Every so often, I see something brilliant, which makes me glad to live in this world. Last week, I was lucky enough to encounter three such things.
1. Aquavit in midtown Manhattan serves a smorgasboard as one of their entrees. Why eat one variety of food when you can eat a dozen? Also, the word "smorgasboard" is beautiful.
2. The gas station on Middlefield installed a display in the pump station, playing a continuous stream of commercials. At home I would Tivo-skip over all these ads, but last night I stood and watched every Coke and movie commercial during my fuel-up. So did all the other driver there, proving that timing is more important than content.
3. You know how you want to add toppings to your burger -- tomato, lettuce, relish, fried egg -- but then the size strains your mouth?
The solution is: burger in a bowl! Mine had avocado, grilled pineapple, hard-boiled egg, and dried cranberries.