Thursday, May 21, 2020


New York is certainly the city of her heart. 


Jeff Meyerson said...

The last time I hung out in a bar was...well, it was probably a British pub. Jackie doesn't drink, period.

There was a blog/website years ago (10?) where the guy was trying to drink at EVERY bar in New York. Every week (or more often) he would go to a neighborhood and have one drink in every place that served liquor and could be called a bar. He had pictures from outside and inside the place. He would meet people, including fans of his site, and drink with them. He described the bars, how generous or otherwise they were, the ambiance, the food they served if any, etc. I started corresponding with him because Bay Ridge has a lot of bars (more then than now), and yet he seemed - as so many do - to overlook our corner of southern Brooklyn for less interesting areas with a lot fewer drinking holes. He agreed to come here and I was actually planning to meet him, but at the last minute there was an emergency of some kind (school, family, can't remember) and I couldn't go. I was a little nervous but I felt like I had a lot of insight into the neighborhood to share. Oh, well.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Although I like a glass of wine, I have never been much of a bar person. I think it's a New York thing more or perhaps a young person's thing and I had my kids at 22 and 23, the years when I might have enjoyed it.

Jeff Meyerson said...

We never went to bars. First, as mentioned, Jackie doesn't drink (although she might have an occasional drink at a wedding or the like). Next, we have never been bar people, period. We drank with friends at parties or in restaurants when we were younger (or at least I did), but as we've gotten older and more loners, a lot less of it. The one exception was pubs in England with friends, but even that was minor. Maybe it was the way we were brought up - Jews who drank were considered "bad" in a way other groups didn't think - but that's just the way it was.