The Glories And Mishaps Of GoogaMooga: A Redux

You should be reading a glowing review of this year’s Great GoogaMooga, but the “rain or shine” event was canceled on Sunday because of … rain. Taking into account prior complaints, event planners ensured that cell service was better, lines were almost non-existent and ATMs abounded.  The trading cards – if you could locate a…

Celebrating Sustainable Seafood In NYC

On Tuesday the NY/NJ Baykeeper held its 2nd Annual Oyster Benefit at the Scandinavia House.  The stars of the event were the excellent Montauk Pearl oysters from Montauk Shellfish Company.  Gordon shucked furiously trying to keep up as the guests slurped down the briny goodness. Fortunately I don’t have to head out to the Hamptons…

Restoring Our Oysters

I’m an avid fan of oysters – especially super fresh, local ones.  If there’s a $1 oyster happy hour in NYC, odds are I’ve been there or at least know about it.  These days, the focus of these happy hours isn’t just about luring in drinkers with cheap oysters as bait.  Instead, the goal is…

Game Day Ideas

Just as with the “Homemades” and “Crabby Snacks” in Silver Linings Playbook, we all have our traditions for game day food.  (Note that these are NOT common fare for most Eagles fans.)  But when it’s Super Bowl Sunday and your team isn’t playing, everything changes.  Instead of sulking, use it as an opportunity to serve…