Post Japan Blues

Back in new york and low on happy juice
we noticed that the cherry blossoms were in full bloom in nyc (not the yoshino variety but the puffy chiffon-y dark pink kind) so we were still able to organize our annual cherry blossom picnic.

looks like Zabars is trying to save this Banksy street art on the side of their building in the upper west side by bob's house

I did illustrations for Banana magazine issue 3, an Asian American magazine and they had an issue launch party at the Ludlow house in the lower east side.

writer Peter Trinh writes about being ostracized for his weird asian lunch

and how now that weird asian food is cool
the same asian haircut everyone had in highschool

seeing bruce lee as one of the only asians on tv

I called up Foo and we went to williamsburg for a show he was in

first a snack at Snacky on grand street

we regularly get a whole chicken and make stock out of it and its satisfying to see it all lined up.  We use a lot of it and usually get like 10 or more cups.  I feel like a regular pioneer woman.

craft beer gettin' more play in these Nunu chocolates, there are all breweries including The Other Half down the street from us.  Good stuff.

they came everyday for a week for Rose downstairs who is like 85.  They can't do anything for her so they bring her back later in the day.  One day the locked the ambulance keys in the ambulance and she was locked in there by herself for like 10 minutes.
the very miss-able and old school Italian mobster era place "Sam's" has been passed by by us and most people until one night we gave it a try and their pizza is really good.  It's in carroll gardens by the theatre.

9th street by the bridge flooded

at court street grocers I spotted this expensive little guy of water from the atlantic ocean by amagansett long island for sale as culinary sea water.  Old bay seasoning for scale.  What will they think of next.

wish they hadn't thought of these chips.  I love kettle chips (not the brand kettle chips though) and Korean BBQ but of course they had to go and make it super sweet and nothing like korean bbq and are just using the goodwill and hype that korean food has around it these days to sell us more sugary chips.