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  1. I found a way to eat egregious quantities of food and drink plenty of whisky in just over an hour.

    I am recovering with a Dr Henderson (Fernet and creme de Menthe over ice).

    This was an event hosted by the Harlem Women’s Chamber of Commerce at the Forum at Columbia University.

    30 food and beverage vendors. And free (okay, donation suggested). No wonder there was a line around the block.

    Many of the usual suspects: Charles (with the man himself presiding), Sylvia’s, Dinosaur. And a bunch of places I didn’t know.

    Every fried chicken suffers when held in aluminum trays over burners. But Charles’s was still way better than Sylvia’s.

    The best chicken was small, long-braised glazed drumsticks from Massawa, which also had some great sauces and whatever the Ethiopian name for samosas is.

    I also liked the pork from Sofrito (PR), happily served with strips of skin.

    That is by no means all I ate. I sampled local whiskies too, none of which you need lose sleep about.

    Sadly, the event was over-ticketed, so after an hour there was a still a line around the block outside watching forlornly as we worked our way around the booths. I left and hopefully let someone in.

    I was stuffed.


  2. 38 minutes ago, joethefoodie said:

    Tompkins square Bagels makes many Top 10 NYC bagel lists.

    Which just proves how bad lists are.


    Reminds me of New York interviewing James Murphy on the occasion of LCD Soundsystem's "New York I Love You..." being voted number one New York song. "It even beat 'Walk on the Wild Side,'" crowed the interviewer.

    Just proves how bad your list is, was the gist of Murphy's response.

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  3. Yep.

    This amuses me (although I may have told it before). I started drinking Aviation regularly, not because of any particular properties of the product itself, but because of my fridge. Or rather, not my fridge but the small fridge in my old Harlem sub-let.

    The flat shape of the Aviation bottle meant it could fit in the ice box without me having to take everything else out.

  4. The plan was to finish the last of my pork roast by making tacos, but after four tacos I still have plenty leftover. But I did finish up the ramp bulbs I had frozen.

    Maybe cold pork sandwich for lunch.

  5. Tacos. Last piece of a pork roast, sliced thin, tossed in oil with paprika and red chili powder, served on low carb tortillas with the warmed greens from my Dinosaur BBQ order. Some sour cream would have been good.

    Red Rock and Chardonnay cheeses to follow. 

  6. On Sunday, I thought BBQ for dinner would be appropriate. Believe it or not, I have never been to the Dinosaur outpost in Harlem. Two subway stops and a five minute walk.

    The place was slammed. Currently they're not offering online ordering/pickup, but it was easy enough to walk in and order takeout.

    Half a rack of ribs served for dinner Sunday and Monday and I still have a pot of greens to eat. Not life-changing, but perfectly okay. Which is not always true for BBQ.

  7. Made me think why I am hardly ever in DC. Work never takes me there. Last two times were for rare museum shows by Clyfford Still and Richard Diebenkorn. Those go back a few years. I need to find a reason to go.

    If you really want to go back years, I did have dinner with Steve Klc there.

  8. On 5/23/2023 at 8:24 PM, Wilfrid said:

    Oh sure. I was just giving a random example, I don’t know why it came to mind.

    I mean, David Drake!

    Having loved the South Carolina potters exhibit at the Met, with David Drake at the heart of it, I was lucky to notice Thomas Commeraw (late 18th century New York-based Black potter) at the New York Historical Society. I made it there yesterday, but today is the last day.

  9. Pork roast rubbed with almost the last of a great herb rub I can’t find any more and I may need to ask advice. Pre-cooked cabbage revived in white wine and chicken stock.


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