Thursday, November 20, 2008

Hey, bartenders, reminder to bowl for charity

Just got an email from Naren Young about the Don Julio Bowling Tournament happening on Monday at Lucky Strike.

Plenty of you bar and alcohol/brand ambassador folks probably already know about it or are planning to attend, but if you need some extra poking, remember, all the proceeds from the event are going to City Harvest. And Naren said in his email that it's also a chance to bring the New York bar community closer. So it's both an industry charity event as well as an opportunity to bring people together. Two feel-good feelings in one event.

I'm going to try and stop by to see what happens when you get the city's bartenders drinking beer and handling bone-crushingly heavy bowling balls. Oh, and, um, of course to report on bar community and whatnot.

What hath God wrought

From the Unnecessary Updates department: Elizabeth Licata just yelled over our cubicle wall that Grub Street (grumpily) picked up on the sexiness business that I wrote about yesterday. I don't have enough of a swollen head to say I played any significant part in this; I only did it for the lulz.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

'Don't cross the streams!'

This whole thing took on another level of meta and I might've inadvertently started the internet on a path of collapsing upon itself regarding Sasha Petraske's sexiness because Eater is now linking to this top ten list as part of "Petraskewire" with a via credit to this blog. We just need to get NYMag's Grub Street in on this and it'll all start to come together. Come oooooon Grub Street. Everybody's doing it!

White Star cornering the market on media-approved hotness?

A little while ago, New York Magazine's Look Book section featured Colin Donahue, who besides being a set designer, also happens to be a partner in White Star. Throughout the day, several people either a) asked me about the guy and if I knew him, b) forwarded me this by email to talk to me about option a, or c) gave me the actual physical copy of the magazine to talk to me about option a.

Fast forward to today when a friend sends me a link to Jezebel's list of "everyday" sexypants dudes. YMMV on what their definition of everyday is, but that's a whole other argument.

My friend Marc asked, "Is the S---- P-------- they list the same S---- you write about?"

Cue to me hurriedly scrolling down to number nine in the top ten to see a familiar face.

Ambience Chaser's Elizabeth Licata had to aptly comment, "Well, good looking bartenders are part of the ambience, right?"