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The Postal Service – April 15, 2013

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New Digs!

Hello food friends,

Sorry for the lack of posting these past few days, but I’ve been busy with the NEW site!

gas•tron•o•my is officially moving to

Don’t forget to update your bookmarks and links because this site will be shutting down soon.

Head on over now to read about what I ate on Day 4 in Bangkok.

I hope you’ll dig my new digs,


P.S. Thanks to my friend Matt for making this move possible. You ROCK.

New Country, New Traditions

For the past seven years, it’s been a New York Thanksgiving for my family. Mom would fly in from California, while I would ride the Chinatown bus from Philly to the city. We’d all stay in brother’s apartment—in the early days it was a tiny studio, these days it’s a swanky one bedroom. It’s always been in the Lower East Side. Brother labored over the turkey, while our good friends Dean and Deluca prepared the sides and dessert.

This year is going to be quite different. Mom is staying in California and brother’s flying home.

The Astronomer and I, along with our favorite Americanos, are hitting up this ridiculous event:

4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Venue: Texas BarBQ Restaurant, 206 Pasteur Street, District 3, HCM City

Where else can you be rewarded for overeating? In the gluttonous spirit of American Thanksgiving, Texas BarBQ is having a contest to see who can eat the most. We’ll weigh you when you come in and before you leave. Whoever gains the most weight wins an IPOD! Wayne the Texan will be checking for cheats – so don’t try adding coins to your pockets!”

This event is part of the restaurant’s 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner, which is a true “Turkey Time”! It’s a good deal, for the whole family. For full details and to make reservations telephone 825 1142 or 823 1459 or e-mail

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Dining Out For Life

If you haven’t done so already, please make your reservations for Dining Out For Life on April 26th (a list of participating restaurants can be found on the website). When you dine at one of the participating restaurants on this evening, a third of the food bill is donated to Action AIDS—a non-profit organization committed to serving people living with AIDS in the Philadelphia area.

I am a buddy volunteer at Action AIDS and will serving as an Ambassador along with The Astronomer at Mercato BYOB, so come say hi if you’re in the neighborhood!

Good Works + Good Eats = Perfection.