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#1443184 Micromanage My Life

Posted by joethefoodie on Yesterday, 11:07 AM

So, Lex introduced me to Gottscheer Hall, which is an essential place. The cost of shopping at places like NY Bakery Inc, Netcost, and evidently Moschers is still hilarious. As a regular non-car schlepper, I always take one of the many insulated/cooler bags I’ve picked up as random freebies over the years, like pens and pencils. I imagine they can be purchased too.

I've got a soft-sided Coleman cooler bag which works really well. Fits perfectly in the back seat too.

#1443183 Pour Over Kettle

Posted by joethefoodie on Yesterday, 11:06 AM

I've had a Hario for years; no rust.


So - why not just buy a new Hario?


@aaronS - that occasionally (the boil over) happens when I've got a full pot of water; have they always offered the 1.2 liter size,  because that would solve a problem. Usually I'm ready to pour before the water boils anyway.


Re: electric kettle; some of us don't have the countertop real estate for that.

#1442939 Micromanage My Life

Posted by joethefoodie on 12 July 2019 - 12:49 PM

Hunan Slurp has been really, really good.




Ma La Beef Mifen - apretty good noodle dish, with sliced shin and some very gelatinous beef fat. Great broth. Opened the same year as Kopitiam, and better than, in my opinion.

#1442760 Micromanage My Life

Posted by joethefoodie on 08 July 2019 - 07:03 PM

Muncan has it all, and then some. That lamb prosciutto isn't bad either.

#1442692 Tori Shin

Posted by joethefoodie on 06 July 2019 - 11:51 AM

Maybe this is where you really want to go?



Corner of Grand and Chrystie Streets.


They have a special - 8 skewers for $10. And they're pretty good (though Significant Eater won't eat them).

#1442566 Gigs

Posted by joethefoodie on 03 July 2019 - 10:33 AM

Richard Thompson at City Winery, this past Monday night.


I don't know if there is another guitar player, let's just say, who is as engaging as he is.  As Significant Eater said, 'it's as if he has four hands."



#1442493 Hamptons Dining

Posted by joethefoodie on 01 July 2019 - 10:52 AM

Because my sister is marrying 'down' [my parents do not approve], 


Imagine how my wife's (then fiancée's) parents felt when she decided to say yes to marrying me!  And we did get married at the city clerk's office - in Vegas. And a small dinner afterwards, though our plans to eat at Jean Louis Palladin's Napa at the Rio, were quashed by the fact that it wasn't open on a Monday (or was it a Tuesday?) night.

#1442264 Supper

Posted by joethefoodie on 24 June 2019 - 11:04 AM



Scallops, plump and juicy, barely cooked and with a little butter and white wine pan sauce over. Orzo pasta "salad" with onions, garlic, feta, olives, capers, dill, parsley, lemon, olive oil.  

#1442124 One (or Some) of the Reason (s) to Loathe Delivery Apps

Posted by joethefoodie on 18 June 2019 - 03:05 PM

The point I'm making is that since the inception of delivery via apps, prices have risen across the board 30 - 40%.


That's why it now costs $200 for a halfway decent meal out, as opposed to what it used to cost.


We're paying whether we use the service or not; someone's gotta cover that nut.

#1442067 Supper

Posted by joethefoodie on 17 June 2019 - 10:50 AM

Franks and beans. Cole slaw (house made). Riesling.

#1442042 Copenhagen

Posted by joethefoodie on 16 June 2019 - 12:38 PM

There's also Alouette (recently earning their first star), opened a year or more ago by Nick Curtin and his wife Camilla Hansen.


Nick was the chef at the late, lamented Rosette, on East Broadway (currently the home of Mission Chinese Food).


Great guy, great cook.  Not quite as lovely as Camilla (who is a cover woman and actively models), but you get the picture.

#1442009 Provincetown, Wellfleet - Somewhat of a Report

Posted by joethefoodie on 15 June 2019 - 04:01 PM



they're kinda annoying like that, aren't they?!


This one likes to go places she knows she's not supposed to; i.e. along and atop the range, printer, plants, etc.

#1442000 Provincetown, Wellfleet - Somewhat of a Report

Posted by joethefoodie on 15 June 2019 - 01:34 PM

Our last day in Provincetown, biblically pouring in fits and starts.


We started off here a few days prior, the new hipster AWOL Hotel, which used to be a crappy motel (The Inn at the Moors), but always had the most amazing view of yes, the moors - or the marshland at the very, very tip of of Provincetown...




After a couple of nights there, we moved over to our favorite, the Red Inn (which had been fully booked until last night), where the views are of Provincetown harbor, and where the water laps up right to the deck at high tide...






A quick trip into Wellfleet and Mac's on the pier yielded this for lunch one day...




A lobster roll for Significant Eater (with that dreaded lettuce). For healthy me, broiled scallops, steamed veg and rice.  There are like 7 - 8 delicious scallops in there, which would probably cost $100 in NYC, but that plate was all of $21.


Dinner at Fore Street a few nights ago was fine. I liked these soft shells, which were on special...




And last night, dining at Nor' East Beer Garden with a few local celebs (okay, the owners of Pop+Dutch and on her night off, a chef from Nor' East Beer Garden), meant a groaning board of various bites...




Lots of Mediterranean flavor, all quite good, and easily the best cocktails in town;  good beer list too.


Our last evening in Provincetown started out with me, by myself (as Significant Eater was on a business call), heading down to the breakwater/moors area to meditate. If anyone thinks I meditate, I don't, but this certainly wouldn't be a bad spot for it. I hung out for a while, contemplating the universe...it's really big.




Since the local relatives are in the food biz, many of their friends are as well. Fishermen and fisherwomen, cooks, servers, etc. So we went to dinner at niece/nephew's home, where they cooked for us.


These came out of the water (from exactly where, I don't know) a few hours prior:




A fantastic razor clam ceviche, prepped by that same friendly local chef. A few nights prior, we had a knockout scallop ceviche prepared by the guy who had provided these clams (there always seemed to be"extra" scallops, clams and fin fish around), as well as this large black sea bass:




Grilled, (scales on to keep it moister than possible), stuffed with bay and lemon. It was great. There were also Jonah crabs, grilled focaccia, stuffed and grilled Italian sweet peppers, a great Greek salad, and a rhubarb tart mit schlag for dessert. I brought a couple bottles of wine, some other legal stuff was consumed, and a great time was had by all.


It was sad leaving the end of the world, or at least the continental US, but




Rosie, perched at her favorite window seat to watch me unpack, was happy to have us home.

#1441803 NBA 2018-2019

Posted by joethefoodie on 11 June 2019 - 03:07 PM

Amazing how the Knicks can curse players who aren't even on the team yet.

#1441563 So many Exhibitions, So Little Time

Posted by joethefoodie on 02 June 2019 - 07:38 PM

But the stuffy side of me wonders how much it’s part of the Met’s mission (I know, there’s nothing new about this).

My guess is the "mission," or at least one of their guiding principles, is to try to make enough money, in order to stay open as much as they do. 


One way is with a special exhibit like this, which might appeal to the masses more so than Dutch masterpieces, which was, guess what, uncrowded. Go figure.