Friday, September 21, 2007

San Genius

It's that wonderful time of the year when LES's finest EYEtalians set-up shop to cook up some marvelous shit. Summer is always a good time with all the random parades & street festivals where you can grab some meat-sicles and sweet corn. However, the Feast of San Gennaro is the SHIT. Where else can you grab some Cannolis, Toasted Raviolis and Sausage & Peppers with such Ginny authenticity with the slight crispness of fall in the air? I love me some Flip food, but true Italian food is where it's at.

Oddly enough, this feast of Little Italy has created some seriously random craze in the past few years. I don't know about all these fried desserts: Fried Oreos, Fried Snickers, Corn Dogs? All this bullshit that you see at the Jersey Shore on that random afternoon you head down to escape some summer swamp ass. In any case, why even bother? Fucking Zeppolis kill all that mess.

Whatevs. I hit up SG for the first time this week with my brotha from a different motha, PZA PIZZ. Always down for a good meal, we chomped down on some Rice Balls topped with a Choclolate Cannoli. I swear I f'n love that shit and will probably eat there every day until the final day on Sunday which will be a blowout.

Oddly enough, the powers above have done away with the alcoholic beverages once offered. Sure you can go into any random bar, but it was fun to walk around with a Peroni & watch all the real drunks try and stand up. The funniest moment was when my friends and I got to the intersection of Kenmare & Mulberry only to be greeted to a seriously hammered drunk chick on the opposite side of the street. She was rocking one of those "Hypercolor" pullovers and had one of those thin tall clear purple glasses probably filled with Pina Colada, Bahama Mama or some other tequila based bullshit. She started bobbing and weaving and eventually blasted up a stomach full of clams and resort drink all over the street. The whole crowd including the cops and her friends fucking laughed and cheered. She then took a big swig from her stupid party glass, rinsed her nasty grill out, and burped hella loud. Fucking hilarious.