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Roasting Plant Coffee

Just across the street from the AIDS Memorial on Greenwich Ave in NYC is the Roasting Plant, a Jetsons-style custom, individual brewed-cup coffee shop. Up to four different beans can be combined and sent through the air tubes to the … Continue reading

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Kielbasa, kraut and a pickle

Sunday, I was walking from the Met to meet a friend near Madison Square Garden and was dying for a brat so stopped by the 9th Avenue Food Festival for the second day in a row and settled for a … Continue reading

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Prato Bakery, Jersey City

I was doing laundry and wanted a cup of coffee but I stepped into a bit of Tuscany at Prato, an authentic Tuscan bakery, at 371 4th St. just off Newark Ave. They have moved Il Cantuccio from the west … Continue reading

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Cover crop for soil development

As an experiment to improve my backyard clay soil for fruit trees or other veggies, I planted a cover crop of mung bean (Vigna aureus), daikon radish (Raphanus sativus variety (cultivar) ‘Longipinnatus’) and sorghum (Sorghum bicolor). (Compost setup shown in … Continue reading

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Rum negroni

I am new to the recent cocktail expansion but my tongue is a bit overwhelmed with the tongue pickling IPAs completely dominating some breweries. After seeing Bar Talks with Schumann I developed a thirst for a cocktail and thought after … Continue reading

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Entrecote at La Otra

I wandered around the neighborhood of the Olympic Stadium on a Sunday morning and finally found La Otra (Tomás Diago 758 Pocitos neighborhood) recommended by a NYTimes article. The parsley with garlic as a spread with the bread was good. … Continue reading

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Ed’s simple sangria

After a long day of urban walking, I was headed back to my AirBnB in Buenos Aires wanting a cool refreshing drink, and remembered the gift cabernet (somewhat heavy for summer) left by my hostess and thought I could make … Continue reading

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