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  1. DIShGo is probably the only living person who has experienced three such important things in person: * Aug 9, 1974: She was at the White House when Nixon's helicopter flew away for his final departure as U.S. President. * Jul 5, 1980: She was at the Wimbledon Final between Borg and McEnroe - the one with THE tiebreaker. * Aug, 12, 1982: She went out with DonRocks for his 21st birthday.
  2. "Portrait of Antonio Navagero" (1565) by Giovanni Battista Moroni
  3. Timing has meant a lot also - Federer came first, then Nadal stymied Federer. Both men are now worn down - Federer mostly by age, and Nadal by his extreme style of playing. Djokovic is not only a bit younger, but also seems built for longevity with both his rivals now at the end of their careers. Why *not* Djokovic? I love all three of these guys, and am content for history to take me wherever it may lead. Again, I must emphasize the fact that 2 out of the 4 Grand Slams are on Djokovic's favorite surface. It's not impossible that the U.S. Open will have three 20-Grand Slam winn
  4. For those who consider "Number of Major Singles Titles" to be the benchmark in determining the GOAT: "Rafael Nadal's Decision To Miss Wimbledon, Olympics, Part of Larger Gambit To Prolong Career" by Steve Tignor on tennis.com I'm not one of these people, but it's impossible to deny that the Big 3 are surely the three-greatest men's singles players in history, on absolute terms. It's also becoming easier to see how Djokovic (19 Majors) will slide past both Federer (20) and Nadal (20) as the two elder statesmen are now skipping tournaments in order to prolong their careers. For awhile,
  5. "Ned Beatty, Actor Known for 'Network' and 'Deliverance,' Dies at 83" by Neil Vigdor on nytimes.com
  6. I can't answer this - I don't know enough about the process (chemically), and depending on who is doing the (dry?) aging, my guess is that one place's 60 might be another place's 90. I've had "dry-aged beef" where I couldn't tell it was dry-aged. Hell, I had a Wagyu tri-tip the other week, and couldn't tell it was Wagyu.
  7. Yes, there comes a point where things start to go South. I’m not sure when it is, but 240 days seems incredibly long - if you *didn’t* get that blue-cheesy component in it, I’d say something was odd. ”The Science of Dry-Aging: The Ultimate Guide” on fullofsteak.com
  8. Lamb Curry ($15), one of two Friday specials. Plentiful, long-cooked, and beautifully seasoned with undertones of clove - enough for two full meals.
  9. How do they not have Muscadet? Moscato is as different from Muscadet, as Pinot Noir is from Pinot Gris. Damn.
  10. “Del Mar Staff Pen Letter Demanding Change from Fabio Trabocchi, Then Quit” by Laura Hayes at washingtoncitypaper.com
  11. Incredibly, Jônt, Chef Ryan Ratino's Chef's Counter on top of Bresca, received 2 Michelin Stars less than one year after opening. As of today (May 26), it's completely booked until Jun 24. A 14-course tasting menu is $225 ($345 including supplements), with beverage pairings available for $155. With tax and tip, the full experience here is $1,300 for two! The wines by the glass and bottle are very well-chosen for such a new restaurant, but so, so expensive with no obvious entry point (other than the wrist-slitting choice of their outstanding-looking non-alcoholic beverages).
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