Category Archives: Travel

Wonder Bar, Asbury Park

I had visited Asbury Park, NJ in my youth on trips to Clifton to visit my grandparents so I took a NJ Transit train down the shore to see Belgium crush England and ended up at the Wonder Bar, grabbing … Continue reading

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Cafe Baltazar, Queens

I was viewing soccer off the international list from the NYT and for the Sunday Croatia-Denmark game and walked from the Christopher St PATH station to 40-03 Broadway, Astoria and Cafe Baltazar where I was early enough to grab a … Continue reading

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The Cuban, Hoboken

There was live music Thursday at The Cuban in Hoboken so I stopped in and had my first Caiparinha cocktail, although Brazilian, and Cusqueña beer, although a bit malty and Peruvian. The Cuban sandwich on happy hour was fine, the … Continue reading

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World Cup at Hair of the Dog

The Uruguayan Charruá (131 Essex Street) was packed an hour before the Saturday game with Portugal game so I ended up at Hair of the Dog around the corner which had a very energetic crowd balanced about equally between teams. … Continue reading

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Congress Station, Hoboken

While doing my laundry on Palisade Ave, I found a coffee at Congress Station (589 Palisade) and the peaceful garden behind the shop with its meditating Buddhas. Come and relax and enjoy the peace.

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Mikkeller Brewing NYC, Citifield

I had not been to Shea Stadium (Citifield) since the 1963-1964 World’s Fair and had no clear recollection of how we got there from my grandparents’ house in Clifton, NJ as I was landing from the 7 subway to visit … Continue reading

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Giant coffee like in Madrid?

I was walking a random route along Honduras to my first Spanish class and stumbled onto Lobo Cafe (Hon.4730, BA) shaded under the trees with roses so real and a Café con leche so gigante, like somewhere in Spain. Coffee … Continue reading

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