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The Dinnertime Dance in New York

By     |    Feb 21, 2013
Posted in: Food, New York     |    No Comments

It’s dinnertime in New York and we’ve got a plan. We’ll grab a glass of wine at Bar Jamón, then get dinner at either ABC Kitchen or Beecher’s or Cafe Mono. Easy. We jump in a cab and head to Gramercy Park. It’s still a little early, so we’re hoping the crowd isn’t too big yet at Bar Jamón. We walk up to the wine bar and find two men […]

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It’s time to wake up!

By     |    Feb 18, 2013
Posted in: Reality     |    1 Comment

“Get up!” my brain said. “It’s time to wake up!” “Brain,” I said, “it’s 3AM. It’s Monday. Let’s sleep in.” “But I’ve got good ideas NOW,” my brain said. “Remember them for the morning.” “Here’s another one. That’s two good ideas. I’m going to come up with more. I just thought of a third!” “Stop it! Don’t come up with more good ideas now. Do that in the morning. Wait […]

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Three New York City Neighborhood Dive Bars

By     |    Feb 14, 2013
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., New York     |    No Comments

It’s been a while since we visited New York. We’ve missed it. New York is a really great city. Times Square, however, is terrible and crowded. We managed to get stuck walking through Times Square three times even though we were committed to avoiding it. Whoops! If you’ve never been to New York, don’t judge it based on Times Square. Judge it based on its great neighborhood dive bars. Here are […]

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We Spot the Seneca White Deer

By     |    Feb 9, 2013
Posted in: New York     |    No Comments

We were just driving along, minding our own business, when I saw something out of the corner of my eye. Looked like a mountain goat. Couldn’t have been a mountain goat. The Finger Lakes region isn’t mountain goat country. “Did you see that?” I asked Lisa. “See what?” “That,” I pointed to another white animal grazing behind the fence of the old Seneca Army Depot. “What is that?” “It looks […]

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Six Business Travel Tips for New Business Travelers

By     |    Feb 7, 2013
Posted in: Air Travel, Travel     |    No Comments

Business travel, oh business travel. For some, it’s a chance to see the world. For others, it’s a slog to be endured. Most of the time, it’s somewhere between the two extremes. Here are some ideas to make the most of traveling for work: It’s all about miles. Miles are what makes the business traveler’s world go ’round. It’s all about miles. Miles get you upgrades and “free” trips. Miles […]

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United States of Hot Sauce: Frank’s, Tapatio, and Tabasco

By     |    Feb 2, 2013
Posted in: California, Food, Louisiana, New York     |    5 Comments

Two regional food things surprised me on the trip: beer and hot sauce. Beer is much more regionally varied than the Bud Light commercials suggest — try getting Kokanee in South Carolina … or Yuengling in Yosemite … or Dixie anywhere outside New Orleans. Same with hot sauces. We are not a nation of Tabasco users. Surprised me. Here’s how it breaks down: The Northeast Favorite: Frank’s RedHot From the Garden State, Frank’s […]

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Next Weekend: New York City

By     |    Jan 25, 2013
Posted in: New York     |    No Comments

It’s a bit ridiculous how much we’re looking forward to being in New York City. We can’t wait to visit friends, explore new areas, eat at Papaya King (that might be just me, not Lisa), and just stroll in an urban environment. And by stroll, I mean walk fast as shit. I am the fastest walker in Trumansburg by a factor of maybe ten. I crush other people on the […]

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Mexican Food Update: The Piggery, La Fiesta Brava, Viva Taqueria

By     |    Jan 24, 2013
Posted in: Food, New York     |    No Comments

The long and arduous search for chorizo in Ithaca is over. They make their own at The Piggery and it’s pretty damn good. It’s just artisanal, expensive stuff, not the cheapo, authentico stuff you get in California. But it’s satisfying our cravings. We miss chorizo — and we’re still looking for more options. The other day we found ourselves in Waterloo, NY and ready to eat. The Google suggested La […]

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Ithaca Beer Co: Our Local Brewery

By     |    Jan 22, 2013
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., New York     |    No Comments

Technically, there is a closer brewery — 3 Herons — but they don’t sell beer (yet). Ithaca Beer has been selling beer since the late ’90s. Their most famous brews are Apricot Wheat and Nut Brown. Both are delicious. But there’s more. Just after we moved to Trumansburg, Ithaca Beer opened their newly-constructed taproom, restaurant, and brewing facility. It’s amazing. It’s huge. We’ve been there three times already and I […]

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Polygamy, Stress, Dreamliners and more!

By     |    Jan 19, 2013
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First, I can’t believe we missed this: The Polygamous Rockland Ranch in Utah. It’s near Moab. Writer Dave Seminara even stops at Love Muffin Cafe before his visit! Remind me, why is Lisa in love with Utah? Oh, right. This stuff. Meanwhile, Ayngelina over at Bacon is Magic learned what we learned — London is very cool. Lisa and I were talking about London food the other day — we both miss The […]

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