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Robert Schonfeld

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  1. Rest in peace, Maurice. You will be missed.
  2. I didn't, but now that you mention it, it was good for me...
  3. And what place is that? It's Rodeo on 3rd Ave. But a fellow eater looked into it and Black's says they did do it, but don't do it any more. Maybe someone wants to check it out with Rodeo. The guy we spoke to when we were there said they did it; I wouldn't have mentioned it otherwise. However, even if it's the case, there is the not insignificant issue of travel and reheating. Yes, barbecue can be frozen, transported and reheated and deemed to be good. Is it the same as slices off a piece that has achieved its quintessential moment of readiness, to be consumed then and there, in the cult
  4. I hadn't intended to post further, but you guys were so sweet, you're making me nostalgic for something that's gone. So here you are: We hit seven barbecue places in Texas, four in one day. In addition, there was fried chicken (Bubba's, Dallas), live Looziana crawfish (Flying Fish, Dallas), and a Jewish/Episcopal wedding featuring bizarre, mediocre catering. Angelo's, Fort Worth Sonny Bryan's so-called original location, Dallas Kreuz's, lockhart Black's, Lockhart Smitty's, Lockhart City Market, Luling Lambert's, Austin It is simply impossible to say which place has the best b
  5. This isn't about barbecue; it's about the kindness, generosity and hospitality of a fine group of people in Austin who came out for dinner with a couple of strangers. We asked for something that said "Austin" and we got Matt's El Rancho, a local institution serving up all the Tex Mex favorites. Foodie52 and John, memesuze, New York Texan, Napa Valley Phil and a special additon, the charming Kelly, joined us for a Texas-size welcome to the very interesting and attractive city of Austin. This was a perfect illustration of the notion that it's not just the food; it's the company that matters. Tha
  6. Wright did not have formal architectural training, which would normally include some practical engineering. He learned his craft in the office of Louis Sullivan, but his art was god-given. The other Wright - Russel - was the same way. His house is also beautiful and impractical, and is also undergoing a full renovation at huge expense.
  7. Just wanted to add on the subject of weights/spin: the real distinction is anaerobic/aerobic. The former kind of exercise (like weightlifting or sprinting on the bike) will burn calories for a longer period of time after you've finished exercising than will aerobics. But: anaerobic exercise (above threshold) burns more calories from muscle tissue; aerobic exercise (below threshold) burns more calories from fat. This is why some people who go nuts exercising (anaerobically) wonder why they don't lose weight. Also, switching back and forth from one system to the other in the same workout only co
  8. The Doctor is correct. No point in going to all the trouble otherwise. Bugialli also has good instructions.
  9. Fallingwater is both grounbreaking and beautiful. The problem with Fallingwater is that it's falling apart because FLW was so busy being visionary that he gave short shrift to practicalities. Architects will do that.
  10. Come on, Rebecca, just a little teasing. You're not gonna tell Mom and Dad, are you?
  11. Cities build on top of themselves. Think Rome, Jerusalem. The most wanted outcome is a balance of old and new. The Seagram Building is among the most beautiful and significant buildings in New York. If you don't understand that, you need to study up. If you weren't a boiler of puppies, I'd take you over there myself for a fast look. It is drastically different than the Rockefeller Center complex, which, in its own way, is one of the most important projects ever built in New York. Parts of it are quite beautiful. Sometimes, what looks ugly can get to be beautiful; sometimes, it can get
  12. The other day, I ran into a guy working on the street with an 11 x 14 view camera on a huge wooden tripod. We got to talking and, not surprisingly, his line was that anything other than what he was doing - large scale negatives and contact prints - was a degradation of the process. This idea follows all down the line in photography to those who now insist that digital photography simply can't do the same things as analog photography. Of course it can't; it's a different process. But this is not to say that it cannot be qualitatively excellent, as good for many purposes as analog photography, a
  13. Not I, but if you want me to, I will pick on you for liking Cats, too, because there are few worthier reasons to be picked on. As for Donny, you are talking to the wrong guy.Did he ever open for the Airplane? Few worthier reasons? Sputter, sputter. OK. If one's favorite poet is T. S. Eliot and one truly understands unconditional love, as he did, there is little left to give heed to less worthier parts of one's soul. Here is where all love dwells. There are Saturday nights and Sunday mornings, as the song goes. I personally prefer Cole Porter to Gershwin. There is T.S. Eliot w
  14. Bastille Day, 1990, we were at the Oriental in Bangkok, in a corner room overlooking the river in one direction and the French Embassy in the other, where we watched the celebration in their beautiful garden, from a few floors up. I'm impressed you have your pictures from 1990 around. It would take a major excavation to dig mine out.
  15. The woman famous for the color Polaroids? Great photographer.
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