Monthly Archives: October 2006

The Departed

This evening we went to see The Departed, the new Scorsese film, at the local zillion-plex in Binghamton with Marie and Nicole and company, which was fun.  It was nice to get away from the nursing home and pretend that … Continue reading

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Grande’s not so good in Binghamton

The restaurant known as Marinelli’s (not sure if I am spelling this correctly) had closed awhile back.  My understanding is that this was an institution of sorts and that they had good sauce.  Apparently the sauce lives on at Anthony’s … Continue reading

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Chinese take-out just like Mom used to order

We had take-out Chinese food today, the kind I grew up with in New York City.  It was nostalgic to go into the place and see the make-shift pencil holder, which is raw rice in a plastic soup container with … Continue reading

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Red Lobster in Vestal

Well, screw it, we ate at Red Lobster in Vestal, New York today.  I always hated Red Lobster, and I am able to trace this to some super-lousy coconut shrimp in Daly City in 1997.  Matt and I arrived in … Continue reading

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Braised beef shanks

Yes, I braised the beef shanks I talked about yesterday.  This is an easy recipe.  As long as you have shanks, canola oil, a decent acid, some aromatics and salt and pepper, the rest is gravy.   This is something you … Continue reading

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Berkeley Bowl’s prepared food

We are in our summer redux now, so Berry spent some quality time on the patio while I was reading cookbooks selecting a nice braise for the beef shanks I picked up today at Berkeley Bowl.  I heard it would … Continue reading

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