I caught this billboard last night while waiting outside a restaurant. I cannot find the can anywhere but, when I do, I’ll let you know how this stacks up with regular old ginger ale. Green Tea Ginger Ale. I don’t know. Green Tea Milk. I don’t know either.
Dad or Father, the Holiday is coming up so here are a few things you can pick out for him or yourself.
Like the P-Sharan have produced a pinhole camera with style ($30). Available here.
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treehugger’s Benromach Organic Whiskey
The Scion 4 installation we mentioned to you a while ago raised over $50,000!
Scion has a new show opening at their LA gallery. It’s free to attend, no RSVP required – free valet, djs, open bar. The next Scion art show, “Travel & Document” is coming up – opening on June 7 and featuring J.Shea’s Haley Collective.
I love to drink absinthe. So when I saw that Tailor (who we told you about back in Sept 2007) has taken the drink up a notch, I was ecstatic. According to UrbanDaddy, they have introduced the Absinthe Gummy Bear, the gummy is smarter (and boozier) than the av-e-rage bear. It’s 85% absinthe, with just a touch of gelatin and sugar added to keep things solid. All you need to do is order an espresso or maybe 3 or 4 espresso’s.
Absinthe Gummi Bears at Tailor, 525 Broome (between Thompson and Sullivan), 212-334-518
New drinking glasses are always a welcome thing, you can never have enough. Once again, Upper Playground has released a new line of pint glasses in time for a new drinking season. I am especially digging the glass designed by Dora Drimalas (above) which throws me back to a 70′s glass my mom probably had.
The New Yorker this week has a great piece on one of the worst things ever, The Hangover. Read it here.
What to do and where to go this weekend.
The Misfits tonight at the Warsaw I guess you could call them the Misfits(2).
The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band. Canel Room, 8pm $18.00 I think you would rather see Michael this way than the way he looks today.
If you got Tickets, Tokyo Police club, Bowery Ballroom, BTW(SoldOut) Sunday.
Olafur Eliasson’s retrospective spanning both MOMA and P.S.1 (member preview 16-19)
Edit: Pope it up and Pope it out! Thanks Monica!
Vin Ditto turned me on to this stuff, Japanese premium drip coffee. Along with a handful of Advil, it will help you make it through the day.
Oversaturated, limited edition, dumb. Jose Cuervo did it right a while ago with the Reserva de la Familia, those have nice, classy boxes, but this 1800 marketing gimmick just sucks. Get back to the basics.
News.com.au has compiled a list…How to tell if a woman is up for a one-night stand.
But how can a man walk into a pub or a nightclub and know instantly which women offer him a good chance of shooting the yogurt gun that night? There are a myriad of urban myths relating to this sort of thing:
1. she starts playing with her hair while you’re talking to her
2. she smiles at you from across the room
3. she laughs really, really loudly at your jokes
4. (a) she takes hold of your forearm as if to steady herself (while laughing)
4. (b) she doesn’t let go of your forearm for several second, but lingers there and applies a subtle pressure
5. she comes up to you and initiates a conversation
6. she follows you into the male toilets
7. (a) she tells you the last time she had sex
6. (b) it was more than six months ago.
For more on this go here
I had a chance to work on this project with my friend Matt, my boys from We Are Supervision, and Tanqueray. Have a look now that it is back on youtube. The ad has made it into Creativity magazine’s Top 20, which I guess in advertising is kind of important.
Its a holiday. At the stroke of midnight, American beer drinkers were no longer breaking the law when they broke open a beer. Breweries and beer lovers around the country are celebrating the 75th anniversary of the return of beer on April 7, 1933, as the Prohibition era was drawing to a close. Via CNN
On our way to the weekend today.
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Partners Greg Sandor and Paul Wegimont named their seven-year-old Cutchogue winery Bridge Vineyards, and this week, that name becomes particularly apt. “We want to bridge the distance between city and winery,” says Sandor, who collaborates with Long Island legend Eric Fry on Bridge’s estate-grown Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Riesling. Those varietals, along with a line of table wines called Brooklyn Red, White, and Rosé, will be available to taste and to purchase this weekend, when Sandor and Wegimont open a satellite tasting room in the Brooklyn shadow of the Williamsburg Bridge. Their farm-winery license allows them to sell and pour only New York State wines, including, besides their own, a Hudson Valley Pinot Noir and a Finger Lakes Riesling. Later this month, the partners will start pairing finger foods like stromboli and panini with $5 tastes of wine, and selling locally produced groceries like Long Island goat cheese and Sang Lee Farms salads. By next fall, just in time for the 2008 harvest, the space will function as a bona fide “urban winery,” with clients doing their own barrel sampling and small-batch blending.
Bridge Vineyards Tasting Room
20 Broadway, at Kent Ave., Williamsburg; 718-384-2800
Somehow someone transplanted my families cottage from Luna Pier Michigan in New York.
“The Rusty Knot, (opening to the public tomorrow) the brainchild of Ken Friedman (The Spotted Pig) with the all-star cast of Taavo Somer (Freeman’s), Tobey Maloney (Milk & Honey) and a Momofuku alum. The result is a detail-rich, high-pedigree Manhattan cocktail spot colliding with a kitsched-out cruiseliner and an old-school tiki room…..
If that doesn’t do it for you, you might think about settling in for an ice-cold beer (which starts at the way-back price of 99 cents), nibbling on a few pigs-in-blankets, throwing back an oyster or two and watching the sun fade away over the Hudson.” Now if they only served Perch! Via UrbanDaddy.
The Rusty Knot, open 12pm-4am, 425 West St. (at 11th St.), 212-645-5668, soft open tonight, and open to the public this Friday
St. Ide’s peaked in the 1990′s. The ‘Liquid Crack’ reached mass audiences all the way down to early-teenage white kids. The fame I think, can be wholly attributed to a genius marketing campaign featuring the most hyped rappers of the time, including Snoop Doggy Dogg, Ice Cube, Biggie Smalls, The Geto boys and more. Follow these links below to hear the radio spots, and TV Spots. Who knows, maybe after work you’ll hit the corner store, knowing exactly what you’re looking for….