Tucked away below street-level in Greenwich Village, Zinc Bar offers a candlelit spot to consume cocktails and enjoy nightly performances by a variety of jazz musicians. The low-ceilinged bar also plays jazz tunes throughout the night, but if you head to the back of the space, you can see a live show as well.
This past Friday, I was invited to attend a dinner and show at 54 Below—a new cabaret/restaurant in Midtown. Have you ever seen the movie Midnight in Paris? In the Woody Allen film, a 21st-century, disenchanted writer takes long walks around Paris at midnight and is instantly transported into the 1920s—the City of Light’s romantic golden age.
Whiskey and jazz. A pristine pairing of supremely complimentary pleasures. The two go together like milk and honey, yin and yang, Ella and Louie. Hand me a scotch on the rocks, if you will, and let the lady croon: Heaven...I'm in heaven. It's Thursday night and I step out of the office with this dynamite duo on my mind.
When I lived in the Bronx, I would often venture south to the Upper West Side for dinner. I think this might be my favorite neighborhood in Manhattan. I love the architecture and the laid-back attitude of most of the residents. Plus, there are so many restaurants, music venues and retail shops.