intersection 02.19.10

Oscarmania
Plus: the skint

oscar tschirky
The legendary maitre (pictured) d'—first of Delmonico's, then at the Waldforf—is credited with creating the Waldorf Salad, and making hits out of Thousand Island dressing and eggs Benedict. Oscar's at the Waldorf is an ongoing, if insufficient, hat-tip.

oscar's adirondack smoke house
They've been smoking for over 60 years; their bacon is great stuff (other offerings, including chicken, sausages, and pork chops, are nearly as good).

oscar wilde
Photos and history of the late, lamented Oscar Wilde Bookshop, 1967-2009.

oscar madison
Walter Matthau played him on Broadway and in the 1968 film. Jack Lemmon played Felix in the movie; who originated the role on Broadway? (Answer at the bottom of the Radar section).

oscar peterson
Music in the Key of Oscar, the bio pic of the great Canadian jazz pianist, is on DVD and available from Netflix.

oscar blandi
This Madison Avenue salon has a passel of celebrity clients, drawn by Mr. Blandi, Kyle White (one of the city's top colorists), and the rest of team Blandi. Prices? Don't ask.

oscar mayer wienermobile
Follow the travels of the Wienermobile via its Hotdogger Blog.

oscar de la renta
Beautifully done history of the designer and the empire he created at the company's website.

oscar shorts
The annual showing of the Oscar-nominated Shorts! takes place on February 27th, at noon and 4pm. $5.











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Voodoo Doughnut, Eating a Bacon Maple Bar




skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious


Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.



we luv us some french noir in the afternoon: 1954's 'touchez pas au grisbi (hands off the loot)' stars a young jeanne moreau in her first role. ifc. [fri-sun 11am, $12.50]


musical tribute to 87-year old rhythm and blues writer rose marie mccoy, who published over 800 songs and wrote for ike + tina turner, nat king cole, elvis, many more. the tank. [fri-sun, $15]


go ahead, have a refill or two at the 5th annual coffee + tea festival. tastings, classes, lectures, and demos. 7 west 34th st. [sat-sun, $20/day]


lion and dragon dancers, floats and acrobats take over little italy and chinatown for the 11th annual lunar new year parade and festival [sun, 11am-4pm, free]


exhibition 'the jazz loft project' contains 200 images, 16mm film footage, audio, more of photographer w. eugene smith's home/jazz hangout in the late '50s/early '60s. nylpa, [thru-5/22, free]




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Answer to the question, who originated the role of Felix on Broadway?
Art Carney


long meadow, prospect park

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