NEWLY REHABBED LARGE PILSEN HOUSE →
Someone emailed me about this place. It’s a little wackadoo, too far west, and I can’t stand that dark wood, but this is why Pilsen is amazing. 3400 square feet for $1300. Crazy.
apple tasting notes
hamjokes: it’s spring, and the honey crisp apples went from mealy to gone. fuji: some are mealy, some are crisp, none as sweet as honey crisp, of course, but still a good substitute. braeburn: super crisp, but kind of tart, not sweet enough for me. If you can do these reports weekly or monthly, I’d really appreciate it, PK. Braeburns sound like they are at the peak for me! Also...
The 44th Ward Dinner Party →
Bar DeVille cocktails and build your own grilled cheese (apparently from Kuma’s people?)? And $5 bottomless pasta Mondays? Sign me up.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-3-29) →
Usher (54) Robin Thicke (36) Various Artists (21) TV on the Radio (12) Vampire Weekend (10) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
See you in my nightmares, Heidi Klum →
What are we all trying to prove? Clearly we should hop on the nearest jet ski...– Your Signature Cocktail - Proof Blog - NYTimes.com I’ve gotten better in the past 9 months or so about not caring what other people think and just ordering what I want regardless of what bar I’m at or the crowd I’m with, but this is so true.
Drink choice is used as a nifty device in film and television all the time to...– Your Signature Cocktail - Proof Blog - NYTimes.com H/T to Leila for this very good, amusing article.
Art, pizza and one crazy night in Chicago →
(via vikax) …… I hate when travel writers come to the city, eat some pizza at the most cliched of all the restaurants, drink beer, look at the Bean and think that sums up the Chicago experience. I was going to let the Berghoff thing slide given that it’s an institution despite the food being mediocre, but really, Elizabeth Landau, really? Duffy’s? DUFFY’S?!...
Mayonnaise and a pack of cigarettes.
J’Nathan Bullock, a classic midmajor post player, who at 6 feet 5 inches is...– Midwest - No. 13 Cleveland State 84, No. 4 Wake Forest 69 - Late-Breaking Madness as Cleveland State Upsets Wake Forest - NYTimes.com I love how the NCAA tourney brings out the movie tag-line writers in sports journalists. They can barely hold back their glee in getting to cover The Big Dance. ...
NYC/Brooklyn is chock-full of young couples in hopeless, terrible, over-the-moon love. They certainly exist in Chicago, obviously, but they seem to be everywhere you look here, perhaps because so many other people seem quite sad and lonely that they look unusually happy and in love in comparison. A guy in baggy jeans, baseball hat and diamond studs embracing his girl on the subway platform with...
Dan and I had a phone call last night around midnight, just talking about life and dating and moving and all the things you do in a 16-year-old friendship. I said something to him about how if a woman doesn’t see the gem that he is, then forget about it, and I was reminded of this email I sent to L’ops around Christmas. It was a moment of some semblance of wisdom for me (apparently I...
annicka: can any of y’all think of some cool examples of design/packaging of alcohol? kinda like the TED696 project? That’s obviously more of an interactive project, but just for neat design I like these. Substance wines have really neat, periodic table-esque packaging. Their site is well done, too. (And from a non-design standpoint, I like their flavor profile descriptions. “Oak,...
THRU YOU | Kutiman mixes YouTube →
I wish I could embed a video, but I don’t think I can with this site. This is amazing though!
It is looking like I am going to meet up with the best friend that I made when studying in England. We were there in 2003 and I haven’t seen her since, I don’t think, save one reunion a few months after we got back (a very successful reunion I might add—people from MN, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, California and I think Colorado). Obviously I am not old, but it makes me feel so when...