Saturday, January 10, 2009

Everything but the Quack: 100 posts, two ducks.

Hey! It's our 100th post! We'd like to thank you all for joining us on the journey so far. We don't know about you, but we're having a blast!

We celebrated the milestone by having brunch at Spitzer's Corner and then taking a field trip to the Essex Street Market (also known as Shiv's New Favorite Place Ever). Our first stop while there was Jeffrey's Meats, an institution that's been filling the Lower East Side's butchery needs for more than 75 years. The shop (booth 36 at the market, if that helps) is run by the charming, eccentric Jeffrey himself, who flirted shamelessly and gifted us with goat's cheese as we chatted with him about the duck products we were after. Unsurprisingly, we walked away happy--I with a whole duckling (everything but the quack!), Maggie with a gorgeous leg--and charmed by the promise that when we next came by, we could even get the quack, if we'd just call ahead.

Admittedly, I'm trying to live quack-free these days, so I probably won't be taking advantage of that offer. I will, however, be cooking the bejiggety out of that duck tomorrow night (as will Maggie); watch this space to find out the outcome of our Adventures in Waterfowl!

Here's to a hundred more, a thousand more, a zillion more!

P.S. Has anyone else heard about PETA's new campaign to rebrand fish as "sea kittens"? Does anyone find it as bizarre as I do? Like, sufficiently bizarre that you're not sure whether or not it's a joke?


Heather said...

ok, if that was a joke that i'm too dumb to get, then consider me embarrassed! but, what is a quack?

i love duck, so i'm definitely excited to see what you do with all your goodies. congrats on the 100th post.

and no, i have not heard of the PETA sea kittens thing... but that is freaky and weird, and it would in no way inspire me to eat less fish!

shiv said...

the quack is the sound the duck makes; so as jokes go, it's a little crass. (but i've never been accused of having a genteel sense of humor)

as for PETA...well, suffice it to say, i seared up a bunch of tuna for dinner tonight. business as usual! delicious, delicious business.

Phoo-D said...

Can't wait to see what you do with the duck! I just heard about the PETA campaign yesterday. They're even trying to get kids at Spearfish High School to sympathize and change the name of the school. I think kids living in Spearfish, SD probably have BB guns by age 2...PETA has an uphill battle there!

Heather said...

haha! ok. i wasn't sure if there was an actual part of the duck called a quack, too.... i'm an idiot ;)