Me in ROME
Hey Guys, “I’m Back!” Somehow I lost my password for my Dashboard that I run sever websites from, including Daniel-Bellino-Zwicke.com (this Site), Big-Lebowski-Cookbook.com , Greenwich-Village-Italian.com , Vinyl-n-Vines.com , and NY-Foodie.com.
None of the Sites were down. They were all up and running, it’s just that I couldn’t get to the dashboard of each to make Post, so consequently there have’t been any posts on any of these sites for 3 months. I started a couple of New Sites in order to make posts, as I wasn’t sure if I would ever be able to get back on the sites, so I have another Author Website for myself at Daniel-Bellino-Zwicke .
COLONEL HARLAND SANDERS
KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN
SECRET 11 HERBS & SPICES
A BUCKET of CHICKEN at HOME
“Do You LOVE KFC KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN” ???
Of Course You Do !
YOU CAN MAKE IT at HOME
The RECIPES is Inside The BADASS COOKBOOK
“JUST IMAGINE IT”
Making Your Own KFC KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN at HOME
At Can Even TASTE BETTER Than at KFC
Just imagine making it fresh at home the way Colonel Harland Sanders Origianlly made it, FRESH ! Yes, Beleive it or not, if you follow the directions and make it fresh with the same recipe from Colone Sanders, your KENTUCK FRIED CHICKEN can TATSE EVEN BETTER than you can get at KFC. “No Kidding.”
What’s Better Than That” ??
In Order for Your KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN to Taste as GOOD or BETTER
Make FRIED CHICKEN just like COLONEL SANDERS
TIME to GET THAT GREAT GRILL
You’ve Always Wanted
The WEBER SUMMIT GRILL
Happy to see Corner Bistro’s Burger can still make it to # 1 Best of New York list these days. I’ve been eating Cheeseburgers there since 1984. Yes 26 Years of Bistro Burgers. Back then, the Burger at the Corner Bistro was for Year-After-Year thee perennial favorite, # 1, Top, Best Burger in New York, rated by the Top and most Powerful food Authorities of the day, New York Magazine, The NY Times, Cue Magazine, The Post, The Village Voice, GQ, Bob Lape on 7’s Eyewitness News, The Daily News, so on and so forth. Nine out of ten people, newspapers, and news agency’s, The Bistro Burger was always “Tops,” # 1. It no longer is. And it was tops for some 30 years. Quite a run. Sadly the quality of the Burger has gone down a bit, and there are numerous chemistry better, tastier Burgers in town. Shake Shack get my Vote for the Top, New York’s best Burger, with Bills Bar and Burger and Peter Luger not far behind. But the Shake Shack Burger has all the proper elements that come together and make for perfect chemistry of, dear I say, “The Perfect Burger.” Well if not the perfect Burger, New York’s Best, or at least amongst the Best, everyone has their opinion. Some not as qualified as others. As I’ve been eating the East Coast’s Best Burgers since childhood, and being a former Chef Culinary Professional, I have greater qualifications than most.
Back to the Bistro Burger. For nostalgias sake and Price to value ratio, combined with the great old New York Bar ambiance, The Bistro Burger always makes it on my Top 10 List. As the Post states, to be able to get a great burger for just $6.50 with Beers at $2.75 in one of New York’s few remaining Bohemian Bars, and in Greenwich Village? A combination that just can’t be beat.
RECIPE for The PERFECT BURGER
in The BADASS COOKBOOK
The BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK
LEARN HOW to MAKE PERFECT STEAK
Friday June 8, 2018 is quite a sad day. We mourn the loss of the great and irriplaceable Anthony Bourdain, a man loved and venerated by many. I hero to some as with I. We loved watching Tony travel the World, devouring it, and enjoying every minute of it, as only Tony could do. Anthony has his own special charm and sardonic humor and wit that was all his own, uniquely Bourdain, ad this is why those of us wo loved and enjoyed Anthony will miss him, and for another bright light snuffed out, we mourn his loss, but remember him fondly. Farewell Tony, you will be profoudly missed. Good Bless and Rest in Peace.
Daniel Bellino Zwicke
LEARN HOW to MAKE YOUR OWN “2018’s HOTTEST NEW THING”
MAYOCHUP RECIPE :
1/4 Cup Best Quality Mayonnaise (We like Hellmann’s)
1/4 Cup Best Quality TOMATO KETCHUP (We like HEINZ)
- Place both the MAYONAISE and The KETCHUP in a Small glass or ceramic bowl.
2. Mix together with a spoon until both ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.
Congradulations! You have just made your first batch of MayChup. Spread it on Sandwiches, Burgers, and Hotdogs, or use it as a dip. Enjoy!
Daniel Bellino Zwicke
The BADASS COOKBOOK
KFC FRIED CHICKEN
SHAKE SHACK BURGER
BADASS BBQ SAUCE
PRIZE WINNING CHILI
and More …
HELLMANN’S REAL MAYONNAISE
Today is Thursday April 5th 2018, and my second time at Grounded Coffee Cafe on Jane Street in Greenwich Village, New York. My second trip in 2 days and certainly not my last, as for sure I will come here many more times. This is a great little cafe in a World were cafeshave become few and far between. Well in New York anyway. And to be more specific, in Manhattan and downtown in Greenwich Village, a place that should have many wonderful cafes in each and every part of this wonderful neighborhood that we call The Village.
For many years, the only cafes in the whole of Manhattan were more or less in just two spots. Those two placces being Little Italy and Greeniwch Village where you had Caffe Dante, Caffe Reggio , Caffe Borgia, Caffe Vivaldi and others. Did you notice that these places are caffes spelled with tow F’s and not one as most people know as in cafe. Two ffs is the Italian way to spell Caffe and al these caffes mention were of the Italian Variety, not French and not American like this one, Grounded Coffee. Well it’s not even called a cafe, but never-the-less it is, and a very good one at that. Grounded Coffee has eeverything a great cafe needs : # 1 they’ve got Great COFFEE which is and absolute must. Two, the place is comfortable and welcoming and has the kind of vibe a good cafe needs. Three, they place great Music, which helps to make the great vibe. Four they have cool people, both the Employees and the customers made of the usual cafe sprinkling of students, writers, artist, and ordinary people who love good Coffee or Tea, and being out in cafes, whether on their own ; reading, writing, surfing the Net, or simply just hanging out, relaxing and enjoying their cafe beverage of choice. And number 5, in this day and age (Now 2018) Free and good Wifi.
Grounded Coffee has been open since 2004 and me being the Cafe-Hound that I am, I can’t beleive it took me so long to find this place. I came across the place one night walking around the Village. I just peeked my head in to chceck it out to see if it was the kind of Cafe that I like and if I would want to come back. It was. It is. About a week ago I thought about it when I wanted to go to a cafe one night and didn’t want to go to one of my usual places but was hankering for something new. I thought about Grounded and wanted to go there, but couldn’t remember exactlt where it was and didn’t feel like walking around aimlessly for 20 minutes or so, so I didn’t even give it a shot. Two nights ago on my way over to Western Beef to buy some Sweet Italian Sausages for my Sauce, I just happened to pass by, a boy I was happy I did. I had plenty of time to get over to the grocery store so I decided to pop into Grounded and have a Coffee and finally check out the scene in this good old cafe. Well it was wonderful. The cafe was nice and relaxing, they played Great Music (Great CLASSIC ROCK), like The ROLLING STONES, and the vibe was nice. Speaking of the Vibe, it was the sort of Hippy-ish with its numerous Ceiling Fans, many potted and hanging Plants, Mix & Match Furniture, and Art Students Paintings hanging on the walls. It was Love at First Sight. I ended up staying 2 and a half hours before heading out to get my Sausage & Tomatoes for the SAUCE .
So, anyway, that’s it for now. Plain and simple, Grounded Coffee is a Great Cafe and a gift to the neighborhood of Greenwich Village and the People of NEW YORK and the many tourist who visit our Great City.
I Thank You, The PEOPLE of GRANDED COFFEE ,
Daniel Bellino Zwicke
They Play GREAT MUSIC
Mostly CLASSIC ROCK :
“I LOVE IT” !!!
Today’s Set List :
SWEET – YOU LOVE IS LIKE OXYGEN
FREE RIDE by Grand Funck Railroad
The ROLLING STONES – Gimme Shelter
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
PINBALL WIZARD –
PINK FLOYD DARK SIDE of THE MOON
STEPPINWOLF “MAGIC CARPET RIDE”
MARK BOLAN “GET IT ON BANGA GONG”
JEFFERSON AIRPLANE “DON’T YOU WANT SOMEBODY TO LOVE” ?
and Much MORE …
The late great JOSH OZERSKY once proclaimed The BURGER at Raouls’ French Bistro on Prince Street in Soho, New York “America’s Best Burger.” Well, the Burger is pretty Dam Good but we don’t think we’d proclaim it the Best in America. Maybe among America’s Best, but we’d not say America’s Single # 1 Best Burger in the USA. We loved Josh, we miss him and his wonderfully unique style and utter enthusiasm, and that when he loved something, he call it “New York’s Best,” or America’s Best as in the case for Josh’s love for the Burger at Raoul’s of which just 12 are made per night.
We highly respect Josh and his decision, and Josh was usually right or not far off the mark, so we’ll call The Burger at Raoul’s one of New York’s Best, or one of America’s most wonderful Burgers, just not the single best.
A Night at RAOUL’S
REMEMBERING JOSH OZERSKY
The BADASS COOKBOOK
Learn The Secrets
to a GREAT BURGER
And How to Make The PERFECT STEAK
With TOMASO PEPITONE (L) Robert D and MYSELF (R)
SLOW WINE NEW YORK 2018
Long One of The World’s Great BAROLO HOUSES
They Did Not Disappoint
Antica Casa Scarpa
The House of ANTICA CASA SCARPA was for me the overall winner as far as having the Best Selection on their table. It was Amazing, starting with : Barbera d Asti “La Bogliona” , a wonderful Brachetto Secco (Dry Brachetto) and the undisputed Winner of The Event, The Barbaresco Casa Scarpa 1989 was Kick Ass and probably the Best Wine I’ve Had so far this year (2018). I really enjoyed the tasting at this table, it was superb.
Ran into my Old Buddy ALEX at EATALY
Alex and I Opened DEL POSTO Back in 2006
ALEX was a Valued SOUS CHEF and BANQUET CHEF
While I was The MANAGER of The ENOTECA at DEL POSTO
We Worked Dam Hard and Had Fun Working Together along
with The Great MARK LADNER who was The EXECUTIVE CHEF
at DEL POSTO
The BUSSIATTA PASTA con SALSICCIA e RAPINI made by Alex and his team and was out of this World. So good that I had 5 portions over the course of 5 hours, along with , #ProsciuttoDiParma MORTADELLA , PECORINO , and SALAMI and GORGONZOLA . “I kept going back to the Bussiatta.” Awesome !!!
BAROLO “CANNUBI” BARALE FRATELLI 2013
This BAROLO was Awesome and one of my favorites of the Event. Quite Delicious and perfectly in balance, this was Text Book Barolo at its Best. Bravo Barale Fratelli, you’ve done a great job with this one.