Here before us, here after us–

DSCN8914 DSCN8903 DSCN8897 DSCN8889These amazing trees, a part of the landscape in Madagascar, were here long before you or I were a twinkle in our parents’ eyes, and they will be here–we hope–long after our physical bodies shut down and return to stardust.  So, it is important to keep breathing in the air, breathing out the toxic bits, sipping on delightful beverages, gobbling interesting and tasty bits of sustenance, and to enjoy all moments as they pass. . .enjoy this one. . .and this one. . .and that one, too. . .etc. and so on.

I send you obvious vibes from the trees of Madagascar. . .feel them. . .they are some of the best stuff that we have.

It’s lovely out there.

Meat is sweet–

IMG_3279 IMG_3275 IMG_3267 IMG_3266POW!  Here we are gobbling lots of goodness at the Bowery Meat Company on the corner of Bowery and 1st Streets in Manhattan, New York City.  Yes, they gots lots of meats at this cozy dining establishment, but we chose to mix things up a bit on our first visit by ingesting the following items: char-grilled oysters–inspired by the masters of this dish, Drago’s in New Orleans, and damn tasty. . .Chinese BBQ pork belly–succulent, tangy, and mouthwatering. . .duck lasagna for two–gooey, cheesy, ducky, hearty, and utterly gobble-worthy. . .plus some kale salad and charred brussels sprouts–good for digestion. . .all washed down with an easygoin’ Tuscan red. . .mmmm, aaaaahh!  Be sure to check out the Bowery Meat Company the next time you find yourself wandering around the Bowery lookin’ for somethin’ good to jam into yer piehole. . .you will like, I gar-ron-taaaaaay!

I am sending nutritious vibes to you from the Bowery Meat Company. . .feel them. . .they are oh-so good for you.

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It’s lovely out there.

Cannoli and graffiti–

IMG_3262IMG_3263 IMG_3260Here we are gnoshing on some goodness down in Little Italy. . .cannolis make us happy, very happy.  Plus, you never know when a wall of art is gonna pop up while strolling along the streets of lower Manhattan, New York City–quite tasty to gnosh on visually while gnoshing on food items. . .mmmm, aaaahh!  So much to eat and see everywhere. . .be sure to eat and see as much as you can wherever you are.

I send you vivid vibes from New York City. . .feel them. . .they will make your head tingle.

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It’s lovely out there.

Korean BBQ is good–

FullSizeRenderIMG_3252 IMG_3245IMG_3259BOOM!  Here we are puttin’ a major feed on at a place called Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong located on the corner of 32nd Street and Fifth Avenue in the heart of Koreatown, Manhattan, New York City.  This place rocks!  All of the meats are thinly sliced, tender, and delectable. . .cooked to perfection right before your very eyes.  All of the condiments and side dishes are extremely tasty. . .kimchi, sliced onions in vinegar, spicy sauces, tangy sauces, and lots of greenery to help with your digestion. . .plus, they serve up wonderful beers and cocktails to wash everything down with. . .oh, and one more thing, the entire staff here is friendly and helpful. . .mmmm, aaaahh!  Get on over here and gobble some Korean BBQ. . .you will love, I gar-ron-taaaaaay!!

I send you freshly-grilled vibes from Baekjeong. . .feel them. . .they will make you feel big and strong.

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It’s lovely out there.

Madagascar Monday–

DSCN8847 DSCN8629 DSCN8614 DSCN8448BAM!  Here we are chillin’ out on the eighth continent: Madagascar.  Of course, the flora and fauna here are beyond compare. . .you will see, hear, touch, and smell things on Madagascar that you cannot see, hear, touch, or smell anywhere else on Earth.  But, for me, the most wonderful aspect of visiting this place is the people. . .they come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and vibrations. . .a total mish-mash of African, European, and Asian folks creating some of the coolest and most exotic people I have ever had the pleasure of interacting with.  So yes, come here ready to be amazed by lemurs, chameleons, geckos, birds, baobab trees, amazing landscapes, etc, but most importantly come here for the people–they will warm your heart and make you want to stay here forever and ever.

I send you exotic human vibes from Madagascar. . .feel them. . .they will make you happy to be alive.

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It’s lovely out there.

Essential lunch spot…NYC–

photo 2photo 5 photo 1photo 3KABOOMY!  Lunch is rockin’ and rollin’ at a new place called Upland located on the corner of 26th Street and Park Avenue South in Manhattan, New York Citaaaaay!  The guy who runs things here, Justin Smillie, used to be the main chef at Il Buco Alimentari, a wonderful downtown Italian joint with lots of good pastas and meat dishes.  He has brought all of his expertise to Upland, and it appears that he has all aspects of hearty, tasty, and cozy dining down-pat.  Above you see us gobbling a burrata, some crispy duck wings, an egg and porchetta sandwich–extremely tasty, and cacio e pepe–soothing and delicious.  All of this goodness is washed down with a reasonable bottle of chablis–mmmm, aaaaahh!  Plus, the staff is cool, chilled-out, easygoin’, and eager to share in our excitement regarding their delicious dining establishment without being overly nudgy.  I love lunching at Upland, and I know that you will love it, too. . .so, move upward and onward to Upland whenever you can.

I send you delectable vibes from Upland. . .feel them. . .they can help you get through your day in style.

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It’s lovely out there.

Dublin does it–

DSCN7962 DSCN7964DSCN7966 DSCN7978Well now. . .here we are hanging out in one of the coziest, most chilled-out towns on planet Earth, Dublin, Ireland.  Damn, the pubs are most wonderful. . .the Guinness is fresh and unbelievably tasty–can’t drink it outside of the county anymore, what a pity. . .the food is surprisingly good and delicious. . .and the people, aaaaahh the people–Dubliners are sweet, smart, fun, cool, and ready to converse on any subject you have at hand–they are full of good craic, as they say. . .fabulous!  We love Dublin, and we know that you will, too. . .get over here some time.

I send you vital vibes from Dublin. . .feel them. . .they will put a big smile on your face if you let ’em.

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It’s lovely out there.