A friend came in from out-of-town this weekend and booked a room at The Roosevelt. This was my excuse to check out the Old Hotel and I was pleased with everything other than the clientele's raiment and behavior. My friend and I were the only men in coat & tie in the Sazerac and, on Saturday, at breakfast. Well, that is to be expected. A young man named Tim made very good sazeracs, with minor amendations by Yr Hmble Svt, and also made a excellent martini on the rocks which, I realize, is not the way kiddies like to have them these days but I am an adamant ice addict. A boisterous crowd appeared and made things rather unsettling for awhile and we decamped to Domenica for comparative quiet. Domenica was pleasant enough that we went for lunch the next day. My firend had a "cured" salmon pizza and enjoyed that..I had the highly touted brussel sprouts which were very nice although they are not the "cutting edge" item that so many seem to crave these days. It was, in all quite pleasant.
Went up to Clancy's for dinner. Sweetbreads, as usual, and they were excellent. Had veal chop which was marvelous..charred perfectly, good dose of garlic butter I asked for...it was "swimming in butter" and we like that. Other than goddamn basketball on the TV in the bar it was altogether a fabulous night. Saw many old friends and ticked off some cardiac health on the way.
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