Category Archives: Travel

NYC Notes, Part 3: The Cloisters at Fort Tryon Park

Blowhard, Esq. writes: One of my favorite places during my New York City trip last month was The Cloisters, a medieval art museum run by the The Met located in northern Manhattan. Nestled in a sprawling park that abuts Washington Heights … 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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NYC Notes, June 2014

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I recently returned from a 10-day vacation to New York City. Here are some pics and observations from my trip. WARNING: I’ve lived in (suburban) Los Angeles my entire life and spent all of 18-20 days total in … Continue reading

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Meat Du Jour

Eddie Pensier writes: The chateaubriand for two at Keens Steakhouse in New York City. Worth every cent of its princely price tag of $108. The three sauce boats in the background contain béarnaise, mushroom, and red wine sauces, all delicious … Continue reading

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Some Snaps I Took in Atlanta

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I was in Atlanta recently for work. Thought I’d share some photos I took. This ferris wheel was right outside the hotel at which I stayed. I guess urban ferris wheels are a thing now? If … Continue reading

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The Burgers of America

Eddie Pensier writes: Vegetarians, look away. Here’s a list of the best hamburgers in the USA, state-by-state. They run the gamut from gourmet delicacies to fast-food to pub food. Toppings range from the common (cheese, pickles, bacon) to the outrageous … Continue reading

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The Last Honest Meal

Eddie Pensier writes: If you’re the type of diner who judges restaurants by hygiene and cleanliness, this sign in the window of Dinastia China might give you pause. That is, of course, the New York City Health Department Sanitation Inspection … Continue reading

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Pizza, Five Ways

Eddie Pensier writes: The best pizza in the world, as everybody knows, no longer exists. It is the pizza of your childhood*. That first magical bite sets the flavor, which you spend the rest of your life attempting to recapture. … Continue reading

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It Was A Bright, Cold Day In April, And The Clocks Were Striking Thirteen…

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