Sunday, July 16, 2017

John Travolta How to EAT New York Pizza

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John Travolta
 
Demonstrates the Proper Way to EAT NEW YORK PIZZA
 
 
 
 
HOW to EAT NEW YORK PIZZA VIDEO
 
 
JOHN TRAVOLTA
 
 
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
 
 
 
LENNY'S PIZZA
 
 
 
 
 
 
OUTRAGE !!!
 
 
HOW NOT to EAT NEW YORK PIZZA !!!
 
 
by NEW YORK MAYOR BILL DeBLASSIO
 
 
SACRILIGE 
 
 
 
 
 
SHAME on YOU BILL !!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUNDAY SAUCE
 
by DANIEL BELLINO "Z"
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BRAVO JOHHNY !!!!
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Friday, July 14, 2017

BRACIOLE

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BRACIOLA

with Pasta





Rolling The Braciole







Watch LINA Making BRACIOLA








Saucing the PASTA

adding BRACIOLA








RECIPE MAMMA DiMAGGIO'S BRACIOLA

That's JOE DiMAGGIO "S MOTHER

RECIPE in SUNDAY SAUCE



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Braciole



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Recipes from My Sicilian Nonna










PASQUALE Makes BRACIOLE

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PIZZA MASTER Dom DeMarco DiFara Pizza

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The MAESTRO DOM DeMARCO at WORK !!!

  Yes," Eating Pizza Made by The Maestro DOM DeMARCO Is a Religious Experience!
 
    Much has been said of the now famed Pizzeria (DiFara Pizza) on Avenue J in Brooklyn, New York the Capital of Thee Best Pizza in the whole United States of America, bar-none, even Manhattan. Brooklyn lays claim to the Top two Pizzerias in the country, the top of the list 1 and 2, number 1, The Best and number 2, the second best. Well no, I don't know if I should put it that way, as it sound s as one is better than the other, which is not ht e case, as they are both equally good, equally Great and equally the Best Pizza and the Best Pizzerias in the United States, though they are are little different than one another. The Pizza at both Totonno's on Neptune Avenue in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York  and Di Fara Pizza on Avenue J in Brooklyn are both otherworldly specimens  of some the Finest Pizza on other and the Undisputed Best Pizza in America.
    Wow, got off on a tangent about both Di Farra and Totonno's when I just intended to talk about Di Fara Pizza, Dom DeMarco the Maestro of Di Fara's and the Religious experience that it is to go there, watch Dominic masterfully make Pizza after glorious Pizza (without the help of anyone else), to watch in awe and anticipation and Salivation til you finally get yours (after about a hour or hour and a half wait), you hold it in your hand like a precious baby, and then to sink your teeth into it, savoring each wondrous bite after the other. "Yes," it is truly a religious experience, that is, if you are a great lover of this wonderful invention, created in Napoli, spread throughout the the Italian Peninsular and then across the Atlantic to America from Italian Immigrants where Gennaro Lombardi opened the First Pizzeria in America on Prince Street in New York City some 100 years ago or so.
    Back to Di Farra and Pizzaiolo Extraordinaire, Mr. Dominic DeMarco. It is Dominic that makes Di Farra what it is, it certainly isn't the Pizzeria itself which is ultra plain and even appalling to some. Mr. DeMarco's pizzas are just about as close to absolute perfection in the Pizza Making World, a world in which New York City excels and has only one rival in Naples, Italy and the whole of Italy itself. Mr. De Marco has the magic touch, with perfect dough, the perfect balance of ingredients, tomato and other ingredient ratio to cheese, and this include Mr. Demarcos judicious use of Olive Oil which is right-on and a little magic touch that whoever complains about it, just does not know there Pizza and Italian Food on a whole. We Italians love our olive oil. And those who complain are unaware that it is a condiment that adds the final last touch to many dishes before they are eaten. Dominic knows this and should not be discourage against his generous use of it by those who do not understand the proper essence of the Italian Table. So please, keep your traps shut, if you don't like it don't eat it, this countries finest examples of the Pizza Art.      And on to the religious experience of Di Fara, Dom DeMarco and the mans artistry with Pizza. There is nothing quite like it in the entire Pizza World. There does not exist, to my knowledge any place in the world that has an elderly man making a hundred plus Pizzas a day in a place that has endless lines, day and night. Pizza that are so perfect, words can not describe  People line up for greatness and artistry, and for a couple of slices of the most marvelous pizza this side of Naples, and to watch this passionate little old man work his heart out, not getting, not allowing anyone else to make a pie at his beloved Pizzeria. The man is elderly. He's worked his whole life. He makes such a magical thing that people line up each and every day to see him and eat one of his many masterpieces. With business like this, he could hire to other Pizzaiolos to help him, doubling or tripling his business and and financial intake. He could hire two guys and make pizza along with them, or sit back and get three guys to do it. At his age, he's entitled to. But know, Dom DeMarco loves what he does, he loves his Pizza, each and every one that passes that counter and into thousands of appreciative hands. The man feels that no one else can make a Pizza the way he does; and wants; he grinds  chunks of Pecorino Romano in an old hand cranked meat grinder and sprinkles on each pie just before serving, along with cutting fresh Basil onto the Pizza at the last moment after Dom's prerequisite drizzling of the Olive Oil giving two different taste and contrast on the same pie, one baked on (Cheese) and one applied at the last moment, devoid of the hot oven heat. Dom guilds the Lilly, so to speak. This is truth, not just a figure of speech.     Yes Dom makes each and every Pizza that goes out or is consume on the spot, at DiFara's. No one else has his skills, his passion and love for the Pizza, thus he does it all himself. And this my friends is the reason that going to Di Fara's to watch Dominic the maestro in action, all by himself while hundreds of people line up every day, waiting an hour and a half to two hours just to get a Pizza (not just any old Pizza mind you). "It's a Religious Experience." Truly! A show and there is nothing like it in the World, Dom DeMarco, a man and his Pizza, America's Best, and something to rival that other World Pizza Capital, Napoli.   Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
     

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DOM

     

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SUNDAY SAUCE

 

by DANIEL BELLINO "Z"

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Rock Star Pizza Guys of Napoli and New York

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The Biggest ROCK STAR PIZZA GUY of Them ALL !!!

DOM DeMARCO

DiFARA PIZZA

BROOKLYN , NEW YORK





ERNEST CACIALLO

Dal PRESIDENTE PIZZERIA

NAPOLI , ITALY

PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON Ate PIZZA Here !!!






MARK IACONO

LUCALI PIZZA

Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn NEW YORK





PAULIE GIANNONI


PAULIE GEES PIZZA







ANTHONY FALCO

ROBERTA'S 


BROOKLYN , NEW YORK





GINO SORBILLO


PIZZERIA GINO SORBILLO

NAPOLI , ITALY






This is a Picture of The Perfect PIZZA

Dal PRESIDENTE

NAPOLI , ITALY






PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON Eats PIZZA

at Dal PRESIDENTE PIZZERIA

NAPOLI , ITALY

PIZZAILO / Owner ERNESTO CACIALLI Back left "YEE-haa" !!!

SECRET SERVICE AGENT RIGHT


I Ate Here in The Summer of 2015


"FRIGGIN AWESOME"





JULIA ROBERTS 

at Da MICHELE

CLINTON Does Dal PRESIDENT

ROBERTS Does Da MICHELE




THIS GUY Is a PIZZA GUY ROCK STAR

"I don't know his name. He was one of the Pizzaiolo 

at Da MARINO RESTORANTE / PIZZERIA when I had

Lunch there one day June 2015. He's Japanese and is most likely back
in Japan as a ROCK STAR PIZZA GUY in TOKYO."



My SLAME PIZZA at Da MARINA , NAPOLI


So I was ready for Lunch one day and I knew I wanted a nice plate of SPAGHETTI VONGOLE along with some sort of antipasto item to start. I was walking around and came across Da Marino. I popped my head in and it looked pretty good, so as the hostess greeted me I signaled here a table for 1 and she told me to sit wherever I wanted to.  I found a table, settle in and looked over the menu. I ordered a small carafe of Falaghina local white wine and looked over the menu a little more. As I said I knew I wanted Spaghetti Vongole and I decided on an Insalta Frutta di Mare as my first course. It came and it was Awesome and as Perfect as Perfect can be. I ate it, sipped my wine and was more or less "In 7th Heaven" .. Then came my Spaghetti Vongole and it was the same, perfect as perfect can be. 
   After finishing my pasta I had to make a quick trip to the WC. On the way I passed the Pizzaiolo at the PIZZA OVEN. I took a look and the Pizza looked great. When I came out of the WC I stopped by to chat to the Pizzaiolo who was a guy from Japan who came to NAPOLI to Learn how to make Pizza. "Where Else?" Well New York wouldn't be bad, but to the Japanese when he went back to JAPAN, making Pizza in Napoli was going to look better on the resume than New York, though we are known as the 2nd Best Pizza spot on Earth (Napoli), "try telling that to the Japanese." TO make a long story short, though I wasn't planning on having Pizza, the PIZZA coming out of that oven looked so DAM GOOD that I just couldn't resist. I didn't feel stuffed or anything, so I figured "What The Hell," why not try a Pizza here. Id' just eat as much as I could and stop when I felt full. Well the PIZZA came and as you can see above, it was Friggin Awesome. And I surprised myself when I ate the whole thing. "It was that Dam Good." !!!






My First PIZZA of The TRIP

It was at a cute little PIZZERA "Da GAETANO"

PIZZA at 10 AM

JET LAGGED OUT "PIZZA was The CURE" !!!




The FIRST PIZZA of THE TRIP

PIZZA FUNGHI

Da GAETANO

"AWESOME" !!!!




SUNDAY SAUCE

by ME

Daniel Bellino "Z"




BASTA !!!!


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The Cost of BURGER in NEW YORK

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The SHAKE SHACK BURGER
 
 
SHACK BURGER COST $5.19
 
$7.99 for a DOUBLE
 
 
BURGER COST By CITY
The Average PRICE of a BURGER in AMERICA is $4.49
 
The Most Expensive average Price of a BURGER is in NYC at $9.52
To most New Yorkers paying about $18 for a Cheeseburger and $7 for a Beer, paying tax and leaving an appropriate Tip (at least $6.50) to spend an average of $33.00 for your Cheeseburger and just one Beer, many New Yorkers wouldn't even give this high cost for only one Beer and a Burger a second thought. Well as for myself and a multitude of others this is insane. People are in the habit of excepting things, not saying anything or making any kind of a protest such as a boycott or anything of the sort. I myself do not accept these insane prices, so all I can really do is to do as I've done, which is though numerous times I felt like going over to JG Melon or The Minetta Tavern in Greenwich Village and having myself a Burger and Beer, I stopped and thought about it, the high price I've payed in the past. For example, I went to JG Melon on Macdougal Street, sat down and ordered a Bourbon Old Fashion and a Cheeseburger. I sipped my drink and ate my Burger and I enjoyed. But was the price of $34 worth it all. Well, yes and no. If you have a ton of money and are not one of of the multitude of several Million people in New York who pay high Rent and don't really make an appropriate amount of money to pay rent, the Con Ed bill, phone bill, and all your other expenses, than a $34 tab which includes the gratuity is a bit high for a Cheeseburger and one measly drink. Yes I enjoy it, but the thing is, I can't afford to enjoy it as much as I would if the Price was more REASONABLE like at The CORNER BISTRO in GREENWICH VILLAGE where a BURGER with Cheese is just $7.75, a Beer a mere $4, and you leave a $5 Tip and you can walk out the door for just $17 ... Now that's more like it and I feel this should be about the norm as opposed to an average $33 for a Burger and a Beer or Drink and most other places. That average price of $17 at The Corner Bistro is just fine with me, and I can easily do that 4 times a month, as opposed to the high average price ($33) to go to JG Melon, PJ Clarke's or Minetta Tavern where the same Cheeseburger with Fries and a Beer will cost you  $19 for a MINETTA BURGER, $9 for a Beer, plus tax and tip will set you back about $38 for just a Beer and a Cheeseburger, and Jack It Up another $7 if you want a Cocktail instead of a beer, for a whopping $45 tab .. Not Good!
   So it comes down to this, no I'm not cheap, just frugal and of the 99% who have to watch are dough, so to speak. Yes I'd like to be able to go to Minetta or JG Melon ad have 2 Old Fashion Cocktails instead of 1 which I refrain myself to out of cost. But I'm not rich, and neither are my Millions of other fellow New Yorkers who happen to be your average New York and the greatest fabric of our great city. Well, that's all I have to say for now, but I'll be back, and that's that. Later !
 
 
 
 
The FLAGSHIP ORIGNAL PJ CLARKE'S
 
3rd AVENUE at 55th STREET
 
NEW YORK NY
 
 
 
 
 
 
CHEESBURGER at PJ CLARKE'S 
 
A Whopping $17.95
 
UP $7.50 in just a few short years.
 
 
 
 
JG MELONCHEESEBURGER $11.00
 
 
 
 
CORNER BISTRO
 
For 30 YEARS Before The Big BURGER BOOM
 
The CORNER BISTRO'S BURGER was Considered 
 
NEW YORK'S BEST BURGER
 
Their CHEESEBURGER is ONLY $7.75
 
The Famed BISTRO BURGER $8.75
 
 
 
 
 
SCNIPPERS
 
CHEESEBURGER $6.99
 
 
 
 
MINETTA TAVERN
 
 
GREENWICH VILLAGE , NEW YORK
 
 
 
 
The MINETTA BURGER
 
$19.00
 
 
Much BETTER Than The More FAMOUS
 
More EXPENSIVE BLACK LABEL BURGER $28
 
 
 
 
 
 
LEARN HOW to MAKE
 
GREAT BURGERS at HOME
 
For LESS
 
Including The SHAKE SHACK
 
SHACK BURGER Secret Recipe
 
and More ....
 
 
 
 
 
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LUGER BURGER $13.95 with CHEESE $14.45
FRIES $1.95 Extra
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New York's 5 Best BURGERS

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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
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GOT ANY KAHLUA?
Its
The BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Mickey Rourke and Robert DeNiro Angel Heart Scene in Lanza's Restaurant

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LANZA'S
OLD NEW YORK
ITALIAN RED SAUCE JOINT
 
 
ROBERT DeNIRO and MICKEY ROURKE
in ANGEL HEART
Shot at LANZA'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
SINCE 1904
EAST VILLAGE , NEW YORK
LANZA 'S MENU
1935
 
 
 
 
ZITI a la SICILIANA .75 Cents
 
 
 
 
VEAL and PEPPERS .75 CENTS
 
 
 
LEARN HOW to MAKE
VEAL and PEPPERS
ZITI
LASAGNA
and Other Dishes From Historic LANZA 'S
 
 
 
 
My Old BUDDY VINNY
 
was part of the GREENWICH VILLAGE LES SICILIAN ENCLAVE
 
Hs father started La FOCACCERIA on 1st Avenue way back when ?
 
VINNY continued running La Focacceria until 2010 when sadly the doors 
 
were shuttered. Sadly because it was a cool old-school Sicilian Joint of which there was
 
no other quite like it in Manhattan. Brooklyn Yes but not in Manhattan, not ever
since I moved to New York in 1983 ...
 
 
 
A VASTEDDI SANDWICH at La FOCACCERIA
A VASTEDDI is a Specialty of PALERMO. It's a sandwich made of BEEF SPLEEN
fried in lard and set on a Sesame Seed Bun with RICOTTA and CACIOCAVALO CHEESE. 
 
 
The ONLY Place to get a good VASTEDDI Now is
 
at FERDINANDO'S FOCACCERIA on Union Street
 
CARROLL GARDENS , BROOKLYN
 
 
 
 
 
RECIPES FROM MY SICILIAN NONNA
 
by DANIEL BELLINO "Z"
 
 
BASTA !!!
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Inside FERDINANDO'S FOCACCERIA , Union Street, Brooklyn
JUST LIKE LANZA'S Since 1904
Historical NEW YORK
 
 
 
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