A Farewell Note To Pastis

There was something comforting about the red-awning hanging outside this Meatpacking institution.  Busiest late nights, it was a welcome respite from the masses lined up to get into whatever the latest club was on a Saturday night. The crowd at Pastis tended to be more local.  Those who didn’t need a scene.  Just a place…

A Whole Pig And A Shot Of Whiskey

“Hot and smoky.”  That was the description for Wild Turkey Rare Breed, the first whiskey we tried at the 2014 Bacon and Bourbon Expo at Astor Center. This was the sixth year of the sold-out celebration highlighting these uniquely American ingredients.  Set to coincide with Valentine’s Day, past weeknight events have received criticism for long…

Not My Day Job

Trying to keep up with all the food and cocktail events happening around NYC can be overwhelming and exhausting … but it’s certainly not dull. A few Thursdays ago I attended a book signing party at The Flatiron Room for Fred Minnick’s Whiskey Women – an exciting new book I mentioned in a recent post.…