Tag Archives: Selwyn Lovely

Stinging Nettle Soup – The Revenge of Four Eyes

For skinny boys with big teeth and Joe 90 specs, danger lurks in every crevice. When, at age 11, your antecedents pack you off to a boys-only, military boarding school, perched atop the tempest-scorched White Cliffs of Dover, unmanaged by gerontic … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 Posted in Reflections Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

Table on Ten Meets Bell End in 1978 at Woodsford Castle

Bloomville style quail egg pizza and grain-finished muscovy duck be damned. When in England, eat like the English. Better still, having culled Weymouth Oxfam for its Alison Steadman sartorial gems, ring in New Year 2013 by eating like the English … Continue reading

January 3, 2013 Posted in Reflections Tagged with: , , , , , , , , 3 Comments

Bell End East – All Fruit and Nut at Woodsford Castle

Once in a while, when the fairytale momentarily flags at the Olde End, it becomes necessary to take the show on the road.  Previous sojourns in places diverse as Venice, Catania, Paris, Istanbul and Marrakech have served to breathe momentary … Continue reading

January 2, 2013 Posted in Reflections Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment

An Embarrassment of Riches: Rob Howard’s Yuletide Fleshlite Studio

As if dead deer, dead rabbits, goats, cows, pigs, turkeys and potatoes weren’t enough.  As if having the entire coterie of Disney characters bounding out of the forest and into a pot on the table wasn’t sufficient. What more? We’re … Continue reading

December 14, 2012 Posted in Announcements Tagged with: , , , , Leave a comment

Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese – Worth Driving 175 Miles For?

Oh, My Lovelies. Four walls do not afford space enough to contain all the Bell End love. Let it be known: Saturday morning, at Inez and Justus’s inimitable Table on Ten in the northwestern Catskills, Selwyn will be cooking up tomato soup on … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 Posted in Announcements Tagged with: , , , , , Leave a comment

The Fall Season at Bell End – Brian Finke Smokes Ass

And so Labor Day sidles in like a trollop, reminding those still languishing in Mother Nature’s cleavage that Autumn is upon us.  ‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’ said John Keats, not to mention ‘Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun’.  Can’t … Continue reading

September 3, 2012 Posted in Announcements Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment

They Know the Croaking Chorus from The Frogs of Aristophanes

Even as the bedrooms at Bell End have been clogged to capacity with residents from as far away as Polynesia and as near as Washington Avenue, the social hub has been curiously quiet. Right? Almost as if Selwyn sent his … Continue reading

July 27, 2012 Posted in Reflections Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment