Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Eel Bibimbap


Sexual eeling

We hadn't visited Korean Bulgogi House in a while which is a pity--at one point we were ordering takeout so often Julie (the House proprietor) recognized who it was the moment she saw my number on her phone screen. "Hello Mr. Noel! The usual?" "You know it."

And we were glad to drop by--there were some new items we were eager to try.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Manhattan Mangia Mystery


Christmas time in Manhattan--we dreamed about it and talked about it and this year saved up and actually did something about it.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Chambersburg Icefest 2018


Chambersburg Icefest 2018 couldn't ask for a more gorgeous Saturday, with a near flawless sky (maybe a wisp or two of cloud here there).

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Square 1


The prettiest seat in town

The little town of Chambersburg, PA is slowly but surely taking on a more multicultural nature, from the Korean stone-pot bibimbap dishes in Bulgogi House to the juicy drool-inducing roast chicken in Inka Kitchen (the same kind of roast chicken that causes traffic jams in Washington DC's suburbs).

Inka incidentally has been so successful it's spun off a second location, focused not on Peruvian but a kind of Pan-Latino cuisine. Square 1 located smack dab on the center of Chambersburg's downtown features what's arguably the most sophisticated take yet on Mexican/Puerto Rican/Dominican Republic cooking. It also (see pic above) has what's easily the loveliest table in town, with an unobstructed view of the town fountain, and the surrounding trees draped with Christmas lights.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Pre-Emptive Thanksgiving


Working again this Thanksgiving so in the spirit of making fresh lemonade out of this particularly sour batch of lemons we did our feast last Sunday, when the family was together.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Southern Fried Solar Eclipse

Southern fried solar eclipse

When the NASA interactive eclipse map combined with weather.com showed that the best places to watch the Aug. 21 solar eclipse were all west of the Carolinas--well what d'you think we did? 

Road trip!


Monday, July 3, 2017

Not on the Fourth of July


Not on the Fourth of July 

So for Fourth of July we went to Cowan's Gap, basically a small lake surrounded by lush pine forest, with a little sandy beach at one side, picnic tables, grills, a stand renting kayaks and paddle boats. 

O it's not the Fourth you say? Got me there--we went last June 25. But I haven't properly celebrated any holiday secular or religious in years, usually settled for the weekend before or weekend after (helps explain in part my antipathy towards Christmas); either Luz or I or both work that night. Comes with a job that demands 24/7 staffing, 365 days a year--you don't live a normal calendar.