Gift ideas for food and drink lovers

Gift ideas for food and drink lovers
After doing all of the millwork work for Harbor Market and Kitchen in Sag Harbor, N.Y., artisan Alex Stivala of Carpen House noticed that the shop was selling a whale-shaped cutting board. He told owner Abbey Warsh that he could make a nicer one for …
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Coffee Table Books About New York
… and salvation. Or, as the authors put it, compare the fates of the old Metropolitan Opera House and Radio City Music Hall; if the opera house was the Pennsylvania Station of interiors, Radio City was fortunate to be the Grand Central Terminal …
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The Gotta-Have-It-All Kitchen Gift Guide

The Gotta-Have-It-All Kitchen Gift Guide
High-quality jar-shaped measuring spoons You wouldn't think there'd be much to say about measuring spoons — at least unless you've spent time hunting for your spoons, trying to divine the size of a cheap plastic one that has had its printing wash off …
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The Seventh Annual Sprudgie Award Finalists
From thousands of voters in dozens of countries around the world, you poured in votes for the 2015 Sprudgie Awards, honoring the very best in specialty coffee. Now those votes have been tabulated, and we're ready to present the nominees in 10 categories.
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What to Drink and Give Now: Worldly Wines
I will have a detailed post up shortly, but before I left I was invited to attend a virtual tasting of Cru Bourgeois du Médoc wines, also from the region, celebrating a designation of high quality. … The best wines from the year receive the …
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Holiday Gift Guide: 10 suggestions for food lovers

Holiday Gift Guide: 10 suggestions for food lovers
The decadent flourless cake soon made its way into a local coffee shop. Now Atlantans can indulge in the gluten-free cake, too. Available at Lucy's Market, 102 W. Paces Ferry Road N.W., in two shareable sizes: a classic 9 inch ($ 30) and the 6-inch mini …
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Smart-home upgrades that you can install yourself
[Left the coffee pot on? No worries. There's an app for that.] • Thermostats: Smart-home technologies were largely inspired by new-age thermostats, which promised to go above and beyond the traditional “set and hold” options found in most homes today …
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The Only Cat Worth Liking is a Dog in a Cat Suit
The rest of them, the millions on the Internet, at my friend's apartment in the city, in the cat lady's house up the street, I do not like. It's not that I hate them, it is only that I return their indifference. Cat owners lavish love on their pets and …
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