Monthly Archives: June 2018

Congress Station, Hoboken

While doing my laundry on Palisade Ave, I found a coffee at Congress Station (589 Palisade) and the peaceful garden behind the shop with its meditating Buddhas. Come and relax and enjoy the peace.

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Mikkeller Brewing NYC, Citifield

I had not been to Shea Stadium (Citifield) since the 1963-1964 World’s Fair and had no clear recollection of how we got there from my grandparents’ house in Clifton, NJ as I was landing from the 7 subway to visit … Continue reading

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Cover crop, part 2

I did not really know what to expect for my cover crop of mung bean, daikon radish and sorghum, although I was fearful in this urban environment that birds or squirrels would get to the seeds before they had a … Continue reading

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Manhattan Dive Bar tour

Although I have started to fancy a few cocktails, as I do a lot if walking, I find a beer and a glass of water are more refreshing and have embarked on a dive bar tour to find accessible watering … Continue reading

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Huacatay (Tagetes minuta)

I just harvested some huacatay (Tagetes minuta, Mexican marigold, black mint) for fermented rocoto salsa and now naturally I have no rocoto peppers as the pepper plants did not survive overwintering indoors. The plant has a vaguely minty, herb smell, … Continue reading

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Stone Brewing via Pulse

The new Richmond GRTC Pulse High Frequency Bus Service started today and I rode from the Scott’s Addition to East Riverfront station, walked a couple blocks to Stone Brewing and celebrated with a Stone Hoppy Lager. The Stone super hoppy … Continue reading

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Best World Cup Viewing

Although I evolved watching soccer in British pubs in Minneapolis, their generally retro beer selection makes me glad I found BXL Zoute, a fabulous Belgian place for world cup soccer viewing, 50 W 22nd, Manhattan. Very brightly lit, serving Belgian … Continue reading

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