Friday, January 27, 2006

Jewish Women, Chicanas, and Jewish Chicanas...

so last night, I had to share Knucklehead with other women. No, get your head out of the gutter! But we went out for some tasty food and tasty rhythms last night and I wanted to let you all know about it.

We were headed to see Knucklehead's dumbek instructor, Raquy Daniziger, and her band, awesomely titled Raquy and the Cavemen, were playing down in Tribeca. But the menu where they were playing looked a likkel pricey and didn't have a lot of options for a kosher fish vegetarian, so I investigated. After consulting Chowhound, Menupages, Citysearch, and my ace in the whole (Schedule1), things were looking bleak. But one last look at Citysearch found us Lupe's East LA Kitchen on Sixth Ave. Great, funky, tasty, not too expensive place with veggie and meat options, a bar, and (my personal favorite) MEXICAN PEPSI! So sweet, and in a bottle. Delicioso! Knucklehead likes the Jarritos, and I like the Pollo Norteno.

And then, the music. Raquy was awesome, and the whole band was fantastic. I especially liked the musical contributions of sometimes Caveman/Pharoah's Daughter Daphna Mor on recorder, flute, and finger symbols. Plus, Raquy's hubsband was fantastic, and has awesome dreads. If seeing a great mostly percussion middle eastern band wasn't enough for you (and it would've been, they were great), there were a bunch of belly dancers who were fantastic as well.

Go visit Lupe. then, go find Raquy and the Cavemen.


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