went for a much needed Extra Dirty Kettle One Martini with four olives after
the Book Expo in NYC. The hardest part was deciding where to go for that drink.
Booze and Books, both are to be consumed, and how wonderful is that?
The White Horse Tavern, 567 Hudson St.
Opened in 1880 in Greenwich Village, originally as a gathering place for
longshoremen. It wasn't until the early 1950's when poet Dylan Thomas became a
regular that it became a haven for NY's literary set.
Old Town Bar
Old Town Bar in the Flatiron district is old enough to have celebrated its 100
year anniversary of the urinals in the men’s bathroom in 2010. Old Town Bar can
also boast about literary customers which include Frank McCourt and Seamus
yes, yes, we all know about McSorleys...
Half King in Chelsea is actually owned by a group of writers, and sprouts
weekly readings by today's foremost authors. Will revisit that a few times this
summer, for sure.
Yup, books and booze make great companions. Trying to make another educated
choice for tomorrow night.
Considering using Half
King as my writers hangout to get my next book finished, well that, and the
corner of the New York City Library where I feel as though I am in another
world all in itself. I have a few months, which could either mean a
lot of booze, or a lot of library books surrounding me. Either way it will work
for me ! Short story collections will be pumped out in between my next book for ample reading material. The Book Expo is exhausting, but very eye opening as well for a newbie such as myself. I have traveled that escalator a million times already in search of something I can not find......so it is, the story of my life !