Archive for November, 2012

1 in 175,000,000

The record jackpot has been won. One ticket in Arizona and one in Missouri. So it wasn’t us. Oh and an additional 8,924,123 people won smaller prizes. But not us.

Hey thanks for pix Huffington Post

The jackpot increased to $579.9 million by the time of the drawing, making the cash option $379.8 million. If you win, always go for the cash option. Just be wary of relatives…case in point, a little incident between two siblings.

Hey thanks for the pix:

Once upon a lottery drawing, a sister mentioned how she would spend her $100,000,000+ winning fortune; offering immediate family members one million dollars each. Friends and extended family would benefit too but not everyone was aligned. 

BROTHER: Wait, you’re only giving me one million dollars?

WIFE: Yes, one mill-yun dollars

BROTHER: But only one mill-yun?!

WIFE: One mill-yun is alot!

BROTHER: Yes but you have mill-yuns more!

WIFE: Technically I don’t have to give you any!

FATHER: Technically you didn’t buy tickets so this is an incredibly annoying argument

And there you have it folks. Since we are not instant bajillionares, we’re open this evening.

See you upstate!





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November 29th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

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Our A’s To Your Q’s

It’s that time again folks. Answers your burning questions. You sure are nosey an inquisitive lot.

Q: Why do you wear that red baseball hat all the time?
A: Hair restraint is required for anyone in the kitchen and it’s more stylish than a hairnet

Q: Why do you refer to beer as draught and not draft like the rest of us?
A: Same reason why we serve beer in different styles of glassware, because it’s proper

Q: Why does a place named upstate serve beers that are not from NY?
A: We pay homage to our childhood as well as NY’s role in the beer industry but we also support any small batch or limited release quality products and sustainable practices regardless of geography

See you upstate!

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November 27th, 2012 at 11:31 am

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Spice O’ Life

Our neighbor Dual has all the spices you could ever need want and even more that you had no idea existed. If you haven’t been, we highly recommend a visit.

It’s like a candy shop for grown-ups

Oh and did we mention that they also happen to have over 400 different types of beer, making them unofficially officially the ultimate packy!

Hey lady, no photographs please

And you know we (wife) couldn’t resist a pix of yet another working cat.

See you upstate!

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November 25th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

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Talkin Turkey

Technically none of the Angry Birds are turkeys, but we sure had a Thanksgiving day full of ’em. Like an Angry Birds Gang. Except everyone is under the age of five.

Thanks to a tryptophan induced nap, we were able to stay awake for The Godfather and for most of The Godfather II. Holiday television scheduling is the best.

Whipped up a couple of whiskey cakes for the weekend

And today we’re back in business, updated draught list and all.

See you upstate!

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November 23rd, 2012 at 3:09 pm

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Thanksgiving Tip #3

Be thankful!

That means get off the interwebs folks and instead go watch football engage in a good old fashioned conversation.

With a person.

In person.


Happy Thanksgiving everyone

See you upstate!

(Well not today, it’s Thanksgiving and we’re closed folks)



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November 22nd, 2012 at 12:29 am

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Thanksgiving Tip #2

The bestest guests always come bearing gifts!

We’re spending Thanksgiving at our (husband) brother’s family house. So what better way to say thanks for the hospitality than this for our five year old nephew.

Hey thanks for the pix Restoration Hardware

Talk like a robot, squeak like a mouse or just talk really loudly with our ingenious voice changer. Nine wacky, voice-disguising effects will get everyone laughing or wanting to poke their own eyes out, same/same.

So yes, that means we will be closed for Thanksgiving folks.

See you upstate!

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November 21st, 2012 at 8:20 am

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Thanksgiving Tip #1

It’s the eve of Thanksgiving eve and we know what you’re thinking, How can I be the hostess with the mostest or bestest guest this Thanksgiving? 

DailyGrace offers her five step program of how to be a classy drunk.

And speaking of drinking, we’ve got an updated draught list. Oh and yes, we will be closed Thanskgiving Day folks.

See you upstate!

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November 20th, 2012 at 1:16 pm

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Seasonal Brew Review

Best part about the holidaze holidays? The holiday seasonal brew releases! And we intend to rotate as many limited-edition beers into our line-up as we can. First up: Sly Fox Christmas Ale.

Hey thanks for the pix beer

So the official Sly Fox description goes something like this:

Malty, full-bodied red ale is made with traditional mulling spices – Ginger, Clove, All Spice, Cinnamon & Nutmeg.

Wine glass makes morning beer tasting seem a tiny bit less hedonistic

Now if you were to ask us, we’d say:

Imagine a freshly baked gingerbread man cookie that you dropped on your floor that’s riddled with Christmas tree needles (white pine as that’s the only kind of tree the Old Man gets). But adhering to the three second rule, you pickup said cookie to melt it in the microwave – pine needles and all. Then you place that hot melted liquid cookie in the freezer to cool off. And viola! Sly Fox Christmas Ale. 

Yes, it’s just that good folks.

See you upstate!

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November 18th, 2012 at 11:32 am

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Punk’d: Upstate Style

Do you know our friend Jason? Snuck a can of Genny on the shelf of his fancy pants establishment The Immigrant, when he wasn’t looking. Shhh…don’t tell.

How long do you think it will take for Jason to notice the lone manly beer?

BTW Genny is our staff beer that we drink every night after clean up. And speaking of product placement beer, check out our updated draught list for tonight.

See you upstate!

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November 16th, 2012 at 12:29 pm

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Holiday Onslaught

Well folks, one week from today is Thanksgiving. Since Halloween was canceled this year, Thanksgiving is now the official kick-off. So who’s ready? Not us.

Last year’s pate party hell yeah (official name)…hey thanks for the pix Noah Fecks

Now that we (wife) have mastered the art of pate making, that is exactly what we will be bringing to Thanksgiving dinner. And champagne. Duh. While we may consume champagne in quantities that rival rap stars, we refrain from poppin Cristal but stick with its producer Louis Roederer.

Image courtesy of Roederer Estate

The Roederer American Estate, Anderson Valley produces an award-winning sparkling wine that adheres to their 200-year tradition of fine winemaking. So technically not champagne but for less than $20/bottle it’s pretty damn good.

See you upstate!

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November 15th, 2012 at 1:46 pm

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