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Hey Cupcake! They call it Awesome Pudding here in NYC!

Photo credit - Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery
Photo credit – Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery

This was goddamn awesome!

That was the thought we all had in our drunken stupor as we downed our amazing cupcakes and Awesome Pudding. Yes, it really is called Awesome Pudding. For a good reason!

It was our first time ever visiting Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery here in NYC on the Lower East Side. It’s a tiny shop that makes some damn fine cupcakes. Only a few tables and chairs to sit at. Friendly counter service. Lots to choose from to satisfy that sweet tooth craving. I am kicking myself for not partaking in their glorious cupcakery sooner.  Continue reading Hey Cupcake! They call it Awesome Pudding here in NYC!

Shanghaied away to Chinatown at the Shanghai Cafe NYC!

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Holy Godmother of Chinatown for the love of all that is unholy and absurd I am STILL FREAKING STUFFED the morning after this epic meal!

That was the uneasy but all so knowing feeling I have when consuming a fantastic meal which leaves an impression on me the next day. We have such a mixed group of great friends who knows their stuff when it comes to terrific places and hidden gems to dine at here in NYC. It’s a blessing and a curse! Rich Wong and Sally Wong ( not married but have the same last name – boy that will be easy if they marry! ), an Asian couple who are wonderful people and never steer us wrong when it comes to introducing us to eats in Chinatown had a get together a while back at Shanghai Cafe that I still remember to this day. They suggested this spot and we readily agreed to join in.  Why would we ever doubt them? Because – HOT DAMN – Sally and Rich know some of the BEST spots to chow down at here! Along the sometimes suspect odorous and shady streets of Chinatown lie some AMAZING places to take a seat and dine at, and this was one of them.

Can I say CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP? The amount of food we devoured and the final bill that was split between about a dozen of us was ridiculous when we realized it was around $20 a person. Cash only here but it didn’t matter. We ate like ravenous wilderbeasts and even brought some home there was so much food to go around.

Here’s just a sampling of Rich and Sally’s menu they picked out for us. FOOD PORN. Oh, we let them do all the ordering since we had little clue what was on the menu, and they are also able to speak the language. It’s called TRUST my friends! Well rewarded trust. Continue reading Shanghaied away to Chinatown at the Shanghai Cafe NYC!

It’s simple! Beer and bacon cheeseburger at Corner Bistro.

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Sometimes you just want to enjoy the simple things in life. No muss, no fuss.

A good bacon cheeseburger.

Crispy tasty fries.

A cold pint of beer.

Corner Bistro in Long Island City, Queens NYC is one of those spots that can be described as basic and understated, yet cozy and inviting. Sparsely decorated with just a few beer signs on the walls, tin ceiling, small chalkboard listing the beers on tap, and a few large flat screens showing the daily sports events. Nice bar that seats around a dozen around it, and a separate dining area with some tables and chairs. Friendly no-nonsense bartender and great service. Not your normal definition of a burger joint but more like a bar that serves up some delicious burgers in a clean and simple environment. Continue reading It’s simple! Beer and bacon cheeseburger at Corner Bistro.

The Patriot Saloon – cheap beer, bras, and AMURRICA in NYC!

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So, now I know what it means to enter the dark world that is Jerry Springer’s mind. If he had a bar in NYC this would be it. I am a big fan of dive bars, and truly love hanging out in them, but The Patriot is something special. It’s the kind of bar that borders on cartoonish imagery to the dark recesses of someone’s twisted psyche.

Cheap beer. Effing. Cheap. Beer. Cheap effing drinks. Some cheap bar food too – burgers, wings, hot dogs. Did I mention this place is cheap to drink at? Cheap!

Bra’s and panties hanging off the walls and ceiling. Yee Haw!

Pinball machine, pool tables upstairs, killer jukebox, divey decor, and goofy weird stuff like an alligator on a surfboard suspended from the rafters. All that’s needed is a monster truck parked outside and mud wrestling pit to complete the ambiance. Continue reading The Patriot Saloon – cheap beer, bras, and AMURRICA in NYC!