Since I was wandering the aisles and seeing what was going at the annual NY Empire State Tattoo Expo, I was happy to find the folks from Death Wish Coffee onsite with a table of their own. Let’s see that they have for the attendees this weekend. Have you heard of this company yet? They make a really strong coffee. REALLY STRONG. Trust me on this as I’ve had it a few times.
In addition to some free samples of their “World’s Strongest Coffee”, they had a lot of items for purchase such as mugs for the hot coffee and thermos style cups for traveling with any variation of it.
Yesterday was the Fourth of July and oddly enough I had not known of a single BBQ being held by any of my friends that didn’t require some lengthy traveling to participate in. I’ll admit that it didn’t bother me all too much but the pang in my inner core was craving a good old hot dog since its one of the days main dining fare’s after all so now what to do. I decided to do a quick walk of my area and as I passed the nearby Burger King franchise I noticed a sign for their grilled dogs and that for a limited time they were only $.79 – Since I had wanted to try these for Foodspotting purposes, it worked out perfectly. Below are the two dogs that I snagged.
Of the two variations that they sell here, “The Classic Grilled Dog” was the one on sale and this consists of a grilled beef hot dog in a bun topped with ketchup, mustard, relish, and chopped onions. Onions that are raw and chopped really get to my stomach these days so I avoid them at all costs which left me only with the relish. I don’t normally like ketchup on my hot dogs but for this “taste test” I left it alone to get as close to the full experience that I could. By the way this offering is normally priced at $1.99 each. So how are they? Well, to be honest they are just okay at best but they did serve the quick hunger pang and need for a hot dog type dish for the day. They reminded me of the Ballpark franks more than an Oscar Meyer brand or a Sabrett hot dog when it came down to it and the amount of relish and other condiments was not overpowering. As a quick nosh I give this an a-okay but would surely prefer a Nathans Famous hot dog to this one if I had the choice. I’m not sure I would pay $2 for a single one and hope that BK decides to keep this sort of pricing going forward to keep moving product. Since this is a burger joint, there are NOT a lot of people coming in looking for hot dogs.
It’s fun to share stuff like this with you on occasion and I’ll try to get similar stuff online to make our Food and Drink area a lot more populated. Sadly, I missed out on the “Whopperito” but the idea of a Whopper sandwich being served up as a burrito didn’t seem too appetizing to me. Closing up remember to do some exercise after offerings like this since they can tack on the pounds if you are not careful. Until next time.
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.
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.
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.
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.