Category Archives: Food

Jacob Wirth – Boston’s Bratwurst Himmel

A group of 40-year old Boston College alumni discuss where they should meet for dinner. Finally they agree upon meeting at Jacob Wirth on Boylston Street restaurant where some of the patrons at the bar have low cut blouses and nice breasts. 10 years later, at 50 years of age, the group meets again and […]

GOP Hot Dogs

Earlier this year Rick Santorum announced his presidential candidacy along with New York’s governor from the last century What’s his name Pataki. During his governorship campaign I shouted at him to go back to suburbs. He must have heard me and won the election by a landslide, although I doubt whether Gov Pataki has the […]

iPhone love

The other night I went to dinner at John’s Italian restaurant in the East Village. The establishment has been serving hearty southern dishes since 2008. The menu was a time machine to my youth and I ordered the meatball and spaghetti. My dinner companion had the tomato raviolis. We ordered Chiantis and converse about friends, […]

THE TASTE FOR PIG by Peter Nolan Smith

My great-grandaunt Bert circumnavigated the world on her father’s whaling ship in the 1870s. In 1960 National Geographic published a story about her childhood travels and at her 10oth birthday party the old Yankee lady related tales of the black-toothed betel-nut chewers of Indonesia and tiger hunter in Java. The only two other family member […]

KOSHER CHINESE FOOD by Peter Nolan Smith

After Valentine’s Day business on 47th Street slowed to a halt. The rich were vacationing in St. Barts and Palm Beach. Oil bills taxed normal New Yorkers to the bone and purchasing a diamond was the last thing on most people’s mind in a bad economy during the harshest winter in modern memory. Hlove the […]