As I viewed this past week’s NYC Mayoral debate I could not help but envision it going a bit differently than what I was actually seeing and hearing. After all, it was a bit of high drama mixed in with Saturday Night Live satire and a touch of Three Stooges tomfoolery. I fully expect our next mayor to take his or her oath of office in a clown suit!
Here’s my take on it –
“Welcome to the Democratic Mayoral Debates! Let’s get ready to ruuuuumble! We appreciate all the candidates being here to discuss their platforms and proclaim to the voting public why they should be the next mayor of New York City. God help us. This forum will be broken up into questions that are selected by a group of reporters, call ins from those watching, and also from those following via social networking.” Continue reading The 2013 NYC Mayoral Debates. Let the fun begin!→
American Craft Beer Extravaganza! So much beer to choose from and so little time to drink them all!
One does not simply walk into the Pony Bar expecting to order an imported beer. Well, actually, they just don’t have any here. American beers all the way baby! It was quite fitting to down a few here not too long ago on the 4th of July.
This new outpost of beer love is a terrific addition to the UES neighborhood we reside at in NYC and has already become a hot spot. With over 20 rotating beers on tap there is more than enough diversity for everyone’s palate. Ciders and cask beers too. All of the beers are a ridiculously affordable $6 each. Yes, all of them! It’s cray cray! So while the frat boys were downing $8 Heinekens and lame Bud Lights at the many bars in the area I was enjoying some mighty tasty craft beers here. Empire, Smuttynose, Dale’s, Ommegang, Boulder, Barrier, Kona, Coney Island, Southampton, and Abita are just a few that we happily imbibed. Continue reading American craft beer extravaganza on the UES of NYC!→
Sometimes you just want to see a bunch of guys up on a stage sing female rock and pop anthems. When that bunch of guys just happens to be The Dan Band you know you’re in for a rollicking good time with plenty of laughs thrown in. I was lucky enough to have scored a few blogger press passes for last night’s opening show of their four date residency at the fabulous Stage 48 event space. Dan Finnerty and his group of hired guns certainly did not disappoint while whipping the crowd into a frenzy of guffaws and sing alongs.
I have been on a kick to try out some different taste sensations lately and have been eyeing this place from afar recently. Last night I decided that we were going to give Om Restaurant a try as I was craving Indian fare. Sure glad we did as this was a feast fitting for a Maharaja!
On weekend nights this place is packed as it’s a narrow little eatery with only about 13-15 tables in it that seats two at a time. I figured Monday night would be a good call and when we dropped by it was still pretty busy, but we easily found a seat. The aroma of delicious curry and spices filling the air is intoxicating when you walk in, and immediately sets off your taste buds tingling with anticipation. The decor is understated, bright and clean, yet simple and elegant at the same time. Continue reading OM – Nom Nom Nom on the Upper East Side in NYC!→