your specialty is. ;)

--
Robert (PoPID has a ring to it!) Harmon
http://tinyurl.com/2tnv87

"daveb" <davebobblane@gmail.com > wrote in message
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>
>
> maybe it will become the pride of pearland.
>
>
>




 
Date: 24 Mar 2007 00:50:58
From: varuscelli_II
Subject: Re: New coffee business in Pearland, TX
Antigua Coffee House...

Where are they located, Robert? I'm relatively close to Pearland and
wouldn't mind paying them a visit at some point when I'm driving out
that way.

Thanks! ;-)

Al




  
Date: 24 Mar 2007 16:12:14
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: New coffee business in Pearland, TX
Howdy Al!
It's located on Broadway (Hwy 518), in the new strip mall next to the
Kroger's on Cullen.
--
Robert (Gig 'em!) Harmon
http://tinyurl.com/2tnv87

"varuscelli_II" <al@ruscelli.com > wrote in message
news:1174722658.207811.318540@e65g2000hsc.googlegroups.com...
> Antigua Coffee House...
>
> Where are they located, Robert? I'm relatively close to Pearland and
> wouldn't mind paying them a visit at some point when I'm driving out
> that way.
>
> Thanks! ;-)
>
> Al
>
>