Thursday, December 17, 2009


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I went to Pier 76 tonight with a good friend of mine.
Ordered the calamari.  Good - not great.
Ordered a pepperoni pizza - delicious!
The bartender commented on how she loved how the pepperoni curled up on the sides.
I would have to agree.
Happy hour at Pier 76 is great!
$2 Bud or Bud Lite bottles.
2 for 1 drinks!
Our bartender, Danielle, was so cool... she gave us a free shot of green label Jack Daniels...
very gracious...
I will be back.
You should go.
Great food.
Friendly vibe.
Nice bartenders.
Welcome to Pier 76.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

How NOT to host a dinner party.

A friend of mine was kind enough to ask me over for an early birthday dinner.
Not just for me, mind you, but for another friend of his who was also having a birthday close to Christmas.
Now, to begin with, this blog is anonymous...  Not outing anybody...
When I arrived I was surprised to see my friend, the cook, wasted out of his mind.
"How in the hell is he gonna make a dinner" I thought.
We were supposed to be watching the Jets game but somehow in his drunken stooper we ended up watching almost 2 hrs of MTV's "Jersey Shore"....
He attempted to grill a marinated flank steak on the outdoor grill in the pouring rain.
Not only was it almost completely raw but he sliced it with the grain as opposed to against it.
The steak was almost rock-hard.  Nobody there could chew it.
The only side was canned creamed corn.
I've been to his house many times and was blown away by his cooking.
Tonight, on the other hand, was very... very sad...
Never, ever, invite a friend over for dinner and get trashed on tequila that afternoon.
Needless to say, he was embarrassed that he had to throw all the food away.
I felt bad.
But, the dude is 40 years old!!!
His girlfriend saved him with making her rendition of Red Lobster's cheesy-buttery buiscuits.
(And they were truly amazing :)
Live and learn.
Lesson learned... my friend needs AA... seriously

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Cate Blanchett in "A Streetcar Named Desire" at BAM

The best play I've ever seen.
photo courtsey of NY Times

Saturday, December 5, 2009

St. George Parish Grill

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A few friends and I stopped by the St. George Parish Grill this afternoon for brunch.
This Cajun/Creole themed restaurant, located at 100 Stuyvesant Place, has been opened for several months now.  A stripped down, diner style restaurant adorned with southern license plates and jazz gently playing in the background.
Our waitress was very pleasant and attended to all of our needs.
The brunch on Saturdays are served from 11am - 4pm and costs $11 for 4 courses.
We started with coffee and OJ served with delicious beignets, spicy cornbread and crunchy biscuits.
The Crawdaddy Cigars dipped in a fiery orange BBQ sauce were scrumptious.
Pea Soup was tasty but the Gumbo was less than perfect.  Did not have the classic Gumbo flavors I am used to.  
Cajun Scramble (eggs, Andouille sausage, peppers and onions) were a little runny.  They were served alongside crispy home fries.
The Short Rib Po Boy was okay but did not have the classic mayo, lettuce, tomato and pickles that are traditionally topped on the sandwich.
Mac and Cheese with tomato slices was delicious.
The Pulled Pork Po Boy was cooked to perfection.
The brunch ended with a bowl of fresh fruit.  
Overall it was a good experience.  The food was unbelievably inexpensive!
Well worth the price!
Check it out!
St. George Parish Grill