Sunday, March 29, 2009

In honor of the opening of Citi Field on this March 29th, Mena revisits her tour of hot dog eating in New York City.

Click here to see her tour of some of the best tasting hot dogs in the city!

She is wondering how the dogs taste at the new stadium.
So if anyone had one at the college game between St. Johns and Georgetown, let her know!
Or, if you have one when the Mets play their first game in their new stadium Friday against the Red Sox, let Mena know!

Yankees fans- Mena also wants to know how the dogs are at the new Yankee Stadium. It also opens Friday, April 3rd with an exhibition game between the Yanks and Cubs.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

McMena revisits her NYC Irish Bar Tour

Literature is considered one of Ireland's greatest exports. It was the pubs where writers would congregate to meet publishers and other business contacts. So in honor of St. Patrick's Day, we celebrate the Irish pub. McMena takes us on tours of the East and West Sides.

An Irish pub in New York City? That's hard to find. A internet search reveals there are more than nine-thousand in the area! Mena can't make them all, but go to the Murph Guide - for all the Irish bars and activities in NYC- and then some. 

Below are the first two stops on each of McMena's tours. 

On the East Side: 

1. Finnegan's Wake 1361 1st Ave At 73rd St I'm assuming they have good whiskey here. It was the cause of both the fall and resurrection of Finnegan. You can also order Bangers & Mash, Steak & Kidney Pie, Shepherd's Pie and Fish & Chips.

As we cross the park over the West Side, our first stop is a neighborhood favorite that unfortunately is expected to close it's doors in May in 09 because of a rent hike. However, the owner says he will open up somewhere.

1. Emerald Inn
205 Columbus Ave (between 69th and 70th)

The same Irish family has owned this locals' joint since it opened in 1943. In 2006 it won New York Magazine's listing for the best watering hole of the UWS.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Willamena Loves her Fans!

She received this picture of Murphy from Fairfield, Connecticut checking her out!

Murphy and Willamena are now friends on Dogbook.

Murphy says he enjoys sleeping, watching tv, going to the beach, swimming and eating. Sounds like they would get along very well!

Willamena has long been a techie.
She originally began hooking up with friends and blogging via Dogster back in 2006.
She doesn't have her own twitter account yet, but she is known to log on as hrkovar and twit away.