After two years of sampling cuisines from a plethora of cultures all across the five boroughs, the Culinary Foolinary squad brought it all full circle. One of the first recurring topics DeRM & Frank would have was ramen. Frank was initially unimpressed with the idea of soup being a craving; but after DeRM initiated him into the tonkotsu broth life, Frank’s life changed forever. He’s abandoned the Top Ramen packets for legit Japanese noodle artistry. This time, Culinary Fulinary hit a ramen spot known for combining tonkotsu & shoyu broths: EAK Ramen [Read more…]
Frank and I love having special guests in “studio” It gives us a chance to add another voice to our podcast, get a little knowledge in the process and shine some light on someone besides us. Enter Nikki Lin; Wine aficionado, “wine-o”, youthful Jazz enthusiast with a dusty trumpet and overall amazing personality. [Read more…]
In this episode, DeRM & Frank discuss their experience at a modern street-food style Korean restaurant in the Koreatown section of Midtown Manhattan: Take 31. Accompanied by their foodie squad, the Culinary Foolinary duo ran the gamut of typical to unique grub with items from Spicy Chicken Crisps in a Garlic Crust all the way to a Crispy Egg-edged Pancake filled with Seafood & Vegetables. Frank took the Foolinary path and jumped on the Seasoned Rice Balls with SPAM and Mayo. As expected, the Soju cocktails were flowing as we enjoyed another great Meetup. [Read more…]
During a very warm October, the Foolinary squad decided to fulfill one of the first goals that the Culinary Foolinary duo had: get Frank to eat Ethiopian food.
We accomplished this mission in the West Village at Injera, an acclaimed yet low-key Ethiopian spot. About 15 of us gathered together huddled around a small table and tore apart combinations of flavorful Ethiopian grub with our bare hands.
On this episode, DeRM & Frank recap this experience while hopped up on wine. Listen in and get the scoop on the Abingdon Square secret.. Injera.
In this podcast, DeRM & Frank recount their trip to the Dekalb Market Hall out in Brooklyn. We led our Foolinary squad in a communal foodie adventure where everyone individually bought a couple of meals from each spot for all to share. Dekalb Market Hall did not disappoint. [Read more…]
During one of our previous Foolinary travels to the Great Big Bacon Picnic, we had the pleasure of meeting Leo from PM Spirits; who broke down multiple flavor offerings of Mezcal. After he blessed us with a dope off-the-cuff tasting that day, we had to invite him over to talk about the other drinks that PM Spirits has to offer. [Read more…]
After a long hiatus, the Foolinary squad brought their thirst for beer & spirits to the Lower East Side for a Summer Bar Crawl. With DeRM & Frank leading the way, we abandoned our original gameplan to visit GB85…because it was closed down. We freestyled our moves and ended up having an incredible time at The Magician, Two Bits’ Retro Arcade, & the Double Down Saloon.
Check out this episode where we (Frank & DeRM) discuss the changing of the LES guard from grimey to posh, DeRM’s insane ability to crush people in Street Fighter 2, and Assjuice. [Read more…]
The Culinary Foolinary team is back once again after their recent trip out to Harlem for one of the most popular soul food spots in New York City: Amy Ruth’s. DeRM discusses his life experience with his family’s soul food while Frank boasts about this being the first Foolinary restaurant that he’s already been to. Ultimately, it digresses into an epic Frank rant about the movie “300”. [Read more…]
For TTB (Trump Travel Ban) Part II we took a trip to Yemen via Yemen Café in Brooklyn. We brought a squad in to occupy sections 10 and 11 for some authentic Yemen cuisine. Afterwards we paid a visit to The Chocolate Room (not a strip club) to discover banana splits, mugs of silky globule chocolate sludge and watched DeRM gobble some mini chocolate almond cakes voraciously like an evil brown Pac Man. Listen to the shenanigans and live vicariously via The Culinary Foolinary Podcast #24 starting with Yemen Café and more. [Read more…]
The first stop on our Trump Travel Ban Series was at a Syrian food restaurant in the West Village called Salam Cafe. DeRM & Frank recount our experience eating meat pies, hummus, and burnt lamb flatbreads while also discussing why AllRecipes.com is a farce. [Read more…]