A Fine Man Once Said:

"Part of the 10 million I spent on gambling, part of it on booze, and part of it on women. The rest I spent foolishly."

- George Raft

Friday, November 18, 2016

An Absinthe Tasting @ The Red Room

Shame on me as I have been doing more posting on Instagram lately and neglecting the blog page. So I'll try to catch up over the next few days by re-posting at An Uptown Dandy with what I've already posted to Instagram.

Don Spiro of Zelda Magazine hosted an absinthe tasting at The Red Room on the lower East Side - the bar was once a speakeasy allegedly owned by Charles "Lucky" Luciano and its a great place with a wonderful atmosphere. My sister tagged along, and we ran into the incomparable Rose Callahan, who took this great picture of us! Period appropriate attire was suggested, and while my Purple Label suit isn't really that old, the three-piece peaked lapel look certainly does owe something to the 1920s-1930s. I did sport the vintage Stetson Whippet (which isn't that old - probably 1950s), so I at least had something vintage-y on  . . .