Eat and Drink Your Way Through 'Harry's House'
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My guy has a lot of lyrics about food. Drinks too. Drugs also. Those second two things are pretty expected in rock or pop songwriting, but lyrics about food run the risk of being more silly than sexy. The tracks on Harry’s House go both ways.
“Think of the Earth!” shouted the man dressed as a woman in a wheelchair who threw cake at the Mona Lisa yesterday. It wasn’t the first time the Mona Lisa was vandalized with food, NPR reports.
A Miami Restaurant Celebrates Jean Cocteau
LPM Restaurant and Bar in Miami has created a special menu of a dozen cocktails that celebrate the life of playwright and artist Jean Cocteau. Created by LPM's Global Bar Manager, Tibor Krascenics, and LPM Miami’s Bar Manager, Barna Jeremias, each cocktail tells a story about Cocteau, including drinks inspired by his friendships with Pablo Picasso, Coco Chanel, Charlie Chaplin, and Louis Cartier.
When Dad Steals the Show
In this week’s feel-good story, from The New York Times: “Why the Biggest Ovation at the Tonys Luncheon Was for a Waiter.”
Klay Young, a 63-year-old Harlem resident who immigrated to New York as a teenager from Belize, has worked as a server at the landmark Rainbow Room for 30 years, taking orders, ferrying food, clearing dishes for any number of rich and famous people. He has pictures with Mikhail Gorbachev, Liza Minnelli, John Travolta, and Presidents Carter and Clinton.
This week, he served a newly minted dignitary: his daughter, a stage actress who in November made her Broadway debut in a new Lynn Nottage play called “Clyde’s” and this month scored a Tony nomination for her quick-witted performance as a formerly incarcerated sandwich maker.
The Midwest-ification of NYC
In Where to Eat: New York City newsletter, a subscriber-only benefit from the New York Times, Nikita Richardson reminds us in “Finger Foods, an Investigation,” that Midwestern fare is the “It” food right now.
…Perhaps you’ve heard of the recent Midwest-ification of New York City restaurants, a dining trend that’s wrapped in gossamer sheets of nostalgia. And where there’s nostalgia, there are finger foods. It’s why you can now enjoy $5 happy hour chili dogs at Hi Hi Room in Cobble Hill, deep-dish pizzas at Emmett’s on Grove in the West Village and mozzarella sticks galore at Bernie’s (Greenpoint), Penny Bridge (Long Island City), Carne Mare (South Street Seaport) and the original Emmett’s (Greenwich Village).