Monthly Archives: June 2017

DBGB, 299 Bowery, NYC

Being a German and stuck with my genetically-induced frugality, I was so excited to find dollar oysters and seven dollar rosé. Okay, they were small Barcat oysters, but upon presentation the adductor muscle had not been cleanly cut in three … Continue reading

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Classic Negroni & Jazz at The Archer

I wandered up to the Archer in Jersey City and ended up drinking the on-special Classic Negroni (gin, Campari, vermouth) while listening to Dixieland from The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn, a delightful combination. The cocktail was bitter but the jazz … Continue reading

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Madame Clause Bis

Descending into the subterranean Madame Clause Bus French restaurant a note of mustiness wafted my way as I pulled up at the bar to listen Manouche Bag play cafe jazz with a French accent as part of the Jersey City … Continue reading

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Pickled beets, flowering German gold tomatoes

I had not wanted to lug beets around all day after the Alexandria Farmers six weeks ago so waited until the Saturday RVA South of James Farmer’s Market to get some starter material for pickled beets, here shown with heirloom German Gold … Continue reading

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Antique Bakery, Jersey City 

I was walking a new neighborhood in Jersey City and found the fabulous, work a day Antique Bakery (the former Pecoraro Bakery) just around the corner.  Although the traditional white flour rolls have little nutritional value, they are really tasty, hard … Continue reading

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