Several people recommended the Waterfront Ale House in Kips Bay, a popular option for the families of patients at both NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue, along with the hospital staffs. It has become a bona fide foodie destination as well, thanks to the celebrity chef April Bloomfield, who has professed her love of Waterfront’s hot wings everywhere from Food & Wine to The Financial Times. Waterfront’s owner, Sam Barbieri, is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, and operates a smoker in Brooklyn, where the ale house has another branch.
Amusingly, while I was at my favorite joint, my favorite bartender showed me that article and gave me my favorite beer. Then I read my RSS feed on my phone and saw this:
The beer I was drinking.
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