Sunday, April 29, 2012

April 29, 2012

Boy, what a smack-down. Lebron James takes round one with a lot of help from the Refs. Nonetheless, the Miami team defense designed to stop Carmelo Anthony was brilliant and flawlessly executed. Losing Shumpert and having Chandler sick with the Flu didn't help either. Lets go Knicks ! Give it your best.

Watched The Third Man last night. I had never seen it. Odd, since I could play the theme on a Guitar at thirteen. Love that music.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

April 28, 2012

Trip to Smorgasburg with a side trip to the Brooklyn Brewery. Lunch washed down with brews.

$6 gets you superior Italian Pulled Pork: Porchetta. Includes some crackling.

Real good mini-cheescakes : BiteMeCheesecakes. Their LIMONCELLO MERINGUE is fabulous.

Still one of the best sandwiches ever made : Bocata.

Brooklyn Brewery tasting room has five brews for $20.

Crazy four-eyed Dumbo Street Art in Williamsburg.

Lots of publicity for this book. Release is May 1. Will pick it up soon thereafter. The New Yorker excerpt of the day of JFK's assassination was riveting.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

April 21, 2012

Just out in Paperback and after coupon and member discount - $12.50. The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick.

I remember the second album when it first came out. Played it over and over in my dorm room in the Mid-West. I had seen them at Woodstock and I made everyone I knew aware of how good they were. Just made my own CD of the Second Album sprinkled with Rock of Ages live cuts featuring Levon Helm.

More Lilies. Went to P.E. and D.D. Seafood and got Flounder. Will be making Fish and Chips.

Asparagus at $4 a bunch. A bit much, always remember Babe Ruth's line to a Society matron about refusing some offered Asparagus: ""Because it makes my pee stink, ma'am."

Guy holding the dog caught my attention, holding it like a child. The dog looked happy.

Beer for the weekend is Foster's Oil Can. The steel can looked so much like an oil can, Americans gave it the nickname Foster's Oil Can, the name has stuck with it for more than 30 years.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

April 19, 2012

RIP Levon Helm.

Monday, April 16, 2012

April 16, 2012

The 10th Annual Big Apple BBQ Block Party is coming June 9th and 10th. Already ordered my Fast Pass.

Coming in June : As You Like It(June 5 - 30), followed by Into the Woods(July 23 - August 25.)

Easter Candy at a steep discount steered me to this: Snickers Peanut Butter Easter Egg.

Of course, I also purchased Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

April 15, 2012


Bette Midler introduces the late Laura Nyro for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Saturday, April 14, 2012, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Nyro's son, hip-hop artist Gil Bianchini, accepted on his mother's behalf Saturday night in Cleveland. About time !

Big game, they are all big games from here on in. I don't want just a good showing, they can beat these guys.

Well if you don't make foul shots and you allow offensive rebounds, you lose.

The Latin names for Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner thanks to Wikipedia.His real Latin name is Canis latrans, "barking dog."

Carnivorous vulgaris
Road-Runnerus digestus
Eatibus anythingus
Eatibus almost anythingus
Eatius birdius
Famishius fantasticus
Eternalii famishiis
Famishus vulgarus
Famishius vulgaris ingeniusi
Hardheadipus oedipus
Carnivorous slobbius
Hard-headipus ravenus
evereadii eatibus
Apetitius giganticus
Hungrii flea-bagius
Desertous-operativus Idioticus
overconfidentii vulgaris
Caninus nervous rex
Grotesques appetitus
Nemesis ridiculii
Dogius ignoramii
Poor schnookius
Canis latrans3
Desertus operatus idioticus

Real Latin name : Geococcyx californianus, meaning "Californian Earth-cuckoo,"
Acceleratti incredibilis              
Velocitus tremenjus                
Hot-roddicus supersonicus    
Speedipus Rex                  
Velocitus delectiblus                
Dig-outius tid-bittius                
Tastyus supersonicus                
Birdibus zippibus                
Birdius high-ballius                
Velocitus incalcublii                
Fastius tasty-us                
Tid-bittius velocitus               
Super-Sonnicus Idioticus    
disappearialis quickius               
Burn-em upus asphaltus    
Super-Sonnicus Idioticus    
Semper food-ellus              
Ultra-sonicus ad infinitum    
Morselus babyfatius tastius    
Geococcyx californianus3    

Saturday, April 14, 2012

April 14, 2012

                                              Beer for the weekend is Brooklyn Summer Ale.

                                                              Bees at the Greenmarket.

Gloria Pizza reopens in Queens. Classic slice, great crust. I remember going to the old Main Street site. I like other styles more, i.e. more cheese ! But, this is a fine example of a certain style.

New monthly Food event. Mostly desserts , but I picked up a nice tomato sauce. Lots of free samples.


Still lots of flowers.

P.E. and D.D. Seafood and Rao's Vodka Sauce made an outstanding combo over Linguini.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

April 8, 2012

Carmelo finally comes through in the clutch. The Knicks moved into a tie for seventh place with the 76ers -- one game ahead of the ninth-place Bucks in the battle for the eighth and final playoff spot. Big win.

Watched a lot of movies over the weekend. Moneyball was OK but Jonah Hill was terrific.
Bridesmaids was uneven with some funny moments. Melissa McCarthy was a revelation, she was that good.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

April 7, 2012 - WTC Memorial

On the way, a Firefighter tribute.

Also, on the way, just liked the many colors. Visiting the memorial is not easy. You have to have a ticket which can be ordered on-line or you can get them at 20 Vesey Street. After that, the wait at the entrance is about a half-hour, including magnetometers.

It was Palm Sunday.

Beautiful and the water was soothing. The visit will be better later when the on-site Museum opens which may be September 2012.

Well worth a visit.

April 7, 2012

Ramps are here. $3 a bunch for a clump of weeds. Tasty weeds , though. Got some Flounder from P.E. and D.D. Seafood and will make a Ramps, Mushroom and Shallots sauce.

Lilies for Easter.

Benedict Cumberbatch is everywhere all of a sudden. He was excellent in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, am waiting for PBS to start showing Sherlock (May 6 - 20 is Season 2 which includes The Hounds of Baskerville), and he is the voice of Smaug in The Hobbit. I liked this new version of Tinker but I feel for anyone who is not familiar with the book or the Alec Guinness version. Not much exposition in the movie, they just start moving with the plot.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April 1, 2012

Roses for start.

Then, Dom Perignon and Godiva Truffles ay the Millenium Hilton.

Incredible difference from last year.

The amount of tourists down here is mind-boggling.

The Memorial pools from above.

The original Iron Cross is now gone and replaced by this.

Read the reviews and had to get it. Fascinating stuff, appropriate Palm Sunday, Easter week reading.