Archive for January, 2013

Friends In The East Village

Hollywood is coming to the East Village. Everybody’s friend, David Schwimmer is moving into our ‘hood. He bought an entire building. This one to be exact.
New neighborIf you google David Schwimmer net worth, $80,000,000 is the result. Maybe he should have bought two? We totally would have. His & hers. Duh.
upstate craft beer & oyster barSnooping Neighbor watch aside, we also tasted and tapped four new beers today:

  • Saranac Pale Ale
  • Sea Dog Bluepaw Blueberry Ale
  • Singlecut Billy IPA
  • 21st Amendment Sneak Attack

See you upstate!

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January 31st, 2013 at 10:23 pm

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Cult Of Carnivores

Yes, it’s true. We are carnivores. Of course fish and beer is our all-time favorite but we do enjoy the meaty taste of animal flesh every now and again.
beer-based hamAnd baking in beer makes the meat taste all the better. Although busting out the electric knife is the real reason we (wife) love cooking meat!
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We’re figuring out our Super Bowl plans, as there are no televisions in our shop. Most likely we’ll open a bit early and close by 7pm. We’ll keep you posted.

See you upstate!

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January 29th, 2013 at 7:09 pm

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Eurotrash

Full disclosure: back in college we (wife) went through a phase…of only dating eurotrash. True. Philippe, Gaston and Sexy Alexi.
upstate craft beer & oyster barSexy Alexi was the fan favorite, as he was super euro. Thick french accent, tight jeans and a smoker. Big time. He smoked in the shower.
photo-150Our euro-lovin’ past was long gone, until we tapped Southern Tier’s Eurotrash Pilz today. A seasonal release that’s a lightly carbonated, malty pilsner with a sweet flowery finish. The trash is back. Bomb diggydiggydiggy bong.

See you upstate!

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January 27th, 2013 at 12:11 am

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Pass The Dutchie

Clearly freezing temperatures can affect the brain…

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Bundle up and come by, we’ve got an updated draught list tonight.

See you upstate!

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January 24th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

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Cold As Ice

Walking home from the shop last night…

brrrrAnd walking the dog this morning.
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It’s no wonder we can’t get Foreigner’s Cold As Ice out of our head. Well that and the fact that we’re old. Um BTW, did you know that Phish does a cover of this song? Kinda random.

Stay warm

See you upstate!

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January 23rd, 2013 at 10:14 am

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Bag O’Tricks

WIFE: did you bring the large green canvas bag home?
HUSBAND: yeah, check under the bed
WIFE: already did, it’s not there
HUSBAND: check again

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Um, this is not under the bed. Not even close.

Well we are putting all those taps to good use, have an updated draught list this evening.

See you upstate!

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January 21st, 2013 at 6:20 pm

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Humble Brag

Came across this Best Of list last night while reading our most recent Yelp reviews. Yup we actually read each and every review. Fact.best of yelpWe are humbly thankful for all of the support and greatly appreciate you fine folks putting us on Yelp’s Best Seafood list.
We had a late lunch together today pigging out on chinese food which was really more like a status meeting that we ate during. And got us out of the basement.

Well it’s a looong weekend for the corporate world and you know what that means: Sunday is like a second Saturday.

See you upstate!

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January 18th, 2013 at 8:12 pm

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Lesson Learned

Learned something today…saffron and safflower are not the same. Not even close. Nope.

lesson learned

Oops that would be bargain, with an I

And here we (wife) were, thinking we had discovered the NYC source of saffron and that we would strike it rich reselling smaller amounts at a higher price but still less than the insane prices the grocery stores charge. We would build an empire! So many oysters bars could be build with secret saffron money. World. Domination.

Not even close. Nope. But safflower tea will be added to the menu.

See you upstate!

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January 16th, 2013 at 6:25 pm

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Party Animal

BuckShowalter is five! And yet he’s still a complete spaz…

BuckShowalter

Do these glasses make me look smarter?

Happy birthday beast!

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January 14th, 2013 at 2:05 pm

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Tastes Like Chicken

Not. Actually the Wild Oyster Bay bivalve is chewy like steak. Well according to David that is. We in the industry would describe it as meaty, but hey.

David is a groupie regular so he knows the deal…by entering our place you are agreeing to potentially becoming the subject of blog fodder. Congratulations David. Oh and hey congratulations on your engagement too!

See you upstate!

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January 11th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

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