Category Archives: Food and health

Summer Drinks 1: Cold-brewed Coffee

Paleo Retiree writes: Cold-brewed coffee — often referred to by fans, stores and baristas simply as “cold brew” — seems to be everywhere these days. It’s certainly gaining rapidly in popularity. It’s featured at most upscale coffee bars and cafes, at least … Continue reading

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Taste Thrill Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: After lunch in Chinatown at this good place, Blowhard Esq. and I couldn’t resist sampling a specialty flavor at The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factor nearby: Durian ice cream! “Is it really popular?” I asked the woman behind the … Continue reading

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Cocktail Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The Good Old Boy from The Wren in the Bowery. Bacon infused Jim Beam bourbon, tomato juice, HP sauce, brown sugar, and smoked salt served with a slice of thick cut bacon and lemon wedge. Earthy and smoky but … Continue reading

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Summer Begins Upstate

Fenster writes: For $3.99 you can get a Ben and Jerry’s small cone in your typical metropolitan area. Now I would not necessarily make a special trip, but if you happen to be in the twin-“city” area of Cato/Meridian New … Continue reading

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Recipe Du Jour: Puerto Rican Pernil

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In response to a reddit post asking for recipes for cheap meals, user electric_sandwich produced one of the best reddit comments I’ve ever read: Take a lesson from the Puerto Ricans. Millions of us have managed to survive … Continue reading

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Coke Is It!

Blowhard, Esq. writes: One thing the United States continues to lead the world in is innovative soda packaging. Would you like glass, plastic, or aluminum? Bottles, cans, mini-cans, or mini-bottles? Single serve, 6-pack, 8-pack, 12-pack, or 20-pack? All of these photographed … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Things from 2014

Blowhard, Esq. writes: For approximately the 14th year in a row my pop music taste slid into middling mediocrity, but I’m perfectly OK with that. I long ago abandoned caring about or following new music. I loved The Black Keys’ “Turn … Continue reading

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