the irony was somewhat lost on my dentist that his story about needing to school his proctologist on bedside manner might not exactly be appropriate moments before he put his fingers in my mouth. that i gagged uncomfortably on the cotton dental rolls moments later was entirely coincidental.
first meal at aka my bike seat was stolen. second to last meal at alias the lights on my bike were stolen. got to hand it to the scumbags on clinton street, they are nothing if not devotees of symmetry.
genuine interest or looking for something to say?
perfect parody of girls season 38 starring laraine newman.
If you're not watching what Tatiana Maslany is doing on ORPHAN BLACK, you're missing the single best performance on TV right now.
as i was riding by i just assumed there was an early hannukah sale at j & r. turns out it was a casting call for the next mel brooks zombie movie.
spoiler: the messiah did it.
nsa whistleblower outs self.
The Writers Guild of America on Sunday unveiled its list of the “101 Best Written TV Series of All Time,” topped by HBO’s “The Sopranos.”
An ancient limestone platform dating back to 425 B.C is the oldest wine press ever discovered on French soil.
giant rodent kills man in belarus. be careful with your ridiculous wildlife photo ops, i guess is the lesson from this one.
In a rare culinary outing we went to Atera on Wednesday night. One of the best meals of my life. Not counting meals memorable for reasons beyond the food (Skinny's 71 Clinton NYE party, etc...) this was probably top 3 along with Mugaritz and I can't even think of another to put in that class.
Very small room. Open kitchen with surrounding bar seating, and then just one other table (we had the table.) Just a single prie fixe menu. No choices, no substituions. The food is highly inventive, but not in a crazy sci-fi way (not that there's anything wrong with that style.) Great ingredients paired in unexpected ways with a lot of thought obviously going into both flavor and texture combinations. Each course was a real delight. Started with 10 rapid fire "snacks", followed by three small sort of appetizer like dishes, followed by three slighly more substantial but still small entree like things, followed by a bunch of desserts including the entirely edible "egg" shown below. It was a ton of food, but not enough to make us feel bloated afterwards. I love this style of small plates. Sort of like ordering everything on a more tradional menu and then sharing, except you don't have to share!
waste water from natural gas drilling in NY found to be radioactive