Archive for January, 2013

Cat Nap

BuckShowalter is not allowed on the couch and yet he finagles his way on at any given opportunity, including nap time.

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Fell asleep during Law & Order marathon. Fighting crime from the couch is tiring.

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January 9th, 2013 at 5:24 pm

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Rivers And Seas Of Beer

The mighty words of Charles Bukowski. And speaking of beer, we’ve got a new brew review for you…an NYC exclusive, well on the island of Manhattan. We’re first!

singlecut dark lyric lager


SingleCut Dark Lyric Lager

SingleCut Beersmiths opened in November and is the only microbrewery in Queens, specializing in lagers. We’ve got their first release: Dark Lyric Lager – a deep, dark hue that’s crazy hoppy. Um it’s pitch black folks. And tasty!

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Hey thanks for the pix singlecutbeer.com

Lagers can be just as interesting as ales. I want to reverse the notion that they are boring and watery dares Rich Buceta, head brewer and president. SingleCut Beersmiths is all about self-distributing, which will allow them to have a bromance with Shane closer relationships with retailers. Come and taste for yourself.

See you upstate!

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January 7th, 2013 at 9:40 pm

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Photo Bum

Photo bomb is sooo 2012, we here at upstate craft beer & oyster bar are starting a new trend: photo bum.

Hey thanks for the pix Melissa Horn

Our neighbor Chef Alex Stupak was the latest bold face name to chronicle his eating habits for The Grub Street Diet. We were super flattered that Alex had his picture taken at our place.

And then we (wife) took a closer look at the background.

That damn Utica Club hat…

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January 6th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

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London Calling

Look what was waiting in our inbox this morning…our first 2013 love letter, from across the pond!

Hey thanks for the image Wikipedia

Hey thanks for the image Wikipedia

Jennifer and Shane…

Having just about recovered from the terrible flight back to England (figuratively and literally), I just thought that I would send you a quick email to thank you for such a great time.

I hope the fact that even though we were in the city for just six days and we came to Upstate for dinner on two occasions (would’ve been three if you’d been open on New Years Day!) tells you what a great time we had.

The food was some of the best any of us has ever eaten, but more than that it was the way that we were treated that made it so special – right away we felt at home – and I don’t think you can put a price on that.

Please thank Chris and Dara, they were knowledgable, witty and just the best! Shane, you were the perfect host, and we really appreciated you taking so much time to talk to us, even though you were rushed off your feet!

I really hope that 2013 is as prosperous for Upstate as 2012 was – more than any restaurant that I have ever been to, you guys deserve it the most. I guess this just leaves me to say thank you again, have a happy new year, and only 358 days until we will be back!

Cheers!
Thomas

Well new friend Thomas, we are happily humbled you found our place to be ace!

Waiting on the keg delivery this morning, have some exclusive beers for tonight’s line up. So an updated draught list is on it’s way.

See you upstate!

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January 5th, 2013 at 11:35 am

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99 Luft Ballons

Nothing like a protest song little ditty by the German pop-rock band Nena from their 1983 self-titled album to ring in the new year.
 Our best-y Neil captured that attractive moment. Notice that none of the guys were dancing with us. And now we are back to business as usual…

The vestibule finally arrived! Just in time as it is free-zing out and it’s only Day 2 of January. Ugh. How are those resolutions treating ya?

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January 2nd, 2013 at 8:40 pm

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Happy New Year

Hello 2013!

Had Christmas dinner at Goumard which has an incredible oyster selection along with a pretty opulent decor circa 1988. Not to mention life size mechanical Christmas decorations.

We are closed today, New Year’s Day in order to give you at least one day to adhere to your resolutions.

See you upstate!

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January 1st, 2013 at 4:29 pm

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