Saturday, June 28, 2014

June 28, 2014

Restaurant Week coming soon. Available sites should be out around July 9th.

R.I.P. Robert Dwayne "Bobby" Womack.


Huh, you know life is funny
When you look at it
Everybody wants love
But everybody's afraid of love

Picked up swordfish and calamari at P.E. and D.D. Seafood. Also, spring onions, cherry tomatoes, blueberries, mushrooms, garlic and strawberries. Should have corn be next week. Hoping they have some Friday for the Fourth.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

June 26, 2014

Pizza Tour continues. Nunzio's of Staten Island. Pretty good. Will have to go to Denino's again to compare.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014


[Tuco is in a bubble bath. The One Armed Man enters the room]
One Armed Man: I've been looking for you for 8 months. Whenever I should have had a gun in my right hand, I thought of you. Now I find you in exactly the position that suits me. I had lots of time to learn to shoot with my left.
[Tuco kills him with the gun he has hidden in the foam]
Tuco: When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.

I had read his autobiography several years ago, wonderful stories and life.

Monday, June 23, 2014

June 23, 2014

“Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” African proverb.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

June 21, 2014

Cherry Tomatoes from Stokes Farm.

Live Crabs from Seatuck Fish Company. I bought some Swordfish and Tuna for a Black Bean and Rice combo. Also, bought some Margaritaville Shrimp for good measure.

First Jersey Blueberries of the season. Tart and good.

Monday, June 16, 2014

June 16, 2014

R.I.P. Casey Kasem.

Was listening to Casey Kasem's 1972 broadcast on XM's Seventies channel on Saturday. He gave a long intro to Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen - Hot Rod Lincoln. It went to #9 on the Billboard charts.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day to all the Fathers out there !

Bloody Mary to start the day. Fresh TJ from Migliorelli Farms.

Grand Marnier Truffles, a shirt and tie and athletic socks round out the gifts.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

June 14, 2014

Happy Flag Day !

Weihenstephaner Gift Pack was an early Father's Day gift. Now chilling in the fridge. Cool glass, now I have two of them.

Think Big by Jim Rennert is now at Union Square.

Friday, June 13, 2014

June 13, 2014

Paraskevidekatriaphobia and a full moon too.

For luck, my favorite black cat: Cleopatra. She doesn't like anyone but took a shine to me. Love those green eyes.

While waiting on line for Shakespeare tickets.

Much Ado About Nothing and some creatures from Turtle Pond.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

June 8, 2014

Always the best "Whole Hog", Pitmaster Ed Wilson.

This is skin getting a little smoke.

Crazy lines even in the Fast Pass area. The Memphis Barbecue Company Ribs were the best. Baker's Ribs are still good but this is something special. They were making a Bean addition: bacon with sausage layered on top with paprika and cheese.

Looked good and the beans were tasty.

I always try out Salt Lick Barbecue from Driftwood, Texas.

Legendary Pitmaster Garry Roark, Ubon's Barbeque of Yazoo, Yazoo City, MS. Had the misfortune of being in the middle of competing lines in the Fast Pass area. Had no wait for what is an excellent Pulled Pork Sandwich.

Beer selection was terrific. I had Sierra Nevada Summerfest and Abita Purple Haze.

Went back again today and bought some Big Bob Gibson Pulled Pork and 17th Street Bar & Grill Ribs. Finally tried the Big Bob Gibson White Sauce and it was peppery and tasty.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

June 7, 2014

BBQ Day today, great weather and a fast pass. Can't ask for more.

Friday, June 6, 2014

June 6, 2014

70th anniversary, June 6, 1944.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

June 1, 2014

June is bustin' out all over
The ocean is full of Jacks and Jills,
With the little tail a-swishing'
Ev'ry lady fish is wishin'
That a male would come
And grab 'er by the gills!

Tim Duncan put the Spurs on his back and carried them into the finals. I usually don't root for a Western Conference team but for this one: Go Spurs !