Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company

Karina has spent a good amount of time in Philly so she became our tour guide on our recent day trip.  After walking around the South Street area, we headed to the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood.  I couldn’t imagine two more different areas.  South Street is super funky with murals covering every building and the most…

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Amor y Amargo

Karina’s latest hobby is mixolgy. She has begun experimenting with different cocktails at home and is pouring over literature to make herself the most accomplished amateur mixologist in Queens. It makes sense that the best way to learn which drinks you fancy and how to make them is by getting out there and trying them.…

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Lovers of Today

$2 isn’t much, but can add up when you’re talking about pricey drinks.  Most mixology-focused places charge $14 or $15 for a drink, but Lovers of Today sticks to $13.  Still not cheap, but every little bit helps. Like many fancy drink places, this one is something of a speakeasy, located at 132 1/2 E.…

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Bathtub Gin

One of my brother’s best friends was in town last weekend, interviewing for fellowship programs.  I was determined to make my brother proud and show him how amazing NYC can be so we filled the schedule with museums, restaurants, and [of course] bars.  Between dinner and an apartment party on Saturday night, we went to…

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JBird

I love my Upper East Side bar scene.  It consists of dive bars and wine bars, which are my kinda watering holes.  However, every once in a while it’s nice to do something different, which is why I’m glad JBird Cocktails opened on Thursday night.  As an opening night special, they offered two-for-one drinks, a…

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Rye House

On Thursday night I headed to Chelsea with some co-workers to check out Rye House, a bar I stuck on my “to try” list a while ago but forgot about.  I was not expecting hipster bartenders in the front and communal dining tables in the back, but I loved the mix of high and low. …

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The Blind Barber

Once again, Rocio decided to celebrate her birthday on a Friday night and although I was tired from the work week, I made sure to rally so I could celebrate with her.  I had never heard of The Blind Barber, but it was a good enough bar to make me happy I ditched my usual…

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Death & Company

Saturday was a great day, start to finish.  Ess-a-Bagel was a smart way to start the day and fill up on carbs before heading to The Village Pourhouse for some day drinking while watching the Masters.  Golf may not be the typical sport companion for day drinking, but we seemed to make it work.  By the time the…

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