July 6, 2012
I rarely accept freebies. After all, I can’t pass fair judgement if the restaurant knows I’m coming. But when I received an invite from the PR team at Marc Murphy’s Benchmarc Restaurant Group (Landmarc & Ditch Plains), to take a cruise around the southern tip of Manhattan Tuesday while enjoying all-you-can-drink wine, vodka cocktails and Brooklyn Brewery Summer Ale, as well as an all-you-can-eat hot dog bar, cheeseburger bar and ice cream sundae bar, all in celebration of our nation’s birth, how could I turn the offer down? All I had to do was write a blog post about it, whether I had fun or not. Well not only did I have fun, I had a blast. The turnout was great – everyone was friendly and ready to mingle – the music was awesome, and there was more food and booze than I have ever seen on a single boat before. And I hang with these guys. The views of the NYC skyline were incredible; the Freedom Tower is badass. I’m kvelling so much because I want you to have as much fun as I did. And you can, because the next Summer Cruise event is Tuesday July 10th in celebration of Bastille Day (a.k.a French Independence Day) and for $60 you’ll be able to eat your weight in sweet or savory crepes, French cheese and sausage, and macarons while drinking enough Lillet cocktails, French wine and Brooklyn Brewery Summer Ale to make Gerard Depardieu proud. And if you can’t make this event, the Summer Cruise Series continues on July 17 with Bourbon and Beer, July 24 with Bluegrass and Bayou and July 31 with Swine and Sparkling Wine. Get involved people. You’ll thank me later.
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