My friends Sandy and Rico who visited me in Puerto Vallarta generously gave me a gift certificate to Peter Luger for our hospitality. Knowing that I would want to get their steak and that the Mysterious Chinese Woman and I could never polish of their steak for two, we decided to invite Jim. For some reason he thought it would be a good idea to meet in the Lower East Side and then walk over the Williamsburg Bridge. Now, I must admit, I have never walked over that bridge before so I thought it sounded like a good idea.
We agreed to meet at Lucky Jack's, a bar that is a full block wide, albeit, a narrow block, and has an entrance on two streets.
Just before I got there Jim phoned and said he was going to be a bit late so I just settled in and had a beer.
I had Six Point's Sweet Action, a mighty fine beer for a warm sunny day. Six Point's is located in Red Hook, Brooklyn and they, like Brooklyn Brewery, turn out a might fine line of beers. Then, when Jim did show up I had just ordered a Guiness. Jim followed my recommendation and had a Sweet Action.
We were going to walk around the Lower East Side a bit before heading across the bridge to Peter Luger, but with Jim running late and having that second brew, we decided to just head on over. Not before Jim bought himself a fine new straw hat, though.
Note The Hat
Well, let me tell you, the Williamsburg Bridge is a lot longer than the Brooklyn Bridge. It is almost a mile and a quarter on the walking path. Actully, that isn't that much longer than the Brooklyn Bridge, which is over a mile. Sure seemed like it though. I think it is because the approach to the actual bridge is so long, but I'm not sure.
And On We Walked
Are We Almost There?
March, Or Die
The Last Leg
Well now, wasn't that just the most exciting series of pictures. You can just imagine how exciting the walk was.
But, at long last, there it was and here we were.
And, as planned, Jim and I split the steak for two along with Rob Roy's made with Johnny Walker Black. It has been a long time since I have had one of these, tending more towards Maker's Mark Manhattans. I had forgotten how good they were and may make a temporary switch.
A Feast For A King, Or Two
And, as you can see, we made short work of it.
Not Much Left
We also had their delicious fried potatoes and the obligatory creamed spinach. The Mysterious Chinese Woman had a huge salad to go with her fish and we finished off by splitting a slice of cheese cake. Jim and I also had a Rusty Nail, keeping with our Scotch theme.
And Then We Headed Out
But that wasn't the end of our day. You can read about it tomorrow. A sneak preview, though, we ended up at Otto's Shurnken Head in Manhattan.