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Archive for December, 2007

  Places to eat in Brooklyn New york.

pies and thighs

When you think Williamsburg Brooklyn you think hipsters, tight pants, big hair, and over priced fancy Thai food. But I make the claim that it is home to the best fried chicken in New York. This title is held by Williamsburg own Pies ‘n’ Thighs. A small little hard to find counter top set right under the Williamsburg bridge. Pies ‘n’ Thighs Serves up many of the back yard BBQ favorites such as pulled pork sandwich ($8) catfish ($8, served with corn bread) Hush puppies ($3) and their famous mac and cheese. But my blue ribbon hangs on their Fried Chicken. Now I love it when the chicken is crispy on the outside but so juicy on the inside that it runs down your chin. Make no mistake Pies ‘n’ Thighs and have hit this goal. Pies ‘n’ Thighs is a must stop for and one looking for a good home cooked meal.
Some shop tips:
There is only out door seating.
They are cash only.
There is never a long wait.

Pies ‘n’ Thighs

351 Kent Avenue (entrance on South Fifth Street), Williamsburg, Brooklyn; (347) 282-6005.
HOURS 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday.

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I am sitting in my living room looking at a wall of Lp’s for you that have no idea what an LP is I am sorry. But sitting here looking at my collection I ponder to myself what ever happened to good music. Then I realize how cliché that must have sounded. But for some reason it felt so true. I have every thing form death metal, to smooth jazz, and I am happy to say I know a little bit about music. But by know means am I critic. That night I hosted a Frank Sinatra Birthday party at a local bar. We had booked a live band to play along side the DJ’s. But much to my surprise I feel this band brought some life back in to music. The bands name was, The Todd Londagin Band. To start off I am a huge fan of 40’s and 50’s vocals such as Frank Sinatra ,Johnny Hartman, Mel Torme and Tony Bennett. In turn this makes me a huge fan of Todd Longagin. His voice is a mix of the smooth driven notes from Frank Sinatra mixed with the Heavenly placed pitch of Mel Torme. Looking around the room while Todd sang I could just feel the hearts of the women in the house just stop for every melted note that danced from him. He held that stage as if he was at the Sands hotel signing while waiting for Sammy to finish his drink and join in. The Todd Londagin band set a mood that made me feel as if it was New York city 1946. With a voice like that it gives me hope that the art of a singer has not yet passed, and we might see a little class dropped back in to the night life of New York City.

You can check out his music at www.toddlondagin.com

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Christmas for Sale

Christmas is an annual holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus. The date of the celebration is traditional, and is not considered to be his actual date of birth. Christmas festivities often combine the commemoration of Jesus’ birth with various secular customs, many of which have been influenced by earlier winter festivals.

I know we all remember a time when christmas was a happy time of year. When we would make snow flakes with construction paper, and if we were lucky we would get to put glitter on it. We all remember Christmas as time when we got to spend time with our family. Now as I get older I see that Christmas is more of a business then it is a family event. How and when did this happen? Or has it always been this way and when we were kids we never really focused on it. In my family Christmas was more about the family and spending time with them. May be I am just longing for something that never was.

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Eight page story was a band that was playing live around the Claremont Colleges in the mid 90’s. I used to love this band and I always wondered what happend to them. I have spent the past couple of day searching for information about them online. I found nothing. This is a band that can not be looked over so I am posting their only CD for you to download. Click on the links below and enjoy.There may be some pops and click its an old CD

Full Album Click here

For a sample click here

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