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    Nick’s Pizza, NYC

    2012 - 02.21

    Since my business card for MC makes mention of pizza, I felt I should add a few more posts on this topic.  Here we have a nice photo of the pie from Nick’s Pizza in NYC, specifically my standby, Italian Sausage & Pepperoni.

    How was it?  Delish.  The crust, sauce, and toppings were all top rate.  I will say however that there was something odd about the cheese, it almost tasted more like… buffalo mozzarella (at least to me?).  Overall, excellent.  I was looking for brick oven pizza and this totally scratched that itch.  Next time I visit NYC I will probably check out something different (yeah because there’s like 10,000 places that all make amazing pizza in NYC) but if you’ve never tried it, I really don’t think even a harsh pizza critic would feel let down by this.  Buon appetito!

    There’s a beer called Kosmos? Then drink we shall.

    2012 - 02.12

    No further explanation required:

    Sea Bass. Mutant. Sea Bass.

    2012 - 01.21

    Oh man, I cooked this sea bass on the weber grill and it was seriously unbelievable.  I put it in the indirect heat so I wouldn’t have to flip it, due to the scallions on top.  I think that’s how I’m going to grill all my fish fillets from now on.  Outstanding flavor and juicy.  so.  good.

    Yes those are the Chronos PCBs in the background, along with Dijon honey mustard.

    Primo Vino Art: A bird-themed duo

    2012 - 01.03

    Both of these guys are long gone now, I drank them earlier this winter, but never got around to posting.  It’s been a while since the last vino post, so why not a two-for-one (“two-fer”) here.  Something about the bird theme makes me laugh too.

    Meet the Sweet Tango Apple

    2011 - 10.24

    Saw a new kind of apple at the grocery store today and couldn’t pass it up.  Sweet Tango apples, eh?  For the man who’s tried ’em all?

    Primo Vino Art: First Timer 2009 Red

    2011 - 10.15

    Super close up portrait with the 10-24mm, CUSTOM white balance on-camera, suckas. That’s right.

    Very curiously, this wine went down nice and smooth the night I opened it; now one night later (with the use of a vacuum cork) it tastes like it’s gone a teensy bit sour. That’s really weird. Almost like it was already decanted. Typically I open a bottle, drink about half, and save the other half for later. The second half is, with very few exceptions, always better. Not this time. Weird!!

    Primo Vino Art: La Vendimia Rioja

    2011 - 10.06

    It’s from Spain, with an elegant, understated label, belying an elegant, understated wine. It’s actually somewhat-to-fairly awesome, and doesn’t need to be flashy. I’d get it again. Quite drinkable.

    I did get a little thumbprint of the red on the white label.  Oops.  Well that gives you an idea on color I guess.  Cheers.

    Primo Vino Art: Deep Purple Zinfandel

    2011 - 09.17

    Gotta break that ‘my-last-post-is-so-wicked-there’s-no-way-I-can-top-it’ funk!  Hmmm, but how?  I guess a wine label always works.  Yeah, let’s do that.

    Now this one is just awesome. I’ve been walking by it in the grocery store for a while now, and finally I decided it shouldn’t be any longer until this one gets the treatment on here.

    In the background there is a print that hangs in my living room. There’s two small skylights in the room, and the sun falls on this picture in the early day, which is pretty awesome. Here it’s lit by light painting with a desk lamp, as you can see in the top of the bottle.

    Primo Vino Art: Passion Has Red Lips

    2011 - 09.08

    This weekend while I was perusing the wine selection at Hubbel & Hudson, the snootiest of snooty grocery stores that I patronize, I happened upon a sensual-looking red called Passion Has Red Lips. This bottle was produced by “Some Young Punks”, the same people who produce the previously-featured Monsters, Monsters Attack! Since that wine was a delicious white (I’m not really even much of a white-wine-guy), I figured I had to try their red.

    Both of these wines had a screw-top, which is a bit unfortunate for a well-made vino. I do understand that, counterintuitively, beer in cans is somehow actually superior to beer in bottles, but I’m not so sure that principle also applies to the screw-top wine bottle. Some Young Punks should move on up to corks in the future.

    As anticipated, the wine is a very tasty cabernet/shiraz blend (51/49 respectively), with an excellent smoothness. So smooth it was almost more like a Pinot Noir, but with the bigger flavor of a cab. I tend to find Pinots to be smooth-drinkin but yawn-inducing in terms of flavor. This blend sits nicely on the divide between smooth-but-boring versus flavorful-but-harshly-alcoholic. I guess that should be no surprise since Australian shiraz is something akin to Swiss chocolate or German cars or Japanese electronics… they just… know how.

    Anyway, a very pleasing wine, no question. It was $22 at the grocery store, so on the high-end of my wine budget really, but if I happened upon it for say $18 or less, I would not hesitate to grab one again. Superb drinking. Seal of approval.

    Primo Vino Art: Max Ferd. Richter Riesling

    2011 - 09.03

    Wine with a friggin ZEPPLIN on the bottle.  I think we just maxed out style on this here one people.