Thank You Nick C.

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We get a lot love from you people and are always forever grateful. Yet every now and then we get something that just shocks us into silence because we are so incredibly humbled by the generosity. Thank you Nick for your review.

Just to get it out of the way, Upstate is wonderful, delicious, and special, and that is because it is run by a sincerely devoted owner and a whipsmart professional manager. 

Shane, the owner, tends his bar with ease and knowledge. When I saw his oyster shucker getting in the weeds, he quietly went over and helped crack a few. He then sliced up some raw diver scallop, put some spicy as hell oil and garlic atop, and gave it to anyone who was still waiting for their order. No fanfare, no “I know how awesome I am” BS that you’d get anywhere else, just a silent delivery of a free plate.

Humility. That’s what I’m getting at here. Every day I’m astounded by some of the bars in this town, and their utter lack of humility. It’s all back slapping and knowing winks, picking up an empty plate and saying, “Hmm, I guess you liked it, huh? Huh??” while serving the same thing as everyone else and just waiting for the money to pour in. And Upstate is a surprising break from that model.

It’s no small feat owning your own business and doing it in NYC is a whole other level of crazy but we love it. We love what we do and truly dig it that folks get us and more importantly support us.

See you upstate!

Written by gavincovey

January 25th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

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  1. Woohoo, comments!!!!!! Shane is one humble dude alright. At least when he isn't wise-assing.

    Julian C.

    25 Jan 12 at 9:43 pm

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