Last night, I was invited by my buddy Topher and the good folks at Google to drink and dine at new Nolita watering hole Randolph Beer. It’s owned and operated by the same folks that run the Randolph cocktail bar just a few doors down.
First off, I loved the decor — it’s all wooden booths, half barrels masquerading as chairs, and antique hardware accents. The staff was pretty chill, as well. Everyone was helpful, knowledgeable, attentive, and (thankfully) swift. My bartenders answered questions about the different selections before allowing me to try the Southern Tier, a delicious IPA with a sweet tinge to it. And the Southern rock soundtrack certainly kept things lively.
Finally — and, dare I say, most importantly — they have a decent selection of craft beers and wine. It’s like Pokemon: gotta try ‘em all. Okay, that was somewhat lame, but you get the gist!
All in all, I was pretty pleased with Randolph Beer. It’s certainly a spot I plan on visiting again. Oh, and shout out to the very lovely Angela, who recommended the delicious Cheesy Brat, seen above!
343 Broome St
(between Bowery & Elizabeth St)
Canal Street, NY 10013
Neighborhoods: Little Italy, Nolita
Grand St (B, D)
Spring St (4, 6, 6X)
Posted in Cool Story Bro, Drink, entertainment, food, Life, New York City, Nightlife, Random, Random Cool
Tagged Craft Beer, Google, Google Place, Manhattan, New York City, Nolita, Randolph Beer, Southern Tier
The other evening, I met up with friends at Olea Mediterranean Taverna for happy hour. For those not in the know, Olea is a Fort Greene gem—the food is spectacular, the vibe is friendly and welcoming, and the attentive staff are genuinely great people. Kudos to owners Chelsea Altman and Dan Demarti.
Ordered a half-dozen oysters and slurped down two before I thought to take a photo. Served with cocktail sauce, Mignonette sauce, and lemon. Mmmm.
Posted in Cool Story Bro, Drink, food, Life, New York City, Pics, Random Cool
Tagged Brooklyn, Cantina Zaccagnini, Chelsea Altman, Dan Demarti, Fort Greene, Google, Google Plus, Olea Mediterranean Taverna
Are you on Google Plus? Maybe you are, maybe you are not. But if you are, you should totally add me to your circles.
Why, you ask? For the same reasons you should be following me on Twitter. I’m hilarious, plus I share cool, interesting, and useful links. Trust, you need me in your online life.
Below is Mariah Carey‘s dope “Circles,” to serve as your soundtrack whilst you get to circling me.
One of the scripts I’d been working on, an urban thriller, has undergone numerous title changes over time. Because of the ensemble nature of the script, I decided on a title that seemed very fitting: Rogues Gallery.
Of course, Rogues Gallery is a very popular term, one certainly ripe for the picking when it comes to feature film titles. But according to the IMDb, there’s no upcoming feature slated with the title, and the last film to use it came out 40 years ago. I figured it was all good. Perfect title, awesome script (if I do say so myself), and memorable characters. This is going to be great!
Well, not quite. Here’s why. Continue reading
Posted in entertainment, Movies, WTF
Tagged Ellen Barkin, Google, hollywood, Ice-T, Maggie Q, Mean Guns, Rogues Gallery, Soulja Boy, Spec Scripts, Ving Rhames