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Cocoa Grinder

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 Extreme apple, 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.

Cocoa Grinder Bay Ridge Iron Extreme juice
Cocoa Grinder Iron Extreme juice

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.

First up!! The Strawberry Banana smoothie

Nutrition Information

 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 510 g
Amount Per Serving: 1.0 each
Calories 310
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0.0%
Sodium 115mg 4.79%
Total Carbohydrate 74.0g 24.7%
Dietary Fiber 4.00g 16.00%
Sugars 56.0g
Protein 4.0g 8.0%
Vitamin A 0.00%
Vitamin C 170.00%
Calcium 15.0%
Iron 4.00%
Vitamin D
Potassium
* The % daily value is based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your recommended daily intake may vary depending on your calorie needs.

 

NOW the Iron Extreme.

Nutrition Facts

Total Juice Yield 12.12 oz
Total Juice Calories 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.84g 3%
Protein 16.24g 32%
Total Carbohydrates 73.56g 26%
Dietary Fiber 22.4g 90%
Sugars 41.47g 164%
Water 859.17g
Vitamin C 207.6ug 346%
Vitamin A 39129ug 6523%
Vitamin E 8.8mg 29%
Vitamin K 2156.4ug 2695%
Thiamin 0.45mg 30%
Riboflavin 0.88mg 51%
Niacin 4.02mg 19%
Vitamin B6 1.08mg 54%
Folate 863ug 216%
Calcium 481mg 49%
Iron 11.58mg 63%
Magnesium 342mg 97%
Phosphorus 322mg 32%
Potassium 2990mg 86%
Sodium 372mg 15%
Zinc 2.74mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

See the Difference?YES? Good now order a fucking juice.

No? Let me explain it to you in simpler terms.  Most fresh squeezed juices have more good stuff in them then smoothies.

That Good stuff makes your body healthier and stronger so the odds of you getting SICK decease.

If you want a whole breakdown of how all this works go back to high school health class and open your fucking ears.

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Brooklyn Beets Company

Pulled pork from Brooklyn beats company
Pulled pork

A few weeks ago I received a urgent call  from Mike to rally for a righteous cause; Stuffing out faces and getting shit faced . Well It was more then that  but I don’t think you give a shit about we spoke about.  (Both agreed you did not need to eat that box of Twinkies).   We had no set plan on where we were going just throw a coin into the air ended up at Brooklyn Beets Company. Yes, Its a magic coin. I am also selling the Verrazano bridge if you are interested

If you have never been its pretty good to say the least. Brooklyn Beets company is a farm to table restaurant in Bay Ridge Brooklyn.  The cuisine can be described as modern eastern European? Its hard to call out what they serve because they have a little of everything.

Skipping all the BS . The plates that were consumed( The plates were almost licked clean) are as followed  pulled pork special and NYS Butcher Steak. ( grass-fed grilled hanger, red bliss chips, lemon-braised dinosaur kale, pork-belly bordelaise.)

NYS Butcher Steak from Brooklyn beats company
NYS Butcher Steak

Both were BANGING. I do not say that often. When two guys that live and breath GOOD Food, say that the food was banging. It is Banging. Everything was fresh crisp and full of flavor.   Both dishes melted in your mouth. It was almost perfect. The only bad food we had was the  pickled plate. Just skip it and you will have a great time.

Stop reading this shit and go eat there now.

The signature drink is  pretty good. But by that point I may have also had a few bottles of wine.  That’s my disclosure if you don’t like the Brooklyn Beets Company.

Brooklyn Beetstini from Brooklyn beats company
Brooklyn Beetstini

 

 

Visiting Grotto for antipasta after a long run

Grotto Hot ANti pasta
Grotto Hot Anti Pasta


This post is Long LONG over due I apologize my loyal followers… Well follower as in ONE person. YOU ARE A DAM CREEPER yes I SEE YOU! CREEP and everyone else You all SUCK! Now back to what we all came here to hear about FOOD and BOOZE.  A couple weeks ago I stopped by Grotto in Bay Ridge for a after run snack.  You know after 6 miles you need a nice healthy meal.  Every growing boy needs martinis and cheese. In my case its was a few martinis and some antipasta. They have a really good selection of antipasta. I went with the Antipasto All’ Italiana  (mixed olives, selection of two cheeses and salami) ( see below) and the hot one above. I dont remember what the name was its Hot antipasta and there was grilled cheese how can you not like it? Over all the food was good the drinks were cold. Only thing I can say was that the martini could have been dirtier. I like them Dirty Dirty. Still stop by its a good spot.

 

Grotto cold anti pasta
Grotto cold anti pasta