Wednesday, September 14, 2005

sept 5 New Yorker, food issue(s)

I have no desire to read or comment on this issue. Perhaps it is only a bitter jealousy on my part, living as I do in Pittsburgh, PA, where good food is very hard to come by. Unless I make it myself, which is so much work.

On that note, I just got back from a very early morning trip to the Strip. (see photo, not mine, taken from saeru at flickr)

In lieu of my review of the New Yorker food issue, I encourage you to leave your comments on the issue, or Pittsburgh's food issues, here.

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Blogger missy said...

Hi, found you when I clicked on Next blog>>!

I'm not one to eat dead animals but I have nothing against those who do... however, this photo, makes me cringe a bit!

I'll keep you on my RSS so I can read about all the bitching for the New Yorker!


3:40 PM  
Blogger R2K said...

What the hell kind of fish is that?!?


7:16 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Hmmm, never been to New York, what do you have to say about Baltimore's food?? :)

8:05 PM  
Blogger veggiedude said...

Who wants to eat that?

12:43 AM  
Blogger "Charlie" said...

What is wrong with new york ppl?

8:30 AM  
Blogger diE to SELF LiVE foR ChRisT said...

gross pic!

12:50 PM  
Blogger Kaia said...

That is one ginormous fish. I spent nearly 3 months in Pittsburgh working on a deal - it was pretty horrendous. I found only 1 good restaurant in Pitt - it was called Mallorca. Try it if you haven't already...

1:19 PM  
Blogger zp said...

I didn't post this fish to disgust anyone - I thought it was cool. I think the caption from the person who actually took the photo (and saw the fish) said that the little sign on the fish says, "Touch this fish head for good luck!" No takers here, I guess.

While I welcome your comments, please read the blog carefully so that you'll realize (1) this blog is not for the squemish (2) this blog is not criticizing actual people who actually live in actual NY and (3) this blog is not a very good place to prosthletize Xianity . . .

As for Baltimore, I've never eaten there, but I did see some fish. Happy, healthy looking live ones at the aquarium. Which is great for vegetarians. Unless you're REALLY anti-zoo, which I am, but I'm not anti-aquarium. Well, not yet. However, this blog is not about (4) Baltimore unless you want to start a substantive conversation about that city.

And Mallorca, while a little uneven, is very nice.

2:09 PM  
Blogger The Humanity Critic said...

Good post. Just passing through, cool blog by the way.

2:12 PM  
Blogger zeldafitz said...

Well, I love the NYer, but I can't stand David Denby and the Food issue was the one to skip. It was rank and dull, as always. Almost as rank and dull as the "debut" fiction issue. There was an article on bean and squash soup by Calvin Trillin that may or may not have never ended. Tragically dull.

3:54 PM  
Blogger daluma said...

how come there's no sports page in the new yoker


5:49 PM  
Blogger mantooth said...

I read the whole damn New Yorker every f*ing week, and have for about fifteen years, but I gotta say, the Food Issue this year bored me to death. Worse than the Style or Fashion Issue (whichever one it is). The profile of the guy who cooks at Esca? Tedious. Yeah, it's hard to live in Pittsburgh and read about the great restaurants (and markets--why is the Union Square Greenmarket so much better than any farmer's market in Pittsburgh, which is surrounded by organic farms?) in New York, but I found the issue just a little too precious, too aimed at heavy-disposable-income folks.

That said, I didn't know how tofu was actually made.

8:54 PM  
Blogger THEonlyGOALIE said...

someone please tell me... I have relatives up north and I keep asking what type of food the north is good for? I live in the South so it is all the good Southern home cookin' not to mention I live in cajun country so it is spicy goodness.

10:57 PM  
Blogger THEonlyGOALIE said...

Oh yeah, the fish is lovely, but somehow just not good enough to eat. I think I will eat Chinese food to get a fortune cookie to get that luck.

11:04 PM  
Blogger K said...

Come have some food here in the southwest. No dead fish hanging around though, we're pretty landlocked.

11:56 PM  
Blogger zp said...

Ok. From now on I DELETE anyone who comments on how gross a large, severed fish head is. Got that everyone? Good. Now go read the blog.

As for sports in the NYer . . . when they do write a sports article, I read them and I like them. Good analysis of the business of sports, what it does to people's lives and bodies.

And about the Pittsburgh Farmer's Markets? Any further thoughts? Are they worth going to? Which ones? For next summer, maybe . . .

12:27 PM  
Blogger mzn said...

I liked the food issue lots, especially Calvin Trillin's article and the one about egg cooks in Las Vegas. It's one of my favorite magazines of the year.

I loathe David Denby, but Nancy Franklin is worse.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Patty said...

I saw your blog and I couldn´t avoid to write you.

I have never been in new york. I´m from mexico city.

Is that really a fish?? yiakes!!

If you have time, visit my blog.

See ya!

2:05 AM  
Blogger sytheN said...

it's a dead fish before it gets to your plate. what's so disgusting?

2:39 AM  
Blogger R2K said...

"THEonlyGOALIE said...
someone please tell me... I have relatives up north and I keep asking what type of food the north is good for? I live in the South so it is all the good Southern home cookin' not to mention I live in cajun country so it is spicy goodness. "

Um, just about every kind of food in the world can be found within NYC, often done as well or better than the place of origin for that item. But what, you should ask, does the north east do that other places dont really at all?

Seafood such as lobster, chowder, clams, etc etc...

Pizza, the best in the world, a food item invented in italy, to be sure, but perfected in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Certain deli foods such as heros (subs, grinders, po boys, whatever you may call it).

And thats all I can think of right now, anyone else?


3:28 PM  
Blogger Chuck Dawson said...

Hey man, Pittsburgh has a lot of good food! Grand Concourse what?
Sushi Two!

8:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeallllow! stumbled over your blog...prejudiced huh?seems lathat coming to think of ur title... ok you gotta help me out here.. can you customize the left side of ur blog thru the settings? if not then how do u do it.. as in adding the categories the links and stuff lathat.. and also i like photography.. any suggestions regding any sites worth visiting? ur pics are goood.. powerful..

1:53 PM  
Blogger zp said...

Please read the blog carefully before posting
comments. The title is an ironic overstatement.

As for the left sidebar, I edited it in blogger's
template. It requires cut and pasting html code. If
you do searches in blogger help for things like
"categories" and "links" you can find directions, or
code to cut and paste. Good Luck!

As for food, I second Alex's what to eat up north thoughts . . . and Sushi Two (Southside location?) is a standby here. We just me the chef under strange circumstances, but more on that later, perhaps.

6:44 PM  
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