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#895: Troy Liquor Bar

It’s in the Meatpacking District, which is all you need to know if you live in New York. If you don’t, I will tell you a bit more.

It’s in a basement, and it’s trying to be cool as opposed to just being cool. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 28, 2016 in NYC


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#718: Drink a mule

Before I drank the mule:

I took a morning run in the delicious, freaky, late-November warmth, and as I felt the calm wind rush against my face, I wondered how the air could feel so comfortable after such a treacherous night in America.

I went to work and braced myself for the black-and-white, clear-cut judgments from my super liberal coworkers, knowing that even though I was outraged, too, I wouldn’t as wholeheartedly agree with their convictions that people on the wrong side of history are pure evil, because really, I just want everyone to love each other, as naive and impractical as that may be.

I worried that my skirt was too short to be office-appropriate because it was, though it hadn’t seemed so short at home in the mirror.

I was shocked when no one at the office even mentioned Ferguson; were these people who claimed to be so progressive only insistent on demanding human rights when it came to abortion laws?

I thought about how I was glad I didn’t have children in this screwed-up place–but that’s not really true, because the world has always been part crap, part gorgeous, and though we don’t have to accept all of the crap, we also can’t wait to procreate until it’s perfect.

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Posted by on November 26, 2014 in People


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#543: R+J: Star-Cross’d Death Match

I’m known among my friends as the one who finds weird events and exhibits to go to, and about 4 out of 5 times, the event turns out to be disappointing (for any number of reasons, including: too weird, too crowded, too boring, too in a questionable building in Bushwick that may or may not just be a stranger’s apartment).

When that one out of 5 time comes around, though, it’s worth it.  Last night, that one time came in the form of R+J: Star-Cross’d Death Match, which was an interactive version of Romeo and Juliet, at a bar. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on November 17, 2013 in Theater


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#452: Attend a cocktail war

The concept: a cross between Iron Chef and Chopped, but for drinks.  On the surface, there’s no way someone could mess this up.  Of course, as soon as you start getting people involved, there are numerous opportunities for logistics to step in and ruin the night.

Logistically speaking, there were some details lacking during the competition last night.  After each round, patrons were supposed to use the tabs on their wristbands to sample the drinks.  The bartenders were so slow–and sometimes just didn’t seem to feel like making the samples–that having to go up 3 times to fight for a drink was annoying.  But it was still fun, and it was still a cross between Iron Chef and Chopped, but for drinks, so it was still better than what I imagine a typical night at Hudson Terrace would be. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 11, 2013 in Food/Drink


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#412: Don’t take full advantage of a deal

I thought this would be more difficult than it was.  Whenever there’s a deal, I take advantage of it.  If I bought 2 discount tickets to something and can’t find a friend to go with me, I will email someone I haven’t talked to in months to see if they’re available.  If I check in on Foursquare and it says I get a free gift, I will follow employees around the store until I get my free gift.  If my brunch deal says I get 3 drinks, I will drink those 3 drinks.

So yesterday, when the brunch deal indicated I could have up to 5 drinks, I intended to have all 5 drinks–not because I needed or even wanted 5 drinks within 2 hours, but because that’s what the deal included.  You could offer me a deal that comes with a free coffee and I’ll choose that one over the one that doesn’t come with anything extra, even though I don’t drink coffee.  You could tell me a deal I purchased includes a personal concert performed by mosquitoes rubbing their wings together, and I’ll hold out my arm to let the musicians land. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on March 11, 2013 in Money


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#403: First date at Friday’s

Yes, that is TGI Friday’s.  And yes, I live in New York City.  And no, I’m not complaining about ending up at an overpriced chain restaurant on a first date.

You know why?  Because we only ended up there because it was cold and raining and we were both ill-prepared without umbrellas, and we were done at the bar but needed to eat and there wasn’t anywhere else in the barren Midtown after-8 vicinity that promised food and warmth.

And also because I was on a first date merely days after being completely blown off without a text, phone call, email, or in-person notification after dating someone for a month–which is apparently something adult men do, which I’m both surprised to learn and shocked I hadn’t already known. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on February 27, 2013 in Dating


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#279: Boat Basin Cafe

There are few things in life (if any) as entirely satisfying as sitting outside for dinner and drinks in October.

There aren’t too many things better than sitting outside for dinner and drinks in any month, but in October, it’s even better. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on October 6, 2012 in Food/Drink


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