This image of the late Joey Ramone wearing a pair of Cheap Boxing Gloves was created to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of The Ramones debuting at CBGB. The mural went up on September 3rd, 2015 but it took me a few weeks to get around to seeing it for the first time, in early October, which is when I took this photo while (literally) standing in the middle of the street between idling cars that were waiting for the light to change at the corner of Bleecker and the Bowery — directly across from the former location of the legendary music venue, which is now a John Varvatos Clothing Boutique. The mural was painted by Solus and John CRASH Matos, who you might remember from This Post.
Update: As of August 24th, 2017 The Joey Ramone Mural has been Replaced by a Mural of Blondie’s Debbie Harry.
Now is your chance to emulate Ernest Hemingway and run with the bulls and you don’t have to go to Pamplona, Spain to do so. 100 Montaditos presents its first annual Running of the Bulls right here in New York City, on Thursday, September 18th, in conjunction with the grand opening of their second location on Ludlow Street.
All participants will meet up at 100 Montaditos’ Bleecker Street location (176 Bleecker Street) where they will be given red t-shirts in honor of the traditional red kerchiefs worn in Pamplona, Spain. The event will proceed for about one mile over to the new eatery at 177 Ludlow Street. Led by a bull-rigged Harley Davidson and several other faux bulls, participants will run, walk or stroll with their friends and/or babies on their strollers from the baby stroller center to the Ludlow Street finish line where their efforts will be rewarded with a two-hour party featuring 100 Montaditos signature tapas-sized rolls and an open bar.
Early registration is currently closed but 100 Montaditos will still be accepting walk ups on the day of the event, Thursday (9/18) doe a $15 registration fee. All proceeds will be donated to Food Bank For New York City, specifically benefiting their month long Go Orange to End Hunger campaign — a citywide effort to unite New Yorkers to become aware and engaged in the fight against hunger. For more information please visit, Go Orange Dot Org.
Be a part of this New York twist on the 14th century-Spanish festival for an evening of excitement, food and drink all while helping combat hunger in New York City. For more information visit 100 Montaditos Dot Com!
Just a few of the 100 Montaditos on the Menu (All Photos By Gail)
Hey what’s up. Do you like tapas and also little sandwiches? I sure do. A few weeks ago I was introduced to this cool place on Bleecker Street called 100 Montaditos, which are little sandwiches that are not only extremely delicious but also very reasonably priced (i.e., cheap). And who doesn’t love a delicious bargain? You can bet that NYU students are all over this place. Because a good thing cannot be stopped, 100 Montaditos has just opened another, slightly more upscale location on Ludlow Street. Let me tell you why you need to check it out.
Named after its signature item, the montadito, 100 Montaditos offers crunchy, baked-to-order tapas-sized bread rolls filled with 100 variations of traditional Spanish tapa fillings including Serrano ham, chorizo and Iberian cheeses. Specialties include BBQ Pulled Pork Montadito with cream cheese, bacon and ali oil; Garlic Pork Loin Montadito with fresh tomato, lettuce and mayo; Serrano Ham and Manchego Cheese Montadito; Smoked Salmon Montadito with cream cheese and arugula; and Meatballs with crispy onions and marinara sauce. So, something for everybody!
They even have Dessert Montaditos made on fresh-baked chocolate bread! Be still my heart!
In addition, the menu offers a collection of salads, dry-cured meats and cheese platters and other Spanish favorites, such as Tortilla Espanola – traditional omelet from Spain with potatoes, eggs and onions (pictured below) – and Paella – Spanish rice with assorted seafood.
If you are thirsty (and you are going to be after eating those cured meats) 100 Montaditosoffers 11 domestic/premium beers on tap; Clara – which is a blend of Spanish draft beer and lemon-lime soda; and an assortment of traditional Spanish Sangrias including Orange Sangria – a blend of red wine and orange soda. Refreshing!
And take look at these prices!: Montaditos: $1.50-$3.00; Salads: $5.50-$6.50; Raciones: $12.00; Beer/Wine: $4.00. Crazy!
100 Montaditos new location just opened mid-August at 177 Ludlow Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Hours are Monday – Sunday from 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM. For additional information please call 646-666-0993 or visit them online at 100 Montaditos Dot Com.
For New Yorkers staying in town over Labor Day Weekend, Forbidden Fruit NYC invites all to celebrate their American spirit and indulge in patriotic sweet treats. The new chocolate dipped fruit shop, located in the West Village, is offering a special deal on American-themed chocolate-covered, ripe red strawberries, which are dipped in creamy white chocolate and covered in blue sprinkles. America!
Whether you’re relaxing with friends at home or heading outdoors to enjoy the last days of summer, customers can pick up a box of 6 of these Red, White, and Blue specialty delights for just $12.00 (normally priced at $17.85) from Friday, August 31st through Monday, September 3rd. No matter where you choose to enjoy them, they’re the perfect Labor Day treat!
NOTE: FORBIDDEN FRUIT HAS CLOSED FOR BUSINESS – Forbidden Fruit NYC is located at 106 MacDougal St. (Off of Bleeker). You can visit them on the web Here.