Off Duty Joe’s Jeans

Everyone knows that pants are made by the devil. Okay that might have been an overstatement, but I’m convinced that pants were made for riding horses, and it should have stayed that way. If guys could wear skirts without being publicly shamed into a mental institution, they would. But sometimes we don’t want to feel …

Refried Black Beans

I don’t think of this as a side really. Refried black beans are more like a staple. You should learn to cook it just like rice, noodles, and mashed potatoes. Basically delicious stuff that you put on the side of other stuff that makes everything more delicious. Ingredients: bag of black beans 8 cloves of …

Bowery Meat Co.

Hello dear readers, I want to alert you to a new and exciting restaurant opening… Bowery Meat Co. just started their soft opening in the Lower East Side. It was founded by a bunch of men who clearly loved meat, and did not like the label of “steakhouse.” It’s okay. I don’t like that label either. …

Beef Tendon Stew

You know the guy who orders the same thing at every restaurant? That’s my dad. But it’s not like he orders a burger. He goes to every Chinese restaurant and orders a Niu Lan Bao, or a Beef Tendon Casserole. It’s quite an involved dish, and that’s how he judges if the chef is legit. …

Uni’s back at Cull and Pistol!

Cull and Pistol is a classic. It is the restaurant connected to The Lobster Place in Chelsea Market. Because it’s not swimming with dead fish, it is mostly ignored by the tourists. I hate to write about this quiet little oasis because I’m afraid that I will make matters worse for myself, but it has …

Doctor Who Season 8 finale

The season 8 finale, “Death in Heaven” written by Steven Moffat, is an episode of redemption. Of Moffat’s 2 major projects, the writing in Doctor Who has been eclipsed by that of Sherlock. Where is the complexity? Where are the twists and turns? All season we have been met with many flat episodes (I did like “Listen”, …

Root & Bone

The East Village has been the host of so many new hip restaurants lately. Root and Bone was started by a pretty blond smiling couple with sideways hair. Some say that they now have the best fried chicken in New York City. Well now, I gotta try that fried chicken!! The decorations were quaint. The …