While in California last week, I had the chance to visit an old friend up in the wine country and tour an outstanding vineyard. Newton was established in 1977 after co-founder Su Hua fell off her horse on Spring Mountain (the vineyard’s site), and was rescued by a rancher who conveniently told her that the land was for sale. Needless to say, she and her husband Peter Newton bought the property and the rest is history. Only about 2500 people get to visit the winery each year, so I felt honored to be one the few. The wine is fantastic, and White House approved.
Random fact: The Vineyard was featured in Japanese Sideways.
The NY Times reports: Women Who Drink Gain Less Weight
While out in SF this weekend I made a stop with my friend Morgan to the SF Moma. These were on the menu at their rooftop coffee bar.
Artichoke Spread, Asiago Cheese, Lettuce, and Italian Beef on a Ciabatta Roll. When can we get that here?
I spent last Sunday on a drunk in Long Island. My buddy Flaherty made Beer Can Chicken, it’s good. I woke feeling like I ate a campfire though.
I’m not really sure what’s going on here but, it makes me hungry.
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It’s the closest thing we got to Encino Man today. Video after the jump.
I used to live across from a family who had a thai housekeeper named Dang. She would always make these instant noodles called MAMA, they were so good. I found them here, and I’m happy.
While we’re not fruity vodka drinkers, Absolut Berriaçai is a perfect way to get a weekend brunch started. Even drinking it straight with a side of pancakes (trust us).
I had a chance to drink some ROOT over the weekend. As you can see from the empty bottle, it was popular. If you can find it, definitely pick up a bottle or two. A nice video relating the history of the drink is after the jump.
I never made it into this restaurant due to budget and clothing constraints but, now wish I had. Peep their custom menu covers over the years. More here
Some of these I remember, and some of these I don’t .
See the gallery here
Mine would look something like that above. The fried chicken would have to be Korean Fried Chicken though, and I’d substitute the beans for lasagna.
From James Reynolds:
A series of photographs documenting former Death Row prisoners’ requests for their last meal before execution.
We need more of these, everywhere. Roger was in Utah and saw this in the airport.