Sunday, August 30, 2009

August 30, 2009 - End of Vacation

End of vacation last gasp, a visit to the Tompkins Square Park Greenmarket.

A quick visit to the East Village Tavern.

Ipswich Oatmeal Stout was fresh and tasty, at $4 a glass.

The Lemon Ice King's Pistachio to round out the day.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

August 29, 2009

Rainy day at the Greenmarket.

Tomatoes down to $2.50 a pound.

Peaches nearing end of cycle.

Queens Library run, this one will be a project.
It is an enormous book.

I read business books now and then, this one
looked good.

After seeing South Pacific, this read
is a natural.

Friday, August 28, 2009

August 28, 2009 - North End

A quick trip to Riverhead NY for some wine
and shopping. Visited three wineries and the first was the best:
Roanoke Vineyards.

Beautiful setting and peaceful. The tasting house
was hosted by artist Scott Sandell who designs
the labels. He gave a tutorial that was fun and interesting.
Bought two bottles for this weekend.

Next up was Palmer Vineyards.

All the vineyards and wineries have outdoor
chairs and tables.

Last but not least was Deliberto Winery.

The sun was right on the grapes and made
for some nice shots.

The wine was good too.

Local Farm Stand for Blackberries, Corn and Tomatoes.

A little Tanger visit for discount shopping.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

August 27, 2009

Restaurant Week lunch at Victor's.
A real treat, old-school type of place, very
professional service and great food. Had the
Ropa Vieja and a nice Argentinian wine.

Went to see South Pacific at Lincoln Center.
Got 20% off tickets at TKTS.

Wonderful play. Had upper loge seats that
gave a real panoramic view of the stage and the
orchestra beneath it.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

August 26, 2009 - Hurricane Harbor

Took the Grand-kids to Hurricane Harbor.

Hot, hot day.Mostly in the Wave Pool.

Stand below this and at the proper time, a nice group shower.

This was a good shot.

Getting soaked.

Monday, August 24, 2009

August 24, 2009 - The High Line

Vacation-Land brought a trip to The High Line.
Little did I know, the local hotel with big glass windows
encourages guests to flash.

After a nice walk, a visit to the famous Hogs and Heifers.

Blue Moon on tap. Crazy dancing bartender.
Singing along with the LOUD sound system's
Jonas Brother's World War III through a Megaphone.

Ended the day at Wildwood BBQ with a nice
summer ale from Ithica Beer Co.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

August 23, 2009 - BBQ Blues

Sponsored by Guinness.

They brought their own Beer Truck.
I gotta get me one of these.

Offered Guinness 250, Harp and Smithwick.
The tap 250 was delightful.

The Smithwick was excellent.

It wasn't too crowded.

was decent.

Did not try Dinosaur Bar-B-Que since I was just there.

Brother Jimmy's was also decent.

Brother Jimmy's list.

Good ribs and terrific beans with tomato chunks.