Saturday, August 29, 2015

Smör, please

From our Swedish correspondent:

dizzy on deepfried poultry

With an odd name and a Westfield, New Jersey location,
 Korean-fusion “RoosterSpin” really delivers.

The concept is based on double-fried chicken in an industrial setting, and with DJ’s spinning old vinyl.

I started with a sweet and murky sugar cane drink
 infused with algae.

It was odd. 

Imagine Kermit’s bath water served up cold and sweet. 

But the food is actually terrific. 

It has creative intelligence behind it and you can sense the care in translating fusion flavors.

Crispy soft shell crab: creamy and delicious.

Fresh and bright, with an excellent sesame-mango dressing.

Only the steamed, vegetable dumplings were familiar, 
more authentic than adventurous.

But the spicy tuna was outstanding. 

And the star of the show was the crunchy chicken, 
six garlic-y and six insanely hot.

The service is good and the interior is fun. 

I especially liked the glassy string-lights room divider, 
a play on Asian paper lanterns.

I’d go back...just one hour west of SoBro on NJT 
for flavors you’ve never tasted!

Friday, August 28, 2015

now we’re cooking!


David Bowie, Freddie Mercury and Queen

#1 on the UK Singles Chart in 1982

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

that was then


like Alison and Adam

...our common sense is gone.

Yeah. Good job. That's fixed.

Two more beautiful kids shot to death and 
nothing ever changes.

The NRA rules this country.

Those are gun massacres since 2012.

Almost one gun for every American.

More guns than literally anywhere.

Firearm killings a daily part of our culture. 

Twenty children at Sandy Hook.

This man thought he was the Joker. 

He killed 12 and shot up 70.

You’re the problem if James Holmes looks like
a well regulated militia to you. 

And if people used spoons to massacre every week, 
we should be regulating utensils. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

who can it be now?

Who can it be knocking at my door?

Go away, don't come 'round here no more

Can't you see that it's late at night?

I'm very tired and I'm not feeling right.

From the album “Business As Usual”,
#1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in October 1982