February 25th, 2009

DON'T POSTPONE JOY

BBQ in Brooklyn




Another reason to be jealous of naylandblake: a new BBQ joint opened up a few blocks from his house, and it’s really good. He invited lolitasir and me out this last weekend to try Whiskey Sunday’s out between preparing taxes and the Oscars.

Like Hill Country, they sell their rubbed-and-smoked meats by the pound, but at prices a lot cheaper than Manhattan places: $7 buys you half a pound of ribs or brisket. The wide variety of sides top out at $4, and easily serve two. We also loved the service. The restaurant has already addressed the expensive beers they were slammed for in their early online reviews, and since it was Lolita’s and my first visit there, we asked the waitress how the coleslaw and potato salad were prepared, since there are a lot of varieties of those. She brought over small servings of each to sample, and both were excellent versions of their dish.

Nayland had a huge pile of ribs, Lolita, oy, had the brisket, and I chose the pulled pork sandwich with pineapple slaw, which came out on twin brioche rolls! All of the sides we had were delicious: collard greens, whipped sweet potatoes, baked beans (with lots of chopped-up “burnt ends” folded in), dirty rice, and cheddar cheese biscuits. They have three BBQ sauces on each table: a mustard-based one, a classic American molasses-based one, and a nicely hot one, an unusual but totally delicious blueberry-habanero mash-up.

We were so hungry all three of us shutterbugs didn’t even pull out our cameras, but dug into the food. But here’s a photo of the place I found online.

Check out Whiskey Sunday’s if you get out to the Prospect Park area of Brooklyn. It’s worth the $4 in subway fares even if you’re not – the highest praise possible from a NYC island dweller.

The inspiration for this post is that I’ll be eating the leftovers for lunch today. I can’t put it away like I used to – actually I can, but I sometimes choose not to. But I also didn’t want to go into a coma during the Oscars later.

Nom nom nom. Om.

a little of the old ulta-violent

Mystery List #1




action
BACKTRACK
CHANDU THE MAGICIAN

animation
DANTE'S INFERNO
HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE
JOHNNY THE GIANT KILLER
STREET OF CROCODILES
THE EMPEROR'S NIGHTINGALE
THE MAN WITHOUT A SHADOW
THE MYSTERIOUS GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORATIONS OF JASPER MORELLO
THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

art
HOW TO DRAW A BUNNY
ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG: MAN AT WORK
TALES OF THE RAT FINK
THE LEGEND OF LEIGH BOWERY
THE OLD SPAGHETTI FACTORY
WHO GETS TO CALL IT ART?

cartoon
THE MARVELOUS MISADVENTURES OF FLAPJACK: "Beard Buddies"

comedy
ART SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL
BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS
DIE MOMMIE DIE
DR. STRANGELOVE
DUNSTON CHECKS IN
HUMAN NATURE
I HEART HUCKABEES
IGBY GOES DOWN
LEOLO
MON ONCLE
MYSTERY TRAIN
NOWHERE
PLAYTIME
PRIVILEGE
RAT
THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS
THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU
THE SECRET DIARY OF SIGMUND FREUD
THE SHAPE OF THINGS
THE SWINGER

documentary
COMBOVER
DARKON
DIVINE TRASH
GUMBY DHARMA
HAXAN
HELVETICA
INSIDE DEEP THROAT
LOVE ME, LOVE MY DOLL
MOTODROM
THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA
THE CRUISE
THE OUTDOORSMEN

drama
ADAPTATION
BLOW-UP
BULLY
CRASH
FUR
KILLER OF SHEEP
PLAY IT AS IT LAYS
ROLLER BOOGIE
STAY
SUBURBIA

fantasy
THE GREAT YOKAI WAR
ZEBRAMAN

gay
PINK NARCISSUS

gladiator
HERCULES, SAMSON, AND ULYSSES
THE COLOSSUS OF RHODES
THE TERROR OF ROME AGAINST THE SON OF HERCULES

grindhouse
BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
COFFY
DEATH RACE 2000
DELINQUENT DAUGHTERS
FROM DUSK TILL DAWN
RACE WITH THE DEVIL
SONNY BOY
THE HONEYMOON KILLERS
THE LOVE-INS
WICKED, WICKED

horror
13 GHOSTS
A BUCKET OF BLOOD
ALICE, SWEET ALICE
ATOM AGE VAMPIRE
ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES
ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE
BLACULA
BLESSED
BLOOD FOR DRACULA
BLOOD FREAK
BLOOD ON SATAN'S CLAW
BUCKET OF BLOOD
BURNT OFFERINGS
CABINET OF CALIGARI (1962)
CALVAIRE
COUNT YORGA, VAMPIRE
CRAWLSPACE
CUBE
DEAD ALIVE
DEVILS OF DARKNESS
DEVOUR
DIE! DIE! MY DARLING!
DIE, MONSTER, DIE!
EATEN ALIVE
EYES OF LAURA MARS
FIDO
FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN
FREAKS
HELLBENT
HOMICIDAL
HOUSE OF USHER
INVASION OF THE VAMPIRES
KILLER BATS
MADMAN
MAY
MIMIC: THE SENTINEL
MONKEY SHINES
MONSTER MAN
NIGHT OF THE LEPUS
NO SUCH THING
PEEPING TOM
PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE
RAVENOUS
SCANNERS
SCREAM BLACULA SCREAM
SHEITAN
SHUTTER
SISTERS
SLITHER (2006)
SPEED DEMON
SPIDER BABY
STRAIT-JACKET
SUGAR HILL
TERROR TRAIN
THE APE MAN
THE BRAINIAC
THE BROTHERHOOD OF SATAN
THE BURNING
THE CARS THAT ATE PARIS
THE CASTLE OF THE LIVING DEAD
THE DEVIL'S RAIN
THE GIANT SPIDER INVASION
THE GORGON
THE HORROR OF IT ALL
THE HOUSE ON SKULL MOUNTAIN
THE INCREDIBLY STRANGE CREATURES WHO STOPPED LIVING AND BECAME MIXED-UP ZOMBIES
THE INNOCENTS
THE KILLER SHREWS
THE LIVING HEAD
THE RED SHOES
THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD
THE SEVENTH VICTIM
THE TESTAMENT OF DR. MABUSE
THE TINGLER
WITCH BOARD: BUNSHINSABA
WRESTLING WOMEN VS. THE AZTEC MUMMY
YOTSUYA KAIDAN (THE GHOSTS OF YOTSUYA) Parts 1 & 2

kung fu
SISTER STREET FIGHTER
THE RETURN OF SISTER STREET FIGHTER

musical
BUBBLES
FOR THOSE WHO THINK YOUNG: "Ho Daddy" number
HI DE HO (feature)
HI DE HO (short)
HOOTENANY HOOT!
IDLEWILD
PAJAMA PARTY
REET, PETITE AND GONE
THE APPLE
THE DUKE IS TOPS
THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
THE WIZARD OF BAGHDAD
ZOUZOU

mystery
BLUE VELVET
BUNNY LAKE IS MISSING
WONDERLAND

performance
JOHN WATERS' THIS FILTHY WORLD

photography
ARENA: ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE
BORN INTO BROTHELS
CINDY SHERMAN: NOBODY'S HERE BUT ME
DOCUMENTING THE FACE OF AMERICA
EDWARD BURTYNSKY: MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES
HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON: THE IMPASSIONED EYE
PETER BEARD: SCRAPBOOKS FROM AFRICA
PORTRAIT OF A PHOTOGRAPHER: DAVID LACHAPELLE
SALLY MANN: WHAT REMAINS
SAVING JAZZ
TIERNEY GEARON: THE MOTHER PROJECT
TINA BARNEY: SOCIAL STUDIES
TINA MODOTTI IN MEXICO

pipe-smoking
CROSSFIRE
THE DARK PAST

raymond burr
DESIRE IN THE DUST

samurai
GATE OF HELL
KIRU (KILL!)
SAMURAI I

sci-fi
BARBARELLA
CHRISTMAS ON MARS
CQ
FAHRENHEIT 451
FREAKED
LA JETEE
MONSTER A-GO-GO
ONE MILLION B.C.
SOCKET
SOLARIS
SPACEFLIGHT IC-1
THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (1929)
THE WILD, WILD PLANET
YOR, THE HUNTER FROM THE FUTURE

shorts
GREEN PORNO

silent
SPEEDY
THE CROWD
THE DRAGON PAINTER
VAMPYR

thriller
PSYCHO
BUDDY BOY
THE ELEMENT OF CRIME
URBANIA