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What Makes A Good Bartender?

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In New York City there are more than a few bars and each of them have the bartenders that work them. However not every bartender is a good one and the bad ones can truly throw off the relaxing vibes of being in a bar with friends.

So what makes a good bartender? There isn’t one answer to that question but with some of my own research and asking around, I have managed to make a list of 3 qualities of a great bartender. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on September 13, 2015 in Happy Hour

 

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St Julien at Le Bateau Ivre ( with cool Jazz)

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On a somewhat lazy Sunday in late August I decided to walk around Manhattan looking for a place to continue writing my novel. I luckily stumbled across my favorite Mid Town East French haunt Le Bateau Ivre. Of course, I had to have a drink to better relax and enjoy the fine music being played. I chose a St Julien – Chateau Lalande 2009 – which proved to be the perfect selection for the day. It was amazingly well balanced and showed all of the characteristics of the little town that make it my favorite of Bordeaux. The jazz band that played today was perfectly on queue with both spirit of play with a perfect pick-up attitude and spicey blend for the day.  They were as follows : Andy Friedberg on guitar, Steve Doyle on the sublime Bass, and Yuichi Hirkawa on the ever present and truckin drum kit. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 24, 2014 in Bordeaux, Jazz, Wine

 

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Biting the Bulleit at STK Midtown

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It always amazes me when a bartender, at an amazingly loud and crowded bar in Manhattan, can make a drink that doesn’t taste like it got caught up in the shuffle. Like it came out of one of those new fast food drink vending machines. I guess that’s why I am not a bartender… Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 4, 2014 in in Manhattan NYC

 

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The New Jameson’s Bar – New York, NY

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After a 3 month hiatus, the Jameson’s Bar in Midtown (Turtle Bay to be exact) reopened looking like a thoroughbred horse compared to its origins of being a work-horse neighborhood pub. Fantastic metamorphosis!
The night was capped off with an Irish Coffee made with my favorite Irish liquid Powers Whiskey

Everyone, you must check out this place. Fun times are guaranteed to happen in this sophisticated setting.

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2014 in in Manhattan NYC, Uncategorized

 

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