29th February 2008

The Real 6th Borough

If there was such a thing would be Hoboken, not Philly (Not that I live in either)… Sorry Carly.  Maybe we can give Philly title of “7th Borough”.  I must thank you however as you have provided me with the perfect lead in to what I was about to talk about…

HOBOKEN ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Yes, that’s right, it deserves its own line in this post.  The only day of the year where New Yorkers like me commute to New Jersey to, that’s right, DRINK!  It is like a mass exodus, the subways & path trains are packed all in the “wrong” direction as early as 8 AM on a Saturday.  One might confuse it for a normal work day if it weren’t for the sea of green and smell of cheap beer. 

Now I know what you’re thinking… Its February 29th a full two weeks before St. Patrick’s Day so why do I bring this up now?  Well for those of you who are not aware Hoboken has done something special, something special enough to be worthy of being called the “6th borough”.

Once upon a time, Hoboken, clearly sick of being neglected on the real St. Patrick’s Day (I can only assume), started their own St. Patrick’s Day tradition.  The first Saturday of every March (For those of you who don’t know the date that is tomorrow 3/1/08) Hoboken holds its own parade.  Year by year its popularity has grown.  Now it is one of the biggest party days of the year in the tri-state area, probably even bigger than the night before Thanksgiving. 

Bar lines (CLICK HERE FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY BAR SPECIALS) extend around the block, house parties galore, and oh yea, there is a parade as well. 

I recommend the house parties, even if you don’t know the person, do it the college way… Walk on in and pretend like you belong!

So, if you think you can handle it, wake up early tomorrow and make the “opposite” commute to the “6th borough” and enjoy!

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28th February 2008

Philly vs. NYC

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So I was reading the paper (Philadelphia Weekly) on my way to work yesterday, and came across an article about Philly invading Brooklyn.  Now I don’t know if all you know this but our little sizzup operation is split between New Yorkers (and yes one from Brooklyn) and Philadelphians (me).   The Frank White Gallery in Clinton Hill has in stated a new monthly party called Philly Invades Brooklyn.  With all this talk about Philly becoming the 6th borough, and thousands of New Yorkers moving to Philly every year, its interesting to see that many Philadelphians are making the move to NYC.  No one talks about that though.  But hey for all you Philly expats in NYC go check out the Philly Invades Brooklyn party next month!

 Let us know how it goes!

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21st February 2008

Beer Accessories

So recently I bought my boyfriend a subscription to the beer of the month club, and wanted to give some fun beer accessories along with the card since the first beers were not there yet.  To my surprise finding beer accessories was much harder than imagined so I thought I’d make it easier for you guys by providing a list of some of my favorite beer accessories

Beer bands — never misplace your beer again!

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Bottle Opener Flip Flops — nothing beats a beer on a warm day!

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Family Guy Pint Glasses — enjoy your beer that much more!

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12th February 2008

Valentine’s Day Delight

If you’re on your game you have been planning the dinner for weeks, but what about the drinks? The drink just might be the difference between the “romantic” end you were looking for and the awkward debacle that could ensue. So check out these recipes if you really hope to score, oops I mean woo her:

Agave Kiss:

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  • 2 oz Herradura Tequila Silver
  • 1 oz white creme de cacao
  • 1 oz double cream
  • 1/2 oz Chambord
  • white chocolate flakes for rimming
  • fresh raspberries for garnish

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add Herradura tequila, white crème de cacao, double cream and Chambord.
  2. Shake for 15 seconds.

BLUSHING GEISHA

 

INGREDIENTS:

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  • 2 oz TY KU liqueur
  • 1 oz pomegranate juice
  • 2 oz Sence rose nectar
  • lime wedge for garnish

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Strain into a stemmed glass or over ice in an old-fashioned glass.
  4. Garnish with a lime wedge.

And las but certainly not least, since we all know how much women love chocolate…

Death By Chocolate

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 scoops chocolate ice cream
  • 1 oz chocolate syrup
  • 1 oz coffee liqueur
  • 1 oz dark crème de cacao
  • 1 oz vodka
  • whipped cream for topping
  • maraschino cherry for garnish
  • 1 cup crushed ice

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Pour all the ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into a stemmed glass such as a hurricane glass.
  4. Top with whipped cream.
  5. Garnish with the maraschino cherry.

Now these are just three of the better recipe’s I found however if none of these strike your fancy feel free to check out some more options here: About.com’s Valentine’s Day Cocktails.

And most of all ENJOY!

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8th February 2008

Granny’s A PRO!

Look at Granny go….

Anyone got anything to top this?

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7th February 2008

Canouflage

What? They won’t let you drink your beer on the park bench? bring your cooler of beer onto the beach?! How horrific!

Well I’m here to tell you not to worry about those silly open conatainer laws anymore!  Get yourself some Canouflage!

Created by the wonderful people at Prankplace.com (They’ve got plenty of other cool stuff too), Canouflage is made to look like your favorite softdrink and those pesky “PIGS” will be none the wiser:

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Looks like Pepsi doesn’t it?!  But without the copyright infringement of course!

CLICK HERE to get your own.

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7th February 2008

Heineken Beertender

Is it just me or does Heineken hire some of the best marketing minds out there… Their ideas are always so original.

Take this one for example.  The Heineken Beertender:

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Description courtesy of uncrate.com – Sure, the DraughtKeg is handy, but it’s also a little messy, and takes up quite a bit of room in the fridge. The Heineken BeerTender (available 3/08) solves these problems by serving as a standalone beer-serving machine, made especially for the 5L DraughtKeg. Co-developed with Krups, the BeerTender features integrated refrigeration to keep your beer the ideal temperature, and the built-in display lets you know when it’s time to refill. Plus, with its advanced pressure system, you’ll get the perfect pour every time.

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4th February 2008

Bud Light Superbowl Commercial

Here’s my favorite commercial from last night’s Super Bowl. What’s yours?

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4th February 2008

Mardi Gras

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As you may or may not yet be aware, tomorrow is Fat Tuesday aka Mardi Gras. So in the spirit of one of our favorite holidays why don’t you sit down and make yourself a Mardi Gras Flasher. It will make you feel like you’re actually there (ok maybe not its almost impossible to create that big of a party in just one drink…so maybe have two). Enjoy!

Ingredients:

2 shots dark rum

6 shots Ginger Ale

1 tsp grenadine

Mix together with crushed ice in a glass and garnish with mint leaves!

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4th February 2008

GIANT Upset in Super Bowl XLII

It’s late on the eve after what was probably the best Super Bowl in my lifetime, and NOT just because I’m a Giants fan!

An intense game played with passion and conviction on both sides of the ball. One full of incredible defense, spectacular plays (See picture below), and three lead changes in the fourth quarter that made for the dramatic finish we could only dream of in a game of this caliber.

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My hangover may have subsided, but my sense of euphoria has not!

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