Monthly Archives: January 2011

Snowy Thompkins Square Park

Strolling through the park on Sundays is a regular pleasure. Lots of snow and snowmen today, and the hawk was hanging out too. Continue reading

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More on the dinner at Del Posto cooked by Dario Cecchini

Since it was such an epic meal and Mike actually had a real camera at Monday’s dinner, it’s worth another post. All the good photos below are his. First off, who’s Dario Cecchini? I never heard of him until Mike told me, but, when I learned a lege… Continue reading

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What an experience at Tatiana’s in Brighton Beach for Dariush’s Bday

An overabundance of food and a crazy ass, over-the-top show. I couldn’t document the choice parts, and I can’t even begin to describe it. It was fun and worth doing once. In terms of food, the lamb chops and the chicken kebabs were the highlights. Continue reading

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While getting around in it can be a pain, the snow is still lovely

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Knocked out by 5 great courses of beef at Dario Cecchini’s dinner at Del Posto

Will post more details and hopefully some photos by @mikeodea on Wednesday. For now, here’s some Florentine roast beef and the candelabra on our table. Continue reading

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Another excellent art project at Madison Square Park: Scattered Light by Jim Campbell

I’ve been repeatedly impressed by the quality of the public art projects shown at Madison Square Park. Some of my favorites have been Roxy Paine’s silver trees, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s illuminated heartbeats, and Antony Gormley’s figures in silent … Continue reading

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Making Tostones

I’ve never liked plantains, but that’s changed after being introduced to tostones by my friend Elizabeth. Essentially they’re green, unripe, plantains that have been sliced and fried twice, usually served as an appetizer or side dish. Yet another … Continue reading

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