I’d never seen this before and because it looks of root like I was suspicious when the vendor told me it was a “Yam” - just because it didn’t look like any Yam I’d ever seen – of course he was right. Now I want to make something with it. Originally cultivated in SE Asia there it is used in both sweet and savory preparations if you’re interested you can read more about it here.
Very cool. I love living near Chinatown – every day is an adventure!
In the last couple of weeks bike stands have sprouted up all over the city. Sponsored by CitiBank (but operated by NY Bike Share) Citibike is a bike rental system, that is already in place in cities all over the world. Annual membership allows you access to a bike for just $95 plus tax. When I saw this truck I got all excited thinking that now that the bike stands were in place the bikes were being installed.When I spoke to the man on the bike (below) he told me this was just a test and that the bikes should arrive and be rental by the end of June: How cool is that! And these stands are everywhere. The best about it next to the great price is that you can pick up a bike on the Lower East Side, ride it and then drop it off at any other bike stand anywhere in the city.
There was some ground angus grass fed beef in my fridge an Neil was away. He’s not a fan of meatloaf and I had a hankering. So I went out and got some ground Lamb to mix in – I didn’t want to do a traditional meatloaf and thought that an Indian spin on this classic American dish would give it new life.
Indian Meatloaf with Smashed Masala Potatoes
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This is on a wall in Little Italy, very cool and incredibly well painted.
Really? I loves me some Big Gay Ice Cream but this line was insane. Neil and I went for a walk last week the one night we had beautiful Summer weather, thinking we would have an ice cream, which we did, just not here. Which is too bad because this is where we were headed but get a grip! It would have taken an hour at least to get inside the door.
Over the years there have been places – like the cupcake place that shall remain nameless in the West Village that was made Famous by Sex In The City where people have lined up, but recently it seems like lining up for things has become a thing. One of my friends has a theory that twenty somethings actually enjoy it and because of smart phones use the time to: Take Pictures, Videos, Tweet, Twat, Tumbler, Facebook, Text and generally use all their battery power so an hour in line for an ice cream is actually time well spent?
Is it just me? Am I an impatient grumpy old New Yorker (don’t answer that!) even so do you want to wait an hour in line for an Ice Cream, Trendy Chinese Food or God Forbid: A cupcake?
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Congratulations to Daniel and Mirra on winning the James Beard Award so fucking cool! You might want to break out a cerveza and some chorizo to watch this. I waited on James Beard once back in 1984 in NYC at a short lived restaurant called Le Grande Corniche that was a temporary stop for super star chef Anne Rosenzweig, I remember he wore a bow tie and was very sweet.