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Weekend Music: One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other (10/1 – 10/4)

So much good music in town this weekend that I’m expanding out to Tuesday on recommended shows.

Favorites over the religious holiday include folk star Jen Chapin, R&B’s Majid Jordan, and Brazilian seduction master Bebel Gilberto.

Not to mention a Deadhead concert for kids, Mexican banda, two nights of Luna . . .and a punk and rock lineup at Gateway for their one-year anniversary. Continue reading

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Ay Papi: Kill ‘Em With Kielbasa

This is my Dad, Rocco. Yes, he is giving you the finger over grilled spiral sausage and hot dogs. I learned not to be embarrassed after he came to every high school basketball game and was my own personal Sicilian cursing cheerleader. I love my Dad more than anything in the world! He gave me his stomach. (That’s a weird Sicilian phrase that doesn’t translate well, but means I am a good eater.) And it’s because of him that I am a photographer and an unapologetically inappropriate curser and middle finger giver.

For father’s day, what do I get for the man who says, “I got my dog, what else do I need?”

In this fine town, there are a lot of great gifts, but edible gifts are the best, and the first and easiest thing that comes to mind in Greenpoint is Kielbasa! Right down the road on Nassau is Steve’s Meat Market (104 Nassau Ave). If you’re on the “other side” check out Kizka Meat Market (915 Manhattan Ave). I hear they have a mean Babka, too. Continue reading

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