Archive for November, 2013

All In The Family

In 1998 our mom (wife) bought a brand new Honda CRV. Around 2004, we were the lucky recipients of her old cast off – perfect since our old garage attendants loved to drive it around when we weren’t looking. Or so they thought. #truestory

the beast in the CRV, first car ride and he screamed like a girl

So when it came time for us to get a new old car, we passed the CRV on to our sister (husband) in 2010. With leftover fur matted in the back-back.

the beast in the back-back of the new old car

And now 250,000+ miles later the time has come…but not to worry for she’s moving upstate (the CRV not the sister) and now the MIL gets to tool around in everyone’s favorite mobile.

thankfully she worked visitation rights in to the deal

See you upstate!

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November 29th, 2013 at 12:53 pm

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The Body Of An American

Sorry folks we’re closed on Thanksgiving. Go spend time with your family. Or at a bar. We won’t judge. Maybe. Well just a little.

hey thanks for the pix: foursquare

Don’t sweat it, check out the Thanksgiving Survival Guide that Foursquare made you. Will come in handy.

So remember – we are open on Wednesday, 11/27 and Friday, 11/29. Closed on Thanksgiving and no, Shane can’t come out for just one drink.

See you upstate!

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November 27th, 2013 at 10:30 am

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Deee-Lite

Have a new item on the menu that we’re trying out on you folks: uni with wild salmon roe on a bed of carrot puree. #turningjapanese

Don’t know of any hole-in-the-wall place serving up that kind of fancy!

See you upstate!

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November 26th, 2013 at 5:50 pm

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Left Turn At Albuquerque

We (wife) have been know to consume champagne in quantities that rival rap stars and so of course are happy to have a new award-winning sparkling wine on the menu: Gruet.

French by the way of New Mexico…no really, after 35+ years of producing champagne in France, Gruet moved his kids to the US to set up shop and use the champagne method to produce sparkling wine.

All this time in Albuquerque and they still have crazy thick French accents.

See you upstate!

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November 25th, 2013 at 5:15 pm

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Nightswimming

Yesterday these Race Rock oysters were sitting pretty in the water. Now? They are on your plate. #freshdirect

Orient, NY is a small town out on Long Island at the very end of North Fork to be exact. Just trying to keep it all local for you folks.

See you upstate!

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November 21st, 2013 at 7:32 pm

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This Charming Man

WIFE: hey look what I made
HUSBAND: poop figurines with eyes?

turkey place card holders

So while some of us (husband) may not appreciate the fine art of crafting, am happy to share this easy holiday how-to with all of you.

STEP 1: drink six bottles of champagne

STEP 2: paint cork appropriate turkey colors, which may vary due to geographical location

STEP 3: glue on the eyes but pay attention to package choking hazard warning, do not eat no matter how tempted

STEP 4: use red ribbon or yarn as the turkey’s waddle, tie it around the neck of the cork

STEP 5: use cardboard to cut out triangles for beaks and glue under eyes (hint coffee sleeves are perfect weight for task)

wouldn’t be crafty without glitter! plus it adds a realness to the beak

ta-da! super easy and so elegant – now it’s your turn

See you upstate!

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November 19th, 2013 at 2:19 pm

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Food Glorious Food

Thanksgiving is just 11 days away, so bust out that check list. And make sure you put sharpen knives on it! Seriously good knives make all the difference.

Saturday, November 23 & Sunday, November 24 you can get your knives sharpened for a good cause – gooder than merely having super duper sharp knives.

Broadway Panhandler is offering professional knife sharpening, $12 for three knives with 100% of the proceeds going to City Harvest.

City Harvest is a non-profit organization founded in 1982 committed to feeding hungry people in New York City. 91 cents of every dollar donated directly supports their anti-hunger programs. For every $1 donated, they rescue 4 pounds of food.

Remember folks, it’s called Thanksgiving for a reason.

See you upstate!

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November 17th, 2013 at 10:40 am

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Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay

In our continued effort to convert you folks into oenophiles of the NY lovin’ kind, we bring you Wolffer Estate Chardonnay.

Produced and bottled in Sagaponack, New York (that’s the Hamptons) – it’s a clean and crisp chardonnay with fruit notes of papaya, kiwi and pears with a mineral finish. So come on by and try it, everybody’s doing it. #AfterSchoolSpecial

See you upstate!

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November 16th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

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Blue Bayou

Well, well what do we have here? That’s rhetorical folks. Exclusive oyster ponds from North Fork, NY. And they’re blue!

upstate craft beer & oyster bar
Tender meat that’s salty & sweet with an incredible velvety liquor finish. Lick her? I don’t even kno… We’re putting them on happy hour this evening. You’re welcome.

See you upstate!

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November 15th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

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Party In The USA

We’re a sucker for a good infographic, so when the dudes from gogobot showed us their tailgating 101 guide – we had to share.

Check out the full guide.

See you upstate!

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November 14th, 2013 at 4:45 pm

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