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About JPW

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  • Birthday 09/07/1970

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  1. Would love to, but teach on Wendesday nights. Highly encourage all to go. Terry's a great guy.
  2. To my 11 dead neighbors (May your memories be blessings), to the 4 Pgh cops wounded trying to save them, to the Jewish community, to Squirrel Hill - the place where I grew up, to my sister who has let CNN and MSNBC set up in her front yard because she lives across the street from Tree of Life, to everyone, everywhere, still as shook as I am by Saturday's terrorist attack.
  3. It really does suck. But, as Jeff mentioned in the e-mail and flat out told me the other day, he was not going to make a wine that he couldn't be proud of. It's also a warning to remember to avoid most VA reds from 2018. If Jeff can't get grapes to ripen sufficiently before losing them to rot due to excess moisture on that plot (up to 30% gradient, super rocky crappy soils) than all the folks on the flatlands with clay heavy soils... Let's just say that you're going to see a lot of 2018 mystery VA red wine where the source of the grapes will be very carefully hidden. PS - I'm n
  4. Adam's out "On August 27th, I’ll be leaving 2 Birds 1 Stone, Proof & Doi Moi side of Fat Baby restaurants. It’s a bittersweet departure, but I appreciate my time with these wonderful restaurants & anticipate wonderful things for both myself & the group in the future. It’s been a fantastic relationship that began nearly 10 years ago, talking about dining philosophy over lunch with Mark Kuller. Through that relationship, I’ve learned so much. I’m grateful for all of my experiences with the group. First at Proof & the opportunity to be involved with Estadio with its open
  5. Picking up Peanut and Edgy at camp. Regret to say that we're out.
  6. <Emerges from the fog> Celebrated NuttyBuddy's birthday here last night. I really like Woodberry Kitchen, so I was really looking forward to this. It's a really good restaurant. Food (Tuna tartare/Kilt salad/DuckDuckGrits/charcuterie plate/lost potatoes) was delicious, service was exemplary (great systems - take a note of the dance of the oval mat on your table), setting is lovely, scored an extremely quaffable Liquid Farm rose that is not on the wine list. A really good (if very expensive) experience. If I had one obvious complaint it would be that for a place that sells itself on being
  7. We're around. We just don't get out as much as we used to. I see most of the old guard once every few months. As for me - Peanut is 12. Edgy is 8. Mrs JPW started her own company doing corporate branding. I'm management now which means more money, but less time for exploring DC's culinary treats (it also means that you don't actually do anything, you just make sure that things get done). About to pay a very nice man an insane amount of money to put an addition on our house to include a master suite, a man cave, and a wine cellar. And so it goes.
  8. Don't get me wrong, I have loved my meals at Komi and think that it deserves all of the praise that it gets, but it is not a Michelin 3 star restaurant. Nothing to do with substance, but style. PS - Of course the major critics are recognized, I've outed Sietsema to restaurants.
  9. Other than those already mentioned: Anything with Bogart Anything with Bacall (the most beautiful woman who ever lived) Anything with Cary Grant (especially The Philadelphia Story) Anything with Swayze (except Ghost and Dirty Dancing) (Roadhouse is my all-time favorite bad movie Any Bond A random shout-out to Up in the Air And finally, I went through a phase where I couldn't turn around without Patton starting late at night. I must have watched it 30 times over the course of a couple of years. "I'm only going to watch the first 30 minutes", I'd say. At 2:30 AM, I'd still be watching
  10. The wine list is pretty interesting, has a nice variety of price points, and the mark-ups are much more reasonable than what I remember from Cityzen. I look forward to trying it out.
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