It’s only 8 a.m., but Alvin Cailan and Jeff Vales are ready to put out.
The line for their new Eggslut location inside downtown’s Grand Central Market is beginning to wrap around the counter. That’s a lot of bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches—sauced with chipotle ketchup, honey mustard or Sriracha mayo—to whip up. Don’t worry; these guys know how to scramble.
Back in 2011, Cailan and Vales launched The Eggslut Truck, a mobile outfit focused specifically on incredible-edible-egg dishes: pork shoulder nachos ($8) capped with a sunny-side egg (dubbed the Not’Cho Slut), a burger with fried egg and avocado ($9), an egg salad sandwich ($7) on grilled Texas toast, and something called “Thee Slut” ($9)—a jar of butter-whipped potato pureé, coddled eggs, grey sea salt and chives scooped up with toast. Even Ruth Reichl is a fan.
At their new market location, you can get all that sexy, yolky goodness and more, including fresh-pressed OJ from Press Brothers Juicery ($3.50) or a cup of drip coffee from G&B ($3).
The biggest attraction—especially for office workers who order them by the dozen—is the classic breakfast sandwich ($6 to $7): a flaky house-baked biscuit or brioche bun is topped with an over-medium egg, a gooey slice of cheddar and a choice of smoky bacon strips or a thick turkey sausage patty.
"There’s something kinda raunchy about when you burst into a egg yolk," says Vales, "people see our sign and they understand."
Put an Egg on It is a collection of 70 simple breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert recipes that feature eggs. Featuring the basics on how to cook eggs, and including plenty of simple “comfort food” recipes, the book also features recipes from a variety of international cuisines incuding Mexican, Israeli, Greek, Spanish, Korean, Thai, Japanese and Italian.
Kinetic Sculpture - Fisher Technical Services, Inc.
Fisher Technical Services, Inc. (FTSI) is a Las Vegas-based entertainment automation company best known for its sophisticated “Navigator” software and automation products. Their work spans the entertainment world from movie sets to theme parks, theaters to rock tours, and everything in between. FTSI’s mechanical design and fabrication services, automation software, and show control system were used extensively for the Macau Bubble Show, as well as in a myriad of the most technologically advanced theaters and attractions in the world.
In 2009, sixteen of the largest private corporations in China decided to finance the Chinese Private Enterprise Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo. They reached out to Fisher Technical Services to create their dream of a kinetic sculpture and 120 days later they had a grid array of 1,008 150mm diameter spheres, each suspended and motivated by its own micro winch.
Moscow #Manege is a large oblong building which gives its name to the vast Manege Square adjacent to the more famous Red Square. A manège is an indoor riding academy.
Designed by Spanish engineer Agustín de Betancourt with a unique roof without internal support for 45 meters (the building’s width), it was erected from 1817 to 1825 by Russian architect Joseph Bové. The structure was used first as a traditional manège, to house parades of horsemen and a training school for officers. The 180 meter long Manege was large enough to hold an entire infantry regiment—over two thousand soldiers— as well as an invited audience. Since 1831 it has been an exhibition place.
It recently served as a canvass for the presentation of #ArtVision Video Mapping Festival Contest participants’ works during this year’s Circle of Light Festival in Moscow. #VideoMapping #ProjectionMapping - www.lightfest.ru/en/
Zach Galifianakis sits down with Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Christoph Waltz, Naomi Watts & Amy Adams who are getting all the buzz during this Oscar season. (Waltz and Adams are my favorite bits)
OLD NEW YORK CRIME PHOTOGRAPHS SUPERIMPOSED ON THEIR PRESENT DAY LOCATIONS
New York City’s rich photo history has been well documented by the Daily News through the years. Many of the places, stories and lives lived by New Yorkers who have come before us are still alive and well, but locked in photography archives. Marc A. Hermann, historian of the New York Press Photographers Association, has juxtaposed then and now photos of New York City, bringing back to life people and stories of the Big Apple’s past. Check out some of his amazing work .
Main image above: March 19, 1942 is a day well captured in the Daily News’ archive. Edna Egbert, who lived at 497 Dean St. in Brooklyn, climbed onto her ledge that day. The News captured the distraught woman fighting with the police as she wobbled on the edge. The building is currently painted red, but remains nearly identical to the way it looked 70 years ago.
There is a sweet Russian Tradition to sing a Karavay song at a child’s birthday. Some of the girls at the office performed this traditional song and dance for Sasha’s birthday (photo above).
Karavay (Russian: каравай) is a traditional round Russian yeast sweetbread with great symbolic meaning usually baked for weddings (and more rarely – for funerals or birthdays). It is always richly decorated with a pastry wheat-ear-shaped wreath symbolizing prosperity and – when for marriage – with two interlaced rings – as a symbol of spousal faithfulness.
Occasionally, karavay is also baked on birthdays. But more often, especially if it’s a child’s birthday, the tradition is to sing a karavay song, rather than eat a karavay pastry.
Children join hands and make a ring – for a round dance; the one whose birthday is being celebrated stands in the center. The others dance around him or her and sing:
Once for someone’s birthday (the name of a child)
We baked a karavay
It was this much up (children put their hands in the air, as high as possible)
This much down (children squat)
This much wide (children make as wide ring as possible)
This much narrow (children move towards the child in the center)
Karavay! Karavay! Choose someone you love the most!
[The child in the center answers]: To tell the truth, I love everybody,
But most of all I love … (the name of a child)
The one who’s been chosen goes to stand in the center, while the one who’s chosen him (or her) joins the other children.