My love for the location-focused social network Foursquare (and it’s sibling check-in game, Swarm) is no secret. I’ve found it adept for finding new spots locally and when I travel. The community rating numbers tend to be very on the nose and trustworthy. And it’s also perfect for maintaining lists of places, as I just made heavy use of while in London to tick off places I had been recommended.
With that in mind: the two questions I get the most are “Where should I eat?” and “Where should I drink?”. Typically, my answers immediately start drilling into specifics (neighborhood? price? formality? noise level? occasion?). But I’ve finally gotten to the point where I’d rather just give people a broad list to start with – there’s too many good places to just keep them in my head.
So here are my core lists, “A Restaurant For Everywhere” and “A Cocktail Bar For Everywhere“. They’re not bound to one city (the cocktail list used to be NYC focused), so if you’re traveling places I’ve been, it should come in handy. Both lists run the gamut from quick and casual to super upscale. Take a look and I’m sure you’ll find something to love. (Lists are in no particular order.)
If you’d rather get location specific (and not just food/drink), three lists of loved spots in the cities I can be found most often: New York City, Jersey City, and Portland.
If anyone’s still actively reading over here, I’m co-hosting a 90 minute pre-game live edition of Seeing Red! from Red Bull Arena this morning.
I’m happy to announce that RemyWiki is back its temporary induced coma, and now living at a new easy-to-remember host. All the data, including accounts, have transferred over.
Many thanks to Corin Simpson-Bryars for taking over the hosting, as well as the plethora of other folks who reached out to offer assistance.
Links to the old site should redirect over to the new site with a 301 code, but if you see any weird behavior, let me know.
Many months ago, some friend of mine in DC – Pablo, Seth, and Thomas – decided to start recording a DC United podcast. Named after a famous Simpsons bit, Open Wide For Some Soccer was born.
DC United’s season went to absolute shit, setting records for futility. Being the type who is always there to pile on with numbers, a segment developed entitled “Sad Stats”, where DC’s record was put in context with sad music playing in the background. I loved this segment so much that I started compiling Sad Stats, and making multiple appearances as the “official Sadistician”.
With the offseason starting, there was a general decision that maybe the OWFSS needed to dominate more media, so now there is a Tumblr.
We do Power Rankings for the league’s narratives.
We made fun of a Forbes article – and every team in the league.
We made fun of the league’s awards.
We give out an award for weekly excellence, named after an obscure Chinese player.
And so on. So if you’re looking for more wit from me, head on over there.
A year of new challenges, adventures, friends, and adversity; one that has given me a profound sense of my place in the world. Here’s to another great year.
Great game this afternoon between Olympique Lyonnais and Montpellier. Very happy I got a chance to snap this after the celebration was done.
Over the last few weeks, the writing stuff got a little hectic and surreal. I contributed to a piece in the Guardian, had another piece cited by the New York Times, and then had a NY State Assemblyman chase me down to correct a misquote in the Wall Street Journal.
In the spirit of making sure I keep tabs on all of this, I’ve thrown together a quick clippings page. It’s not every last thing I’ve written, just the posts of significance or things I liked.
After fielding multiple complaints from multiple friends – along the lines of “Will you ever shut up about soccer?” – I have opted to split my Twitter account into soccer and non-soccer variants.
So: if you’re looking for occasional tweets of wit and whimsy from me, you can follow/re-follow/stop muting @Remy. If you instead want frequent updates about the Red Bulls/MLS/the soccer world in general, you should follow @GothamistDan.
Can’t promise I’m going to do the same on this blog, of course, but I get the feeling not a lot of people are stopping by here anymore.
Took this at RBNY’s Media Day yesterday.
The original for this was blown out by the window, so it was practically unusable. But the profiles of Kenny Cooper and Stephen Keel felt perfect. And combined the position of the microphones and the interviewers…just couldn’t let it go to waste. So I blew it out further, and here we are.