Lifelong Bronxites and popular culture podcasters Desus Good and the Child Mero, a ok a the Bodega Boys, hit Madison Sq. Backyard’s Hulu Theater Sunday for the New York Comedy Competition. “It’s gonna be lit,” says 37-year-old Desus. “It’s like an enormous household gathering,” provides Mero, 35. “And we’re gonna go to Pink Lobster afterward.” The 2 are additionally engaged on a late-night present for Showtime, set to air early 2019. “Don’t fear, it’s nonetheless gonna be genuine Desus and Mero, simply with an even bigger finances.” In the meantime, they inform HANNAH SPARKS how they spend their weekends round city.
Mero: Friday evening is usually DJ Hasan Insane at this place referred to as Locksmith. It will get jam-packed, and never pretentious in any respect. I don’t even like pickles however I like their fried pickle chips. On the late-night tip, Crosstown Diner on Tremont and Bruckner has been a staple for years. And Tommy’s Pizza on East Tremont can also be open till 2 a.m. It’s legit New York pizza, and I’m saying that as a Bronxite.
Desus: There’s an old-school hip-hop-themed bar-slash-restaurant referred to as Beatstro. They’ve superb jerk pork stomach ribs. You possibly can dance in there, get a bit of schmizzy … As a result of I’m positively making an attempt to make it popping. For late-night meals I’d must go to Jackie’s West Indian Bakery. They’ve a number of the finest beef patties and Jamaican meals in NYC.
Mero: You understand how individuals ask, “What’s your earliest reminiscence?” Swinging on the swings at this park by Dyckman is mine. We’ll go there on Saturdays simply to inform my children, “That is Daddy’s previous playground,” and so they’re fascinated by it. If I wanna store for garments, eat someplace or watch two individuals combat shirtless within the car parking zone, I’ll go to Bay Plaza. They obtained a Dallas BBQ, which is just like the ’hood model of barbecue. In case you get two Texas-size margaritas, you may “Texas-size” your automobile off the facet of the highway.
Desus: I’ve a canine that died two years in the past however Muskrat Cove was my canine’s favourite place. Now and again I’m going there and take into consideration my lifeless canine. That’s not as darkish because it sounds. I’ll meet up with household and go to both the Lobster Field or Crab Shanty on Metropolis Island. Then I might be reckless and irresponsible, as a result of it’s Saturday in one of many biggest cities on this planet. I is likely to be at Rambling Home in Woodlawn. It’s an Irish neighborhood, so there’s heavy Irish meals round. If I had been sober I’d by no means purchase that stuff, however when it’s 2 within the morning and nothing else is open … Hear, I’m chewing on haggis. Let’s go. I’ve purchased some very sketchy meat product, positively.
Mero: A Sunday spot for my household is Sabrosura on Fortress Hill. It’s positively life altering. We’ll stick two lengthy tables collectively and simply go bananas on the menu. They’ve this seafood combination on this little fried-plantain cup. I might eat one million of these in a row.
Desus: My mom goes to church, then I come go to her to get the guilt journey as a result of I didn’t. The payoff is she makes an enormous meal of curry goat, rice and peas, callaloo, all the standard Jamaican meals. For procuring, there’s Bronx Terminal Market. Each retailer has tremendous safety and the procuring carts lock up whenever you get a sure distance away from the shop. Their Applebee’s is form of harmful, which makes it interesting. I would go get some rooster wings and virtually get right into a bar combat. You possibly can catch me with a Henny Colada. Then the invoice comes and it’s $24. And also you’re like, “I had like 10 drinks!”