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All the food I eat from my travels in this great city

Salud Bkyln Brooklyn Bay Ridge

For the last 2 months I have been walking by Salud Bkyln (Brooklyn ) store front waiting for them to open their doors to the public. Their awning said  ” Tapas Restaurant Bar” I love Tapas. I Love Restaurants and I love bars.  SHOCKER! A fat guy that likes food that you can eat with your hand. I am pretty sure that we all LOVE Finger food. Small portions of different plates lets your sample the most out of a menu with out committing to a main dish how can you go wrong? .( PLEASE DON’T START WITH THE COMMITMENT ISSUES. I HEAR IT ALL THE FUCKING TIME. ) As soon as I heard that they were open I jumped at the chance to eat some of their food.

I got my fat ass there by 9 pm the same day. The place wasn’t packed but it wasn’t empty.  In my opinion the perfect amount of people. Enough that the staff isn’t on top of you but not so busy that they are no where to be found.

 

Salud Brooklyn Cheese Plate

The meal started out with a extra dirty martini and a cheese plate. Well we all know that I am a cheese whore and LOVE ME SOME CHEESEEEEEEEE. Remember Kids cheese is crack! Everything was going well till I heard the words that ALWAYS KILL ME. ” Soft opening”  My smart ass went on the first Day YAY. I have been to more soft opening then I care to remember. Most of them have ended up with Fat Guy having Rocket butt. Do you know what rocket butt is?? THINK ABOUT IT!!  It was already too late to back down my orders have already been placed. I did the only thing that I could do in a situation like this…. Ordered and other martini! ( thankfully no rocket butt and I had a good meal)

Salud Brooklyn Ceviche

Next came out the Ceviche and some other crap. (it wasn’t crap I just don’t remember the name) Guy, gals and who ever else  is reading this the Ceviche was on point. Good clean and fresh. All the flavors were balanced and nothing was over powering.

Salud Brooklyn Fried

These are the craps. I would have them again. But I cant remember the name of the dish to save my life.

Salud Brooklyn New York Strip Steak

The main Course was a lovely New York Strip cooked and matched with its side perfectly. Yes I ate all of this shit by myself. There is a reason why the blog is called fat guy from Brooklyn.

Salud Brooklyn churros

The  churros were the only that was not on the same level as everything else that they served. To be fair I had 2 bowls of rice to riches earlier in the day. I was pretty much full of sugar and rice to riches is the BEST. I will have to try them again.

Overall. I like Salud BKLYN the food is good clean and fresh. What more do you want from a restaurant? The owner was a sweetheart. Spoke to everyone that was there that night.  He  couldn’t sit down but promised to have a drink with me next time. Jose, don’t mess with a fat guys booze! I will hunt you down and Make you drink with me! Plus I would love to interview you more formally.

BTW there is a  beautiful waitress there by the name of Genesis . ( SEGAAA)  That promised to follow me on IG but never did…. GO shame her my minions! Order 66 on HER!!! Joking….. But yea why did you not add me? Is it cause im fat???

Bon Chovie Bay Ridge

Bon Jovi!!! YEAAA I mean Bon Chovie! WTF is Bon Chovie you are asking  yourself right now?  Great question… You get a gold star! Bon Chovie is seafood restaurant  in Bay Ridge Brooklyn. There motto is Fresh Fish Fast. Trust me they live up to that motto. I was in  and out of the restaurant in 40 minutes. Let me put it to you in perspective. I ate 2 appetizers, 1 entree and had a dessert and  all of this food was prepared in 40 MINUTES. That,s Nuts just think about it.

The craziest part is that the food was great. Fresh and full of flavor. What more can you ask for?

Bon Chovie Fried AnchoviesThe first appetizer that came out was fried anchovies (Whole fresh anchovies breaded and fried served with smoked paprika mayo).  Not bad not something that I eat everyday. But Hey I would have it again.  The peel and eat prawns(Jumbo prawns steamed with fresh herbs and Old Bay, served with house-made cocktail sauce) came out next. THOSE WERE FUCKING GREAT. I love prawns! They were the prefect size to snack on before the entree was ready.  Bon Chovie Peal And Eat Prawns  Fuck you order THIS Lobster roll (Fresh, juicy claw meat lightly dressed in lemon-mayo served chilled on a warm buttered roll. Served with Old Bay Fries). Order it dont fucking think just order it! Look at that Chucky Lobster! How can you not order it?
Bon Chovie Lobster Roll

THEN order the root beer float.

Root Beer Float Bon Chovie

YES ROOT BEER FLOAT! IT should be named just beer float. What ever the name its a great way to finish the end of the meal.

Bon Choive in  Bay Ridge is worth a try.  BUT YOU MUST GET THE LOBSTER ROLL AND ROOT BEER FLOAT.

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The Brooklyn Market Cheese Department is the SHIT

the brooklyn market cheese selection
the brooklyn market cheese selection

As you all know by now, I’m a fat ass. I love all food but my favorite is CHEESE. Why? Women love cheese, I love women therefore I love cheese makes sense in my head.  The hard part about cheese is finding a good spot to get it without paying a arm or a leg. After years of searching “European” styled market opened in Bay Ridge.

the brooklyn market

The Brooklyn Market located 8102 3rd Ave in Brooklyn is the SHIT. They have everything a fat ass could want from fresh bread to pre cooked food.  But the main reason why I go there is the CHEESE sampler packs. They have five types french, Italian, goat, Spanish and one more that I don’t remember.

the brooklyn market spanish sampler
the brooklyn market spanish sampler

The samplers are perfect for when you want a little bit of a few different types of cheese  but don’t want any left over from a large package.  You know, If you get a 5 different 1 pound package its going to be gone in 2 days no matter what and then you will feel ashamed of yourself.  Bad fat ass bad fat ass! A sampler is the best solution it has 5 different cheeses and its not that big of a package.  Go get some and enjoy.

 

Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe

buffalo cauliflower recipe

I want Buffalo WINGS! BADLY. But  yesterday I may have had a little to much too eat. ie a few square pizza slices,  Veal parm with spaghetti, a lamb gyro and  few beers. That was just dinner. Today I will have to be making up for all the face stuffing  by being good fatass. No wings for Fat guy from Brooklyn but he will be having buffalo cauliflower.   The original recipe was done by buff dudes.  I just kicked it up a little bit and made it more me. Like i always say cook for yourself. You don’t need to follow a recipe to the letter. IF you like more of something or less then just fucking do it. You are eating the food not someone else.

Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe Ingredients 

  • 1 Large (6-7 inch Diameter) Cauliflower
  • 3/4 Cup (240grams) Buffalo Sauce  ( I used a mix of Franks red hot and Tabasco
  • 1/4 Cup (57grams) Fat Free Plain Greek Yogurt 
  • 2 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • Salt & Pepper to taste (  I skipped this and used the Tabasco to taste cause well it is a Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe  not a Salt Cauliflower Recipe )
Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe  Instructions
Preheat your oven to 450.
Cut your cauliflower to a size that will keep you talking the least  otherwise known as bite sized.
In a small bowl combine your Buffalo Sauce, Yogurt and Garlic and whip it up until it’s well blended.
Slowly pour a third over your Cauliflower.  Mix it up, pour another third, mix and pour the last. You’ll want to do this because there’s lots of crevices in the Cauliflower and you want the sauce to cover and coat as much as you can.  The head of cauliflower that i used was too big to fit in to one bowl. Pre measure to make sure that you have enough sauce and space before you waste all of it in one shot
 Spread out the Cauliflower on wax paper
Sprinkle Salt and Pepper if you like.
Bake for 20 minutes then stir and wait 10 more minutes.
Then eat up.  AGAIN  this is food you will be eating  so make it for yourself. My  Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe used normal full fat yogurt. I have a daily caloric burn of almost twice as much as most people.  I only need to limit my caloric intake not starve myself.

Burger Fries and Beer for $10

Burger Fries and Beer for $10

The STRUGGLE IS REAL! Finding somewhere to have lunch in New York City without spending a arm and a leg is a challenge to say the least.  Street meat you are saying? Remember Good,  Fast and  Cheap,  you can only pick two! How many time has it blown up your stomach?  Quite a few? Today’s lunch as pictured above was a easy choice. Burger Fries and Beer for $10 ( Plus tip) that’s it total. Look at that picture analysis that burger. It is FULL sized! A good amount of fries and a beer. How can you beat that?? Burger Fries and Beer for $10.  This was one of 4  lunch specials at  Judge Roy Bean Public House. The other specials were a wrap, penne and something else.  But if i don’t remember what it was I didn’t want to eat it.  Judge Roy Bean Public House  is a great place to eat and have one or a few “adult beverages” but you can’t beat their lunch special.  For the yuppies that are reading this and want to know about the decor. Its a Burger Fries and Beer for $10 that’s clean and tastes good. I don’t really care how the place looks. ( Its nice and clean go to their fucking site look at it and say yea I will get a Burger Fries and Beer for $10 there)   You are asking well why is it so cheap and repeating Good,  Fast and  Cheap,  you can only pick two to me right now. Well that’s easy to answer. When was the last time you only had one beer in a bar? AHHH HHAAAA! Bingo its marketing to get people in the door during lunch to tie back a few.

BTW if you see me eating there PLEASE STFU and let me eat in peace.

How to make BANANA WITH TAPIOCA PUDDING AND COCONUT MILK

BANANA WITH TAPIOCA PUDDING AND COCONUT MILK

As I am a man of the people or furry wall ( if you only knew what happened on Halloween) I shall share my secret recipe on  how to make BANANA  WITH  TAPIOCA PUDDING AND COCONUT MILK. I may or may have stolen this recipe from someone else years ago. But now I own it so its fat guy from Brooklyn Warm or frozen Bananas with Tapioca pudding and coconut milk. YES THAT’S RIGHT FOR A LIMITED TIME I WILL BEING GIVING YOU 2! recipes since you are such a loyal readers/ visitors.

Ingredients

1/2 vanilla bean or 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) vanilla extract
1 can 14 oz (398 ml) coconut milk
1/2 cup (125 ml) milk
1/2 cup (125 ml) sugar
A pinch of salt
1/4 cup (60 ml) medium tapioca pearls
2 ripe bananas
4 teaspoons (20 ml) lemon juice
2 egg yolks

PREPARATION

  1. With the tip of a knife, split the vanilla bean in half. Remove the seeds. In a double boiler, heat the milk, coconut milk, 60 ml (1/4 cup) of sugar, salt, vanilla pod and seeds. Sprinkle in the tapioca while stirring. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 40 to 45 minutes or until the tapioca is translucent.
  2. In a food processor, purée 1 and 1/2 of the bananas with half the lemon juice. Set aside.
  3. Dice the remaining banana and toss with the remaining lemon juice .
  4. If you would like to do it with frozen bananas just  throw them in the freezer and add them right before you serve. thaw them out a bit so you dont break your teeth.
  5. In a bowl, combine the egg yolks and the remaining sugar with a whisk. Add the mashed bananas. Stir into the tapioca mixture. Continue cooking while stirring until the pudding thickens, about 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the vanilla pod. If you are using vanilla extract, add it at this time. Remove from the heat. Add the diced bananas.
  6. Serve warm or cold.

Yes that counts as 2 recipes because  its making it 2 ways. Evil laugh  Eat up people! You only live once.

 

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

 

 

Cheeseburger donut it could be heaven or it could be hell

Cheeseburger Donut
Cheeseburger Donut

When I first saw this magically image a stiffy formed! A Donut with cheeseburger filling, covered with bacon and glaze.  Is there drool coming down the side of your mouth? Well too fucking bad. You think that its unhealthy?  Too fucking bad. Fat Guy from Brooklyn says FUCK you bitch open your mouth and slide it in… gently.  Do it very gently this a once in a life time experience. In other words don’t deepthoart it like you did  with your date last night.  I will be going to enjoy this burger  next week. Just a legal warning I am not responsible if you get a heart attack for it. Just saying…… You can get this wondrous burger at PYT in philie. Click on the link for more info.

this Cheeseburger donut could be heaven or it could be hell youll have to eat it to find out.

 

 

How to Make Lentil Tacos

 How to make Lentils Taco
Lentils Taco bowl

After a long run or any workout your body needs to be feed.  It needs nutrients and all that lovely bull shit to make you into a better you. In my case its so I can run more and eat more.  Today’s recipe is super EASY. Its pretty much just boiling water and adding stuff.

Why Lentils? Well I was too lazy and go to the market; they are healthy, clean and THEY TAKE 30 MINUTES TO MAKE.

Nutrition Facts
 Lentils, boiled

Amount Per 1 cup (198 g)

Calories 230
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.8 g 1%
Saturated fat 0.1 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 4 mg 0%
Potassium 730.6 mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 40 g 13%
Dietary fiber 16 g 64%
Sugar 3.6 g
Protein 18 g 36%
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 3% Iron 36%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 20%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 17%

How to Make Lentil  Tacos

Fat Guy from Brooklyn’s Taco Lentils ingredients:
– 1 cup dried lentils, rinsed
– 2 Cups of water
– 1 cup salsa ***
– 2 Tablespoons of taco mix  ***

***use what ever  brand or style you like I dont give a fuck you are eating it

Hell feel free to add what ever you want also.

Now  to how to cook it. 

Add lentils to cold water bring to a boil then simmer.

In about 30 minutes add all the other stuff and you are done.

Yup. THAT’S ALL.