Tuesday, May 14, 2013


1. First off, find a butcher who makes the sausages fresh.
2. Fry up a mixture of onions and bacon and seasoning.
3. Get the spuds on the boil with a dash of vinegar, some chopped onions and salt (seasoning to taste). Chuck in some peas with the spuds. (Throw in some chopped carrots too, if you like). Now we’re talking.
4. Now you have the choice of grilling or broiling your bangers or frying. Throw them on a low heat with the simmering bacon and onions (or in a cold pan, as the TV lady said, and add the onion and bacon in a bit) and let the f—–s rock gently, turning every few minutes.
5. Mash yer spuds and whatever.
6. Bangers are now fat free (as possible).
7. Gravy if desired.
8. HP sauce.


Page 525 LIFE by Keith Richards



Thursday, May 9, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Can Your Hear Me Knocking, The Rolling Stones "Sticky Finger"  Got my Coffee! Yes I'm having my coffee, at my favorite local cafe in Greenwich Village. They've been playing The Stones, one great song after the other. Maybe it's Grrrr, the Rolling Stones latest compilation album with tons of great Rolling Stones Hits and that big Gorilla on the cover. "Rock On." Yes, drinking my coffee, a favorite pastime, reading the paper (NY Times and Daily News), listening to The Rolling Stones. What's Better than that? The Stones, The World's Greatest Ever Rock-N-Roll Band and ma Coffee. "I Love it!" Thank God they're not playing any "Rap Crap" or any of the other Horrible Music they make these days. No, just great quality, good ol Rock-N-roll, and the best, The Rolling Stones. Just thought I'd let you know. And think about, "What Could Be Better Than Coffee and The Rolling Stones?" Not much, or a lot of things you might say, but just for 3-Bucks, I got my Coffee, sitting in a nice quiet relaxing Cafe listening to Keith, Mick, Charlie, Mick Taylor, and Ron Wood, The Rolling Stones and Coffee, "No It Doesn't Get Any Better Than That."

PS ..  also playing, Sympathy For The Devil, Satisfaction, Ruby Tuesday,19th Nervous Breakdown, and-on-and-on .. "The Hits Just Keep Coming." This is a simple pleasure of life my Friends ...

Daniel Bellino Zwicke

Friday, January 11, 2013

I Love The Rolling Stones

Well, I just keep loving the Stones more and more. I've always loved The Rolling Stones, ever since they came out with Satisfaction in 1965 .. But back then, I din't love The Rolling Stones nearly as much as I do now. No, I liked them a lot, but didn't think and delve into them the way I do now. Well, it's simple, for one, they didn't have the body of work they do now. Well that they had by 1981, with their last great album Tattoo You. Back in 65 Start Me Up, Bitch, Can You Hear me Knocking and other great Stones tunes hadn't been made yet. But that's not really the main reasons that I wasn't so fanatical about The Rolling Stones the way I am now. Back then there were tons and tons of other great musical artist, not like the current day stock of music in 2013 and the past 15 years or so, just mostly a bunch of Shit. The music these days Sucks. It's almost none existent  except for a very few good artists like Cee Lo Green and Alica Keys. Yes today "The Music Sucks" and all we have are great bands of the past, like The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Supremes, all the Motown and R&B Greats, Rock-n-Roll Greats, Solo Artists, Pop Music and on and on. Yes, back in 1965, all through the 6o's and 70's and in to the 80s and even 90's you had many great Musical Artists; Le Zeppelin, The temptaions, Stevie Wonder, The Stylistics, Elvis, too many to name. 

  What ever happened to music? What happened to Rock and Roll? The music today "Sucks" no good artists, no great songs like before, the 60s, 70s, and 80s ... What the hell happened? Well, Shitty Crap Rap happened. Kids these days don't know any better, they listen to and "Like Shit" it's unavailable  The kids these days have "Horrible Taste" in music, they like and except Crap and think it's good, "Crap Rap." What is the World coming to? Thank God for The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, the R&B Classic Rock, rock-N-Roll, and all the Great music produced by the great artists from 1960 to the early 1990's. Great music was made, it was recorded and we have it to listen to now in times of nothing good a "Famine of Music" good music that is, great music, they don't make it any more. Why? I'm mystified!


Yes Boys and Girls, in the Age of Shit Music, which is Now and Has Been for 15 Years or so, All we have are The Stones, Classic Rock, Rock-N-Roll, R&B and The Great Musical Acts of The Past; 60s 70s 80s ... But we do have it, Let's Thank God .. We Can listen to our Great Vinyl Records, Cassettes, CDs, maybe even 8-Tracks ... Cool . We can even listen to MP3s, just as long as they're Great Recordings of The Stones, Classic Rock, R&B and 
"No CRAP RAP"  Read books like Keith Richards "Life" one of numerous biography on Mick, or books on the Stones, Surf the net for Stones, Keef, or Mick stories. Let's not forget Charlie, and Ronnie Wood is Super Cool. Now there's a biography I gotta read, Ronnie Wood. And I can't wait to see Charlie Is My Darling. I hear it's Great. I have numerous books on The Rolling Stones and Youtube? Youtube is Awesome! You can see (and hear) The Stones and all The R&B and Rock Greats anytime you want, and almost any performance. There's a lot out there Thank God again and we don't have to listen to The Rap Crap and All The Shitty Music they make in 2012, 2013 and the past 15 Years .. No Need! We're Just Not Gonna Take It! Sorry if there are so many with Bad taste Out There. They Have Great Music and Great Bands Like The Stones, led Zeppelin, The Who and more and they insist on listening to Shit. They actually like it, support it an perpetuate the Crap. Well, you Have The Stones so Enjoy. Look at Beast of Burden on this site, or Ronnie talking about his Guitars, and Mick going to Elton Johns party and what not. The Rolling Stones, they're Great, They are endless, you never tire of them. They're The Stones !!!!!
ROCK ON !!!!

The Rolling Stones 
At the Alamo
San Antonio Texas

Probably 1978
Check Out The Stones
Doing Beast of Burden Live
Texas 1978
As Peter Griffith Would Say
Friggin Sweet !!!

Monday, January 7, 2013


At 3rd Avenue & 55th Street
A Favorite of Keith Richards & Johnny Depp
Keef Played Brown Sugar Here One Night
On Guitar Given to Him by Depp

Are you a True Downtowner who has found themselves for one reason or another on the Upper East Side and needed a good place to have a drink and grab a good Burger. You need a good joint, not a obnoxious Sports Bar with 20 annoying Flat Screen TVs. You're not from BumFu_k Iowa, so Applebee's or Tj McFunsters just won't do. You're a Downtowner, you need a inexpensive, unpretentious, non-contrived place with a Cool Vibe. Well for years now, my Go-To all-around place on the Upper East Side (for the Rare Times I'm in that neighborhood) is without question PJ Clarke's. The ambiance is beyond compare, wonderfully well worn, charming, and awash in History.
    PJ Clarke's was one of Sinatra's Favorites along with the 21 Club, Jilly's and Patsy's on 56th Street. And speaking of Sinatra who recorded a wonderful version of "One For My Baby" which was written at PJ Clarke's on a Cocktail Napkin by the great Johnny Mercer in 1941.
    When I go to PJ Clarke's, I'm thinking of a Burger, a Beer or Bourbon Old Fashion, and an order of Onion Rings. With all the rage of Burger's these days, PJ Clarke's has been serving one of New York's tastiest Burgers for close to a Hundred Years. Even Jackie Kennedy loved PJ Clarke Burgers and ate them often. And Nat King Cole proclaimed after eating a tasty Bacon Cheeseburger that it was the Cadillac of Burgers. "You know Nat, I agree." And combined with the wonderful ambiance, History, and allure of the place, PJ Clarke's just ca not be beat. Try it!

by Daniel Bellino Zwicke


One of Sinatra's favorite joints .....
Johnny Mercer wrote One For My Baby a Sinatra Favorite on a Cocktail Napkin at PJ Clarke's  .....
Jackie Kennedy often brought John F. Kennedy Jr. for a Saturday lunch Burger.......
Popeye Doyle (Gene Hackman) orders a Burger here in The French Connection ...
Author Charles Jackson was a regular at PJ Clarke's and in the movie version with ray Miland, PJ Clarke's was used and called Nat's Bar in the movie ...
On June 20, 1958 Buddy Holly proposed to his fiancee there ...
Johnny Depp gave a gift of a Guitar to Keith Richards and Keef played on the spot Brown Sugar ....
PJ Clarke's was a Favorite of Ted Kennedy, Richard Harris, Jake LaMotta, and Dick Clark, all of who love the burger ...
Regular Liza Minelli loves the PJ Clarke Burger as well ...

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


The Perfect Newport Steak? What? I make it. Not everyone can. Number 1, you have to start with a Great Steak, a Newport Steak. A Steak not known to many. Well if you're fortunate to live in New York's Greenwich Village, you might know about them. Then again, you might not, cause just because you live in The Village, doesn't mean you know of this little thing of wonder, The Newport Steak. The Newport Steak is a thing of wonder, especially if you love Steak but don't want to shell out about $19.00 a piece or more to get one. That's uncooked from the butcher, a nice Prime Sirloin Steak that is. Now a Newport Steak on the other hand will cost you about $7.50 on the average, or roughly 2 1/2 times less than a Sirloin, and you do not give up on taste or quality. It's just as good. Maybe better.
It is said that The Newport Steak was created by Jack Ubaldi, an Italian immigrant who owned a Butcher Shop in New York's heavily Italian Greenwich Village some time around 1947. The Newport Steak is actually most commonly known as Tri-Tip Steak and comes from the Bottom Sirloin portion of a cow. The Tri Tip is not well known nor much in demand. Well not among the masses, but we "Smart Ones" know better. We always get equal or better quality of anything, but always pay less. Thus the case of a Tri-Tip or if as we call it in New York's Greenwich Village "The Newport Steak" In California, Californians know it as The Santa Maria Steak.

   Anyway, Mr. Ubaldi, wanted to sell this lesser known cut to his customers, but didn't want to sell it as Tri-Tip, he wanted a catchier name. A name that would help sell this wonderful little steak, that was oh so tasty and cost far less than Sirloin, T-Bone, Porter House or Rib Steaks. He wanted a name that in the name itself would sell the steak. One day jack Ubaldi was looking at a pack of Newport Cigarettes and noticed that the logo of Newports was more or less the same shape of the Tri Tip Steaks that he cut. Right then and there Jack Ubaldi named his cut of Tri Tip 
"The Newport Steak" the name caught on and they've been selling Newport Steaks at Florence Meat Market on Jones Street in Greenwich Village ever since. They're are a couple other spots in the area where you can get a Newport Steak. Ottomanelli's down the block at Bleecker and Joes Streets sells them, as well as Pino's Prime Meats on Sullivan Street, and is a place where I often pick up a Newport Steak or two, along with ones from the original Florence Meat Market.
     Well, I picked up a couple the other night and cooked them for me and a friend. As usual, they came out perfectly. We had a Couple good bottles of wine as well, in a nice bottle of Villa Sesta Chianti and a fine Bordeaux. And if that wasn't good enough, and don't you think it should have been? We listened to The Rolling Stones while I cooked those "Tasty Steaks" some Roast Potatoes and Carrots. Those steaks, yes they were Perfect. Not many people can cook a Steak as Good as Me, "No Brag Just Fact." Yes it's Fact, I can cook a Steak Better than anyone of ever met or eaten a steak cooked by another, and that includes Steaks I've had at Sparks Steak House, Peter Luger and other places renowned for their steaks. If you knew me, you'd know I'm telling the truth. Ask anyone who has ever eaten a Steak that I've cook, "They tell you."

 Any way, yes the Steaks were perfect. My mouth is watering now just thinking about them. Dam, I tell you, Those Newport Steaks were "So Dam Good" they were practically "Orgasmic" I kid you not. Ask my Pal Chris, or my Buddies Raoul or Jimmy S, they'll tell you. So we had The Perfect Steak, drank Chianti, and listened to The World's Greatest Rock Band of All-Time "The Rolling Stones." And yes Boys and Girls, Ladies and Gentlemen, "Sometimes Life Can Be Blissful." Yes It Can.

Article by
Daniel Bellino-Zwicke

This Is a Perfectly Cooked Newport Steak
We Have a Nice Bottle of Chianti and 
A Bottle of Bordeaux
And You Can't Here It or See It
But We Have The Rolling Stones on The Phonograph
Yes Vinyl
And as I Cook, "Let It Bleed" is Spinning 
Then Sticky Fingers
The Rolling Stones Chianti & Perfectly Cooked Newport Steaks