In Search of the Real Popover–Is Local the Place? and What About Francois Payard Bakery?

With the demise of the Upper West Side’s beloved Popover Cafe, we have been searching for a replacement for the giant crispy hot fresh popovers that came from the kitchen all day long. PS—we haven’t found one yet, but yesterday we embarked on phase one of our search–Local in the Village. We turned off Varick…

The Food Truck Movie–Jon Favreau’s “Chef” Goes Down Well

With the proliferation of television food programs, including one on food trucks, it is no surprise to see that the romance of food trucks has hit the movies. (fastcocreate.com) Favreau, who wrote, produced, directed and starred in the film, is funny and touching and his semi-improvisational directing/acting style works well in this picaresque journey. (collider.com)…

Major Barbara–Read It And Watch It

I recently had the pleasure of re-reading Major Barbara, one of my favorite Shaw plays, in anticipation of the upcoming production at the Pearl Theater by the Gingold Theatrical Group. Last year, Gingold’s founder/director David Staller gave us a sizzling production of Shaw’s You Never Can Tell (offoffonline.com) at the Pearl and this year, he…