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DJ
New England
A maven of pop culture who isn't afraid to express his opinions on it all.
Interests: music, marketing, movies, reading, technology, the culinary arts, and the history of all of them
Recent Activity
So Flatlander BBQ is finally competing in our first BBQ competition in 2012 this weekend in Kingston, RI at the South County Balloon Fest. How did we spend our week prepping...well one of us survived a 3 day FDA audit... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2012 at BBQ Confessions
Follow us next weekend at the Norwalk, CT BBQ festival under @FlatlanderBBQ. Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2011 at BBQ Confessions
Hello All and thanks for wandering over to read our BBQ blog. While Derek is typically the blogger in the family I thought it might be fun for me (the Pit Mistress) to take over the blog for our competition... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2011 at BBQ Confessions
Sorry, couldn't resist the Canadian joke. At least I didn't say "aboot." I just found out about a great web site for Canadian wing enthusiasts: Hotwings.ca which offers reviews from across Canada and a few American cities as well. Check... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2010 at Hot n' Saucy Wings
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I got word recently that Rathbones, a bar/restaurant on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, had fantastic wings. So last week I ventured out on a sunny Saturday afternoon and tried what the menu calls the 'Famous Rathbone Buffalo Wings.'... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2010 at Hot n' Saucy Wings
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Somewhere where Chelsea meets Flatiron meets the Garment District (otherwise known as Midtown South), lies the BBQ district. I'm not sure it's ever been called that before, but let's just take a moment to call it that now. There are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2010 at Hot n' Saucy Wings
April 25, 2010: On our way to dinner tonight we passed by a cute little beagle running down the road. We didn't think anything of it, since we regularly see dogs from the neighborhood running free (the culture of freedom... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2010 at Pop Culture Gangster
Barbecued wings are probably the most difficult type of wing to execute well: the cooking process inherently means that there is a good chance of the skin getting rubbery, the meat not being tender, or the whole thing ending up... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2010 at Hot n' Saucy Wings
The first thing you learn when you move to Vermont - and I do mean the first thing; they may as well hand out pamphlets at the state line to anyone with a U-Haul in tow - is that there... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2010 at Pop Culture Gangster
On August 30th, 2009, I found myself driving north on Route 91 from Connecticut, heading towards Vermont. I was about to start a new job the next day and all I had was a car full of clothes and a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2010 at Pop Culture Gangster
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Mar 15, 2010
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It's impossible to talk about Buffalo Wings in New York without mentioning Atomic Wings. Atomic is the only restaurant franchise in the city devoted to chicken wings. They do a hell of a job...although I disagree strongly with some sentiments... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2010 at Hot n' Saucy Wings
Hot n' Saucy Wings is about to celebrate it's 4th Anniversary. That's four years following 'a man's consuming passion and obsession with chicken wings.' I've been salivating since the first post, enjoying the educated reviews of wings all over the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2010 at Hot n' Saucy Wings
An extremely popular watering hole, The Alchemist is a brew pub that offers up delicious locally sourced food to go along with its amazing hand-crafted beers. It is a favorite after-work spot of the locals and on a Friday night... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2010 at Hot n' Saucy Wings
The Reservoir in Waterbury, VT used to be called Waterbury Wings, so they have a strong wing heritage. When they changed their name, they also changed their menu to offer a wider selection of food, but it is still a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2010 at Hot n' Saucy Wings
Normally I would share web sites via Twitter, but I have three to share - totally unrelated to each other except for mangled headline that I just came up with and didn't feel like cobbling together three Tweets. First of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2009 at Pop Culture Gangster
Back in 2007, I wrote about the game "Cornhole"which I had just heard about. Since then, it has become an ingrained part of our social life - thanks to my discovery, friends of ours created boards that have been used... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2009 at Pop Culture Gangster
I was never a big tea fan - I just didn't care for the taste of it. Then several years ago, I had the first of several tea-related revelations. First, my girlfriend (who would later become my wife) convinced me... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2009 at Pop Culture Gangster
A few articles related to our everyday culture caught my eye today: First, a very short article about the widening generation gap when it comes to "buying American." I will admit that the idea of "Buy American" is a bit... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2009 at Pop Culture Gangster
There is something weird going on with spell check and Internet Explorer. it won't let me correct anything! Also, the composition window is coming up with scroll bars at the top and bottom. I used to have problems with the composition page on Firefox, so I used IE... now I may need to switch back!?!?
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For a long time, I wanted to work in the music industry, but as I networked my way closer to it, I quickly realized - and several people told me straight out - that if you're really passionate about music,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2009 at Pop Culture Gangster
Wings from a pizza place are always a crap shoot. It is never their expertise, and since you usually get take-out from a pizza joint, there is plenty of opportunity for the wings to get soggy and gross. We got... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2009 at Hot n' Saucy Wings
I'm a bit of an architecture and civil engineering geek. I can't pass by an article in a magazine or newspaper that is about a cool new building, a major construction project, or a proposed new development. It doesn't get... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2009 at Pop Culture Gangster
So I have this blog (obviously). I also have another blog where I review hot wings, and another that I don't attend to that much which tracks my barbecue experiences. I also have my main domain name, marketingandmusic.com which is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2009 at Pop Culture Gangster
I wasn't a huge fan of the original Night at the Museum - I thought it was a cute, fun movie, that's about it. We went to see the sequel in IMAX, and while the action and special effects were... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2009 at Pop Culture Gangster