Thursday, December 25, 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Healthy Can Be Tasty

A friend of mine was equipped with a smallish circular tupperware filled with this deliciously tasty and healthy (until there are new findings) mixture. I have no complaints (spelled N.O.F.U.N.) as a matter of fact how could "Tasty be this healthy" so this is basically a list of the mystery ingredients therein.

Key Food/Quality Black Beans (canned),Kirkland canned Turkey (ahem... canned),Tribe Hummus (containered),Frank's Hot Sauce (bottled),Jack's Fresh Salsa (jarred) all tossed together a la Salad. (Triscuit not included)


Sunday, December 7, 2008

Size Does Matter/Fort Hamilton Diner 12/04/08

I cannot honestly say that I did Not enjoy my "Brooklyn Burger" which was prepared and delivered by the Fort Hamilton Diner in Bay Ridge BUT... Am I seeing through rose colored taste buds or are the Burger's getting smaller round these parts? 

Perhaps its just that the Buns are getting larger (the bigger the cushion...). 

Mind you, the Burger in question made no claims towards his or her size on the menu, 

(take a closer gander at the pic, the Tomato almost dwarfs the Beef Pattie in size fer Chrissakes!!!)

LESSON 1: Let the buyer beware once ounces of Beef are neglected in the Pattie description and replaced by a Slew of tempting toppings.

The Brooklyn Burger earns A *** (of 5 stars)/Average Diner Fare rating but with Jalapeno slices,Hickory Smoked Bacon,Grilled Onions and 1 Melted Cheddar Cheese slice further topped with Romaine Lettuce and a Tomato remnant it does disguise the fact that your Bun is overlapping your Burger. And In a Big Way Mister!!!.

Complimented by 1 onion ring (I got Gypped),decent Fries,1 Dill Pickle Spear (Sandwich bagged literally) and a small tub shaped plastic vessel of Coleslaw There are no real complaints except "Wheres The Beef ?"

Yes, I Know. LESSON 1


Monday, December 1, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008


My Papillae Thank Joe (Who also in all modesty titled this Blog entry) and Jenny for hosting me a scrumptious,hearty and delectable Thanksgiving feast on the very day in queston after all... THE FOOD DAY, Never mind people forgetting the meaning of Christmas (for shame). Thanksgiving is the day WE EAT (No Deities Here) lest we forget. 

YES, I Know there were some pilgrims and Indians (so they telleth)

The Array was Dazzling to the eye and the air was so stuff(ing)ed... I mean thick you could cut it with a gravy ladle,...uhh,...knife.


Here's a plate of (clockwise from 12 noon or midnight,your choice) Twenty Four Hour Brined American Turkey, Turkey Skin flanked  by Seasoned Farmery Carrots (slightly below, near where the Westclox logo would be), Homeade Stuffing of the Perfect type,Creamy Mashed Taters with Butter and Sour Cream,Brussell Sprout's with Bacon and Apple Vinegar,a Slice of Bakery fresh Bread flanked by the homeade version of America's Favorite, String Bean Casserole!!! with sauteed Onions and Mushrooms in a Rue (Gotta Love Rue's) and finally at 11:50 the homeade Cranberry Sauce. Yes Virginia There is non-canned Cranberry Sauce (I applaud the folks at Ocean Spray just the same,Lovely products). Things havent been the same since I tasted Kroger's Cranberry Celebration.


And for afters. 

Le dessert (They are saved as "After's" for a reason,mmmm). Tonight we have Freeform Apple/Pear cobbler with an air propelled dollop of whipping creme (at 2 p.m.) and a homeade Brownie with Chocolate AND Butterscotch chips to boot. As well as Tasty Coffee (didja ever notice how a cuppa joe can look quite realistically like a cuppa gravy) which was way under appreciated after such the ordeal of Flavor on hand.



The Bird Is Dead.

Long Live The Bird.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Bar East/Underscore 11/21/08

There was no food to be had at the Underscore but as has been said in days of yore "Gin and Tonic is a type of food". No drink tickets but they knocked a buck off the beverage prices for band members.


I had to have something crunchy to compliment my juniper and quinine concoction and potato crisps always make the grade as do roasted nuts. Bless the people at Planters as the cheaper brands are skimping on the volume in their little fifty cent tubes of nutty joy whereas Mr. Peanut still delivers a full 1.75 ounces and for just nine cents more.


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Dive Bar 11/15/08

 As is quite often the case, the quality of the food and beverage that a venue serves you has no bearing whatsoever on the dynamism of your performance or the entertainment value that you have provided en masse (pronounced pie:row;ghee), However it greatly enhances your personal remembrance and pleasant experience of the event for a gigging musician or even just plain Nutjob's.

Unique qualities in food and drink play great importance in their roles over our karmic well being and the healthiness of our taste buds, Lest we forget a Happy Tummy creates a Happy Mind which begets a Happy Outlook.

My palate is grateful to the Dive Bar for their tasteful Cheeseburger deluxe and gracious, pleasant service. I was generously offered a booth for my binge (B.F.B.) but it was late and I was bogged down with percussion gear that I had to get back to mission control via train & pronto.

Bravely....unforgiving.... and with no regard for my fellow straphangers olfactory membranes I was given no choice but to eat on the 1 train whilst homeward bound and it was fun too.

Here she is

cheeseburgeresse metropoloope

4 am(ish)

somewhere under NYC


-the gigging biscuit