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#1415296 The Equifax database breach

Posted by splinky on 12 September 2017 - 02:10 PM


#1414510 Fermentation

Posted by splinky on 31 August 2017 - 04:19 PM

new documentary

#1414130 Jay Thomas

Posted by splinky on 25 August 2017 - 01:11 AM

in 2013 Jay was ill and John McEnroe told the story in his stead and did a version of the football toss


#1414119 The Cook's Cook Community Forum

Posted by splinky on 24 August 2017 - 09:59 PM

is this anything?

#1413909 Wine theory proves true

Posted by splinky on 20 August 2017 - 09:12 PM

i think this theory assumes that all wine drinkers are morons.

i can drink more expensive wine at home and in nicer glasses

#1413824 Crossing paths with the famous

Posted by splinky on 18 August 2017 - 03:01 PM

recent path crossing april bloomfield at the apple store and mandy patinkin at grom

#1411490 Miele dishwashers

Posted by splinky on 16 July 2017 - 04:06 AM

the clean dishes are coming from inside the the house!

#1410575 Ice Cream

Posted by splinky on 02 July 2017 - 05:22 AM

So now I'm on a sherbet kick. This week's flavor is from my well-worn copy of David Leibovitz's The Perfect Scoop - Mocha Sherbet. I'm tempted to make a slushie with it.

i sometimes do the Jean-Paul Hévin chocolate ice cube recipe and throw the finished ice cubes into the vitamix with coffee, milk and/or a little liqueur

#1405385 Ottomanelli's - We Have a Problem Here

Posted by splinky on 07 April 2017 - 07:39 PM

I agree.

but thanks for proving my 'benefit of the doubt' theory in a single post

#1404872 Hamilton, a musical

Posted by splinky on 30 March 2017 - 12:09 PM

Finally made it to Hamilton. Was sad that I wouldn't see Chris Jackson and Daveed Diggs but still had high expectations. The show has everything and is everything! All the things you expect from a great show on Broadway and a little bit more. Javier Munoz has a voice so superior to Miranda's that it made the songs even better. Taran Killam is a wonderful King George. Brandon Victor Dixon was a spectacular Burr and is much more likable than Leslie Odom Jr. Seth Stewart taking over Lafayette/Jefferson was entertaining but a little like a fine high school musical star having his moment and not as seasoned as the rest of the cast. Worth every penny of the price and so much more than a rap musical.

#1404417 The Global Hair Trade

Posted by splinky on 23 March 2017 - 04:41 AM

lots of promises are made. there have been huge scandals where hair for sheitels is not actually kosher because it was gathered for rituals deemed to be idolatrous and resold to wigmakers. lots of hair gathered in india is treated to resemble hair from europe. european hair especially natural virgin blonde hair is more expensive. not only is this deceptive but the hair is damaged in the treatment process and will not wear as well. 

#1403967 Derek Walcott

Posted by splinky on 17 March 2017 - 05:00 PM

at 87

#1403312 2017 International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York

Posted by splinky on 07 March 2017 - 01:18 AM

The show started on Sunday but I spent only 2 hours today. Lots of Brooklyn made vodka and upstate whiskies. Not as much certified gluten free foods as past years but plenty to choose from. Lots of sausages and organic meats. Flavored waters, low sugar drinks and non-dairy ice creams seemed to be the trend items. I had a trout macaron that I will remember fondly for the rest of my life.


#1403044 rare whiskey in astoria

Posted by splinky on 01 March 2017 - 09:55 PM

bowery bay bar offers rare pappy van winkle at $145 a pop

#1402616 Places we're curious about

Posted by splinky on 22 February 2017 - 01:22 AM


I'd say this is not a destination, but if you're in the neighborhood...
Why are you in the neighborhood?

Perfect for the students at LaGuardia Community College.  And unlike the upcoming Steak and Run place near NYU this restaurant looks like it will have some legs.


The more interesting thing to me is why Saran and his partner chose that location.  Maybe the rent was low enough and the concept bulletproof enough to make it a sure fire moneymaker.  Nothing wrong with that.  Or maybe they plan to open similar places in more prominent neighborhoods and they can use the Thomson St. location as a pilot to shake down the design of a mini chain.


there was an indian restaurant there before perhaps the partner already had the lease on the space