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Archive of entries posted on March 2011

For Mustache & Type Nerds

My love of facial hair is no secret. Grow it where you have it, I say. Although I’m no expert, I also rather enjoy type. At my job we do what is sometimes referred to as “creative work.” You know, branding, design, writing, and the like. Accordingly, we dabble in the typefaces. I’m on the [...]


Opening Day arrives this week, B&E readers! Oh, yes, it does. And as terrible as the Mets should be this year, I’m excited. I much prefer pulling for the underdogs. I like that the team is stocked with homegrown youngsters and injured former stars. These are the guys you root for. I love it. One [...]

Salt & Fat Will Give Me Gout & Death

Sunnyside has a new delicious restaurant option. Salt & Fat opened yesterday, and for what was certainly the first time in my life, I went (with the missus, of course) to an official opening night at a new restaurant. But just to back up a moment… I’ve spent years (or at least two posts here [...]

What’s $18 Million, Anyway?

It doesn’t happen often, but once in a great while, I order something crappy at a restaurant. If it’s exactly as advertised but crappy (i.e. I just plain ordered the wrong meal), I’ll suffer through it just to fill up. After all, I paid for it. Might as well get my money’s worth. That’s the [...]

What Matters Is $5, Apparently

I’m not a big fan of the big banking industry. I mean, really. Fuck those guys. And the ads for banks that are all soft and lovely, pretending to be about something bigger than just money, are disingenuous and hypocritical, and again, I say fuck those guys. JP Morgan Chase is one of my least [...]

Oh, It’s Beard Madness Alright!

It’s been a real beardy time. I got a bit lazy with my own shaving until this past Sunday and had inadvertently grown a damn near full beard. Totally unintentional. It just happened. The New York Yankees have long had a curious facial hair rule. Mustaches are fine. Beards are out. So it’s fine if [...]

Call It “Bouncing Back”

Last weekend, the missus and I and a few friends took a trip out to Flushing. Some of you may remember our last trip to Flushing, which gave us a deliciously and authentically Chinese food experience. This time, we weren’t going for Chinese. It was Indian. A little place called Southern Spice. We questioned our [...]

My Mom’s in LA!–Part 2

Look out, B&E readers! My mom’s going on studio tours now! And she’s stalking stars better than Gawker Stalker. I have once again changed the names of everyone but the famous people, so for the purposes of this one, I’ll change my step-dad’s name to “Hoss” (because it’s as good a nickname as any other). [...]

Another Reason to Dislike Park Slope

I’ve never really been seduced by Park Slope the way that most New Yorkers seem to have been seduced by it. It reminds me of neighborhoods in Boston. I hate Boston. So this Park Slope woman started an online petition to get the owner of a new club to play indie music instead of rap. [...]

My Mom’s in LA! — Part 1

I’m in a lull in the B&E posting, but my mother is in Los Angeles. You see, I have this step-niece who I’ll call Karen for this post. Because her name is Karen. (Her name isn’t Karen.) Anyway, “Karen” is 16 and living in LA for a few months to audition and take classes and [...]