Welcome to The Epic! I am launching this blog as a manifesto for and a guide to living well. The title and motto of the blog are taken from the Epicureans, at least some of whom believed in the notion that not one minute of the future was guaranteed to them and that as a result they had the duty to live life to its fullest every moment.

I believe in discovering fun and pleasurable things wherever I find myself each day and I am told I have a knack for unearthing them. My hope is that by sharing in my pleasures and some of my ways of finding them you will begin to collect all the riches that lie in the moments of your life. They are there. Take them! All our lives should be.....Epic.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Great Bars: P.J. Clarke's


I love this place.  Frank loved this place.  You will too.  Since 1884, located at Third Avenue and 55th Street, NYC. Open until four in the morning. Every day.  It is so great to see an old photo like this one and think that I have been right where the fellow in the bow tie is sitting. Many times. I think the barman may be a different guy now. Maybe.

Also, yesterday was the birthday of P.J. Clarke!  Let's all raise a glass to his memory and to the enduring greatness of his bar...


Turling said...

When you come out to California, go to Joe Jost's in Long Beach. That should make your list.

M.Lane said...

I'll do it! Thanks for the tip.


scribbler50 said...

My first job in the bar business was at P.J. Clarke's, everyone who worked there was a character.

Like the guy in this attached post...


Cheers, Scribbler