April 4th, 2010 | Activities, Culture, Escapes, Nightlife

I was fortunate to have a chance to go to Texas not once, but twice in the past several weeks. The first trip was to Houston, which was a nice city, but seemed like it was mostly parking structures and freeways. It actually reminded me a lot of Orange County, CA, except lots of accents. [...]

New Orleans 2010 – Part 2

January 18th, 2010 | Activities, Culture, Escapes, Nightlife, Uncategorized

Definitely one of the highlights of the trip was our Cocktail Tour we went on. This little sassafras of a lady from N.O. named Sandy led our yankee asses around to some of the biggest tourist traps best bars in the city. Actually, they were touristy I guess, but even the tourist traps in N.O. [...]

New Years Eve 2010

December 31st, 2009 | Activities, Culture, Nightlife

Right now I’m sitting in my office here at Morgan Stanley with a half empty bottle of Jameson, a bottle of champagne cooling in the fridge, and the madness of Times Square going on over my shoulder! I’m saying “F you” to all the $100+ covers for lame bar nights going on across the city [...]

Birthday on a boat

July 22nd, 2009 | Activities, Culture, Nightlife

Lucky for me, my birthday this year fell on a Thirsty Club day, so turned into a big celebration of birthdays and adult beverages.  The place we chose is called the Frying Pan.  This is a bar that is on a boat (and it turns out a barge too) that was originally built in the [...]

Please Don’t Tell

May 27th, 2009 | Activities, Nightlife

On my buddy’s very last night in the colonies before returning to the UK, my buddy Graham, myself and a couple of others had a real random night. We started off with Thirsty Club, went to get free pizzas at the Croc, found ourselves in a penthouse looking over the city, got some Dudes at [...]

Tasty Taco Tacos

April 5th, 2009 | Culture, Food, Nightlife

So I’ve been in New York for nearly two YEARS. Yes it’s true. Another truth is that I have never found a taco that rivals anything you can get in any rundown mexican joint anywhere in the west. It’s a sad reality that finally was debunked Friday night when we steered the ship known as [...]

Crif Dogs – The best dog on the planet

February 20th, 2009 | Culture, Food, Nightlife

What you are looking at is my redcoat friend, a couple of coors light tallboys, and a delicious, 100% fried meal.  Crif Dogs is the place to get the best hot dog New York has to offer period. I’ve only been there this one time, but seriously, this is lightyears beyond any other hot dog [...]

New Year’s Eve – Times Square

January 3rd, 2009 | Activities, Culture, Human Stupidity, Nightlife

To round out our NYC holiday experience, Audrey and I went to watch the ball drop at Times Square on what turned out to be the coldest New Year’s Eve in New York history. This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  I decided that is the best way to describe it because while not overly positive or [...]

Free Knicks Tickets

December 24th, 2008 | Activities, Culture, Nightlife

Those are my favorite kind, but they are even better when they are damn near on the floor! Unfortunately, Audrey and I didn’t see any people who claim to be famous, but we did see some the Knicks get absolutely killed by the Milwaukee Bucks. Oh well, they had plenty of Budweiser to keep us [...]


November 19th, 2008 | Culture, Escapes, Food, Nightlife

I went back up to Amherst again this past weekend to visit Ian one last time before he wraps up at UMass.  Seeing a friend is nice, but the big draws were the chicken wings at the Hanger and the brewing perfection at the Amherst Brewing Company. This place is a restaurant/brewery in downtown Amherst [...]

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