Thursday, September 16, 2021

PJ Clarkes Old New York Bar

 





PJ CLARKE'S SALOON

by Bellino



"ONE of FRANK SINATRA'S FAVORITE JOINTS"


Are you a True Downtowner who has found themselves for one reason or another has found themselves on the Upper East Side and needed a good place to have a drink and grab a good Burger. You need a good joint, not a obnoxious Sports Bar with 20 annoying Flat Screen TVs. You’re not from BumFu_k Iowa, so Applebee’s or Tj McFunsters just won’t do. You’re a Downtowner, you need a inexpensive, unpretentious, non-contrived place with a Cool Vibe. Well for years now, my Go-To all-around place on the Upper East Side (for the Rare Times I’m in that neighborhood) is without question PJ Clarke’s. The ambiance is beyond compare, wonderfully well worn, charming, and awash in History.

PJ Clarke’s was one of Sinatra’s Favorites along with the 21 Club, Jilly’s and Patsy’s on 56th Street. And speaking of Sinatra who recorded a wonderful version of “One For My Baby” which was written at PJ Clarke’s on a Cocktail Napkin by the great Johnny Mercer in 1941.
When I go to PJ Clarke’s, I’m thinking of a Burger, a Beer, and an order of Onion Rings. With all the rage of Burger’s these days, PJ Clarke’s has been serving one of New York’s tastiest Burgers for close to a Hundred Years. Even Jackie Kennedy loved PJ Clarke Burgers and ate them often. And Nat King Cole Proclaimed after eating a tasty Bacon Cheeseburger that it was the Cadillac of Burgers. “You know Nat, I agree.” And combined with the wonderful ambiance, History, and allure of the place, PJ Clarke’s just ca not be beat. Try it!



by Daniel Bellino Zwicke








Francis Albert Sinatra








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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

John Travolta Eats Pizza NY

 




JOHN TRAVOLTA Eats PIZZA

"SARURDAY NIGHT FEVER"

by BELLINO


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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

McSorleys Old Ale House

 

McSORLEY'S

SINCE  1854

One of New York & AMerica's Oldest Bars





McSorley's Old Ale House

New York


McSorley's Old Ale House, generally known as McSorley's, is the oldest Irish Saloon 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, admitting women only 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.

McSorley's is considered to be one of the longest continuously operating ale houses in the city due to the fact that during Prohibition it served a "near beer" with too little alcohol to be illegal. In 2005, New York magazine considered McSorley's to be one of New York City's "Top 5 Historic Bars"


Who drank there? Since 1854, McSorley's has seen many luminaries walk through its doors for a Liverwurst Sandwich and a couple mugs of Ale. Who? None other than Abraham Lincoln had a couple ales at McSorley's after he made his famous Cooper Union Speech just a few feet from the bar. Lincoln was not the only President who drank at McSorley's both Teedy Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, as well as Civil War General and 18th President of The United States, Ulysses S. Grant drank a couple pints at McSorley's as well.


The writer EE Cummings and artist John Sloan who did a couple monumental paintins of McSorley's were known to frequent the bar also. 






McSORLEY'S






McSorley's 1937

Women were not permited inside McSorley's until a court order in 1970.








McSorley's Old Ale House

East 7th Street, New York NY








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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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Thursday, August 26, 2021

In Memory of Charlie Watts


In MEMORY of CHALRIE WATTS

We'll All Miss You Dear Charlie




Charlie Watts

1941 - 2021


We, here at New York Foodie were big fans of the late great Rolling Stones fine drummer,
Mr. Charles Watts of England. We are sadly moved by his recent passing and we wish to extend our heart felt deepest condolenses to Charlie's family, to his friends, and the band members of The Rolling Stones.


Rest Well Dear Charlie. You will be greatly missed, never forgotten, and remembered for being a gentleman
and the beat behind The Greatest Rock N' Roll Band of all-time, The Rolling Stones.

God Bless,

Danie BZ

Editor New York Foodie