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Sneakeater

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#1451367 The Rest of Us, Paris edition

Posted by Sneakeater on Yesterday, 03:48 AM

(Although not until I cook and eat my remaining shad roe loab.)


#1451330 Essex Crossing, Essex St. Market, and More

Posted by Sneakeater on 22 February 2020 - 03:18 PM

Whether there is one isn't subjective.




#1451261 The Rest of Us, Paris edition

Posted by Sneakeater on 21 February 2020 - 04:03 AM

You just have the wrong idea of what a reasonable time is.


#1451237 Currently Reading...

Posted by Sneakeater on 20 February 2020 - 03:49 AM

Stephanie, this is really exciting.


#1451227 Annoyances

Posted by Sneakeater on 19 February 2020 - 08:53 PM

Wait.  I'm gonna sit at a bar with a hat hanging from a belt loop?????

 

Not going to make many new friends THAT way!




#1451136 The Rest of Us, Paris edition

Posted by Sneakeater on 15 February 2020 - 06:35 AM

Maybe I'm self-centered, but I honestly believe joe ordered those just to vex me.


#1450947 bombay and delhi, december 2018

Posted by Sneakeater on 07 February 2020 - 03:52 PM

Hey but one was pastrami and the other is jeere-meere.

 

(I thought O Pedro at Intersect was terrific, to tell you the truth.)




#1450712 The Pete Wells Thread

Posted by Sneakeater on 28 January 2020 - 09:21 PM

Nobody ever listens to me when I argue how stupid and in fact pernicious food photos are.  So let me try it this way.

 

Today Pete Wells issued a one-star review of Anton's, complaining that the food is inconsistent:  some dishes on the menu are good, many aren't.

 

The review is accompanied by the usual slideshow.  It features mainly heavily styled photos of dishes on the menu.  I want to emphasize that these photos are heavily styled.  This is not what the food looks like when you order it.  This is a glamour-shot version.

 

So while the review is warning you that much of the food isn't that good, the quasi-pornographic photos are doing everything they can to make it look enticing.  In other words, the photos don't support the text -- they actively subvert it.  (And, hey, what the fuck are styled photos doing accompanying a review anyway?????)

 

This isn't journalism.  This is anti-journalism.

 

(Makes me miss the Pink Pig.  At least Wilf's photos looked unappetizing.)




#1450698 What makes you laugh?

Posted by Sneakeater on 28 January 2020 - 03:05 AM


I like to tip my doctors.


"Just the tip."

Mohel wallet joke


#1450697 Death Pool

Posted by Sneakeater on 28 January 2020 - 03:00 AM

I think “Nice Pig” would kind of perfectly encapsulate what they’re trying to do.


#1450559 The Rest of Us

Posted by Sneakeater on 23 January 2020 - 09:14 PM

These New Wave California wines (I'm trying not to say "natural") tend not to be jammy.




#1450393 Today I played...

Posted by Sneakeater on 19 January 2020 - 06:32 PM

Haydn:  Symphonies Nos. 90-92 "Oxford" (Brüggen/Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century)

 

Chen/Chicago Sinfonietta:  Project W (pieces for chamber orchestra by Price arr. Still/Clarice Assad/Jessie Montgomery/Reena Esmail/Jennifer Higdon)

 

Scelsi:  Pranam I/Anagamin/Quatro Pezzi/Quartettos Nos. 2 & 4/Okanagon (various)

 

Various:  Close to the Noise Floor:  Formative UK Electronica 1975-1984

 

Girl Ray:  Earl Grey

 

Eddie Condon & Bud Freeman:  Complete Commodore & Decca Eddie Condon & Bud Freeman Sessions (Disc VIII)

 

Ekmeles:  A Howl, that Was a Prayer (vocal pieces by Taylor Brook/Erin Gee/Christopher Trapani)

 

Chris Forsyth:  All Time Present




#1449917 Veronika

Posted by Sneakeater on 10 January 2020 - 09:48 PM

Oh, also:  the separate cocktail bar in the former chapel!!!!!!!!!!




#1449900 Georges Duboeuf

Posted by Sneakeater on 10 January 2020 - 06:05 PM

He long outlived his cultural relevance, sure.

But someone had to show that Beaujolais could be good before better wine producers could show it could be fucking great.


#1449883 Georges Duboeuf

Posted by Sneakeater on 10 January 2020 - 12:41 AM

I couldn’t even try to quantify the amount of his wines I’ve drunk.