Rejoining the NYU Security Team, and visiting Little Branch

April 10th, 2008 § 3 comments

If you’ve spoken to me directly in the last week or two I’ve probably told you this already, but I’m excited to announce to the world that I’ll be rejoining the NYU Technology Security Services team full-time starting on April 15th. This is my post-graduation, real, full-time, proper, grown up job and I’m thrilled to sign there after an eighteen-month stint at NBC.

Naturally, in classic fashion there were some celebratory libations in the village with my new colleagues. We paid a visit to Little Branch, owned and operated by the creator of Milk and Honey, the hallowed, super-secret speakeasy that I’m, frankly, not nearly cool enough to have the unlisted number to, let alone actually attend. The bar is as a bar should be: smallish, dimly lit, clean, tidy, and specializing in precisely one thing: drinks. Little Branch prides itself on mixing drinks in the manner they were mixed at the time of their creation. Their menu is small, but the expertise of their staff spans decades of cocktail history, and a popular choice is to ask suggestions of the bartender or waiter, who will expertly guide your beverage choice based on your suggestion of liquor, flavor, and so on. Some noteworthy drinks from the table:

  • Gordon’s Cup: Mint and Cucumber muddled with Gin, with a pinch of salt and a dash of bitters. Outstanding
  • Vieux Carré: Rye, Cognac, Sweet Vermouth, Benedictine, and bitters. Rather like a Manhattan, but, well,better.
  • Little Italy: Can’t quite remember. (What can I say, it was the last round.) Most likely Bourbon, Vermouth, and Cynar. Bitter as hell, but very tasty

Many thanks go to Jane and Chris for doing the necessary reconnaissance work and introducing me to this fine establishment; I can’t wait to return.

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§ 3 Responses to Rejoining the NYU Security Team, and visiting Little Branch"

  • Sally says:

    This is the place….you can take me there next month. Repay the 12 buck cocktail you polished off in a mouthful!
    S

  • Guy says:

    You know, I did pay for that outing.

  • Chris P. says:

    Glad you had a great time. Jane and I really enjoyed the reconnaissance mission for LB and are looking forward to future ones as Bri & your b-day fast approaches us….in August :-P

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