Help Me Make it Through the Night
Praise The Lord, I’ll Have a New Life
These bird’s eye view maps of New York and Brooklyn from the late 1890s and early 1900s really jumped out at me as something cool. I want one to become a giant mural in my apartment or office — that would be really amazing. I stumbled across hundreds of panoramic maps while digging around on the Library of Congress website and was immediately enamored. It would be cool to see a modern interpretation of this.
A while back I gave Nick Maggio one of the bags I made with the gents from Billykirk as a thank you for Nick’s help on a project I had going. Nick is generally pretty darn helpful with stuff and this bag could never have totally conveyed my eternal debt to him, but it was a good start. After Nick received the bag he told me he was gonna wash it and fuck it up a bit — something that definitely sounded intriguing. A few weeks later I followed-up to see how things turned out. Was it a success or did he really fuck things up?
To me, the bread is by far the most important part of the post-Thanksgiving leftover turkey sandwich. The harvest holiday is the one time of the year that I would specifically make a point of eating white bread (and Wonder Bread at that), because it makes a turkey sandwich that much better. Well, this year, I took the white bread turkey sandwich to a whole new level. My last stop in Manhattan before my drive to Ohio was at Takahachi — a newish Japanese bakery in TriBeCa. If you have ever been to Japan, you will know very well the Japanese love of baked goods. They execute bread better than any country with the exception of France. Thankfully, places like Takahachi, Cafe Zaiya and a few other NY based spots supply people like me with the much coveted and utterly amazing Japanese white bread. The bread is super soft with a perfect outer crust and it is so delicious that it makes almost every sandwich taste better. If you have already consumed all of your left over turkey, deploy it for a grilled cheese with soup, which is almost as satisfying. The bread comes in two thicknesses (thick or thin) and no matter which loaf you pick will not be disappointed. White bread from Takahachi will set you back $3.50 and could be the best thing to happen to a sandwich since sliced bread.
Takahachi Bakery | 25 Murray Street (at Church Street) | (212) 791-5550
I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving. I am especially thankful this chilly November day (in Ohio) for everyone that reads and supports ACL. The site has become quite a little community, something that is really amazing to me. So, my thanks to you all.
Posting this video has become a bit of a tradition and I love to keep traditions alive, so here you go. I hope you and your family have a happy, healthly and well fed day.
P.S. If you are planning on getting up at 4am tomorrow to buy a $3 television-set you should be ashamed of yourself.