An Arena Grows in Brooklyn
Even though the Barclays Center has yet to fully stock his beer, Brooklyn Brewery boss Steve Hindy still loves the project, as he makes plain in this email to The Observer, which we excerpted in the previous story. Even when people were hating on him for supporting the project, Mr. Hindy stood by it, and he believes prospered because of it. He covered a lot of territory in his note to us, so we figured why not post it in full.
LET MY PIMM'S CUP GO!
Before I became a mother, I was, as my Sonoma County aunt is fond of saying, “a lover of the grape.” I liked my wine. So much so, in fact, that when I got pregnant, I continued to hold stemware at parties, feigning sips, because I knew that if I were to abstain among anyone who had seen the old, half-a-bottle-a-night me in action, the jig would immediately be up.
First they came for the smokers, and we kvetched. Then they came for the trans fats, and we were like, sure, we could stand to lose a few pounds. Then they came for our salt, and we were like, are you serious? Salt? But when you try to come for the booze, Mayor Bloomberg has likely learned an important lesson:
New Yorkers will get smashy.
We know you’ve been stockpiling Brooklyn whiskey and Williamsburg cigarettes and maybe even collecting those Spike Lee inspired Absolut Brooklyn bottles. Fortunately you can officially add vodka to the laundry list of Brooklyn vices, according to The Brooklyn Paper.
Too much Chianti?
If you’re too embarrassed to go to an actual bar to take the edge off on your lunch break, just stop by the Turkish Taco Truck in Central Park. The food truck began selling beer, wine and cocktails today, the Journal reports, blazing the trail of this new innovation for the portable-food business.
The Turkish Taco Truck’s owner, Burak Karacam, told the Journal that his truck’s one-year liquor license is a “precedent-setting privilege.”
Visiting the country of your ancestral origin is a formative experience. You come to understand yourself. Your tastes and interests gain new contexts. You get to have a nice long plane ride.
But do you get to have a “sure-to-be mini-bottle laden plane ride?” This is how MTV describes the voyage the cast of “Jersey Read More
It is January and it is currently snowing outside. Is this the correct time to drink rosé, that summeriest of summery wines? The New York Times advises you to throw caution, etiquette, logic and sanity to the wind and do just that.
Times booze expert Eric Asimov’s campaign for the frivolous — but Read More
The Post reports that a chemistry department administrator at NYU was arrested this morning for a scheme that netted him $409,000 over five years. His method? Brazenly phony expense reports.
John Runowicz dug through the trash at Warehouse Wines off Washington Square Park and submitted customers’ discarded receipts as his own, then Read More
Community Board 7 voted on Tuesday night to recommend a liquor license for a proposed bar at The Century at 25 Central Park West, at West 63rd Street, despite opposition from residents of the area.
The move comes with the stipulation that the bar and its managing partner, Greg Hunt, adhere to a list of 14 Read More
On Thursday evening, on live TV, longtime WNBC-4 news anchor Sue Simmons made a somewhat surprising confession. Back in the ’80s, she said, she would on occasion drink cocktails before anchoring the news. Eventually she stopped, she continued to explain, because she noticed the alcohol was making her eyes red.
The Read More