Post Oscar Blues
Although it’s nice to be nominated, it’s much better to win. For those who didn’t get to raise a golden statue and thank their agents… and for those of us who don’t have an agent at all – here’s a couple of spots to lick your wounds, feed your envy and drown your sorrows:
Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream
Why lick your wounds when you can lick some of the most delicious Ice Cream this side of the Atlantic (We hesitate to say best Ice Cream in the world because well you know… Italy).
Nonetheless, Nicholas Morgenstern comes close to the world heavyweight title with this amazing shop on the Lower East Side.
From the basic Vanilla (which is anything but basic) to the the more exotic (and outrageously delicious) Banana Curry, a scoop (or two… or three – we’re not judging) is certain to help you forget all about last night’s winners and focus on your next great role
Cocktails and fine wine are all well and good – but after having to watch some talentless hack pick up an Oscar that you duly deserve (at least that’s what your publicist is telling you) you need something neat, straight, perhaps with a splash of water and guaranteed to put a little fire in you belly. If you can chase that with the best grilled cheese sandwich in Williamsburg… well why not.
Noorman’s Kil from the geniuses behind Barcade and Gutter, brings you a whiskey list with over 200 types of whiskey from all around the world. Although we prefer good old American Rye – perhaps the Michter’s Barrell Strength. We won’t fault you if you find your solace with something Irish, Scottish, Japanese… or well even all three.
And since you have exactly 364 days till you have worry about slipping back in to that tux and claiming your rightfully earned accolades – why not indulge with one… or several grilled cheese sandwiches.
For us, whether we are celebrating or lamenting, nothing makes us happier then a nice, thick, still bleeding but deeply seared piece of beef paired with a bottle (or four) of some of the best damned red wine in town.
For those of you looking to go full boar in forgetting your sorrows there is not destination better suited than Quality Meats.
At Quality you can find some of the best cuts, with a wine list that is sure to dazzle – you can also get yourself a tomatoe soup with grilled chees crutons – and possibly the best in-restaurant ice cream selection in town.
Finish the night off with a whiskey or scotch or both – and you won’t even remember which talentless wonder managed to make away with your Oscar.