Thursday, January 21, 2010

Gallagher's posts special Jets menu

New York, January 19—Taste the “Rex Ryan Classic Burger,” it’s a winner! The Jets amazing performance and long-shot victory in the AFC Divisional Playoff game against the heavily-favored San Diego Chargers on Sunday was more than appetizing for their fans. So, Gallagher’s Steak House, the New York City steak house for sports mavens, will salute Gang Green’s tasty march to the AFC title game against Indianapolis this Sunday with the “Go Gang Green Power Lunch” on its menu all this week. Jets fans can eat up the big win!

The “Gang Green Power Lunch” items at Gallagher’s include such triumphant additions as “Shonn Greene Spinach Salad” and “Darrelle Revis Endive and Beet-up the Offense” Salad as appetizers, the “Rex Ryan Classic Burger,” the “Broadway Joe Burger” and the “Mark Sanchez CAB Steak” as main courses, and “Nick Mangold New York Cheese Cake” for dessert.

The menu is priced at $28 (plus tax and gratuity), and is available from 12 noon to 3 pm. Gallagher’s Steak House is located at 228 West 52nd Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue in New York City. For reservations call 212.245-5336.

“We wanted to salute the sweet taste of the Jets Divisional Playoff victory with this special menu, and hope that Sunday's game against the Colts will be equally succulent," said Gallagher’s spokesman John Cirillo. “The Jets were quintessential New York in the win, just like Gallagher’s.”


Appetizers: “Jay Feely” Onion Soup with Toasted Baguette and Melted Munster Cheese; “Shonn Greene” Spinach Salad Sliced Pears, Goat Cheese, Raspberry Vinaigrette; “Darrelle Revis Endive and Beet-Up the Offense” Salad Shredded Beets, Slivered Almonds served on Endive Leaves, Garlic Vinaigrette; Entrees: “Rex Ryan” Classic Burger 10 oz. Prime Chuck; Lettuce, Tomato, Onion and served with Gallagher’s Chips; “Broadway Joe” Burger 10 oz. Prime Chuck topped with melted Roquefort Cheese, Honey Balsamic and Glazed Onions; served with Gallagher’s Chips (bun optional); “Dustin Keller” B.L.T. Smoked Bacon, Lettuce and Beefsteak Tomato on Grilled Sourdough bread

served with Garlic Herb Fries; “Mark Sanchez” CAB Steak (add $7.00) 14 oz. “Certified Angus Beef” Boneless New York Strip served with Faneca French Fries; “Jerricho Cotchery” Turkey Club

Served with Bacon, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Swiss Cheese and Gallagher’s Chips; “Braylon Edwards” Beef Tenderloin and Asparagus Salad with Pan Roasted Potatoes, Smoked Bacon and Mustard Vinaigrette; “Kerry Rhodes” Grilled Salmon Filet with Sautéed Baby Spinach and Roasted Potatoes; Desserts:

“Nick Mangold” New York Cheese Cake; “Jim Leonhard” Warm Maple Custard with Caramelized Sugar; “Gang Green” Ice Creams and Sorbets.

Help Austin Help Haiti

AUSTIN, Texas — Bob Schneider, Kinky Friedman, Reckless Kelly, Patricia Vonne, Band of Heathens and Charlie Sexton have joined the All-Star Lineup for Sunday's "HELP AUSTIN HELP HAITI“ benefit.

Other artists on the bill are The Joe Ely Band, The Flatlanders (with Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock), Robert Earl Keen, The Gourds, Bruce Robison, Kelly Willis, Shawn Colvin, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Asleep At The Wheel and Guy Forsyth.

The show, which will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 24 at the Austin Music Hall in Austin, TX, intends to benefit victims of the earthquake disaster last week in Haiti.

Two charitable organizations, Oxfam America ( ;) and have been named as recepients of proceeds raised during the show.

Tickets for the event are $28 in advance and $33 at the door. ( ;)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Curt Schilling wants poor babies to die

Nice work killing health reform Curt Schilling. The "bloody sock" now becomes a metaphor for lack of health care in America. Yesterday's election also shows how thoughtful Massachusetts voters are these days. Maybe he can start a grassroots movement to reinstate his buddy George W. Bush as president and get all those fans from "The Red Sox Nation" who will do anything he tells them to behind him. He heard the call from the Fatherland and did his duty!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Willie Mitchell 1928-2010


Willie Mitchell
March 1, 1928 - January 5, 2010


Obituary By The Recording Academy

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Willie Mitchell.

An accomplished trumpeter who led one of the region's premier bands of the '50s, he made the transition to recording star at Hi Records in the '60s. At Hi he became a vital part of the organization by engineering, producing, scouting talent and eventually running the label. A true renaissance man, Willie Mitchell created his own Memphis sound - a uniquely sophisticated brand of funk.

He put together one of the world's greatest rhythm sections - Hi Rhythm – featuring Teenie Hodges on guitar, Charles Hodges on organ, Leroy Hodges on bass and drummer Howard Grimes. He made stars of Ann Peebles, Otis Clay, O.V. Wright and Syl Johnson, creating recordings still revered, covered and sampled to this day.

In 1969 while on tour with his Willie Mitchell Band, he met a young singer from Michigan in Midland, Texas and brought him back to Memphis. Together, he and Al Green made history, creating an unparalleled body of work featuring arguably the greatest voice in soul backed by Mitchell's unique mix of gritty southern R&B and elegant arrangements.

In 2007 he was recognized by the Memphis Chapter of The Recording Academy at The Recording Academy Honors. In 2008 he received an even larger honor from The Recording Academy at the 50th annual GRAMMY Awards - The Trustees Award.

His impact on Memphis and music is immeasurable. There will probably never be another one like him.