FTB Pulled Pork

I may have been born in New York City but I’m a country boy at heart. It was nearing the time to “Feed The Beast” so I prepped my smoker to make my “FTB Pulled Pork”. Prep time is about ten minutes and smoke time is about nine hours. So what’s a country boy supposed…

Rock -N- Sake Rocks!

When a foodie travels, they like spend their time experiencing the local cuisine. However, when a person relocates to a new area the local fare simply becomes everyday food and looses the initial appeal. And that is what happened to my son after living in “The Big Easy” for over six years. During my visit,…

Sucking The Head At Bayou Beer Garden!

It was time to “Feed The Beast” and the only food that would satisfy his desires on this beautiful afternoon in New Orleans was crawfish. Wild crawfish season in Louisiana was quickly coming to an end as well as this excursion in “The Big Easy”. So it was now or never. We felt battered and…

Parkway For Poor Boys!

There is a place in Mid-City New Orleans that has been serving up “Poor Boy” sandwiches since the early 1900’s. The name of this legendary restaurant is Parkway Bakery and Tavern. You may be saying, “Wait! Don’t you mean Po’ Boys?” Yes the majority of places that offer this style of sandwich do indeed call…

Acme Oyster House – Shucking Since 1910

In the heart of the French Quarter of New Orleans you can find Acme Oyster House. Originally the Acme Café opened on Royal Street in 1910 where is stood until 1924 when a fire destroyed the restaurant. They reopened at 724 Iberville Street under their new name Acme Oyster House and have been shucking oysters…

SoBou A Unique NOLA Experience

Anyone who has spent time in New Orleans has heard or had the opportunity to dine at Commander’s Palace in the Garden District. An award winning landmark restaurant which has stood tall since the 1800’s. After having the pleasure of dining there in the past, this go around it was a must to sample one…

Adobe Blues, Tried And True!

It was May 5th, Covid restrictions have lightened up so it was time for “The Beast’ to celebrate Cinco De Mayo! Regardless that there is so many choices on Staten Island to venture to in order to celebrate, the decision was relatively simple. Adobe Blues located on the North Shore has been calling my name…

The Beast’s Baby Backs!

Spring is here and smoke is in the air! With the start of the spring season, the first dish “The Beast” demands to be smoked is baby back ribs. As the servant to “The Beast” I must oblige him. So Baby Back Ribs it is. This is a favorite of those that I hold close…

Hot Diggity Dog!

“The Beasts” Spicy Red Onions! It’s that time of year to break out the grills, clean them up and get them going. One of “The Beast’s” favorite pastime foods made on a grill, is a hot dog. There are so many toppings that you can put on a them. The list can be endless. Some…

Coq Au Vin

Before I begin, a shout-out is warranted for the kitchen skills performed by my Sous-chef for this dish. “The Croc” did an amazing job when it came time to “Feed The Beast”. If you ever saw the film “Donnie Brasco”, this is the dish that Lefty Ruggiero is making for Christmas dinner. Lefty says to…