NYC 2010::Part 2

The next stop on the list was a place called PopBar . I was a little bummed to find this. They were closed for Yom Kippur.

Instead we opted for Grom.

I wasn't impressed.

After a much needed nap. It was time to head out again.
Destination: Little Italy for
San Gennaro

There were too many people to really enjoy it.

I did manage to finally taste one of these.

Deep Fried Oreo
I only had 1, but that was the best $1 I spent all weekend.

See ya in Feb NYC 2011.
Thanks for reading,

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NYC 2010::Part 1

After a good and I do mean GOOD nights sleep at the Moderen, it was time to let New York see me. ( Trip Advisor Review)

Lucky for us there was a festival on the next block.
So you know what that means?

The first few bites were really good, but it left a werid after taste.

Next, Grilled Corn

There is no pretty way to eat this.

On your mark,

Get set...


Next was a place I have read about on a few blogs.
A line is a good sign.

Very simple menu.

The Artichoke slice was superb! The Crab slice not so much. It was REALLY fishy. It wasn't bad, but I'd have to eat one or the other
Not both during the same meal.
Artichoke Pizza

Thanks for reading.
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NYC 2010::FELA on Broadway::

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of seeing FELA on Broadway. It was like nothing I had ever seen. Before coming to Broadway, I wasn't familiar with Fela Anikulapo Kuti. However, after doing some research, his story is one I will never forget.

The singing, flipping, chanting, even the pop-lock and dropping was on point. It was witty. It was socially conscious. It was seductive. It was energetic. The set was chromatic, yet very simple. And that soundtrack...... I have listened to TWICE since I've been back. I will admit, I was a little disappointed when we didn't get to see Patti LaBelle. None the less, the show was an A+ all the way! Recently, I read on Shadow and Act that his story maybe coming to the big screen soon. Looking forward to it.

Other than the soundtrack to Sarafina! (don't judge me) and The 2010 World Cup Soundtrack, I didn't listen to alot of Afrobeat. Does Wale count? "My sweetie" is my JAM! However, these days it's slowly making it's presence known on the play list.

Thanks for reading, Mer!


"Femi Kuti ( Fela's son) was nominated for the second time for a Grammy Award in 2010 in the world music category proving he is a positive force to reckon with in African and world music." (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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New York::FELA::Thank you!

A few months ago, I get a call from my friend Monya, "Mer, I've just won a trip to New York to see FELA on Broadway and you are going!" Now, I am not sure if you have seen the movie Baby Mama, but in the Birthing Class scenes the character Angie (Amy Poehler) makes this hilarious sound, "OoOoooo"! That is sound I made in Walmart. (Click the link. You will laugh too!)

Before I post anything about the trip itself, I want to publicly tell her, THANK YOU. She had a laundry list to choose from, but I was given the golden ticket!

The trip was sponsored by:

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