Archive for the ‘Dinosaurs’ Category

Wed 15 Apr 2009 9:00 am   //   Posted in: Cartoons, Dinosaurs

Meet the velocirabbit

I hope you had a happy Easter and are enjoying the spring season!

Legend* has it that on Easter morning, a magical animal called the velocirabbit — half bunny, half dinosaur — hides colorful eggs for all the children. I took a stab at an artist’s rendering of this rare beast.

* According to Sydney.

Fri 28 Mar 2008 7:34 am   //   Posted in: Dinosaurs, Food & drink

Dinosaurs vs. butterflies


My friend Renée was visiting yesterday from Indianapolis, so I took off work and we did the museum thing. We hit the Met and the Natural History Museum both in the same day, including the butterfly garden temporarily on view at Natural History. Renée is a dinosaur buff, so after seeing the dinos at Natural History we went uptown to Dinosaur BBQ for dinner with some friends.

To kill an hour between when the museum closed and when we had to be at Dinosaur, we stopped for tea at Alice’s Tea Room on W 73rd. The tea and scones were excellent, but the place takes the Alice-in-Wonderland thing a little too far. Renée called the glittery butterflies painted on the walls “too girly.”

Dinosaurs vs. butterflies: Dinosaurs win!

(Photo above: Renée Petrina)

Thu 28 Feb 2008 12:00 pm   //   Posted in: Dinosaurs, Stray data

Never forget

“Eventually, I believe, everything evens out. Long ago, an asteroid hit our planet and killed our dinosaurs. But, in the future, maybe we’ll go to another planet and kill their dinosaurs.”

Jack Handy

Fri 22 Feb 2008 8:00 am   //   Posted in: Brooklyn, Dinosaurs, Food & drink, Review

Five New York barbecue restaurants I have enjoyed

1. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 646 W 131st St., Harlem. Huge, crowded, hard to get seated for dinner on the weekend, awesome.

2. Bar BQ, 689 6th Ave. (at 20th), Brooklyn. More of a bar, this place makes the list because it’s a block from my apartment and good people work there.

3. Virgil’s, 152 W. 44th St., Times Square. If you must eat in Times Square, eat here.

4. Hill Country, 30 W. 26th St. (near Broadway), Manhattan. They only have one kind of sauce, but it’s really good. Do not get suckered by the weird meat-by-the-pound ticket system.

5. Spanky’s, 127 W. 43rd St., Times Square. A suitable standby if Virgil’s is too crowded.