It’s the 2009 wrap up! I can’t really put a good twist on things at this time so I figured I would throw a twist on the whole year in review thing and make a list of lists. Lets’ see how this works……
Best Happy Hour of 09
Salmon Dave’s half price apps
Momocho, half price taquitos
Taco Tuesday at The Riverwood, $1 tacos!
Pearl of the Orient’s half price apps on Tuesday.
Best Meal of 09
The one and only Foie I had the past 12 months at Three Birds. I need to eat more foie!
Favorite Drink of 09
Ezra Brooks 90 proof Bourbon
Arnold Palmer with a lemon
Most frequented Blog of 09
Sports by Brooks
Most Frequent listened to song on ITunes in 09
The Grey Album
Gunsmoke by The Coup
It’s a Metaphor dialogue on The Last Time I Committed Suicide soundtrack
Number of Employers the past 12 months
3, including the Government.
Most Interesting things happening on the culinary front for me in 09
Going from completely engulfed in the ‘local’ movement to completely ambivalent to it.
Creating, opening, and successfully operating 2 new dinner operations in the past 2 years only to end up back at square one.
Becoming, and staying unemployed for almost 5 months.
Best things in 09
My family and their health
My GF and her companionship and love
My job at Nemo Grille
Best Dishes I created in 09
Rabbit Ragout, roasted whole local organic rabbit braised in a rich tomato broth served over Ohio City Pasta’s Herb Parpadelle topped with a chive marscapone
Head Cheese, classic fromage de tete, served with pickled vegetables and toast points
Beer Cheese Soup, Great Lakes Porter and white chedder go great together.
Caesar Salad satay, Italian white anchovies wrapped around romain....who would have thought?
Single item I’ve eaten most in 09
Best New Places I’ve been in 09
Black Bird Bakery
Best Blast from the Past in 09
Most Ambitious NY resolutions
Loss about 200 lb
Take a vacation