A Baby Goat at San Rasa

July, 2009

Kohomada ‘Nauts
After a month of non-stop rain, it seems as if summer is officially and finally upon us. We’re dreaming of beaches and open water, cold beers and grilled meats, boating and island vacations. Well, folks, that’s exactly what we’ve got planned for July’s outing. On our recession-limited budget, however, about the best we all can afford is a booze cruise to Staten Island and curried Sri Lankan goat. But you won’t be disappointed.

Join us, you stinkin’ landlubbers, for Gastronaut’s first maritime voyage! On Tuesday, July 7, we’ll meet up at the Whitehall Terminal down at the southern tip of Manhattan and jump on the 7:00 pm ferry to Staten Island. Onboard the free floating bus we’ll watch the sun go down over Dirty Jersey, drink many cheap beers, and then walk a couple blocks over to SanRasa, which is among the most authentic Sri Lankan joints in New York. (If you weren’t aware, Staten Island holds the world’s third largest community of Sri Lankans—apparently those folks really like islands.) Anyway, apart from the moonlight cruise, it’ll be a very romantic evening: we’ve asked the restaurant’s owner to brutally kill and lovingly cook a baby goat for us.

If you’re going to be a bit late, no worries, ferries leave every 20 minutes. But if you’re foolish enough to miss the 7:00 pm party boat, we’ll do our best to save y’all some lampijst, black curry, and string hoppers for you when you get there. And somebody please bring a damn boombox for the night trip/boat ride/dance party back to Manhattan.

SAN RASA

226 Bay Street
Staten Island, NY
(718) 420-0027

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RESTAURANT: SAN RASA