SUNDAY SAUCE has Arrived !! Just Published by Broadway Fifth Press, is the latest by Food & Wine Writer Daniel Bellino Zwicke, author of; THE FEAST of THE 7 FISH, “La TAVOLA” and The Big Lebowski Cookbook GOT ANY KAHLUA ?
PIZZA MAESTRO “DOM DeMARCO” And His DiFara Pizza Is Considered by Some as The BEST PIZZA In AMERICA … AVENUE J BROOKLYN NEW YORK
TripAdvisor makes a major Faux Pas when with their Top 10 Pizza Cities of U.S. The Faux Pas, TripAdvisor puts the “Undisputed Raining King of American Pizza 4th” and as if they are even more out of their minds rank San Diego # 1, Las Vegas # 2, Boston # 3, and The Champ New York # 4 … It doesn’t take much of a Genius to realize that this is one of the 21st Centuries biggest Media Blunders of all. So bad in fact, “It’s a Joke,” an absurdity that is beyond belief and has “Seriously Hurt TripAdvisor” and given them a major Credibility Issue. A business that is built on credibility and giving “Advise” as per their “Name,” TripAdvisor is in TROUBLE ..
Below: “THIS IS INSANITY” !!!
The Top 10 Cities for Pizza, as determined by TripAdvisor:
- San Diego, California
- Las Vegas, Nevada
- Boston, Massachusetts
- New York City, New York
- Seattle, Washington
- Austin, Texas
- San Francisco, California
- Indianapolis, Indiana
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Phoenix, Arizona
At issue here is not whether San Diego, Boston, and Las Vegas has better Pizza then New York and that they have bragging rights. “Hell No!” They don’t, anyone in their “Right-Mind” knows that no city can touch New York in their superiority as far as Pizza is concerned, New York is America’s undisputed Champ, we have some of the Best Pizza on Eart, and this include Italy. The only city that comes close to New York is New Haven, Connecticut, but even as great as New Haven and the towns pizza is, they are a distant second to New York, Chicago? Fougettabout IT! Chicago, that “Deep Dish Stuff” That’s NOT Pizza, it’s Deep Dish something, not Pizza. The balance is completely off to be called “real pizza.”
The issue here, with TripAdvisor’s Major Foul-Up is when you go to Tripadvisor for “Advise” on Hotels, Restaurants, and other travel related questions to determine what is the best, and for accurate descriptions, opinions, and ratings, “Is Tripadvisor accurrate and reliable? The answer is, “Sometimes,” just be careful and look to others like Yelp and articles and other info on places you are seeking accurate info and advice about. Don’t solely count on TripAdvisor. This “Pizza Debacle” is a major “blunder” and one that will take Tripadvisor a good long time to recover from.
Most Wine Drinkers may not know this, but they’d be well advised not to ever listen to Robert Parker and his ill-advised wine news-letter The Wine Advocate. Not if they want the best wine drinking experience possible and they want to choose a good wine to go with their meal, they will not follow the terrible advice and reviews that Robert Parker gives on wine. The kind of wines Parker loves the most are overly oaked, Overly-Rich, heavily concentrated wine that are crafted to be Heavy Thick Full Bodied Oaky Fruit-Bomb Wines. Wines that clash with food instead of complimenting it. If it was up to Robert Parker he’d have all the wines in the World tasting like over-manipulated, big, fat powerful wines like California Cabernets and Meritage Blends instead of wonderful food complementary wines like; Chianti, Barolo, Brunello, Beaujlais, some Bordeaux wines and the like. Wines that go well with food instead of clashing with it as many of the so-called Parkerized Wines do. The man has ruined the publics perception to what good wine is and should be. The public thinks because he is a famous wine writer, that he knows best and what he’s talking about. Maybe he does, but the style of wine he likes, well?
If the general public wants the best wine drinking experience possible, they’d be wise to steer clear of The Wine Advocate and any wine advice dished out by Parker.
Robert Parker’s advice on wine is advice that steers and influences peoples perceptions of what great wine is, into a quite a bad, almost one-dimensional place of homogenized overly thick un-natural wines. People should stop taking advice of Robert Parker, the World of Wine would be a much better place, a place of real wine that is It SUCKS! Robert Parker’s advice reviews, and Ratings of Wine that is.
If you want to is true to the local terroir of whereever any particular wine might come from. In other words, Chianti should taste like Chianti, Barolo like Barolo, and Bordeaux like Bordeaux and not like a “Big Fat” California or Autralian Cabernet or Meritage Blended Wine and such.
People should drink Wonderful Wines that go great with food and are “Real Natural Wines” the kind of Wines that were made for 100 of years and still are except for those wines made by owners who have fallen into to whole Robert Parker “Spin Doctor” realm and make “Overly-Concentrated Wine” that taste fake and un-natural, they are manipulated and are the kind of wines that Parker likes and gives High 90 Plus Ratings to.
Drink real Chianti (not any that contain Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot), drink Barolos that have been aged in large gentile Slovenian Oak Cask instead of small 225 liter Barrique Barrels that make many wines taste more of Wood (the way Parker likes them) than beautiful unadulterated with natural fruit (Grapes). Wines like; Brunello, Cote du Rhones, and just about anything other than overly-concentrated, overly Oaked, minipulated overly-oaked wines from Australia and over-powering Californian and Australian monsters and you’ll be doing OK.
“Just DON’T Listen to anything ROBERT PARKER and his highly popular but we say awful newsletter “The Wine Advocate” has to say or Write about Wine.” The man almost single handily Destroyed what Good Wine “is” and should be.
Be “Anti-Parker” you’ll be glad you did. “Do.”
Daniel Bellino Zwicke
“Mr. Parkers “illigitimate” reign as wine-oracl and suprem arbiter of taste and quality has not only addicted a generation of Yuppies to his mythical 100- Point rating annoucements, but has played a major role of leading many of the world’s great winemakers to compromise “their art” to make wines to suit the ratings, in order to sell, rather than making wines that will do poor early in early tastings but will mature into masterpieces over decades.”
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Excerpt From Daneil Bellino Zwicke’s SUNDAY SAUCE
When a meal centered around a Sunday Sauce is announced, one can have visions of Blissful Ecstasy at thoughts of eating Pasta laden with Italian Sausages, Savory Meatballs, Beef Braciola, and succulent Pork Ribs. All this has been slowly simmered to culinary perfection. Yes just the thoughts can enrapture one into a Delightful Frenzy of the Most Blissful Feelings of smelling, seeing, and consuming all the ingredients, the Sausages, Meatballs and Gravy. Yes a Sunday Sauce can and does have such effects on one’s mind, body- and-soul. And, I do not want to sound prejudice, but this is pure fact, it is the Male of the Italian-American species who Love The Sunday Sauce in all its form, far more than the female sex. True! Meatballs too! And Italian-American men and boys Love and hold oh-so-dear, their Meatballs, Sunday Sauce, Sausage & Peppers, and Meatball Parm Sandwiches.
BANSKY’S THRIFT SHOP NAZI
Bansky’s Thrift Shop Nazi on 23rd Street in New York .. Famous Graffiti Artist Bansky bought a painting at The Housing Works Thrift Shop on E. 23rd Street in NEW YORK .. He painted a Nazi sitting in the woods stairing ate lovely scenery .. Bansky then gave donated the paintin he calls “The Banality of The Banality of Evil.” I Call it “Nazi in The Woods” Housing Works put the painting on its auction website and the painting is now being Bid at $319,000 (as of October 31, 2013) .. Experts say the painting can end up selling for over 1 Million Dollars …