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Ice Ice Baby

Source: reveries , Sep 26 2014 4:01am CDT

Noble W. Harris believes "the right ice … is the cornerstone of any mixed drink," reports Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan in The Wall Street Journal (9/25/14). Noble mixes drinks at The District Tap House in Manhattan, and believes ice is "opening up new doors" for mixologists, as different kinds of ice "chill things down at different speeds." The first consideration is the size o ...

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Slush Puppies

Sep 26 2014 4:02am CDT | Source: reveries

The late Will Radcliff turned "brain-freezing super-sweet drinks" into a $25 billion business, reports Paul Vitello in The New York Times (9/22/14). Mr. Radcliff was a peanut salesman who had his million-dollar epiphany while "inspecting a slush-making machine" at a trade show. He calculated that he "could sell a drink for 10 cents and make 7 cents" each time. The Slurpee was already available, but he thought "they were not being marketed well enough to spread ...
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Homer’s Run

Sep 25 2014 4:02am CDT | Source: reveries

Twenty-five years later, The Simpsons "remains as vital, fresh and funny as ever," reports Will Friedwald in The Wall Street Journal (9/24/14). The question is: "How does a show sustain its creative life for roughly 22 episodes a year for 25 years? Al Jean, who has worked on the program for its entire history" says consistency is the thing, in that the show’s goals and its cast of characters have not changed — except for the death of Miss Edn ...
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Sammy’s Roumanian

Sep 25 2014 4:01am CDT | Source: reveries

The "most wonderful terrible restaurant in New York" has remained "virtually unchanged since opening in 1975," reports Pete Wells in The New York Times (9/24/14). Where other Lower East Side eateries "obsess over filament light bulbs and salvaged barn beams," Sammy’s Roumanian Steakhouse "will be ready when fluorescents and drop ceilings make a triumphant return to fashion." The lighting recalls "a bail bo ...
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Sep 24 2014 4:02am CDT | Source: reveries

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Sep 24 2014 4:01am CDT | Source: reveries

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