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…

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…

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.

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…

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…