Right around the corner from Bourdain’s orignal meat house, a spot, perhaps you may have seen him as he slipped out the back of the kitchen for a shot of grain alcohol.  A juke joint filled with jazz, sexy vibes and a back room to act them out. Just a cool crowd–a downtown place in a Flatiron body.  Remember in the early aught’s the Flatiron was like an empty warehouse ? See the old Madison Square Park, Billy’Stopless, Tramps,  and of course the staple – Curry in a Hurry ….more on these spots later.


Rasta J is old New Yorker still in love with the city.  R-E-S-P-E-C-T.  Bumbleclot….

(image: Shanna Ravindra/NYM)