Saturday night was AJ's birthday at the Three Dollar Tavern in Midtown Manhattan. That's a neighborhood that just doesn't get enough love in the blog world, its a strange mixture of happy hour bars, offices, dives and pizza places. The occasional glittering tower sparkles close and overhead, giving it enough magic to overlook the shortcomings.
The evening started in my apartment drinking Milk Stout Nitros with Rich and Danny. I opted for cider.
Rich, getting the perfect pour.Danny with a Milk Stout mustache.Glittering Chrysler Building; the most beautiful building in NYCThe Empire State Building was there too.Rich and his friends do this thing where they "Ice" one another. It's kind of college-boy-ish but you present someone with a Smirnoff Ice and they are obligated to chug it. Upon arriving at the Three Dollar Tavern I presented AJ with a pineapple flavored Smirnoff. He was a good sport, but I know I'm probably going to get one next time I see him.Ali, LK and Dave came too.Danny, AJ and Rich.It was a smile so hard your eyes squeeze shut kind of night.