Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween

Some local non-food but Halloweeny info. Lake Ronkonkoma finished as the #1 most terrifying place on Travel Channel's Most Terrifying Places in America Top 13, which aired Friday night.

A pic of Lake Ronkonkoma taken early 2010:

I had no idea it was so terrifying. There are apparently different stories, but they are all basically that an Indian princess, Princess Ronkonkoma, fell in love with a white European settler. Her father forbade her from being with him, and she ended up drowning, intentionally or not.

There is supposedly a curse that each year a male will drown in the lake, though not everyone can agree what the reason is.

Note to self:  do not swim in Lake Ronkonkoma.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Long Island Restaurant Week is Coming

...and it's coming for YOU Nov. 7 through Nov. 14.

$24.95 for a 3 course, prix fixe meal.

Restaurants here.

From the lovely Lindsey Myers:

If your Long Island restaurant would like to participate in this year’s event or to view a current list of participating restaurants, visit  For more information about Long Island Restaurant Week, please call (631) 329-0050 x108.  For press inquiries, contact the Long Island Restaurant Week Executive Committee at WordHampton Public Relations at (631) 329-0050.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Review: Cozymels

I wish I knew more Spanish. Then I could say "The food at Cozymels is gross" in Spanish.

I could say "The food at Cozymels is disgusting" in Spanish.

Or "The food at Cozymels sucks sweaty rat balls" in Spanish. Which is what I'd really like to say.

OK, it may not be as bad as that, but it is very unimpressive. There are 1,000 Mexican places on Long Island, and 997 have better food. I will say that the corn chowder there IS disgusting and DOES in fact suck the scrotum of small, sweaty rodents.

And hey Cozymels:  chimichangas are supposed to be crispy. That is why I like them. I got one that had some kind of liquid on it, so it was all squishy. Gag.

Now I'm sure this is a nice place to hang on a Friday or Saturday night or on Cinco de Mayo. Or on a Thursday when the margaritas are flowing, and groups of women from local offices get loud and gropy. But the food = thumbs down.

1 out of 5 stars


Squishy chicken chimichanga

Pork carnitas (I hate, hate, hate blurry pictures, but this is all I had)

1177 Corporate Drive
Westbury, New York

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Chili Cook-Off Oct. 23

Chili cook-off this Saturday to benefit the Family & Children's Association. 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Old Country Road and Holly Avenue in Mineola. $10 for adults, kids under 12 free. All the chili you want; and the next day 12 painful hours on the toilet.

Judges will decide the winner of the best chili. I'm assuming my invitation to be a judge got lost in the mail. Hopefully that's cleared up by Saturday.

Note to the Family & Children's Association:  please, please, please use a different picture in the future. It is with great restraint that I don't have the guy saying something obnoxious.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Pumpkin Donuts

Tried the pumpkin donuts at a Waldbaum's the other day. Buck 99.

Verdict:  They taste like regular, powdered sugar donuts.

Sad face.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Social Networking

A long poll from Technorati about blogging asked a bunch of questions about whether I had a twitter or facebook account for this thing. The answer is no.

I do have a twitter account, but it's not in this blog's name, and it's only to see what the Kardashians are up to.

This is why I don't do social networking:

1. Why not just log on here and say whatever dumb thing it is I have to say?

2. I don't want to start an account, tell people I have an account, then get 2 followers. And one of them is my mom.

But...I am hearing good things about friendster.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Chicken For the Win

Got an email from The National Chicken Council that you can make a video about chickens or something. And there's a $5,000 prize or whatever. Details here.

Blah blah. I just think it's funny there's something called The National Chicken Council.

Yes I've used this picture before.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Picnic Potato Salad

If the picnic potato salad at Stop & Shop were a musical instrument, it would be a sucksaphone.

If it were an animal, it would be a suck-billed platypus.

Because it sucks.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Bad Experience

I thought the Bears-Giants game last night would be better enjoyed with chips and beer. I also picked up some Johnsonville Brats. I couldn't remember if I'd had them before.

Oh my god. They taste like road kill eaten by a donkey then shat out of its hemorrhoidal smelly ass into a sausage casing. 

Imagine the nastiest most godawful cheap cut of meat made with hooves and intestines and sphincters you've ever had in any bad gyro from a diner or any hamburger with soy filler from a public school cafeteria. Whatever you are imagining is 10x better than what I ate last night.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

New Restaurant Opening Today

Southfork Kitchen in Bridgehampton. Going to be the first in the Hamptons using locally-grown, sustainable food sources. And has a Michelin-starred chef:
Opening this Saturday in Bridgehampton, Southfork Kitchen will the first sustainable restaurant in the Hamptons, highlighting fresh produce, sustainably-sourced seafood and proteins, local wineries, craft breweries, and many of Long Islands top organic food purveyors.  South Fork Kitchen will be manned by Michelin star chef Joe Isidori, an alumni chef of DJT at The Trump Las Vegas and Harbour in West SoHo.  

Placing an emphasis on locally sourced, organic and sustainable business practices, the restaurant has teamed up with many of Long Island's like-minded food companies, utilizing Gosman's Dock, Amber Waves Farm, Dale & Betty's Farm, Mecox Bay Dairy, Amy's Preserves, and Blue Duck Bakery for the majority of their menu's needs.  

I got a look at a sample menu, which is going to be seasonal, which is always good. Very interesting stuff. Should be a good place. Good luck to them.

Some pics:

203 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike
Bridgehampton, NY