About this blog

My mother was a great cook. My father loved to eat.
I am the Man from Pawtucket and this is my story. Here you will find a collection of observations, from Central Falls to Central Park, from Pawtucket to Paris, about Eating Well. Bon Appetit.

Monday, August 31, 2009

le Château de Floure

Too bad I can't share this with Mrs. Man of Pawtucket, I know she would love it.
After touring the winery at Noilly Prat ( and tasting their three vermouths -dry, red and ambre) I drove to the small village of Floure, outside of Carcassonne, to the Château de Floure. For dinner on the terrace, I ordered a 2008 Clos Canos rose from the nearby Corbieres. The amuse-bouche was eggplant with smoked duck. For the meal, I had a ballottine of chicken with vegetables, followed by thinly sliced duck with mashed potatoes and for the last course, a selection of cheeses. The setting was beautiful, the food was pretty good and the service was attentive. All in all, a great way to start a visit to southern France.
Just arrived at the headquarters of Noilly Prat in Marsellian, just south of Montpellier. The wine is first aged in Canadian oak barrels inside for about 8 months and then moved outdoors for more aging. Then moved again inside were spices, herbs and alcohol are added to the wine.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Just had my first flagel from Bagel Boss on 1st Avenue. BB, apparently known on Long Island, recently took over the shop from La Bagel. I must say, it was a pretty good flagel.... Loaded with seeds and very chewy. At a $1.75 each, it should be good. No doubt you will find my brother at Bagel Boss for his daily flagel.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

We had a great burger, good drinks, excellent service. I'm sure we will return soon to The Redhead on 13th Street, just off 1st Avenue (the place was formerly known as Detour.
Having a late supper at The Redhead. We ordered a dirty martini, a vesper (the cocktail James Bond invented and made popular by Dr. Bob - gin, vodka, and white Lillet) the wild mushroom flatbread with sausage, a one-eyed Caeser salad and the redhead burger with cheddar.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

Alex's East Village Walking Tour

August 13, 2009

1. Drop Off Service for pints of Sixpoint Ale
2. Saragosa Mexican Deli-Grocery for spicy tacos (soft).
3. Mona's for pints of Guinness or Smithwicks on tap.
4. Black Iron Burger Shop for the Black Iron burger (double patty horseradish cheddar carmelized onions), fries and Black Iron beer on tap.
5. Zum Schneider Restaurant & Biergarten for Jever of tap.

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The other day I bought a box of Coffee NIPS. They reminded me of my great aunt Pearl who lived next door to us and always had a bowl in her home. Since 1989 they have been made by Nestlé but when Aunt Pearl had them, they were Pearson NIPS.