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not a new article but smells good from here. those new yorkers sure have it good. ill have to get up there some time.
- dave 12-03-2003 9:27 pm [link] [add a comment]

Hearth was very very good, clean tasty not too rich food, we tasted 12 different dishes, I had to order another one of the scallops....quail, monkfish with squid tenacle risotto, lamb w/ cranberry beans, f gras, cheese, terraine's all liquor licence so BYOB for now.....
- Skinny 11-27-2003 5:40 pm [link] [add a comment]

Aint No Crime / NO MORE GRIMES

Mr Grimes said that in 2001 the two best burgers were DB Bistro and Dim Sum Go Go. In the window of DSGG there is a sign,
DB Bistro Burger $27.50
Dim Sum Go Go $8.95 for 4
I never had the DBBB but for sure the DSGG rocks the burger dept.
the bun is steamed and the burger slippery delish, maybe made with pork and beef tendon plus toes hoof and tail, textured more like sausage to me, so move over Jimmy Dean, and the taro fries so crisp and clean with more texture than potato....HOME RUN

- Skinny 11-25-2003 3:05 am [link] [add a comment]

Cops Seize 756 Pounds of Smuggled Bologna

Published: November 24, 2003

EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Border agents last week landed a meaty bust, seizing 756 pounds of bologna arranged into the shape of a car seat and covered with blankets in a man's pickup.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized 81 rolls of Mexican bologna Friday at the Paso Del Norte bridge as the pickup entered the United States.

``It puts the ultimate consumer at risk,'' said customs spokesman Roger Maier. ``Who knows how long these products have gone without refrigeration or without proper handling?''

Children were sitting on top of the illegal load before it was discovered, Maier said. The rear seat had been removed from the extended-cab pickup and the bologna was put in its place.

He said the agency plans to pursue civil penalties against the Mexican man driving the truck. Maier said the agency won't release the man's name until the case goes to trial.

Maier said the bologna goes for about $1 a roll in Juarez. When it is sold to a customer in the United States, it can go for between $5 and $10 a roll , he said.

- Skinny 11-25-2003 1:38 am [link] [add a comment]

WHEN it says on PAGE SIX that you're quitting, you're quitting. We reported way back in August 2002 that NewYork Times restaurant critic William "Biff" Grimes would not be returning from a mysterious leave of absence. A Times spokesman said then there was no reason "for us to be discussing a succession." Grimes did return - but not for long. Yesterday, an internal memo obtained by Nation's Restaurant News confirmed that Grimes will cease reviewing at the end of the year. He's expected to continue writing features for the paper. No word on his replacement.
- linda 11-19-2003 4:21 pm [link] [1 ref] [add a comment]

Last nite was my last nite out on the town for 2003......

Starting out at Fiamma for some tasty grub, white truffles are not great this year and damn expensive but due to some star power we were juiced up, I brought some great old wine, and we were off, Kobe beef over Arugula was a home run to finish the meal, East meets West.......

Than off to wd~50 to try some new creations by the two best talents in NY, a Nantuket Scallop dish that easly goes to the top of the wd charts (its getting to be a long list), I wanted to order 2 more plates but was calmed by a Char treat, both of these may soon to be on the menu, do not miss them, than 2 desserts from the menu, one was Pear 5 Ways AWESOME, than what could actually be the best dessert since the kumquat bliss left the rotation, Concord Grape Sorbet / Goat Cheese Panna Cotta / Port Wine Foam/ etc SCARY AMAZING.....nobody in NY comes close to these guys, NOBOBY.....

- Skinny 11-12-2003 5:06 pm [link] [1 comment]

The results are in Skinny 1 Lipitor 0.....

Brought my over all Cholesterol from 290 to 190...
Bad from 215 to 132.....
Needless to say the doctor was amazed....

Phase #2 Diet begins Monday November 17th.....

- Skinny 11-12-2003 4:45 pm [link] [1 ref] [add a comment]

mo eating:

Mix was my first and prob last Ducasse dining experience, not good to me.....

A fantastic lunch at La Loconda, really good....

Alais new menu was tasty, and I am sure it will get better....

- Skinny 11-09-2003 10:23 pm [link] [1 ref] [add a comment]

Letter From Dad

Steve, After I made my proposal to the Portland School Board regarding irradiated meat in the school lunch program, they asked the Physicians for Social Responsibility for their opinion and this is a draft of what they will send to Oregon School Districts. I feel tremendously validated as they added the probable social effects to the scientific background that I had told them of. The sigma represent bullets in the original doc.
((see comments for rest of message))
- steve 11-05-2003 5:36 pm [link] [2 comments]

being good and bad waiting for the results of test two....
good: eating lots of fruit fiber and little dessert
bad: no exersize, few richer meals

360: AWESOME meal, a chicken and pasta dish was off the charts, classic and simple, fresh fisher island oysters, twisted good.....
Cambodian Cuisine: i like this stuff, tasty and spicey and cheap

lots to come this week, praying to the cholesteral goddess

- Skinny 11-05-2003 5:14 pm [link] [add a comment]

Mmmmmm Clones.
- steve 10-31-2003 4:28 pm [link] [1 comment]

i have been not so good lately after by pit bull attack, leg is healing, the antibiotics flushed my system but I have been eating more and not riding my bike, yummy meal at tasting room followed by snacks at shillers (after many wines at wd~50).....bao noodles nite was delish again....finally went to Grand Sichuan East (uptown) VERY HOT but taste-E and different, worth the trek but my heart stays with 51st......had the best lunch this year at Wash Park, roasted Capon!!!
- Skinny 10-30-2003 2:46 pm [link] [add a comment]

Blue Fin has to be the best eatin in Time Square, fried Nantuket Scallops!!, hey steve EAT UP brother, dont miss em.
- Skinny 10-24-2003 8:28 am [link] [1 ref] [7 comments]

Danny's "how to start a coffee business" site

- bill 10-24-2003 1:23 am [link] [add a comment]

Home Home on the Grange

Stop #1: inoteca, cant believe how tasty the egg truffle toast on asparagus is for $7, i picked a rose of niederra, scary good with a'gus

Stop #2: wd~50, went for a beer, these folks are wine cool, but my body said beer, new rabbit app yahoo, new soup (in this issue of NY Mag) yahoo, two new "taste's" get yahoo delux. one was a rouget, green (gran-e?) apple, lentil, apple foam? with nori, and soy caramel, what was amazing to me was this light vaporish heat that the combo gave off (cool and cooled by the stout beer), it was from the fish which is cayanne?? treated (i have been to cayanne!!, i need to get back to the amazon), great snack (meal) topped off with a coco choc de safron:>)

Stop #3: Wash Park, couple of fun wines (inc an awesome 90 Sangiovese, a suprise), a customer showed up, we shared the salmon caviar pepper pancake app, very fine dish.

Last Stop: Sample in Brooklyn, I wanted to laugh out (yes i'm drunk), and for no?? good reason, this famous wine guy does the wine list yet the bartender doesnt know the wines, i get a Greek red and white in tumblers, order two app's and both come from cans, they were K-Rations for the gourmet set but comedy to me, after hard core delish food art at wd and simplistic bliss at inoteca what can i say but time for bed

good nite

- Skinny 10-19-2003 6:54 am [link] [1 comment]

once a week i have been eating where ever i want but with some reserved approach, one week 360 was fantastic, last week was Rose Water which can be very good and both places are fantastic folks, this saturday i will do the two new dishes at wd~50 (6;00 at the bar if anyone is free, followed by an app at Wash Park and one other place, 4 app's at 3 spots)....
- Skinny 10-15-2003 3:26 pm [link] [1 comment]

Diet is going, I believe I have lost 5 pounds, I feel no healthier, but I hope my cholesterol is down......I have been going out a bit more than I should, but no desserts, not butter, etc....friend was in town last night so we did El Cid, tasty, lots of protein for Linda......
- Skinny 10-15-2003 3:22 pm [link] [add a comment]

had not been to Green Market in a while, the great grape team was there, its one of the season's treats to eat a 1/2 dozen types of just harvested grapes, yahoo to fall......
- Skinny 10-11-2003 6:28 pm [link] [add a comment]

I saw Frances McDormand and her Coen-brother boyfriend/husband Sat. night at Alias (l.e.s.). She was kinda scruffy-looking (shaggy hair, jeans & t-shirt) and pretty talkative. Coen guy wasn't saying much. They were with another woman. He paid and then they left.

- linda 10-08-2003 8:59 pm [link] [4 comments]