The Hop Shoppe

It was that day of the week where “The Beast” was on the prowl for “Supporting Small Business Sunday”. Down on Van Duzer street in Staten Island sits a joint called “The Hop Shoppe’. The moment “The Beast” and I walked through the doors we immediately reverted to our youth. As we ventured through the…

Ho’ Brah “A Taco Joint”

With indoor dining finally open, “The Beast” needed to be out on the prowl. On the North Shore of Staten Island in the dead center of Forest Avenue is Ho’ Brah. They also have locations on New Dorp Lane in Staten Island and in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Once you walk through the doors of this…

NOLA Charred Oysters

Today is Fat Tuesday which cumulates the beginning of the Mardi Gras carnival in New Orleans. The first Mardi Gras parade in NOLA dates back to 1837. It is a celebration of life held before the subdued holiday of Ash Wednesday. New Orleans is known for it’s night life, history, music and especially it’s food….