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Posts from April 2013

Welcome to the Neighborhood!

There's a ton of construction going on in my hood (not just in/on my building), and with that construction comes new businesses. There are two that I am particularly excited about, and they're now both open for business. First, Greenwich Project, which offers a cocktail menu designed by John McCarthy, small bites in the downstairs bar area, and a full menu upstairs. Second is the Burger Joint, which I have loved for years in its original location in the Parker Meridien hotel. Welcome to the neighborhood!

Allez Cuisine!

I have been on an ongoing quest to cut down my spending in all aspects of my life. As you may or may not know, I have some mild food-hoarding tendencies (thank you, family), so I have a well-stocked pantry and freezer. It's strange -- when I'm at the beach house, I love the Iron Chef-like challenge of assessing available ingredients and coming up with a meal based on what's around. Perhaps it's because there are fewer alternate options. At home, for some reason, it often seems easier to pick up something on the way home or order in, despite the fact that I like to cook. I am trying to break myself of that habit and turn to my kitchen first. Last night I was ravenous when I got home. The goal? A decent meal in 30 minutes or less from what I had in the house. The end result was a tasty batch of rice and beans, with leftovers to boot!

Booze You Can Use: Whisky Live (with a Discount!)

Over 250 whiskies in one place?! Yep. Come join me Wednesday night at Whisky Live at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers. I'm trying to decide my game plan -- single malts? bourbon? rye? a hodgepodge? Regardless, we'll get to talk to experts, ask questions, and taste some of the finest spirits around. Also, there's Cocktails Live -- bartenders from Ward III, Bar and Books, the Flatiron Room, and other whisky bars will mix their original whisky cocktails. Tickets include a full dinner buffet and there's a special discount for Sweet Blog o' Mine readers -- you'll get 15% off if you use the code wlmedia. See you there!