Category Archives: Food and health

Beer Day Out (2015 Edition)

Eddie Pensier writes: I had so much fun at last year’s Beer Day Out (which I recounted for readers here) that I decided to return. Once again, the event was held at the Old Bus Depot in Kingston: once again, … Continue reading

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Notes on “Famous Nathan”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Famous Nathan” taps into the tradition of the intellectualized, “personal” documentary. Ostensibly, it’s about the Nathan’s franchise of frankfurter establishments, but it’s really a sort of essay on the topics of family, New York Jewry, Coney … Continue reading

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L’Ecole Restaurant at the International Culinary Center

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Before Paleo Retiree and the Question Lady headed to their Fortress of Solitude for the winter, we met up for lunch at L’Ecole, the student-run restaurant of the International Culinary Center in SoHo. While the front house staff are … Continue reading

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Eddie’s Spirit Chronicles: Stolen Rum Coffee & Cigarettes

Eddie Pensier writes: New Zealand brand Stolen Rum has a hipster origin story for the ages: inspired by a Jim Jarmusch movie. Instead of the usual fruitcakey sorts of spices that flavor a spiced rum, Stolen decided to make theirs … Continue reading

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Scott’s Crosstown Pizza Walking Tour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Paleo Retiree should probably avert his eyes from this post. See, he had the inspired idea of going on a pizza walking tour and made the reservations for us, then — tragically! — the day before the glorious … Continue reading

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Spicy Chicken, Ugly Buildings, and Freddie Mercury

Eddie Pensier writes: A recent business trip to Sydney brought some fantastic culinary experiences and some regrettable architectural ones. I made a pilgrimage to the Central Park shopping centre in Chippendale to visit (among other things) Daiso, that marvelously kooky … Continue reading

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Pop Science, Five Ways

Eddie Pensier writes: As should be obvious to regular readers, I’m hardly a scientific type. Music, food, drink, and art are more my speed. But every once in a while my brain drifts briefly to rationality and I enjoy learning … Continue reading

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