Siftons new column isnt the only one popping up at the Times today in the inaugural installment of his drinking column, The Tipsy Diaries, Siftys predecessor Frank Bruni profiles P.J. Clarkes barkeep Doug Quinn, who met his wife while working the bar and isnt afraid to set you up with yours: A great bartender will get you a date for the evening, get you a job, and get you a new apartment, he says. But that doesnt mean hell get you anything.
Dont ask for a Red Bull and vodka, he tells Bruni. You want an energy drink? I have coffee. Ooh, bitchy but not as bitchy as the Bitchy Waiter, who today chastises patrons that are indecisive about their drink orders: It makes me want to grab their nipples, twist them off and use them as a garnish on their Cosmopolitan.