Anthony’s Liquors has a little bar in the front, if you didn’t know that now you do. But wait! There’s more. “You’re not going to ruin this, are you?” I don’t always mention when I’m writing about a place because it can feel gross and false. Instead I like to hang around, observe and chat as long as possible so I get a little bit more of a genuine feeling about the place. I was halfway through my second pint and talking with the couple next to me when I mentioned that I was a work and that I was writing about Anthony’s Liquors on 33rd Street. Mary was concerned that people would find out about Anthony’s and that she and her husband, Steve, who have a place walking distance from the iconic liquor store, wouldn’t have the place to themselves. When cool places get popular, it calls to mind
In this episode (although it does go a little off the rails) Todd and Tony tackle the upsides of visiting the beach in March, including winning the weather lottery, not having to wait for a seat in the better restaurants and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Ocean City. They also tackle the racial and cultural difficulties people sometimes have with St. Pat’s and other cultural festivals more generally.