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  • Put Alice Waters in the White House kitchen? Why not? (NYT Blog)
  • Variety's Grady Hendrix calls the upcoming film, RAMEN GIRL, starring the ever-Clueless Brittney Murphy, the #1 must-see film of 2009. (Kaiju Shakedown; via Tmonkey)
Here's the trailer. Can't wait!:


It's that time of year again- NYC Restaurant Week! You know I love this. From Jan 18-30, weekdays only. The best ones are lunch only- which, at $25 is a better deal than dinner anyway. Sneak away from the office for 2 hours- don't miss this! (

NYC Slow Foods presents a night of "pre-industrial" Pig and farm vegetables from Morren Farm in Wisconsin. $95 per person for an 8 course meal and lots of speakers, all to fundraise for the NYC based "Harvest Time in School" project. (Astor Center; via Amy T.)

Column: The UM Reader


  • oh wow! let me say: brittany murphy is usually not someone whose work i get excited over, but add tokyo, cheffing, AND ramen? well, that’s an unbeatable combo! can’t wait to see this!

    kayce. on

  • oh c’mon Sonja, really??? it’s SO BAD, but SO GOOD!!!!!!!!

    kayoko on

  • Kayoko, I just watched this trailer. I have to say this looks retarded!!! There is so much wrong in this!!

    Sonja on

  • Just watch the original. Tampopo kicks in ways that Brittney Murphy has never even dreamed of!

    leedav on

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