Mon, Oct 26, 2009 by
Old Shanghai is quite amazing. The buildings really remind you of the ancient time of China. We heard about the floating teahouse in old town and figured we needed to experience tea time. The Tea House is in the middle of this village and is surrounded by water. There are 4 zig zag walkways that lead to the Teahouse. We ordered a bunch of different tea which were refilled about every 5 minutes. As soon as you take a sip or 2 the waitress comes by with hot water and fills you up. They also gave us a bunch of treats to eat with our tea. The video will show the tea and some of the different treats. The experience was great and the teas were something we had never had before. Deeeelicious!Continue reading...
Fri, Oct 16, 2009 by
Vik and Bryan are my documentary crew in India. They are in India, with me, to film Behind the Scenes footage for a documentary we are doing on the October project (Yahoo! Yodel Studio). As part of the documentary, each city has profiled a local, up-and-coming artist. Shaa’ir and Func are our India profiles. Before they got off to shooting we sat down for a breakfast.
I met Vik and Bryan about a year ago through my friend May. Of course they are also the other two thirds of Disposable Television along with Brendan. Seems I have had a lot of disposable face time in the last 3 weeks. Low and behold they both know my friend and documentary producer Elliott Phear.
Vik is the tallest and nicest Indian guy I know. May always raved about him but until this trip I didn’t know exactly why she raved so much. He also has shot all over the world and has stories to prove it. His calm and mild mannered attitude is a pleasure especially when in a crazy ass country like India.
Bryan makes me laugh when I look at him. Not because he is funny looking but because he is absolutely hilarious. More funny comes out of his mouth than one should be exposed to. HE is fearless in talking to strangers and that only adds to the comedy.
Thanks guys for killing it on the doc and making Mumbai even more pleasurable.
What we ate
Yogurt and musli
crab and cheese omelette
Fri, Oct 16, 2009 by
photo credit: Kun Kim
We never say goodbye, just see ya next time. Saturday was our last dinner on the deck for the season. As expected we threwdown some hardcore southern Italian tasty. Thanks to Brooklyn Based, we had some great new guests turn up and break bread with us…Continue reading...
Wed, Sep 2, 2009 by
We eased into things yesterday with a lunch at the hotel. Prepping for the inevitable street food fiesta that I intend to embark on later in the week, we sampled the upscale version of these traditional Mumbai staples. Below and above is bhelpuri, sev batata puri, pani puri, dahi batata puri, steamed dhokla with ragda, warm ragda in a crisp puri. I am not sure which s which but I will do my best. Let’s jump in…Continue reading...
Mon, Aug 24, 2009 by
There is nothing better than a late lunch in a tiny West Village restaurant with a buddy. Even better when that buddy is also a business colleague and the lunch is productive, creative and expens-ible.Continue reading...
Thu, Jul 30, 2009 by
While in San Fran a few weeks ago, my great friend Kelly and I decided to catch up over a delicious brunch at Zuni Cafe. We met later in the afternoon close to 3pm, clearly on the edge of the brunch time zone. The day was cloudless and the sun, big and bright. I arrived first and the large amount of glass windows allowed that sun to pour through the entire restaurant. I started in with a Bloody Maria as I…Continue reading...
Tue, Jul 28, 2009 by
As you regular reader know, I was in San Francisco last week. It being one of my favorite eating cities in the world, I was excited for the opportunity to check out some of their underground food scene.
As I sat at a new swanky cocktail bar with my friend Biki the conversation turned to my Brooklyn dinners. She excitedly remembered that her friend Chris was running a bit of a fun eating experience in the mission. A quick email from her iPhone and we had a reservation for 9pm the next night…Continue reading...
Mon, Jul 27, 2009 by
Photo credit: probcman02
dinners. Located out in the sunset district we both made the trek out to this new Vegan dinner spot run by three ex-Vegan chefs looking to open their own restaurant. As many of you know I am not vegan, nor vegetarian by any stretch. In fact…Continue reading...
Tue, Jul 21, 2009 by
When I am home I walk up and down 3rd Ave all the time. There was a restaurant called Catch de Fish that I have wanted to try for a while now.Continue reading...
Mon, Jul 20, 2009 by
I had the pleasure to visit another one of my yBike riders, Kevin, when I was in England. Kev is one of the most active riders for the whole project and takes his photography very seriously. He lives in Brighton England, a spectacular, quaint, British beach town. He met me at the train station with a small folding bike (a brompton) that I was to ride to the site of our interview. We decided to shoot the interview on the beach. The ride to the beach from the station took us down a long and winding hill through the center of town. As you looked off at the horizon you saw a fantastic illusion. The sea appeared to extend from the beach all the way up to eye level.
The interview went great and our next destination was food. Kev knew how much of a food guy I was and wanted to take me to…Continue reading...