WHO NEEDS A SPORTS BOOK WHEN YOU GOT TONY’S?

So, New Jersey is not getting sports books.  No legal gambling on sports events in The Garden State. The Atlantic City casinos, what’s left of them, are going to have to find some other way to avoid getting boarded up. My guess is that its going to take one long meeting with New Jersey’s Governor and floundering Presidential candidate, Chris Christie, for the Jersey power brokers to figure out that city’s problems. And, if they are going to do a sit down, there is no better place than the historic and iconic Tony’s Baltimore Grill.  Have the “guv’ spring for pies, plates of fried shrimp,a couple dozen meatballs and and all the cold Bud those characters can drink.  They’ll figure it out. Trust me.

Don’t forget to pick up your copy of CARD GAME and sit down at Tony’s with JB, Tom and all the boys.

THE MERRY WIDOW

In the last ten years, I have spent a lot of time, far too much some would say, sipping, mixing and talking about what has become my favorite spirit, American Bourbon. While there are a lot of bourbons out there, I like to think that there are more that I have tasted than those I have not.  Everyone needs a claim to fame, after all.

On a trip to Asbury Park, New Jersey earlier this summer, I fell in love.  No, not the Ashley Madison kind of love. Something different, deeper, more meaningful.  A relationship I know will last a lifetime.  My new girl, a woman for the ages, the Widow Jane. Dark and smooth, with a husky, Lauren Bacall way about her, the 8 year aged Widow Jane is the perfect bourbon to lean on late at night. A little chill in the air, nothing to hear but the crickets chirping. Spin a little Springsteen – I would go back maybe to the Wild and the Innocent record to get it all just right –  and sit back with couple fingers worth in a short glass. Don’t drink her fast, let the Widow linger a in your mouth a bit.  Trust me. You too will fall in love with the Widow.

GREAT WEEKEND AT THE BEACH

DB and Julie took CARD GAME to the beach last week where we were hosted by the terrific folks at Bethany Beach Books in Bethany Beach and Browseabout Books in Rehoboth. Several friends dropped by to say hello and many more, new to CARD GAME, came in to talk and pick up their copy. With the summer tour at an end, DB will begin making appearances at local book clubs this fall.  Tap him at db@davidbulitt.com if your club is interested in having him come by and talk CARD GAME with your club!