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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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Big Apple BBQ Festival

June 12th, 2013 by Mr. C

(Skylight Inn with their double cleaver whole hog chopping action at the Festival) (Whole Hog Sandwich – Skylight Inn) The Big Apple Barbecue Block party went out with a smoky bang last weekend at Madison Square Park! Once again we over-loaded ourselves with some porky delights enough to get the Dukes of Hazzard County out […]

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St Louis Record Store Crawl

March 20th, 2013 by chocko

VINTAGE VINYL (6610 Delmar) On a recent trip to St. Louis, MO to go hang out with Julie of Waves On The Sea at a Tegan and Sara show, Chocko made a short list of record stores to check out while in town. Before going to the concert at Pageant in a neighborhood known as […]

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All chile peppered out in New Mexico!

October 2nd, 2012 by Mr. C

(green chiles roasting on the fire at the farmers market on Cerrillos Road & St. Francis Drive in Santa Fe) ———————————————————————————————————————— Last week the Planet Chocko raggamuffin crew flew out to New Mexico for a little excursion hoping to get abducted by a UFO in order to find out more about our martian ancestry. We […]

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8th Annual Vendy Awards NYC

September 24th, 2012 by chocko

Last Saturday, perhaps the happiest event on the planet happened on Governor’s Island…people ate delicious food, lounged out and then street food vendors got recognized for excellence in their craft. Yes, The 8th Annual Vendy Awards went down in NYC, my caloric intake went up with each food sample and pandemonium broke loose along with […]

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