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Rosarito Fish Shack’s Shack Stew

Hyemi and I did this PSA for the UN for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights. They put makeup on me.

We got $50 each and then blew it all at Rosarito Fish Shack right after. Last time I got brunch. This time, I got the Shack Stew (Octopus, Shrimp, Mussels, Clams, White Fish, Calamari, Chorizo rice, tomato Chipotle sauce $24). I thought it was alright. Like it got better near then end after everything was soaking for awhile. It looked pretty.

I also decided to get a tequila and picked out Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo. I guess I ordered it because it was ironic …but I really liked it. I don’t know why I assumed it was going to be bad. Like if you were Sammy, why would you make a bad tequila if you had a choice? And now after I researched it, Sammy Hagar sold off his remaining stake in Cabo Wabo …I don’t know if it’s as cool to drink it.

Rosarito Fish Shack – 168 Wythe Ave (btw N 6th & N 7th St) Brooklyn, NY 11211


Restaurant Abidjan – West African Cuisine

I met up with Justin near Woodhull Hospital (at the corner of East Williamsburg, Bushwick and Bed-Stuy) for brunch –Ventured out to try someplace new. Here’s a scary looking dentists office we passed …for children.

We ended up walking Southeast along the JMZ line. A few taco places that looked interesting to me. We almost walked into a divey dark bar for Eggs Benedict, but took a chance at a few more blocks. Whoa, what is Abidjan? …a West African restaurants with a big photo menu taped to the window. A lot of good looking stuff and cheap. $3 Spaghetti Sandwich? Dang.

I didn’t order the Spaghetti Sandwich. In fact, I’m not sure if everything on that window menu is available all the time. There’s a shorter menu on the table. It looks like rather than getting a single entree, you also have to get a side for a single larger price. But actually, it’s still the same price if they were separate, but now a combo. (See photo #6. I’m not that good at explaining shit.) Still pretty cheap prices.

Our server, who I assume is also the chef, brought us our own gallon jug of water. And from the sign on the window, the water is specially Kangen ionized and alkalized water. Sounds fancy.

Justin and I split the Peanut Sauce (Chicken Stew) with Foutou (mashed Cassava) $10. The sauce was amazing and chicken so tender. The Foutou has the glutinous/doughy consistency of mochi, but instead of rice, it’s made out of cassava. Justin thought it tasted brothy. Dipped in the Peanut Sauce, the Foutou were like dumplings. Interesting.

We also ordered a Fried Fish with Attieke (Cassava Couscous) $10. A nice sized whole fish –crispy and great with the sauce, oil and onions on the side. The Attieke, also made with cassava, was awesome with the Peanut Sauce.  Looking at the menu, I’m not sure if the couscous is an option with the Peanut Sauce. It should be.

Oh, and the homemade Ginger Juice that the guy makes and bottles himself is amazing. Strong with ginger flavor. Only $2. I bought an extra to take home.

I can’t believe the tables were empty here. It’s so good and nicely good priced. They even have DVDs for sale. I love this restaurant.

Restaurant Abidjan – 1136 Broadway (btwn Dekalb Ave & Kosciuszko St) Brooklyn, NY 11221

Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ (Charleston, South Carolina)

I’ve posted snippets from the road, but now I’m ready to share our full-on adventures and photos from our Shonali Bhowmik 100 Oak’s Revival tour down South…

Day 3: We made our way to Charleston and loaded into the Tin Roof. I heard there was a BBQ place next door from Jeff’s local friends –Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ. I knew we were going to soundcheck real soon, so I got a small Brunswick Stew real quick. Pretty solid. Coincidentally when I got back to the Tin Roof bar, they were having a screening party for the Heat Seekers Food Network show that showcased Home Team BBQ’s Death Relish Salsa over Nachos. I shoulda got that. Dang.

Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ – 1205 Ashley River Road. Charleston, SC 29407