Cultural Outlet Mall

 

Dunk ‘N Dine

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

 
 dunk n dine
 Ah, the Dunk ‘N Dine.

Or, to some, the Dine ‘N Dunk. (Once you got that in your head, there was no reversing it.)

Many Atlantans have spent a late night there fueling up on DND’s coffee, also known as Legal … Continue reading »

Categories: Cultural Outlet Mall, Roadside America, Sauro Motel Blog

U FUMO – Newark’s Sweet Potato Man

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

 

My dad always bragged about Newark’s Branch Brook Park and the great fun he had growing up in The First Ward after the war.  There were many stories we tried to call him out on as kids but one he repeated involved a man who had mounted three metal drawers full of sweet potatoes on a cart and sold them for a … Continue reading »

Categories: Cultural Outlet Mall, Old Newark Bluff, Sauro Motel Blog

NEW FICTION CALLED “GOWANUS, BROOKLYN” UP AT CORIUM MAGAZINE

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

The Canal

I have a new story called “Gowanus, Brooklyn” in the Fall 2011 issue of Corium Magazine. Please click on the first link for my story.

I learned a lot working with Editor Lauren Becker on this story.  I … Continue reading »

Categories: Cultural Outlet Mall, Sauro Motel Blog, Uncategorized

NEW STORY UP AT RED FEZ – “JERSEY SHORE”

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

I have a new story up at Red Fez called “Jersey Shore.”  It’s not about Snooki and the Gang but two average guys looking for their future wives at the boardwalk on a day when a Quicksand Warning is in effect.  Thanks to the editors at Red Fez.  You can check it out here.   Jersey Shore

Categories: Cultural Outlet Mall, Sauro Motel Blog, Short Stories

GREATEST SONG OF ALL TIME – HEAT MISER VERSUS JACKSON BROWNE

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

For our second installment of the Greatest Song of All Time, we have an Old School Face-off.  It’s Jackson Browne’s 1974 classic, Fountain of Sorrow (no relation) versus the Heat Miser’s eponymous ditty…. Continue reading »

Categories: Cultural Outlet Mall, Give Me A Baseline, And I’ll Shake It, Sauro Motel Blog, Uncategorized

New Story Up At Burnt Bridge

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

My story “Athena Barrabas” is up now at Burnt Bridge along with works from Divya Rajan, Adam Million, Ricky Garni and Gary Carter. If you’re interested in puppet shows, Jim Croce, cannoli or Catholic imagery, check it out.

http://burntbridge.net/magazine/online-edition/november-2010/bobby-sauro/

Categories: Cultural Outlet Mall, Sauro Motel Blog

BIG WORLD – MARY MILLER

Friday, May 7th, 2010

 
 
I picked up the book Big World by Mary Miller at the Hobart table at AWP in Denver several weeks ago.  The book is a cool six by four inches small, like the size of a Dick … Continue reading »

Categories: Cultural Outlet Mall, Sauro Motel Blog

LOU BEGA – 2010

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

I miss my man, Lou Bega.
 
As we approach the end of the decade, I think back to December 31, 1999 and two images dominate: the smiling crooner … Continue reading »

Categories: Cultural Outlet Mall, Give Me A Baseline, And I’ll Shake It, Sauro Motel Blog

2 SONGS THAT UNFAIRLY PORTRAY THE DEVIL

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

“The Devil Went Down To Georgia”

The Charlie Daniels Band (1979)
The Devil went down to Georgia… actually, he flew down on Delta on Labor Day from Belmar, New Jersey where he had just enjoyed a summer half-share. He was actually 45 minutes late for his fiddle showdown; having never flown into the Atlanta airport before, he rode that train back and forth … Continue reading »

Categories: Cultural Outlet Mall, Give Me A Baseline, And I’ll Shake It, Sauro Motel Blog

A GUIDE TO PRE-1985 COFFEE VENDING MACHINES

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

(Feel free to use the “disperses faster than Saddam Fedayeen” line at a cocktail party) Continue reading »

Categories: Cultural Outlet Mall, Sauro Motel Blog