Monthly Archives: April 2010


Cuisine Corner: 53rd and 6th 3

My great friend, Justin Eusebio, who I met the very on my first day of my collegiate life has just written a brilliant article on his experience of 53rd and 6th. He is the weekly writer of the “Cuisine Corner” for The Stute and this happened to be his very last piece. I have included his last article below which you can also read here on The Stute’s website and make sure to visit his Yelp page here for other reviews from a countless other places.

If you have enjoyed the experience that is 53rd and 6th then you’ll enjoy this article just as much. If you have no idea what this is, then MAKE SURE you read this article and go out tonight to enjoy the food. For those that don’t get it — it is located on the corner of 53rd Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan.

Cuisine Corner – 53rd and 6th

People thought I wouldn’t do it, or that it couldn’t be done. But here I am, in my last review that I will ever write for The Stute, writing about the pinnacle of my college dining experience. I was introduced to this miracle on wheels over five years ago when I was a young freshman, and it has kept me coming back more times than I can even imagine. While it is known by many names, 53rd and 6th, Chicken and Rice, Lamb and Rice, or Platters, there is only one experience that is second to none.

A few weeks into my freshman year, my new friend, but now long time roommate, told me about a place in NYC that he has been going to for years. While at first I had thought we were going to a brick and mortar restaurant, I was surprised to find that our destination was a once random street corner. Marked by the iconic yellow plastic bags and yellow sweatshirts, the line said it all. Never have I stood in line for an hour for street meat, but I was assured it was worth the wait. Platters can be enjoyed in all physical conditions; however, when you are at the brink of starvation, this meal can take you to nirvana. That night I felt like my insides were cannibalizing themselves, which made for the perfect conditions to enjoy that meal. With my first bite, I saw heaven, and the angels were eating Platters. Since then, I have gone in sweltering hot evenings, monsoon-like rain, and blizzard level snow, but like the postal service, no elements have kept them from being open.

Being a self proclaimed Platters veteran, here are some common misconceptions and rules to follow if you’re going for the first time.
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NHL Playoffs: Round 2 4

After another choke by the Capitals in the playoffs, this is the result of the picks after Round 1:

Matt [6]Washington, Philadelphia, Boston, Pittsburgh. San Jose, Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit.

Rusty [5]Washington, New Jersey, Boston, Pittsburgh. San Jose, Chicago, Vancouver, Phoenix.

Mike [5]Washington, New Jersey, Buffalo, Pittsburgh. San Jose, Chicago, Vancouver, Detroit.

Faraz [4]Washington, Philadelphia, Buffalo, Pittsburgh. Colorado, Chicago, Vancouver, Phoenix.

 

As for Round 2, here are my picks:

Eastern Conference:

#4 Pittsburgh (4) over #8 Montreal (2)
#7 Philadelphia (4) over #6 Boston (1)

Western Conference:

#5 Detroit (4) over #1 San Jose (2)
#3 Vancouver (4) over #2 Chicago (3)

Let me know what your picks are in the comments and I’ll update before the Conference Finals start.


Local Teams Trivia

I asked this on my Facebook, Twitter and Gchat earlier so I might as well put it up here as well.

Question: Can you rank these teams according to their tv share in the NY/NJ market: Mets, Yankees, Rangers, Devils, Islanders, Nets and Knicks.

No prizes but you can pat yourself on the back knowing you got it right before anyone else.

 


NHL Playoffs: Round 1 Predictions 1

Here are some quick predictions for the NHL playoffs in the first round along with the predictions of my friend Rusty Moke, who hopefully in a day or two will have a full playoff round 1 analysis to post up here. Until then enjoy these and feel free to add your picks in the comments.

Mine:

Eastern Conference:

Washington Capitals (4) over Montreal Canadiens (2)
Philadelphia Flyers (4) over New Jersey Devils (3) [Upset Alert]
Buffalo Sabers (4) over Boston Bruins (2)
Pittsburgh Penguins (4) over Ottawa Senators (2)

Western Conference:

Colorado Avalanche (4) over San Jose Sharks (3) [Upset Alert]
Chicago Blackhawks (4) over Nashville Predators (2)
Vancouver Canucks (4) over Los Angeles Kings (2)
Phoenix Coyotes (4) over Detroit Red Wings (1)

Rusty:

Eastern Conference:

Washington Capitals (4) over Montreal Canadiens (1)
New Jersey Devils (4) over Philadelphia Flyers (2)
Boston Bruins (4) over Buffalo Sabers (3) [Upset Alert]
Pittsburgh Penguins (4) over Ottawa Senators (3)

Western Conference:

San Jose Sharks (4) over Colorado Avalanche (2)
Chicago Blackhawks (4) over Nashville Predators (0)
Vancouver Canucks (4) over Los Angeles Kings (1)
Phoenix Coyotes (4) over Detroit Red Wings (3)

 

 

Faraz:

Eastern Conference:

Washington Capitals (4) over Montreal Canadiens (1)
New Jersey Devils (4) over Philadelphia Flyers (2)
Pittsburgh Penguins (4) over Ottawa Senators (3)
Boston Bruins (4) over Buffalo Sabers (3) [Upset Alert]

Western Conference:

San Jose Sharks (4) over Colorado Avalanche (2)
Chicago Blackhawks (4) over Nashville Predators (0)
Vancouver Canucks (4) over Los Angeles Kings (1)
Phoenix Coyotes (4) over Detroit Red Wings (3)


@NBAStoreNYC Twitter Contests 1

In a follow up to Twitter Has Been Way Too Good To Me, I figured to write another one in light of two wins in two days courtesy of trivia question from @NBAStoreNYC — two pretty nice birthday gifts to myself following my birthday this past Sunday.

[April 14, 2010]

1. The first question was yesterday which asked a Raptors question which was awesome even though it would be followed by the Toronto Raptors being eliminated from the playoffs via a Chicago Bulls victory. Hopefully CB4 hasn’t played his last game up north and will be back following what promises to be a ridiculous free agency period.

“Wanna win a Raptors Authentic Jersey? What is Patrick O’Bryant’s wingspan? 1st to answer correctly wins!!!”

To all you stats fanatics out there, the answer is 7’6″ wingspan and that is certainly something I did not know off-hand. Being near a computer and Google will always help. I’m pretty sure its the Green Raptors jersey and I’ll probably put up a picture once it gets here in the mail.

[April 15, 2010]

2. The second trivia question was related to a picture they tweeted earlier in the day but it was something that I did not see until the contest was over. The question was:

“To win his figurine, please tell me who is the following: 1 of only 5 players in NBA history to avg a 25-7-7 in a season.”

A pure guess between Michael Jordan and Lebron James. I would love to know how the other players are that have averaged 25 points, 7 rebounds and assists in a season season. A pretty good trivia question if you ask me.

Also a necessary shout out to the person behind the @NBAStoreNYC twitter handle for their awesome tweets through the season and certainly now as the playoffs are rolling around. Make sure to follow them because I know they did real good trivia questions last year during the playoffs and especially the Finals so they might do it again this year where they gave out gift certificates to the NBA Store.