It’s amazing what can happen in a week.
Tuesday was another one of those days that sounds too good to be true. My co-worker got an invite to a Jim Beam Whiskey party and was asking around the office who wanted to come. As April is a HUGE whiskey fan (girlfriend is from Tennessee), I knew I had to go and take her with. The event was a promotion for a new whiskey called Devil’s Cut, which is made from the whiskey still in the barrels. My co-workers, roommate and I all took a town car to Apotheke where the event was held. This bar is a little known classy place in Chinatown…doesn’t really fit the neighborhood, but is amazing once you’re inside. We enjoyed some cocktails before the intro to THE great grandson of Jim Beam himself. After sampling the new whiskey, we got the courage to go up and ask him some questions and take a picture with him. Definitely one of the most unique encounters I’ve had so far. He invited us to come visit the distillery, so we are very tempted to make our way down to Kentucky for the grand tour.
As this weekend is my first holiday as a working member of society, we decided to take full advantage of it. April got an invite from Monty, a family friend, to go out to Greenwich, CT for a festival. We had no clue what to expect, but were very excited to explore New England. And, neither of us had ever been to Connecticut, so it was an experience necessary for any American. We went to the Greenwich Town Party, which was a first time event for the town. We got there early enough to take part in some barbecue and enjoy the great outdoors. Unfortunately, as the event was family friendly (and not in the midwest), there was not a single beer tent to be found. We managed to break away for a mid-afternoon cocktail before getting ready to enjoy The Temptations, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and Little Feet. We also had the most delicious cupcake ever, the Milkshake from Crumbs…which is apparently also in the city. After Robert Randolph, Monty, April and myself got to check out the bar scene in Greenwich and stroll around like locals. To top off the night, we braved some tequila shots. Despite getting bottom shelf, they were actually the smoothest shots I’ve had.
On a final note, Nora Ephron’s play has been playing for several weeks now very very close to me. Tonight is apparently the last night. Hence why, on our way home, A and I saw Minka Kelly signing autographs and taking pictures. If we hadn’t looked like complete crap, we would have tried to get a photo with her. Another time I guess. But cool fact, she is a lefty!