Monthly Archives: May 2006

Liveblog the World Cup for Deadspin: We have much to learn about the sport, its supporters, its stars and, sometimes, even its rules. We freely admit this. But still … come on. It’s the World Cup. We do not understand how such an event can possibly be overcovered. It’s the World Cup. It’s Togo, people …. Togo!

Eat The Weekend

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Memorial Day Weekend was many things, but perhaps most of all it was an unexpected food odyssey from Cape Cod to the East End. The rundown:

Thursday: Marshall arrives with scones an unexpectedly delicious pastry treat, followed by dinner, Oatsie1 veggie lasagna.
Friday: An unreal lobster roll from the Seafood Shanty near the Cape Cod bridge. (Moments later, we found ourselves behind Dens‘ mom’s car, Big Red. Surely a sign. Of something.) Early dinner at—oh hell yes—Al Forno, still serving unduplicated perfection, night after night. Besides the grilled pizza (of course), the baked pasta (above) was perfection.
Saturday: (Crappy junk food around Providence.)

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Sunday: Awake to the first burger of the season (above) Bonus: fresh arugula salad with lemon. Dinner offered the first Nina Salad of the season at World Pie.
Monday: Brunch at New Paradise Café in Sag Harbor. Dinner, back in Manhattan, dining alone and outside at Supper as the sun set. Great weekend.

The Summer Begins

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Spent last night at Shrum-a-Lot on Cape Cod with Josh, Marshall, MOP, and copious white wine. Good times. Tonight: 10-year Brown reunion.

This morning, Marshall is telling us about his new project: orienteering. “1st time — didn’t understand the rules and got disqualified. 2nd time — not just last… quite far from first.”

Well, that’s one way to spin it. NYPost: Gary Sheffield returned from the DL and went 0-for-3 with two walks and scored a run. He took violent swings against Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth and didn’t feel any discomfort with his left wrist. (That strikeout? Total sickness. As was Papelbon’s entire ninth.)