Phanphest Presents: Des and the Swagmatics, Kuf Knotz + Joe Miller | Urban Nest, Asbury Park, NJ | Kristen Driscoll Photography, Music, Performance, ROCK Photographer

– Urban Nest was packed last night for yet another Phanphest production by Drew Wajnert. For the second time this week, I checked out Joe Miller performing in Asbury Park. I last saw him at the Jersey Shore Premiere Fashion Show at The Watermark, opening the event with an acoustic solo. Tonight, after his set (with Peter Cocuzza and Mitch Ruthberg), he duo’d with Kuf Knotz on several songs. This was my first time hearing Kuf, and I enjoyed rockin’ out to him as I shot. The night closed with... Read The Rest →

The Phunky Elephant Gastropub | Staten Island, NY

The Phunky Elephant Gastropub is Staten Island’s premiere gastropub. Opened just last month by Andrew Gaja, his daughter Patricia Gaja and  her fiance Jerry Agro with Staten Island native Chef Shehu Fitzgerald aka The Illchef  winner of The Food Network’s Chopped. I love the name -Patricia has always loved elephants, and in her Polish culture, an elephant’s trunk up signifies good luck. Their awesome logo was designed by a tattoo artist – what a great idea. And of course, we all know that I love pink. So I’m really fond... Read The Rest →