August Sunday: Coffee on the Ferry, Open-Air Shopping, Negroni Variations

I've worked almost the entire summer. All season long: 6 day work weeks, overtime, exhaustion. It's Wednesday now, but I'm still basking in the glow of last Sunday, when I saw the sun for what felt like the first time. On Sunday, I slept in, strolled down Second Avenue for coffee, then down to the … Continue reading August Sunday: Coffee on the Ferry, Open-Air Shopping, Negroni Variations

Al-ugh-ories

Al-ugh-ories Nicole Eisenman New Museum, New York The narrative compositions of Nicole Eisenman’s Al-ugh-ories address the mix of human behavior in situations extreme or banal. A festive evening in a beer garden, the artist in his studio, a man in bed—all are commentary on mainstream or counter culture. Her oil paintings—large scale and masterfully rendered—tell … Continue reading Al-ugh-ories

Sweetbitter

Danny Meyer, the crowned-King of modern hospitality, has a tenet of employee composure, divided into slightly unbalanced halves: to succeed as a restaurant professional (that's professional of any position, front or back of house), one must first possess the "fifty-one percent," an innate sense of hospitality, warmth and personality. The other "forty-nine percent," is the technical … Continue reading Sweetbitter