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#525: John Brown Smokehouse

I’m not going to review the meat here.  Don’t get the wrong idea–I love meat.  Having grown up in Ohio, I just don’t know enough about BBQ to even pretend I’m any sort of authority on the matter.

My dining companion, who claims–and has good reason to do so–he is somewhat of an authority on the topic, had a less than stellar opinion of the food, but that’s not the point of this post.

The point is simply to ask whether you think it’s acceptable for a BBQ place to be out of chicken, rib tips, ribs, and brisket at dinner time on a weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on August 26, 2013 in Food/Drink

 

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#524: Hike Mt. Taurus

I’m not a hiker.

But I’m also not a quitter, or, despite what it may seem at times, a wimp.  So when given the chance to hike–which I don’t get very often–I’m going to take it. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 25, 2013 in Nature

 

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#523: Jackson Diner

Apparently, this used to be an actual diner.  When the new owners bought the place to turn it into an Indian restaurant, they didn’t speak any English and so just kept the name.

I love that story.  I like the place, too.

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Posted by on August 24, 2013 in Food/Drink

 

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#522: Battle of the Burger

It was crowded.  It was hot.  It was crowded.

The day I go to a food-related event in NYC that doesn’t have me looking for the exit after 10 minutes is the day I know I’ve slipped into an alternate universe.

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Posted by on August 22, 2013 in Food/Drink

 

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#521: Unclog a drain

How to unclog the drain in your tub:

  1. Live in an apartment for almost a year without ever having any drainage trouble.
  2. Suddenly have your tub fill with water as you’re taking a shower.
  3. Reach under the 10 inches of water and unscrew the drain cover.
  4. Dig around in the drain with a wooden spoon you found in your kitchen.
  5. Leave the tub full of water for a day because you don’t have time to deal with it.
  6. Buy Drano.
  7. Pour the entire bottle into the tub and hope some of it actually goes down the drain instead of just sitting in the full tub.
  8. Watch as nothing happens for 2 hours. Read the rest of this entry »
 
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Posted by on August 19, 2013 in People

 

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#520: Endless skeeball

Is there such a thing as too much of a good thing?

Yesterday, while enjoying what was supposed to be a carefree summer day at the beach, I was forced to contemplate this question.

It started out like any skeeball game at the sketchy arcade at Coney Island.  I got quarters from the guy standing at the front who kept piles of quarters in his pockets.  I dropped 2 quarters into the skeeball machine. I threw a couple of balls that made it into the 50 and 100 holes, and also a few that bounced off the glass and came rolling back to me.  I went through $5 of quarters while feverishly checking the ticket slot for my earnings.

I put in my last 2 quarters and resigned myself to finishing the last game.

And then.  Another game started up. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 18, 2013 in Sports

 

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#519: Morris Grilled Cheese

You wouldn’t think a grilled cheese sandwich from a food truck would cost $10.

But then, you also wouldn’t think a grilled cheese sandwich from a food truck would taste so delicious you wouldn’t care that you just paid $10 for a grilled cheese sandwich from a food truck.

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Posted by on August 16, 2013 in Food/Drink

 

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