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#1446892 The Rest of Us

Posted by Orik on Yesterday, 08:20 PM

We had grouse last night (with laphroaig sauce) with BBF, a less obvious pairing but delicious and more restofus.

#1446797 Sushi Noz

Posted by Orik on 17 October 2019 - 03:54 PM


Admittedly exaggerating about them forgetting your face. Just noting out that sometimes the "deep" connection a patron may sense can be one-sided. That personal interaction may be there in the moment, but knowing it's all as ephemeral as cherry blossoms would be a very Japanese way to view it, I think? Mono no aware and all that.



Yes indeed. There's this bartender @ Four Horsemen who for the first five times or so always acted as if she remembered us before I figured out she's just very very good at pretending to remember people and is actually always too sauced to remember anything at all.

#1446639 Sushi Noz

Posted by Orik on 15 October 2019 - 06:05 PM

Was it ellenost? 

#1446631 Sushi Noz

Posted by Orik on 15 October 2019 - 04:34 PM

The chefs run the full range from total silence to comedians, and the crowd is predictably a quieter and better behaved version of the crowd here. There's not as much of a bro presence but you certainly get your share of obnoxious rich people and opinionated bloggers. 

#1446440 Rice

Posted by Orik on 11 October 2019 - 10:27 PM

From an epidemiological perspective - Bacillus causes less than 1% of foodborne illness in Japan, a country where everybody (especially children) eats rice that's been out for hours on a daily basis. Even of those few cases, most are associated with "fried rice", which I'm guessing is code name for Chinese restaurants. 


From a biological perspective, with proper cooking, and even a slight lowering of pH, it would be many hours (12-ish) until your spores germinate and multiply sufficiently to cause illness.


But then you throw up like a champ.

#1446216 So, where are *you* going next?

Posted by Orik on 05 October 2019 - 01:31 AM

Grand Cayman in November. Undecided for Christmas yet, thinking either phoenix or San Diego to get some comfortable weather unless a good deal in the Caribbean pops up.

You know about sargassum, yes?

#1446164 Where Is It?

Posted by Orik on 04 October 2019 - 12:37 PM

The most lovely cleaning ladies were two women who had just arrived from some central american rural area and had so little ability to decipher the function of household objects that they simply grouped them by shape. The longs - knives,pens, tweezers, were all friends, as were the rounds, the boxes, and the unreasonably shaped.

This was well over a decade ago. I still can't find anything.

#1446072 Meringue Question

Posted by Orik on 02 October 2019 - 01:26 PM

The Sagging Diplomat. Cocktail name.

#1445942 Keto

Posted by Orik on 27 September 2019 - 11:50 PM

In four weeks we will have Scottish game. Just sayin'

#1445694 Kalustyan's on Lexington

Posted by Orik on 22 September 2019 - 08:11 PM

Otherwise it'd be Single.

But you have to go to Kalustyan for about that many types of cocoa.

#1445574 The farmers market thread

Posted by Orik on 19 September 2019 - 09:19 PM

@Ori - with the espelettes, are you drying them for grinding, or using fresh? Both?


Confit in olive oil, pulled out the seeds (easier after they're cooked, actually), then ground together into a smooth paste with a bit of salt. Lasted about a week, I'm guessing if you want to keep it longer you'd need to freeze. 

#1445539 Burgers in NY

Posted by Orik on 19 September 2019 - 05:42 PM

Cervo's lamb burger is usually very good, but not a burger. Had better and worse versions at Fat Raddish but wouldn't go out of my way for it. Definitely time for Frenchette to put a burger on the menu.

#1445483 Mishiguene at Intersect by Lexus

Posted by Orik on 19 September 2019 - 12:55 AM

It's both the spanish and the choice of yiddish dialect (shu vs shi) 


Nothing compared to being able to tell if someone is from south central Bukovina based on their matzo brei being gefrischte matze.

#1445477 Mishiguene at Intersect by Lexus

Posted by Orik on 19 September 2019 - 12:21 AM

Should it be meshuga?


In any event, in Argentina, how about Judía Loca?



Noun vs Adjective. 

#1445076 2019 Growing Season

Posted by Orik on 07 September 2019 - 10:25 PM

Our first Chiltepin has ripened, offering hope that we'll have as many as 20 of them. The late blooming garlic chive blossoms are wreaking havoc on someone's honey making efforts I'm sure, and the San Marzanos continue to rot at every end.