Monthly Archive for November, 2008

: November, 2008

WINTER ROASTING: A POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS SOLUTION

My home-roasted espresso blend. 11/29/2008 I roast my own coffee. This may be the epitome of coffee geekiness, but it really is the only way I can ensure a proper supply of fresh, quality espresso
Categories: coffee

QUICK READ: JACQUES PEPIN IN THE COURANT

11/27/2008 My favorite old-school television chef, Jacques Pépin – a Connecticut resident – is featured in a short profile here in the Hartford Courant. Thankfully he is still around since people like
Categories: news

PUMPKIN PIE: THE LBC OVERCOMES STUPIDTY, REDEEMS SELF

It ain’t pretty, but that is not really the point. 11/26/2008 I’ve been tasked with making a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving dinner. Gratefully, I’m not in charge of any of the heavy lifting. Not really
Categories: news

THE LBC PONDERS THE TURBACONDUCKEN

11/26/2008 Bacon-wrapped turducken? For reals? I’m not saying this is acutally something I would attempt, or even neccesarily want to consume, but I have to give the guys at Bacon Today credit for
Categories: news

ARTOPOLIS BAKERY: ASTORIA’S LAND OF [FILO] AND HONEY

Kataifi from Artopolis Bakery in Astoria, Queens. 11/25/2008 ARTOPOLIS BAKERY: 2318 31ST ST., ASTORIA, NY I don’t know where to start; I can’t come up with the right adjectives to adequately praise
Categories: food, news

THE GINGER MAN: REAL CASK ALE IN NORWALK

Blue Point Brewing Company’s cask-conditioned oatmeal stout at the Ginger Man in Norwalk. 11/24/2008 THE GINGER MAN: 99 WASHINGTON ST., NORWALK After mentioning my recent experience with the
Categories: drink, news

THE SPOTTED PIG: HYPE-WORTHY [THE BURGER, ANYWAY]

Chargrilled burger with Roquefort cheese and shoestring fries (and a pint of cask-conditioned bitter). 11/24/2008 THE SPOTTED PIG: 314 W  11TH ST., NEW YORK CITY It is with trepidation that I write
Categories: news

GMA PIE UPDATE: WINNER ANNOUNCED SUNDAY

11/22/2008/ UDAPTE: Norma Grubb’s coconut creme pie from Sommerset Hall Cafe in Dover, Kan. was voted in at number one in the GMA pie challenge Sunday. As previously reported on the LBC, Michele’s
Categories: news

THINGS I LOVE: CAPPUCCINOS AND STATIONSTOP’S IPHONE APP

Chris Preovolos/The Advocate 11/20/2008 No trip to Manhattan is complete without a stop at Cafe Grumpy in Chelsea for a ristretto and a cappuccino (This time I also managed to get to Shake Shack
Categories: coffee, news

READ THIS: BEER, QUE IN THIS WEEK’S NEW YORKER

11/19/2008 I recently decided I have no time to keep up with my magazine subscriptions. My nightly media consumption habits have devolved into endlessly watching reruns of The Simpsons and really
Categories: news