This place would have been better off advertising rain-gear, sweatshirts and jackets.
The Wrong Merchandise
No matter how you looked at it, it was one hell of a gloomy day.
Wet, Wet, Wet
Even the few paraders who straggled by our neck of the woods looked, well, damp.
Like Fish Freshly Out Of Water
Most of the action seemed to take place in and around Ruby's.
A Bit Of A Sit-Down
These two weren't in the parade, but they should have been.
East Village Meets Coney Island
Even mermaids gots to eat.
A Pail Of Worms And Some Chum, Please
I had to ask what these costumes had to do with a Mermaid Parade. I was told they were catfish.
Taking The Easy Way Out
Well, bad weather outside made for a good crowd inside.
At Least It Was Dry In Here, If You Could Hold It
We probably would have spent more time in Ruby's, but the long lines at the single toilet coupled with the privilege of paying a dollar to piss drove us to Footprints. As we headed that way we passed this colorful poster advertising the Festival By The Sea. Just another of the fiascos around the redevelopment of Coney Island. This was supposed to have started mid-May.
Looks Good On Paper
And here is where it stands, well past mid-June.
The Sorry Reality
Oh well, one can always look forward to the Hot Dog Eating Contest. You can be sure that will take place as scheduled.
Not Much Longer Now
At least this place wasn't crowded. The bathrooms were nice, no lines, and you didn't have to pay to pee.
Footprints Near The Sand
Our lovely bartender, "T," took care of our needs.
Miss "T" On A Misty Day
Having A Few For The Road
Sorry to say, however, the food today was not up to it's normal quality. I hope it was just a one time aberration because I sure would hate it if it wasn't. The fishcakes were mostly non-fish filler and I would bet my bottom dollar they were a commercially frozen product. Last time they were mostly fish and were made on the premises, as their menu promises. The shrimp appetizer that we had was okay and only suffered in comparison to previous visits.
I will be giving the place another visit later in the year, and I am keeping my fingers crossed.