The mighty, meaty wind emanating from El Castillo de Jagua
  • dailyheights wrote: I may have missed it, trying to sift through all the noise above, but... does anyone else think that's a soda can lodged in the lower left hand corner of the fan??

    It's definitely some kind of can. With radiocarbon dating, we may be able to trace when it was first lodged there.
  • dailyheights wrote: I may have missed it, trying to sift through all the noise above, but... does anyone else think that's a soda can lodged in the lower left hand corner of the fan??


    It looks more like a paint can to me. Maybe it's a can of grease paint.... yuk yuk.
  • Either soda or beer.
  • Bask in the meat fog--
    It's so porkily tasty
    And good for your skin.
  • dailyheights wrote: I may have missed it, trying to sift through all the noise above, but... does anyone else think that's a soda can lodged in the lower left hand corner of the fan??


    Perhaps someone is trying to collect the savory nectar of the carneviento?
  • I am the Meat Wind.
    Woo, Woo-I blow through your hair.
    So, what's for dinner?
  • Carnivore wrote: [quote=dailyheights]I may have missed it, trying to sift through all the noise above, but... does anyone else think that's a soda can lodged in the lower left hand corner of the fan??

    It's definitely some kind of can. With radiocarbon dating, we may be able to trace when it was first lodged there.


    We'd have to take a core sample from the gelatinous congeality.

    And the winner of the haiku contest gets the title, "Miss (or Mister) Congeality".
  • Hark! on the sweet breeze:
    Meatalicious promises--
    Succulence is nigh.
  • Beef! Give me beef now!
    Don't hide pork from me, you dick!
    Meat wind does not lie.
  • daveb wrote: I smell meaty wind!
    Glorious drips of dense beef!
    Father is it you?


    Ha ha. Good dad-fart reference. But my favorite line so far is still quig's "Wish my nose had teeth."
  • Fleshy zephyrs blow
    Right outta the Castillo
    Slick my hair back, yo!
  • This is amazing. We should publish a literary magazine dedicated entirely to 'La Jagua.
  • dailyheights wrote: This is amazing. We should publish a literary magazine dedicated entirely to 'La Jagua.


    And then give them a copy, so that they can be utterly, utterly confused.
  • Come to La Jagua
    Who the fuck drinks the agua?
    Meat juice, all day long!
  • Anonymous wrote:
    I've had my fair share of talented women perform their numbers


    So your "fair share" would be what, like, two?

    Dude, no one wants to think about your whang.
  • So does the winner of the haiku contest get to lick the grating around the meat vent? :?
  • Subject: Re: Order now... limited production!

    [quote=Muk.]image
    Muk, can you make these shirts up with Andy's greasy vent pic instead of the generic fan? I promise to buy one.
  • "They call the wind Carneviento"

    by daveb

    Twas a summer night, hot and sticky.
    My stomach grumbled, ever so picky.
    I threw on a diaper and hit the streets.
    For fruits, cheeses and meats! Meats! Meats!

    As if by fate, my nose caught a whiff,
    of greasy meat chunks. Oh the scent I did sniff!
    I quickened my pace, my heart all a flutter.
    Dizzy with visions of glorious meat butter.

    Ghettos I crossed! Traffic did I dare!
    My eyes started to glaze with the Meaty Meat Stare.
    When lo and behold, I felt such a breeze,
    twas the Mighty Meat Vent. I fell to my knees.

    Great galleons of beef. Mounds of pork shoulder!
    Feed it to me, I'll not let it moulder.
    Chickens! Great chickens! Please bring them hither!
    Meat! Oh meat! Please, I fear I may wither.

    I gargled on flesh. The meat juice was a river.
    I ate so damn much, I need a new liver.
    Fuck love! Fuck peace! Fuck puppies! Fuck war!
    It doesn't matter to me for I am a meat whore.

    At last, long last, I reached my fill.
    I sold my firstborn, just to pay the bill.
    A tear filled my eye, or was it grease?
    I waved goodbye, my meat-rage now at peace.

    When I die, remember not my deeds or my feats.
    Remember instead, my dear love of meats.
    I fear not death. I shall stare it in the face.
    For I have known Carneviento. I have known true grace.
  • Subject: Re: Order now... limited production!

    Anyone can do it! Go to http://www.t-shirts.com and follow the instructions to design your own.

    Carneviento Onesie
  • Subject: Re: Order now... limited production!

    Muk wrote: Anyone can do it! Go to http://www.t-shirts.com and follow the instructions to design your own.


    CafePress.com is another service. They have shirts, mugs, bags...a whole bunch of stuff.
  • Smell my greasy stench.
    Bathe in my cyclone of meat.
    Don't you feel dirty?
  • damn lucky soda can
  • Look, it's not just about the mighty meaty wind, or even about the greasy grimy gate. This is what it's all about:

    image
    image

    Now that is fucking good! $8 per person with enough rice and beans left over for a whole other meal!
  • SWEET-MARY-MOTHER-OF-GOD man,

    Did you get that from Jagua?
  • Yep! It was my dinner tonight (and my wife's).
    image
  • ay dios mio! me gusto mucho el carneviento!

    and i'm a vegetarian too :oops:
  • Chicken and pork chops
    golden brown and glistening
    with succulent grease.



    Is there a lip-licking emoticon?
  • Omg. I'm going there this weekend come hell or high water! My brother is visiting...that would be a "real New York City experience," right?
  • daveb wrote: I smell meaty wind!
    Glorious drips of dense beef!
    Father is it you?


    Ha. At first I thought this was supposed to be a religious epiphany. Father...
  • My deity farts...does yours?
  • Subject: carne smell

    Call 311 - Complain restaurant not properly venting kitchen. Is supposed to be exhaust fan vented above rooftop of building.
  • Subject: Re: carne smell

    petebklyn wrote: Call 311 - Complain restaurant not properly venting kitchen. Is supposed to be exhaust fan vented above rooftop of building.


    Now why the hell would I ever want to do such a horrible thing like that?

    [shudders at thought of a world without the meat vent]
  • [spastic twitching]I can't stop looking at the vent, guys. I close my eyes...and it's still there![/spastic twitching]
  • I love how the grating of the meat vent has a shape of a heart. Coagulated meat juice is love. *hugs*
  • daveb wrote: I love how the grating of the meat vent has a shape of a heart. Coagulated meat juice is love. *hugs*

    It's also funny how the grease congeals on the "heart" of the meat vent, just as it does in the real heart. :D
  • Carnivore wrote: [quote=daveb]I love how the grating of the meat vent has a shape of a heart. Coagulated meat juice is love. *hugs*

    It's also funny how the grease congeals on the "heart" of the meat vent, just as it does in the real heart. :D

    It's not grease, it's meat love!
  • daveb wrote: It's not grease, it's meat love!

    That sounds dirty. Although, to be truthful, the picture of the meat vent is also kind of pornographic. Maybe that's why it's so hard to look away...

    :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
    :) :) :) :)
    :D :D :D :D
    :o :o :o :o
    :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
  • I had lunch there today. We ordered BBQ chicken, short ribs, and Mofongo (mashed green plantains) with pork (meat AND skin). Along with side orders (salad, fries, bread, rice, beans) this was an insane amount of food for very cheap. Carnivore's pics make it look like a very reasonable amount of food, which it is not. [overstuffed] :oops: [/overstuffed]
  • dailyheights wrote: I had lunch there today. We ordered BBQ chicken, short ribs, and Mofongo (mashed green plantains) with pork (meat AND skin). Along with side orders (salad, fries, bread, rice, beans) this was an insane amount of food for very cheap. Carnivore's pics make it look like a very reasonable amount of food, which it is not. [overstuffed] :oops: [/overstuffed]

    Yeah, I just took a pic of what I had put on my plate. I did say there were enough rice and beans left over for a whole other meal though.
  • dailyheights wrote: I had lunch there today. We ordered BBQ chicken, short ribs, and Mofongo (mashed green plantains) with pork (meat AND skin). Along with side orders (salad, fries, bread, rice, beans) this was an insane amount of food for very cheap. Carnivore's pics make it look like a very reasonable amount of food, which it is not. [overstuffed] :oops: [/overstuffed]


    ...and it was great/good?
  • Subject: the meat slide?

    what is the prevailing theory on the slippery sidewalk slope otherwise known as the junction of park place and carlton in front of juaga? is this the particulated matter of carneviento that was too dense to be borne across flatbush into park slope :twisted: by the meat-fan? or, does its origin lie in some realm less-passive than gaseous matter chillin into a semi-solid state on concrete? i wish park slope had its own carneviento. maybe it would make some of those folks kinder and gentler... 8)

    btw: curiosity, rather than judgement, underlies this question, as i simply love getting the extra lube to skid across the avenue to beat the light and would never want to compromise it.
  • I walked by this morning, and it looks like they cleaned off the carneviento vent! I've got to get a picture to post here next time I go by.

    I know Andy thinks I've got ideas of reference (google it if you don't know the term), but I think it's got to be in response to this thread, no? I mean, that grate clearly hadn't been cleaned for several years at least. Now they clean it within a few weeks of that picture being posted?
  • Oh my God - they cleaned El Carneviento!

    You bastards!!

    image
  • dailyheights wrote: Oh my God - they cleaned El Carneviento!

    You bastards!!



    NOOOOOOOO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

    You know, some person who posted in this thread suggested they be reported. Perhaps that's what happened. If true, a pox on that person and may their children be born with three heads.
  • [quote=dailyheights]Oh my God - they cleaned El Carneviento!

    You bastards!!

    image

    Damn. Today I made my friend who lives in PH take me to the meat fan to see what all the fuss was about (we were headed for the subway there by it anyway) and I wondered why it didn't look like the pic that was posted. I could still smell it a block away, though. And after we walked by, I felt like I'd been dipped in beef drippings.

    Bet it keeps one's coat nice and lustrous, though.
  • apollonia666 wrote: Bet it keeps one's coat nice and lustrous, though.


    You're damn right it does/did.... [Weeps silent tears of beef]
  • Wait a minute, let's be clear here.

    The luscious scent and feel of el carneviento are still alive and well.

    All they did was clean the vent from which it eminates. Fetishizing the vent risks losing sight of what's so great about el carneviento to begin with, and quite frankly, verges on idolatry. :twisted:

    :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
  • fetish (fĕt'ĭsh) , inanimate object believed to possess some magical power. The fetish may be a natural thing, such as a stone, a feather, a shell, or the claw of an animal, or it may be artificial, such as carvings in wood. The power of the fetish is thought to derive its efficacy from one of two sources. In some cases the object is said to have a will of its own; in others the source of power comes from the belief that a god dwells within the object and has transformed it into an instrument of his desires. Closely related to the idea of the power of a fetish is the notion of taboo. Here the power within the fetish is thought to be so strong that it is extremely dangerous and may be handled only by special individuals, if at all. Any object of irrational or superstitious devotion may be called a fetish.

    from answers.com
  • We ate there for dinner on Saturday (YUM, by the way!!! And cheap enough for frequent repeat visits, which I assure you are planned!) and it was still greasetastic then...or maybe I just assumed so because of the smell. I admit I didn't take the opportunity to revel in the fan itself, which was clearly a mistake.

    I'm a little confused about something, though: "Castillo de Jagua" is, according to my highly scientific internet research, a castle in Cuba. But this is a Dominican place...no?
  • bluedove wrote: We ate there for dinner on Saturday (YUM, by the way!!! And cheap enough for frequent repeat visits, which I assure you are planned!) and it was still greasetastic then...or maybe I just assumed so because of the smell. I admit I didn't take the opportunity to revel in the fan itself, which was clearly a mistake.

    I'm a little confused about something, though: "Castillo de Jagua" is, according to my highly scientific internet research, a castle in Cuba. But this is a Dominican place...no?

    Glad you liked it.

    I'm not sure where the owners are from, but I've always considered the place to be in the "Latin lunch counter" genre, (I think Jim Leff coined the term).
  • bluedove wrote: I'm a little confused about something, though: "Castillo de Jagua" is, according to my highly scientific internet research, a castle in Cuba. But this is a Dominican place...no?


    i think that jagua = beach...
  • No, the translator didn't recognize it as a word (I got "Castle of Jagua"), but a Google search turned up an actual "Castillo de Jagua" in Cuba...
  • oops- my ba- uh, mistake... i was thinkin' "playa"
  • nybt wrote: oops- my ba- uh, mistake... i was thinkin' "playa"

    LOL.
  • daveb wrote: [quote=dailyheights]Oh my God - they cleaned El Carneviento!

    You bastards!!



    NOOOOOOOO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

    You know, some person who posted in this thread suggested they be reported. Perhaps that's what happened. If true, a pox on that person and may their children be born with three heads.


    Okay... okay... okay. Deep breath, count to ten.

    *exhales slowly*

    The grill is clean, the congealed fat gone. This is like the destruction of the rainforest or stepping on that moss that grows above the tree line and takes like, a thousand years or something to grow one inch. It's a tragedy, people, but you have to face reality and DEAL with it.

    What we need to be focusing on is... what did they do with the scrapings? It must have something like several thousands dollars in street value. They probably cut it with lard and are selling it outside the c-town as we speak. Anyone got a connection?

    I'M JONESING HERE PEOPLE!!
  • i asked a coworker from Columbia what she thought. She confirmed that it's Castle of "something". She was unfamiliar with Jagua. I suggested that it might be a form of jaguar, considering there's a big cat on the sign, but she didn't think so. Perhaps Jagua is the owner's last name and it's something along the lines of "Tom's Restaurant" or "House of Ping"?
  • pensodyssey wrote: [quote=daveb][quote=dailyheights]Oh my God - they cleaned El Carneviento!

    You bastards!!



    NOOOOOOOO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

    You know, some person who posted in this thread suggested they be reported. Perhaps that's what happened. If true, a pox on that person and may their children be born with three heads.


    Okay... okay... okay. Deep breath, count to ten.

    *exhales slowly*

    The grill is clean, the congealed fat gone. This is like the destruction of the rainforest or stepping on that moss that grows above the tree line and takes like, a thousand years or something to grow one inch. It's a tragedy, people, but you have to face reality and DEAL with it.

    What we need to be focusing on is... what did they do with the scrapings? It must have something like several thousands dollars in street value. They probably cut it with lard and are selling it outside the c-town as we speak. Anyone got a connection?

    I'M JONESING HERE PEOPLE!!

    You know, I really just might chop that shit up and snort it if I can get my hands on it.
  • daveb wrote: [quote=pensodyssey]What we need to be focusing on is... what did they do with the scrapings? Anyone got a connection?

    I'M JONESING HERE PEOPLE!!


    You know, I really just might chop that shit up and snort it if I can get my hands on it.

    Is it me, or is this thread getting REALLY, REALLY bizarre? And a tad scary ... :shock: :wink:
  • daveb wrote: i asked a coworker from Columbia what she thought. She confirmed that it's Castle of "something". She was unfamiliar with Jagua. I suggested that it might be a form of jaguar, considering there's a big cat on the sign, but she didn't think so. Perhaps Jagua is the owner's last name and it's something along the lines of "Tom's Restaurant" or "House of Ping"?


    Yeah, that was what we figured. A place name or family name.

    They should just rename it "El Carneviento."
  • **WHOA!** The vent is spotless! They even removed the soda can lodged in the corner! The mighty wind of meat does seem to have a different character now, but that could be entirely psychological.

    In answer to Carnivore's comment about "ideas of reference," I'd be willing to bet that the vent cleaning is a result, directly or indirectly, of all the discussion on dailyheights. The vent clearly hadn't been cleaned for many years.

    Who ever thought that a vent could generate so much excitement and controversy? Film at 11...
  • dailyheights wrote: Film at 11...


    I can't wait ! :shock:
  • Don’t fret fellow PHers. The cleaning of El Carneviento is not the end of the world. It actually might be a good thing. Over the years my window fan has accumulated a layer of dust, pollution, pollen, etc. As an obsessive neat freak, I thought it was a good idea to clean the entire unit, inside and out. A cleaner fan blade and grill has increased the volume of air that my window fan can deliver. I imagine the same holds true for El Carneviento. El Carneviento has just been upgraded from tropical storm force winds to hurricane force winds. It might even be a category 5.
  • gsd2 wrote: Don’t fret fellow PHers. The cleaning of El Carneviento is not the end of the world. It actually might be a good thing. Over the years my window fan has accumulated a layer of dust, pollution, pollen, etc. As an obsessive neat freak, I thought it was a good idea to clean the entire unit, inside and out. A cleaner fan blade and grill has increased the volume of air that my window fan can deliver. I imagine the same holds true for El Carneviento. El Carneviento has just been upgraded from tropical storm force winds to hurricane force winds. It might even be a category 5.


    They could have at least enshrined the grease chunks and given me a place to pay my respects. OH THE FUCKING HUMANITY!!! :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
  • gsd2 wrote: Don’t fret fellow PHers. The cleaning of El Carneviento is not the end of the world. It actually might be a good thing. Over the years my window fan has accumulated a layer of dust, pollution, pollen, etc. As an obsessive neat freak, I thought it was a good idea to clean the entire unit, inside and out. A cleaner fan blade and grill has increased the volume of air that my window fan can deliver. I imagine the same holds true for El Carneviento. El Carneviento has just been upgraded from tropical storm force winds to hurricane force winds. It might even be a category 5.


    Good point! My sadness lessens...
  • Hang on a minute...

    C'mon, Daveb. 'Fess up. You paid 'em twenty bucks to be allowd to lick it clean, didn't ya? DIDN'T YA?!?

    Sorry... I'm getting all edgy from the meat dt's. Paranoia setting in, I guess.

    *continues shaking*
  • pensodyssey wrote: Hang on a minute...

    C'mon, Daveb. 'Fess up. You paid 'em twenty bucks to be allowd to lick it clean, didn't ya? DIDN'T YA?!?

    Sorry... I'm getting all edgy from the meat dt's. Paranoia setting in, I guess.

    *continues shaking*


    God, I wish...

    And I wouldn't have shared any of it either. Just me and a big fat jar of congealed meat juice. Dribbling and gibbering my way to meaty bliss.
  • I can't stop thinking about the scene on the Simpsons where Homer is trying to make money buy selling grease and is outfoxed by some guys whose truck says ACNE GREASE COMPANY on it.
  • "That grease was Willie's nest egg!"

    "My RETIREMENT GREASE!"

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  • fear not, there's carneviento crown heights, check out the vent at la higienica, on the northwest corner of bedford and sterling. dripping with meaty greasy goodness. its one of the few places that actively tests my vegetarianism.
  • t-fal wrote: fear not, there's carneviento crown heights, check out the vent at la higienica, on the northwest corner of bedford and sterling. dripping with meaty greasy goodness. its one of the few places that actively tests my vegetarianism.

    I guess "la higienica" is a misnomer? :shock: :lol:
  • So who won the haiku contest for the "Miss Congeality" title? This one was my favorite:

    pensodyssey wrote: Fleshy zephyrs blow
    Right outta the Castillo
    Slick my hair back, yo!


    Can we nominate maybe the 4 top ones, then have a poll?
  • daveb wrote: What is that I smell?
    Greasy meat chunks of pure love!
    I think I just peed!


    I nominate this piece of poetic jouissance.
  • Carnivore wrote: [quote=t-fal]fear not, there's carneviento crown heights, check out the vent at la higienica, on the northwest corner of bedford and sterling. dripping with meaty greasy goodness. its one of the few places that actively tests my vegetarianism.

    I guess "la higienica" is a misnomer? :shock: :lol:

    yes and a source of constant amusement for me :)
  • As of 12 noon... there's a new can in El CV!! It's an unopened can of Goya pineapple soda.

    Walking past, I couldn't help but slip into a fantastic reverie of the soda exploding in a glorious shower of artificial pineapple borne along on the misty zephyrs of the meat wind...


    mmm... pineapple and ham...
  • A couple times this weekend, i was stepping out of the Q station in the afternoon and noticed there was no MEAT WIND!!!

    My sails floundered listlessly without benefit of aerosoled MEAT JUICE to fill them and lovingly propell me forward. I was beached. No pork fat lovin' to be found. I hope my nose was malfunctioning or I hit an off time for them.

    A world without MEATY WIND JUICE collecting in my nosehairs...gah! Just shoot me.
  • Despite the above, the meat wind blew for 8 more years. But, now, it is among the next to close....

    Dec 18, 2013:

    The mighty meat wind will soon RIP:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn-developer-boot-prospect-heights-shops-biz-owners-article-1.1550931

    The listing, complete with floor plan:

    http://www.cpexre.com/system/assets/properties/documents/358/original/347_Flatbush_Ave_-_Setup.pdf?1367870567


  • Not sure if there is an update about this already posted on another thread, but just spoke to the owner a few minutes ago and happily the restaurant is just moving a few doors down on Flatbush, apparently where the diner was. He expects the move to occur around May1-ish.
  • Yes, we started a new thread about it.

    ....however, this thread is classic enough that it shouldn't be lost.

    The new location will likely have a proper ventilation system, which is kind of sad.

    I wonder if they'd be willing to give the grease encrusted fan to the Prospect Heights Historical Society.

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