“The Beast” down on the Bayou

With Mardi Gras still in the air, “The Beast” felt compelled to recognize Bayou restaurant on Staten Island, New York. At 1072 Bay St. Staten Island, NY 10305 sits a restaurant with such authentic New Orleans fare, that you forget where you are. As you step off Bay Street and walk through the doors, you…

Sous Vide Filet Mignon Au Poivre

Steak Au Poivre is a French dish where a steak is prepared with a crust that consists of coarse peppercorns. Traditionally Filet Mignon is used for this dish. The rich flavor of the steak is balanced by the intensity of the black pepper. This recipe the steak was prepared using a Sous Vide. However, you…

Valentine’s Day Raffle Winners

“The Beast” & I would like to thank everyone who participated in our 1st Valentine’s Day giveaway. We are very pleased to announce the winners of the 2 – $75 gift cards. I will contact both of you with details how to receive your prize. Maria Cucuzza won a $75 gift card to Portobello Cafe in…

Panelle Siciliane

I was reminiscing about my childhood and the times my parents would take me to eat Sicilian food. For those not in the know, there is a distinct difference between Italian food and Sicilian delicacies. Depending on what section of Brooklyn, NY we were in, we always went to one of two places. Those places…

Valentine’s Day Raffle

Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. “Feed The Beast” is having it’s first annual Valentine’s Day Raffle to support small businesses. Enter to win a $75 Gift Card to either Portobello Café in Staten Island, NY or Old Glory Kitchen and Spirits in Keyport, NJ. There are two ways to enter…

Marie’s Gourmet

On the North Shore of Staten Island sits a family owned restaurant called Marie’s Gourmet. They are located on Victory Boulevard between Clove Road and Forest Avenue. With “NYC Restaurant Week To Go” in full force, “The Beast” wanted to support this establishment with an order to go. This was the first time the “The…

Max’s Es-Cas

“The Beast” acknowledges Max’s Es-Cas as a place to support during ‘NYC Restaurant Week To Go”. For those not in the know, there is a place on the North Shore of Staten Island serving up traditional Italian fare in an elegant setting called Max’s Es-Cas. This family run restaurant is a local hot spot. As…

“The Beast” Conquers The Rahway, NJ – Soup Stroll

SSBS – Supporting Small Business Saturday As reported in an earlier blog, Rahway New Jersey is having their “Soup Stroll” each Saturday during the month of January. Twenty restaurants are participating serving complimentary samples of their signature soups. There is only one Saturday remaining. If you are looking for something to do from 1pm through…

“The Beast” Takes On Pilesner Haus Biergarten

It was becoming evident that “The Beast” was getting restless. Before it was too late, I grabbed my circle of friends and we crossed the river to Hoboken, New Jersey. It was there that we found ourselves at Pilesner Haus Biergarten. Opened in 2011 this establishment is extremely large compared to other places typically found…

“The Beast” Goes Middle Eastern

On the South Shore of Staten Island is a restaurant that is unlike so many others customary to the island.  It is called “Laila”.  A Middle Eastern restaurant with exquisite food and where prior to Covid restrictions, you could enjoy music and be entertained by professional belly dancers.  Laila is located at 45 Page Avenue,…