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Homer News - July 24, 2004
NYT captures Cosmic Hamlet flavor
New York Times - July 23, 2004
Taken out of "JOURNEYS; 36 Hours | Homer, Alaska"
Brother Asaiah Bates, a follower of South Asian mysticism, arrived in Homer in 1955 from California. He and others with him vowed not to wear shoes or cut their hair until world peace had been achieved and world hunger eradicated. They were called Barefooters. Although the group broke up, Brother Asaiah stayed on, becoming a local sage. He dubbed Homer ''the Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea,'' and although he died in 2000, a small cafe, the Cosmic Kitchen (510 Pioneer Avenue; 907-235-6355), shows that his legacy lives on in many forms, even in the breakfast burrito. There is a homemade salsa bar that offers condiments for the breakfasts of burritos with chorizo ($4.25) or huge plates of huevos rancheros accompanied by fresh hash browns ($6.95). read entire article...