Meet Ben Sargent, a Boston born and bred die-hard traditionalist when it comes to seafood.
Ben’s got a bone…actually, make that cartilage to pick with New York City’s lobster rolls, claiming that most New Yorkers don’t know what a ‘real’ lobster roll is, the kind he grew up on eating dockside in Cape Cod and Boston.
So, aiming to educate, he opened The Underground Lobster Pound, a questionably legal underground lobster shack out of his basement apartment in Brooklyn, welcoming friends, strangers and die-hard lobster roll aficionados to get a true taste of what ‚”God had a hand in creating”…the true version of the Northeast lobster roll. It’s a roll he believes in and the start of a lobster roll and chowder shack he hopes to build in the near future.
Please enjoy this little tale about a man re-discovering his true purpose in life, and take a moment to think if you’ve truly tasted the perfect lobster roll, if not… well, you’ve still got time.
To find Ben & his semi-secret underground lobster pound, you can DM me on Twitter and I’ll give you his ordering number, or friend him off his website at http://www.brooklynchowdersurfer.com/
**Ben is also a popular radio host on The Heritage Radio Network, tune in to his radio show on Wednesdays, Catch It, Cook It, Eat It**
By Liza de Guia
Archive for January, 2010
From Matador Records:
What do you get the Fucked Up fan who already has everything? How about a custom made, one-of-a-kind copy of their new, only-available-at-fine-indie-retailers, Couple Tracks 7‚Ä≥ with YOU on the cover art? If you win this contest, we will add your photo to the outlined area of the cover art above and ship this one of a kind record to your door. Kinda cool, I know.
So how then do you get yourself immortalized on this 1 of 1 Couple Tracks 7‚Ä≥ cover? Simple. Gather together all your Fucked Up singles and display them in some way. Sure, your collection can be laid out on your bed but we’ll look favorably upon people who go the extra mile here. What’s the ‚”extra mile”? Hard to say. Impress us. Feel free to take inspiration from Extreme Ironing. Prove yourself to be worthy of this honor.
Send your submissions to CoupleTracksContest@gmail.com by Feb. 6th
Gawker had a little party last night for the opening of a NSFW art exhibit that included sex toy light fixtures, Presidential porn, and a performer “dressed as Hitler (who) gave a lap dance to a male employee in his swivel chair.”
Its curator, Liz Dimmitt, told NBC, “Gawker is pretty hard to shock — everyone here is used to crazy things going on in the office. Employees don’t remember that [the art] is up when they have someone in for a meeting and suddenly [they realize] there’s an Asian woman having sex with the Presidents over the receptionist’s desk.”
Guesses as to which employee got the Hitler lap dance welcome in the comments.
[NBC New York // photo via Random Night Out}
N.Y. ‚”PB-ART CONTEST” SUBMISSION PARTY!
THUR 1.28.09 @ The Suffolk bar
Doors 9PM w/ DJ ILAN
4 categories to chose from (2D, 3D, Photography/Digital Media, & Poetry) & 3 ways to enter:
1) Submit your PBR artwork onsite between 6-8PM Day-of for display & to be entered into the contest
2) Produce PBR artwork live at the party for submission (Paint, Markers, Canvas, Paper, Brushes will be provided onsite).
3) Submit PBR artwork online at www.pbrart.com from home!
4 national grand prize winners will receive: $1893 + one year’s supply of PBR! 4 Runner-up prize winners will receive: $631 and 4 months of beer. There will also be tons of PBR Swag and Give-aways
@ The Suffolk – 107 Suffolk Street (bet Rivington & Delancey)
Download the track that’s been making me want to jump on my bed in bad 90s sitcom fashion here. Montreal’s We Are Wolves will be opening at Hot Chip’s record release party on Feb. 6th at Brooklyn Bowl, and they drop their own album, Invisible Violence, on Feb. 2nd.
Try and tell me “Blue” doesn’t sound like a young Ozzy singing on an old !!! (Chk Chk Chk) track? It’s the goods.
Local Natives released the video for “Airplanes” a few days ago and I haven’t been able to stop watching it– maybe not with the same grossed out hypnosis “Brothersport” induced, but hypnotizing none the less… in a if-a-ghost-with-great-taste-decided-to-mess-with-your-grandma’s-house kind of way. Finishing the prank with the explosion of a garbage disposal, of course:
Local Natives | MySpace Music Videos
Local Natives are currently gearing up for a spring tour for their debut LP, Gorilla Manner, out on Frenchkiss Records, February 16th. We’ll be sure to let you know if any New York dates pop up… Maybe even some free tickets from your friends here at FREEwilly…
The New Yorker currently has a handful of his stories available online including the very rare “Hapworth 16, 1924“:
A Perfect Day for Bannanafish (January 31, 1948)
Uncle Wiggly in Connecticut (March 20, 1948)
Just Before the War with the Eskimos (June 5, 1948)
The Laughing Man (March 19, 1949)
For Esme‚ÄîWith Love and Squalor (April 8, 1950)
Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes (July 14, 1951)
Teddy (January 31, 1953)
Franny (January 29, 1955)
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters (November 19, 1955)
Zooey (May 4, 1957)
Seymour: An Introduction (June 6, 1959)
Hapworth 16, 1924 (June 19, 1965)
There’s a party at The Woods tonight called Hot Pursuit with the DJ’s of VHS or BETA, Kids with Snakes, and Gavin Royce. Your presence has hereby been requested and they ask you “put on your whiskey hat,” should you own one. Last we checked, photog Nicky Digital was 4sq mayor of the joint that’s on the fastest track yet to replace Union Pool as “the new Union Pool,” and he’ll be there shooting tonight so look hot to be pursued.
Starts at 10, goes till 4, drinks are cheap and the tacos are delicious. Here’s the Facebook event.