Posts filed under “Food and Drink”

Engineer’s Guide to Drinks

Start marinating those ice cubes — the weekend is here:

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Hat tip: Flowing Data

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend

Perfecting the Dining Out Experience

It appears this NY Times piece, which ran back in October, may have escaped Barry’s attention. [BR: I saw it and forwarded to a friend who owns a restaurant.] Titled 100 Things Restaurant Staffers Should Never Do, it should be the Holy Grail for any restaurateur.  I have not yet found the restaurant with a spotless compliance record, and wonder…Read More

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Pinot Noirs for Thanksgiving

Sometime later this week, you will come to the realization that you are either travelling to or hosting a *Thanksgiving dinner. As these tend to be large family affairs, there may be some tensions, arguments and other social problems. My advice to you is to start drinking heavily. I suggest lubricating these affairs with copious…Read More

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Dessert Wines

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend

A Guide to Momofuku Restaurants

A Guide to the Restaurants Momofuku Noodle Bar 171 First Ave. Cuisine: Mr. Chang’s first restaurant, opened in 2004, features items like ramen with pork belly (shrimp and grits, pictured above, has appeared on the menu). A “late night” menu, served from 12 to 2 a.m., includes smoked chicken wings. Famous dish: The $9 pork…Read More

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Starbucks “Instant” Coffee

I wandered over to Starbucks after the radio show, to taste the vaunted new instant. We have had positions in SBUX over the past few months, so I wanted to try the new beverage. It was ( as I expected) watery and thin. To be fair, this was not a blind taste test, and my…Read More

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There are 215 Starbucks within 5 Miles of my Office

Over at kottke.org, jason started a thread about the maximum Starbucks density and Starbucks center of gravity of Manhattan. It seemed that 165 was the maximum # of SBUX found within 5 miles of your location. On a lark, I punched in my street address — 535 5th — and BOOM! We have a new…Read More

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Your Coffee Sucks!

Note:  I originally published this in 2004, but since it was orphaned at the old site, I figured I should bring it here. > I’ve been to your home or apartment. We’ve broken bread, drank some wine or beer, had a few laughs and a good time. Its getting late, and some caffeine would be…Read More

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Travelling to Sag Harbor’s American Hotel by Ferrari

We’ve been enjoying the gorgeous weather and beaches on the East End, the wineries on the North Fork, and some outstanding restaurants. Most of the meals we’ve been indulging in have been local seafood, simply prepared and served. Its not fancy — or cheap — but its fresh and delicious. At one canal-side restaurant, we…Read More

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Recession Special

Steamboat Landing is a local place on the water, serving drinks, dinner, etc. The views are lovely, right on the water, nestled in the hills of the North Shore. They have what has to be the best recession deal in town: An egg sandwich, with cheese and choice of breakfast meat. Skip the roll, and…Read More

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