Restaurant: Kitchen 519
Address: 200 East Evesham Road Glendora NJ 08029
Price: Good (About what you’d expect)
Portions: Very Decent
So me and the Missus decided to avoid the Valentine’s Day rush and go out on a Thursday. Close enough to the weekend to feel like it’s almost there, yet far enough away to keep the place empty. Despite that, Kitchen 519 was pretty packed. Most the clientele were young locals and young families. The décor, as the Missus said, was “Refrigerator Magnet”. It was white walls that had been dotted with kitchen aprons and pieces of artwork for sale. The Missus, who had been a budding fine artist herself, declared the art pretty good. I countered that she should be painting and selling her paintings for $150 a pop, which led to a discussion about how artists struggle, etc.
Anyhow, I had the Inside Out burger, being a burger guy. A burger patty stuffed with gouda, bacon, arugula, tomato, carmelized onions and garlic aoli served with either salad or garlic fries. I asked for fries and got both. I thought it was either or, which let me to order the house salad, pear, spring mix, goat cheese and dressing. It was all good (although if I had to nitpick, it could’ve used more dressing). Still, everything was fresh and delicious. I asked for a medium burger, which is always hard to get some pink in the meat— Didn’t see the pink, but it was very juicy and good.
The Missus got the gouda mac n’ cheese with chicken, which was also good. She also got the Grilled Caesar Salad, which looked fancy. I prefer fresh lettuce myself, but to each his own. Oh and before all that, we had a Cuban Quesidilla appetizer. Pulled pork, pickles on a tortilla with spicy mustard. That alone, could’ve been a lunch. Very filling.
Since we were doing V-day, we got dessert. I had scoped out that Kitchen 519 had chocolate covered bacon sundaes for the Missus, but she went with a Red Velvet crème brulee. I can’t turn down Bananas Foster served in one of those edible shells. Man, was that good!
Our waiter, Alec, was on the ball, as was the rest of the staff. I drink iced tea like most people breathe air and it was constantly flowing. Good brew too, plenty of lemon. This was a small, but busy place and the service was on point. All totaled, our meals were $73 plus change. I hadn’t intended to spend that much, but quite frankly, it was Valentine’s Day and the food was so good who cares?
The tables are all in one big room with booths on the side, so if you don’t mind the din Kitchen 519 would be a solid place to take a date or your sweetie. They do tons of vegan dishes as well and they do catering.
I give it 9 out of 10 keggers, bros.
Welcome to Twitter in Focus where media comes to die! Today’s contestant is master animator, Bill Plympton! Let’s see what he’s tweeting.
That does look pretty weird.
Bill is workin’ the Kickstarter hard.
February 3rd: “Please help support “Pear Cider and Cigarettes” on Kickstarter with animation by Robert Valley
@massiveswerve https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/395550245/pear-cider-and-cigarettes-the-animated-movie …”
Does look sweet. Reminds me a little of Cowboy Beebop.
Neat. Guess it must be quite a ride being a famous animator.
February 8th: “Wow!
#CheatinMovie is #37 on @kickstarter‘s “First 100,000 Funded Kickstarter Projects in 100 Numbers” list: https://medium.com/kickstarter/the-first-100-000-funded-kickstarter-projects-in-100-numbers-ca0f3dc2d538#.4smzo31mj …”
The trailer is here. Looks good.
Okay, let’s rate Bill’s Tweets. Mostly plugs, although plugs for other people too. Not much behind-the-scenes, but I can’t complain. I’m all business on my Twitter. I give Bill a 6 for Style, a 7 for Insanity and an 8 for Mustness. That’s an overall score of 7, follow Bill.
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Webcomic: The Bouletcorp
Creators: Gilles Roussel
Format: black & white, color, multi-panel
Updates: About twice a month
Genre: Slice of life, comedy, biographical
Themes: Shower thoughts, slice of life, comedy fantasies, art
Characters: Boulet, various random characters
Archive: Begins January 2004.
Boulet is a French comic artist that does his webcomic in Japanese, French and English. His themes are about life and tend to be pretty universal. It’s a very high quality, biographical webcomic, where the artist does random funny things that strike him. This recent entry was one of my favorites.
Boulet’s art is top notch and in the world of webcomics, he’s pretty well known. He was one of the first French comic creators to put his work on line. He’s done a ton of other work.
If I had to nitpick some stuff regarding his site, I would say I’d like to see him update more regularly and that he add an “About” page regarding the comic and himself.
I think the most interesting thing about Gilles’ work is that this is just a sideline, something he does in his spare time. His other stuff must be insanely good if this webcomic is just his spare time stuff. His archive is awesome and you should read it. I would compare it to Virus Comix and Subnormality. He’s all about quality over quantity.