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…

The Beast’s Baby Backs!

Spring is here and smoke is in the air! With the start of the spring season, the first dish “The Beast” demands to be smoked is baby back ribs. As the servant to “The Beast” I must oblige him. So Baby Back Ribs it is. This is a favorite of those that I hold close…

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…

Coq Au Vin

Before I begin, a shout-out is warranted for the kitchen skills performed by my Sous-chef for this dish. “The Croc” did an amazing job when it came time to “Feed The Beast”. If you ever saw the film “Donnie Brasco”, this is the dish that Lefty Ruggiero is making for Christmas dinner. Lefty says to…

Pastavino Reopens!

With all the Covid restrictions placed on the food industry in New York City, many restaurants were forced to close. Some never recovered and their doors will not open again. Gratefully earlier this month Pastavino beat all odds and reopened in full force. This upscale Italian restaurant is located on the north shore of Staten…

“The Beast” Goes Head To Head With Bistro Niko

When on the prowl, dining at several restaurants in a short span of time, there is always one that surpasses the rest. On our maiden voyage to Atlanta the meal that topped them all was our experience at Bistro Niko located in Buckhead Atlanta. This restaurant is part of a group of restaurants owned by…

Ribs, Brisket And The Beast

“The Beast” cannot control his urges when it comes to Barbeque. Meats being smoked “Low and slow” awakens him with intense vigor. When on the southern side of the Mason Dixon Line, it is imperative to seek out and feast at a neighborhood BBQ joint that is a regular spot for the locals . In…

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…

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”.