Things that have happened since my last post: I ate a beef heart, tongue, and ostrich within two hours, I was in the presence of both Questlove and Mario Batali in the same room, I learned the basics of making cheese, I attended my very first Eastern North Carolina style whole-hog roast, I went to the tiniest little museum in an alleyway in SoHo, and I made mulled wine for the first time and served it to a bunch of people (and it was good!). A lot more happened too, and much more is about to happen, but until that happens, here's a little plate of beef heart, all ready to be consumed by yours truly.
Friday, September 13, 2013
So I'm doing this thing where I'm blogging for Eventbrite this month, going on a bunch of super fun events and blogging about it on The Couch Sessions. It's really awesome and I couldn't have asked for a better opportunity. Lucky me! I'll be hitting up Taste Talks in Brooklyn tomorrow and you have no idea how excited I am. In the meantime, I'm leaving you with this lovely photo of PB&J ice cream from Oddfellows, and my rundown of the Vendy Awards.
Monday, September 9, 2013
Finally, finally! We finally made it to Storm King after I had typed it out on my laptop sticky note about two years ago. A park purposefully designed for exploring and stumbling upon strange science-experiment-y playground-ish structures? I'm pretty sure everyone knows that my favorite thing ever is putting together two completely different things and seeing what happens - here, these weird futuristic shapes are placed in this super green, super nature-y landscape and it's actually pretty beautiful. I want to come back here again and again - the best adventure we've had in a while, and we've had some pretty good adventures!
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
How had I never written a street-art guide before? My insane obsession with murals and graffiti and whatnot is, I have to admit, probably ridiculously annoying. Is it lame that nothing makes me happier than to wander around looking for random pieces of art on abandoned warehouses, tunnels, and all of that? Finally, something useful came out of it, giving me a reason for all the Instagrams, and all the seemingly pointless wandering in places people shouldn't normally be wandering. Here's the shots (and this isn't even half of it) that never made it into the article.
Sunday, September 1, 2013
The meal above wasn't supposed to be the defining characteristic of two weekends ago, but somehow it turned out that way. It even made it into this article, when I was actually in Bushwick for a completely unrelated one, both topic and blog-wise. What can I say, I'm a sucker for fried rice, and even more so for a perfectly roasted chicken. Don't ask questions, don't think about it - if you're near Chimu Express, just go.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Spent the other day doing research for a piece for a new website - my guide to the perfect day date in Red Hook. Missing this cocktail and the whole place already - looking forward to getting some more free time and finding my way back to my normal, aimlessly wandering, constantly meandering old self soon.