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Did you know that you can get Shake Shack in DC? Connecticut? Man. Tonight I’m going to go to the Brooklyn Shake Shack for the first time. I normally brave the Madison Square Park one, but I honestly have not had Shake Shack in over 6 months. Maybe close to a year. I remember going to one in the upper west side, sometime in the late summer/early fall. I’ve been eating far too much beans and their heirloom varieties, so I need something greasy in me.

In other news, I recently got a wedding gift from It came with all sorts of goodies like smoked sugar, cheese slate and mineral oil, and amazing treats like raspberry lime rickey jam, chocolate hazelnut spread, etc. It’s like an indie hipster gift basket (that came in a cute smart canvas bag) for my generation. It’s for that person who may live in Portland, Oregon or Brooklyn, NY and may or may not know someone who churns their own butter and goes to some private Brooklyn rooftop to collect honey. I may or may not be going to Shake Shack with her tonight. It’s for that person who thinks making yogurt in her dutch oven overnight is a good idea, but way too lazy to really do that with any frequency. And people who love eating.

Maybe it’s bourgeois. Maybe it’s commercialized. …But damn, those caramels from Landmarc are pretty damn good. If anyone wants to buy me the pickle subscription, I will love you.

(This post was in no way sponsored by However, if you’re from and want to send me samples, I will gladly accept them.)


I’ve been aging Manhattan’s in a charred white oak barrel for the last 2 months. We’ve had several batches and they’ve been getting rave reviews. Read more about it here.

There’s a lot of expensive places, but you really don’t need anything more than $20-30 white oak barrel for home. 1 liter does it for us, but I purchased 2 liters for friends’ bridal showers and wedding gifts (with suggested alcohol to age). You can age wines, vinegars, and more. It’s really versatile and CUTE. I love it as a rustic addition to our decor. Most barrels come with a stand and a small little spigot! It’s the most adorable thing I’ve seen in a while.

My other half wants to try to re-char the insides after a few tries. We’ll report back on how successful we are in reusing the barrels. Hopefully we don’t burn anything else down. (Wish us luck!)

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This is my first time ever in Boston.

Ryan bought 4 Bahn Mis to eat on the bus. Of course, we had left overs. Otherwise, I was able to read without getting too sick and Ryan browsed on my iPhone and watched podcasts. I also conked out for like 2 hours. (The bus took 5 and a half hours.)

I’m here to visit Sarah and Danny, and perhaps to meet up with Ryan and I’s friend Conner. Right now, I’m waiting for Sarah to cook us pancakes. ; ) She’s always on twitter talking about baking and cooking so, hopefully we get hooked up!

“I know where we’ll take you! To the cemetery!”

Mmmm, k.

I went to Balthazar’s today and was completely disappointed at what they brought out. The only thing that was good was the Balthazar Salad, as far as I am concerned. I had the Grilled Sardine appetizer and their Moules Frites and both were disappointing. As far as French Bistros go, Pigalles on 48th street does a better a job (and they are cheaper)!

They are pretty pricey and hyped up without much to show for it.

And the service was pretty poor.