Living in New York City has given me numerous opportunities to wander around art galleries and discover many new artists. One such artist whose paintings seem to always creep into my mind, are the painting of Nate Burbeck. I first wandered into the Anna Zorina Gallery one afternoon, not really paying attention to what the gallery was showing. I had visited several other galleries that day and for some reason I decided to enter this one. When I walked in I immediately noticed the large panoramic painting on the wall. At first it appeared to be a simple picture of a suburban neighborhood with children playing but the longer I looked at it, the more surreal it became. Something about the children in the painting didn’t feel right. Looking around I noticed that all of his paintings were of scenes of American life and all of them had surreal or dreamlike qualities to them.
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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 »
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 »
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.