Tagged with bars

A Cocktail Bitters Love Affair with Angostura

Bitters are to cocktails what proper seasoning is to food. You can make a drink without them but once added the difference is remarkable. Angostura bitters are one of the most well-known cocktail bitters. They are an extremely concentrated botanically infused alcoholic mixture made of water, alcohol, herbs and spices by House of Angostura in … Continue reading

An Eventful Saturday

Four years running the New York Shakespeare Exchange has hosted ShakesBEER. It is (to my knowledge) the only bard and beer crawl in NYC. Simply put, they act out a scene from different works by Shakespeare at four different bars with cast and audience intermingled. The coolest part is that they don’t do it in … Continue reading

A Side Tracked Weekend

Wrapping up a 3-day weekend which I’d planned to spend cooking and crossing things off my to-do list, you know like filing my taxes… well let’s just say I got side tracked. After Friday’s insanity of a long day at work and an interesting cab ride home, I slept in. Though I did manage to … Continue reading

Welcome to the neighborhood #drinklocal

When a new business opens in the neighborhood I make a point of going. Not only because its important to welcome a new neighbor but also because it is a great way to see how the neighborhood demographics are shifting. Last Thursday, Tooker Alley opened. It is a bar. My favorite kind of local establishment. … Continue reading

Sometimes I just want Walkers

In the quest for the freshest, straight from the farm ingredients and cooking I found myself at the Breslin¬†feeling peckish. So I ordered the $5¬†“snack bag” of crisps that come in a small cellophane bag with a custom printed sticker on them that reads “malt vinegar and salt crisps”. Within, slightly thick cut crisps, though … Continue reading