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 Pageant. “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 Crimson Lobster afterward.” The two 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 price range.” 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 evening 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 have wonderful jerk pork stomach ribs. You may dance in there, get a little bit schmizzy … As a result of I’m undoubtedly attempting to make it popping. For late evening meals I’d have to go to Jackie’s West Indian Bakery. They have a number of the finest beef patties and Jamaican meals in NYC.
Mero: You understand how folks 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,” they usually’re fascinated by it. If I wanna store for garments, eat someplace or watch two folks struggle shirtless within the car parking zone, I’ll go to Bay Plaza. They bought a Dallas BBQ, which is just like the ’hood model of barbecue. If you get two Texas-size margaritas, you would possibly “Texas-size” your automotive off the facet of the street.
Desus: I have a canine that died two years in the past however Muskrat Cove was my canine’s favourite place. Once in a while I’m going there and take into consideration my useless 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 may be reckless and irresponsible, as a result of it’s Saturday in one of many biggest cities on this planet. I is perhaps 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 … Pay attention, I’m chewing on haggis. Let’s go. I’ve purchased some very sketchy meat product, undoubtedly.
Mero: A Sunday spot for my household is Sabrosura on Citadel Hill. It’s undoubtedly life altering. We’ll stick two lengthy tables collectively and simply go bananas on the menu. They have this seafood combination on this little fried-plantain cup. I may 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 normal Jamaican meals. For purchasing, there’s Bronx Terminal Market. Each retailer has tremendous safety and the purchasing carts lock up when you get a sure distance away from the shop. Their Applebee’s is sort of harmful, which makes it interesting. I would go get some rooster wings and nearly get right into a bar struggle. You may catch me with a Henny Colada. Then the invoice comes and it’s $24. And you’re like, “I had like 10 drinks!”