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Oysters for Life


Starting with the first harvest in 2012, each supporter of the Oyster Company of Virginia’s “Oysters for Life Cage Package” ($175) will receive two dozen fresh packed oysters shipped anywhere in the continental USA once a year, every year for the rest of their life. It’s essentially an oyster CSA. Want to join? Read more here.


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Fry-Fry Chicky-Chick

If you haven’t seen self-described fried chicken obsessive Aziz Ansari break down his unique food lingo on Parks and Recreation, please break away from the coverage of Osama bin Laden’s death for 30 seconds to watch this clip. You’ll never look at eggs or rice the same way again.


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Chick-Fil-A Announces Sunday Opening

The moment we’ve been waiting for has arrived.


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Weekend Fun for Texpats

From TastingTable today:

Sunday, 2/20
3 to 7 p.m.
Lone Star Showdown
Grab your boots and head to the Bell House for some Texas State Fair fun. The party (free entry) features a cook-off of the Tex-Mex classic, Velveeta-based queso, plus Texan draft beers, Ping-Pong tables, a giant Connect Four game, a belt-buckle contest and music by Texas expats Shoot the JukeboxThe Bell House, 149 Seventh St. (at Second Ave.), Brooklyn; 718-643-6510 or

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Fish at the Beard House

Chef Nico Romo of Charleston, South Carolina’s Fish restaurant will make his debut at the James Beard House tonight. I hear that tickets are sold out, but it’s probably worth a call anyway. Last minute cancellations and all that. 212-627-2308

Tuesday, December 14, 7:00 P.M.
French with an Asian Twist
South Carolina’s only Maitre Cuisinier de France (and one of the world’s youngest), Lyon native Nico Romo brings his je ne sais quoi and Asian accents to the sophisticated French cooking at Fish. A hot spot on Charleston’s restaurant scene, Fish is also known for its fine wines, which will accompany this Beard House debut.

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Fall in New York

I can’t think of a better way to pass an autumn Saturday in New York–especially when that Saturday happens to be Halloween Eve–than to stroll over to some friends’ apartment to watch a noon football game, taking in the changing leaves along the way; win said game; carve two huge pumpkins; consume copious amounts of ham delights; and then when bellies were full and thoughts sufficiently fuzzied, begin the process over again by strolling over to yet another friend’s apartment for a dinner of Shrimp and Grits (made from a soiled (read: well-loved) City Grocery recipe) followed by an assorted cookies dessert. Me like cookies.

City Grocery Shrimp and Grits

Two Mercedes sitting under a tree . . .

If only digital pictures came in a scratch and sniff format. .sml perhaps?

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New Term Alert: Fat Washing!

fat wash·ing


fat wash·ing (verb): A technique for flavoring spirits with ingredients that have a high fat content (e.g., bacon): the fat is rendered, mixed with the alcohol, and then removed after a period of freezing.

Actually, this isn’t all that “new” but I’d never heard the term before today when I stumbled upon it in a backlog of emails from Tasting Table. Fat washing is apparently how science-savvy bartenders–excuse me, mixologists–create bacon-infused bourbon without the greasy residue. Genius.

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