Archive for June, 2012

Chulo In The Kitchen

It’s so hot in our kitchen and we’re not talking about the heat…

If you buy one now, we’ll send you two more for free plus shipping/handling

We’ve shared our love for all things infomercial and were sad to learn that Barry Becher, co-creator of the Ginsu knife commercials, who helped develop television infomercial marketing, passed away earlier this week.

But wait, there’s more!  Updated beer and oyster selection for this evening.

See you upstate!

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June 30th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

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Upstate Down South

Childhood friend and fellow skateboarder Marc Jacksina is in town. He’s all grown-up participating in The James Beard House southern inspired artisanal dinner.

photo courtesy of jamesbeard.org

Marc is the Executive Chef of Halcyon, Flavors of the Earthdown in Charlotte, NC.

Farm fresh…

And while we will proudly boast about his commitment to working closely with local farmers and artisans in order to produce exquisite, handcrafted plates – long before farm to table became an actual obsession within our industry, he’s still a punk to us.

See you upstate!

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June 28th, 2012 at 11:28 am

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What’s Up Wednesday

Waiting on our beer delivery this morning. Excellent oyster selection for this evening is ready to go.

Yup, our dog is totally weird

And BuckShowalter is back from his vacation.

See you upstate!

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June 27th, 2012 at 10:57 am

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Cult of Personality

Jiro Dreams of Sushi is the story of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Michelin Guide 3-star Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat restaurant located in a Tokyo subway station.

Eric Ripert has a great line about Ono: I was blown away by the quality of the sushi, especially the rice. I had never tasted rice like that. It was like this cloud that explodes in your mouth.

It’s a great 90 minute film – the Tsukiji market scenes were our favorite.

See you upstate!

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June 26th, 2012 at 10:33 am

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Oyster Bars Don’t Grow On Trees

We find it kinda funny, all the recent inquiries about the wife (me).

Take 1, as the beast wouldn’t sit still

She’s so mysterious, you casually throw out to the staff…actually there’s no mystery. The boring reality is: I have a day job. After all, oyster bars don’t grow on trees.

I blog therefore I am

We’re closed today Monday, June 25 – we’ve got some mini construction projects to cross off our to-do list.

See you upstate!

 

 

 

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June 25th, 2012 at 9:57 am

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Happy Pride

Amazing picture from photographer Inga Sarda-Sorensen

Today also marks the one year anniversary of New York legalizing same sex marriages. Jordon Roth took this great pix of Cuomo and crew in today’s parade surrounded by couples carrying signs noting their date of marriage.

See you upstate!

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June 24th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

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Neighborhood Pig Out

While the whiskey cakes cooled we ducked out to our neighbor Xe May, as we were craving their spicy sandwiches. Luv their twisted take on Vietnamese classics.

The DUC sandwich with extra jalapenos

Totally addicted to their Basil Lime Fizz drink

We treat ourselves to tasty sweet neighbor: Big Gay Ice Cream on Saturdays only, otherwise we would not be able to fit into our pants.

Salty Pimp…enough said

Post lunch nap, we tapped a few new beers. We’ve got a great draught lineup tonight.

See you upstate!

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June 23rd, 2012 at 3:39 pm

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A Shrimp Walks Into A Bar

And the barman says, “I’m sorry, we don’t serve food here…”

Head-on shrimp, yum

Too hot for the ovens tonight, so we’re serving raw bar and a special cold menu only this evening. Probably tomorrow too if this heatwave keeps up.

The beer and oysters are super chilled.

See you upstate!

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June 21st, 2012 at 8:36 pm

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Breakfast of Champions

Or of drunks. Couldn’t help but sample Saranac’s Blueberry Blonde Ale in the AM.

Coffee & Saranac = breakfast of champions

We’re not shy about our The Matt Brewing Company homage, after all we (husband) have great underage memories consuming Saranac are from the same town. Sorta. New Hartford is next door to Utica.

Saranac’s Blueberry Blonde Ale is a traidtional blonde ale with a kick of juicy blueberry. A light golden haze from wheat malt and oats and a low hop bitterness, which really shows off the fruit. With a medium-light body and fresh blueberry flavor – a perfect summer beer.

The husband cleans up nice, just not often

And speaking of husband, most of you have caught on that he never reads this blog…you’re welcome.

See you upstate!

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June 19th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

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New Ian vs. Old Ian

Have two Ian’s in our life: old Ian & new Ian. Today is about old Ian. Um sorta.

We put old Ian to work

Old Ian is from Newburgh, NY as are the two new beers in tonight’s draught line up. A cream ale and a peat smoked stout from  Newburgh Brewing Company.

Brewed with heart. Get it? Silver heart tap.

Come by and support NY beer. And hey, a little social currency goes a long way for us independent guys so be sure to give a tweet @NewburghBrewing or a like while you’re at it.

So actually this wasn’t about any Ian at all, really.

See you upstate!

 

 

 

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June 16th, 2012 at 4:17 pm

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