Entries by #unclebob

lions of Babylon

Nudo Negro is not just a black knot but a black ball of thread that a cat unwinds and uses to create havoc and wreak destruction on your orderly living space. The ponzu oysters on the half shell sell out and all waiters yell in unison. It is a sad moment but it is cause […]

Wood Fire Inferno

“Propane is my favorite fuel but I still don’t want to‎ taste it.” Ben Eisendrath, owner of Grillworks. A little bit better is everything to die hards. You pay a lot more to get a little closer to perfection but the last part is the best part. The last mile is the hardest mile. The […]

Reindeer Stew

During prohibition there was fake haig & haig scotch. Hard to find the genuine article for obvious reasons.  You could taste the difference. You always can. All wax without the wick. There was a vessel docked 10 miles out from New York harbor named the “McCoy” – the real McCoy. In Balestrand Norway, homemade reindeer […]

Carnivore Chaos

It is a baroque and teutonic Hanseatic league capital. Perfect for a carnivorous chaos. Far from the maddening crowd with a robber baron’s sense of acquisition and an aristocrat’s sense of entitlement, we are seated at Bocca Grill in Bergen Norway. Eyvind and Silje third base coach me into ribbesvein aka grilled pork belly. It […]

Niseko Meat to Please You

Dumping hard all day. Easy 2 feet since yesterday. This afternoon had heavy snow in Niseko. Only one chair open. Took bus back to Annupuri at 6pm and saw lifts opening for night skiing. Temps dipping. Thought I would try one long chair. Found untapped light velvet with firm wind pack base 2 feet down […]