Sunday, April 28, 2013

Lobster House Joe's

Lobster House Joe's in my opinion is one of Staten Island's best eateries. Good food, good service, great lunch specials ― a whole lobster 
and a side of spaghetti for $10?! Unbelievable. (note that it's only a weekday special.)
Whenever I go I always, always get their New England clam chowder.
I usually either get fried calamari or baked clams for an appetizer. Both equally delicious.
^ Fisherman's Feast. Shrimp, scallops, and fish fillet for $14.95. It comes with either french fries or spaghetti.
I ordered linguini with scungilli for the first time. rating: 4/5

Sunday, April 21, 2013


Over spring break, I took a day trip to Philly. I visited The Magic Gardens and it was literally one of the most awing human-made spaces I've ever been to. Essentially the Magic Gardens is a mosaic labyrinth created by artist Isaiah Zagar. It took over 14 years to complete, spans half a block and is 3,000 square feet. There is everything from bike wheels, glass bottles, plates, doll parts, erotic hand painted tiles, and phrases embedded in the walls, floors, and steps. I took over 200 pictures. Here's just a glimpse:

"Delicately poised between excessive vitality and destruction."
Gabby found someones note that was stuffed into the wall. "We took a tile, please forgive us."
After roaming around the Magic Garden for over an hour, we headed to Chinatown for some Korean BBQ
Potato wrapped shrimp
Seafood scallion pancake
 Short rib bento box
Perfectly tender
The aftermath
Complimentary! It tasted like a liquified creamsicle.