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Archive for October, 2008

Pranna opening party

10.30.2008 · Posted in Uncategorized

Oct. 29 I stopped by Pranna and was surprised at how huge the space was. There was a ground floor, a basement and also a second floor/mezzanine area accessible by several staircases in an intricate glass and steel kind of setup. Yet with all this space, the place was PACKED. The restaurant is a Manhattan ...

Blue Blazer Mix-Off at Pegu Club

10.28.2008 · Posted in Uncategorized

(videos near the end of this post) Oct. 27 “…90 percent of the reason I’m here is because I want to see fire,” I said to Alex Day as I nursed a Whiskey Smash. The setting? Pegu Club. Six contenders were set to duel in their mastery of the most basic of elements required for ...

Your bartender, the physician

10.22.2008 · Posted in Uncategorized

Warning: Despite the post title, the author does not promote the idea of using your bartender instead of a physician. Any and all benefits reported by the author below are the author’s experiences only and those of us at Standards and Pours would like to encourage you to seek the opinion of a trained healthcare ...

I know, I KNOW

10.21.2008 · Posted in Uncategorized

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m glad there are folks out there looking out for me, sending emails and what not, but just saying yes, I read this item on Grub Street today, so, thank you. I’ll admit I don’t know the specifics of the bar project because it’s still a “coming soon” kind of ...

Tuesdays with Eben pt. 1

10.10.2008 · Posted in Uncategorized

or First Tuesday: Starting with the Basics PrologueOct. 7 I was practically vibrating with a mix of anticipation and nervousness as I walked towards Tailor. I took a deep breath to calm my nerves before entering, but since I was a couple of minutes early I sat at an empty table and looked around. I ...

Heeeeyyyy…so I’m on Twitter

10.09.2008 · Posted in Uncategorized

I don’t know how I feel about this. I’ve been staunchly un-Twitter (not anti-, just un-) for a long time even as many friends and acquaintances joined the ranks, but I finally signed up for an account. So here. Here it is: http://twitter.com/sonya_m Follow me, I’ll follow you, let’s ALL enjoy some more Twitter in ...