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Big Apple Bite Marks #3

2017.Jun.10 Saturday
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Where were we…? Oh yes, flying back to NYC from Boston. Landing at LaGuardia. Plans to meet my friend Fabiana from Uruguay who was in town for a wine event. I’ve seen her numerous times since you guys last did, way back in 2005 on my first visit to Pisano (she’s no longer with them). […]

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The Great Boston Dumpling Crawl – Day Three

2017.Jun.08 Thursday
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Okay, not really part of the dumpling crawl, though I did get in a dumpling plate at one point. Originally I hadn’t planned to stay in Boston for much of Sunday, but head back on one of the “chinatown buses” sometime in the morning. But my friend Ed, who also joined for the Il Molo […]

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The Great Boston Dumpling Crawl – Day One

2017.Jun.04 Sunday
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Are you ready? Of course you are. You’re about to be jealous, in awe, and probably a bit queasy. No doubt you’ll think we’re just a trifle insane. So, you know how much I like my quests. And now and again in life, one finds someone else who likes those sorts of things too. One […]

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What-Apps

2017.Jun.03 Saturday
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A little different, as following on the quick appetizer bites at Upland NYC in the last post, the following 30+ hours sort of became a gradual appetizer crawl, with different friends popping in and out for different parts…. Nur, 34 East 20th Street – new, modern Israeli restaurant, getting lots of hype. Would it be worth […]

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Big Apple Bite Marks #2

2017.Jun.01 Thursday
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A little bit more of a refined dinner than a crabcake in a pub, dinner with friends Marc & Susan, both of whom work in the wine world, at Contra, 138 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side. Wow, when I was living here, there was nothing like this on the Lower East Side except for […]

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Big Apple Bite Marks #1

2017.May.31 Wednesday
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Hey, may as well – a mix of food and frolic. In NYC and Boston areas for the next 9 days. Say hello to Dan Perlman. Not me, on the left, but him, on the right. I have this quirky hobby of keeping in touch on and off with other Dan Perlmans around the world. […]

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Bite Marks #39

2017.Apr.16 Sunday
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Let’s go a little different this time around. No burgers or tacos or shawarmas or pizzas (well, there will be a pizza involved, but, well, you’ll see). No real focus to my wanderings and nibblings. And, away we go! Bread + Butter – You may remember my equivocal review of Söder just shy of a […]

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2016 in the Rear View Mirror

2017.Jan.23 Monday
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[I realized that this post was still sitting in my “Drafts” folder and I’d never published it. So, three weeks late, but what the heck, my look back at last year.] 2016 was a year that we spent a bit more time traveling than past years. Or, at the least, to new places, and/or traveling […]

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Eat Salt

2016.Nov.05 Saturday
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It’s here…!   Eat Salt: archaic rural expression meaning to be someone’s guest, to share their table “The first cookbook from Dan Perlman, chef and co-owner of the famed Casa SaltShaker, Buenos Aires’ longest running “closed door restaurant”, offering Andean-Mediterranean fare in an intimate, shared table setting. Featuring 150 recipes from the chef’s archives, along with […]

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