SASHA PETRASKE ON HIS PERFECT NEW YORK WEEKEND

Legendary bar proprietor Sasha Petraske, of Milk & Honey fame, died last week in Hudson, NY. In January 2014, he spoke to us about his ideal NY weekend for the "Everything Guide to Super Bowl Weekend." The feature ended up only including two Petraske quotes, but he had some wonderful things to say about New York. Read in full: http://grb.st/1MRJEDW
  1. "On a Friday night, when all of New York is incredibly busy, I would grab a coffee or a hot chocolate to-go, and walk down Wall Street, which is totally deserted at that hour. And you can see what this city looks like with no people in it. You have the city all to yourself."
  2. "On a Friday night, when all of New York is incredibly busy, I would grab a coffee or a hot chocolate to-go, and walk down Wall Street, which is totally deserted at that hour. And you can see what this city looks like with no people in it. You have the city all to yourself."
  3. "Along Wall Street, near 70 Pine, there are a million beautiful Art Deco skyscrapers that are staring down at you. I would start at the Woolworth Building. You can take the 2 train to Park Place, and then walk down on Broadway, catch a left on Wall Street ... and just walk all the way around until you find yourself on the east side."
  4. "Saturday morning, if one were to be awake on a Saturday morning, go to Doma na Rohu on Morton. I would get the steak and eggs or the crepes. It's a great brunch spot. I very often will see a matinee movie on a Saturday at Film Forum. If I'm going to go out entertaining on a weekend I would go up to Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle, a live-jazz spot."
  5. "You'll often find me on Sundays at the John Dory Oyster Bar eating oysters for brunch ... I would probably go there and get two dozen oysters and a bunch of crudo and a drink called the Katy Collins. It's a Tom Collins with celery and salt. It's a house drink there. On Sunday night, I tend to head to Attaboy, at 134 Eldridge St."
  6. "Go to Grand Central Station, to Michael Jordan's the Steak House, and get a glass of wine and sit at the café tables on the balcony, and look over what some people say is the best view in New York. I do that when I'm in a certain mood — go up there and get a glass of wine. That's a great thing to do on a Sunday, too."
  7. "I guess, if I'm coming for a weekend, I would actually go to Milk & Honey, now that it's open seating and no reservations required. Midnight is always the best time to go. After midnight on a Saturday. What to order? You cannot go wrong with a Clarkson. It's cappelletti, gin, lime, and sugar."