After a beautiful early walk on the beach, Lou, Rory and I spent the balance of the morning exploring Montauk.
This guy — who we think is Chief Montauk himself — guards the southwest corner of a downtown apartment complex…but he didn’t seem to mind our posing.
Well, I was posing. (Rory appears a bit distracted.)
Several of the shops were closed for the season, but we did do some extremely low-key Black Friday shopping.
No pushing. No shoving. No injuries.
Then we spent the afternoon in East Hampton, about 15 minutes ‘up island.’
(That means west.)
Rowdy Hall was packed when we arrived, so we chatted up two locals at the bar and got all kinds of tips on other restaurants to try during our stay.
After a great lunch, we headed to the movie theatre down the street and saw Philomena starring Steve Coogan and Judi Dench. Since I am on vacation, I will keep my review short and sweet:
Heartfelt. Brilliant. A must see!
Posted in Humor, Life, Movies, Restaurants, Shopping, Travel
Tagged apartment complex, bar, beach, Black Friday shopping, Chief Montauk, closed for the season, East Hampton, Humor, Judi Dench, life, locals, Montauk, Movies, must-see, Philomena movie, restaurants, reviews, Rowdy Hall, shopping, Steve Coogan, tiki, Travel, up island, vacation
A funny thing happened on the way to NYU last night.
Well, funny for me…and some random passersby.
A guy I do not know — actually, I do not know anyone in this story — had just bought a slice of pizza at a restaurant on the corner of 33rd Street and Park. He was trying to cross the street before the light changed, so he had quite a bit of momentum on his side.
As it turned out, a bit too much…because he lost his grip and the slice went flying –
Into the gutter.
Now, this is not funny. It’s actually rather sad. He had just bought the slice, he dropped it and now it’s gone.
No, the funny part was his visible indecision on whether or not to pick it up and still eat it.
When it first hit the street, he was going for it. He was going to employ the ‘five-second rule,’ snatch it up and be on his merry way. But then it slid into the gutter….and he just couldn’t do it.
So he cried out in frustration and walked on.
This entertained myself and about three other people for a couple of blocks. We laughed together and joked about it, sadly at his expense. And now I’m blogging about it.
Posted in Comedy, Humor, Life, Restaurants, Walking
Tagged a funny thing happened, comedy, five second rule, gutter, gutter pie, Humor, life, New York City, NYU, Park Avenue, passerby, pizza, restaurants, slice, walking
Five reasons to attend Bacon Bash:
- Bacon brownies
- Bacon burgers
- Bacon chili
- Bacon popcorn
- Bacon candy
- Bacon beer
One big reason not to attend….
I didn’t realize being crowded together like pigs in a pen was part of the experience.
No thank you.
Posted in Animals, Entertainment, Food, Humor, Life, Restaurants
Tagged animals, bacon, Bacon Bash, beer, brownies, burgers, candy, chili, entertainment, food, Humor, it was the best of times it was the worst of times, life, pig, pig pen, popcorn, restaurants
When Hurricane Sandy devastated portions of New York and New Jersey last October, my Upper West Side neighborhood didn’t even lose power.
To say we were lucky doesn’t even cover it.
That’s why I am excited to have the opportunity to participate in National Dine Out Day – to eat out at one of the many restaurants that are donating a percentage of today’s sales to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.
And the great thing is…you can, too! Restaurant chains across the country — in practically every state — are taking part. Check the list to see if there is a participating location near you, and dine out to make a difference!
If your state didn’t make the list, you can still donate to the cause here.
Posted in Cooking, Food, Life, Love, Restaurants, Weather
Tagged cooking, donations, food, Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, Jersey Strong, life, love, National Dine Out Day, New Jersey, New York, restaurant chains, restaurants, Upper West Side, weather
This is in Times Square in 10 days. And, yes, I bought my ticket.
Posted in Cooking, Entertainment, Food, Humor, Life, Restaurants, Travel
Tagged bacon, bacon bash II, cooking, entertainment, food, Humor, iadventure.com, life, New York City, NYC, oink, pig, restaurants, Times Square, Travel
Did you start your morning right with a cronut?
If you answered ‘yes,’ you’re definitely a New Yorker, because this brand new croissant / doughnut hybrid is only available here in the Big Apple…at the Dominique Ansel Bakery on Spring Street.
Why is everyone crazed for cronuts? They’re fried, cream-filled and sugar-coated.
Set your sensors on stun.
When the bakery opens at 7:30am, there is already a long line. They’ve had to set a limit of six cronuts per person…and they go for $5 a pop!
Rumor has it ‘influential’ food bloggers can get them delivered…
(Better plan a trip downtown.)
Posted in Blogs, Cooking, Foods, Humor, Life, Restaurants, Shopping, Travel
Tagged bakery, Big Apple, blogs, breakfast, cooking, cream, croissant, cronut, Dominique Ansel Bakery, doughnut, food bloggers, Foods, fried doughnut, Humor, hybrid, life, morning, New York City, restaurants, Spring Street, sugar, Travel
How do you spell BLT?
Seamless.com, my favorite delivery folks, are discussing all the ways to make the tasty sammie with the three-letter name in their blog, The Delivery Bag.
Now, maybe I’m just starving because I’m on day three of a three-day cleanse — yes, I am starving — but the idea of bacon, lettuce and tomato in any configuration is a fun way to pass the time.
When I make a BLT at home, I transform it into a BTCC — bacon, tomato, and cream cheese on whole wheat toast. I’m not a big fan of lettuce, and the cream cheese just makes the sandwich that much more decadent.
Plus ‘CC’ are my initials — how cool is that?
So, how do you BLT?
Posted in Blog, Commentary, Foods, Health, Humor, Internet, Life, Restaurants
Tagged bacon lettuce and tomato, blogs, BLT, BLT sandwich, cleanse, commentary, cream cheese, food delivery, Foods, Health, Humor, Internet, life, party of three, restaurants, sammie, seamless.com, starving, The Delivery Bag blog, whole wheat toast
What’s up with Dairy Queen?
They seem as fascinated with natural disasters as Quentin Tarentino is with blood and gore.
I’ve never really thought about it until today, when a friend posted a picture of a DQ Mudslide (left) on Facebook.
But then I realized DQ has Mudslides. And Blizzards. And Earthquakes.
And it makes you wonder what naming guru at DQ — or their agency of record — associates really bad weather with ice cream treats?
You gotta admit, it’s weird.
And probably weirder still that we don’t spare the names a second thought as we cram all that gooey chocolate sauce into our pie holes.
Posted in Advertising, Commentary, Food, Humor, Life, Restaurants, Weather, Writing
Tagged advertising, advertising agency, bad weather, chocolate sauce, cold front, commentary, Dairy Queen, DQ, DQ Blizzard, DQ Earthquake, DQ Mudslide, Facebook, Foods, Humor, ice cream, life, natural disasters, product naming, Quentin Tarentino, restaurants, weather, writing