Food & History: December 12

December 11, 2018 0

Food & History: December 12 1922  Peter Paul Candy registers the ‘Mounds’ candy bar trademark. 1925  The first motel opens in San Luis California. The […]

Food & History: December 7

December 6, 2018 0

Food & History: December 7 1879  Charles Lavelle Broley born in Canada, he was one of the first to implicate DDT as a toxic pesticide […]

Tiki Philly

November 28, 2018 0

Tiki Philly On the corner of a popular Philly section of town is Tiki Philly. This place has more of an island vibe than a […]

Food & History: November 29

November 28, 2018 0

Food & History: November 29 1933  First state liquor stores authorized Pennsylvania to sell alcohol after Prohibition. 1977  Apple Computer, Inc. registered the ‘Apple’trademark (for […]

Tiki Bars

November 16, 2018 0

Tiki Triangle: Tiki Bars There are many tiki bar and Polynesian destinations around the world. Some, sadly are no longer around.  Some are vintage and […]

Otto’s Shrunken Head

November 16, 2018 0

Otto’s Shrunken Head As their story goes, a small group of native New Yorkers got together in early 2002 and decided that New York City […]

Food & History: October 25

October 24, 2018 0

Food & History: October 25 1811  Dr. John M. Riggs born, the first surgeon to operate on a patient under anaesthesia when he extracted a […]

The Upstairs Bar

October 4, 2018 0

The Upstairs Bar This is a really cool place of interest.  This was a speakeasy during Prohibition in the late 1920s a Philly gangster named […]

Mother of Pearl

September 20, 2018 0

Mother of Pearl In a really nice mellow part of the East Village, Mother of Pearl is a Tiki place on the corner which is […]

Bourdain Trail

September 13, 2018 0

Bourdain Trail There really is no valid argument that Anthony Bourdain was not the world’s most travelled person. He travelled more than 200 days per […]

Food & History: August 21

August 20, 2018 0

Food & History: August 21 1959  Hawaii officially becomes the 50th state of the United States. 1962  McDonald’s franchisee Edwin Traisman receives the patent for […]

Jade Island

June 5, 2018 0

Jade Island Built in 1972, Jade Island appeared on No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain about 10 years ago (Season 5; Episode 19 NY Outer Boroughs). […]

Ariane Kitchen & Bar

May 27, 2018 0

Ariane Kitchen & Bar Ariane Kitchen & Bar has been on my radar for a long time.  A friend of mine told me they have […]

Toots Shor

May 6, 2018 0

Toots Shor Bernard “Toots” Shor (May 6, 1903 – January 23, 1977) Toots Shor was a legendary saloon and restaurant in Manhattan at 51 West 51st […]

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