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DBZ is Back at New York Foodie

 

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Me in ROME

2018

 

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 . 

I also started a new site for Positano , and The Amalfi Coast . Please stay tuned, I will start posting again on all these sites.

Thanks,

Daniel

Remembering ANTHONY BORDAIN

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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

Make Your Own MayoChup Secret Recipe

MayoChup

 

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LEARN HOW to MAKE YOUR OWN  “2018’s HOTTEST NEW THING”

 

MAYOCHUP RECIPE :

INGREDIENTS :

1/4 Cup Best Quality Mayonnaise (We like Hellmann’s)

1/4 Cup Best Quality TOMATO KETCHUP (We like HEINZ)

 

Directions :

  1. 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

 

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The BADASS COOKBOOK

SECRET RECIPES

KFC FRIED CHICKEN

SHAKE SHACK BURGER

BADASS BBQ SAUCE

PRIZE WINNING CHILI

and More …

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HELLMANN’S REAL MAYONNAISE

The BEST

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Slow Italian Wine Eataly NewYork

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With TOMASO PEPITONE (L) Robert D and MYSELF (R)

SLOW WINE NEW YORK 2018

EATALY DOWNTOWN

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BORGOGNO

Long One of The World’s Great BAROLO HOUSES

They Did Not Disappoint 

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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.

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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

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BUSSIATTA

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 !!!

RECIPE

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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.

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SLOW WINE TOUR NEW YORK 2018
 
 
EATALY DOWNTOWN
 
March 1 , 2018
 
 
NEW YORK
 
“GOING to The Most IMPORTANT ITALIAN WINE TASTING of The YEAR Today”
TRE BICCHIERI 2018
NEW YORK , NY 
 
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The PRICES at EATALY are EXTRA EXPENSIVE
and Way TOO HIGH !!!
For MUCH BETTER VALUE “SHOP YOU LOCAL MARKETS”
We SUGGEST DePALO’S on GRAND STREET in LITTLE ITALY
FAICCO’S on BLEECKER STREET and in BROOKLYN
or RUSSO’S on East 11th STREET, East Village, NEW YORK
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 SUNDAY SAUCE
DANIEL BELLINO ZWICKE
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Old School New York Butcher Shops

 

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PINO PRIME MEATS
Sullivan Street , GREENWICH VILLAGE , New York
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Pino’s Italian Butcher Shop
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Pino is the proprietor of Pino’s Prime Meats, a butcher shop on Sullivan Street in lower Manhattan. Pino’s establishment, with its hand-lettered signs and 19th-century fixtures, is a little piece of old New York, and sometimes it feels like a little piece of the Old World, too, as friends passing by the door sing out “Ciao, Pino!” (More Italian is spoken at Pino’s than in certain quarters of Florence or Venice.) Pino has been carving up sheep, pigs and cattle since he was a teenager in the Sicilian town of Castrofilippo, and you might say that meat is in his blood. When I asked him about his family, this was his answer: “My grandfather was a butcher. My father was a butcher. My brothers are butchers. My brother-in-law. My sister-in-law. My nephew and my other nephew—butchers. My son is a butcher.” And I, fool that I am, thought I could spend an afternoon at Pino’s side and learn how to take apart a steer. I might as well have tried to master rocket science by watching an episode of Lost in Space.
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Picture of AL PACINO in CORLEONE SICILY
The GODFATHER
The SOPRANOS as Well
In the window at PINO’S
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To watch Pino in action is to see an uncanny blend of brute strength and magic. With an unerring pass of his knife, he separates a thick layer of fat from the ribs as easily as if he were cutting a deck of cards. Moments earlier, though, when he took a hacksaw to those ribs, he leaned into it with a force that made me understand why he’d spent the morning in physical therapy. His shoulder has been bothering him since December, when night after night he stayed up late, sawing through bones to meet 182 orders for Christmas roasts.
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FLORENCE PRIME MEATS
ITALIAN BUTCHER SHOP
Jones Street GREENWICH VILLAGE , NEW YORK
“HOME of The NEWPORT STEAK”
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Our THREE NEWPORTS From FLORENCE MEAT MARKET,  GREENWICH VILLAGE
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A piece of Tri-Tip Sirloin in one piece didn’t sell well in Jack Obaldi’s butcher shop so Jack cut the Tri-Tip Sirloin into 3-4 individual Steaks from the one triangular cut of beef .. He named the Steak after the Nike-like logo on a box of Newport Cigarettes and the rest is history as they say .. Florence Prime Meat Market is still open on Jones Street in Greenwich Village and that’s where I get my Newports, either there or at Pino’s Prime Meats on Sullivan Street which cuts a Great Newport and makes tasty home-made Italian Sausages as well .. Pino’s is great, but I prefer and give an edge to Florence Market as they are the originator of the Newport and they look of the shop is much “Cooler” with all its original old fixtures … 
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Inside Florence Italian Butcher Shop with all its original equipment and decor.
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ALBANESE MEAT MARKET 
 
Elizabeth Street ..NEW YORK  NY
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OLD SCHOOL ITALIAN BUTCHER
Where Catherine Scorsese Shopped for Meat
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ALBANESE MEAT MARKET SCORSESE FAMILY BUTCHERS
Across the street from The Scorsese Family apartment on Elizabeth Street, Little Italy       New York was the Scorsese family Butcher.
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GRANDMA BELLINO’S SICILIAN COOKBOOK

RECIPES FROM MY SICILIAN NONNA

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FAICCO’S PORK STORE / ITALIAN BUTCHER

Bleecker Street , GREENWICH VILLAGE

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Fresh Italian Sausages and House-Made Sopresseta are Famous at FAICCO’S

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Great Italian Sandwiches Too !!!


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SUNDAY SAUCE

WHEN ITALIAN AMERICANS COOK


INSIDE




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ALBANESE BUTCHER SHOP


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The Albanese Meats and Poultry Market had its humble beginning in New York City’s famous “Little Italy” in 1923.

Started by Moe-the-Butcher’s father and mother, Vincenzo and Mariannina (Mary), the Albanese Family has been serving the very finest meats and poultry for nearly 85 years.

In a part of the city overrun with butchers, pork stores, and Italian deli’s, Albanese Meats and Poultry distinguished itself by catering to their customers and exclusively serving many of the specialty meats and holiday favorites desired by the mostly Italian immigrant community at that time.

Then in the early 50’s, Moe, after finishing college, joined the family business, as the success of the store on Elizabeth Street allowed them to expand their footprint on the Lower East Side with another store near the Williamsburg Bridge.

With his father close by his side, this is where Moe learned the trade and honed his skills as a Master Butcher- excelling in the art of skinning and butchering while formulating a keen eye for buying only the finest cuts of meat.

Then with the untimely passing of Vincenzo in 1954, the new shop was closed and Moe put aside his aspirations of attending medical school to join his mother on Elizabeth Street. He’s been there ever since.

Mary and Moe worked together on Elizabeth Street for nearly 50 years until her passing at the age of 97 in 2002. Now, Moe carries on the business and the great family tradition- serving only the finest cuts of meat with the same enjoyment and enthusiasm as the old days.



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The LOBEL’S of LOBEL’S PRIME MEATS

Better Have a THICK WALLET THOUGH

A PORTERHOUSE STEAK will set you back $120 or More at Lobel’s

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A LOBEL’S PORTERHOUSE STEAK

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Ottomanelli & Sons

Italian Butcher Shop that specializes in WILD GAME as Well as STEAKS and all the Usual Suspects … BLEECKER STREET GREENWICH VILLAGE , NEW YORK

 

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THE RAGU BOLOGNESE COOKBOOK
 
by DANNY BOLOGNESE
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PICTURE of SINATRA
 
with TONY
 
owner of The Marechiare Bar
 
aka TONY’S NUTHOUSE
 
on MULBERRY STREET
 
Now it’s The MULBERRY STREET BAR
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Best Burgers in NewYork

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SCHNIPPER’S Is # 1
This is The # 1 BEST BURGER in NEW YORK
SCHNIPPER CHEESEBURGER

 

 

 

 

JG MELON
Upper East Side Manhattan
 
 
JG MELON BURGER ROCK at SECOND BEST
 
“Some Would Say First. Even Me”
 
 
 
SHAKE SHACK BURGER # 3
 
“MANY SAY IT’S THE BEST”
 
We Wouldn’t Disagree, But You Gotta Pick Some Kind
of Order .. Everyone Has Their Own Choices, and These Are Ours
“GUESS WHAT? We LOVE THEM ALL, and FEEL THEY’RE 
ALL # 1 The BEST, or DAM CLOSE To IT” !!!
 
 
The LUGER BURGER at PETER LUGER
The WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS STEAK HOUSE
Is a STEAL at Just $11.95
GET With THEIR FAMOUS BACON
“IT ROCKS” !!!
 
 
THE LUGER BURGER
With LUGER BACON & CHEESE
 
“DAM THAT BABY Is TASTY” !!!
 
 
 
 
 
photo DANIEL BELLINO-ZWICKE
 
MINETTA TAVERN
 
GREENWICH VILLAGE NEW YORK
 
MINETTA BURGER
 
TAKE The “MINETTA BURGER Over The
More Famous BLACK LABEK BURGER …
 
“IT’S BETTER” !!!
The MINETTA BURGER TAHT IS !!!
 
And IT’S CHEAPER To BOOT !!!
 
“TRUST Us On THIS ONE” !!!
 
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NEW YORK’S 5 BEST BURGERS
 
1.  SCHNIPPER’S
2.  JG MELON
3.  SHAKE SHACK
4.  PETER LUGER
5.  MINETTA TAVERN
 
 
New York’s 5 Best Burgers? Wow! Who are they? Who right? Who’s Not? Yes, it’s not easy, and who’s to say who is the best, who’s not, and that they are thee authority and decider of who is # 1 and Who’s Not? Well, there are any number of people, magazines, newspapers, and other intitties doing articles, stories and what-not on the Best Burger or Best Burgers in town and around the country. It’s a big and popular subject.
Well, this is just ours. Not seeing that his is the definative list and list to end all. It’s just ours. And of these 5, we ourselves what put any number at the Top of The Heep, they’re all great burgers.
 
THE SKINNY On EACH
 
SCHNIPPERS
 
Schnippers is awesome. They came on the scene a couple years ago. They didn’t make all that much of a splash in the first year or year 1/2, but now? They’ve Splashed, and in quite a big way. They just opened their 3rd location in Manhattan and seems like their expansion will lead to any number across the country, alla Shake Shack. Spaeaking of Shake Shack, Schnipper’s opened their first place less than 200 feet from Shake Shacks hugely famous Flagship Burger Joint (and 1st) at Madison Park at 23rd Street and Madison Avenue.
 
Anyway, the Schnipper Burger is awesome. The Schnipper Burger is a classic straight forward burger. It’s 5 ounces, fresh beef (never frozen), cooked to perfection and seasoned perfectly. We love it, and think it taste exactlt as a burger should, with an emphasis on the tasty beef patty.
 
JG MELON
 
JG Melon is one great old institution up on 3rd Avenue at 74th Steet on New York’s Upper East Side. The Melon is a cool classic old school bar, the kind that just can’t be duplicated. Great natural vibe, and un-contived. And guess what? they’ve got one of New York top burgers, if not thee # 1 tops .. Some say, they are the best. Their Burger, and we wouldn’t give them a fight on that. We love em too, and almost picked them for the # 1 spot on our list. What do you think.
 
SHAKE SHACK
 
A Great Burger! Some say the Best. We did too for some time, but we feeel that Schnipper’s has edged them out. Though we wouldn’t gie anyone a hard time if they Shake Shack is # 1 … They’re Buger is Classic, just the right size, seasoned and cooked to beautiful tasty perfection. We just Love Em.
 
 
PETER LUGER
 
The Luger Burger is awesome. It’s quite tasty, and makes our top 5 list for it’s tastieness and the fact that you can go into this Mecca of Steakdom and get a Burger for just 12 Bucks .. But you probably won’t. You gonna want some cheese on that $1.50 and the Bacon ($4.25) is a “Must Have” at Lugers. If you go for Fries (Only $1.95), your burgers gonna cost you about $19.00
But hey, “It Peter Luger” and that’s a bargain. 
You can only get The Luger Burger at Lunch, and we just love hopping over the Williamsburg Bridge every 2 or 3 months to get one. You will too.
 
MINETTA TAVERN
 
You can’t beat the ambiance and History of Minetta Tavern .. This Historical Old Greenwich Village Haunt is cool as can be. And you’ll feel you are too once and if you secure a seat inside. The master of the restaurant business in New York, Keith McNally rescued this great old joint, spruced it up just a bit, retaining its wonderful orignal decor, placed a couple great chefs at the helm and opened her up to rave reviews. The menu is French Bistro Steak House, with big juicy Steaks, Bistro Classics, and a pair of New York’s Hottest and most loved burgers; The Famed Black Label Burger ($24.00) and The Minetta Burger ($16.00) .. The Black Label Burger is by far the most famous of the two, made with the Black Label Blend of Dry Aged Beef from famed New York Butcher Pat La Freida .. Dry Aged Beef may be great for Steaks, such as the ones so famous at Peter Luger and Minetta Tavern, but we feel that this beef doesn’t translate so well to Burgers … We prefer the Minetta Burger. How bout you?
 
 
 
 
 
LEARN How To MAKE The Perfect BURGER
in
GOT ANY KAHLUA?
Its
The BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Celebrities Eating Hot Dogs

 

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The BAMBINO

BABE RUTH CHOMPS on a HOT DOG

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MARILYN MONROE Eating a HOT DOG in NEW YORK

at UNION SQUARE

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The Late Great

FRANK SINATRA

Back Stage in NEW YORK

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JFK

PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENEDY

Eating a HOT DOG at a BASEBALL GAME

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PRESIDENT OBAMA

at The Local HOTDOG JOINT

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PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON Eating a HOT DOG

No More Though

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NOT YET President DONALD TRUMP Eating a HOT DOG

He JUST LOVES His FAST FOOD

BOY THOSE PRESIDENTS LOVE THEIR HOT DOGS ???

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ELVIS EATS

Not a HOT DOG

But a PEANUBUTTER FRIED BANANA SANDWICH

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The BADASS COOKBOOK

SECRET RECIPES

BURGERS, CHILI DOGS, TACOS & ???

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FIDEL Eats a HOT DOG

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RIPPERS are DEEP FRIED HOT DOGS at RUTTS HUT in NEW JERSEY

WORLDS BEST HOT DOGS

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LEARN HOW to MAKE The DUDES COWBOY CHILI

to MAKE Awesome CHILI DOGS, TACOS, and More …

In GOT ANY KAHLUA ? aka The BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK

by DANIEL ZWICKE

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Dirty Water Dogs ???

ICONIC HOT DOG CART in NEW YORK

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HOT DOG GUYS

at RUTT’S HUT “HOME of The WORLDS BEST HOT DOG”

RIPPERS

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WORLDS BEST HOT DOG

at RUTT’S HUT, Clifton NEW JERSEY

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Coffee Art

of Iconic Greek Coffee Cup

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MARLON BRANDO

BRANDO Drinks COFFEE

CELEBRITIES Drink COFFEE … CLICK HERE

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THE DUDE ABIDES

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