If chance encounters make the world a small place, then Wisconsin is downright little. Just ask Little Wisco director of bar operations Brian Bartels, who cut his teeth serving an "underage Gabriel Stulman" alongside Jim Meehan at Paul's Club in Madison before heading to NYC for a series of bartendi ... More >>
Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets. The Rules for Getting Laid Author: David Graff & Ray Schwartz Date: 1999 Publisher: Drill Press, Madison, Wisconsin Discovered at: The Second Best Thrift Shop, A ... More >>
Gabe Stulman adds another Village outpost
These are the best concerts in New York this week, in no particular order.
If you don't think Butch Vig's almost singlehandedly invented two decades of alternative rock as we know it, just look at his resumé: Smashing Pumpkins, Sonic Youth, Green Day, Jimmy Eat World, Foo Fighters, AFI. That's without mentioning his membership in the still-cool Garbage or the fact he prod ... More >>
Last night, the James Beard Foundation's winner's list was completed--the media awards were over the weekend and listed here yesterday. In addition to major excitement over the first ever Outstanding Bar Program award other highlights included a tie for Best Chef Southeast (a hot dining destination ... More >>
How much would you be willing to pay for the world's best cheese? As part of an auction held in Milwaukee to raise money for cheese producers, an Illinois company, Hoogwegt US Inc., paid $8,400 for a 24-pound wheel of Dutch cheese, according to the AP (via Bloomberg).
Chalky, crumbly, low on flavor -- and please leave it in the oven a little longer. You see them lined up on tables between the lavender sprigs and homemade soaps: pale, starchy, looking like a kid who hasn't been in the sun all summer. These are the baked goods of the farmers' markets. And ... More >>
Earlier this afternoon in Portland, OR, the James Beard Foundation announced the finalists for the 2011 James Beard Awards. So without further ado, the nominees, after the jump:
Montreal makes another tasty incursion into NYC, courtesy of Gabe Stulman
Monday, Runnin' Scared reported on Assemblyman Michael DenDekker's new bicycle bills. If his proposals pass, riders across the state would have to register and tack license plates on their bikes, and submit them to yearly inspections. First-time registration would cost $25, with a yearly re ... More >>
Last weekend rallies were held in all 50 states in support of the teachers' union in Wisconsin. And at the Wisconsin state capitol, at least 70,000 people came out on Saturday to protest Governor Walker's attempt to break the union. Sounds like a big deal, right? Hundreds of thousands of people tur ... More >>
The effort by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and the Republican-led state legislature to deprive the state's teachers of collective bargaining rights was catnip to rightbloggers last week. This is because it involves two of their traditional objects of hatred: Unions and public education. You kno ... More >>
opentable.comThe product of blood, sweat, and tearsIt's almost time for the Oscars. That is, the Oscars of the food world: the James Beard Foundation Awards. Today marked the announcement of the restaurant and chef semifinalists, who were chosen from a record 28,000 online entries. Finalists ... More >>
Julian Lynch, La Big Vic, Campfires, and Ducktails Glasslands Friday, July 30 Julian Lynch played at Glasslands on Friday night on a bill with some old friends. It was a rare New York performance for the Ridgewood, New Jersey-born musician, who lives in Madison, Wisconsin and hates touring. Organ ... More >>
Milk, straight from the cow.The raw milk movement appears to be gaining steam, if recent articles in the Times and The Brooklyn Paper are to be believed. Proponents of the movement -- called, unsubtly, raw milkies -- believe milk that hasn't been pasteurized is "nutrient dense," to the point ... More >>
Will the spirit of James Beard smile upon New York chefs?The James Beard Foundation announced its list of semi-finalists for the annual James Beard Awards today, kicking off the food world's very own Oscar season scrum. The semi-finalists were selected from a pool of 21,000 online entries; th ... More >>
"I think there are good pop culture references and bad pop culture references. I don't want to be Family Guy. I don't want it to be just a bunch of disconnected pop culture randomness." Nathan Rabin is the head writer for The Onion's A.V. Club and the author of the New York Times-approved ... More >>
Seven sorts of franks were offered for tasting, can you identify them and their point of origin? (click to examine more closely) Last Sunday a Hot Dog Hootenanny was held at Astor Center, sponsored by seriouseats.com. Bruce Kraig, the author of Hot Dog: A World History, offered a hot dog tastin ... More >>
SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.
Hook-up site AdultFriendFinder.com is the cybersexiest site you've never seen
$65 tickets for an anti-consumerist musical
They are in a tree because they don't want you to notice that they're short. Caught up with the White Rabbits last week, a couple days after they'd been asked to play the Letterman show, and they were still pretty shocked about the request, especially since they really haven't even gotten that much ... More >>
Supreme discomfort (and love, and togetherness) fills the racks of the East Village's finest noise-rock palace
Students rate profs onlineand vice versa
If counter-recruiters succeed and enlistees flee, a draft could be next.
Rove? Miller? Liberals? A pox on all their houses
Hip-Hop, R&B, Dancehall, Crunk, Grime, er, Music by Black People
Ex-Journos Paint Reporters as Artful Liars
Organizing Against General Ashcroft
'Citizens Will Not Become Informants'
FBI in Libraries and Bookstores
Sensitivity Above All?
Women Step It Up At the Pro Level
Sad Emo-Punk Boys Pull on Strings, Unravel Sweaters, Shiver Til Spring
Public Money Is for Public Schools