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Weinbergers Deli, Grapevine, Tex.

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My friend and his brother (both of whom are local Texans from Grapevine) brought me to Weinbergers, and it was an awesome place for us to have lunch. I ordered the reuben, and the sandwich was generously appointed. The combination of flavors from the corned beef and Russian dressing, to the fresh baked rye bread, were totally on point and satisfying.

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The place was hopping busy for lunch (always a good sign!) but the staff was completely on top of the situation. When a table opened up it was immediately cleaned and we were seated with our number (it is counter service at this deli.) The system runs like a well-oiled machine, with a smile. I love to see a local place doing good business, and that’s what is going on at Weinbergers. Bravo!

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Cheese Blintzes

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Chicago’s weather is on an autumn rollercoaster, with lows in the twenties and highs in the seventies. I escaped the Midwest altogether for a 4-day trip to visit Aunty Judy, just as the sickness overtook me.

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At Rein’s Delicatessen I ate 3 eggs over easy, roasted potatoes, buttered rye toast, a Hebrew National hotdog with sauerkraut, cheese blintzes with sour cream, and of course, sweet and sour pickles. I started to feel a little better!

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Gray Dog

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The next morning, hungover from several devastating losses at Scrabble, we had breakfast at the Gray Dog Deli in Mineral Point. Even though it was closer to lunch time, they graciously served us egg sandwiches and strong coffee.

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I admired a small print of “The Sun King,” a painting by Marcia, that she carries around in her wallet.

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Penetrator, Part 2

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Love those weird old Quake 2 CTF maps.  Thank you to angry (and target, greenz, housefly, and everybody who is down to play.)

quake 2 ctf acmectf q2ctf reefer penetrator angry 3rdarmI was up late last night and came across this PDF called Quake II Physics, by n00k1e, the best q2 jumper the world has known.

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n00k1e’s hypothesis is that each map exists in a rectangle of space, inside of which is a zero point which has gravity over players movement, and different parts of maps are effected by where they exist inside this rectangle of space relative to the zero point (aka quake 2 was coded by aliens.)

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I recommend reading it stoned:  Quake II Physics (coded by aliens.) It helped me to have a Parm Part 2 from PQM on hand.

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Rein’s Delicatessen

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I had this amazing day of polar vortex eating. It started at Rein’s Deli with 3 eggs over easy, steak-cut hash browns, and an onion bagel with chive cream cheese.

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We made a stop at Rein’s on the drive from the CT shore to the north woods of Massachusetts. We picked up a half dozen bagels, vegetable cream cheese and a bucket of pickles.

Rein’s delicatessen has mastered the art of the half sour. Their pickles are perfect. That bucket became the gift that kept on giving.

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The temperature dropped to twenty below… for dinner Glenn fried us smelts and steamed us steamers.

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The next morning Glenn topped a Rein’s bagel with leftover smelts!

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Cohen’s Bagel Company

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Cohen’s has the best bagel I’ve eaten in over a decade on the Connecticut shore. We stopped in for a late Monday breakfast, around noon, and there were still many bagels.

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I got egg and bacon on an onion bagel. It was prepared in less than ten minutes and the flavors really came together on a toasty, slightly chewy bagel. These bagels are made with good water!

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