Author Archives: sobsey

Lambchop

If the band’s name is the name of a food, does it count as Plate Discipline material? I decided yes. It’s hard to know how to sell people on Nixon, the Lambchop album the internet seems to agree was the … Continue reading

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Oregon

Tasty & Alder is my kind of restaurant, even if I found it mostly to be very good rather than great. The varying dish size — everything from a single (warm) donut to a life-sized Bi Bim Bap — the … Continue reading

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Plate discipline

I’m forced inside by illness and watching the Bulls play on TV, which you can now do easily this season. I can’t imagine there are more than 100 people watching this game; does anyone really watch minor-league baseball on television? … Continue reading

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Meals of the Week(s)

Just a bit of catch-up here. Wasn’t I supposed to say something about that risotto I made a couple-three weeks ago? The salient point was that it was made out of what we had on hand, which was not very … Continue reading

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How to Watch Baseball, Pt. 1: Wag the Dog

Some ballgames are like the opposite of ballgames. All the overdone nonsense about “the church of baseball” (Bull Durham) and “no clock” and Whitman and “national pastime” and “boys of summer” really sounds silly when you & I are sitting … Continue reading

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Mt. Fuji

It’s on the ground floor of your office building. We’ve only gone here a few times and the food is really pretty bad, but I really enjoy going there with you. Last night we both wanted Asian food and we … Continue reading

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Pompieri

A few notes on Pompieri: 1) It’s funny that you said toward the end what struck me (silently) the minute we walked in: Pompieri took one of downtown Durham’s most beautiful available spaces and made the interior look really ugly, … Continue reading

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