The Crooked Knife (Murray Hill) / New York, New York
A couple of nights ago we went to The Crooked Knife, an Irish pub on East 30th between Park and Madison, where a friend through mutual acquaintance tends bar. The Crooked Knife serves Guinness on tap and since spending time in the UK, I've taken a liking to the creamy goodness that comes as a result of the unique surge and settle of the pour. We refer to them as "smooth smoothies". I've also become fascinated with pub names. Apparently, the naming of pubs became quite common by the 12th century - and with pub names came pub signs - as the majority of the population could not read or write. Pub signs were usually quite simple so that the name of the establishment could easily be interpreted. The Guinness - it was ok but you just can't get the same level of creamy goodness here in the States. And if you find yourself across the pond, look for Guinness Red- sweeter and creamier - and only available in select UK pubs.