"A New York Treasure" --Village Voice

The Buffet is Open

After last night, let’s hope the Yanks have a big, ol’ feast tonight.

Pile it deep and high.

Let’s Go Yan-Kees!

And here, dig this barbeque tour from Anthony Bourdain:

Part Two:


1 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 14, 2010 6:38 pm

Rays leading the O's; Sox play tonight...

2 Chyll Will   ~  Aug 14, 2010 6:46 pm

ohhh... was contemplating pizza tonight, now I'm not so sure.

Speaking of pizza, if you're ever in the Bronx at last/first stop of the 5 train (Dyre Ave), there's a place called Mario's Pizza a few doors down from the subway entrance. Nice big NY slices with good form, texture and a good taste. I'm not a fan of brick oven pizza and that seems to be the popular style now, so this place is a relief for me. It's priced like Manhattan brick oven pizza, but take it from me it's worth it; if you like authentic Bronx style and you're not snobbish about decor, this place is a treat and a member of a dying breed.

Um, this was not a paid blurb or favor or anything, I just like their pizza >;)

3 Chyll Will   ~  Aug 14, 2010 6:51 pm

[1] Ellsbury sent back to the DL after his collision with Tommy Hunter of the Rangers.

Do you think there more player injuries than usual this season?

4 randym77   ~  Aug 14, 2010 7:18 pm

How do they cook their pizzas, if not in a brick oven?

YES guys finally figuring out how to pronounce "Ka`aihue." Sort of.

5 RIYank   ~  Aug 14, 2010 7:20 pm

I have to watch the Little League New England regional finals. Sorry.
Go RI!

6 Just Fair   ~  Aug 14, 2010 7:30 pm

They pumping air in from right field? WTF!

7 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 14, 2010 7:39 pm

Hi folks ...

8 thelarmis   ~  Aug 14, 2010 7:42 pm

betemit beating us up. double steal w/ po & a-rod. the weirdness continues...

1-zip royales

9 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 14, 2010 7:42 pm

You can't bring a vuvuzela into Yankee Stadium, but they are giving out whistles?

10 Just Fair   ~  Aug 14, 2010 7:43 pm

Losing to this change-up throwing clown twice in 5 weeks or so cannot happen.

11 Chyll Will   ~  Aug 14, 2010 7:44 pm

[4] The omega directive doesn't allow me to say much...

12 Just Fair   ~  Aug 14, 2010 7:54 pm

Why aren't that sitting on that slop? Just mind-boggling.

13 thelarmis   ~  Aug 14, 2010 7:59 pm

i like the aggressive running on kendall.

14 thelarmis   ~  Aug 14, 2010 8:05 pm

majorly sub optimal from our big boppers. ; /

15 Just Fair   ~  Aug 14, 2010 8:14 pm

Way to charge the ball, Jorge. Oy.

16 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 14, 2010 8:15 pm

I'm not ready to jump yet, but watching this team, and specifically Jeter and ARod, reminds me of the '65 Yankees.

17 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 14, 2010 8:21 pm

Granderson does look a lot better. Maybe he gets hot?

18 Chyll Will   ~  Aug 14, 2010 8:33 pm

Is this game as slow as implied?

19 RIYank   ~  Aug 14, 2010 8:34 pm

Cumberland, RI loses 1-0, leaving the bases loaded.
Great game.

20 thelarmis   ~  Aug 14, 2010 8:36 pm

[16] ok, but we have the best record in baseball. most runs scored. best run differential and are on our way to defend our world champion title. i don't think "ready to jump" should be anywhere close to your train of thought. it's not 1998, but it's certainly not 1965. hang in there, man!

21 Just Fair   ~  Aug 14, 2010 8:39 pm

Pena needs to steal 2nd now, too.

22 RIYank   ~  Aug 14, 2010 8:39 pm

Hey, maybe I got here for the good part.

Uh, knock on wood, of course.

23 Just Fair   ~  Aug 14, 2010 8:41 pm

Or Jeter can do that. Fucking Bollocks.

24 RIYank   ~  Aug 14, 2010 8:41 pm

Fuck. Saw that coming.

25 Just Fair   ~  Aug 14, 2010 8:52 pm

Phewww. Didn't think any balls were leaving the yard tonight.

26 RIYank   ~  Aug 14, 2010 8:54 pm

[25] Last year that ball would have been in orbit.

27 thelarmis   ~  Aug 14, 2010 8:55 pm

[25] only the specially marked ones! ; )

28 Just Fair   ~  Aug 14, 2010 8:56 pm

Fan nearly got killed trying to catch that one. He got knocked on his ass.

29 RIYank   ~  Aug 14, 2010 8:57 pm

Wow, Just Fair, were you wrong.


30 Just Fair   ~  Aug 14, 2010 8:59 pm

[27] Lots 'o specially marked balls this inning. : )
That's our boy, Cutis!

31 thelarmis   ~  Aug 14, 2010 9:00 pm

see, it's not so bad! : )

32 Just Fair   ~  Aug 14, 2010 9:03 pm

The D-Backs hit 4 consecutive homers on Wed. fwiw.
Run, Gardner, Run.

33 RIYank   ~  Aug 14, 2010 9:05 pm

I just made a peach pie. It's peach season, and we picked a few pecks today. (At least I think we did -- I'm not exactly sure what a peck is.)
Damn, peach pie is good.
I bet they eat a whole lot of it in Georgia, huh thelarmis?

34 Just Fair   ~  Aug 14, 2010 9:15 pm

You just can't stop Wilson Betemit. WILSON!!!!

35 Just Fair   ~  Aug 14, 2010 9:18 pm

Shut down inning?

36 RIYank   ~  Aug 14, 2010 9:18 pm

Holy smokes.
What's up, Phil???

37 Just Fair   ~  Aug 14, 2010 9:20 pm


38 thelarmis   ~  Aug 14, 2010 9:21 pm

um, this isn't good...

39 RIYank   ~  Aug 14, 2010 9:23 pm

[38] Got to admit, it's getting better...

40 Just Fair   ~  Aug 14, 2010 9:24 pm

The word mistake is used too often when Phil's pitching.

41 RIYank   ~  Aug 14, 2010 9:27 pm

[40] Why, you think he's doing it on purpose?

42 The Hawk   ~  Aug 14, 2010 9:33 pm

[40] Well he aint exactly a "wily veteran" ... Mistakes will be made.

43 Just Fair   ~  Aug 14, 2010 9:33 pm

[41] His last start included at least a dozen pitches where Jorge would set up and Phil would miss by a foot of more. Fortunately he's got good movement so he gets away with it. Sometimes. He's had more instances tonight of missing a lot with his fastball. It's almost like Jorge has to set up behind a lefty's back leg so Phil can hit the inside corner. : )
In short, his location has abandoned him. imo

44 Just Fair   ~  Aug 14, 2010 9:35 pm

Now we're cooking with grease.

45 RIYank   ~  Aug 14, 2010 9:35 pm

He's baaaaaaaaack.

46 RIYank   ~  Aug 14, 2010 9:38 pm

[43] I kind of knew what you meant. I was just being a pest. But [44] I thought it was "cooking with gas".

47 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 14, 2010 9:40 pm

[45] Now let's hope he stays this hot!

[2] Hey Chyll, speaking of pizza, I'm down in Mystic, CT, with the fam on vacation, and being a pizza lover, had to try the famous stuff here. I have to say, it was pretty damn good. Not quite as good as some of the stuff back in upstate, but excellent nonetheless. Also tried a local wood-fired pizza place last night and really liked that too.

Not that I'm sure I trust pitchf/x, but did Philty follow Jay Jaffe's advice and through more cutters tonight, or did he keep going to the curve? Seeing as he's got 0 Ks, I'm guessing curve.

The only thing I can think of is that the org. told him to pitch to contact more, in the hopes of keeping his pitch counts/fatigue down. I guess I could understand that, but I don't have to like it.

48 Just Fair   ~  Aug 14, 2010 9:46 pm

[46] You are probably correct. But I've beens stuck saying it for months at home and to my students. In any event, I think Alex took offense to OYF at

49 Just Fair   ~  Aug 14, 2010 9:49 pm

Damn fine play by Pena. Nice one.

50 RIYank   ~  Aug 14, 2010 9:50 pm

[48] My mom always said "cooking with gas", and I'm pretty sure she got it from my grandmother. I assumed it was an advertising slogan from the gas company way back when.

And I can't quite tell whether OYF is kidding, or fully serious...

51 The Hawk   ~  Aug 14, 2010 9:54 pm

Gameday had Joba's fastball at 97-99, with a 100 thrown in for good measure. What did YES say?

52 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 14, 2010 9:56 pm

GREAT PLAY by the pitcher. Really dangerous play.

53 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 14, 2010 9:58 pm

[48] Fuck ARod. He's Toast. Done. Cooked. Over the hill. In decline. Overpaid. Choke artist.

54 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 14, 2010 10:00 pm

Lester shutting out Texas 1-0 after 6.

55 RIYank   ~  Aug 14, 2010 10:02 pm

[53] Okay, that helps.

56 Chyll Will   ~  Aug 14, 2010 10:08 pm

[47] Hmm... my brother-in-law grew up in the Litchfield hills and said the pizza was far overrated in Mystic. Could be a regional opinion, but I trust his judgment. And I reiterate, I can't stand brick oven pizza; too thin and often burnt to black so it's more like eating cheese and sauce on crackers.

57 Just Fair   ~  Aug 14, 2010 10:10 pm

[53] That's about 1 insult per each year he's got left in his contract.

58 RIYank   ~  Aug 14, 2010 10:12 pm

D-Rob to the rescue.

59 RIYank   ~  Aug 14, 2010 10:15 pm

[56] That's nuts. Brick oven pizza is awesome. Not better than New Yawk Style, just different. One key: can't put too much stuff on it.

60 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 14, 2010 10:16 pm


61 Just Fair   ~  Aug 14, 2010 10:17 pm


62 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 14, 2010 10:24 pm

Our DH today is great. Is that Nick Johnson?

63 JeremyM   ~  Aug 14, 2010 10:25 pm

I used to have a Sega Genesis game that would splash just about every time you hit a home run in KC. It amused me each and every time.

64 Just Fair   ~  Aug 14, 2010 10:27 pm

Robbie likes to have fun out there.

65 Chyll Will   ~  Aug 14, 2010 10:34 pm

Not much of a game thread tonight. More like a longish stitch...

66 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 14, 2010 10:35 pm

My gosh, the Yanks don't happen to have like 8 games left against KC, do they? A-Rod would hit 40 HR this year. ;)

[56][59] Then Chyll, you haven't had really good brick oven pizza yet! IMHO, the trick is that the dough has to be thick enough. Coming from upstate, I prefer my pizza to have a non paper-thin dough anyway, so I tend to enjoy the brick oven pizza I have had. (I take it you don't like Bertucci's pizza, then? The one near me uses a thicker crust than others I've been too, so I LOVE their pizza, but I could see how YMMV.)

67 Chyll Will   ~  Aug 14, 2010 10:51 pm

[66] You're right, I haven't had really good brick oven pizza. Having spent all of my formative years in the Hudson Valley, I like you prefer a non-wafer-thin crust. But I don't like burns on my pizza either, no matter what type it is. I don't remember the brick-oven places by name because the several that I've been to have been unimpressive. I always end up thinking, "this is for tourists!" The guy selling pizza for 99 cents a slice by the Lincoln Tunnel is easier for me to handle... (and don't take that as an endorsement)

68 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 15, 2010 9:13 pm

meh -- that Kansas, Texas, NC "triangle" is overrated. Y'all come down to Alabama and we'll show you some real bbq.

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