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Friday Night’s Good For Pizza @ Casa KP

I know what you are thinking… You’re saying, “Wow, what a Rockstar night you’re have had last night” since I’m scribbling blogs for not only The Chronicles but for the PiercingMetal.com site and talking about the pizza that I tossed together at supper time. I’ve made these sort of tasty treats in the past and have shared them with you on this blog but this one had a little bit of an interesting process to it. I’ll explain that after the photo of the finished yummy. Looks nice don’t you think?

So as I mentioned I was doing blogs for both of the websites and didn’t mind the evening home since I had a few events early in the week and a proposed busy schedule over the weekend with a pitched for convention dealing with food on Sunday along with a show. Chilling on the couch with the DVR playing through the recordings and cat company was a fine thing indeed but what to eat I found myself saying. Instead of ordering out, I decided to see what I had in both the fridge and the freezer. I’ve been on a bit of a non-meat kick and was trying to abstain from the protein for at least two weeks so staying in meant that was easier to do as well. I found some frozen pita bread from a Middle Eastern dish that I had some weeks ago and a good amount of veggies in the fridge like peppers, Jalapenos and mushrooms. I also used some of the leftover marinara that came with an order of garlic knots from my local pizzeria and a nicely spiced garlic clove slice from these amazing spiced pickles that I had on hand.

The idea was to use what I had and not go get anything else outside and this worked out well. Five minutes to prepare and about six to cook and get nice and crispy the way I like it. The pita bread from the restaurant dish was thinner than the type I usually get from the bakery so would be lighter than my other go rounds at the dish. Now it was back to blogging and preparing for the upcoming events. Until next time.

“Among The Drinking”; The Anthrax “Wardance” Beer Tasting @ Daddy-O NYC

Just the other day, the Butternuts Beer and Ale Company hosted a tasting of the brand new Anthrax inspired beer called “Wardance” and since I was unable to be a part of this myself, I asked our good friend “Jumpin'” Joe Kaufman to go in my place. Readers of the PiercingMetal.com site know that Joe helps out when possible over there so here are the thoughts that he had about the experience.

I had a fun and indulgent Monday night attending a beer launch/tasting for Anthrax’s new signature beer “Wardance” brewed by the Butternuts Brewery. It was held at Daddy-O, a cozy little bar with an excellent spirit selection and friendly knowledgeable staff In the West Village on Bedford St. NYC. It was a fun event, Frank Bello even stopped by to support the launch party.

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Getting “Pie-eyed” For Australia Day 2017 @ 3JP

Last Sunday, this year’s “Australia Day” was being celebrated a couple of days later at the Three Jolly Pigeons bar in my own Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and I was very much looking forward to the festivities because I wanted to get completely “pie-eyed”. Oh I’m not referring to drinking a single drop of alcohol mind you, because when I said “pie-eyed” it was to enjoy the culinary treats that His Royal Pieness had cooked up and was serving until the supplies ran out. I used my mobile for the images from the time spent, so please enjoy.

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australia day 2017, his royal pieness, three jolly pigeons

This year His Royal Pieness had cool shirts with an awesome dinosaur on them oh and before you ask, HRP is actually named Callum Sigg and you will meet him later on in the presentation.

australia day 2017, his royal pieness, three jolly pigeons

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Ellefson Coffee Co. Opens Brick and Mortar Store

If you’ve been reading this blog for any bit of time you know from the posts that I consider myself a bit of a foodie. I check in regularly at places via the Swarm app and am a frequent Yelper to help raise awareness. I love taking photos of my dining choices as long as they can steer people towards a good place. Sure I post them to Instagram but there is a larger reasoning behind it. Since we do talk about food here a lot more than ever before, I loved the chance to be able to share the news about the opening of the Ellefson Coffee Co. official store. This is of course the brainchild of Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson. Check it out.

The Press Release:
Ellefson Coffee Co., the boutique Coffee brand of Megadeth bassist David Ellefson will open its first brick and mortar ELLEFSON COFFEE CO shop next week in David’s hometown of Jackson, MN. In addition to serving a variety of custom blends of Ellefson Coffee Co brands, including ROAST IN PEACE, SHE WOLF, KENYA THRASH, and URBAN LEGEND, ECC will also be a retail outlet for Ellefson Coffee products and memorabilia, as well as a satellite retail outlet for titles and merchandise from Ellefson’s EMP LABEL GROUP.

The store will also serve as a “Museum of Deth” featuring permanently displayed artifacts and memorabilia from Ellefson’s personal collection , as well as memorabilia from other artists. After teaming up with local Jackson Coffee shop COFFEE CHOICES (one of Ellefson’s personal Jackson haunts) and owner Susan Reiter for their URBAN LEGEND blend, David’s ECC (and EMP) partner Thom Hazaert suggested taking the partnership farther.

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A Foodie Goodbye To The “Big Mac” Daddy; Jim Delligatti Has Died (1918-2016)

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Foodies around the realm are having a Mac attack at the sad news that Jim Delligatti, the creator of the famous McDonald’s hamburger the Big Mac, has passed away. He was 98 and will forever be known for this incredible fast food burger. In honor of his passing, I paid a visit to my local franchise and ordered up a couple of them and a small fries. They were two for $6 in my neighborhood so I figured the indulgence would be worked off with all of the walking coming up in the next few days. I don’t eat these all that much nowadays despite loving the occasional hamburger at various pubs and clubs that I venture into for my PiercingMetal.com forays. Its a perfect blend of two whole beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun. Did you know there was actually a jingle for this way back in the day? There was. We even had a giant Big Mac as the policeman of a place called McDonaldland which many of you readers are far too young to remember but it was surely fun. Funnier still was that action figures existed of these characters and while I had them they have been long lost to the sands of time. They’re worth lots of money now too as well.

The history of the hamburger known as the Big Mac was quite interesting to read and you can learn about the famous hamburger on its Wikipedia entry below. Goodnight Mr. Delligatti, thanks for your creation and for increasing my waistline a little bit over the years. May you Rest In Peace.

Official Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Mac

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