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I Love My Coffee and Cafes

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CAFFE REGGIO 
GREENWICH VILLAGE NEW YORK
 
 
Copyright 2016 Daniel Zwicke
May not be Re-Produced
Gotta have my coffee at the Cafe. There is not much in life that pleases me more drinking a nice hot tasty Cup of Joe in the warm welcoming invirons of a nice cafe. And I don’t mean Starbucks. Yes I can have my coffee at home each day, and save quite a lot of money. Yes i could have it at home and instead of spending about $1,600 a year or $16,000 every 10 Years on the stuff, I’d just spend about $120 a year or $1200 in ten instead of that 16 Grand. Yes I could put a whopping $15,000 in my pockets every ten years or so if I wasn’t so extravagant in my daily coffee habit, but it juts wouldn’t be the same, I wouldn’t be in a cafe which I love so dearly. I’d be at home alone with my coffee and no one else around. I’d have my coffee but I wouldn’t have people nor the surroundings of a nice cafe like one of my favorites of all, the former Caffe Dante in New York’s Greenwich Village where I had my coffee ( Cappuccino, Espresso, Caffe Latte) nearly everyday for 30 years.
You see it’s not just about the coffee but about being around other people and the community and conviviality of this thing called the cafe, a place to gather and be among like-minded people, those who life the cafe life. I could just go there and burry myself in a book, do some writing, or converse with a friend, the waitress, or someone new who I just met, “you see I’m at a cafe,” and this is what you do, you read, you write, sip your coffee, you relax, that’s the essence of any good cafe, and I’ve been to many. I’ve been to Caffe Florian in Venice, Duex Maggot and Flore along with many more in Paris, to Greco in Rome, Gambrinus in Napoli, Biela in Buenas Aires, du Monde in New Orleans, Caravelle in Macau, and many more.
 
 
 
 
 
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Caffe Gambrinus
 
Naples, Italy
 
for the World’s BEST ESPRESSO
 
Yes I could have my Coffee at home, but why would I when I can go to the cafe, for “It’s an affordable Luxury, and one that I love so.” Coffee.
 
 
 
Daniel Bellino Zwicke
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At Caffe Gambrinus, Napoli, Italy, you’re served your Espresso in this beautiful cup.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 






CAFFE FLORIAN
 
St. MARKS SQUARE
 
VENICE ITALY
Since 1720
COFFEE at FLORIAN’S
 
 
“Now THAT’S COFFEE”
But For a PRICE !
 
 
 
 
WAITER SERVING BEIGNETS And CAFE CREME
 
CAFE Du MONDE
 
NEW ORLEANS
 
ONE of MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE CAFES
 
 
“I JUST LOVE IT” !!!!
 
 
CAFE DUEX MAGGOTS
 
St GERMAIN De PRES
 
 
PARIS
 
 
CAFE BIELA
 
BUENOS AIRES
 
ARGENTINA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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SUNDAY SAUCE
When Italian-Americans Cook
by DANIEL BELLINO “Z”
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CAFFE REGGIO
 
Macdougal Street GREENWICH VILLAGE New York
 
MY FIRST CAFE
 
Started going there when I was just 15 years old …
 
 
 
 
 
 
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PICASSO
 
 
He loved his Espresso
 
mostly at Cafe Flore in PARIS
 
 
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The Classic Coffee to GO CUP
 
PICASSO would have Loved it !
 
 
 
 
 
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MANGIA ITALIANO !!!
 
The Latest from Best Selling Cookbook Author
 
DANIEL BELLINO ZWICKE
 
 
 
Look for IT Soon on AMAZON.com
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In New York Regular Coffee is King

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COFFEE
 





Coffee and Cafes. Two things very near and dear to me. Million so others as well. In New York, we have the Best, “For getta bout it Seattle” !!! I remember 25 years ago and more when there were no Starbucks and just very few cafes in the hole city. More or less the only cafes were in Greenwich Village, Little Italy, and the East Village. There were hole neighborhoods, completely cafe-less and if you wanted to go to one you had to go to the Village or Little Italy, nothing on the hole Upper East Side.

   Anyway, Coffee and Cafes are a huge thing these days and part of many a life.
Coffee and cafes, let me tell you about some of the best and my impressions. Hey, I’m a guy who has been frequenting cafes for years, each and every day, just about. I haven’t Jumped on the Band Wagon in the past 5 or ten years. I’ve been riding it for 30.


   Number “One,” in New York,  a good Cup of Joe is King, “Regular” not
Grande Caramel Latte and overpriced crap like that. Not the esoteric overpriced espresso, Cortado, Machiato, Blue Bottle, and Site Specific Coffee, and blends that try to break down and make too make of a good simple thing. You know what I mean. A “Cup of Joe,” is King. Used to be Five Cents at coffee shops all over the city. Well that’s going way back. Hey don’t get me wrong, I love Espresso, Espresso Machiatto, and the great Cortado they serve at Abraco. It’s just that I gotta tell you, a “Regular” is King and let’s hope it always will be.


   Abraco is utterly awesome. Maybe the Best Single tasting coffee in town, is their Cortado. Man it’s tasty. Just out of this world. But I have some problems with Abraco, as I’m not someone to pay a Premium for what I call “Hit and Run Coffee”


What is “Hit and Run Coffee” you ask? Well, let me tell you. Hit and Run Coffee is a coffee that you get at places like Caffeteria, Abraco, Third Rail Coffee, and tiny little Coffee Bars that have little or no chairs and tables and maybe just a small counter space for standing. Listen, I’m not in the habit of paying  $3.50, $4.50 or “More” for a cup of coffee, having to stand at a counter, drinking it in short time and leaving. Ending up $5.00 or more less in my pockets. Well you may think, “What’s $5.00?” Right? What’s Five Dollars? Imagine if you have 5 $5.00 coffees a week for one year. Do you know how much money that adds up to? Relax, I’ll do the Math for you. That’s $1,300 my friends. No small sum? Multiply that by 5 years and you’re talking $6,500, or by Ten Years and we’re talking $13,000. That’s a lot of Friggin Cash my friends. Hey I’m not saying you should not go out and have coffee. I do all the time. Heck, on my days off, I sometimes end up in cafes three times in one day.  I spend about $1,508 a year on coffee, $7,500 in five years or about $15,000 in ten. That’s a lot. But I get a lot. Heck, I used to spend about $2,200 a year on coffee,  $10, 000 or more in 5, or about $20,000 in ten years. But I have cut back. I’ve seen the light. I hardly ever spend $5.00 on a coffee any more. All I need is the $2.00 variety. A good honest “Cup of Joe,” a “Regular.” And I need to get my money’s worth. If I just wanted a good cup can easily make a great one in my house for just “15 Cents a Cup,” but I go and have one at a Café for 15 times that amount. Why? The extra $2.35 I pay for the coffee plus tip, is to be able to “Sit” down and relax in a nice pleasant atmosphere. I’m not gonna pay 27 times ($3.75 Average price coffee at Upscale Coffee Bar) to stand at a counter and not being able to sit down and relax. At home I can  make a tasty cup of Coffee from the Highest Quality Coffee money can buy with the coffee I buy at  “Porto Rico Coffee” on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village, just a half block from my house. No, I pay all that extra money to sit in the pleasant environment of a nice coffee. Also to see other people, maybe a friend or the possibility of meeting someone new and interesting. I read, I write, I hang with friends, I relax. I can not do that at a overpriced “Coffee Bar” that doesn’t have any place to sit.


  And speaking of Porto Rico Coffee, it mystifies me that people are so foolish as to pay $11.95 or more for a mass-produced commercial pound of Coffee from Starbucks instead of going to the “Best Coolest Place in Town” to be some of the World’s Finest Coffee at Porto Rico Coffee, people who have been doing this for more than 100 years, not 20. It just doesn’t make sense. By the way, the coffee I buy at Porto Rico is just $5.99 and $6.99 a pound, half the price of a pound of Starbucks Coffee.


   Anyway. It’s all up to you. I’ll  stick with my Regular “Cup of Joe” with a Espresso and Cappuccino thrown in here and there, and as a special treat a Cortado from Abraco every now and then. And I’ll get to sit down and relax with my coffee each day, putting an extra $1,000 a year in my pocket, or Airfare and a few nice meals when I go on vacation. How bout you, “Hit and Run”and pay more, or Sit Down and Relax, Pay Less, Save, and put a Thousand Bucks a Year in your pockets, or $10,000 in ten ? 


by “DANIEL BELLINO ZWICKE”


 
 
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Frank Vincent Tribute

 

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FRANK VINCENT plays SALVI the Gangster in RAGING BULL

 

SALVI : Hey Joey, where you gonna be?

JOEY LaMOTTA : I’ll be at the Gym or the other joint. One-or-the-other.

JOEY : Hey Salvi .. Go Fuck yourself.

 

 

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FRANK VINCENT (R) as SALVI and JOE PESCI as JOEY LaMOTTA

In MARTIN SCORSESE ‘S “RAGING BULL”

About ITALIAN-AMERICAN NEW YORK PEIZE FIGHTER “JAKE LaMOTTA”

The RAGING BULL

Frank was wonderful as Wise Guy (Gangster) SALVI

 

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FRANK as Mob Boss PHIL LEOTARDO in The SOPRANOS

Who Is Anthony Bourdain BigFoot

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WHO Is BIGFOOT ?
In ANTHONY BOURDAIN’S
KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL
 
 
 
 
Anthony Borudain
Kitchen Confidential
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BIGFOOT

ANSWER:

ANDY MENSCHEL
 
 
 
A question most asked by restauarant professionals in New York who love Tony Bourdain and his minor-masterpiece Kitchen Confidential on the underbelly of the New York Restaurant World and the restaurant scene in general.
 
 
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GOT ANY KAHLUA ?
 
THE BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK
 
by Daniel Zwicke
 
ABIDE !!!
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Celebrities Eating Pasta

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Sophia Loren

 

 

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LOUIS ARMSTRONG

 

 

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Marcello Mastroianni

 

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DINO

Dean Martin

 

 

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Bridgette Bardot

 

 

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Gina Lolobridgida

 

 

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ITALIAN BOY

 

 

 

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Kirk Douglas Serves up Spaghetti to Sophia Loren and ???

 

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Sunday Sauce

Pasta Recipes

 

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Sean Connery & Friend Eat Pasta in Rome

1960s

 

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Madonna

 

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Pretty Girl

Eating Spaghetti

 

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The BEATLES Eating SPAGHETTI

 

 

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Sophia Loren

Eating Spaghetti

 

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Learn How to Make The Worlds Best

SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE

“SECRET RECIPE”

by DANNY BOLOGNESE

 

 

 

 

 

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Jerry Lewis Tribute

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JERRY
 
R.I.P.
Jerry was the last of the Great Era of a Group of Iconic Entertainers like FRANK SINATRA,
DEAN MARTIN , SANMMY DAVIS Jr. and of Course JERRY LEWIS  … There has never been 
group quite like these Guys and in all likelihood, will ner be again. God Bless them
All and keep their Memories Alive !
MARTIN & LEWIS
 
With DINO & SINATRA
 
 
 
 
 
His TELETHON
The NUTTY PROFESSOR
The KING of COMEDY
 
with ROBERT DiNERO
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