Presenting: Tables for One: The Collected Restaurant Review Writings of A. Pontious


Selection for April 15, 2013

Power +UP and The Worst Barrista in the World


Selection for April 8, 2013

The Bacondance

BacondanceThe Bacondance festival is an annual (this one being the second) festival of bacon and music held in the former coffin-making district of Gowanus. MORE

Selections for April 2, 2013

The Viceroy, The Firecake, and Cucurbita


The ViceroyThere was a time, before it was made punishable by Bloombergian bastinado, when you could walk into a restaurant and and plumes of cigarette smoke would be all around you. In fact, you yourself might even be smoking. MORE

The FirecakeIt's unlikely that I would know this if I did not use a computer, but the doughnut was one of the earliest foods whose process was automated. Doughnut making machines roared to life in the 30s and 40s when such things were new and considered an improvement, probably because frying dough has a very low threshold for failure. At least, it did until now. MORE

CurcurbitaIn the cast of starring foods, squash is the life we left behind, the small-town love that we forgot. Our Rosebud. Our planet Krypton. Squash is almost always good, and yet so few people cook it. Most people who are enthusiastic about spaghetti squash can probably count on one hand how many times they've actually made it. MORE


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