Beans & Butter Coffeehouse

Beans Butter Coffee House copy

Beans & Butter Coffeehouse is a great local restaurant that I wanted to let you know about if you are in the Lawrenceville, GA area near Atlanta.

I have known Mr. Simmons for a few years now. Everything that I have ever eaten that he has cooked has been delicious.  I first tasted his food at Scouting events that were catered by him. He has professional training as a chef and used to run a restaurant in Chicago and now has this marvelous family owned local coffee shop called Beans & Butter.  

All of the food is fresh and hand made and there is free WIFI.

I have personally had his turkey sandwich, and the egg and cheese bun.  The bread is freshly made and the ingredients are fresh and taste delicious. I have tried an almond croissant and it was delicious as well.

I am not a coffee drinker, but I have had the hot black tea which is very good.  It is brewed with tea leaves instead of ground tea. 

Other customers have said that the coffee is great. 

If you get a chance, I highly recommend stopping by for a cup of coffee or tea and a sandwich or pastry.  

Please support this local business. They are located at 851 Oak Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30047.  They are at the end of the shopping center.

Egg and Cheese Bun

Egg and Cheese bun – My son loves these whenever we go to Beans & Butter.

Turkey sandwich

turkey sandwich



Captain Kirk Stole My Bike

I have always been a big fan of Star Trek. One of my favorites is Star Trek: The Original Series. I really like the chemistry between Captain Kirk, Spock, and Bones. (William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, and DeForest Kelley. )

Recently I listened to William Shatner’s biography about Leonard Nimoy called Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man. It was great listening to William Shatner read the book.

One of the funniest parts of the book is when William Shatner talks about the time that he took Leonard’s Nimoy’s bike when they were filming the early episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series.

The Star Trek sound stage was quite a ways from the commissary where lunch was served. The lunch period was only 30 minutes. The cast had to run to get lunch because the lines were long.

Leonard Nimoy did not run very fast and usually was one of the last people to get there and sometimes even missed lunch.. Because of this, he decided to bring his bike and ride it to lunch.

Hear’s a great video of Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner telling the bike story at a Star Trek Convention.

Video of William Shatner telling Bike Story

This looks very spontaneous and not rehearsed. This perfectly illustrates the chemistry between the two actors and one of the main reasons why Star Trek: The Original Series was such a great show.

This post originally appeared onThe Retroist

Terrific Animal Rights Cookies

Bengal Tiger Cookies

These Terrific Bengal Tiger Cookies were made by Lorena Aparicio from Los Dulces De KOLO.

These Fabulous Animal Cookies were made for theAnimal Rights Collaboration which is an international cake collaboration featuring 160 amazing pieces in defense of animal rights. Isabel Tamargo of Tartas Imposibles hosted this collaboration.

Tiger Cookie

This beautiful Bengal Tiger is in a river with trees in the background.

Peacock Cookie

This Marvelous Peacock Cookie was made by Aixa Zunino from Dolce Sentire.

Here is Aixa’s description of this Fabulous cookie:

Peacocks, one of the most beautiful birds on Earth, are admired and loved by most of us. The colors, designs and especially their breeding plumage make it so special.Unfortunately, peacocks are hunted for both meat and also the feathers, illegally in many parts of the world which led to a major decrease in their population.Cookie entirely made with the piped royal icing dimensional technique and handpainted with Rainbow Dust Colours.

Panda Cookie

This Splendid Panda Cookie was made by Eli Femandez del Olmo from Mis dulcet tentaciones azucaradas.

Here is Eli’s description of this Fabulous cookie:

It is anticipated that climate change could remove, in the next 80 years, more than 35 % of the bamboo forests which are the habitat of the panda, this added to the impact it has on their habitat deforestation and poaching This has made the panda was in danger of extinction, luckily now his situation has happened to “vulnerable”.In this cookie decorated entirely in royal icing I’ve wanted to paint free, happy, climbing a tree outside the destruction that surrounds him.

Polar Bear Cookie

This Superb Polar Bear Cookie was made by Josune Eloisa Rivera from YoSi’s Creations.

Here is Josune’s description of this Fabulous cookie:

This piece in cookie describes a polar bear swimming in their environment, free, happy… I was inspired by a picture I saw on Pinterest and it’s a polar bear in its natural state and enjoying the nature of their environment.The materials used have been fondant renshaw for the base, rice paper for the flowers and edible paint sugarflair.

Marvelous Animal Cakes

Pilot Whale Cake

This Fabulous Pilot Whale Cake was made by Ana Remigio from Cupcakes and Dreams.   

These Fabulous Animal Cakes were made for theAnimal Rights Collaboration which is an international cake collaboration featuring 160 amazing pieces in defense of animal rights.  Isabel Tamargo of Tartas Imposibles hosted this collaboration.

Pilot Whale Cake

Here is Ana Remigio’s description of this Fabulous cake:

My piece is inspired by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization, established in 1977 . Their mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.
Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.

Badger Cake

This Marvelous UK Badger Cake was made by Jean Schapowal from Cakes With Character. 

Here is Jean’s description of this Fabulous cake: 

Piece is comprised of cake and Rice cereal treats. Then covered with modeling chocolate and Satin ice fondant. I used Innovative Sugar shapers to achieve the fur texture and then painted with cocoa butter paints and highlighted with dusts. All the leaves are done with fondant and again dusted for effect.

Hedgehog Cake

This Splendid Hedgehog Cake was made by Zoe Robinson from The Cake Nook. 

Here is Zoe’s description of this Fabulous cake: 

For my Hedghog I sculpted it out of chocolate cake, then used a mix of fondant and modelling chocolate for the details. For the spikes I used gumpaste, then hand painted it using edible food colours.