Max Bratwurst Und Bier

Matt and Karina have embarked on the incredible journey of house ownership.  They were homeowners before, but this is different.  This is a full house.  In Queens.  That they’re gutting.  This is no small undertaking.  I went by the new place on Saturday to observe the construction and afterward, Matt and I took Leo to…

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La Tarte Flambée

Flammekeuche, or tarte flambée, is a French dish that’s basically flatbread pizza with a cracker thin crust.  It’s typical of the Alsace region and something I ate all the time when I lived in France but haven’t had since…until now. La Tarte Flambée is a cute little restaurant in my Murray Hill neighborhood.  In the year…

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PSA: Long Island City Breweries

Sometimes I think there’s a place you’ve just got to know about and my Public Service Announcements (PSAs) will give you the full skinny. If you like beer, you likely enjoy hitting up a brewery.  You can have the freshest tapped brews, get growlers to go, and sample tons of different varieties, usually served by…

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Rippers

Help!  The hipsters are invading Queens!  That’s certainly what it feels like when you walk up to Rippers at the end of Rockaway Beach.  It’s a throwback style surf shack with lots of neon.  The clientele with their ironic Flock of Seagulls haircuts look straight out of Brooklyn.  And that’s because they are.  Apparently there’s…

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Ambrose Beer and Lobster

Last week the weather really began to turn into something nice so when me and a group of coworkers had Wednesday night drink plans, we made sure to pick someplace outside.  We may have jumped the gun a bit because after about 45 minutes, the cool breezes from the South Street Seaport started to get…

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Reichenbach Hall

I’m a fan of beer halls and their long tables, huge beers, and lederhosen.  You pretty much know what you’re gonna get and there’s some comfort in that.  I will say, however, that Reichenbach Hall does it just a bit better because they have more options.  The additional choices don’t make it any less German…there’s just…

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Baker & Co.

I am so lucky to have the time between Xmas and New Years off of work.  Go out drinking on a Monday?  Sure!  Albert and I were meeting crew at Bleeker Street Bar at 3 PM for drinks and darts, which gave us plenty of time to head to the West Village side of Bleeker…

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Albion

Sad days.  Whiskey River, the fratty cabin of a bar in my neighborhood is no more.  But wait!  As Albert and I walked past recently, we noticed the dark door was suddenly open…and there was life inside!  The atmosphere is totally different.  It’s no longer made to feel like a lodge and a bar lines…

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