Wednesday, April 25, 2012

WHO'S PLAYING THE SHITTY MUSIC MUSIC? THE CHEF !!!




BAOHAUS CHEF EDDIE HUANG
JUST WHAT WE NEED
GUYS LIKE THIS with HORRIBLE TASTE in MUSIC P
PLAYING THEIR CRAPPY PLAYLIST 
of  SHITTY MUSIC LIKE PRODIGY AND MOBB DEEP
WHILE WE TRY TO ENJOY OUR MEAL
WHAT'S THE WORLD COMING TO ???
FOR ONE THING
THE MUSIC KEEPS GETTING SHITTIER and SHITTIER



You may have have recently seen a article in The New York Times weekly dining section titled "Who's rocking The Music? The Chef" about many of New York and the countries young chefs blaring their playlist and music on the restaurants sound system. If it was good music being played  as with chef Emma Hearst of Sorella who likes Jimmy Paige and Neil Young and plays 
Led Zeppelin and other great Classic Rock Bands things would be fine. "But No" most of the chefs like most among their generation like and are in to the most "Horrible Music Ever Created in The Entire History of The World." Fact as has been proven by the likes of chef Eddi Huang who plays and subjects his customers to such awful artist as Prodigy and Mobb Deep. This is what the world has come to. Isn't it bad enough that half the retail stores you go in to, the kids working there are playing the World's Worst Music Ever, Hip Hop, Rap, and other so-called music of such horrible nature and tone.  Must customers who pay quite a bit of money eating at restaurants in New York be subject to the horrible noise blaring out of restaurant systems? Whether you are in a bar, a restaurant, at a club, or someones house dinner party, everything might be absolutely perfect, good company, nice surroundings, and delicious food, but if there is horrible music playing like some sort of Hip Hop Crap or Heavy Metal, it can completely destroy the whole feeling of a dinner and turn the feel and ambiance of a place into a mean and cruel Torture Chamber. This is what the young chefs do when they blare out any kind of awful Rap Crap and other music that is not condusive to dining out, sitting down to a meal where you hope to feel relax, enjoying the food, company, and ambiance. But such awful music can immediately and completely destroy a good mood in an instant. This is wrong.
In the NY Times article Who's Rocking The Music? The Chef, here is a statement 
Recette Chef  Jesse Schenker makes that was quoted in the article, quote; "There’s just one thing you don’t want to interrupt. 
If a server needs something from me, and I’m in the middle of an air-guitar lick,” he said, “I’m going to finish it before I respond.”

   Yeah that's just Great Jesse, let someones $35 plus tax and tip (= $46) piece of fish get "OVercooked" because you're in the middle of an Air Guitar Lick that must be attended to before you attend the range. that's just Brilliant.


    Why is it that this generous doesn't make any good music? Well almost none at all. Yes there may be a few things here and there, yet 90 % plus of it is pure unadulterated "Crap" as in mainly "Rap."  This is not a generational thing. I love any good music no matter if it is of my generation, previous generations, or the younger generation if they are capable and or have any good taste to do so, and occasionally they do, but in comparison to the whole pictures, this phenomena of the current generation producing any great music the likes of which you saw and heard on a tremendous scale in the 50's, 60's, 70's, and a bit in the 80's and 90's as well, but since the early 90's the state and quality of Musical Recordings has gone serious down as if being obliterated into extinction. The younger generation for the most part, has horrible taste in music and this current generation of musical artist for the most part lack talent in creating beautiful and tasteful music. They just don't have it, and now, we who dine in restaurants are sometimes subject to loud horrible tasteless music of young ego maniacal chefs with "Horrible Taste in  Music." Stick to the cooking    
boys (and Girls), "You're Music Sucks."







Daniel Bellino Zwicke

Friday, April 6, 2012

JAMES BOND TO DITCH MARTINI For HEINEKEN
















Yes Bond Fans, it's True. Agent 007 James Bond will be trading in his beloved Trademark Shaken Martini for a Greeny, a bottle of Heineken  ...  Why? Well it  seems as though The Mega Dutch Brewery is throwing a lot of Green Bonds way. Green as in Green Heineken Bottle, Broccoli Money Green, producer Barbara Broccoli is not about to turn her nose up at 45 Million in green. That's 45 Million Dollars that Heineken International is dishing out for Brand placement in The 23rd Edition of James Bond 007 of Skyfall do out November 2012 ... Forty-Five Million Dollars is nothing to sneeze at and will probably cover 1/3 or more of the productions cost of Skyfall. Never the less, this move is sure to piss off many a Bond fan, but in the end Money Talks and Heineken is putting their money where their mouth is.
in other Bond News, the New Bond Girl has just been cast in the form of the beautiful Greek born actress Tonia Sotiropoulou . Tonia is quite happy to be have chosen the New Bond Girl and stated, "This is the happiest Day of My Life," while Bond fans may not feel the same at the loss of The Beloved Martini.







Daniel Bellino Zwicke
















Thursday, April 5, 2012

HUMP-DAY HAPPY HOUR at THE MERMAID INN















$12.00 For A DOZEN OYSTERS
JUST A BUCK A POP





Had another great Happy Hour at The Mermaid Inn yesterday. Awesome. Had a couple noice Cocktails made by the awesome Bartender Kelly. She Rocks ! A spicy Bloody Mary followed by a Dark and Stormy (Dark Rum and Ginger Beer) along with a little Fish Taco and 8 succulent Widows Hole Oysters. Yummm !!!  And then a complimentary nice little Demi Tasse Cup of Chocolate Mousse for desert.
The place was Rockin for this Hump-Day Happy Hour and I was lovin it. The Mermaid Inn is a lovely little place nestled in a southern most corner of Greenwich Village. It is on the block of Macdougal Street between Bleecker and Houston Street just a half block North of the Houston Street Soho Greenwich / Village Border. The Mermaid Inn has been a welcome addition to the neighborhood, especially with the great Happy Hour they have, it's quite popular, and people love it, especially in this day and age when many need nice affordable places to unwind after work. Places we they don't have to pay the Arm and a Leg cocktail prices of $12 to $16 for a measly cocktail.  At the Mermaid Inn Happy Hour you'll get great cocktails for just $7, Beers are $5.00, and succulent briny East Coast Oysters just a Buck a Pop. No wonder people love it so much, and with the wonderful ambiance, attention to detail and great bartenders like Kelly, "What's not to like?"







THE MERMAID INN
MACDOUGAL STREET
GREENWICH VILLAGE





Daniel Bellino Zwicke


Sunday, April 1, 2012

The SCORSESE FAMILY BUTCHER







ALBANESE MEAT MARKET 
Elizabeth Street ..NEW YORK  NY







OLD SCHOOL ITALIAN BUTCHER
SCORSESE FAMILY BUTCHERS





photos by Daniel Bellino Zwicke