Category Archives: Food and health

Linkage (Chocolate Edition)

Eddie Pensier writes: One unexpected consequence of the Ebola outbreaks in West Africa: cacao prices are skyrocketing. There’s an entire chocolate-themed hotel in the UK. Friend-of-blog Bruce Hill taste-tests chocolate made from South Pacific origin beans, on Radio Australia’s Pacific … Continue reading

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Belcampo Meat Co. at Grand Central Market

Blowhard, Esq. writes: L.A.’s Grand Central Market has been undergoing a renaissance over the past few years. When a friend and I were there three years ago, the food offerings ranged from mediocre to lousy. While the middling places we ate … Continue reading

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Blowhard Esq.’s Tea Chronicles: Boxwood Cafe at The London West Hollywood

Blowhard, Esq. writes: If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ve probably developed a certain image in your mind of how I am in real life. No doubt you think of me as a mega-Alpha male not unlike a … Continue reading

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Lies, Damn Lies, And Statistics

Eddie Pensier writes: The next time you see an article discussing the “costs” of some bad habit or other, remember these words of Christopher Snowdon, and proceed accordingly: Imagine I’m walking towards you in the street. Your wallet is in … Continue reading

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Linkage (Sweet Things Edition)

Eddie Pensier writes: The Crumbs cupcake-bakery chain, which closed all its stores last week, may be resurrected in some locations as early as next year. Think cupcakes are passé? Try cake cups instead. (I tried these at Bee’s Knees Greenwich Village … Continue reading

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Eddie’s Tea Chronicles: The Russian Tea Room

Eddie Pensier writes: Well naturally, one can’t go to this legendary New York restaurant with “tea” in its very name and not order tea, right? The Russian method of brewing and serving tea is a bit different to what we’re … Continue reading

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NYC Notes, Part 2: Eating and Drinking

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In part 1 of my NYC series I ventured some thoughts and impressions on the city in general, but now let’s talk about something important. Herewith I offer a rundown of some of the more notable meals and … Continue reading

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