Archive for the ‘foodstuffs’ Category

beautiful blenders

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

For those who know of my baking affinity, it’s easy to see why this collection of antique blenders earns a no-brainer 4-star rating from me. Too bad it’s located on a concourse at the Oakland Airport.

fancy serifs

Monday, August 11th, 2008

From the timeline at the Spam Museum:

dining in the crypts

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

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Theres a little London restaurant, The Place Below, in a most unusual location. The story of how it came to be is kinda charming. Bonus points for their rotating menu.

I can only hope such wonderful food will be available in the afterlife.

The setting calls to mind an Atlanta restaurant, The Abbey, which operates out of a defunkt church. The waiters are dressed as monks. The winelist is impressive. The foodfare arches off the beaten path, offering an ostrich dish, for example. (*upon search for restaurant link, it appears to have turned into….a nightclub?! Whoa! )

dining in the dark

Sunday, December 16th, 2007

Though traditional conceptions of ‘fine dining’ include as much A2D paid to presentation as preparation, a nontraditional restaurant in Germany is challenging the norm. At Unsicht, one dines in complete darkness, to allowing the senses to focus entirely on the food. The waiters (blind, as I understand it) give some quick plate-navigating directions before leaving the table. It certainly alleviates the “do I have food stuck in my teeth” angst.

http://www.unsicht-bar.com/

(For those a little rusty on their German, I suggest translating the page via Babelfish.)

Voodoo they do

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

One of the most enjoyable “thank you” offerings I received after picking up a friend from the airport; A Voodoo doughnut, complete with pretzel protrusion and a mystery red-fruit flavored jelly filling. T’was nummy, so if you ever find yourself downtown Portland around 3am, check ‘em out

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ice cream flavors of the day

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop, NYC

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best “closed” sign ever

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

Courtesy of my favorite donut shop down the street:

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$4.13

Saturday, March 4th, 2006

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Powers of Persuasion

Saturday, March 4th, 2006

I think the owners of this donut stall were catholic.

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