Thursday, August 29, 2013

Funny (?) Food Pics

Me trying to explain this to people today:  It's Ronald McDonald? And he's at a podium, so he's speaking about something? And he looks concerned? So, you know, he's worried about the Hamburlgar...

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Port Jeff Greek Fest

Went to the Port Jefferson Greek Festival Saturday night. Didn't get there until almost 9:00. Place was mobbed. Expect to walk about 1/2 a mile to get there from where you park. There were people being bused around, but I'm not sure where they were parked.

Lots of jewelry vendor stands. Some other junk, like $5.00 Minnie Mouse ears, which I was forced to buy. A few rides and games. Mostly went there for the food. There is a central food area, where the customers are herded like cattle to the slaughter through a long maze. Took about 25 mins. to get the food after getting in line.

The food was OK. Decent prices. Greek salad was not the best. Some pics:

Near the entrance. Lots of vendor stands. Some guy giving me look of displeasure. Way to ruin my shot.

Blurry pic of more vendor stands

Food line maze. Not unlike King Minos' Labyrinth? (Nerd/loser joke.)


Combo platter of mousaka and pastitso with Greek salad and fries

Pork souvlaki, Greek salad, and a tyropita (feta cheese pie--very rich and very salty)

Me sneaking pic of other people's food

Monday, August 19, 2013

House of Dogs Yo

Saw this on Hawkins Ave in Ronkonkoma:

That's funny, cuz I live in a house of cats:

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Coastal Cooking with John Shields

At 1:00 AM on Saturday nights/Sunday mornings, I'll often put on Coastal Cooking with John Shields on WLIW, before I head out to the clubs.

Reader:  You are so full of shit. First, you wouldn't be allowed into any clubs. Second, we all know you never leave your house unless you run out of Twinkies or bourbon.

ANYWAY...I have no idea what anyone is saying on the show. I just watch to see John Shields' weird mannerisms and facial expressions when he's talking to people. They can only be truly appreciated by watching the actual show, but here are some screen captures.

Raised eyebrows/feigned interest in what the person is saying

Listening hard/continued feigned interest

Awkward, too-big, smile

I like bunnies

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Don Peppe

From recent meal at the famous Don Peppe in Ozone Park.

Baked clams

Linguini (I think) with red sauce

Veal Don Peppe and Chicken with Eggplant

Veal Don Peppe and Chicken with Eggplant being served

Caprese salad with Red Pepper

For more, check out the facebook page.

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Meson Ole in Patchogue

Went to the Patchogue Meson Ole on a recent Saturday night. The food is pretty standard Mexican on Long Island. My combo came with a tamale that was very wet. Little bummed about that. Entrees average around $14-$15. The combos average around $13.

The main appeal is that it's a nice place to sit outside on a summer evening and have dinner. For reasons men don't understand, this is a big deal to women.

The front outdoor eating area was about 20 feet from Montauk Highway. So it can get noisy. About half of the dinner conversation was me shouting "What?" The other half was me pretending to care what she was saying. #Ha #Lolz

Drink prices are reasonable. The GF got a blue something. Was $9.00. As opposed to the $15 or whatever at the Cheesecake Factory and other places.

Objects on the road are closer than they appear.

My combo with a wet tamale. 
Later that night, I got my other tamale wet. #Ha #Not really

2 1/2 stars

Meson Ole
507 West Main Street
Patchogue, NY 11772