It’s that time of year again. We all know someone, and perhaps even ourselves, who make those foolish New Year’s resolutions that never seem to really pan out. A gallant and well meaning attempt usually crashes and burns into ashes and the smell of despair. I for one do not make any resolutions. If I make up my mind to do something it doesn’t matter what time of year it is as I just do it. If I decide that I want to eat less bacon, or drink less beer, then that will happen. Wait, what? Bwahahahahaha! That ain’t happening! Anyhoo, I thought it would be a good idea to assign resolutions to others here in the NYC area as some of these people really need to make some major changes. They can either take my advice or remain as the annoying dregs of society we all deem them to be.
Ok, here we go with another Valentine’s Day (massacre) again. I have yet to buy a card or set up flowers to be delivered. Yes, I am one of those dudes that wait all until the last possible minute to actually hit a store and get something for my gal. I mean, what’s the big deal with women when it comes to this overhyped commercialized Hallmark holiday? Bleech. I’m already seeing all kinds of posts on Facebook referring to wonderful plans all these couples have set up for the big day of forced romance. Gag me. Then come Feb 14th all the women will be posting pics of flowers and gifts that their guys sent them. Oh c’mon already. Isn’t a bucket of KFC extra crispy and furry handcuffs enough to make a gal swoon? It’s the gift that keeps on giving! Nothing says romance like greasy fried chicken and sex toys. Are you all feeling me out there? Don’t even get me started on the flowers part. It’s the one time of year that a bouquet of roses cost as much as diamonds. He went to Jared? Nope! He went to Subway with the other Jared and used some of that cash on a $5 foot long. He then hit the local bodega and scored a dozen roses for $10 on the way home. Yessir! I go all out for my main squeeze. Nothing but the best. It’s how I roll! Continue reading A Manly Man’s Guide to Valentine’s Day Romance in NYC.→
If there is one thing to be said about hidden gems is that you really hope no one discovers them and ruins your new secret hangout close to where you live. Being that this place is literally around the block from our apartment and down a side street along a spot on the Upper East Side/Yorkville part of NYC it seemed like a place that only a few locals would know about. It’s in a barren stretch of an area that really needs an influx of new specialty bars and eateries such as this, and is a welcome addition to the neighborhood. Alas, now that we have been here a few times and are fast becoming regulars we see that everyone else around here has also found out about the Drunken Munkey. It’s now at that point where you need a reservation to get in! The crowds have slowly discovered this wonderful new Indian craft cocktail bar and restaurant, of which the adulation is much deserved! Continue reading This Drunken Munkey is causing a ruckus in NYC!→
Every once in a while due to having a blog that covers life in the Big Apple I am offered opportunities to experience some things that actually surprise this jaded NYC citizen. One of them recently was a cooking demonstration and dinner that featured lamb as the main ingredient. Now, I have to admit that I really wasn’t a big lamb fan but did enjoy the occasional lamb lollipops handed out as a snack at certain business events and functions I have atteneded over the years. Lord knows I had no idea how to cook it. After the recent evening’s soiree at Fairway Cafe & Steakhouse I can now admit to being a bit converted into a fan of lamb. It was an enjoyable evening featuring terrific demonstrations of lamb and wines from Australia, followed by a full four course sit down dinner. I had a feeling this event was going to be a hit when I was greeted with a glass of Stone Dwellars Sparkling Brut as soon as I walked in! Yes, we fancy! Continue reading G’Day Mate! An evening of Australian lamb and wine in NYC!→