There is always that moment of painful indecision that seizes one when deliberating upon what “shot” to choose. Whether it be amidst a drove of your pals, on an increasingly awkward first date, or during a solo binge-endeavor—the question remains: what to shoot?
Now there is a proliferation of shot “mixtures”—a subgenre of liquor all itself—that subvert quality drinking with catchy monikers and funky combinations. They masquerade around with names the like of “Kamikaze,” “Buttery Nipple,” “SoCo Lime,” and essentially anything uttered in LMFAO’s infamous song. While these concoctions will achieve the optimal results of maximum frivolity and rapid ossification (a noteworthy achievement), this initiative is directed towards the purists: those seeking a quality shot without all the pageantry.
The Parlour Midtown
247 West 30th Street
(between 7th and 8th Avenue)
New York, NY 10001
This past Tuesday night, John Kelly's The Parlour opened its doors to a very exclusive crowd of media affiliates for a sneak-peek at the restaurant that's soon to be blessing the Midtown-West area with its Irish-style gastro-pub. My editor and I were two of the lucky ones whose eyes got to grace this sophisticated space before its public opening (Wednesday night), gingerly sipping drinks from the open bar whilst enjoying music and tasty samplers from the menu. Oh! And we saw Robert Verdi. What did you do Tuesday night? It's not a contest...but we win.