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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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Farmers Market Find Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: One of the big pleasures for me of spending a lot of time in SoCal is the availability of cherimoyas, a fruit that looks like a hand grenade, whose flesh tastes like mango-pineapple-vanilla custard, and that was … Continue reading

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Jeepney Redux

Paleo Retiree writes: Back here I raved about Jeepney, a funky-chic Filipino restaurant in NYC’s East Village. Fun to see that Vice magazine has also discovered the pleasures of Jeepney: I’m patting myself on the back for having visited several … Continue reading

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Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: Roger Scruton’s list of what conservatives believe wouldn’t go over well with many American Republicans, I suspect. More. Fred Reed recalls a less-regulated America. I grew up under not-very-different circumstances. Scott Chaffin submits to a brain MRI. … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Spice Chai

Paleo Retiree writes: The vogue for everything pumpkin-flavored has now officially gone too far.

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Cocktail Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: Filipino food is something that’s having a moment in downtown NYC, so — trend-chasers that we are — The Question Lady and I have been checking it out. Thumbs up so far. Filipino food is related to … Continue reading

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Umami Burger, and Some Reflections About Culture and SoCal

Paleo Retiree writes: Though L.A. partisan Blowhard, Esq. has been urging the Question Lady and me to give Umami Burger a try for a couple of years, we’ve never found time during our L.A. visits to indulge. So how convenient … Continue reading

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Cocktail of the Day

Paleo Retiree writes: A refreshing and elegant John Collins, enjoyed at this terrific retro-style steakhouse on the California coast. A John Collins is a Tom Collins, basically, only made with bourbon in place of the usual gin. Our meal was … Continue reading

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Eating in Louisville

Paleo Retiree writes: The Question Lady and I recently returned from a week-long stay in Louisville, Kentucky, our second time there. She had a date to perform her dynamite one-woman show at the wonderful Bard’s Town Theatre, and we decided … Continue reading

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“El Bulli”

Paleo Retiree writes: A German hagiography-documentary about the last season of creating-and-serving at El Bulli, the famous restaurant on the Costa Brava (outside of Barcelona) that was sometimes said to have been the world’s greatest. The movie is an impressively … Continue reading

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