The Upstairs Bar

October 4, 2018 0

The Upstairs Bar This is a really cool place of interest.  This was a speakeasy during Prohibition in the late 1920s a Philly gangster named […]

The Polynesian NYC

July 4, 2018 0

The Polynesian Tiki Bar at the Pod Hotel It might not be easy to find, but about 4 Flight upstairs of the Pod Hotel in […]

Toots Shor

May 6, 2018 0

Toots Shor Bernard “Toots” Shor (May 6, 1903 – January 23, 1977) Toots Shor was a legendary saloon and restaurant in Manhattan at 51 West 51st […]

Food & History: January 20

January 20, 2018 0

Food & History: January 20 National Cheese Lovers Day 1920  The 50-50 Club opened, supposedly the first ‘speakeasy.’ 1998 American researchers announce they cloned calves […]

Bee’s Knees

December 13, 2017 0

Bee’s Knees This is a classic prohibition cocktail that is very simple and easy to make.  The name was a term in the late 1800s […]

The First Cocktail

September 20, 2017 0

The First Cocktail The history of fermenting, distilling and drinking dates back further than history can even record.  We are talking the Egyptians and Pyramids […]

Jack Rose

September 13, 2017 0

Jack Rose This was a popular drink since before Prohibition.  It made its way into Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 classic novel named The Sun Also Rises. This […]

Wiseguy Cookbook

January 1, 2017 0

The Wiseguy Cookbook by Henry Hill Many years ago I got a review copy of The Wiseguy Cookbook by famous mobster Henry Hill (the movie […]

Repeal Day

December 6, 2016 0

Repeal Day – End of the 18th Amendment The 18th Amendment was the prohibition of the making, distilling, buying or selling of alcohol.  How could […]

Jiggers

December 2, 2016 0

Jiggers & Measurement Tools A Jigger is a bartending tool that is used for measuring specific amounts of alcohol.  If you read older cocktail recipe books […]

NJ Char Society

November 18, 2016 0

NJ Char Society There are a lot of closed and private groups on Facebook and for good reason. Sometimes you just don’t want people outside […]

PDT

May 14, 2016 0

PDT – Please Don’t Tell NYC One of the most celebrated craft cocktail bars is fashioned in the style of an old speakeasy. Like the […]

Martini

March 2, 2016 0

Classic Martini Cocktail The Martini was born out of necessity.  It was made with gin, bitters, dry vermouth, and NEVER anything else.  The concept is […]

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