12.27.2016 Birthday Burger


Plainview, NY

Dirty Double

16 ounces of all-natural, hormone Angus beef with American Cheese, Dirty-dipped and honey-grilled on a steamy-soft, DB sauced bun.


12.28.2015 Birthday Burger 2015


The Williamsburger



Queens, NY

The Williamsburger

Jack Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion Ring, BBQ Sauce


12.27.13 Minetta Tavern

113 MacDougal St., New York, NY 10012

113 MacDougal St., New York, NY 10012

Minetta Tavern

Black Label Burger
dry-aged beef cuts with caramelized onions and pommes frites
West Village, NYC

selection of prime dry-aged beef cuts with caramelized onions

selection of prime dry-aged beef cuts with caramelized onions

7.27.13 Vermont Maple Ribs

Meal:  Vermont Maple Ribs

Beer: Sam Adams Summer Ale

This past Saturday, I smoked some Vermont Maple Ribs. I found this recipe on Amazingribs.com Which is always my go-to Barbecue resource. There really isn’t too much to say, that I haven’t covered in other rib entries, and that is not covered in the recipe, so i won’t go into too much detail.

Real maple syrup

Real maple syrup

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7.4.13 Porkth of July II

The Porkth of July II
The second Porkth of July! This year I finally tracked down a pork butt. For some reason, in NYC it is near impossible to get an untrimmed butt. The Picnic is easy to find, but I wanted to smoke a good ole Boston Butt. After tracking one down at a butcher shop, and paying more than I should’ve (actually Marisa picked it up, and paid, sucker!), the first part was over. That got me thinking, now that I have my new WSM, why waste all that room? So I went to the grocery store, and picked up a picnic (on $ale! too)

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7.23.13 New home, new job, new smoker

Putting together my brand new Weber Smokey Mountain

12.28.12 Birthday Dinner

The Burger Club
Astoria – Queens

Braised short rib french fries

Braised short rib french fries

Stuffed Burger

Stuffed Burger
Topped with smoked mozzarella, crispy prosciutto and basil pesto

Carolina Burger

Carolina Burger
Topped with slow-cooked pulled pork, pepper jack cheese and homemade coleslaw

9.8.12 Manor Oktoberfest!

Duck BLT

One of my Favorite places in Queens. Manor Oktoberfest of Forest Hills. Great German food, as well as a great Draft selection of (mostly) German beers, and a ton more by the bottle. The Beer comes in 3 sizes, half liters, liters, and 2.5 Liter boots (which I conquered twice.) This was the first time I didn’t get the Pastrami Reuben. Thanks to Living Social, I got $10 off, to boot!

Rueben Meatballs
Pastrami Meatballs over Sauerkraut
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6.16.12 Bareburger


Bare Burger

Bayside – Queens

The Western

Bison burger pepperjack, blackened maple bacon, fried onions, house-made coleslaw, peppercorn steak sauce