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 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.)
510 E. 14th St. (Near Ave. A)
Further Reading: NY Times, Fork in the Road/Village Voice and Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York.
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.