Correction of Oversight and Bonus Falafel

In yesterday’s offering, “Saks A Hit”, I provided six photos of Saks’ window display and noted that clicking on them would yield large images in which you could read the plaques. It wasn’t until about ten minutes ago that I realized I had neglected to include scrollbars on those images, so in the event that you don’t have a 50-foot monitor, you could scroll around and read all of the important stuff you wanted/needed/desperately craved. Please note that I have now added the scrollbars, so you can now have a complete experience. I apologize if my oversight ruined the fun for you in any way.
As a token of my apology and my appreciation for your return visit, I am offering two photos of the falafel I had last Saturday at Maoz and one of the view from my window seat. One word of CAUTION (all caps, because it is very important): If you have your sound on, you will hear something that sounds like the falafel is being whipped. Do not be alarmed. I do not think Maoz mistreats its falafel. (If you know anything to the contrary, please inform me, and I will never return to Maoz. My first visit, documented here, will have been my last.)
Here is the falafel with its accompanying Belgian fries, served in a paper cone, my favorite way to receive them. I cannot tell you how happy it made me to see this. I grinned from ear to ear to ear, spontaneously sprouting a third ear to accommodate the breadth of the grin. (I do not have a photograph of that.)

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Also pictured: Jacques Torres bag containing two kinds of almond
bark, chocolate-covered Cheerios, and chocolate-covered espresso
beans; Vegan rice pudding from Candle 79 (but bought at Maoz),
which my boyfriend said wasn’t that great but that it “grows on you”.
I did not want anything growing on me, so I declined his offer of a taste.
The chocolate, however, I did, you know, sample in the name of science.

Here is another shot, a bit more close up, in which you may bury your face in a salacious manner:

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And here is a view from where I sat, in the window, so I could enjoy the Upper West Side parade, with one of my favorite buildings, the fantastically elaborate Dorilton, in the background:

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I assure you the scrollbars have been enabled on these photos, so now I owe you nothing.
Enjoy!

0 thoughts on “Correction of Oversight and Bonus Falafel

  1. He was one of my favorite actors. There’s no one out there today who even comes close. They don’t make ’em like they used to! You’re so lucky to have met him…. I don’t think I would’ve been able to hide my excitement if I met him. 🙂

  2. I thought him a great actor, but an even greater man. His Hole in the Wall Gang Camp brought (and still brings) laughter and normalcy to kids and their families, those most in need of a little joy.

  3. I haven’t seen enough Paul Newman movies. I should fix that. I love the way that he and Joanne stayed together, and I love what he did with his life.

  4. Thank you for writing this, Jodi. Newman was my favorite actor. I’d just watched “The Hustler” with a friend (for the 10th time) the night before I heard the news. Sadly ironic.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing such a fabulous story!
    As a child of divorce in the 70s, I remember how impressed I was he was that he was so content in his marriage to Joanne…”why go out for hamburgers when I have steak at home?”
    I remember my mom and her friends being absolutely gaga over him (and Robert Redford, of course!) And as a teen, I found him incredibly handsome and seemingly genuine. As I got older, I learned more about this amazing human being and he became even more godlike in my eyes. What an amazing life he led.
    In the 90s, my boss used to race cars and met him a couple of times and mentioned that he had discussed some business venture with him. I used to beg the Universe to send Paul to our offices so I could finally meet this remarkable man. Sadly, it never happened.
    Rest in peace, Mr. Newman. You will be missed.

  6. Such a gifted actor and humanitarian. Hearing that he passed away was one of those news pieces you sorta didn’t want to believe was real.
    Luckilly, we still have his films to carry on his legacy, his talent, and that smile.
    The obvious questions is — which of his films is your favorite? But whenever I think of it I can never really narrow it down to just one.
    Right now, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid has a narrow lead over Slap Shot, but if you check back in an hour Cool Hand Luke will probably come storming back with a vengeance.

  7. Three of my favorite movies star Paul Newman: The Sting, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Hustler.
    There was an easy-going confidence he just exuded on-screen. It was impossible not to like him, simply by his performances–it’s a trait rarely seen, and even rarer still in today’s crop of actors.
    Best of all, reading your reminiscence confirms that he was as likable in person as he was in film. Thank you for that.
    D

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