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

6.9.12 Big Apple Barbecue Block Party


Big Bob Gibson’s Pork Shoulder

8 Time World Champion

Decatur, Alabama

This was my first priority.  I have heard about it for a long time.  We arrived over a half hour early, and yet this was the only line in the park.  I guess everyone else got the memo as well, but once the lines opened up, the wait went quick.  By that time the line was so far down behind us, that I am not sure everyone waiting would get some.  It was everything I had hoped for.  I am just glad I didn’t have to go to Decatur to get it.

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5.25.12 Soho Park



Soho Park

Soho – NYC

Park Burger with Fries

4.21.12 Big Daddy’s BBQ


Big Daddy’s Restaurant

Massapequa, Long Island, NY

BBQ beef Po’Boy with sweet potato fries.

Slow smoked beef brisket, sliced, served on a French bread hero, with vinegar slaw and Texas BBQ sauce

3.2.12 Joe’s Crab Shack


Joe’s Crab Shack

Oceanside, NY -Long Island

Lobster Daddy Feast

Crab legs, snow crab, whole split lobster, dredged in BBQ spices