Bar with a art opening


New to the Lower East Side, neighborhood, art-bar hybrid, GalleryBar, milked that fact, opening its lounge doors to Orchard Street last night with the debut of Kevin Berlin’s “Slaves of Fashion” exhibition. In a stripped space save for provocative black-and-white paintings floating on the main gallery walls, a photography corner, two no-frills but fully stocked bars, and a shadowy hideaway with exposed beams and dark leather chaises downstairs. (*note the website has a bad, 1990’s style intro….. please click skip…)

dying on tv


The Whacked Sopranos
Wednesday, March 28; 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
It is an honor roll, indeed: those who have been killed off The Sopranos. Each season fans of the esteemed HBO series eagerly wait to learn which character will meet the ultimate fate, as well as the gruesome details. As the series reaches its own end, creator David Chase will discuss the fine art of whacking with many of the actors whose characters now sleep with the fishes.

In Person:
David Chase, Creator/Executive Producer
Steve Buscemi, “Tony Blundetto”
Drea de Matteo, “Adriana La Cerva”
Vincent Pastore, “Salvatore ‘Big Pussy’ Bonpensiero”
David Proval, “Richie Aprile”
Annabella Sciorra, “Gloria Trillo”
Terence Winter, Executive Producer

Bryant Gumbel
For more information and to buy tickets go to the Museum of Television and Radio.

new tapas


In the category of sleek tapas this is Mercat, just opened on Bond Street. The NoHo Catalan is on two levels — and open kitchen/dining room done up in wood and steel on the main floor and a “tapas lounge” in the basement — and is endeavoring to serve authentic Spanish food and drink throughout. Owned by Jamie Reixach; chefs are Ryan Lowder and David Seigal, who have notable credits in both NY (Jean-Georges, Bouley, Caf

calling card


Straight to the point, the douche card also adds a touch of class.

name of a bar

The bar is named for a Prohibition-era art movement which produced seemingly anti-alcohol propoganda posters–which were actually encrypted maps to local speakeasies.

Death & Co, 433 E 6th St (Cross Street: Between 1st Avenue and Avenue A),
(212) 388-0882. We have not been there yet but lets just say its first on our list.
Before you go facts from citysearch….
The Extras
Bartenders, who hail from the likes of Milk & Honey, Flatiron Lounge and Pegu Club, know how to serve a dirty martini–with extra olive juice, in an ice-filled carafe. In addition to the $12 specialty cocktails, there are well-chosen wines, scotches and whiskies.
On the Menu
Think truffle oil mac and cheese and filet mignon wrapped in bacon ($8-$16).
Know Before You Go
Reservations are only accepted before 8pm–and afterward, the unpretentious policy is first come, first served. Parties of six or more may call ahead.

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