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Joe Fiorello
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Lunch in the West Village... lunch and porn

The other day I ventured out from my little Lower East Side hideout for a bit of lunch and adventure with a good buddy, Jen.  A friend since High School, she was instrumental in helping me get things on track this summer and putting together the long awaited world premiere of my film My Stuffed Animal is a Monster this last September.

We selected the corner of 4th Street and 6th Ave for our meeting spot, not too far away from my old NYU stomping grounds.  I decided to take a few pics of NYC scenery while waiting.

Avenue of the Americas

Papaya juice shops and naughty lingerie shops... staples of any respectable NYC neighborhood

A very empty intersection... often something of a rarity in Manhattan

Once Jen arrived and after a bit of debate on what manner of cuisine to go for at least one time before heading back to the far east, we opted for Westville, "a small neighborhood restaurant... serving an eclectic American cuisine in a casual laid-back atmosphere."  I'm paraphrasing Jen's description of the place by quoting from their website. 

Once there I opted for the scallop po-boy while Jen went for the Turkey chilli.  I tried both give just as much of a thumbs up to the food as Jen had forewarned me about 

One complaint... well more a reservation than a complaint and more an observation than a reservation was that the po-boy wasn't much shaped like a po-boy per say.  Po-boys are typically long shaped sandwiches (kind of like a sub or a hoogie) rather than little circle shaped sandwiches... but that didn't stop it from being awesome....

But it did make for a bit of a messy pile of eating though.

Jen was a bit camera shy, not to mention that she also moves faster than the speed of most light...

But I still managed to get a shot of her chili past her super fast hands...

Then it was on to dessert, which the waiter slickly convinced us into.... fresh, homemade style blueberry pile, topped with ice cream.  We shared a slice.

Yeah, that's what I'm talking about.

Overall a good meal so I highly recommend, if you're in the West Village area, to check out Westville Restaurant.

After that we went on a mission to beat the cold by finding a place with hot chocolate and a wi-fi connection (so I could buy some tix to see Avatar on IMAX this weekend).  We settled on Eskimix, a place with frozen yogurt (yuk), but good hot chocolate and a good wi-fi signal.  I forgot to take pics there, too busy scrambling to get the last remaining Avatar tix for Sunday.

Just so you don't think this is just a food blog, on to the third leg of our adventure.  Now if there is one thing, besides good food places, that the West Village has a plenty, it's hawkers of somewhat naughty items (as referenced in picture above).  So after seeing a place with a sign saying that everything was on sale because of losing it's lease, we both figured 'what trip to the west village is complete without stumbling into a porn shop?'

The thing about porn shops is that those who don't make them a regular destination tend to have the same reaction upon entering one.... giggling at all the ridiculously naughty things and asking yourself "who would buy such a thing?" 

So after having a few giggles here and there, I stepped to the video section, feeling that my stash needed some bulking up.  At $5 a pop (due to the clearance sale) who could resist?!  Unfortunately, it was slim pickings on the quality scale.  I was looking for some spoofs or at least something looking like it had a story of some kind, but no dice.  Oh well, at $5 a DVD, you can't really expect too much in terms of plot, story development, cinematography or overall production values.  In the end, I pick up 7 DVD's.  I'll spare you rundown of the titles as they weren't very clever and were, admittedly, of little taste.  I can tell you that I tried to make it as diverse a selection as possible.  ; )

Unfortunately no picture evidence inside the shop itself, but I'll leave you with this image to burn into your minds until next time.  hehehe

The Stash...

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Six avenue? I love new york :-)
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uau... :D
about 10 years ago
Sean1
Porn bloopers. Need I say more? Hilarious, but will ruin porn for you forever. Or at least an hour.
about 10 years ago
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I missed this SO much!!!
about 10 years ago
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This blog is sincerely a torture to go through :)
about 10 years ago

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Actor, screenwriter, director from New York and now bringing my flavor to Hong Kong

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