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…

Pastavino Reopens!

With all the Covid restrictions placed on the food industry in New York City, many restaurants were forced to close. Some never recovered and their doors will not open again. Gratefully earlier this month Pastavino beat all odds and reopened in full force. This upscale Italian restaurant is located on the north shore of Staten…

“The Beast” Goes Head To Head With Bistro Niko

When on the prowl, dining at several restaurants in a short span of time, there is always one that surpasses the rest. On our maiden voyage to Atlanta the meal that topped them all was our experience at Bistro Niko located in Buckhead Atlanta. This restaurant is part of a group of restaurants owned by…

Ribs, Brisket And The Beast

“The Beast” cannot control his urges when it comes to Barbeque. Meats being smoked “Low and slow” awakens him with intense vigor. When on the southern side of the Mason Dixon Line, it is imperative to seek out and feast at a neighborhood BBQ joint that is a regular spot for the locals . In…

Howells (And Not Mr. And Mrs.)

You may not believe this, but “The Beast” was restless and needed to eat. Shocking, right? Needless to say we wondered upon Howells Kitchen and Bar located at 1962 Howell Mill Rd. Suite 100 Atlanta, Georgia. It is an American style restaurant serving a modern twist on classic appetizers, sandwiches, salads, burgers and pizzas. The…

“The Beast” Gets His Varsity Letter

In downtown Atlanta encompassing two city blocks is a drive-in restaurant that can hold over six hundred diners. This behemoth opened it’s doors in 1928 by Frank Gordy and has been a hit ever since. Currently there is five restaurants, two airport locations and a catering division. The name of the place is “The Varsity”.

“The Beast” Chows Down On Dim Sum At West Lake Plum House

It was early Saturday afternoon and it was time to “Feed The Beast”. I grabbed the mom of “The Beast” and “Beast Jr.” and off we went to West Lake Plum House in Matawan, New Jersey for Dim Sum. Many are unaware of this Cantonese culinary tradition. So before we discuss the experience and the…

“The Beast” Invades W’s Bar For Saint Patty’s Day!

For St. Patty’s Day, I decided to take “The Beast” for a walk down memory lane. This memory resided beyond the doors of W’s Bar and Grill in the 10307 zip code of Staten Island. Back in the early 1990’s I lived on Page avenue in Tottenville, Staten Island. My home was only a block…

Ruddy And Dean

It was Saturday night and time to “Feed The Beast”. Tonight he was craving a slab of meat. On the North Shore of Staten Island, NY and a stone’s throw from the Empire Outlets is “Ruddy and Dean, An American Steakhouse”. Since the 1970’s a bar sat in this spot. It changed names several times…

Lobster House Joe’s

In the Charleston section of Staten Island, New York sits a restaurant that is a stones throw from the entrance to the Outerbridge. If you didn’t know it was there, you might miss it. Luckily for “The Beast” this was not the case. This hidden gem I speak of is Lobster House Joe’s.