Saturday, June 7, 2014

love affair with flavour

Back on April 11th we congratulated Charlie on winning the
 “Best of” in New York Magazine.

The kitchen is one reason why.

Drinks here have always been good.

And the atmosphere manages to be sexy and playful and adult, all at the same time.

But ever since Chef Josh took over, the kitchen found its wings.

He pickles everything.

Presentation is composed and always artful.


But his concoction of seeds and sauces, bones and marinations and downright crazy ideas are what make this kitchen sing.

Crazy, that is, until you taste. 

Then it’s rapidly gaining on genius.

Chef Josh is attracting a whole new generation of foodies coming from Manhattan. 

You’ll be glad you ate his food while it’s this affordable!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Sal’s law

Moore's law says that roughly every two years technology will double and the cost will drop by half.

This was posited in the early 1960's by Gordon Moore, 
co-founder of Intel.


No sooner does some new gadget come to market when it is eclipsed by the next big thing.

So enjoy your latest, newest products!

Sal will be coming around again, any day now.

And have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

honor before justice

To believe we should have left Sgt. Bowe Bergdalh within Taliban hands, has this complicated issue wrong.

It was always our obligation to do whatever possible to bring him home.

Our executive branch acted on that primary duty because that--not his desertion--was the top priority.

Bergdalh was raised off the grid in Idaho by devout Calvinists, intensely homeschooled in religious thinking and personal ethics and morality. His unlawful choices were guided by philosophy, not dogma. 

It’s no more surprising he came to view our messy operations as “digusting” than it is his own father counseled him to “follow your conscience.”

I can also appreciate conservative annoyance for not being consulted in advance of this high stakes deal.

Bergdalh enlisted and explicity accepted--before he rejected--military rule of law.

Try Bergdahl and convict him and court martial him if that’s what our process reveals.


But to leave an American soldier with the Taliban for his desertion is retributive, and as a country we are far better than that.

Even if it turns out Bergdahl isn’t.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

going green

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

social mania

just before avenue Q?

Central Park?

No. Maybe Gracie Mansion?

Perhaps our Bronx Botanical Garden.
Not even.

What do Asser Levy Place, Sutton Place, York Avenue, Pleasant and Paladino Avenues all have in common?

They were all called Avenue A beginning with the
Commissioners' Plan of 1811.

And then sections were renamed over the course 
of the next century.