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


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.

(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


ice cream flavors of the day

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop, NYC


best “closed” sign ever

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

Courtesy of my favorite donut shop down the street:



Saturday, March 4th, 2006


Powers of Persuasion

Saturday, March 4th, 2006

I think the owners of this donut stall were catholic.