With the 2010 baseball season in full swing, we wanted to continue a Hidden Track tradition started in 2007 where we chat with of our favorite musicians about their love for America’s past time. For the first part of this year’s Baseball Preview, we asked them for predictions on the 2010 season, while the second part of our questionnaire gets a bit more personal.
Coming out of the bullpen in for this late inning entry in the 2010 Hidden Track Baseball Preview lineup is Dr. Dog’s keyboard player – Zach Miller. We spoke with Zach about his beloved Phillies, his thoughts on the upcoming season, his favorite ballpark and many other subjects. Check it out…
Hidden Track: What team do you think will win the World Series?
Zach Miller: Hmmm. I’m not good at predictions but as a Phillies fan I have to say they have an awesome team and I think they’ll win the World Series again. I’ll be rooting for them. I think Chase Utley is due for MVP. He’s always been a solid player and he’s been hitting with a lot of power these past few seasons.
HT: What’s your favorite baseball team?
ZM: Phillies are my favorite team.
READ ON for more of our baseball convo with Zach of Dr. Dog…
Following up on last week’s East Harlem Eats, I thought I’d share a few of the food stores I shop at in East Harlem & Harlem that some of you may not be aware of. Sometimes the place that looks like you might not go in is the place you should have gone into. Here are a few of my favorites:
1) Associated Supermarket – Corner of 96th Street / Lexington Avenue
This is my everyday supermarket. Easy to stop into getting off the 6 train uptown (right next to the building). This Associated is the lowest priced supermarket I have found in NYC while still being clean and having quality products. This market is not fancy by any means but if you shop for and cook basic, simple foods, this is the market for you. It is a little tiny and can be tough navigating the store when it is busy. That being said, if you live in the area, this should be your everyday market as well.
2) El Tepeyac Carniceria & Grocery – Lexington Avenue between 102nd & 103rd Streets
This is a great small Mexican Meat Market. They have the basic cuts, mostly sold by their Spanish names but the product is fresh and very reasonably priced. There is also a Mexican grocery store owned by the same people just up the street.
READ ON for more of this week’s Friday For the Foodies…
After a round of club shows, hip-hop act Cypress Hill will join uip with Slightly Stoopid for the "Causin’ Vapors…Legalize It" arena tour. Tour Dates May 201011 – Houston, TX