Archive for October, 2012

#Sandy

Well with the shut down of public transportation, ConEd’s robo calls, and crane collapse (!!) we are staying put this evening.

With the wind picking up, we didn’t want to risk our sign knocking down anyone

So we will be closed yet another day folks. Stay dry and more importantly stay sane.

See you upstate!

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October 29th, 2012 at 6:04 pm

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Storm Troopers

Well folks with Uncle Bloomberg shutting down transportation this evening, the staff is staying home which means we will be closed today, Sunday.

Thanks for the image Wikipedia

For those of you who have seen our fridge at home, we along with the rest of the Manhattan had to do a little storm shopping this morning as well.

BTW we are calling shenanigans on Sandy, at least with regards to NYC area.

Most likely we’ll be serving beer, wine & cheese tomorrow. Just the husband & wife slinging drinks. Depending on the weather of course. Stay dry everyone, enjoy all the storm porn.

See you upstate!

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October 28th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

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Old Man Winter

We’ve got Southern Tier Old Man Winter Ale on tap. A deceptively strong brew.

And speaking of Old Man, ours sent this pix of his recent lemon crop. His dwarf tree was a Father’s Day gift from us a few years back. The gift that keeps on giving.

In other Old Man news…we got our liquor license! So we’re planning a small offering of old school cocktails in the upcoming weeks.

See you upstate!

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October 28th, 2012 at 12:37 am

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Just A Fool To Believe

What do we (husband) have in common with Patrick Swayze and Rob Lowe? The ability to rock a denim jacket. Only two of us knew better and stopped circa 1986.

“From Youngblood to Roadhouse, no one has shaped my life like Patrick Swayze has.” Shane Covey

Have heard that claim many times over the years. And just recently caught the husband wearing this fancy number on purpose.

Dare you to guess where this came from, here’s a hint: not a store

See you upstate!

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October 26th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

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Totally On Purpose

It is probably safe to say that the makers of dog toys do not actually own dogs themselves. Because if they did, dog toys would not squeak.

BuckShowalter will actually follow us around the house squeak, squeak, squeaking away. He totally does it on purpose.

Also on purpose, a product plug transition so smooth bet you didn’t even see it coming an updated draught selection this evening.

See you upstate!

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October 24th, 2012 at 6:57 pm

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Doink-Doink

We were greeted by this great missive today, was happily sitting in our inbox.

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Shane that was so sweet of you to treat us with sparkling champagne last friday for our anniversary. It was the perfect compliment to our excellent dinner of 2 dozen oysters, fettucini w/clams, crab cakes and cerviche!

As you can tell with our consistent visits, Upstate is really one of our favorite restaurants – we love the vibe, the fresh oysters, the craft beer and of course you!

see you soon
julienne, Irv and Alessandra

So while we greatly appreciate the kind words, it’s not even the best part. Get this –  Julienne, who specializes in editorial and event photography was formerly a forensic photographer for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. How bad-ass is that? We (husband and father-in-law) love, no LUV, LUV Law & Order.

In the Covey family, the men are entertained by two separate yet equally important groups: the Yankees, who play baseball; and the Law & Order marathons, to solve crime from the couch. These are their stories. Doink-Doink 

See you upstate!

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October 23rd, 2012 at 7:17 pm

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Takin’ Care Of Business

Sundays are big paperwork days for us, spending lots of quality time together in our basement office. We try to end the day with an incognito dinner, just the two of us.

Dressing room trial run

After running home to walk the dog and make a quick outfit change, we met up again. And the exchange went something like this:

HUSBAND: Is that a new coat?
WIFE: Do you like it?
HUSBAND: You look like a fancy muppet.
WIFE: So you like it?
HUSBAND: No.

We tapped Saranac Wet Hop India Pale Ale

Two old family-owned businesses combined 200+ years of experience to create the newest beer in the Saranac High Peaks lineup. Our hometown F.X. Matt Brewery, America’s oldest craft brewery and Wrobel Farms in Bridgewater, NY an heirloom hop and modern hop cultivator. And we’ve got it on tap today.

See you upstate!

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October 22nd, 2012 at 8:12 am

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Beer Me

Just tapped four new beers so our work is done for the day. Got a rare one in rotation: 21st Amendment‘s Zambo Imperial Red Ale. Aptly named after their brewer David “Zambo” Zamborski.

In addition we’ve got:

    • Empire Thai Basil
    • Avery Joe’s Premium American Pilsner
    • Left Hand Oktoberfest

See you upstate!

 

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October 19th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

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Trick-or-Treat

Did your parents have you collect change for UNICEF on Halloween? Ours (wife) did. Finally after 60 years, that little orange box has been updated. Part of the day job but too cute not to share.

Already ate the bag of candy we purchased for Halloween. Technically we bought it for ourselves and pretended it was for the kids. Not to worry, we will replenish it.

Seriously folks, who in their right minds…

So. Wrong. How about a good old fashioned sexy witch, nurse or french maid? In addition to sassy Sesame Street costumes, Yandy.com even offers to turn you into a sexy Tootsie Roll. Ew.

See you upstate!

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October 17th, 2012 at 3:37 pm

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Syracuse In The House

Meet David Katleski, owner of Empire Brewing Company and their brewmaster Tim Butler. They hand delivered Golden Dragon just for us. How’s that for service?

Unwritten rule: if you brew beer, tattoos are mandatory

David is also president of the New York State Brewers Association, they are the ones helping to build up the profile of the state’s breweries, especially the smaller guys. Tim has been in the beer industry for over 13 years, so he knows a thing or two about a thing or two. They are joining us for dinner this evening.

Updating tonight’s draught line up and we’ve got 16 oysters for happy hour this evening.

See you upstate!

 

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October 15th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

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