Thursday, March 31, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
My return visit was no letdown and I called ahead to make sure that "Custom Battering" was still done on the premises. It was and I brought down four Prosciutto Balls which they battered and fried for a very nominal fee of just two dollars and fifty cents.
La Bella Prosciutto Balls as prepared by The Chip Shop.
Cod & Chips.
Chicken Fingers & Chips.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
A Pleasant return to the Heritage Bar which is a Real Irish Pub in my book. The crowd was a wee bit more lively this time than the last and the Stout poured heavily. The band played well and we all had a great evening entertaining the crowd.
During the show and prior to the gig I ate some Delicious Guinness Stout. This was somewhat planned as I was bedazzled by their Guinness since the first time I was here just a month ago, I actively had a Guinness last night at the Irish Circle for the impending taste test.
The Heritage Bar serves the Most Delicious Stout I have yet to experience. Dark and Creamy, Full Of Body and Rich in Flavor. On my previous visit I asked about the Stout and was told it was due to its freshness, just tonight I noticed a pouring method, I think its a combination of both and several other aspects but why ask when you can just drink.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Awesome Kudos to Daniel-San for stepping up to the plate with less than 24 hour's notice to perform vocal duties for three sets with us. This was a very interesting gig for the core members of the band as we were performing with McFly and Daniel-san at the same time and Amadeus took over vocal duties on "Faithfully","I Wanna Be Sedated" and "Hungry Like The Wolf"
The Irish Circles Nacho Platter is pretty much what one would make at home so I can honestly say that I was not very impressed, Tasty though it was.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Thanks to Madge and Bob for presenting me with the idea on how to build the better beast.
Prosciutto Bread (a.k.a. Lard Bread) has long been a mainstay in many persons comfort food of choice but usually does not get the chance to reach the next level in Sandwichdom because it is inherently a Sandwich on its own. For those patient enough not to immediately inhale the entire loaf which is quite common behavior and ponder the ramifications of making a Sandwich out of a Sandwich is wherin wisdom and ingenuity lies. Above we see Prosciutto Bread halved and garnished with Slicing Provolone, Sweet Sopressata and Olive Oil Dipping Sauce.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Supposedly the first place in existence that will Batter & Fry you anything you bring in off the street the Chip Shop of Park Slope Brooklyn is a place that I have been wanting to try for about a year thanks to Jamie's reviews and a piece or two on the Food channel. I have often heard that british food is kinda bland in its homeland but the "Chippie" delivers delicious dishes full of flavor and presented wonderfully as you can see by these photos.
With quite the promise was the Chip Shop sold for me upon this very writing (Good Food, Good Food, Good Food).
And promise did it indeed hold and deliver.
Fish Fingers & Tartare Sauce with Lemon Wedge, Fried Macaroni (with cheese) in the distance.
Take a look at that Lemon Wedge,...
(Either this guy uses Lemon or thats a pretty paltry wedge).
I have learned photo lesson #27 - Always photograph any wedges prior to deflation.
Sheperds Pie done very close to perfection (could have used just a teensy more Beef) flanked by some lovely Green Peas).
Crispy, Syrupy and Sweet, sprinkled with Powdered Sugar (atop raspberry syrup ?), The Fried Twinkie.
THE CHIP SHOP WEBSITE
Sunday, March 20, 2011
The Next Era Begins.
The band currently has eighteen gigs booked at an average of two a week and the weather is still chilly outside so things are really shaping up nicely. We had the usual energetic, dancing crowd that we provide Bally Bunion with and Jamie's cousin and fellow musician Jack (Geezer) came down to check us out.
The crowd is driven into a frenzy !!!
A Purple Frenzy.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
THE GREATEST MUSIC DOCUMENTARY I AM LIKELY TO EVER SEE. I am completely at a loss for words, You Cannot rate this Documentary.
There was a Wine and Cheese tasting before the film began (Very Lots of Cheese, Reds and Whites) and everyone milled about keeping pretty much to their own little cliques but sly "This Is The Real Stuff/We Worship The Wrecking Crew" glances were made almost unbeknownst between certain individuals amongst the expectant crowd and We Were All Ready and almost Impatient to watch this rich musical tapestry unfold. Some background information and humble thanks were spoken by Director,Producer,Film maker Denny Tedesco (son of Tommy Tedesco) Twas' Then the rumored "Special Guest" entered the room and it was none other than Ronnie Spector, This was indeed a surprise and quite unexpected even so far as "Special Guests" are concerned!!!
THE Ronnie Spector
The Fabulous Ronnie Spector singing an impromptu unaccompanied segment of "Be My Baby" at the premiere screening of the amazing film "The Wrecking Crew" in Brooklyn, New York 3/13/11 - Youtube
with Jamie Moroni and Ronnie Spector
with Jamie and Denny Tedesco
with good company
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Another private party, Another AWESOME crowd.
This was a birthday toga party which only enhanced the entire experience once the guests really got partying.
I was the first to arrive which is well,..... a first and it was privately comedic to be greeted at the door by a couple of fully garbed romans (Biggus Dickus* anyone). A few numbers into our set and people were literally dancing on the countertop which was also surreal considering that said countertop was in someones kitchen. A Really tight performance from the band and Stellar performances from Spicolli and Billie Jean but the lighting was dimmed for atmosphere so the costumes were missed or perhaps enhanced due to a trick of the light. We never know what to expect out of these parties but we must be doing something right as the crowd was completely on our side and the band was asked to stay and play not a few encores but another short set.
We,The Entertainment were offered to partake in Food and Drinks so I made it over to the Buffet room only to encounter possibly my two favorite dishes, Chicken Francaise and Shepard's Pie in major abundance and almost right next to each other (aluminumnum trays of Baked Ziti was all that kept them apart). Incidentally DW Snare Drums also make decent snack tables (see above).
Since we are professional I make sure never to start snapping photographs in a fan/clients home but I could not resist taking one of the Cheese Platter (Swiss and Mild Cheddar) of which Diamond Dave and myself were enthralled with and happily partook of.
Anomaly's Abound - prior to the gig while waiting for my train at the LIRR Jamaica station I grabbed a ninety-nine cent bag of Munchos and as I was snacking came across a disc shaped chip, after evaluating that this was not an intergalactic vessel or wayward poker chip I ate the sucker which was a bit more brittle than a Muncho and also overcooked to a degree which was only discernible by taste, I kind of liked it but to the brain the shape was all wrong (MUNCHO+TACTILE=REALMUNCHO) To my delight there was a second disc in the bag which I took a few photographs of and ate as well.
The People at Frito-Lays shall be hearing from me, Watch This Spot.
Doc Brown created a new White Wedding poster for upcoming gigs.
* - Monty Python - Life Of Brian (film)
Friday, March 4, 2011
They were up and dancing at the Napper Tandys for this gig and I was slightly adventurous in my playing tonight as I continue to watch tempo. Sean and Ginger provided sound for us and I finally got a straight answer from the staff "Drinks for the band are half price"
Premiered tonight was the first mention of Chocodiles, Made In China conical hats and a Zucker,Abrahams & Zucker film onstage.
Spiccoli, McFly and myself stopped off at Friendlys for the PreGigSupperNombulusFrammodification, and how could we not.
Pictured above is (TunaMelt, side of Fries, Coffee)
Yet Another non-photogenic and fulfilling yet blandish dish.
This Is WHY They Created MSG fer chrissakes !!!
MSG - (monn-ohh-so-dee-umm-gloo-tah-mate)