The Death of Liz And A Return To Joe And Bart’s

Joe with Ms. Taylor

After spending some time at Grillin’ On The Bay this past Saturday I realized that I needed a haircut, so I paid a visit to my favorite barbershop Joe and Bart’s. Joe was honoring the death of Elizabeth Taylor with a fitting final centerfold, carefully cut and pasted the old fashioned way onto the side of a metal room divider.

Joe and Bart take a momentary break to philosophize on life, death and hair.



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Smokin’ On Avenue Z

This past Saturday my girlfriend and I stepped off the B49 Bus and into the St. Mark schoolyard for this year’s Grillin’ On the Bay competition. We were disappointed that only two competitors chose to sell their smoked offerings. Fortunately, contestants Three Men and a Baby Back delivered some of the most authentic and sinfully tasty pulled pork we’ve had this side of the Mason Dixon line. Continue reading


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Who’s Comin’ With Me?: Grillin’ On The Bay This Saturday

Did you know that New York City only has ONE Barbecue Competition? If you do then you’re probably wasting your time reading this, otherwise stay with me…

The grilling and chili contest’s going down THIS SATURDAY at the St. Mark’s St. Mark schoolyard in Sheepshead Bay, baby! (corner of East 18th and Ave Z in Brooklyn)  For you non-competitors out there, food sales begin at 11AM, with chili starting at 1PM. For more details, check out the contest website. If the website doesn’t adequately address all your burning questions, you can contact event organizer, BBQ aficionado and Sheepshead Bites food writer Robert Fernandez (, or call 917 763 5062.

Bon appetit!

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Welcome To The (Old) New Brooklyn

A real estate ad from 1924 advertises undeveloped land to potential developers

It’s been a while since we boarded the nostalgia train here at Wandering NYC. Here are some old real estate ads I found while scouring Google for the names of South Brooklyn developers and architects. I had hoped to save these for a longer history/ architecture piece, but decided to have a little fun with what I have so far.

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Restaurant Review: Jamie Lynn’s Kitchen

Looking towards the rear of Jamie Lynn's dining room

Last weekend my girlfriend and I had the chance to try a restaurant named Jamie Lynn’s Kitchen. We thought the interior, with its funky mismatched furniture and painted brick, was both warm and welcoming. Between its looks and eclectic menu, Jamie Lynn’s would fit in well with many eating establishments that have opened up in Brooklyn these past few years. Well, except for one thing. Continue reading


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Wandering… New Orleans???

Canal Street, Downtown New Orleans

I thought I would share some photos from a recent trip to a place that may very well be my spiritual second home.

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New Material @ BK Southie

Just a reminder:

More writing by yours truly can be found at BK Southie.

You can read articles like this and this. No pressure.

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