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.

“The Beast” Devours Cuzin’s Seafood – Clam Bar

Over the bridge and through the woods to Cuzin’s Seafood Bar we go. In Marlboro New Jersey is where you can find Cuzin’s Seafood – Clam Bar. With a large dining room and plenty of outside seating this is definitely a hot spot in the area. Pre covid they had a great bar scene but…

Nurnberger Bierhaus

On an island that has more than it’s share of burger joints, Irish pubs, Italian and Chinese restaurants it can be difficult to find something a little different. There are only a couple of German restaurants on the “Rock”. If you are looking for traditional German fare, where you also have the ambiance of a…

Lee’s Tavern

In a world that is ever changing, it is a comforting feeling that some things remain the same. It was time to “Feed The Beast” and Lee’s Tavern was calling. For those not in the know, Lee’s Tavern is a legendary pizza joint in the Dongan Hills section of Staten Island. It first opened it’s…

Baci Ristorante

It was time to “Feed The Beast” so we ventured to Dongan Hills, Staten Island and found ourselves at Baci Ristorante. Let me start off by giving a tremendous thank you to everyone at Baci for treating “The Beast” with such professionalism and hospitality. We never had to search for assistance, every question we had…