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Eddie L

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  • Birthday 05/18/1956

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  1. Martin Kasner's KickStarter for the Porthole appears to be a success. $736,113 raised, goal was $28,500.
  2. This seems to be a recurring theme around here. The site is rather NYC-centric, but I don't find that to be a problem. I enjoy reading about the New York restaurant scene even though I don't travel there as often as I'd like. And I don't feel I have the right to bitch about the lack of Midwest coverage considering my own paltry contributions to that forum. I don't mind the off-topic or snarky comments either, although sometimes the thread-jacks can get out of hand (Nathan's mental map of New York neighborhoods?). The site has its own particular tone - it is what it is. (I agree with Suzanne that more non-New York content would be valuable. Maybe I should contribute something...)
  3. We had one of the most beautiful sunsets I've seen in quite a while. I was slow digging out the camera, so I missed getting a shot of the double rainbow. The sky was still quite vivid though.
  4. I'll second the recommendation of Lily's. They're right around the corner from Fahrenheit, conveniently enough. There's also a terrific cupcake place up the street. (I kind of shudder saying that - the cupcake trend seems pretty annoying to me, but A Cookie and a Cupcake does really quality stuff. So i'll forgive them for being trendy. ) Mitchell's is good ice cream, but there are two other options I'd mention. Sweet Moses in Lakewood is an old-fashioned soda fountain. It's a new place but has an authentic feel to it. They make their own caramel and hot fudge. Jeni's out of Columbus has garnered a national reputation. They opened a shop in Chagrin Falls a while back. I haven't been there yet, but I can highly recommend their ice cream.
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    Martin Rushent

    Rushent produced recordings by XTC, Buzzcocks, The Stranglers, and many more. Looking over his discography, I see a lot of favorites from a certain era...
  6. My favorite "first-person" account of the Royal Wedding comes from Sarah, Proud and Tall.
  7. And what's up with L2O? Is Gras really gone? I wonder how the Michelin inspectors feel about that... First Chicago Michelin guide stars 23 eateries
  8. I knew that the results were released when I saw this post from Grant Achatz:
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    Cru

    Word is that LOS-NY will not be inheriting the wine list from Cru. The wine service at the original Vegas place is quite decent, though I'd agree with g.johnson that it's all about the food. A google search turns up a weird hybrid Open Table entry for LOS. It's labeled Lotus of Siam Restaurant - New York, NY, but the info is left over from Cru. I guess the Open Table account is part of the restaurant's assets.
  10. Heston Blumenthal uses a blend of wheat flour and rice flour plus vodka and lager for his batter. Plus he uses a CO2 charger to give it extra fizz. Fish & chips and mushy peas
  11. Yeah, I want that one too. Another gigantic, expensive book to add to my collection. Not very practical, but I just can't resist these things...
  12. A belated "Thank You" for the birthday wishes. And you're right that I don't post enough - though given my propensity to ramble that may be a blessing... I had a lovely birthday celebration the Saturday before. I did most of the cooking (my friends mock me for wanting to cook my own birthday dinner. ) I don't post here much, but I do love the conversation here. Also, sharing a birthday with bloviatrix is an honor!
  13. Another random shout-out for the beans. My friend Karen made some baked beans for a little get-together. She had a mish-mash of RG beans she wanted to "use up" -I think it was flageolets, pintos, and maybe another variety. Anyhoo, she soaked them, simmered until just done, and put them in the crock pot with her standard Mother-in-Law's baked bean mix. (Do not mess with the MIL formula. ) I think it was catchup, mustard, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, ... kind of a typical baked bean recipe. Well, whatever. I'm not the greatest fan of baked beans, but these were simply awesome. Well done Karen, and due props to the RG beans for playing their part.
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    Vitamix!

    Oh, I forgot that the Vita-Mix makes great nut butters and nut milks. I wanted to make ice cream for a gathering of friends that included a couple of vegans. Vegan ice cream is a bit of a challenge, but this recipe for nut milk definitely helped: Creamy Nut Milk The nut milk was fabulous, and it made a terrific ice cream. (Filed for future reference.)
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    Peter Orlovsky

    Impossible Happiness Steve Silberman's elegy for a poet and friend. Orlovsky was perhaps best known as the lover and muse of Allen Ginsberg, but he touched many lives in his own right.
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