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Where an egg Mek Muffin grows in Brooklyn

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Mekelburg’s – a hidden gem. Photo credit – Yelp.

I am still daydreaming about the Mek Muffin at Mekelburg’s……..

I’m all about a good egg sandwich and killer beer list. Especially when I am ultra-hangry after running my butt off at an early morning 5K. So many folks told me about this hidden gem of a place in Brooklyn NYC.  A below ground specialty food market, deli, and cafe tucked away off a side street at the bottom of a nondescript apartment building. Normally, this part of town is a bit of a hike for me to get to, but as I happened to be fairly close by I decided to make the trek over and check it out. My stomach and taste buds were ecstatic that I did. Continue reading Where an egg Mek Muffin grows in Brooklyn

A Milestone Birthday for this NYC Kid!

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Even the Pope joined for my birthday dinner! Quite the audience I must say. He’s a big fan of Buca di Beppo’s meatballs. Too bad we all cursed so much. Hope he blessed us.

It sounds like an age-old cliché but time sure does go by fast when you’re having fun! Never did I think I would be sitting here at this point in my life reflecting back and yet still looking to the future. Age is a funny thing for sure. The young relish in their youth. The old wish they had more time. We look forward to celebrating the day of our birth, and yet many also dread that day when hitting a certain age plateau signifies what is perceived as past their prime. I never thought of age as something to fear or even be aware of. Seems like it’s more on the mind of those around me who keep bringing it up. Yes, it’s my birthday today, and as I prepare to party it up at the casino in Atlantic City I’m staying at with my loved ones all I want to do is gamble hard, eat with gluttonous abandon, booze it up, and enjoy life! Blackjack, craps, cocktails, high limit slots, cigars, a good whiskey, cold beer, and a tasty meal are all on the agenda. All. Week. Long. This Regular NYC Guy has come here to experience all the vices I can. Boom!

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Slurping up some Pho and a Bahn Mi on a cold NYC day.

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Beef Pho – photo credit – Yelp

Now that it seems as if winter has come back to us and it was cold last night I walked by this place and immediately wanted to shove my face in a big bowl of Pho! Saigon Shack located in the Greenwich Village section of NYC is one of those spots to dive into a tasty hot bowl of Pho on a blustery raw day to warm your insides with some terrific Vietnamese comfort eats.

As usual, this place was packed. Had to wait for a few minutes to grab a seat. As I was solo last night it was easy to score a stool up by the counter as people chow down pretty quick here and move along. What’s cool is that a waitress keeping track of those on line took our orders in advance so when I sat down the food was placed in front of me almost within a minute or two. I didn’t have to drool too long while seeing those around me slurp up their delicious looking Pho.

Since I was starving I ordered a few Vietnamese specialties to safisfy my growling stomach. Continue reading Slurping up some Pho and a Bahn Mi on a cold NYC day.

5 Guys Burgers & Fries – a hunk of NYC meat!

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Probably the most unhealthiest meal I have eaten in NYC recently, but after a week of being sick a few months back and hardly eating much I was finally in the mood for a gut busting greasy burger. Nothing cures an upset projectile vomiting stomach quite like a hunk o’ meat, right? It just so happened that I walked by 5 Guys Burgers & Fries and was lured in by the images of hunger pang defying burgers dancing through my brain.

It was my first excursion here. The place itself has that old fashioned soda shop feel with the red and white checkered decor, some tables and counter space to sit at, and a small no-nonsense burger and fry menu. Everything is cooked to order and is prepared fresh. There are even bags of potatoes piled on the floor that they use to make the fries with. Kind of fun looking. Clean dining area, and they have classic rock playing too which I can appreciate. Continue reading 5 Guys Burgers & Fries – a hunk of NYC meat!