Clams Vino Blanco

Looking for a quick clam recipe as an appetizer? Look no further! This recipe uses five ingredients and takes about ten minutes to make. Just make sure to have plenty of bread, because you are going to want to soak up all the juice and eat it.

Ruddy And Dean

It was Saturday night and time to “Feed The Beast”. Tonight he was craving a slab of meat. On the North Shore of Staten Island, NY and a stone’s throw from the Empire Outlets is “Ruddy and Dean, An American Steakhouse”. Since the 1970’s a bar sat in this spot. It changed names several times…

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.

Crab Cakes With Remoulade Sauce

“Crab Cakes and football! That’s what Maryland does!” Anyone who has ever seen the movie “Wedding Crashers” would remember the scene of the pickup football game and that line in the movie. But what is it about Maryland and crab cakes? Why do they get to claim the fame of this wonderful dish? Crab cakes…

“The Beast” Devours Cuzin’s Seafood – Clam Bar

Over the bridge and through the woods to Cuzin’s Seafood Bar we go. In Marlboro New Jersey is where you can find Cuzin’s Seafood – Clam Bar. With a large dining room and plenty of outside seating this is definitely a hot spot in the area. Pre covid they had a great bar scene but…

Butter Poached Lobster Tails With Saffron Risotto

Anyone who has made risotto and also watched “The Karate Kid” would agree Mr. Miyagi should of had Daniel-San skip wax on, wax off. He should of had Daniel make risotto. Stir right, stir left. Constant stirring is the trick to making risotto. However, the work is definitely worth the reward with this luscious, creamy…

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…

Baci Ristorante

It was time to “Feed The Beast” so we ventured to Dongan Hills, Staten Island and found ourselves at Baci Ristorante. Let me start off by giving a tremendous thank you to everyone at Baci for treating “The Beast” with such professionalism and hospitality. We never had to search for assistance, every question we had…

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…

Big Easy Shrimp And Cheesy Grits

How do you cook your grits? Do you like them regular, creamy or al dente? Just regular I guess. Regular. Instant grits? No self respecting southerner uses instant grits. ~My cousin Vinny~ On the heels of Fat Tuesday, I wanted to share my recipe for Shrimp and Grits with Jalapeno Cornbread. The creaminess of the…