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Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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My day included many of the things that make me really happy: friends, dogs, cheese, cupcakes, and beer. (Yes, three out of five of them are food.) I have no complaints about today.

When I arrived in New York City this afternoon, Theodora and I ran a few errands together and then headed to The Pony Bar for lunch.

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The Pony Bar has a rotating selection of twenty American craft beers on tap. Today, they featured a bunch of Ithaca beers, and all of their beers cost just $5.

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The Pony Bar doesn’t offer table service, so Theodora and I ordered our lunches at the bar along with a couple of beers. We both ordered Post Road Pumpkin Ales, which were really good– medium-bodied and not too pumpkin-y. (Post Road isn’t my favorite pumpkin beer, but I still like it a lot.)

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Theodora and I grabbed a table, chatted, and enjoyed our beers. Before I knew it, my first beer came and went, and we were ordering a second round.

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A solid hour passed before I noticed that I never received the sandwich that I ordered, so I told the bartender. She was really apologetic, and a little while later, a very cheesy grilled cheese sandwich was delivered to me.

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It was well worth the wait. Holy cheese!

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Inside were grilled tomatoes”¦ and more cheese.

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After lunch, we headed back to Theodora‘s apartment to discuss our plans for the evening.

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We were both pretty tired, so we decided to take Bailey for a walk and get cupcakes from Billy’s Bakery while we were out.

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Theodora got a Red Velvet cupcake, and I got a Yellow Daisy cupcake (yellow cake with vanilla frosting). We agreed that the frosting tasted amazing, but the cake was a tad dry. Even still, it tasted great and made me happy.

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The plan for the rest of the evening is watching a movie and going to bed. I’m going to sleep like a baby.

Good night!

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51 Comments

  1. my fiance would love that bar! with all those beer options, he would have so much fun 😉 I wish I could still drink beer, but at least I have my wine! I did not get much sleep last night so I am hoping to sleep like a baby too!

  2. Ha! I LOVE that Benjamin Franklin quote! Too funny.
    Have you ever tried Southern Tier Pumpking Ale? It’s a great pumpkin ale – slightly bitter at first, but then it hits you with a sweet and spicy flavor of pumpkin pie. Good stuff.

  3. Ever come to Colorado, Tina? I’m in glorious Denver, and have been told that we’re something of a Napa Valley of microbrews 🙂 -we also have the Great American Beer Festival every year (coming up soon, btw). Just thought I’d share, if you ever want a beercation destination ;-D So, after reading this post, I can’t wait to see some pumpkin beers at the local brew pubs! <3

  4. Somehow I didn’t know about that bar; I’ll have to tell my husband, sounds like a great place! I always have thought Billy’s cupcakes are dry but you’re right, the frosting is great! Buttercup has really moist cake I think! Hope you’re having a great time in the city!

  5. congrats on the 15 miler! pony bar is one of my favorite bars in the city. i used to live in that neighborhood and they have the BEST beer seleciton.

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