Ask The Beast Column #1 November 19, 2014

My peeps & mi gente, keep the questions coming. Column #2 of Ask The Beast will be up next Thursday November 22nd

Question from bmendez17 on Instagram: Thinking of going to Blackbrick tonight. What do I HAVE to order?

BB: Based on my last three visits to BlackBrick I’d go with Fried Chicken & Garlic Dumplings, Spare Ribs in Black Bean Sauce, Explosive Chicken Chili Wings, Vegetable Egg Roll & Veggie and Hot Oil Fried Rice.

Veggie Fried Rice
Veggie & Hot Oil Fried Rice from BlackBrick

Question from Helen Gynell on Facebook: What’s your favorite Action Movie, and what do you snack on at the movies?

BB: I had to really think about it and even though it has some supernatural elements, Raiders of the Lost Ark. I remember sitting at a cinema in Coral Gables watching it with my Dad as a kid and closing my eyes during the end sequence which creeped me out. Anyone who’s been to a movie with me knows the answer to the second half of your question hands down, Buncha Crunch & a fountain Coca-Cola.

Question from recneps305 on Instagram: Where can I get the best croqueta preparada?

BB: This is not as easy of a question as it appears. I’m going to give you two places and let me explain myself before you think I’m copping out on giving a single best. One will be with one of the frozen brand Croquetas you can find at all cafeterias and another will be with a homemade Croqueta.

I really like El Mago de las Fritas‘ take on a Croqueta preparada served on a toasted Cuban Roll with Catalina Croquetas, Julienne Potatoes, Onions, Ham, Swiss Cheese & Special Sauce.

El Mago's Croqueta Preparada
El Mago de las Fritas’s Croqueta Preparada

Even though it’s only a few weeks old I love love love the Croqueta Preparada at Barley & Wich. It certainly doesn’t hurt that the homemade Croquetas in the sandwich won Croquetapalooza.

Croqueta Preparada (Lechon Asado, Croquetas, Ham & Swiss Cheese)
Barley & Wich’s Croqueta Preparada (Lechon Asado, Croquetas, Ham & Swiss Cheese)

Question from Jeff through the BB Blog Form: Can you get me the recipe for the 4 Cheezy My Neezy from Mr. Good Stuff?

BB: It’s not really that tall of an order. I can actually:

4 Cheezy-My-Neezy
4 Cheezy-My-Neezy

4 Cheezy-my-Neezy by Mr. Good Stuff Recipe


  • 2-1/2 cups of warm Water
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 cups of pre-cooked white Cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup Mozzarella, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Provolone, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Blue Cheese, crumbled
  • Vegetable Oil for frying


  1. Pour the Water in a bowl.
  2. Add the Salt and dissolve.
  3. Slowly add the Cornmeal.
  4. Knead until smooth.
  5. Add the Mozzarella, Provolone, Cheddar and Blue Cheeses.
  6. Form balls with your hand or an Ice Cream scooper
  7. Fry in oil on high heat until golden brown.

Question from Melanie through the BB Blog Form: Do you really eat everything that you write and post about?

BB: Now THAT is an excellent question. Do I try everything? Absolutely. Do I eat the entire dish? The short answer is no, not always. There are factors that I might not mention on my posts like for example how many people I’m with which is generally how I’m able to order an excessive amount of dishes.

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