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Apr092012

Easter Sunday at Milano's

I’ve spent the last two Easters at Mars Bar. Well, sadly that’s not going to happen this year. So some of us have decided to meet at what’s probably the next best place to celebrate Easter Sunday at, St. Patrick’s Cathedral. JUST KIDDING! Some of us have decided to have our annual Easter drinks at Milano’s Bar on Houston St., not far from the former Mars Bar location. So let’s hop on over there.

it's a nice day, but a little bright out for my tastes.

Well here's a sad sight, the corner where Mars Bar used to be.

Here's the same corner last Easter. What a difference a year makes!

Hmmm...I wonder who put this up here? Rumor has it that it was Uncle Waltie. Sip Ahoy!

And here we are at Milano's Bar.

Love all the neon signage in the front window.

As I walk in I see some familiar Easter faces from last year.

Goggla, Eric and Hamlet have come to enjoy the Easter festivities at Milano's. Good to see all of them.

And bartender Lisa has her bunny ears on and quickly hopped over with a bottle of Budweiser.

And I'm not the only one snapping photos in here. Down at the other end of the bar some Canadians are taking photos of Lisa as well.

A fan spins overhead and of course a classic dive bar like Milano's has tin ceiling.

Here's a shot of the well-worn wooden bar from the other end of the room.

Lisa topped off Eric's Guinness with a design of an Easter Bunny from the backside. Too funny!

And it's only fitting that Jesus looks down on us and proclaims...

"Come forth and drink my children." And so drinketh, we shall! Thank you, Jesus!

Frankie not only went to Hollywood, he hangs out in Milano's as well.

The walls in here are plastered with photos of patrons from the past, some of them plastered.

These Polaroids made me think of the Impossible Project Space.

I love some of the old newspaper clippings hanging on the wall in here.

Everyone's going Ape!

Check out the classic cash register behind the bar! Very cool!

Finally night time has fallen on Milano's bar.

We broke out some Peeps that I got at Economy Candy before Easter dinner arrived.

And here's Easter dinner, pizza from Lil Frankie's.

A delicious Easter dinner that we shared with the whole bar.

And Lisa offered up a parting shot and it was time to call it a night. Hope you all had a Happy Easter Sunday!

Milano’s Bar
51 E. Houston St. (Near Mott St.)
212-226-8844


Further Reading: Nadie Se Conce—Happy Easter, Bob.

It's different now and when you speak and
Every word means no.

Surprise link, click on it...I dare you!

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Bonus Zombie Jesus sent in by Jaws!

Jaws the Cabbie sent in this Zombie Jesus illustration to complement csp's remark. I think it's official that we're all going to hell now. i hope they serve beer there!


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Reader Comments (34)

Great post. I'm sure Jesus would've joined you as soon as he popped out of that damn tomb. By the way, here's a fun thing to do with leftover peeps - microwave them! Quite gruesome. Happy Belated Easter!

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatrink

Guess you could say the Easter Bunny hopped a bit crooked yesterday. Nah, that wasn't it, someone moved the damn Easter Trail is all.

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDaveW

did they put jesus up especially for easter? lol! looks like a great easter dinner and i love the parting shot of you and lisa! and i need to try that microwaving of the peeps that katrink suggested! lol!!

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBobby D.

@Katrink: Ha ha ha! I'll definitely try nuking some Peeps next year for sure!

@DaveW: Yeah, the old Easter Trail has been moved. It was fun yesterday, but it sure made me miss the Mars Bar!

@Booby D: Jesus hangs out there all year round! And that pizza was great, it was Eric's idea and a great one at that!

April 9, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

I keep waiting for 'Peeps' to come out with a little pink marshmallow Jesus for Easter. Ghod, I wish Lil Frankie's pizza could deliver out here to Blaine Minnesota, that pizza looks wonderful! And after I finished eating that pizza, I'd mount and frame the boxtop, it's a classic!

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

Thanks for making another Easter memorable. Here's to spring - cheers!

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGoggla

Wow, how'd you take so many pix in there? The last time I was in I got my tail chewed off for snapping a couple of shots of the bar. Must be your superior people skills.

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNed Sparks

@Jaws: I've never had a Lil Frankie's pizza but I will have more in the future! It was a great Easter dinner and a fun night out with friends!

@Goggla: Great to see you and everyone else, thanks for stopping by and for the Easter egg! Rocky Racoon is on my coffee table! Cheers!

@Ned Sparks: Who chewed you out? Maybe you got a bartender who was having a bad night, or maybe it was just a little bit of that Easter magic in the air!

April 9, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Happy Late Easter to ya! Been wrapped up with Mom and Dad health issues.....so have not had time for the computer! Things are looking up today...........May be heading your way soon! Great Post as usual! Cheers!

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterProfessor Dungpie

Marty, That's a great bar, I've been in there a couple of times. Is that a naked boy on the Lil Frankies pizza box?

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDanny the freelancer

Your last photo is a pretty accurate representation of the first Easter.
After being dead for three days, a resurrected Jesus would smell awful.
The only way to mask the smell would be to hold a small glass of spirits under the nose.
Occasionally imbibing said spirit would help counteract the freakishness factor somewhat.
All in all, people would huddle together in abject terror. (Symbolized by interlocked arms)
Keeping as ear out for ghoulish Jesus (symbolized by the rabbit ears)
Either keeping an eye out to know where Jesus was (symbolized by Marty's wide peeps)
or holding one's eyes shut tight hoping Jesus would go away. (Symbolized by Lisa's closed tight peeps.)
Or something like that.

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercsp

I was there one Saturday night wearing my leather Mafia jacket with my friend who also had on a long leather overcoat looking like two Mafia hit men. We silenced the bar but soon they started talking again. I though it was funny but weird at the same time, still in those years Mafia hit men were everywhere in Little Italy though I could never have made it as one. At least I tried haha!

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMykola Mick Dementiuk

@Professor Dungpie: Happy Easter to you, good to see you commenting again! Sorry to hear about the health issues with your Mom and Dad, but glad to hear things are better! Looking forward to your coming out here, we'll have thousands of beers!

@Danny the Freelancer: Milano's is a classic NYC dive bar, been there forever! And yes, that is a naked boy on the pizza box, perhaps it's Lil Frankie himself!

@csp: Ha ha ha! Good translation of that photo!

@Mykola Mick Dementiuk: That's a funny story! It's hard to silence people in Milano's but you did it!

April 9, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Marty; found a little something just for csp. Check your e-mail!

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

The "Parting Shot" just may be the cutest image ever :)

I simply must go shopping for Time To Drink McJesus immediately!

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterroadsidewonders

Well, its too bad about Mars, the before and after pictures of that corner are alarming. Some crazy nut is trying to put a huge building next to Milano's and,,,,get this,,,he want the building to jet out over Milano's building without ever touching it,,,sounds crazy but its true. Milano's is on my top five all time bars in New York.

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAl

And I think I saw Jimmy Breslin in one of those pics at Milano's. He used to hang out at Costello's, now known as Overlook, over on E 44 st.

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAl

If Biff hasn't been here .... it's gotta be #5,298,377 on her list now !

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGENE

@Jaws: I'll check it soon!

@roadsidewonders: Glad you liked the "parting shot!" Lisa's a great bartender and certainly added to the Easter festivities of the evening!

@Al: That sounds nuts about the building next to Milano's, I'll ask about that the next time I'm in there. I'm sure Jimmy Breslin has downed some drinks in this joint.

@GENE: Ha ha ha! I don't think Biff has ever been to Milano's, we'll see if she shows up in the comments later.

April 9, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Good to see you guys! Goggla's hair is maybe the best color yet!

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteronemorefoldedsunset

Jesus wearing Mardi Gras beads = HILARIOUS.

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermeleah rebeccah

@ GENE: HA HA HA! I was just going to tell Marty that he's really gone and done it now - I'm going to have to wipe 4000 entries off my list to spend an entire fucking day at Milano's!

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

@onemorefoldedsunset: Great to see you as well and yes, that was a cool shade that Goggla had on!

@meleah: I know, it cracked me up too!

@Biff: Don't cross them out yet, Mega-Millions is tomorrow!

April 9, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Love the little naked boy on the pizza box:)
only in New York eh?
I love pizza for holidays:)
and this bar looks awesome.. love the hoppy cute bartender:)

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGidget

@Gidget: Nothing better than pizza on Easter or pizza anytime! And Lisa's a great bartender and was a lot of fun!

April 9, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

DAMN CANADIANS!
Thank Jesus you rescued Lisa from their EVIL clutches.
Keep on chooglin'.

April 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDrBOP

Man, that looks like so much fun. I wish I could have been there. In fact, I really really wish I could have been there!

See you soon!

April 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShawn Chittle

@DrBOP: Actually they were nice Canadians and not evil at all!

April 10, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Happy Belated 'EATER'!
(just like the sign says!
Looks like a good joint for the Mars gang meet ups!
Great looking spot!

April 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter"Boris"

@"Boris:" Ha ha ha! I didn't even notice the typo! Nice catch eagle-eyes, but I can't correct this one! Oh well, considering we had pizza, it was an Eater Sunday!

April 10, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Milano's is one of the few reasons I'd voluntarily cross Houston Street. Wish I had known you were there. Would have been a great place to spend Easter.

April 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterUncle Waltie

@Uncle Waltie: You're on the email list, didn't you get the email? It would've been great having you there! Sip Ahoy!

April 10, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

I did get it, just double checked. Unfortunately, there were 5 days of debauchery between April 3rd and April 8th. My Bad!

April 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterUncle Waltie

@Uncle Waltie: Oh well, let's try and hang out soon! Sip Ahoy!

April 11, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

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