Thanks to the efforts of the good folks at Dewar’s scotch, I flew out this morning to New York City for Repeal Day.
After a few late take-offs and missed flights, I finally arrived in Manhattan in time to check in to my hotel and scrub my travel-weary face before heading out on the town for a short visit.
Sometimes the stars align and you get to meet a bunch of Oregon bartenders in New York, which is exactly what happened tonight. I had dinner with Hillary Sites, Albert Halfl and Aaron Hopps, all current and former Eugene bartenders:
After dinner, I convinced Hillary and her boyfriend John (another former Eugenian) to join me at Audrey Saunders’ Pegu Club for drinks.
I had their Pisco Punch (more about that previously and in the future), Hillary grabbed herself a perfectly-executed Pegu Club Cocktail, and John dipped into a Tantris Sidecar.
I promise I’ll write a more in-depth review of the drinks when I can, but for now, it’s late and I’ve got to get to bed in anticipation of Repeal Day.
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I’m sure you’ll come back from NY with even more inspiration. I’ll be looking forward to my next Eugene trip and a visit to El Vaquero…
Hey, since you’re in New York and all for Repeal Day, you might read my Bar Stories post in honor of it. It’s a New York Sun article from 1930 about my family’s restaurant biz during the Prohibition years:
you lucky jet-setting bastard. They footed the bill? Now that’s a great blog connection.
Heading to Teardrop Lounge tonight to celebrate.
cheers & happy Repeal Day!
For the record, I’m drinking all of my scotch based cocktails today with anything but Dewars.
Have fun out there! You could have been at Berbati’s for Dewars Portland event.
I’m off to the TearDrop in a few hours.
Good Luck out their buddy, keep the city warm for Cam and I we drop in Thursday AM and will still be celebrating the day of Repeal 🙂
Hey Jeffrey! Check it out: http://www.cookinglight.com/cooking/fd/features/package/0,14343,1690937,00.html
This is on the frontpage of cookinglight.com today.