Monday, October 02, 2006

Blind Tiger Ale House in New York, NY

Blind Tiger will soon see a new me! Ok, I really don't have any inside knowledge on this topic. However, we made a visit to their new location this past weekend. There is just an air of eventuality in the place. Any concerns about BT's ability to be a good neighbor (silly, yes, but it's been called into question) should be easily allayed. Set at Bleecker and Jones streets just steps off the bustling 7th Avenue, the new digs are attractively appointed with wood from a 19th century farm in Vermont. So, while they are awaiting approval to sell alcohol, they are doing a real fine job at some nice creations coming out of the kitchen. Pressed sandwiches, soups, bagels, and muffins are all made fresh on the premises and are served along side finely crafted coffees and teas. As you can tell, this made for a great mid-afternoon lunch stop as we traversed Manhattan. Perhaps as a bit of irony, the one tap currently flowing at BT has a Dogfish Head handle on it. Guesses anyone? Actually, it's reportedly the first keg of birch beer from Dogfish Head to make its way out of the State of Delaware. Eventually, BT will have 28 lines pumping out the usual good suds that they have become known for over the years. For the time being, the barrels are resting nicely in the basement. Hopefully, I'll be able to make a post-Marathon celebration on November 5th with a couple of brews at the new Blind Tiger Ale House.

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