“How Do You Red, White & Blue?” by MDC

Posted in Matthew D. Christianson on July 2, 2010 by houndstoothnyc

No matter who you are this weekend you will probably be putting together one of those trite American picnic/bbq standards, like creamy potato salad or burgers and baked beans. But before proceed to bore your friend’s palates with your mother’s old standby recipes, take a look some new twists on your favorite classic Independence Day dishes! HAPPY 4TH OF JULY EVERYONE!!!

“Got Pairings?” by MDC

Posted in Matthew D. Christianson on June 26, 2010 by houndstoothnyc

Just stumbled upon a food and wine pairing post that has some simple rules to follow when matching your grapes and grub!

Click Here to View These 10 Simple Rules for Pairing Food and Wine

Daily Culinary by MDC

Posted in Matthew D. Christianson on June 26, 2010 by houndstoothnyc

Today’s Quote is: “Write Drunk, Edit Sober.” – Earnest Hemingway

“What Color Are Your Carrots?” by MDC

Posted in Matthew D. Christianson on April 21, 2010 by houndstoothnyc

While stumbling along on the internet earlier today, I found this cool article and learned that all carrots used to be purple! Now there’s a full rainbow of this delicious root veggie, isn’t that weird? click here

“We’re Open at VYNE!” by MDC

Posted in Matthew D. Christianson on April 16, 2010 by houndstoothnyc

I just helped opened a new wine bar and restaurant at 82 West 3rd St. (Between Sullivan & Thompson), that specializes in fresh Austrian and Mediterranean inspired dishes. We have a quality wine list with modest prices and creative cocktails to enhance the warm inviting space. I’m so glad to be working behind the bar at VYNE wine bar and restaurant.  I hope to see you there in the very near future.  Come and check it out!

Daily Culinary by MDC

Posted in Matthew D. Christianson on April 11, 2010 by houndstoothnyc

Today’s quote is: “Actually, it only takes one drink to get me loaded. Trouble is, I can’t remember if it’s the thirteenth or fourteenth.” – George Burns

“Hey, Where’s My Fish Course?” by MDC

Posted in Matthew D. Christianson on April 1, 2010 by houndstoothnyc

This is a starving Polar Bear looking inside a restaurant galley window in search of food to feed herself and maybe her new born cubs. Due to Global Warming the bears are not reaching their food supplies and are dying of hunger as a result. This growing problem is one that I take very personal and for no better reason than the Polar Bears genuine beauty (and maybe because I did a report on them when I was in the 3rd grade). Go to www.savethepolarbear.org to find out more about how these magnificent creatures are declining in numbers and how you can help save them!