Author Daniel Bellino Zwicke
Barrow Street, Greenwich Village
NEW YORK NY
Here’s one of my spots for my morning coffee during the strongest days of the Covid19 Pandemic.
I’d get up every morning and make Breakfast at home. Then take a shower, get dressed and go out for my first coffee of the day. With breakfast at home, I drank Tea. I don’t drink coffee in my home, as I like to go out to the cafe for coffee and writing. In the first days of Covid I’d go and get a coffee at the Korean Market on Bleecker at Jones Street. Then I’d go to a local park or a house stoop and have my coffee, send and read text messages, read the News on my Google New Feed, check my Instagram, make post, and make telephone calls for 90 minutes or so. Then I’d go back home and make lunch.
After lunch, I’d go back out for my 2nd Coffee of the day. Then I’d go home and make dinner. I’d cook a tasty Cheeseburger, make some Pasta, Pork Dumplings, or some kind of a sandwich. Maybe 3 times a month I’d make a big pot of Lentil or Vegetable Soup. Once a month I’d cook a big pot of Chili that I would make Burritos and Tacos for a week. And every now and then I’d make my famous Ragu Bolognese. I used to make it more often than I do now, and two or three times a year I’ll make some Coq au Vin.
About NEW YORK BURGERS
The last year or so I’ve been eating a lot more Burgers. I really like making them, as I make then so good, and the price of a Burger in some places is crazy. They can be $20 or $24 or even more. Damn, it would cost you $5o or more just to have a Burger and a drink. By the time you pay for the Burger, let’s say it’s $20? And you can’t really go into one of these place and not get at least one drink. I’m not a big beer drinker, so I’m going to have a glass of wine or a cocktail. Let’s say the average price of one of these items is $12, OK ? So we’ve got $20 for the burger, another $12 for a drink, that’s $36 right there. Then we’ve got tax at about $2.90, or 4 dollars, so that’s a sub-total of $39, plus tip, which I’d leave $10, for a total of $49, which is just rught there around the $50 mark, for just a Cheeseburger, and one Drink, and you have to pay tax and leave a tip. Do you wee what I’m talking about? And if you have a second drink, you could be up near $70 ? This is insane. Well, if you can afford ot pay $50 or more for one drink and a Burger, God Bless You. Me, I could do it, but I don’t want to. Well maybe if I’m getting together with some good friends, now and then, but I’m not going to do that a whole lot.
I get my Burger Fix at home. My Burgers taste Damn Good. I buy some good ground Sirloin for about $6.99 a pound. I season it well with salt and Black Pepper. I put on some Mustard, Ketchup or BBQ Sauce, some Cheddar Cheese and about 3 slices of Dill Pickle and I’m all set with one of the Best Damn Burgers in all of New York City, and all for about $2.75 or so? Let’s say $3 and I’ve got one of the Best Burgers in all of New York City. Trust me, I make a better Burger than just about any place in New York. I’m not spending a 5o dollar bill for no damn Burger. “I’ll make it mayself, and it’s Damn Good.”
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