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The MAPPETITE MILE: Provincetown, USA

ENTERING PROVINCETWON Published

Their approach slowed as tourists beckoned them for photo-ops to which the hat-clad duo agreed.  I was new to these environs but my friend, a resident for years, turned from the table and said “oh, here come the Hat Sisters” and minutes later two towering men, jolly with matching frocks, mustaches and large Lady Gaga meets Hello Dolly hats made their way down Commercial Street.  With their approach he added “welcome to Provincetown”. And, what […]

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The MAPPETITE MILE: East Hampton Village, USA

WIBORG BEACH, EAST HAMPTON Published

“It is a beautiful ocean today, isn’t it? What would you say that is, sort of sapphire? I’ve never seen anything like that ocean!” The Late Edie Beale, the former mistress of Grey Gardens and cousin to Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. Ah, Long Island beaches. In East Hampton lots of dough gets you a house south-of-the-highway (that is Montauk Highway, a.k.a. Route 27)  and, if you’re lucky, access to some of the world’s finest beaches. About those […]

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The EATORIALIST: Not A Good Time To Be A Cow, Umami Burger, NYC

Umami Published

All hamburgers are not created equal. From the meat spectrum of juicy reds to dry dull grays, patties proliferate fast food joints, greasy spoons, pedigreed dines and catering halls across America. Factor in some really amazing burgers and, by all means, now is not a good time to be a cow. In the realm of the quick fix, I don’t have a beef with the renowned IN-N-OUT, it’s just that I’m not part of any […]

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THE MAPPETITE MILE: BOROUGH MARKET, LONDON

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Any doubts on how a localvore will make do in cosmopolitan London will quickly disappear at the food extravaganza that is BOROUGH MARKET. payday loans in cedar rapids ia Along with a handful of restaurants and shops nestled under the archways of this centuries old market there’s an amazing array of food, that, depending on the season, makes for the trip to bountiful a stone’s throw away from the banks of the River Thames. Yes, […]

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THE EATORIALIST: BREAD IS NOT DEAD, BIEN CUIT, NYC

LOAVES, BIEN CUIT, NYC Published

There’s lots to be said when things are well done.  Make that well done in French, as in just right and, so goes the aptly named BIEN CUIT bakery-cafe that recently arrived in New York City not by way of France but nearby Cobble Hill Brooklyn. With BIEN CUIT think more neighborhood boulangerie than patisserie even though its pastry and viennoiserie (danishes and the like) might make the carte of many a haute bakes shop […]

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THE EATORIALIST: WEEKLY RECEIPT, LAFAYETTE, NYC

The Lafayette Burger Published

This week got us back to KIN SHOP and our first time to the new “grand cafe” LAFAYETTE. I’ve gone on about KIN SHOP before:  Harold Dieterle’s modern and fresh yet reassuring classic take on Thai.  As with this Top Chef’s other ventures,  PERILLA and THE MARROW, there’s a soul and intimacy to his cooking and something welcoming to his restaurant designs,  even if THE MARROW may have gone a bit awry in its decor […]

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THE EATORIALIST: BAO IN MY BASKET, BAOHAUS, NYC

BIKE BASKET BAO Published

A bike basket of bao from BAOHAUS, NYC is absolute bun yum!!! Amazing taste and texture come together with these Taiwanese-edged street food eats. The BirdHaus Bao’s got 24 hours of brining and the Waygu Haus beef is genuine viagra online from Snake River Farms at this hole in the wall where the buns could be some of the city’s best. BAOHAUS, 238 East 14th Street (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues), East Village, New viagra […]

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THE MAPPETITE MILE: HOMEY ON HUDSON STREET, NYC

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When thinking about small town USA, New York City is not the first place that comes to mind. However, if you go a bit beyond its main grid and squint ever so slightly, the stretch of Hudson Street running through the West Village is more apple pie than Big Apple. WALKSEE From Leroy to Gaansevort Streets, Hudson Street is a mix of row houses, small commercial buildings and a hodgepodge of apartment houses. There are […]

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THE EATORIALIST: HAVING A BALL, KUTSHER'S TRIBECA, NYC

HAVING A BALL, KUTSHER'S NYC Published

Welcome to the Borscht Belt circa 2013 at KUTSHER’S TRIBECA.  You’ll need to use your imagination and, perhaps a reference to a bit of Dirty Dancing at this throwback, if in essence name only, to the Catskills of yore. At this Kutsher’s it’s all about up-to-date culinary takes on schmaltzy Jewish classics that make for a fine Passover holiday dine. Yes, there’s the brisket: in this age of pedigree food purveyors it makes sense that […]

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THE EATORIALIST: HAVING A BALL, OTAFUKU, NYC

OCTOPUS BALLS AT OTAFUKU Published

Sounds off-putting, a liquid paste Inexpensive viagra of wheat flour and boiled oct0pus but, really, there’s something to these Japanese “takoyaki” balls. At OTAFUKU, NYC, the glutinous mixture of the takoyaki is grilled in special spherical pans to create a wonderfully crunchy skin. Once done they are finished off with a squeeze of sweet okanomiyaki sauce and spicy mayo and then topped with a shake of  grated seaweed and bonito flakes. I’ve never been to […]

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