Food and Drink


You Have a lot of Gall


Not me since I had my gall bladder removed earlier this year and lost 30 lbs. Here is my one and only proof, other than the mounting hospital bills.

I wish I had gall, and since the gall bladder contains bile which I'm told is very bitter that gives rise to the use meaning "you've got a lot of bitterness/rancor". And as one of my neighbors like to say "In any event".



They say it was the coldest Winter since the Great Depression, it was cold enough for the Sound to freeze and that hasn’t happened in about a decade. The area between City and Hart Islands extending south to Long Island’s north shore was several square miles of ice. The regular barge traffic was reduced to an occasional large tanker that would cut a path through the ice sheet which would buckle and break several feet in front of its flat bow.



The best fried chicken has historically been served in the South, but some innovative chefs around this country understand the innate appeal of the homey, crunchy, juicy dish. Here are a couple of the best fried-chicken restaurants in town:

166 South 4th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211
(347) 282-6005

This Williamsburg spot is known for fried chicken seasoned with paprika, black pepper and cayenne.

Momofuku Noodle Bar
171 1st avenue new york, NY 10003

Incarceration and Recovery


The number of people diagnosed with serious mental illness in the U.S. criminal justice system has reached unprecedented levels. Increasingly, people recognize that the justice system is no substitute for a well-functioning community mental health system.



This week these rankings were announced of the best restaurants in Latin America. The list prepared by the British magazine Restaurant and San Pellegrino guide. It is the first time there has been a list established of the best cuisine in that region.

The vote was taken by a group of more than 250 leaders in the Latin American restaurant industry, divided into four groups of 63 voters, in Mexico and Central regions, Brazil, North America and South America.

1. “Astrid y Gastón” (Perú)

2. “DOM” (Brasil)

3. “Pujol” (México)

4. “Central” (Perú)

5. “Maní” (Brasil)

Papaya Precautions


A fruit which is known to soothe stomach problems could cause them as a result of a salmonella outbreak.

The papaya is the plant Carica papaya, one of the 22 accepted species in the genus Carica of the family Caricaceae. It is native to the tropics of the Americas, perhaps from southern Mexico and neighboring Central America.

According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 47 people in 12 states have become sick after eating the fruit, 12 of whom were hospitalized.

Thanksgiving Feast


Nearly 50 million Americans are traveling for Thanksgiving. Many could run into weather trouble, with major storm systems delivering everything from snow and ice to thunderstorms. Once they arrive, the last thing anyone needs is an extra serving of any type of holiday dinner difficulty.

As a result, experts are warning not to allow CampPain or 2016 Election talk to control this year's Thanksgiving. Please eat your fillings and swallow your feelings to avoid all political topics. Love and peace of turkey.



With the summer patio season, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), has unveiled the 2015 Top 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants.

This year 2015 Top 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America is music to our ears.

208 Rodeo - Beverly Hills, California
Alexander's - Naples, Florida
Angel Stadium-Diamond Club Patio - Anaheim, California
Areal Restaurant - Santa Monica, California
Auberge du Soleil - Rutherford, California
BALEENnaples - Naples, Florida

NYC Council Seeks Food For Thought


The NYC Council is conducting this survey to gather information about the perspectives and experiences of City food establishments concerning the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (DOHMH) food inspection process. In particular, the Council hopes to gain insight into the recently implemented letter grading system and its impact on City restaurants.

This survey is divided into two sections:

The first section includes background questions about your establishment and solicits your views regarding DOHMH’s inspection process and the letter grading system.

Safety of Media


UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity knows that journalists safety needs a multi-stakeholder approach has identified the news organizations as one of the major stakeholders in the improving safety of journalists.

Thus it aims to raise awareness about the issue of journalists' safety as well as to promote and share industry good practices to improve safety of journalists, to promote dialogue on the issue between media and Member States, and identify gaps for possible follow up.