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Come For the Hash, Stay for the Paintings

Posted by jtebeau on April 13, 2012

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Make No Mistake. You WILL.

I think I got that right. Or maybe it’s come for the PAINTINGS and stay for the hash. The hash (corned beef, not you know, Turkish) is damn good. Really damn good. (Yes, I have to swear.) House-made, the meat all shreddy and complex, the taters and onions a little crispy n caramelized from the grill. Best I’ve had in NYC, ever.

Okay, I digress. The point is, with the help of Spring and Michele of Radar Curatorial, I’ve got a show hanging for at least the next four months at the new Dizzy’s (the FINER diner) in Park Slope, corner of Fifth Ave. and President St.

The place looks great, too. The walls are a warm yellow (couldn’t be better for these particular paintings), and Matheo and Mary have installed a long diner-counter-style formica bar that would make George Bailey himself swell with pride, while Archie and Betty and Veronica watched Jughead go into a food coma after his thirteenth bacon (it’s BROOKLYN!) double cheeseburger as Norman Rockwell painted the whole damn scene. Oh, and Don Draper is in the corner booth, smoking a Lucky and grimly slurping Grandad on the rocks. Wait. That was Freddy’s drink. Never mind. You know. If you don’t, don’t ask. Freddy had problems.

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Dizzy's Excellent Bar.

But anyway, the restaurant opens this weekend, and on an upcoming Thursday (yeah, you’ll be notified) Matheo and Mary will cook up a dynamite prix-fix menu for a night to stop by and check out the art. I’ll be there… in the corner booth with Don. NO! Kidding. I’m KIDDING. Come ON. Not there. Not with him. Not never.

I’ll be at Dizzy’s on 5th, though, probably wearing my Rydell High varsity jacket and saying stuff like “swell” and “so’s your old man.” Will I rebuckle my knickerbockers BELOW THE KNEE? Will I be telling JOKES from “CAP’N BILLY’S WHIZ BAG?” That remains to be seen. Be there or be square, all reet? 23-skiddoo, daddios.

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Spring and Michele, hangin' tuff

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Note the outdoor seating area. Yeah? Like that? Yeah!

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