This past Sunday was my first and I was lucky. The newly expanded event included reasonably priced jugs of wine, Joseph Ahearne's (of El Porteño) Empanadas and Scott Youkilis (of Hog & Rocks) shucking oysters.
Carl (the owner of Sutton Cellars) was front and center pouring tastes of his wines and offering jugs tapped straight from the barrel for $14/liter bottle or $48/four liter jug.
Chefs from the nearby industrial kitchens toddled in for a break, people stuffed their faces, sipped wine and made friends with new people carrying tubs of salami "chips" (that's a whole other post).
Get yourself on Carl's mailing list and make sure you make it to the next Jug Sunday. You won't be disappointed.
It seems I have jumped into an age old ritual without realizing I was doing it. Spring Cleaning.
This morning I found myself sucking up dust bunnies, reorganizing books, putting pilly sweaters from the top-shelf of the closet into the donation bag, filing that pile of papers that had taken over my dresser.... I even went so far as to buy a pot of daffodils.
I have never been a formal Spring cleaner, but when life gets a little dissarayed, I feel like I can think better when things are tidy. As someone who is generally un-tidy (I'm not a slob mind you, I'm just friggin' busy ok!!), a simple thing like buying a new fluffy pillow and putting clean sheets on the bed can really do wonders for my sanity, clarity and overall well-being. (You know, for when the bacon and martinis just aren't enough).
I figured I should commit to this thing and so I turned to the experts to see what they had to say on the subject. There are some great tips out there. So put down the bacon and start cleanin'!