ErinGoScratch Recipe- Fresh Fluke Tacos with Pineapple Mango Salsa

I love fish tacos. Two of my favorite things, freshly caught fluke and seasonal summer veggies right off the vine, I combine both in this Cadillac of tacos. Summer fluking is usually a guarantee for a nice day on the ocean. If the wind, tide and water temperature are working in your favor almost everyoneContinue reading “ErinGoScratch Recipe- Fresh Fluke Tacos with Pineapple Mango Salsa”

Union Square Greenmarket

Created in 1976 to provide local farmers with a means to sell fresh produce and attract businesses back to the downtown area, Union Square Greenmarket is now at the center of a bustling commercial district. There are plenty of markets for the home cook to choose from in New York City. Few provide city dwellers more options of farmContinue reading “Union Square Greenmarket”

Fishing the Battery NYC

LOCATION: Sea walls behind Battery Gardens. Fishing the Battery will cost you a few rigs during the day, but there is a good chance of catching a fish with the world most famous skyline surrounding you.  Stripers are the target here   AVAILABLE FACILITIES: Some of the best public facilities down at Battery Park nextContinue reading “Fishing the Battery NYC”

The Irish Hunger Memorial, NYC

The Irish Hunger Memorial in TriBeCa/Battery Park City, NYC. “The Irish Hunger Memorial, designed collaboratively by artist Brian Tolle, landscape architect Gail Wittwer-Laird, and architecture firm 1100 Architect, is located on a 0.5-acre (0.20 ha) site[1] at the corner of Vesey Street and North End Avenue in the Battery Park City neighborhood of Manhattan inContinue reading “The Irish Hunger Memorial, NYC”

Jim Shaffer’s “Hook It & Cook It: Fishing, Dishing and Reminiscing”. With more than 50 recipes!

Das right. Order my new book “Hook It & Cook It: Fishing Dishing and Reminiscing. With more than 50 recipes!” on Amazon ! CLICK TO BUY JKS 3/12/18

Staten Island Ferry from the Wheelhouse

Headed to Staten Island aboard Spirit of America to pick up my copy of the Sunday Staten Island Advance featuring excerpts from my book “Hook It & Cook It: Fishing, Dishing and Reminiscing with an Urban Angler”. I bumped into my old buddy Billy Thatcher who gave me the insiders tour.  Thanks to Captain HenryContinue reading “Staten Island Ferry from the Wheelhouse”

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, New York City

“You’ll find there’s never a dull moment in this house” -The Dowager Countess, Violet “EXPERIENCE THE HISTORY • THE FASHION • THE HOUSE Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, based on the beloved television show, transports you to post-Edwardian England, where the characters and the iconic house come to life. You’ll be immersed in the fascinating socialContinue reading “Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, New York City”

Capitol Princess, Party Boat Fishing, New York City Style

A great day with friends on aboard the Capitol Princess sailing out of Manhattan up the East River, through Hell’s Gate and into the Long Island Sound for blackfish. Aboard the Capitol Princess for November Blackfish- You don’t get many days like this in late November. Eric Collins, whose family has run Capitol Fishing TackleContinue reading “Capitol Princess, Party Boat Fishing, New York City Style”