Thursday, September 27, 2018
Lynn brought back a bounty from Vermont including Angry Goat Pepper Company's Smoke Maple Habanero Mustard. This Mustard, one of many offerings from the Angry Goat Pepper Company is an unheard of combination of sweet and heat that tastes like no other mustard we have ever had. The company has a myriad of other products sweet, savory and everything in between. We have gone through this jar quickly but fortunately Angry Goat's website offers products online...M&L
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Dorset Farmer's Market. Among the offerings she found there was Stonecutter Spirits Heritage Cask Whiskey. This Whiskey, aged in former bourbon and cabarnet barrels for a minimum of 4 years, the Heritage Whiskey had a distinctly smooth finish with hints of spice and oak. We have enjoyed drinking it "neat" but the Stonecutter site lists several cocktail suggestions. The spirit is only available in Vermont and Massachusetts at present so we are treating this bottle as a "special occassion" spirit until we can get back to Vermont.
Lynn and I visited the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn are were fairly overwhelmed by the great tastes, colorful characters and to use an overused word "hipster" culture embedded there. One of the places we visited was Duke's Liquor Box which is a beautifully curated, bespoke liquor store. The manager there was really helpful and knowledgeable about the exotica in the shop.
We took home a savory Fernet which we have enjoyed very much. We will definitely be back...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Five Leaves. The restaraunt, in part the brainchild of the late, great Heath Ledger had a breezy, bistro vibe and hip looking servers and bartenders. Even though we were there at an in between time arund 3 the place was jumping. The staff handled the rush with pose and finesse. Lynn and i had a couple of drinks and tried the Charred Shishitos and the "Devils on Horseback" which was bacon wrapped medjool dates with habenero vincotto and almonds.
The drinks were crisp and savory on a hot August day and the food was the perfect bar snacks. Our short stop here help us get our second wind and push through the rest of our day trip. The menu had a number of itmes that we were tempted by such as the Tuna Bahn Mi, Charred Fennel and Grilled Okra.
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I had read about the Green Street Food Truck on Facebook which is (at present) Long Island's only "plant based/gluten free food truck." Lynn and I were lucky enough to catch them at Just Breathe Yoga recently where I had the "tuna bowl" consisting of (among other things) spinach and chickpea tuna while Lynn had the Thai Bowl with Raw Zucchini noodles, grilled tofu and peanut sauce.
Monday, September 10, 2018
As is often the case, Summer got off to a late start this year with the weather chilly well into the season. We managed to pack a lot of our Summer "Bucket List" into what felt like a couple of weekends. One thing we checked off of our "list" was to get to Noah's food truck out of Greenport's Restaurant of the same name. We had a delicious fish taco paired with a beer from Greenport Brewing and are looking forward to visiting the food truck when we are not trying to cram Summer into a weekend...
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
We had been excited about the opening of Sag Pizza for several months mainly because it is owned by the owners of LT Burger which we have consistently enjoyed over the past few years. The space, occuppied for decades by the beloved Pizza Parlor Conca D'Oro has been transformed into a sleek yet warm high end pizza parlor.
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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...