As you have read from many of our previous ramblings posts we always fancy a trip to Joe’s Pub to see the Losers Lounge Tributes. This past weekend’s trip was somewhat spur of the moment considering that first; tickets for the shows are almost always sold out and, in this case, they were gone before we had a crack at them. Next was that Maria had a conflict, UWS Holly is still in South Africa and we are not in charge of ticket procurement.
I read in Time Out that there were still some tickets available and after seeing that we could get 2 tickets stage left I said what the heck and pressed purchase. The evening show was sold out so we settled in for the 7PM show. In that we are fat kids at heart I perused Open Table and got us a table at the Famous Le Coq Rico with Chef Antoine Westermann at the helm. First things first, the show at Joe’s Pub was one of the better ones. Anytime you showcase someone who has a music library as big as Babs then you know it is going to be a good show. Lots of duets, lots of fun and lots of gay guys singing their hearts out. The Set list was a good one and naturally some of our favorite ‘losers’ gave us their all.
Following the show we headed in an Uber up to E20th street to Le Coq Rico “The Bistro of Beautiful Birds” which is the sister restaurant that is located in Paris. I nipped this from the website
Each Le Coq Rico pays tribute to responsibly raised whole-animal poultry. This restaurant is Westermann’s ode to the local terroir, expressed though the flavors of wild and noble birds. Westermann spent more than a year traveling across the Northeast, particularly through the Hudson Valley and Pennsylvania, to meet farmers and learn their poultry raising philosophies. “Fowl is a world unto itself,” noted Westermann. “The flavor and texture change depending on the region, breeder, age, and style of farming.”The result of this exchange stands today as Le Coq Rico, NYC.
We got to our table and decided on Deviled eggs with Octopus, Risotto with Shaved Black Truffles and a New Hampshire Whole Bird that was aged for 120 days and was served in a Red Wine Reduction. It was good, no wait, it was DAMN GOOD!
Chris Anderson belting out “Gotta Move”
“The Way We Were” as sung by Connie Petruk
Some of the Joe McGinty 7
Anna Copa Cabanna making fun of #45
“You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” by Robert Conroy and Rachel Kopf
Julia Joseph belting out “Lazy Afternoon”
Who doesn’t love Michael Donahue singing “Don’t Rain on My Parade”
Joe McGinty closing out the show with Second Hand Rose
Can’t see them too well but there are deviled Eggs under there!
You do that one more time and you will lose a finger woman!
I don’t know if am going to smack her because she was eating all the truffles or that she didn’t grab a bottle of vino when the wine wall door was open.
Chicken, It’s whats for dinner!
So which one of you bastards was saying that I never take Momma out to Dinner and a show?