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Sara Pepitone
food, sports, drinks; usually at the same time
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The Presidents, Nationals Park Given the number of games (ten times as many) baseball doesn’t draw regular season crowds like football. But that doesn’t mean you gotta sit alone on your couch in your jersey to root for your favorite... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2013 at Scoreboard Gourmet
Merry Christmas Happy Hanukkah and may your new year be sweet. http://t.co/0PSkpKmF Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2011 at Scoreboard Gourmet
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Sunday, 1pm Peels 325 Bowery (2nd St.), Manhattan Click on that picture and make it big. Try not to focus on the people before asking yourself: How awesome is this City? It's gorgeous in every way, from every angle. It is such an absolute pleasure to live here, even with tourists and AI's and other dingbats who don't know how to walk. So what are we talking about when we talk about Freeman's Part II, aka Peels? We're talking about AI's, which is too bad because Build-A-Biscuit is a concept we like. Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at 30 to Midnight
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Tuesday, 6pm Wolfgang's 4 Park Ave. (33rd St.), Manhattan Not including the groups of multiaged boys that sometimes enter Wolfgang's, bartender says it's a mostly AA bar, as evidenced by our recent research. It's gorgeous too. Grand Centralesque Vanderbilty ceilings. Now that's style and design. Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2011 at 30 to Midnight
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Saturday, 2:45pm Ladurée 864 Madison Ave. (71st St.), Manhattan If you think the outside line at Ladurée is long, wait until you get inside. Or, don't. As discussed ad nauseam here at 30toMidnight, Age Appropriates aren't into lines. At least not the ones for whom this site is primarily intended, we should say, since the line outside of New York's Ladurée on a recent Saturday afternoon was loaded with, uh, us. Foreign us, but still us. Wanna meet an international Age Appropriate tourist who presumably has good taste? Here's your chance. We bailed after five minutes outside. We'll go back... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2011 at 30 to Midnight
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Next Week Harley's Smoke Shack 355 East 116th St. (1st Ave.), Manhattan We don't usually pre-review places but Harley's Smoke Shack has been intriguing us for months and we're told it's finally going to open: next week. Why is this so important that we're compelled to mention it before we've gauged age? Because while many of you may not partake in the many good things East Harlem has to offer, all of you trek there now and again to shop. If not Costco, then Target or Best Buy, etc. Merry Christmas. You now have a non-tac0 116th option. Age TBD. Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2011 at 30 to Midnight
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Wednesday, 7pm Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting 30 Rockefeller Center (5th-6th Ave.), Manhattan We love the City and we love Christmas, but we do not love crowds. True, the absence of Justin Bieber likely means slightly smaller and older crowds at the 2011 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting, but not smaller and older enough to get us anywhere within ten blocks of this event. Street closures begin at 4pm. This is what the area looked like at 9am. Nice, huh? Will be just as nice when you (a) watch on TV, and/or (b) come back tomorrow to see the 30,000... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2011 at 30 to Midnight
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Friday, 9:15pm Mr. Dennehey's 63 Carmine St. (7th Ave. South), Manhattan Borderline...Feels like I'm going to lose my age advantage... You just keep on pushing your median age over the borderline. As you know, we are pretty big fans of Mr. Dennehy's but these days there's the issue of ever-skewing age. Not that this is a kiddie spot, but it does mean it's best to skedaddle by midnight. That is all. Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2011 at 30 to Midnight
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Saturday, 7pm City Swiggers 320 East 86th St. (1st Ave.), Manhattan Part beer store, part beer bar, part sit in the back and chill, City Swiggers is the most exciting, Age Appropriate addition to East 86th Street since Fairway arrived in July. AABM because it closes before Midnight, but putting in AA too so it doesn't get overlooked. This is a fun, extensive collection. Breckenridge, Ithaca, Petaluma, Philadelphia...you can travel the country off the shelves here. Other parts of the world too, proving once and for all that not even microbrews are micro anymore. When I was your age, we... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2011 at 30 to Midnight
Nissan aims to be favorite of food-truck chefs http://t.co/oPn0BPNq via @USATODAY Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2011 at Scoreboard Gourmet
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Sunday, 4:30pm Chickalicious 203 East 10th St. (2nd Ave.), Manhattan Three-course dessert meal. Do we need to say anything else? It's not about sweets. It's about lingering over coffee or wine, taking time to enjoy a perfectly-crafted amuse, dessert, petit four, and the person with you, or the person with his maybe-girlfriend who keeps looking at you. Age-Appropriate couples and friends here. Chika tells us it's frequently that way. Come before 6pm to sit immediately and not feel bad for those on line outside. Closes 10:45pm. Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2011 at 30 to Midnight
Thanks to Shpendi in Brooklyn for writing in to tell us that Hill Cafe (17 Putnam Ave., Clinton Hill) is a Cool local spot! Cool = Age Appropriate, obviously. Know something we don't? Leave a comment and let us know. Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2011 at 30 to Midnight
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Saturday, 11pm Holsteins Shakes and Buns The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas While Age InAppropriates in all forms of dress were being corralled in front of Marquee, we joined other Age Appropriates in balancing alcohol consumption by consuming the world's highest production dairy cow (though it was actually hard to find a cow burger on the menu). Sara ordered an ice cream float with Guinness, which she enjoyed though a straw until she hit the ice cream (the beer was unmixed and delicious on the bottom). Then she ordered a Lone Star, expecting a bottle since it was on the bottle... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2011 at 30 to Midnight
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Saturday, 9pm Rhumbar The Mirage, Las Vegas We debated going AA or AABM here (bartenders were unsure how to guide). We let the presence of a hookah be the deciding factor (since everyone partaking was AI, or the I side of AA). Anyway, Rhumbar doesn't stay open much past midnight so it's sort of a wash. That said, indoor space is visually appealing and they have good outdoor space too (they do have outside in Vegas) and there's a great AA cocktail - The Old Cuban (pictured) - champagne and rum with lime, mint and bitters. Also, remember, as previously... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2011 at 30 to Midnight
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Make Reservations if you don't want to miss the first quarter (or more) of the game standing in the hall waiting for no-shows so you can get a seat at Lagasse's Stadium in the Palazzo (newish part of the Venetian)... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2011 at Scoreboard Gourmet
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Sunday, 1:15pm Lagasse's Stadium The Palazzo, Las Vegas As far as Las Vegas Sports Books go, Lagasse's Stadium (yes, that Lagasse - Bam!) is pretty great. They say there are more than 100 TV's, plus a giant 9X16' screen facing a hill of leather sofas (above the actual betting area), with numerous semi-private seating areas (meaning you choose what game is on your own tv) and a few private-private areas. Reservations are essential if you don't want to miss the first quarter on the stand-by line. Here, besides advance planning, is the main reason why it's Age Appropriate: $50 minimum... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2011 at 30 to Midnight
NewYear'sEve movie out 12/9. Guess who did all the food for this scene? http://t.co/smkJFmMo Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2011 at Scoreboard Gourmet
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Sunday, 2pm SNAP 248 West 14th St., Manhattan Did we ever tell you the story about when Sara lived on the north side of West 14th Street, just about directly across from SNAP, pre-SNAP, pre-meatpacking hysteria, post-her great grandmother living there? In those days if, say, you had to be at work at the World Trade Center at 7am, you'd share the subway entrance with pretty, young gentleman who were just finishing their, uh, shift down by the Hudson River. Florent was still open, Pastis was brand new, Macelleria too, and it was the last days of Rio Mar. Oh,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2011 at 30 to Midnight
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Saturday, 6pm Kibo 111 E 18th St. (Park Ave. South), Manhattan Kibo is very large, like Nobu 57 dining room large but somehow larger (maybe it was the perspective from the footstools in the lounge area, behind the bar in the photo). Scantily-clad cocktail waitress tells us it's too soon to put a number on average age of customer, but, not to worry, it's been fun. That says Age Appropriate Before Midnight to us, if you like sitting low, or at a large, non NYC-like bar (not our NYC, we should say). Know differently? Do tell. Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2011 at 30 to Midnight
Check out this highly flattering Outside.In piece about 30toMidnight. Thanks, Esther. Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2011 at 30 to Midnight
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Speaking of travel, if you have not flown United lately, count your blessings. Perhaps their merger with Continental will be a good thing. But perhaps not given the merged miles programs will be United's which suggests they have the upper hand. Yuck. Yuckier? Denver to LGA next to a barefooted Age InAppropriate. Bare. Feet. On an armrest. On a plane. Through security. And at the frat house. Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2011 at 30 to Midnight
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Saturday, 6:45pm Laguna Champagne Bar The Palazzo, Las Vegas A pattern in Vegas emerges: If you sit down and pay for stuff that's not cheap and you're not in a nightclub or pool lounge, you're likely to be surrounded by Age Appropriates. Speaking of age, the Shirley Temple pictured is a Champagne Cocktail: Hennessy, Grand Marnier, Sugar(!), Bitters, Moët & Chandon Impérial, and possibly a bit more sugar. Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2011 at 30 to Midnight
We're fans of kids but we're generally about babysitter night here, the times you leave kids at home and want to avoid "kids" But we're always open to new activities/places so will keep this request in mind. Thanks for reading.
Toggle Commented Nov 9, 2011 on Rao's, Las Vegas at 30 to Midnight
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Saturday, 5:30pm CARNEVINO The Palazzo, Las Vegas So you came all the way from New York just to eat at a Batali restaurant? Well, Yes. Though like Rao's it was inadvertent. It was more like: hey, this is a Batali place with the words MEAT and WINE in the name and it's not that smokey here but we can watch people "playing" slots and everyone inside is Age Appropriate. Ka-ching! (Slot machine winning sound?). Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2011 at 30 to Midnight
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Saturday, 2:30pm Rao's Las Vegas Caesar's Palace We can't imagine how many times the bartenders at Rao's Las Vegas say, jokingly, "So you came all the way from New York just to eat here." But that's their thing. And it's true, except for the implication that it was planned. Anyway, we happily were part of an all Age Appropriate bar, including the three guys who walked in to buy vodkaredbulls and walk out. (Just about everywhere in Vegas will give you a plastic cup so you can wander while you drink. Much easier than chasing down a cocktail waitress if... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2011 at 30 to Midnight