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#1441894 Reasons To Be Cheerful

Posted by splinky on 13 June 2019 - 01:00 PM

it took 15 years but i completed my discontinued german made mid century china set.




#1441740 The Four Seasons

Posted by splinky on 08 June 2019 - 02:40 PM

that was fast




#1441562 What makes you laugh?

Posted by splinky on 02 June 2019 - 05:25 PM

 

Phony bidding war costs Brooklyn apartment buyer thousands

 

He may have not been the first agent to do that, but how many snarkily boast to their own buying client in writing?

 

I met that agent a year earlier at an open house (when he was at Corcoran; this story has broken while he's now at Citi Habitats), and I had been impressed. We called him Bright Eyes. Unlike the buyer's broker we ended up using at another firm, Bright Eyes actually listened to my feedback and tailored his suggestions accordingly, repeatedly working hard to get our business by offering smart recommendations.
 
I looked at his Facebook profile a couple of days ago (three kids; spouse dressing up as RBG) and found several commenters making fun of him. His surname's kind of unique; I wondered if he'd shamed himself out of the biz for life. Well, he's deleted all that mocking.

 

park slope corcoran has been notorious for this for many years. i gave a low bid on something and they came back claiming multiple offers and asked for best and final. i let my bid stand and somehow mine was the winner. my best guess is i was the only viable bid




#1441530 Pigs in the *Blanket*

Posted by splinky on 31 May 2019 - 08:05 PM

they look very nice. everything bagel spice from trader joe's would be fun on those and i've seen them topped with chopped pickles before baking. little smokies links would be fun instead of cocktail weiners




#1441513 Nepali Restaurants in Queens

Posted by splinky on 30 May 2019 - 10:24 PM

What's good these days?




#1441472 Pigs in the *Blanket*

Posted by splinky on 28 May 2019 - 01:07 PM

please use mini cocktail weiners, so that there's not a huge greasy mess ruining people's clothing. biscuit dough and bagel dough work well also dufour puff pastry sheets which you can buy at fairway and similar markets. even pepperidge farms has puff pastry sheets. the crescent rolls are just salty and greasy.




#1439103 Natural, Organic, Bio - The Wines Some Love to Hate

Posted by splinky on 22 March 2019 - 07:54 PM

 

 

The miscegenation of terms used for these disparate wines has been a substantial hindrance to coherent discussion of them.    Organic and biodynamic refer to the growing of grapes.   Natural refers to wine making.    So organic and bio wines may or may not be natural; natural wines need not be made from organic or bio grapes.

 

As I understand it, a bio wine can be manipulated many ways during the winemaking process, and a natural wine can be made from grapes that were subjected to many kinds of chemicals in the vineyard.    

 

Add the fast and loose prose of winemakers, sellers and soms and the current towel of babel comes as no surprise.

miscegenation?

 

Amalgamation might be more apt.   Or popular interchangeability.

 

perhaps conflation. miscegenation means race mixing and seems to have no relation to the above discussion




#1438460 Micromanage my Life - Paris Edition

Posted by splinky on 08 March 2019 - 01:02 AM

Since you’ll be there & back before I go, I fully expect a report on which of the African places had the best chicken dishes. I’m gonna assume that the gluten free bakeries won’t have any.

actually maison kayser has a lovely gluten free chicken salad.

 

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#1437728 Micromanage my Life - Paris Edition

Posted by splinky on 16 February 2019 - 05:48 PM

Staying in the 1st and planning to prowl the Marais. Interested in fun places for coffee, drinks, snacks and lunches with prime people watching. will even entertain some "must do" tourist crap like L'ami Louis because chicken and potatoes.  What else should be on the list?

 

So far the list includes:

L'ami Louis

Claus St Germain de Pres

Hugo and Company

Asian Art Museum for wine (but really to steal a view of the Eiffel Tour from their terrace)

Ellsworth

Bar Hemmingway

Willi's Wine Bar

Chambelland Bakery

Helmut Newcake Bakery

Noglu Bakery

Foucade

Niébé

JahJah by Le Tricycle

Waly Fay

Berthillon




#1436776 So, where are *you* going next?

Posted by splinky on 17 January 2019 - 10:58 PM

portland!




#1435308 Best Comedians You’ve Seen (Live)

Posted by splinky on 09 December 2018 - 08:04 PM

I've been lucky enough to have seen perhaps the greatest stand-up of all time - Richard Pryor, post-fire.

 

Robin any number of times. (I could mention a few backstage stories, but I don't know if the statute of limitations has expired.)

 

Jerry Seinfeld - at a small, little club in the Haight called The Other Cafe. Way before fame.

Sam Kinison - talk about insanity - people were walking out of his sets before 10 minutes was up.

Dana Carvey - great impressionist too. 

Bobcat Goldthwait...he and Kinison had no love lost for each other. 

Kevin Pollack...did perhaps the best Captain Kirk impression ever. 

Kevin Meaney. Kevin Nealon. Dana Gould. Bobby Slayton. Will and Debbie Durst. Janine Hansen. Steven Pearl. Paula Poundstone. Jake Johannsen.   

Many others who still hit the boards a couple hundred times a year, et al.

  

One of upsides of living in the SF bay area during the late 70s - early 90s, what I believe was one of stand-ups' golden eras.

 

P.S.  One of the earliest lessons you learn is to not sit up front at a comedy show.

Kevin Meaney was such a terrific personality. miss him




#1434854 Latkes?

Posted by splinky on 27 November 2018 - 02:53 AM

latkes usually have egg in them, rosti generally do not




#1433270 Goat

Posted by splinky on 13 October 2018 - 04:39 PM

the other red meat




#1433269 Cindy Lobel

Posted by splinky on 13 October 2018 - 02:22 PM

at 48




#1433116 B&D Halal

Posted by splinky on 06 October 2018 - 06:22 PM

Imagine my delight when business took me near Madison Square Garden around lunchtime, giving me a chance to finally try one of the West African steam-table places Wilfrid so enjoys.

 

I expected the food to be rib-sticking and flavorful (if gloppy).  What I wasn't expecting was for one of the things I had to be best-in-category.  But the broiled(?) goat chops and ribs were one of the best goat dishes I've had in the City.  Amazingly, the meat was well butchered and of good quality:  no bone shards, no gristle.   It was subtly spiced and tasted just fantastic.

 

Everything else was merely delicious.

 

NOTE TO WILF:  I'm pretty sure the "ham hock" is cow foot.

why is it amazing that the meat was well butchered and of good quality? in relation to meat that is basically what halal means and what is required by religious law.