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  1. Interesting, per the 2 Amy's website: No longer DOC When 2amys opened in 2001, it was a very different time in the pizza world. We were excited to be a part of what we saw as an inclusive and dedicated group of restaurants trying in their own way to preserve the legacy of Neapolitan Pizza. At that time, there were only a small handful of restaurants in the States involved, and we felt it was an important story to tell. In the past 17 years, the rules regulating production have been changed, amended, and adapted (apparently you can now cook in a gas oven if regulations don't allow wood), and 2amys has been cited for improper peel usage, among other serious violations. Although peel usage is not well defined in the dissaplinare, we have decided to move on and are no longer a member of the VPN. We wish them the best of luck in continuing to redefine the history of pizza.
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    Dinner - The Polyphonic Food Blog

    Rice is in a separate bowl. But didn't photo as nice. The recipe is veg: 1 can black beans drained, onion, garlic, cumin, Mexican oregano, bay leaf, s+p, simmered with 1.5 cups water for about 45 minutes or so. You can hit it with a stick blender if you want something smoother, like a black bean puree (just remember to remove the bay leaf first!)
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    Dinner - The Polyphonic Food Blog

    It was a black beans and rice kinda night last night.
  4. Homemade Ramen Noodles by Sho Spaeth on seriouseats.com.
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    Dinner - The Polyphonic Food Blog

    Tofu and Broccoli prepared in the style of beef and broccoli.
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    Serious Eats pita recipe is definitely worth making
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    The hummus is Israeli is slather worthy. Perhaps more of a facial mask.
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    Kouign Amann

    Try Souk on the Hill (might want to call them first) A Baked Joint on Wed, Fri and Sun (per their online menu)
  9. For anyone traveling up to NYC during the holidays or in the New Year. Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future "When Hilma af Klint began creating radically abstract paintings in 1906, they were like little that had been seen before: bold, colorful, and untethered from any recognizable references to the physical world. It was years before Vasily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, Piet Mondrian, and others would take similar strides to rid their own artwork of representational content. Yet while many of her better-known contemporaries published manifestos and exhibited widely, af Klint kept her groundbreaking paintings largely private. She rarely exhibited them and, convinced the world was not yet ready to understand her work, stipulated that it not be shown for twenty years following her death. Ultimately, her work was all but unseen until 1986, and only over the subsequent three decades have her paintings and works on paper begun to receive serious attention."
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    Northampton, MA

    A couple more places for your Northampton visits. Veracruzana Mexican Restaurant Your typical looking mom and pop store front style Mexican restaurant. Order at the counter and your food order is called out for pick up. Good pork and cheese pupusa, although slightly on the oily side. Nice salsa bar with a variety of very fresh tasting salsas and pickled vegetables. A solid option if you need a Mexican food fix. Progression Brewing Company recently opened, these guys are going with the hop forward NE style IPA route, with a decent sized taproom. It's a minimal styled space with a bar for about 12-15 people and collection of tables. A case in the back had 4 packs for sale. Dobra Tea a small tea room along Main Street, with a cozy, bohemian college town vibe. Good selection of loose teas. If you appreciate Teaism in DC, then this is the place for you in Northamption. (interesting, this appears to be part of an international chain of tea shops founded in Prague)
  11. Has anyone made it to B's BBQ, which is also in the Greenville, NC area. So it's definitely a side trip commitment off the I-95. The one time I tried to go they were closed. With no phone or website, you can't check to see if they are open, so you have to trust the 10am-2pm hours (closed Sunday & Monday) but once they are out of food they close. Sometimes they run out by noon. I had a bad feeling when I rolled past and the parking lot was empty (apparently they are also closed between Christmas and New Year's, at least they were went I drove by.) The other new-ish place to try in the Greenville area is Sam Jones BBQ, scion of the Skylight Inn Jones family. It's a larger sit-down restaurant style bbq place, as compared to Grady's and B's, which are your older style shacks on the side of the road type places (meant in a loving way of course)
  12. Sometimes, I like to walk into Vace and inhale deeply...certainly one of the best smelling stores in DC.
  13. "served coffee" = two big plastic coffee urns sitting on a counter. I mean, it's not great coffee, but it hits the spot during an early morning round.
  14. Bluestone Lane is the latest coffee chain to move into the DC market. They have coffee shops in Georgetown, S. Dupont, and a cafe in the West End. Apparently they have received an infusion of investor cash and are looking to expand to 100 locations in the next three years. They currently have 30 locations in NY, NJ, PA, CA and DC. I walked into the Dupont location for an afternoon cuppa. Nice airy store on 18th (even though the address is Connecticut Ave). I ordered a cup of their drip coffee and pulled out my wallet to pay, reached for a $5 bill and the cashier said: "sorry we are a cashless store." I responded: "what about the unbanked who don't have access to adequate banking?" She kinda tilted her head like I was insane, smiled, and said: "most people have banks." I said: "actually, there are millions of people in America who are unbanked." She kinda smiled again and turned away. First time customer, last time customer. But Tweaked, you ask, how was the coffee. mmm, their drip (which was freshly brewed, I had to wait a minute or two) was basically Starbucks level drip. Mediocre at best. Actually it kinda tastes like the coffee they have in urns at the grill at Hanes Point Golf Course.