As you walk into Il Mulino Prime (331 W Broadway), you cannot miss the beautiful the decor and the pure essence of pretentiousness. But as the old saying goes you can’t judge a book by its cover; Il Mulino Prime is a perfect example of that quote. The pretentious atmosphere only exists because it’s in the heart of Soho, if it was anywhere else it would stylize in a more traditional non-
modern fashion. But in all honesty that’s the only fault I could find in Il Mulino Prime. The staff is beyond fantastic, Bruno, the head bartender or waiter whatever you want to call him is the nicest guy you’ll ever encounter. He’s a superb example a good old-fashioned waiter should behave. He brings an old school Brooklyn feeling with a little bit of an Italian accent. He is the perfect example of what a waiter should be in my opinion. He offsets the modern decor with a feeling of home; He brings the essence of Italian food to the table without losing the elegance of the food. But what does that mean?
Italian food as a whole is designed for family-style eating. Yes, Italian restaurants can have single portions, but if you look at any famous Italian restaurant in New York City the menu is designed for family-style large portions, large plates, large groups loud of PEOPLE TALKING to each other, and eating together as a family. The problem comes down this style restaurant would not work in Soho. Modern fashion, luxury and elegance are a must for the survival of the business in Soho. The menu at Il Mulino Prime is no
exception to this demand for style. All the dishes are carefully thought out. Every single item on the plate is one the plate for a reason. Even the lemon on the side of the seafood dishes is carefully wrapped in fabric so that your food is protected from the possibility of any lemon seeds touches it. The attention to detail is matched by very few restaurants that I’ve ever been to in my life. But the food is only half the battle. The staff at the location is the other half. Just because you have great food and decor doesn’t mean that a restaurant will survive New York City. There are hundreds upon hundreds of restaurants in New York City that fail every year
because they’re missing that one piece. In Il Mulino Prime’s case the staffing was carefully selected to allow patrons opportunity to interact with someone who’s both sweet and professional at the same time. Bruno is able to have a quick joke with the patron but still knows the menu inside and out. He still knows the wine list. He still knows all the information you need to become a more educated patron of the restaurant. Bruno does this all without being overly cocky and offsetting. Is this not a perfect combination for a waiter?
Now, what you have all been waiting for the food and a review of the $25 lunch special. I’ve honestly had about 85% of the menu and have the pictures to prove it. Instead of going item by item I will be going over my favorites and then just posting the remaining pictures. All of the dishes taste great. For those of you who do not know about the $25 lunch prix fix at Il Mulino Prime is a special menu during the hours of 12 pm – 4 pm . It allows you to order one appetizer, one dessert and one entrée for the low low price of $25. Yes, a full meal to in the heart of Soho for only $25.
My favorite combination for lunch is the beefsteak salad, the wild salmon over asparagus and (finally the best of everything) cheesecake with a little bit of whipped cream on the side. Why is this favorite combination you’re asking? I like the large portions of bacon and tomatoes and it have a little vinaigrette -boom your mouth is set full of flavor and it’s semi-healthy. Seriously look at the portions of bacon on top of that salad, how can you say no? The wild salmon on the other hand is perfectly cooked. It’s both healthy, clean, and will get me ready for the summer. You know, I’m going to have a six pack… Of beer. Why I am selecting the cheesecake for my dessert? If you don’t know you shouldn’t be reading this blog. Cheesecake is the best shit on earth. In all honesty there is no bad combination of the menu it is all about what you like and want to eat at the moment.
Next time you’re in Soho or Chinatown or anywhere in the downtown area, you should really check out Il Mulino Prime. It’s one of the best spots that you can have lunch and not feel raped by the price of the meal. See below for all the desserts!
Can you teach an old Dog new Tricks; I don’t know most likely. Dogs are smarter than most the people I interact with on a daily biases. What I do know is that the re-branding of Circles café into Gulf Coast Bay Ridge (310 Bay Ridge Avenue) was a brilliant idea. The neighborhood was missing: Jamaican accent: some Island Flavor Mon. Is it real Island flavor? No, it’s flavored towards the neighborhood. If you want some hardcore ass jerked shit then take your ass to Myrtle Avenue. There you will find some good ox tail, jerked chicken, half the items sold out and your asshole on fire. Gulf Coast is targeting the neighborhood it is in Bay Ridge. I am not Knocking the food just laying it all out. The Food was good.
Gulf Coast Bay Ridge’ Cajun Calamari this is the shit you have to try it. The combination of sauces and Cajun spices blend perfectly. The dish comes out to be externally well balances and the texture is great. Its not greasy or rubbery. What more can you ask for? Besides another drink…..
Of course I ordered a zombie. Did you expect me to be on the wagon? Seriously have you read any of my other posts?
Gulf Coast Coconut shrimp was good. Honestly its a little hard to live up to the expectation that the calamari created. They were good and I would order them again and most likely every time.
My entree was Drunken Crawfish Pasta very flavorful and had some kick to it. This isn’t your grandmothers pasta It has heat. IF you don’t like heat don’t get it! (I am measuring a white people spice scale.)
Last but not least was the warm apple pie with ice cream on the side. Its apple pie with ice cream how the fuck can this be bad in any way? Like seriously I have never had a apple pie that I didn’t like!
Gulf Coast Bay Ridge should definitely be on your list of restaurants to try. The food is good, the drinks strong and it not your everyday Bay Ridge food. You can have burgers, wings, beer and pizza only so often before you get feed up with them. ‘
My latest adventure of fatassness has led me to find Coffee RX Lab in Bay Ridge. See that shit in the picture above? Those sexy Belgian waffles were only $8. THAT’S RIGHT. 8 FUCKING bucks for a Belgian Waffle covered in Nutella , whipped cream and berries. It looks as good as it tastes. People that is one sick deal! Coffee RX Lab Bay Ridge didn’t even go cheap on the indigents either; (Everything is fresh and made while you wait). The coffee is good also but I am a DD guy. I need 32 ounces of iced coffee in morning before anyone can even talk to me. Check out Coffee RX Lab Bay Ridge its good good spot to grab a quick snack and get going. Only issue I had with it was the hipsters….. they were nesting there… hours at a time….. THEY WERE EVERY WHERE… THE HORROR. My advise run in, order and run out before they try to covert you to join them. If you want to read more about it you can find it in this article.
SEE I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE THAT CALLED THEM HIPSTERS.
They look great, sound great and in theory are supposed to be great! But Fridays Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos are a complete waste of money. 15 bucks for 4 pieces and they weren’t even warm! Top it off they came at the same time as the potato skins below. The Fridays Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno did not even come close to cover the same amount of space on a plate. Hell they barely covered a 1/3.
Top it off the jalapenos were not even whole pieces. They were halves. HAVLES like no you cant have a whole one they are too expensive. How much can one whole jalapeno cost 30 cents?
Its completely ridiculous.
I’m paying $15 for a plate at FRIDAYS. I better get some then 4 piece of food. Who was the genius behind this? They should be fired.
This is the Fat Guy from Brooklyn version of the recipe if you want to see the original please go here for Korean Beef
The original recipe is missing some of that feeling that i love to have in my food. You know that what they feeling is? A full stomach. I make grunt food. Everything that I make is easy quick and clean.
1 pound beef . Skirt steak will work best but use what ever you want just cook that shit like it needs to be cooked.
2 tablespoons of soy sauce
2 garlic clove, minced bitches love garlic and I love bitches Hence I LOVE Garlic
1 tablespoon brown sugar
Coconut oil Pam 1/2 onion, diced
1 large carrot, 1 small zucchini, diced
1 Tablespoon of worcestershire sauce
Chop the Beef into strips. I like to have it be about same size as a half a pencil .
2. In a large bowl throw in all the wet ingredients and mix them. Once mixed throw in the beef and let it sit for about a 20 minutes.
3. Turn on the julienne function on your food processor and let it slice and dice all of the carrots and zucchini.
4. Brown the onions on a medium flame.
5. Throw in the meat and cook it until it is tender.
6. Throw in the vegetables and cook untill they are soft. ( 3 minutes give or take)
There is a new player on the Bay Ridge Brooklyn healthy restaurant scene, Cocoa Grinder. (I was not aware of the old location on 4th avenue location prior to the opening of the new location on 3rd avenue in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn ) The new location on 8511 3rd ave (Brooklyn) is decorated very nicely with a clean modern look. I love the hammer for a door handle. ( Plays with your head the first few times that you see it) Do you know what attracts me to Cocoa Grinders ? Iron Extremeapple, carrot, broccoli, kale, beet & spinach. That shit is my DRINK! Normally I would have to make a custom order for that drink and the server’s ALWAYS FUCKS IT UP. But not at the Cocoa Grinder which makes me one happy fat guy.
The staff really does cares about the products they are serving, even washes down the machine after ever USE. You would think that washing the juicer is a normal thing in all juice bars right? WRONG, ever had a taste orange when you didn’t order orange? YUP the bitchs didn’t wash the machine after the last customer.
In my opinion Cocoa Grinder is better then all the other juice bars that I have tried in the neighborhood.
NOW MY RANT. This has nothing to with Cocoa Grinder just some of the customers that were there today. But it happens in every juice bar I have ever visited. STOP Fucking ordering smoothies and saying that they are fucking healthy. GET A Fucking Complete fresh squeezed JUICE. What do I mean by complete? A juice that has a wide a ray of vitamins and minerals. You DO need those to stay healthy. Not just the big 4. I had to listen to these chicks talk about how healthy smoothies are, that they blah blah blah this and that. No. Please. Stop your stupidity. Just get a juice. Juices taste just as good if not better as smoothies. They also do not contain any milk or processed ingredients and normally are less sugar. Its not only yogurt Dumb ass. Its LOW FAT yogurt (in most places) how do you think they make it low fat? There is NO such thing as a LOW FAT COWs.
Lets do this another way. Compare a strawberry banana smoothie to a Iron Extreme. These are all estimated number that you can get from the web if you doubt me each has been linked in the title. The nutritional information below does not represent the national information for Cocoa Grinder.
Get out that pent-up aggression while preparing your meat with this cool Kuckle Pounder Meat Tenderizer. Looks just like traditional brass knuckles but instead of “knuckles” there is a tenderizer grid. Its made of heavy aluminum alloy and its grooves make it easy to hold and pound the meat. Now what are you waiting for? Pound it out! Specifications Meat tenderizer looks just like traditional brass knuckles Tenderizer grid on base Grooves make it easy to hold and pound the meat Made of aluminum alloy Measures 4.25 x 2.75 x 2-inches
This isnt you mothers meat tenderizer. This IS ART ITS FASHION!! ITS something that looks cool to have in your kitchen.With the DCi Knuckle Pounder Meat Tenderizer every time someone walks into your kitchen they will know you are serious about your meat tenderizing.
DCi Knuckle Pounder Meat Tenderizer is also good for getting out that end of the day rage that we all suffer from because of work and the holidays. Wouldn’t you want to come home and just beat your meat like it owed you money? Get your meat so tender that you cant even beat it anymore. ……
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not One drop of booze was left not even a alehouse.
The texts were sent out with great care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.
To drink a few rounds and have a few shots.
And maybe find a few trots…
Cause well yea that’s what we do here in Brooklyn.
But seriously I was out of booze and wanted something to eat. The only choice that was left was going down to 3rd avenue for some food. That whole week was a cluster fuck of dinners and events. I needed something Light, fast and clean to keep this god like body you know. ( Bacchus was a god) Only one think popped into my mind Bon Chovie. That’s right Return of the Bon Chovie!!!
Its my site and I will write about ANY restaurant or Topic I want to at the time. Shut you mouth and don’t bitch that I already wrote about it.
Bon chovie is Good CLEAN FOOD. WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO SAY? NO? What do you think I will only go there once and never visit again? I didn’t even eat everything on the menu.
Grilled Mahi Tacos(Two tacos served on warm flour tortillas topped with homemade mango salsa, shredded cabbage and lime mayo. Served with tortilla chips.) Tacos….Tacos…. Taaacooooosss. I wanted tacos and I got them. AGAIN WHAT IS THE COMMON THEME WITH Bon Chovie? FRESH AND CLEAN. All the Flavors were on point. None of the dishes were over powered by a fish taste.
Surf and turf burger. One part burger one part lobster. THAT’S RIGHT SAME AMOUNT OF LOBSTER AS BEEF. Let me sum up the flavors. Once the great tasting beef is one you as a tease. the lobster slowly come up and fucks your taste buds till they cum. ( meh you say try it then meh)
See these bitches?? That are Called Tater Tots if you can get them instead of fries DO they are WAY WAY better tastings and the sauce refreshes your taste buds.
Something pretty cool happened here the night that i stopped by. The owner figured out who I was on IG and on here. DAM it I need to wear a costume from now on…..
1 head Garlic, unpeeled and separated into cloves or not denpeding on how you like it
Olive oil – That Good SHIT man. Not some cheap shit.
STEP 1 and The most important step. Go to your greek friends house and say “melaka I need some of that good olive oil.” When they pull out some bottled crap. You repeat yourself ” Melaka, I need some of that good olive oil. I want it from the big bottle” That when they will pull out a 5 gallon jug full of olive oil. YUP thats what you want. That all natural. ALL greek. Fucking granny pressed the shit on the side of the mountain oil. Trust me worth the time to get bottle from them. If you do not have access to a Greek HouseHold you can use some store bought shit.
Step 2. Turn on stove to medium heat.
Step 3 Now I like to keep mine wrapped in foil but you can do it without. If you like to do the dishes do it without. I like to do as little work as possible. For foil its the same shit just in foil. Place Garlic in frying pan. Drizzle about 1 tablespoon olive oil over unpeeled cloves, ensuring that cloves are more or less evenly coated. Reduce heat to lowest setting and let garlic cook, stirring occasionally for about 10-15 minutes until garlic skin is browned
Now dont be a smart ass and just putt the galric in your mouth without letting it cool. You’ll burn your tongue. Once its all cool and yummy looking enjoy it with a nice red wine or cheese or just more garlic.