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Citi Summer Streets NYC 2017

August 20th, 2017 by Mr. C

One of NYCs most popular annual events – Summer Streets NYC came to a close yesterday. Summer Streets & the Department of Transportation of NYC turns 3 consecutive Saturdays in August into a 7 mile car free zone stretching from Downtown Manhattan Lafayette Street / City Hall area all the way uptown to Park ave […]

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New York Renaissance Faire: 40th Anniversary Season

August 11th, 2017 by chocko

Huzzah! A couple of days ago marked the first weekend of the 40th Anniversary season of the New York Renaissance Faire. It’s a magical place where you feel like you stepped out of a time machine and ended up in a shire where wizards, knights, pirates and sweet singing sirens roam about. Be sure to […]

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paging mr. c – lost & found – mini nyc up / Big Apple BBQ Block Party

June 12th, 2017 by Mr. C

(the Ubons BBQ team getting their smoked wings on – finishing things on the grill) hey folks, Mr. C is back on the scene again! It’s been more than a NY minute since I reported on my insignificant findings & frolickings about in the little village on the prairie. I’ve been uber busy tending to […]

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Texasmania – Chocko Lays the Smackdown on Austin and Dallas

March 31st, 2017 by chocko

Wrestlemania weekend is upon us once again, so look for Chocko in the stands munching on a bowl of Booty-O’s and a turnbuckle on the side, cheering on all the fist flying and off the top rope action which should be kicking like Bruce Lee’s Chinese Connection. Here’s a quick look back at last year’s […]

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British Invasion!

August 28th, 2016 by Mr. C

(British grocery store – Myers of Keswick on Hudson Street in the West Village) ——————————————————————————————————————– Yesterday, the Planet Chocko hopping vampires signed up for a free bike tour of what I thought was a cruise around Upper Manhattan by 86th St and East river/Carl Shurz Park and then perhaps a dip into Central Park. But […]

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2016 Big Apple Barbecue Block party

June 12th, 2016 by Mr. C

(Memphis Barbecue and their baby back ribs. Loved the enthusiasm of the pit crew! Ribs were amazing!) I had a smokin’ good time with friends at the 14th annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party in Madison Square Park on Saturday. We didn’t stay for too long but just enough to sample 5 ‘cue plates that […]

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Looking back at Riot Fest 2013

September 9th, 2015 by chocko

It’s a couple days away from Riot Fest 2015 in Chicago. Chocko’s all packed and ready to go and psyched to see a bunch of bands from different genres from punk rock, metal and hip hop. The first one I ever went to was in 2013 which was a multi-day, mind blowing mix of live […]

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Big Apple BBQ Block Party

June 15th, 2015 by Mr. C

(The calm before the smoke at 10:00am at the Big Apple BBQ block party on Saturday) (my accomplices at the BBQ fest – no forks – no problem!) (Shake Shack who?) The 13th annual Big Apple BBQ Block party at Madison Square Park came and went last weekend. About 17 BBQ pitmasters came as far […]

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lower east side – nyc doings: Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival & now introducing Empanadas plus more!

June 8th, 2015 by Mr. C

(the mixologists making my chocolate egg cream with the classic Fox’s Ubet chocolate syrup!) (Peking Opera – Monkey King performance) (Puerto Rican Vejigante mask) (Puerto Rican fan making) The 15th annual Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival & this year – Empanadas were added to the Eldridge street mix! The festival provides a fun opportunity […]

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A Look Back at NOLA 2014 and Wrestlemania 30

March 27th, 2015 by chocko

It’s almost that time of year again for pro-wrestling biggest event of the year, Wrestlemania which will take place at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California in a couple days. Last year, around this time Chocko and the some members of the crew traveled to the beautiful city of New Orleans, Louisiana for Wrestlemania XXX. […]

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Bumblefoot and Sharkmuffin played Two Boots (Park Slope)

December 8th, 2014 by chocko

Bumblefoot at Two Boots Last month, Two Boots pizzeria opened a new location at 284 5th Ave. in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The Cajun-themed pizza joint celebrated their grand opening with a night of free food, booze and live music by guitarist extraordinaire, Bumblefoot and Brooklyn all female band, Sharkmuffin. I walked through the doors and […]

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Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival

June 13th, 2013 by Mr. C

Last weekend was another fun-filled celebration on Eldridge Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan where gleeful culture clashes of immigrant Chinese rubbed elbows with the Jewish Community. The Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival has been an annual event for 13 years – created to celebrate these two cultures living side by side […]

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