September 3rd, 2008


You know who else liked Wurst und Bier...

Along the lunchwalk is a storefront that's been closed for some time, and some desultory plastering and up-fixing has been going on for ages. The revamping has been speeding up of late, and now there's a banner hanging out.

Chalet Edelweiss
Restaurant and Bar

I'm torn between wondering why Westchester needs a German restaurant, and anticipation for it to open.
atheist teacher

How not to display information

The accompanying info-graphic doesn't seem to be online, but TIME has an article about the quality of wine in the different states, now that there are active wineries in all 50. The graphic shows a map of the US with each state linked to a bottle icon indicating general quality. Each state is also colored a different shade of red.

#1: the icons and coloring show the exact same information.
#2: three of the four icons are quite similar, with the only difference being the shape of the mouth of the little anthropomorphic wine bottle. The 'undrinkable' bottle is slumped over with X's for eyes. Good job on that, at least.
#3: the mapping between the icon quality and the color density/saturation is not intuitive.

Dark burgundy:excellent
Fire engine red: bad
pink: good
tan: undrinkable

(Sucky illustration for TIME by Knickerbocker.)