February 14, 2008

Last-Minute Valentine's Plan

You could do worse than this:

Accidental Barbecue Tour

While on my way to a meeting north of Atlanta, I stumbled upon a couple of barbecue joints: Old McDonald's and Mountain Man BBQ. While I wanted to like Mountain Man, what with its location in an old school bus, piles of logs out front, and just lots of junk everywhere, Old McDonald won out - perhaps because he's stopped worrying about making pizza, apparently:
Old McDonald's pork sandwich:

Mountain Man's pile of logs:

JOËL Food Photos

Here are some of our photos of a few items from JOËL's menu:

February 13, 2008

Designers Charles and Ray Eames To Be Honored By US Postal Service

In recognition of their groundbreaking contributions to architecture, furniture design, manufacturing and photographic arts, designers Charles and Ray Eames will be honored next summer with a pane of 16 stamps designed by Derry Noyes of Washington, DC. If you’ve ever sat in a stackable molded chair, you’ve experienced their creativity. Perhaps best known for their furniture, the Eameses were husband and wife as well as design partners. Their extraordinary body of creative work — which reflected the nation’s youthful and inventive outlook after World War II — also included architecture, films and exhibits. Without abandoning tradition, Charles and Ray Eames used new materials and technology to create high-quality products that addressed everyday problems and made modern design available to the American public.

February 2, 2008

J'aime la Bière!

A nice Saturday afternoon stroll through the store brought this home. Check back soon to see what will become of this extravagant collection...