I got down state with no traffic and was wildly early, so I met up with my dad to sit and talk while I waited for Sistah to get done with her stuff. I grabbed two really meh slices of pizza from Fra Nico’s in Florida, NY. They were satisfying enough, but tasted like cheese on bread. Not nearly enough seasoning, and they didn’t heat it up enough, either. Boo on tepid cheese, overly soft bread. It was only $3.70 for two slices, but I wish that they had been good slices. I won’t get slices from there again.
It was a great time hanging with two beautiful ladies. Engaged girlie wouldn’t let me buy any of my own drinks because she works eighty million hours a week because she’s a workaholic. We headed out early at around 12 am.
Olde Erie transformed from some kind of Italian restaurant into a club after 10 pm. How crazy is that!? The nightlife down there is pretty hilarious for someone who used to live there and visits back occasionally. It seems like all of the folks who’ve moved up from NYC in the past decade or so want NYC nightlife, so the restaurants in the area accomodate them. People were even wearing club clothes, but to their credit, the DJ was way better there than most of the DJs that spin up here. I was dressed like a sun-loving hippy, so I got a few “Bitch, whatchu wearing?” looks. It was so surreal, you guys! I couldn’t stop giggling about it! Restaurant. Night club. Insane! I know some places around here do it (Daisy Baker’s for TNOAP), but the extent down there… just surreal!
Oh yeah, and before I left I had plans to meat up with Phairhead and SexyBeast on Saturday, so here’s the jerked pork I made. I used more habaneros this time. I think you can see the orangey flecks in the marinade this time.
I came back early Saturday morning and popped it in the smoker for a few hours.
And Albany John had been up early because
Well, hello ribs! That’s really all I can say – because then I was eating them! So good and meaty!
Albany John made plantain fritters (I think they were Piononos).
At any rate – they were plantains he cut up, fried, smashed, made a cheese sandwich out of them, then put them in a fritter batter and fried. He re-heated them on the grill, which I think took a lot of oil out of them. I also sampled more than my fair share before we left – cheese, plus plantains, plus FRIED = auto-awesome.
I had such a great weekend with all of this sun. So warm and nice, I spent as much time outside as I could, and I was lucky enough to be able to meet up with my amigas!