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…

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…

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…

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…

Steamed Oysters, Local Beers And The Beast!

It was time to “Feed The Beast” and get him a snack in-between meals. Beast Jr. and I walked across the street to meet up with a couple of friends at the “Steamhouse Lounge” in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia. There is something to be said about a place like the “Steamhouse Lounge”. This is the type…

“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…

Saint Patrick, Guinness Corned Beef And Getting Pinched

Wishing all, a very Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Even though I am including an easy recipe for “Guinness Corned Beef and Cabbage”, this blog will focus more on the origins of Saint Patrick and how this meal became to be. First thing you need to know is “Corned Beef and Cabbage” is not a traditional…

“The Beast’s” Rueben Egg Rolls

Being a lover of bars, pubs and taverns there is an anomaly that I have noticed over the years. It appears that almost every Irish establishment I go into has a similar dish on the menu. What is that you ask? A corn beef eggroll! Places may call them by different names with variations of…

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…

Beast Chili

Simply put, chili is a form of stew where some say it originated in Northern Mexico, while others say it’s birthplace was Southern Texas. So to prevent any arguments, lets agree it is a “Tex-Mex” dish and leave it at that. Throughout the United States you can find many variations of chili. In Texas it…