Browsing: robert fernandez

Food & Drink
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THE BITE: I’m going to dive into the great pizza debate that rages over Brooklyn. Here in Southern Brooklyn, we are lucky to have two of the best pizza parlors in the world. Di Fara, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s personal favorite, and Totonno’s, labeled best by one of my favorite food writers, Robert Sietsema. But, there’s one other,…

Food & Drink
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THE BITE: Roll n Roaster (2901 Emmons Avenue, just west of Nostrand Avenue) is well known for its roast beef sandwiches, late night crowds and its 1970s television commercials. But it also sells Cheez burgers, fries and “freshly squeezed orangeade,” all of which are prominently touted on their take-out bags. Talking with friends, it seems that most folks…

Food & Drink
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THE BITE: What’s more Brooklyn than cheesecake? How about a New York-style cheesecake baked by immigrants, topped with Oreos? Did you know that the Oreo was invented by NABISCO in New York City in 1912 and originally came in two flavors? One version came with the cream you know and love, the other with lemon…

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THE BITE: Hey, today, March 19, is St. Joseph’s Day. What better way to celebrate than by eating some St. Joseph zeppole? What’s that you say? What are St. Joseph zeppole? St. Joseph zeppole, or zeppole di San Giuseppeis, is a classic Italian pastry traditionally made only for the feast day of St. Joseph. In…

Food & Drink
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THE BITE: On a recent night I sat down for dinner at Chop Stix (3790 Nostrand Avenue, between Avenue Y and Avenue Z) with my friend Ned. Ned likes to joke about whenever someone eats in a Chinese restaurant that they spend a lot of time looking over the encyclopedic menu before ordering the same…

News
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I’m a huge fan of Grillin’ On The Bay. It’s not just that I’ve become good friends with the event organizer, Robert Fernandez, or that Robert is now a writer for Sheepshead Bites. It’s for one really simple reason. Grillin’ On The Bay and The Brooklyn Chili Smack Down is a thriving event that recognizes…

Arts & Music
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This year’s Grillin On The Bay and Brooklyn Chili Smackdown was the largest yet, with more than 1,000 visitors converging in Sheepshead Bay to attend the city’s only grilling competition (and Brooklyn’s largest BBQ event). The 5th year of the annual event drew 27 teams and 36 judges from places as far-flung as Massachusetts and Virginia. For…

Events
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We’ve just been told that Robert Fernandez, aka BrooklynQ, the organizer of Sheepshead Bay’s Grillin’ On the Bay festival/competition, and frequent tipster here at Sheepshead Bites, has signed on to help teach a Pit Master Training Class in Staten Island. He will assist Smokin’ Joe Mizrahi, proprietor of the 20-year-old critically acclaimed Smokin’ Joe’s True-Blue…

Events
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Sheepshead Bay’s warm weather events are kicking off this weekend with the Grillin’ On The Bay and Brooklyn Chili Smackdown at St. Mark’s! This means, not long after, the Cyclone will be open, Bayfest will be roaring, fishing boats will be departing (well, they never stopped — but now you’ll actually want to go on…

Events
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(Steak: Because you like it.) Robert Fernandez, the organizer of the annual Southern Brooklyn meatfest Grillin’ On The Bay, has asked that we let everyone know that the event is now seeking contestants for its two competitions. The activities take place April 4 on the corner of East 18th Street and Avenue Z (the St.…

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