Fireworks in the sky, it’s almost the 4th of July, and I have something to celebrate. Next week, I join T . Edward Wines as the Head Writer of Marketing & Social Media. And I am excited! Writing for their website and blog, handling Facebook and twitter, I’ll be crafting winemakers’ stories and scripting in-house marketing notes. It’s brilliant how this position came about. A big shout out to Brian for that! And funnily enough, it’s not just my love of writing and wine that brought me to TEW, but it’s also the fact that I used to race bikes with Team Comedy Central, and the folks of TEW are both riders and big fans of cycling!
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Off the L at Morgan Avenue, right on Bogart–a stark industrial landscape. At the corner there’s a wine shop–Big Tree Bottles; turn right on Moore, and there, stands Roberta’s a sweet spot with thin crust brick oven pizza (pesto, mushroom, artichoke–yum!), housed in what was once a garage. Rustic and warm, yet harmonious with the barbed-wire topped cylinder-block walls outside, Roberta’s was packed for lunch on a Tuesday afternoon. Outside the bar (order Sixpoint’s “Sehr Crisp” Pilsner) there’s a patio, overlooking two repurposed 20 foot shipping containers–a studio–home to Radio Heritage Network.
Today marks my 100th post on Imbibe New York, and I thought I’d celebrate by reflecting upon how the site began, and where its been. In May 2008, I started this blog with a hangover, the day after attending my first NYC wine event–Brooklyn Uncorked! at BAM. At that point, I’d spent he past ten years, pre- and post-MFA, writing. I’d written fiction and nonfiction, spent seven years on one book, and written drafts of others in between. To me, I felt that I’d made progress as a writer, but I wasn’t getting where I wanted in terms of publishing. Why not attempt another approach to writing? I thought. Clearly, it was time to twist things up. (more…)