Saturday, July 15, 2017

PIZZERIA FIGLIOLE Pizza Fritta di NAPOLI

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ANTICA PIZZERIA D'e' FIGLIOLE


NAPOLI







MAKING PIZZA FRITTA

MOZZARELLA RICOTTA & ANCHOVIES


ANTICA PIZZERIA FIGLIOLE


D' DAUGHTERS
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CARMELA Making PIZZA FRITTA ESCAROLE








CHE BELLA ?



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PIZZA FRITTA







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SUNDAY SAUCE 

by DANIEL BELLINO "Z"





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THE GIRLS of ANTICA PIZZERIA FIGLIOLE

NAPOLI , ITALY




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SEGRETO ITALIANO

SECRET RECIPES

ITALIAN STYLE !



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PIZZA FRITTA




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SCAROLE !!!!!

Monday, May 29, 2017

The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND




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INSTAGRAM @danielBELLINOzwicke


My INSTAGRAM  @danielBellinoZwicke on May 30 MEMORIAL DAY 2017 .. Posted here is a remembrance of the great GREG ALLMAN of The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND or sadly passed away the other day at the age of 69 ... Greg Allman both part of the Country Rock Band The Allman Brothers and as a solo artist was a giant in the world of music. Being married to CHER at one point in his life didn't hurt his popularity. But apart from that, I have been a huge fan of Greg's his brother Duane Allman who died much too young (age 27), and their band ; The Allman Brothers ... Greg & Duane Allman were pioneers of what would become to be know as Country Rock ... The Alman Borthers Band is also a member of The ROCK & ROLL Hall of Fame ... Anyway I was fortunate to see the Allman Brothers Band perform live twice, along with having the great pleasure to meet and shake Greg Allman 's hand one day when my friends and I were hanging out one night at the former New York souther foods restaurant Jezebel in Hells Kitchen. My Friends and I were having cocktails when we looked up to see none other then Mr. Greg Allman playing Jezebels Baby Grande Piano and sing Sweet Melissa unplugged. Greg also treated us to two more tunes that night and was so gracious as to get up from his table to shake our hands as we walked by his table and I waved to him as a way of saying thanks, Greg jumped up and extended his hand to shake mine. Wow, now that's a gentleman. We will Miss You Mr. Greg Allman. Thanks for all the great music from; you, your Brother Duane and The Band. We'll miss you. Daniel .






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One of My FAVORITE ALBUMS EVER !!!

The ALLMAN BROTHERS LIVE at THE FILMORE EAST

I Still Have My ORIGINAL COPY

Love the Way DUANE is CRACKING UP on The COVER

RIP DUANE ALLMAN .. RIP GREG ALLMAN and GOD BLESS




Also pictured here are pictures taken at my cousin Joe Macari's vineyard Macari Vineyards in Mattituk, NY on the North Fork of Long Island. Pictured are a Black Pig, FABIO The BULL, some Cow and a Horse, a local Beach, ME, friend James Starace, and cousin Joe Macari, and some Macari Rose. You see the video of My Cousin Joe Macari pouring us a Barrel Sample of his 2015 Malbec from Barrel ... The wine is Friggin Awesome! "I kid you not." My buddy Jimmy Starace and his wife Tanya went Nuts for it. It was that good. One of the best wines I've had all year, if not the best. And I'm not just saying it because Joe is my cousin. Joe, his son Joey, wife Alexandra, daughter Gabriella, and the whole family are very dedicated to make great quality wine. And they do. And I'm not just saying it because Joe is my cousin. If he didn't make great wine, I just wouldn't say anything. But with the fact that the Macari's do make dam good wine, yes I will toot My Horn. Nuff said. Also pictured is a picture I took at my local Supermarket in Greenwich Village of a jar of RAO'S MARINARA SAUCE and a picture of MARIO BATALI 'S pasta sauce. I snapped the shot and posted it on Instagram with the Question, RAOS or MARIOS . with the answer of "NEITHER" !!! "I'd rather make My own SUNDAY SAUCE with the recipes in my book Sunday Sauce , WHEN ITALIAN-AMERICANS COOK .. Basta !







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Sunday Sauce

by ME !!!

Daniel Bellino-Zwicke

Nuff Said !





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The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND

LIVE at THE FILMORE EAST 1971

NEW YORK, NY

IN MEMORY of ELIZABETH REED

Watch The VIDEO

and LISTEN of COURSE

RIP DUANE ALLMAN

RIP GREG ALLMAN

and GOD BLESS



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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Tony in PARIS





Anthony Bourdain

On Why The French Don't SUCK !!





TONY Gets a Classic FRENCH BREAKFAST

Cafe Creme, Croissant, OJ, and GITANES






Anthony Bourdain

On Why The French Don't SUCK !!

Watch The VIDEO





ABSINTHE and The GREEN FAIRY


Watch Tony Drinking ABSINTHE in PARIS


















TONY LUNCHES On BLANKET d VEAU

at CHEZ DENIS BISTRO 

in LES HALLES










The Book That Made Anthony Famous

KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL



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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Bourdain Goes Back to JERSEY for Hotdogs and ???

 
 
TONY Takes a COFFEE BREAK
 
TONY GOES BACK HOME
 
to JERSEY
 
 
Watch the VIDEO
 
for
 
HOTDOGS
 
BURGERS
 
LOBSTER
 
and
 
CANNOLIS
 
with MARIO BATALI
 
 
 
HOTDOGS at HIRAMS
 
NEW JERSEY
 
 
Fort Lee, New Jersey
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE BIG LEBWOSKI COOKBOOK
 
GOT ANY KAHLUA ?
 
The COLLECTED RECIPES of THE DUDE
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White Manna Jersey Burgers




WHITE MANNA BURGERS

Hackensack New Jersey


COOLEST BURGERS AROUND

Watch the VIDEO





The BADASS COOKBOOK

by Daniel Zwicke

SECRET SHAKE SHACK Recipe

in The BADASS COOKBOOK



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Bellino n Minetta Burger vs Ozersky n Black Label Burger

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MINETTA TAVERN

Greenwich Village, NEW YORK


photo Copyright Daniel Zwicke





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The Minetta Burger

Better Than It's More Expensive Older Brother The BLACK LABEL BURGER

   



MINETTA BURGER "IT'S BETTER THAN THE BLACK LABEL BURGER"



    Minetta Tavern, Greenwich Village, New York, NY   "Yes," Minetta Tavern's Second-Tier Burger, The "Minetta Burger" is without question thee "Better Burger" served at Minetta Tavern. Noted Foodie, Writer (The Hamburger) Burger Authority Josh Ozersky would disagree. Well, Mr. Ozersky is entitled to his opinion, as well as I and Thousands of others and the majority who like the Minetta Burger better than the now Highly Touted Minetta Tavern Black Label Burger, who some feel is the top burger in New York, even the World some say.
So, I'm wondering if some say the Minetta Black Label Burger is New York's Best and even the World's, does that make The Minetta Burger, according to myself and the majority of those polled, "New York's" even the World's Best Burger. "Not quite."
This is a very subjective matter and one of personal taste. I can see why Mr. Ozersky loves the Minetta Tavern Black Label Burger so much, proclaiming it New York's Top Burger and I believe he "May" said it is The Best in The World, but I'm not absolutely sure, so don't quote me on that. Yes it is a Good Burger, and if you feel it is Great, than Yes it is Great to You and Everyone else who says it is Great. As for me, without question the "Minetta Burger" is Better, "Hell, It's Tastier" and that's all that counts isn't it. And I'll tell you why it's tastier.
First off, the Blend and Quality of meat in the Minetta Burger is "Better for a Burger." Note that I don't say that the meat is just better, but better for making a Burger. Why? Well, Dry-Age Meat with it's powerful gamey taste is not the best taste for Ground-Meat and a Hamburger. Fresher Meat that has not been aged, is much Better for a Burger, an it Taste a Hell of a Lot Better than ground dry-aged beef which did you Know that in it's aging process is actually deteriorating? Some people like that taste. Fine. I do not, especially in ground meat and in my Burger. I'd much rather have my ground meat for a Burger Fresh.
And did you know that the Ground Meat Blend from Pat La Frieda for the Minetta Burger is a Blend of Prime Beef Short Rib, Beef Brisket, and Beef Clod, and this blend was La Frieda's "Premium Blend" before he came up with the Black Label Blend which is Dry-Aged Rib Steak, and cost a lot more, thus the more Expensive Price of Minetta Tavern's Black Label Burger at $26.00 for the Cheaper and Superior $17.00 "Minetta Burger."
Just because something is more Expensive, does not make it better, and the Minetta Burger vs    The Black Label Burger is a Classic example of more Expensive not being better than cheaper.
Why? Well, because of our current state of a bad economy, New York Steak Houses, Restaurants, and Meat Purveyors such as Pat La Frieda and others found that expensive cuts of Beef like Prime Sirloin Steaks and Prime Dry Aged Rib Steaks were not selling as well as they used to. Expensive, people have less money. Put 2-And-2-Together. So, these meat purveyors found themselves not selling as much as the High-Ticket Cuts. What to do? Well, as a result of a Bad Economy and Boggers Loving Burgers for there Affordability and Blogability, Burgers have become Insanely Popular in the past four years or so. Pat La Frieda has a great idea, make and Market Ground High-End Cuts of Dry-Aged Beef, give it a Fancy name, "Black Label," and the rest is part of Hamburger History.
    As for me, I'll take the Better Tasting Burger that just so happens to be substantially cheaper to boot, the Minetta Burger.
by Daniel Bellino Zwicke



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R.I.P. JOSH

Sadly since this posting Josh Ozersky passed away ... Josh was greatly loved by Foodies and Gourmands everywhere, but nowhere more than from his home-town fellow New Yorkers who called Josh our own .. Josh had a wonderful down-to-earth every mans look at the World of Food and dining out, and as a food-writer Josh had no equal with his special brand of food-writing and reporting that was uniquely Josh Ozersky. You've sadly passed Josh, but you'd be happy to know your great food journalism is till remembered and much loved, as are you.






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SUNDAY SAUCE


SUNDAY SAUCE

Friday, March 3, 2017

Anthony Bourdain Cooks Sunday Sauce Italian Gravy

 
Stirring The GRAVY
 
aka SUNDAY SAUCE
 
 
 
 
COOKING SUNDAY GRAVY in The TODAY SHOW
 
 
 
 
 
Hanging with Mario Batali and getting tips on Eating Italian
 
 
 
 
 
SUNDAY SAUCE
 
by Daniel Bellino
 
for 
 
The BEST SUNDAY SAUCE Recipe of ALL
 
SUNDAY SAUCE alla CLEMENZA
 
alla SINATRA
 
alla BIG PAULIE
 
 
 
ANTHONY BOURDAIN Show ANDERSON COOPER
 
 
 
 
FRANK and DEAN
 
 
Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Bad Bagel Service at Bagels Square Carmine Street






It's a SHAME what has happened to this place in the past few years. They make good bagels but ? The DON'T KNOW HOW to SERVE BAGELS !!! It's a DAM SHAME ! I've been going to this shop for 24 years since I moved into the neighborhood and Never had a problem until the past year or so. 1st, they often run out of Everything Bagels before the morning is even through. This had never happened for more than 20 years of getting Bagels here .. After like the the 3rd TIME this happened in a two month period I made a little complaint to the counter people and they didn't like and started making Smart Ass remarks. On Top of this, these Guys Don't have CLUE ONE on HOW to PROPERLY Serve a Bagel .. In order to smear the miniscule amount of Cream Cheese that they now put on and to do it Fast they Commit the HORRIBLE CRIME of SOFTENING and raising the Temperature of The CREAM CHEESE. Cream Cheese on a BAGEL is Supposed to be COLD and dense not FLUFFY WARM and Dripping out of the BAGEL When you eat it. When I told them about this they didn't really care. Seems as though there is a Absentee Owner who doesn't  Give a Dam about the Horrible Service the people working his shop are providing and they AWFUL Manner in which the BAGELS are being served, Horrible Too Warm FLUFFY CREAM CHEESE That has the consistency of MELTING ICE CREAM. "I Kid You NOT," this has happened to me many times now and I'm tired of it and of getting SMART ASS remarks from the employees who don't give a Dam in the horrible manner that they serve these Bagels which are Ver Good but get RUINED by putting on Warm Soft Fluffy Cream Cheese instead of the Proper Cold and of a harder Consistency Cream Cheese, THE WAY IT'S SUPPOSED to BE.

I'm hoping that the owner sees this and takes notice and does something about the HORRIBLE Way they serve BAGELS at On The Square .. I hate to right such a Negative Review of this place as I've really liked it over the years, but I've pleaded with these people to give me my Bagel in the proper fashion it should be serve and the way i'd like it. I've asked and Pleaded with  the Counter People and all they did was Laugh in my face.

If the OWNER Cares and takes care of these Problems Plaguing his establishment and serves the Proper Cream Cheese, I'll be more than Happy to Give them a much better review, which I sure hope to do, but the way things are there now, I just can't .. 







NEW YORK and The 3 Dollar PBR Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer



  New York and the $3.00 PBR, Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer has been a God-Send to many New Yorker's. As you all know, the US Economy has been in the Shitter for the past 3-Half years or so.
   Many people are out of work, and many who are working are taking home Half-as-Much Money or less of what they used to make. People have had to buckle down and give up and curb many things they previously enjoyed .  In the current state of our economy, which is and has been an almost a Depression Era state.
Yes, "they" say  that we are not in a Depression, we're in a recession. To many, the state of our Union and their feelings are of Depression. So, because of the Terrible State of our Economy you have given up eating out 3 times a week, you buy less clothes, spend less on Entertainment and any number of things you extravagantly spent money on previously. Now, whatever you have, you want to hold on to. You haven't had a vacation in the past two or 3 years, maybe more. You given up a lot. We all have.
Now when it comes to socializing, going out for a few Beers or Cocktails with friends, you've had to cut back on that too. But hey, you gotta draw a line somewhere, and everyone is entitled to a few drinks to unwind every now and then. If you live in  the great city of New York this can be a costly undertaking, especially in this day and age. And of all times, to be having a Boom of $14.00  drinks and cocktails that cost 16 and $17 and more, "it's Ludicrous!"  What is a Poor Working Guy or Working Girl to do??? Well Boys and Girls, let's Thank God for that great thing of wonder and the Bars and establishments who so graciously and kindly serve it, The $3.00 PBR .. That's right, a $3.oo Beer in The Land of The Over-Priced $16.00 Cocktail, Manhattan, New York, NY..... It's quite Sad, Greedy too.
   Yes, Thank God and let's thank the Kind-Hearted proprietors who serve $3.00 PBR'S or any Beer for just $3 or $4 in a New York Bar. You are doing your fellow man a public service and we thank you for that. Whoever you are, you are to be commended, and Shame-On-You, all those places that serve $14 PLUS Cocktails. "RIP-OFF" !!! Wish the masses would Boycott these places and patronize places like Blue & Gold Bar and 7B, and all place who have a heart and give a break to "the working-man," the bars that serve 3 and 4 Dollar Beers. It's great to go to a place like Blue and Gold Bar on East 7th Street and know that you can have 3 or 4 Beers for just $12 to $16, accounting for a Buck a Pop for the Barkeep. Three beers for $12.00 includung tipping the hard working bartender, now that's pretty good. I have had the best times hanging at Blue & Gold with some friends. You sit at the Bar or get into a nice comfy booth, drink your Beers ($3 PBR'S), relax, listen to the Music, Chit Chat, and just enjoy, and it's not going to cost you The Shirt Off Your Back, $12 for 3 PBR's, now that you can afford, and you probably can afford to do that 2 or three times a week.
    Yes, you can have 4 Beers, tip included for the price of 1 "Rip-Off Cocktail," at one of those Clip-Joints. And if you are Dumb enough to have four drinks in one of those places, guess what it's going to cost you? About $75 my friend.
   Well, do the Math, and if you can afford $75 for only 4 drinks, God Bless You. And if you can't, you've got an alternative. Right, your local $3.00 PBR Joint, and that my friends is a a God-Send.




by Daniel Bellino-Zwicke






The Beer that Made Milwaukee Famous


$3.oo PBRS ...  TEHY'RE a GOD SEND
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DUDE DIGS A $3.00 PBR
PABST BLUE RIBBON BEER

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The BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK


ABIDE in IT !!!
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AMY WINEHOUSE and Mark Ronson VALERIE

 
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VALERIE
AMY WINEHOUSE and MARK RONSON
Video
 
 
 
 
AMY WINEHOUSE 
R.I.P.
 
 
 
 
 
 
AMY WINEHOUSE and MARK RONSON
British Music Awards
   
VALERIE
 
 
 
LOVE is a LOSING GAME
 
Amy Winehouse
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK
GOT ANY KAHLUA ?
Learn How to make Sunday Sauce alla Clemenza
 
from The GODFATHER
 
RECIPE
 
in
 
SUNDAY SAUCE
 
 
by DANIEL BELLINO-ZWICKE
 

Best Coffee in NEW YORK






CAFFE DANTE

Macdougal Street GREENWICH VILLAGE
New York

100 YEARS OLD Next YEAR 2015

Is
NEW YORK'S BEST ITALIAN CAFFE


BEST ART in a CAFE
Caffe Reggio

photo Daniel Bellino-Zwicke


CAFFE REGGIO

Macdougal Street

BREENWICH VILLAGE

New York

For Great Art in a Cafe, You Can't Beat CAFFE REGGIO
in GREENWICH VILLAGE .. Caffe Reggio Boast
a Painting from The SCHOOL of CARAVAGGIO
and
a RENAISANCE BENCH From a MEDICI PALACE
Florence, Italy



Le COLOMBE

LAYFAYETTE STREET
Near ASTOR PLACE (8th Street)

East Village, NY

GREAT AMBIANCE & GREAT COFFEE

A Winning Combination!



STUMTOWN COFFEE
at
THE ACE HOTEL


WORLD'S PRETIEST BARISTA

STUMPTOWN COFFEE

GREAT COFFEE & GOOD LOOKING BARISTAS

And A Great Hang in The Lobby
of The ACE HOTEL

photo Daniel Bellino-Zwicke


ABRACO ESPRESSO

NEW YORK'S BEST CORTADO
and
BEST OVERALL COFFEE

If 
A Bit Much on Attitude at Times ...



PORTO RICO COFFEE

BEST COFFEE in NEW YORK

WHY The HELL Would ANYONE Be DUMB
Enough to Buy COFFEE BEANS at STARBUCKS  For $12.95

When YOU CAN BUY NEW YORK'S BEST COFFEE
For 5 DOLLARS LESS At $7.95 a Pound?

Guess Some People are Just Plain DUMB ???













Keith Richards Shepherds Pie Recipe




Keith Richards
of
The ROLLING STONES




KEEF’S FAVORITE SHEPHERD’S PIE

Yes Keef, as in Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, the World’s Greatest Rock-N-Roll Band ever! But you know that. This is the way Keith likes his Shepherds Pie, his SHEPHERD'S PIE Recipe can be found in THE BADASS COOKBOOK ... And it's printed here. Enjoy!


INGREDIENTS:

3 pounds Potatoes, peeled and diced
1 tablespoon Butter
Salt & Pepper to taste
2 large Onions, chopped
2 pounds Ground Beef
2 large Carrots, grated
2 – 12 oz. cans Beef Broth
5 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon Cornstarch

1.  Put potatoes in a large pot of salted water. Bring the water to the boil. Lower to a simmer and cook the potatoes until tender, about 8 minutes.

2.  Drain potatoes once cooked.

3. Put cooked, drained potatoes in a large mixing bowl with the butter and season with salt and black pepper. Mash potatoes with a potato - masher or whip with an electric mixer. If using a
hand potato-masher, mash potatoes with masher, then mix with a wooden spoon until nicely whipped.

4. Heat a large frying-pan. Add 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Add ground-beef, cook over medium heat for 4 minutes. Add onions, continue cooking for minutes on high heat. Lower heat to low flame and cook 4 minutes more.

5. Add carrots and beef broth to pan. Mix cornstarch with water and add to pan. Cook over low flame for 8 minutes.

6.  Add peas to pan, cook for 1 minute.

7. Pour Beef Mixture into a glass or ceramic baking dish. Evenly top beef with the mashed potatoes.

8. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 12 minutes, then place under the boiler until potatoes get nicely browned. Take care not to burn the potatoes once they are under the broiler.

9.  Let cool slightly for 3 minutes and serve.



KEITH RICHARDS SHEPHERD'S PIE and OTHER GREAT RECIPES 
in The BADASS COOKBOOK  by Daniel Zwicke




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IT'S KEEF'S FAVORITE !!!








KEITH RICHARDS and JACK DANIELS








The ROLING STONES

Original Band
with

BRIAN JONES





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