Go ahead and make your snide comment why don’t you. I get it all the time; You look Irish, sound like you are from Texas but you have vowel at the end of your last name so you are Eye-Talian? If you are a New York Italian and grew up here you probably have a San Gennaro Festival story of some sort. Even with the shrinking Little Italy this festival is everything that you dream about.
The festival is a celebration of Faith to the Patron Saint of Naples, Italy and is a festive atmosphere with tons of food, and religions processions. It also is a fundraiser for the Figli di San Gennaro the not for profit organization that gives to neighborhood schools, parishes and other charities. TRANSATION – You eat and drink a little too much but it is ok because it helps the kids, capiche?
Mrs. Trumpet and I headed down there on Saturday afternoon after my trip to the grocery store and as expected, it was asshole to elbow. The main part of the festival is on Mulberry street so the local businesses and restaurants put out tents to allow patrons to purchase food or drink. With the tents and the people, it is mobbed (see what I did there KLC Man and RMT?) so we ducked into a local bar on Spring street to have a rest and beer. Oh and yes, I tried a couple dishes and even Mrs. Trumpet got her a corn dog that unfortunately, wasn’t very good. A good time was had by all!
But before we start with the pictures, let’s take a selfie like the kids do.
For any Fundraiser you got to have rides for the kids. Thankfully we left the Little Bastid at home so we had beer money instead.
Little Man riding the Jumping Star was a hoot, he was having the best time and was commanding a good audience too!
The Bracciole they make up here isn’t like I was used to from the Giovanni’s days.
Trust me when I say it was way more crowded than this picture lets on.
Toasted Rav – I have had better but hey one has to eat something right?
I bet that you can get a decent line on the Notre Dame game in here.
You get a free pass if you drink at a Church event.
We were in search of a clean bathroom and cold beer
No it isn’t a Bud Light, you have to go Native down in Little Italy and have a Peroni
No Jackass we aren’t taking a pic of you, we are taking a pic of the meat in tube form on a stick.
S/O to my work Wife
Since we were good and gave to the church we decided to head over to Milano’s Bar on Houston Street for some Bud Light. That and “I know a guy” who used to own it too!
Classic New York drink – Beer and a shot
Not a bad way to spend a Saturday