Monday, October 2, 2017
Recently, Lynn and I went to Great Flats Brewing in Schenectady where Lynn and I sampled what is easily the best Kombucha we have ever had, namely the Vietnamese Wild Black Kombucha made by YesFolk Tonics in Upstate, New York. It was a fragrant, perfume-y concoction which we delighted in without the bitterness and vinegary quality of many Kombuchas that can render the drink an acquired taste for many (at best).. As of this writing, it is not widely available beyond Upstate so we are looking forward to the company widening their distribution into Long Island.
Friday, September 29, 2017
We have enjoyed our introduction to Silly Lily Fishing Station (located on Moriches Bay) immensely this summer. Jay and Steve, the owners have created a great venue with a witty, retro appeal that is irresistible and intoxicating. Lynn and I went there at least once a week this summer to eat at the onsite LC Barbecue food truck; have a glass of wine or beer; and to shop the Early Girl Farmer's Market on the weekends. Besides this, there are Boat, Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard rentals. There is a great vintage pinball machine there and corn hole to be had.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Lynn and our friends who are hardcore beer aficionados made a Labor Day trek to Greenport Harbor Brewing (there are two locations-we went to the tasting room in Peconic). I had tasted a lot at Jamesport Brewery earlier in the day so I decided to take it easy at GHB. I only had a pint of the wonderfully named "Devil's Plaything" which was an IPA uniquely infused with Thai Chili and Guajillo (this brew a collaboration with Michelin Star awarded April Bloomfield of The Spotted Pig and The Breslin for her new restaurant Salvation Taco).
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Lynn and I had discovered the farmstands for Early Girl Farm (one located in East Moriches-one in Bellport) and quickly fell in love with the great and interesting produce grown by the farm over the loving and watchful eye of Patty Gentry who owns and operates EGF. Lynn and I became particularly enchanted with Patty's poetic emails about what was being grown on the farm.
As much as anything we were impressed with the pure visual poetry of the Early Girl offerings. Everything was beautiful and was intoxicating for us on an aesthetic level.
Sadly, Early Girl's farmstand season ended in late August. The memories of their wonderful bounty reamains strong in our food loving souls... M& L
On our recent trip to Schenectady in Upstae New York we happened upon Great Flats Brewing. I had actually noticed the place earlier in the day as it was conveniently situated next to the Yoga Studio that I managed to get to a couple of times over our out of town weekend.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
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Links of note from M & L...
- I (Mark) have written for The Christian Science Monitor, Clear Magazine, Picture Magazine, Film Score Monthly, Dan's Papers, Rue Morgue, In Flight USA and a lot more publications that I can't remember.... My wife Lynn was a model with the Ford Agency and her photography has been featured in most of the publications I have written for...