39 DOWN -- Delmonico steak cuts : _____.
“A Delmonico steak is prepared these days from various cuts of beef, and prepared in a style created originally by Delmonico’s Restaurant in New York City in the mid-1800s.” 📰@nytimes #NYTCrossWord
Gooood afternoon followers! Today we introduce to you our Acting Assistant Concertmaster, Vivek Jayaraman @vivekjayaraman_ ! This past September, Vivek married his beautiful wife Laurel @bratschebabe, a violist who also plays with The Florida Orchestra. Congratulations to you both!
What’s your favorite thing to do in St. Pete/Tampa Bay?
Be outside. This city is beautiful and the weather is perfect for most of our season.
How would you describe your ideal day?
An ideal day for me includes a good cup of coffee, the NYT crossword, exercise, playing my violin, spending time outdoors with my wife, Laurel, and ending with a beer at one of St Pete’s great local breweries.
What is one skill that you wish you had?
I’m a terrible visual artist. I wish I could draw well. I’m limited to stick figures and geometric shapes.
What has been your favorite memory connecting with the audience during a performance?
Playing a concert of baroque music for audiences this past weekend was a rare treat and a highlight of my time so far with TFO. When performing Bach, I find that both the audience and the musicians are captivated by his genius and there is a palpable, spiritual feeling in the concert hall that is hard to put into words.
What’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve experienced on stage?
When I was 18, I agreed to be the lead singer for a cover of a song by the Smashing Pumpkins for my high school’s talent show. Almost immediately during the performance, I forgot the lyrics to the song. I honestly don’t remember what happened after that because it was so embarrassing that I blocked out the memory.
💯 percent sure this isn’t fun. First try ever though I’m positive about 6 down #pennylane and ‘pat’ is a serving of butter. I’m quitting while I’m ahead 🙄and procrastination break is over anyway. After I find some chocolate. Beats looking at the news. #nytcrossword#ifihadknown