September 13, 2004

The Perfect NFL Sunday

POST #    1278

Why was yesterday the perfect NFL Sunday? Don't know really. Maybe it was the homemade Buffalo wings, or the homemade pizza. But the biggest thing was probably the NFL Sunday Ticket package from Direct TV. Sure the Giants played poorly, but at least we could chose between the two other games on TV. The early slot had many games to choose from, but that's where the two TV setup was most beneficial. It's a minor detail that both of my TVs are kind of small, so I should buy a larger one, but I don't really have the money.

One classic moment came when a game and a Cialis commercial overlapped. Almost a subliminal message about football and the need to combat ED. There was the image of a smiling man - presumably a Cialis user - that was right next to the goalpost as they were lining up for a field goal.

As far as the pizza goes (if you must know), it turned out pretty good. Buying dough from the local pizza place makes things so much easier. I made it thicker this time, and when finished, the crust was a firm and chewy. It was kind of bland, which I must investigate, but the sauce was excellent. I used the tomato sauce that I made a little while back that had two hot peppers in it, so there was a nice little kick. Next time, I might have to try a topping.

Posted by tien mao in Food/Drink, Sports at 8:00 AM



Homemade wings? Homemade pizza? Who needs takeout when you have Tien? Forget Croxley's-- you should have wing night in Greenpoint.

Posted by: corie at September 13, 2004 9:27 AM

if i were really to have wing night, i would need a deep frier...which would be a nice addition to my kitchen. a mini-deep frier.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 13, 2004 10:47 AM

then you could deep fry twinkees.

Posted by: corie at September 13, 2004 11:23 AM

What's with all the Croxley's hype? I was just back in NYC for the weekend and went to a friend's birthday party there Friday night. Decent place, but the service was AWFUL. Seriously. DREADFUL. We were mostly hanging out near the bar, and still it took on average 20 minutes to get the bartenders' attention for a drink. And when they did deign to serve us, it was always with a little sprinkling of attitude.

P.S. - I will admit they have a fantastic selection of beer. :-)

Posted by: saltydog at September 13, 2004 12:46 PM

i'm mainly at croxley for the cheap wings. but once you know their service is crap, you can adjust your ordering times.

and i'm just having a good time with my friends. i blame others on the hype.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 13, 2004 12:51 PM

Hey Tien, the site upgrades look great. One thing though - you need to update your "about me" section - you no longer constantly need a haircut!

Posted by: Justin at September 13, 2004 2:00 PM

good point justin. but it's possible that i still need a haircut.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 13, 2004 2:02 PM

Pizza crust looks flour-y

Posted by: Jeff at September 13, 2004 2:58 PM

See, that's the tragedy. We got there after a late dinner, so I never actually tried the wings. (I'm enough of a fatty without having wings for dessert.)

Posted by: saltydog at September 13, 2004 5:07 PM


Posted by: Morphine at September 13, 2004 9:41 PM

we started going to croxley's because it was right next to jess's apt. not because there was anything special about it. then jess's birthday, my going away, shannan's going away, wing night, the rest is history. yeh, im taking credit! (kidding!)

Posted by: rachelleb at September 14, 2004 7:37 AM

saltydog - much agreed. the service at croxley's is spotty at best. there are a few good waitresses. the rest suck. and i've gotten major tude from the hostess for moving chairs. (!!)

fortunately, they have good outdoor seating, the wings are cheap, the curly fries are awesome, and they have a ton of beers.

i started going to that location back when it was pierrot (regular cocktail-type joint), but it's much better as a beer/wings joint.

Posted by: jeannette at September 14, 2004 3:55 PM

Well, my NYC friends fell in love with it too. Turns out a lot of the folks who were there Friday night for the party went back on Sunday for football. Personally, I'd give it one more chance for the wings. They are supposed to be great. And because it is a Long Island -> NYC import, and not the other way around. I have to give it up for my real hometown, Strong Island. ;-)

Posted by: saltydog at September 14, 2004 4:23 PM

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