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Casimir, Ray's Candy Store and The Blarney Cove

Once in a while, I go out and kind of forget that I have to take pictures to document the night for this blog. That kind of happened with this post. I went to Hi-Fi and met up with Biff and Paul who you saw in yesterday’s blog and Goggla and Ed showed up as well. I forgot to take any pictures of this. Then my good pal, Shawn Chittle invited us over for a drink or three to his apartment and then we went to dinner. As we walked into the restaurant I realized, that I needed to start taking photos, so this blog starts at this point in time. And it’s awaaay to that point in time we go now!

We decided to go to Casimir, which is right next to Manitoba's, which is where we were the other night. I forgot to take a photo of the outside, so I borrowed this one from New York Magazine's website. Thanks, New York Magazine!

Okay, now my inner blogger takes off and I remembered to start taking photos. Here's the bar in the front of the restaurant.

Since it was Friday night it was packed inside, but we still managed to get a table.

And here's our table, from left, Shawn, Biff and Paul.

Biff displays her iPhone at the table.

Shawn and Biff share an iPhone moment as I recoil away in horror.

An annoyed Biff defiantly looks at her iPhone at the table despite me taking mocking photographs.

This painting gave me a Marjoe Gortner flashback and then I was slightly embarrassed that I have Marjoe Gortner flashbacks. Anybody else remember him?

Then...suddenly...bread appears! And I have a David Gates flashback. I'm really hating these flashbacks tonight, why can't I have a good old fashioned acid flashback like Joe Friday used to promise I'd have?

And now, a quartet of "S" foods, first up, snails.

And then...steak...


And even more steak. The food was delicious and it was a great Friday night dinner.

Afterwards we stopped over at Ray's Candy Store for dessert.

And here's Ray in action behind the counter, whipping up a chocolate egg cream.

And here's Ray posing with Paul and Biff. You gotta love Ray!

And because of my horrible directional skills, we kind've walked around in a big circle and happily landed at the Blarney Cove for a nightcap or five. This is Biff's last night in town and it was great as always to hang out with her and have her be part of the blog! Paul may make an appearance in tomorrow's Cheeseburger Saturday Night, so tune in tomorrow for that. Have a safe trip home, Bifferoonie and I hope to see you soon!

103 Ave. B (near 7th St.)

Ray's Candy Store
113 Ave. A (Near 7th St.)

Blarney Cove
510 E. 14th St. (Near Ave. A)

Further Reading: NY Times, Fork in the Road/Village Voice and Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York.

No one gets it, no one sees,
So here you stand beloved freak,
You’re not alone.

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


Bonus Photo From Tompkins Square Bagels!
As Biff, Paul and I were traveling to a deli to get some beer to take to Shawn’s apartment, we ran into Chris from Tompkins Square Bagels and he showed us the sign that he was going to debut today in front of the store. The Bloomberg Special! Ha ha ha! Order The Wombacher and get a free drink!


Bonus Art From Jaws!

Jaws the Cabbie sent in this "Boris"-inspired piece of art in a response to my comment from him today. Nice work, Jaws! And check out all the different items the art can be found on at Jaws' Printfection Store.

Reader Comments (24)

Biff sure knows how to have a good time in the big city ! ........ looks like a good night !

I wonder if they are ever going to paint/fix the roof in the Blarney Cove ? .... it's been like that forever ----- I guess that is part of the charm :) ..... especially is that little bartender lady was there :)

June 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGENE

That Blarney Cove is one hell of a great dive bar. Didn't notice the ceiling until Gene mentioned it. Stuff like that, even though its a dive, would bother the shit out me if I was a regular. I would paint it myself. There was a wooden arm rest at a bar that was sticking out and I came in one day with screws and a screwdriver and fixed it while I sat there drinking, never said a word about it to anyone. I'm nuts.

June 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAl

We should organize a "paint the Blarney Cove ceiling" outing !

June 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGENE

With all due respects to Joe Friday...I bought the fucking farm years ago, and you know what? I'm still LIVING there! BIG DOGS...BIG DOGS...LANDING ON MY FACE.....GET OOOFFFF!!

June 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

I'm an old fashioned guy, love any pics of waitresses, ooh la la! No matter what they look like, big or little, they're in my heart. But you had none here tonight :( Hmm, I should write a book about them, a good sexy book that will keep my hands on important things or off those things if they so desire, that is if their boyfriend is around hehehe ;)

@GENE: Another good night, sorry that I was a little off my blogging game and a little late with the photos! And you're right about the ceiling, it's been like that forever. Next time you're here, maybe we'll try for that painting outing!

@Al: That cracks me up that the ceiling would bother you so much! And welcome to the club, we're all nuts!

@Jaws: I'm guessing you're off your meds...get back on them!

@Mykola Mick Dementiuk: Sorry about the no waitress pictures, I'll try to get some tonight!

June 2, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

It's never a good idea to mess with my meds. Check your e-mail.

June 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

If snails are so slow, why do they always show up as the first course?
You do realize that the Chocolate Egg Cream is violating your Glorious Leader's sugar law.
You guys are living it up and living dangerously.

June 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercsp

@Jaws: Just posted it, thanks! Sounds like the meds are back on course!

@csp: Ha ha ha, nice one about the snails! And yeah, the Bloomie-Nazi's will probably shut Ray down soon, so I'm going to enjoy it while I can!

June 2, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Is Bloomberg up for election this year? NYC really needs to do something about that guy. What a facist.

June 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

@Jaws: I hear you about Bloomberg,,,it starts with something rather benign like extra large sugary drinks,,,lets ban that,,,,then he's going after pint beers,,,because 12 ounces is all YOU need, according to him. I understand all about healthy diets and diabetes, etc but, once he gets his way with this, its wide open. I say educate the consumer and let them decide,,,,he's just the mayor, not god,,,,fuck him. And by the way,,,,I never liked Rudy either,,,,I may be the only one who feels he ruined NY and now we have a sterilized Times Square,,,,hooray.

June 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAl

The worst thing about Bloomberg is that he served his limit of 2 terms -- then got term limits nullified -- ran for a 3rd time -- and the jacklegs voters gave him a 3rd term. He thinks he's the best. No wonder he does what he does. He's like the Pope ... job for life ... and all the arrogance that goes with it :(

June 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGENE

Every time Bloomberg pulls crap like this, a year or two later it gives the shitheads down at Minneapolis City Hall more brilliant fucking ideas and they start pulling the same crap here. Grrrr....

June 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

@Jaws: I can't wait for a NYC without Bloomturd!

@Al: My whole feeling is that banning extra sugary drinks isn't benign at all. If somebody wants to drink that shit, then let them drink it, all they're hurting is themselves. He's also discussing banning happy hours, fuck that guy, I think he needs to get drunk out of his mind and laid.

@GENE: He is beyond arrogant, a complete asshole!

@Jaws: Hopefully after this term he is long gone.

June 2, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Ah, Marty, I had such a great time (as always). Thanks for the hospitality and for introducing me to your most excellent pals, Shawn and Goggla and Ed and Chris and Ray and the beautiful lady bartender at Blarney Cove with the kick-ass taste in music. I had a great time with all of you! And now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to enjoy a 36-oz. RC Cola with a Mtn. Dew back. I've heard if you don't drink lots sugar, it could seriously stunt your growth.

June 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

I love that annoyed pic of biff.. so pretty:)
I wanna visit when biff visits..
you all have too much fun.
i dont eat snails but will gladly steal your steak..

June 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGidget

That steak looked good.

Was thinking of the perfect sight gag to protest Mayor Bloomberg's new proposed soft drink silliness. They should paint a couple of water towers on the roofs of buildings to look like Slurpee containers and other soda cups.

Don't worry Marty beer isn't effected by the new law.

June 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDaveW

@Biff: I had lots of fun too, thanks for coming and snapping me out of the unemployment blues! Enjoy those sugary drinks, you're miles away from Bloomturd and his Nazis!

@Gidget: I liked that photo of Biff too!

@DaveW: The steak was really good there! I like your sight gag idea and I'm glad that beer isn't part of this proposed law, but it'll probably be next!

June 3, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Great post Daddio! Always good to see Ray's!
I'll have to send you my 'Godzilla In A Stritjacket' I did years ago.
It was a term I used when I got clean and sober 22 years ago. How I described myself.

June 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter"Boris"

@"Boris:" Thanks, Daddio! And please send the Godzilla art, I'd love to post it! Congratulations on your 22 sober years!

June 3, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Fucking typos...straitjacket.

June 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter"Boris"

@"Boris:" Ha ha ha! I didn't even notice it till now!

June 4, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Thanks so much for stopping by and for having dinner! It was a blast as usual. Loved Biff and Paul what fucking great people!


P.S. More Tripping With Marty adventures please dammit!

June 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShawn Chittle

@Shawn Chittle: Great seeing you as always, my friend! Thanks for having us over and for hanging out with us! We're all just humans!

June 6, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

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