Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Burgers Bone Marrow Steaks Minetta

 

My Latest Photo of Minetta Tavern

Macdougal Street

Greenwich Village , New York

 
Photo DANIEL BELLINO ZWICKE
 

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

McSorleys Ale House NewYork

McSORLEY'S
OLD ALE HOUSE
When it opened, the saloon was originally called "The Old House at Home". McSorley's has long claimed that it opened its doors in 1854; however, historical research has shown that the site was a vacant lot from 1860 to 1861.
The evidence for the 1854 date was considerable, but second-hand. A document at the Museum of the City of New York from 1904, in founder John McSorley's hand, declares it was established in 1854, and a New York Tribune article from 1895 states it "has stood for 40 years. . . " a short distance from Cooper Union.[citation needed] A 1913 article in Harper's Weekly declares that "This famous saloon ... is sixty years old."
 
McSorley's Old Ale House, generally known as McSorley's, is the oldest "Irish" tavern in New York City. Opened in the mid-19th century at 15 East 7th Street, in today's East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, it was one of the last of the "Men Only" pubs, only admitting women after legally being forced to do so in 1970.
The aged artwork, newspaper articles covering the walls, sawdust floors, and the Irish waiters and bartenders give McSorley's an atmosphere reminiscent of "Olde New York." No piece of memorabilia has been removed from the walls since 1910, and there are many items of "historical" paraphernalia in the bar, such as Houdini's handcuffs, which are connected to the bar rail. There are also wishbones hanging above the bar; supposedly they were hung there by boys going off to World War I, to be removed when they returned, so the wishbones that are left are from those who never returned.
Two of McSorley's mottos are "Be Good or Be Gone", and "We were here before you were born". Prior to the 1970 ruling, the motto was "Good Ale, Raw Onions and No Ladies"; the raw onions can still be had as part of McSorley's cheese platter.
In 2017 McSorley's added Feltman's of Coney Island Hot Dogs to their menu, the first time the menu was altered in over 50 years. Feltman's owner, Michael Quinn, was a long time employee at McSorley's. During the late 1800s Feltman's Restaurant at Coney Island was a popular destination for the McSorley family.
 
Founding owner John McSorley died in 1910 at the age of 87. In 1936 it was sold by his son Bill to Daniel O’Connell, a retired policeman and longtime customer.  After O'Connell's death three years later, his daughter Dorothy O’Connell Kirwan assumed ownership. Upon her death in 1974 and that of her husband the following year, ownership passed briefly to their son Danny before the present proprietor, Matthew Maher, purchased the bar in 1977.
 
 
 
McSORLEY'S OLD ALE HOUSE
East 7th Street
East Village
NEW YORK , NY
NOTABLE PATRONS
 
Notable people who have visited McSorley's include Abraham LincolnUlysses S. GrantTeddy RooseveltPeter CooperBoss Tweed, and Woody Guthrie. Literary figures like Hunter S. Thompson,  LeRoi Jones, Gilbert SorrentinoDustin Hoffman, and George Jean Nathan.
In his 1923 poem "i was sitting in mcsorley's," poet E. E. Cummings described McSorley's as "the ale which never lets you grow old."He also described the bar as "snug and evil." McSorley's was the focus of several articles by New Yorker author Joseph Mitchell. One collection of his stories was entitled McSorley's Wonderful Saloon (1943). According to Mitchell, the painters John Sloan, George Luks and Stuart Davis were all regulars. Sloan's 1912 painting of the bar is in the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts.  The bar has also been painted by Harry McCormick.
 
After the New York Rangers hockey team won the Stanley Cup in 1994, they took the cup to McSorley's and drank out of it; the resulting dent caused the NHL to take the trophy back for several days for repairs.
 
 
 
 
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Friday, September 28, 2018

Carbone Remembering Rocco Restaurant

 
CARBONE
 
Over The Old ROCCO RESTAURANT SIGN
 
 
GREENWICH VILLAGE NEW YORK
 
 
 
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The Old ROCCO RESTAURANT
 
Now CARBONE
 
Thompson Street
 
Noel, Barbara, and Danny Eat Out
 
At the Favorite OLD-SCHOOL ITALIAN RED SAUCE JOINT
 
Barabra gives her Review of ROCCO'S
 
She just Loved it.
 
 
 
 
 
ROCCO RESTAURANT SIGN
 
When ROCCO'S was ROCCO'S
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUNDAY SAUCE
 
Learn How to Make All
 
The GREAY OLD SCHOOL ITALIAN DISHES
 
Once Served at ROCCO'S and Many Old Joints Like It
 
MANY, Like RCOO'S are Now Sadly Gone
 
 
BAKED CLAMS
 
CHICKEN PARM
 
SPAGHETTI MEATBALLS
 
SUNDAY SAUCE
 
BRACIOLE
 
 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Celebrities Eating NewYork 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 and ???



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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
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 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







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THE DUDE ABIDES



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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

DBZ is Back at Greenwich Village Italian and ...

MePiazzaPopoloROME

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

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Pizza Night in Jersey

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Pizza Town
Route 46 , Garfield , New Jersey
 
"The First Place I ever had a Calzone!"
 
 
 
  My first memories of PIZZA were from Bella Pizza in East Rutherford, New Jersey. I was a young boy and this Pizzeria just opened on Park Avenue. It was a standard Pizzeria like many others found all over the New York-New Jersey metro area, serving solid pizza just the way the locals like it. The pizza was of a high standard as all the pizza must be if you’re going to make and sell Pizza in the heavily Italian-Populated New York and New Jersey areas. A large pie which you just ordered as a Pizza, the one that is known as Pizza Margherita in Italy is made of the pizza dough topped with tomato sauce, Mozzarella Cheese, salt, pepper, and a little olive oil. Basta!    The Pizza in America are much larger than those made in Italy and are cut into 8 triangular slices and are enough for 2 or 3 people to eat, or even four if you’re not that hungry or sharing a Pizza just as a snack in-between meals. I can still remember the price of the pizza at Bella Pizza in East Rutherford back in the 60s a whole pie cost just $1.50 and a slice was .20 cents. So if you wanted what they call in Napoli and all over Italy the Pizza Margherita, you just simply ordered a Pizza, or a Cheese Pie, or simply a Pie, meaning it was with Tomato, Mozzarella , and Basil and no other toppings. And if you wanted extra toppings, you just say a Pepperoni Pie, or half mushroom half pepperoni, or a Sausage Pie or whatever. That’s the way it was and more or less still is with ordering Pizza at your standard pizzeria. Nowadays most pizza cost between $2.25 and $2.75 a slice and about $16.00 to $20 and even more for a whole plain pie.    Anyway, as most kids did and do, we loved eating pizza, and on most Friday nights it was Pizza Night for many families in Jersey. Mom didn’t want to cook that night, the kids loved getting pizza and looked forward to it as a special treat on Friday nights, as we knew it as Pizza Night and we just loved it. We’d have pizza, Coca-Cola and some sort of sweets, a cake or Ice Cream for desserts after we ate our Pizza. Yes Friday Night Pizza was always a much loved treat as a child growing up in Jersey in the 1960s and 70s. We’d listen to WABC Radio and Top 20 Hits, R&B, and Rock-N-Roll and all was fine in the World, we had all that we needed. How I miss those sweet days of youth and a simpler time than today. Back then you had everything you needed in life. We had Radio and TV and we still do today. We had Cars that were beautiful unlike some of the ugly ones of today. We had the Telephone, no cel phones or internet, we didn’t need them. We all had a Football, a Basketball, a Baseball Bat, Baseball, and Glove to play Baseball, Basketball, and Football as all healthy American boys did back then. We didn’t have Video Games but we had Aurora Racing Car sets, maybe Electric Trains, and wonderful Board Games like; Monopoly, Candyland, Chess, Checkers, Stratego, and Battle Ship. And one of the most wonderful things we had back then in the 60s & 70s was great music unlike the Crap they call music today, we had Great Top 100 Hits, wonderful R&B sounds of Motown and The Philly Sound, we had The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Rock-N-Roll, what do the kids have for music today? Sadly, just Crap Rap and the other garbage they think is music. Yes it’s quite sad what has happened to music in the past 20 years. But yes we had everything we needed; Radio, TV, cars, a stereo, Sports, great music to listen to, and Pizza, we always had Pizza, we still do.    Well sorry, I got off topic, but it’s all part of the story you see. In Italy when it comes to Pizza it’s a bit different than the way Pizza is done in America. Pizza was born in Napoli where it is revered into a high religion and is to made just so. The Pizza is much smaller and is made for one and they do not make slices unless you are in Rome or other parts of Italy where they make Pizza that is made in large pans ahead of time and then cut into squares and heated up when a customer orders some. That’s Pizza Taglio, and most Pizza made in Italy is Neapolitan Pizza that is made to order. As we’ve said they are individual sized (about 12” round) for one person and made to order and are cooked in hot wood burning ovens to strict standardized specifications. A Pizza Margherita made in the true Neapolitan fashion is made with fresh tomato puree, olive oil, salt, fresh garlic, basil, and mozzarella placed on top, then the pizza cooks in the hot wood burning oven, and is ready in just about 4-5 minutes. Pizza Margherita was created by Raffaella Esposito in 1889 where he was working at Pizzeria di Pietro. He made the Pizza and named it in honor of Queen Margherita of Savoy who was visiting Naples (Napoli) at the time. American Pizza on the other hand is made with a cooked sauce and we tend to put more sauce and cheese than they do in Italy .    Now, my own experience eating Pizza in Italy. Well the first pizza I first had in Italy was Pizza Taglio (pan Pizza) and not the Classic Neapolitan Pizza, which is by far the dominant pizza in all Italy, and though there is Pizza Taglio which is sold in square slices, it’s a mere fraction as far as its presence goes, which is just about 1% of all Pizza consumed in Italy is Pizza Taglio, the rest being classic Neapolitan. Anyway, there’s very good pizzeria that makes Pan Pizza close to the train station in Rome. Like other pizzerias that make Pizza Taglio in Italy, there’s an array of different pizzas with different toppings that are already made and are laid out before you. You choose which type of pizza you’d like, tell them the size you want, they cut it and weight it to determine the price by weigh. Yes the pizza is a bit different in America, but it’s dammed good, and America makes the world’s best pizza outside of Italy. And as far as Pizza goes in America, everyone knows that the best Pizza in the country is made in New York, and especially in Brooklyn with great shrines to Pizza in the form of; Tottono’s in Coney Island, Grimaldi’s, and DiFara Pizza by Pizza Maestro Dom DeMarco. Then you’ve got John’s on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village and the first Pizzeria ever to exist in the United States Lombardi’s on Prince Street, established in 1905.    Anyway, enough with the technicalities of Pizza, sometimes things are analyzed too much, just eat it and enjoy. We loved eating Pizza on Pizza Night or any time of the week when we were lucky enough to get it. And there is one particular time that I always remember. We went on a trip with our local church to the big beautiful Riverside Cathedral in New York one time, and it was a very special trip. When we came home, the Priest and other church officials made a little Pizza Party for us in the church basement. They ordered a bunch of Pizzas for all the kids (Grownups too) and it was a very special thing for us, as pizza always was and even so to this day. Yes there’s nothing like when you’re a child and they have a Pizza Party for you, we just loved it. And so these are my memories of Pizza.   Excerpted From "MANGIA ITALIANO" Memories of Italian Food        by Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
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Typical Large Pie for PIZZA NIGHT in The 60s
 
 
 
 
Read about PIZZA NIGHT , CANNOLIS, PROVOLONE, MEATBALLS, 
Growing Up Italian in America, Italian Food, Italy, and more, 
in best selling author Daniel Bellino-Zwicke's 
latest book, Mangia Italiano - Memories of Italian Food.
 
 
     
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MANGIA ITALIANO !
 
The Latest From Daniel Bellino "Z"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Feast Seven Fish Italian Christmas Cookbook Recipes






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Sonny "  "What the Hell is this?" !!!!


Clemenza :   "It's a Siciian Message ... It means Luca Brasi swims with the Fish"




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SONNY CORLEONE Gets a SICILIAN MESSAGE
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A SICILIAN MESSAGE

"LUCA BRASI SWIMS With The FISH"




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The GODFATHER by SICILIAN-AMERICAN Writeer MARIO PUZO
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Starring :  AL PACINO
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Learn How to Make The FEAST of 7 FISH
For CHRISTMAS This YEAR !

"EVERYTHING You Ever Wanted to Know About The FEAST of The 7 FISHES  but was AFRAID to Ask"


"ISN'T IT TIME YOU MADE IT" ????







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