An Innocent Batali is Exonerated

 
Celebrity Chef MARIO BATALI
 
 
 
Celebrity Chef Mario Batali has been Exonerated of all Sexual Harassment Charges. Three investigations into sexual assault allegations against the celebrity chef Mario Batali have been closed because detectives could not find enough evidence to make an arrest, a New York Police Department official said Tuesday.
Three women had come forward to report that Mr. Batali sexually assaulted them years earlier at two Manhattan restaurants where he was an owner or an investor. In all three cases, the victims said they had been drinking and could not fully remember what had happened.
Charges could not be brought in two of the cases because they were beyond the New York State statute of limitations, which was lifted in 2006 but not made retroactive. Those investigations were closed sometime last summer, according to the official, who spoke on the condition of remaining anonymous as the official is not authorized to discuss the cases.
Prosecutors could not bring charges in the 3rd case because cold-case detectives in the Special Victims Division were unable to find enough evidence to prove that a crime had occurred. The case was closed in August 2018 , the official said.
 
The third woman claimed that she was raped 8 or 9 years ago after visiting the Spotted Pig Restaurant in Greenwich Village where Batali was an investor. The woman said that she had been drinking, and the next thing she recalled was waking up in the restaurant’s third-floor V.I.P. space, the infamous room that some of the employees dubbed The Rape Room.
“She couldn’t put the pieces together,” A New York City Police official said, “She couldn’t put the pieces together,” of her allegations. The police official also said, “Something happened to that victim in that room, but we don’t know if it’s criminal or not.”
Although the statute of limitations prevented Mr. Batali from being charged in the two earlier cases, prosecutors could have tried to use them in the third case as evidence of a pattern of sexual misconduct.
Mr. Batali is not completely off the hook; the cases could be reopened if more evidence emerges, the police official said. The New York City Police Department said Tuesday that it declines comment on details of any particular investigation.
 
 
Now, as this country (America) is supposed t be a just one, let’s hope that the media spends as much time reporting the Exoneration of all Allegations against Mr. Batali. He has not been found guilty or even been charged of any criminal activity, yet his reputation and career have been Ruined, unjustly so. Isn’t a person supposed to be Innocent until proven Guilty in The United States of America? Mario Batali has already been humiliated and persecuted in front of the entire World and especially in America, though he has committed No Crime., his reputation has been tarnished, and it is unlikely that though he has not been convicted of any crime at all, or even been charged, he has suffered greatly in the Court of Public Opinion. Is this just? We think not.
 
After these Sexual Harassment Allegations against Mario Batali, Mr. Batali was immediately fired by ABC from the show The CHEW where he was one of the hosts, Batali was humiliated in front of the World, and forced to remove himself from being present in any of his restaurants of which Batali, his talents and personality was the primary reason for the huge sucess of the Batali Bastianich Restaurant Empire who also own Eataly in New York, as well as restaurant around the country. Mario Batali has not been convicted of any crimes or even charged with any, yet he has beem Prosecuted in front of the general public of The United States of America, and the World. Batali has been exonerated by the New York City Police Department and the New York City Prosecutor, yet he has been ruined. Is this fare?
 
 
Question? Will Mario get a 2nd Chance?
 

DBZ is Back at New York Foodie

 

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Me in ROME

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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

Update :  Yes, I posted this a few months back, when I figured out my new password and got back into my WordPress Dashboard, enabling me to get back to writing and posting on all my Websites. Thanks for thee support.

NEWS :

POSITANO , my new book is coming soon. I haven’t pulled the trigger on publishing it, as it took me longer than I thought, and now I’ll be going to Positano and the Amalfi Coast soon, so I figured I’m going to get more material, so I’ve held off. Not sure when I will release the book for publication. It might be September or October, we’ll see. For now, you can visit my  website on Positano, Naples, and the Amalfi Coast at POSITANO-AMALFI-COAST.com    or Daniel-Bellino-Zwicke.com

 

Thanks,

Daniel

 

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POSITANO

The AMALFI COAST

COMING EVENTUALLY !

 

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KFC Fried Chicken Secret Reccipe

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Making Your Own KFC KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN at HOME

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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.”

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The Corner Bistro

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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.

The Shake Shack Burgers elements that make it so good, are: Top Quality Beef, Just the right size and thickness, not too thin nor too thick, which unfortunately many think makes a burger is better, the thicker it is. Not so. A 6 oz., 3/4″ Burger is Best and it has to be cooked on a Flat-Top Grill cooking in its own fat to qualify amongst the best. Cooking on a grated grill, just won’t do. You’ll often get terribly overcooked hard spots, losing all important beef fat for the burger to cook in. You’ll need a good hamburger bun, toasted preferred, not too fancy, and a major No-No is the use of an English Muffin. Though i Love them for breakfast, English Muffins are a terrible choice, pairing to a Burger. the Burger has to be properly cooked
And one of thee most important rules to a great Burger, it can’t cost more than $6.50, and about $4.50 is even better. The Shake Shake burger meets all these requirements, even exceeding them.
   

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.




by Daniel Bellino Zwicke



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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

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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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ROCK N ROLL With Your COFFEE

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As There are Numerous NUDES hanging on The CAFE WALLS
 
 
 

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.

 
 
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“They Don’t Play any CRAP RAP Music at GROUNDED. Just Good Old ROCK ROLL Like The ROLLING STONES, AEROSMITH, The WHO, The DOORS, and more.”
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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
DONOVAN “LOLA”

PINBALL WIZARD – 



The WHO

PINK FLOYD DARK SIDE of THE MOON


LED ZEPPELIN

JIM MORRISON

The DOORS



STEPPINWOLF “MAGIC CARPET RIDE”

MARK BOLAN “GET IT ON BANGA GONG” 

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE “DON’T YOU WANT SOMEBODY TO LOVE” ?

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