after all the travel of last week, we aimed for a low-key weekend (which i started a bit early on thursday). a friend and i went to check out the brooklyn winery - and i can say i was duly impressed. if you were a tourist i would put this on the list for things to see that are off the beaten path. just one subway stop out of manhattan, this winemaker/restaurant buys grapes from around the country and makes their own wine. on thursday they released their new wines and all of the ones i tried were awesome - again, highly recommended (plus, the food was great). and, because this is brooklyn, wine is served in a beaker. ahhh, brooklyn. you never cease to amaze. after that i went upstate to visit brian on what turned out to be a beautiful weekend. on saturday night we saw dave matthews, and being a summer concert i wore my cowboy boots around all day. before the concert we ate some homemade pulled pork - this was the second summer we used sherri lynn's crockpot pulled pork recipe - and the second summer we loved it! the concert was great, and sunday we just lazed around until i had to come back to the city. and with that, back to work we go.
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