Was in a similar situation - online dating helps a ton. Also, "Friends that are women" or "lady friends" both sound way better than referring to everyone as "females" throughout the entire letter. It's more humanizing.
@Dan Blondell@twitter Maybe I just get a bad barista every time but 9th St Espresso -the one on 10th I had a very good espresso on my first visit but the stuff at the one on 9th and Chelsea Market were downright awful. I liked Abraco but I haven't been in 3 or 4 years. Toby's I find to be dependent on the roast, their decafs are actually quite decent (in my defense my friend orders it and I try it), Verve there was one good barista when they had the popup but I don't know if it's still a thing. Counter Culture is good, it's my go-to for the mornings. I haven't been back to Sweetleaf since they first opened but I liked it - and little collins. I liked Budin but I wouldn't drink it in the morning. The parlor coffee guy is super nice and I should probably go there more often instead of Toby's/Blue Bottle. Intelligentsia is a wash, Ive only had cold brew and drip at stuptown 8th but i hear it's better than the one at the Ace Hotel. La Colombe's cold brew is a good wake-me-up but everything else is terrible. I never liked Blue Bottle - i always preferred Four Barrel and Ritual. I'm hoping to check out Linnea and St Frank's next month, but that isn't in NY.
-signed a really douchey person.
Third-ing awfulness of Brooklyn Roasting. Also adding 9th Street, Grumpy, Sweetleaf Williamsburg, Blue Bottle.
Is the new Awl supporting this "in line" and not "on line" nonsense?!?!?!?!?! Disturbing trend.