Eating It Up With American Sharks: A Food Diary (Part 2)

Posted by on October 31, 2013

American SharksAmerican Sharks are touring across the country with Clutch and The Sword in support of their self-titled album. But was do the Sharks eat while on the road? In this food tour diary, each member of American Sharks gives us a peek at what they’re munching while on tour. Up next is drummer Nick Cornetti, sharing all the vegan goodies he had while en route to New York for shows prior to the tour with Clutch and The Sword.


This is a cheesy gordita crunch with black beans instead of meat, from taco bell.  You can ask them to substitute black beans instead of meat on any taco.  WARNING: This taco is entirely made of GMO so I don’t recommend eating it unless you are really hungry and there is nothing else around.

American Sharks cheesy gordita crunch


Organic tomato basil pizza, pretty darn good even after sitting out for a day.

American Sharks organic pizza


Vegan shredded seitan BBQ sandwich with fried okra from Khyber Pass Pub in Philadelphia.  This sandwich was DANK!

American Sharks Vegan shredded seitan BBQ


We ate at Prosperity Dumpling in lower east side Manhattan before our CMJ show at Cakeshop.  After trying a few different cheap dumpling places in New York Prosperity Dumpling was our favorite.  Don’t waste your time at the other places, if you want to get some really cheap veggie dumplings when in New York this is the spot!

American Sharks Prosperity Dumpling



American Sharks Prosperity Dumpling menu


Our favorite part about eating dumplings is the black sauce. It’s not soy sauce…we don’t know what it is but it’s fucking awesome!  And of course Sriracha sauce is a must.

American Sharks Prosperity Dumpling black sauce


The next day I was in Manhattan again walking around and I decided to see what yelp had to say about vegan places nearby and Beyond Sushi had four star rating with over 300 reviews so I had to check it out. THIS IS THE BEST SUSHI PLACE I HAVE EVER BEEN TO AND IT’S COMPLETELY VEGAN!!!!

American Sharks Beyond Sushi


We ordered 2 rolls, a couple single pieces and a spring roll.

The purple looking 8 piece roll is called the Mighty Mushroom. It’s Six Grain Rice – Enoki – Shiitake – Tofu – Micro Arugula.   Served with Shiitake Teriyaki Sauce!!!

The green and orange colored roll is Six Grain Rice – Gobo – Carrot – Pickled Daikon – Avocado. Served with Carrot Ginger Sauce!!!

American Sharks Mighty Mushroom

American Sharks Mighty Mushroom 2


They do a special single sushi piece every month and this month was a Cajun Roasted Brussel Sprout with Six Grain Rice and a Roasted Harissa Pumpkin Seed Puree sauce. DANK! Single pieces only cost $1 each!!

American Sharks Cajun Roasted Brussel Sprout


This is called the Nutty Buddy Wrap; Buckwheat Noodles, Crushed Peanuts, Cilantro, Jalapeño Peanut Butter, Avocado, Sesame Oil, Carrots, Baked Tofu and Romaine Lettuce. Served with Sweet Soy Mirin Sauce!!!

American Sharks Nutty Buddy Wrap


Decided to get some Brunch on Saturday and went to this rad little place but I can’t remember the name…anyways these were probably the best pancakes I’ve ever had.  Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

American Sharks Pancakes


On Tuesday we played a really rad show with our friends Hector’s Pet’s, Nancy, and Dirty Fences at Union Pool in Brooklyn New York.  Everyone told me I had to try the tacos at the food truck in the back, supposedly the best tacos in Brooklyn. I wasn’t hungry enough to eat a taco so I tried the chips and queso.  Not the best queso but one of the only places you can even find this stuff in NYC.

American Sharks queso


I’ve been on a mineral water kick for the last few months, pretty much the only thing I drink besides beer.  My favorite is Topo Chico but you can only get it in Texas and maybe California.  So, when I was in New York I tried to find something similar to Topo Chico and Pangea is a pretty good substitute.  If you are from Texas living in New York and miss Topo I recommend you try Pangea!

American Sharks Pangea


Here are American Sharks’ upcoming dates with Clutch and The Sword:

10/31 – Louisville, KY @ Expo Five

11/01 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall

11/02 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom

11/04 – Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock

11/05 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s

11/07 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

11/08 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre

11/09 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues

11/10 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

11/11 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

11/13 – Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater & Club

11/14 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

11/15 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion

11/16 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note

11/17 – Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre

11/19 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

11/20 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre

11/21 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s

11/22 – Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion

11/23 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit


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