I have documented my for the wine Machete, here, before. While grabbing a quick breakfast bar I also to a few minutes to walk through the Santa Monica Whole Foods wine aisle. Southern California grocery stores typically have phenomenal wine selections because of there close proximity to wine country and zero hang-ups around […]
There are days that only pizza can fix. Thankfully living in NYC I have my pick of places to indulge, allowing the cheese, crispy crust and chili peppers wash away a bad day. Unfortunately I was over 3,000 miles away for this bad day in Los Angeles. I have been to Osteria Mozza before but bad […]
A few tips on how not to crash-and-burn on your next business trip. 1. Hydrate, Hydrate and Hydrate Some More. If you are anything like me when you are in the office you park yourself next to the water cooler, not to gossip but to stay hydrated in the dry, germ. filled office air. […]
Small plates are in general a good thing, as long as the restaurant in question has set out to perfect the small plate and not leaving you hungry. Tar & Roses gives comfort and ivers big flavors with each small plate. I sat at the bar, as I like to do when dining alone, […]
For many fans of Game of Thrones it may lo like I am babysitting a Daenerys Targaryen Dragon Egg but alas it is the low tech smer with a hefty price tag, the Green Egg. The Green Egg is a ceramic oven that enables you to grill, sme or bake from 200 degrees to 750 degrees […]
My feed has started to be dominated by and videos being fast-forwarded before my eyes thanks to Hyperlapse, a new app from Instagram. So this morning I thought I would try to fast-forward my commute from the subway to the office with the help of Hyperlapse. The app gives you the ability to […]
Sometimes you can pick a bottle of wine according to it’s label. Orin Swift labels tend to pop off the shelf at you. Whether it is his former label The Prisoner (he sold it), Abstract, Palermo or Papillon you can usually spot his wines pretty easily. Maybe the toughest to find, Machete, has great Polaroids […]
The head is a bit misleading but directionally accurate. I have been spending Saturday and Sunday afternoons perfecting my Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato sandwiches – just in time for good tomatoes to disappear for the season. Every good sandwich starts with good bread and we are fortunate to have a Kayser in the neighborhood, […]
It is a great time of year to visit your local greenmarket. Everything is seemingly in season and at the peak of tastiness. When you think in a few short weeks a lot of these vegetables will begin to disappear, it is hard not to buy one of everything. There is no better way to […]
Living in NYC one would think it would abound with great sushi options. Call me a snob but that doesn’t seem to be the case. The local Upper East Side sushi joint sent our dear friend to Lenox Hill and a two week supply to a strong antibiotic. Needless to say I haven’t been […]
The NBA has taken the ugly Christmas sweater to a new level. Fans can go out today and buy ugly Christmas sweaters for each of their favorite NBA teams or players. The internet has created the monster that is the ugly Christmas sweater and we should all embrace its beauty. The Kobe Bryant version has […]
The Pappy Van Winkle 10 Year product is called Old Rip Van Winkle. It is bottled nearly at at barrel proof with a little water added to bring it down to 107 Proof.
The Van Winkle Reserve is aged 12 years to a rather low 90.4 proof. The bottle unfortunately doesn’t have the well recognized image of ‘Pappy’ sming but the product inside is very recognizable.