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#1427101 Baldor Bite

Posted by splinky on 30 April 2018 - 10:58 PM

Baldor Bite looks like a fun day of food and drink downtown

#1424235 2018 International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York

Posted by splinky on 05 March 2018 - 01:15 AM

everything was made of maple water.

#1423858 Billy Graham

Posted by splinky on 26 February 2018 - 02:37 AM

lots of bullcrap on this thread posted by the ignorant.


some of you would be very very surprised to know about his actual views.  but frankly Billy Graham is about the last person I would expect NY'ers to know anything about.  (and if you call him a racist you really are ignorant, show me a white man born in the 1920's in NC with more progressive views on race (and friends with MLK).  seriously. -- to the post above.).

It was interesting to read the reactions to Obama's tweet by those who simply don't realize that someone with 80 years!! in public life is going to have about five cringe worthy statements.  honestly I think a lot of you are confusing him with his son (who really is everything you think he is)


a serious critique from someone knowledgeable is here: https://slate.com/ne...calculable.html


or even the Guardian obit: https://www.theguard...graham-obituary


you do realize that this is the man who said this in 1973 in Johannesburg: 


Nathan, I understand that you believe you are in the best position to define and explain racism to me, because your people invented it and you feel it’s proprietary. I can assure you as a person of color who has lived in this country for over half a century, in both the north and the south, I have a great deal more first hand experience with racism than you do. I know what it is and I know a racist when I see one. 
You’ve mistaken a white man being polite to a Black man as evidence of the absence of racism. Billy Graham stood fast against the very laws that would give Black citizens civil and human rights in this country. That sir, is the very definition of racism. Graham’s suggestion that Black people should beg or ask politely not to lynched in the streets, rather than insisting on the same legal protections other citizens have, is racism. I am heartened to see, at least, that you don’t dispute his anti-semitism or queer negativity. 
When you've been held at gunpoint by a policeman on your way home from work or spat upon and called nigger in the streets of New York or Boston or not allowed to use a dressing room in or return clothing to a department store in North Carolina or feared for your life during a late night traffic stop on a deserted Vermont road, you'll have earned some actual credibility with me. 
Your ability to google, is not more valid than my lived experience or the lived experience of millions of Black people in this country. 

#1423729 Billy Graham

Posted by splinky on 22 February 2018 - 11:53 PM

as racist, homophobic, anti-semites go dude was definitely in the big leagues. anti muslim, too

#1423168 Depressing stuff

Posted by splinky on 11 February 2018 - 11:21 PM

my high school class was small and is extremely close, we see each other frequently and people gladly host each other and classmates children when folks are traveling. Just last week a number of us attended the funeral of a classmates mom. Weeks before that I stayed with a classmate in SF as has been an annual tradition. She and her kids stay with me as they travel back and forth for the kids school travel. We've been having mini reunions every few months as people are becoming empty nesters. Another classmate secured tickets to the NMAAHC and hosted a number of us near DC for the weekend. A few have been Ambassadors and have hosted classmates overseas. This after almost no contact for the first 25 years after graduation. 

#1422944 Pre - Yahrtzeit for a Kitchen

Posted by splinky on 06 February 2018 - 09:29 PM

a kitchen to envy! well done! happy cooking!

#1422582 Oaktown Spice Shop

Posted by splinky on 29 January 2018 - 09:25 PM

A friend took me to her favorite spice shop in Albany (they have a another location in Oakland, too) and we had a blast. We created several custom blends for friends and bought too many spices for ourselves. These folks run these two shops and all the employees are owners. They love spices in an almost unnatural way. You can sniff, taste, ask way too many questions and they are still lovely. The founders are Penzey alumni and it shows.  Worth a visit if you're in the area. 





#1421918 Currently Reading...

Posted by splinky on 17 January 2018 - 01:43 AM

Tiffany Haddish: The Last Black Unicorn

#1420239 Sexual harassment and the restaurant industry

Posted by splinky on 11 December 2017 - 04:15 PM

#1419576 Thanksgiving 2017

Posted by splinky on 24 November 2017 - 07:14 PM

we had an all day affair



roasted cherry tomatoes

corn muffins with candied pecan topping

fruit salad



stilton cheese

san daniele prociutto

ilchester wensleydale cheese





some kind of organic heritage bird

roasted fingerlings and parsnips

roasted brussels sprouts with mushrooms and bacon

carrots glazed with blackberry and ginger sauce

string beans with fried garlic and herbs

spinach with marcona almonds and dried cherries (soaked in vodka)

corn pudding

cranberry orange sauce




bourbon sweet potato pie with candied pecan

cranberry cherry pie

pecan pie with dark chocolate lined crust

pumpkin pie

whipped cream

#1417897 Harvey Weinstein

Posted by splinky on 25 October 2017 - 08:45 PM




In that model, HR protects powerful employees who the company sees as valuable. The randos get weeded out.

A pretty good fit to facts. Again, questions of power.

That's why the #1 salesman isn't going to be messed with. Or the guy/girl in the corner office.  Classic power asymmetry.
Weinstein's company directed billions of dollars in advertising / production / talent selection / related products.  I don't think it's a coincidence that Donna Karan was among the first to jump to his defense. Generous contributions of (the company's) dollars pay dividends when you need help.  deleted political content. 
so we can talk about politicians taking bribes?
That would probably run afoul of the rules on politics (being politicians, and all).  deleted political content.  [/cynicism]
Bribes are so old fashioned. deleted political content.
weird reasoning given the bribes were in the form of campaign contributions but i understand how supremacy works and i won't rain on the supremacy parade. carry on

#1417491 Reasons To Be Cheerful

Posted by splinky on 20 October 2017 - 06:01 AM

sometimes the interwebs can be used for good. many thanks to a most kind and helpful mff member



#1417185 Harvey Weinstein

Posted by splinky on 16 October 2017 - 12:42 AM

It appears that someone is unilaterally, stealthily deleting acceptable postings.



must be the russians  :lol:

#1417157 Hey, Asshole!

Posted by splinky on 15 October 2017 - 04:25 PM

Waiting in an outdoor line in back of a guy smoking a very obnoxious smelling cigar who also is desperate to make conversation.  

this is why you need to learn to sign "i am deaf"

#1415705 So many Exhibitions, So Little Time

Posted by splinky on 18 September 2017 - 11:19 PM

finally going back to finish viewing the NMAAHC in DC