#newyorkers

It sounds crazy, but New York City is filled with some pretty cool people other than us. That is why we started our New Yorker of the Week series where we convince some really awesome New Yorkers to answer a bunch of our silly questions.

This week, meet Ashok Kondabolu aka Dapwell aka you’re already probably pretty familiar with him if you’re at all cool aka a Das Racist fan. Check out his answers has Dapwell #sasstags for us!

dapwell

Name: Ashok Kondabolu (slightly known as Dapwell)

Occupation: Sexpot. Web ingenue.

Neighborhood: North Brooklyn (live)/Queens (born)

Favorite Twitter account: @thekidmero even though he doesn’t follow me anymore now that he “made it,” pfft.

Favorite place in NYC:  Yeah, right.

Biggest NYC pet peeve: The people.

What competitive reality show would you win and why?: All of them cause I would fuck the executive producers.

Where would you live if you didn’t live in NYC?: Seattle, or South India. But probably the woods.

Popular song you are sick of/never liked: Taylor Swift.

Drink of choice: Fine teas.

Best way to spot a tourist: In the crowd of your terrible rap show, buying t-shirts for cash.

#throwitback

“Always On Time” by Ja Rule feat. Ashanti

Guys, Ja Rule was released from federal prison on Tuesday!! The man who almost singlehandedly scored your middle school dances is a free man again. Although, “free” a bit subjective because now he’s under house confinement for the remainder of his sentence. Either way, let’s celebrate with him (for him?) with one of our favorite Ja Rule cuts.

#silverlining

Sometimes Hump Day calls for a true cocktail experience. If you’re looking for deliciously crafted, high-quality cocktails, few places in New York are better than Silver Lining. The Tribeca cocktail bar likes to keep its focus on the classics–your martinis, your Manhattans. We celebrated our Hump Day this week with some delicious takes on a couple of great classics.

pan american clipper silver lining

The Pan American Clipper has lime, grenadine and Applejack served up in an Absinthe-rinsed coupe. (Hear all those fancy words?)

prescription julep silver lining

Our next adult beverage was the Prescription Julep–rye, cognac, Jamican rum, mint and sugar over crushed ice. Both drinks were great and had more than a bit of a kick…if you’re into that kind of thing. (We’re very into that kind of thing.)

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If you’re on the indecisive side or want to be a bit adventurous, just tell the Silver Lining bartenders what you like–type of spirit, sweet or spicy, etc–and they’ll mix up some specific to your taste.

Oh yes, we have a special guest appearance this week from our friend Resham! She is turning her love of chai into a book about the chai wallahs of India. In the meantime, you can check out her great blog and follow her on Twitter for great chai and tea related news and tips.

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We hope you guys are getting bottled on this lovely Hump Day and make sure to schedule a trip down to Silver Lining. It’ll be more than worth it. Happy Hump Day!

-K & S

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#newyorkers

It sounds crazy, but New York City is filled with some pretty cool people other than us. That is why we started our New Yorker of the Week series where we convince some really awesome New Yorkers to answer a bunch of our silly questions.

Meet writer and editor Jessica Grose. She’s written for all your favorite outlets and definitely knows how to get sassy for us!

Jessica Grose

Name: Jessica Grose

OccupationJournalist, author of the novel Sad Desk Salad

Neighborhood: Prospect Heights

Favorite Twitter account@emilynussbaum for smart takes on TV shows and general charm;@BoobsRadley and @TonightOnGIRLS for the lulz

Favorite place in NYCGovernor’s Island on a sunny summer Sunday.

Biggest NYC pet peeve: The fact that I just read a New York Times article that described an $8 million price tag for a Brooklyn apartment as “appropriate.”

Where would you live if you didn’t live in NYC?: Bozeman, Montana. A gorgeous little college town set up against the mountains. I’d take up skeet shooting, fly fishing or similar.

Drink of choice: Sangria at Black Mountain Wine House. Or anything that would be uncharitably described as a fruity girl drink.

Best way to spot a tourist: Slow walking, looking cheerful on the subway.