A Few More Nails

•March 7, 2011 • 3 Comments

>bang<

>bang<

>bang<

>ba-thud< ” S#it!”  Ow Jeeeeeezssss……

OH!   Hi there, didn’t see ya come in.  Yes we’re open.   Welcome to Oscar’s Tavern!

Yes, we used to be there. Now we’re here.  Same ol’ place. Some of the characters.  Decided we needed a hiatus, or a “high anus” as our Lovely Charlene jokingly would say.   Kitchen is still being rebuilt.  Just a gin mill right now.

What can I get you?

A Bud?  sure. we have that on tap here.

We’ve been busy.  Yeah…I know, who hasn’t in some form. we’ve had a few requests here and haven’t gotten to it.  I’m going to re-do this place a bit. Change some chairs around.   All temporary stuff for now.

So we’ll let you know when the official re-opening is. Meanwhile stop by here, or here when ya can.

Sending a good Scotch out to Bud. A Natural Light to Terri,  and a Malibu Bay Breeze for Scarlett!

Ciao!

Dust on the bottle

•December 28, 2010 • 4 Comments

Hi! How are you? Haven’t seen you here in a while. You look good! Eh, the couple pounds don’t show. Don’t matter here.

Yup, I’ve been here a bit. Hired a few bartenders to cover for me while I was away at the other place. Some of the regulars say the place needs me here so I’m gonna try to tend a bit.

Well I have the kids up from Florida now so it’s busy. The place here is slow, so I can jot a few notes.

The lovely and talented Charlene was down in the Sunshine state with family. She’s back now. We agreed we’re ready to step up once in a while to share some of the Tavern’s goings on.

Miss Killian is a new bartender. She’s a pretty one. We call her Miss Killian, though she was officially engaged this Christmas Eve. In this place you own your monicker forever. Congratulations to our new “Irish Red”.

There are some new regulars, along with some of the old ones. Different times, different place. You’ll catch on quick enough!

This post was done on my iPad. haven’t figured out pasting pictures. Maybe our friend Meleah can help us out.

SO…. Drink of the day is Cherry Vodka and Coke.  Yup.  A special created by Miss Killian.  Hope you like ’em.  Say’s it only takes 3.  LOL

What can I get you?

Hope you all had a great Hannukah and Christmas!  Looking forward to the NEW YEAR!

Snoopy Picture here.

Oh Hi! I didn’t know you were here…

•June 19, 2010 • 4 Comments

Hi!   Welcome to Oscar’s Tavern!

It’s been a while since I posted. Spending more time here.

Not a whole lot going on.   Everyone here is good.  Just business as unusual as I’ve said before.

Still trying to decide whether to sell the place.  The energy just isn’t here anymore.  I’m hardly here lately and Charlene is busy with other adventures.  Skeleton crew.   Willy is gone.   Just not the same. Closed the kitchen.  We have a deal with the pizza joint that moved in next door.  We have tier menu here and we have a door between the place.

I’m doing ok.  Still running around like a chicken without a head.  But what else is new.  Lisa ran away with Vinnie. We knew that would happen. She took our little buddy Eric. And NO he’s not my son, as some suggested. I just like the lil guy.

Still love pie. 

BP is up. Kills my habit a touch.   Comes with age I guess.

Thinking hard about selling the license to that group who wants to put a Red Robin in down the road….

Ciao.

Business as Unusual

•March 10, 2010 • 4 Comments

Business has been slow here at Oscar’s and we are gonna post less.  Not gonna shut ‘er down .  

We want you to visit Conditionally Satisfactory,  Oscar’s more personal blog.  The same characters are there, but it’s more “out of the bar”. 

  We’ll pop by when we can and if we get more time, will spill more drinks and dirt about the fine establishment.

Most of our regulars visit “CS” as we call it.

Snoopy’s comin with us. (actually he’s there too!)

Spring Fever

•March 8, 2010 • 8 Comments

Hey!   How are ya!   Pull up a stool and relax.   Nice weather we’ve been having here in the NorthEast.  Saturday through today have been Spring-like. 

Charlene has Shrimp Fra-diavolo for you today!  The drink special is Coors Light!    What can I get you?

Man we have a taste O’ spring going on here.  Best enjoy it!  Not sure how long it will last. Hopefully we will be done with snow, but my gut tells me we’ll have one more snow.  Hope I’m wrong.   As you know I’m a fan of warm weather.  I enjoy the outdoors.  We all need to rid our cabin fever.

St. Patricks Day is coming up!  Charlene and i are planning the day’s festivities.  Obviously we will have the traditional green beer, and corned beef.  Lisa, the true irishman will make up some soda bread.  Funny we wait for one day to have all this delicious food.  Guess it wouldn’t be special then would it?  Like having Turkey often would take away from Thanksgiving.   It will be a fun day anyway.  We all become Irish.  I’m a quarter Irish.  Hmmm, I was just wondering if everyone thinks of themselves as Italians on Columbus day?! 

I’m excited, I just booked my tickets to go to Florida the end of this month.  A pleasure trip for once. Will visit my daughter and family for Easter and see Willy. I can’t wait!  Definately a warmer climate!

Four high school boys afflicted with spring fever skipped morning classes. After lunch they reported to the teacher that they had a flat tire.

Much to their relief she smiled and said, “Well, you missed a test today so take seats apart from one another and take out a piece of paper.”

Still smiling, she waited for them to sit down. Then she said: “First Question: Which tire was flat?”

I visited a blog today that made me laugh go here.

I’ll be traveling later this month to Europe.  Between that and my Easter trip, It will be hard to post.  Offering the tavern to guest posts again.  We’ve had some great posts from folks like TerriSuprisedmom and the Girl.   How about you?  Let us know!

Have a great day!

Ciao!

Irony Medley

•March 1, 2010 • 5 Comments

Welcome!   How are you?

Back at the Tavern, the ol’ grindstone again.   Special today is Pizza!   Your choice of toppings.  We’ll wash it down with a Belgian brew… Budweiser!

 While I was in Puerto Rico last week, I must have caught or brought down with me some cold bug, that just grew Thursday through the weekend.  I had to leave PR early to avoid cancellations that um… DIDN’T HAPPEN.  Ok, it was touch and go for a bit.  So I lost a day and a half of planned work.   On top of that I come home from the tropical air to SNOW storms and cold.    I take my cold to cold.  The mathmetician in me says the two can zero out. But it looks like they were squared.  I should have stayed there risking being stuck in Sun and 85 degree weather.  Such sacrifices I should have taken, but alas..

OK, I was really sick…all weekend on antibiotics now.  But feeling work-worthy.  Charlene’s at the helm so we’re assured a good day.

I caught some of the olympics this weekend. Love that Women’s curling.  I watched the Canadians versus the Swiss.  Enjoyed the serving, launching, whatever it is stylings of Cheryl Bernard.  She was quite talented. She is the captain of the team. Oh and the game is pretty interesting too.  Never really gave it a chance before.  I’d love to try it.  That and snowboarding. I’ve skied before.

Charlene and I Ping Pong-ed between the USA vs Canada Hockey game for the Gold, and NASCAR.   Exciting game.  Unfortunately the USA lost. But it was a good match.  It was odd because I knew players from both sides.   Our NASCAR hero, Mark Martin, came in 4th.   Damned Jimmy Johnson!

B.T.Dubb, We finally got an upgrade on the Jukebox, so we want to know what kind of music you like.  It’s a little played out, ya know?

With Vancouver hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics there were some questions people the world over are asking!!! These questions about Canada were posted on an International tourism Website.
Q: I have never seen it warm on Canadian TV, so how do the plants grow? (UK)
A: We import all plants fully grown and then just sit around and watch them die.

Q: Will I be able to see Polar Bears in the street? (USA)
A: Depends how much you’ve been drinking.

Q: I want to walk from Vancouver to Toronto – can I follow the railroad tracks? (Sweden)
A: Sure, it’s only four thousand miles, take lots of water.

Q: Is it safe to run around in the bushes in Canada? (Sweden)
A: So its true what they say about Swedes.

Q: It is imperative that I find the names and addresses of places to contact for a stuffed beaver. (Italy)
A: Let’s not touch this one.

Q: Are there any ATMs (cash machines) in Canada? Can you send me a list of them in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, and Halifax? (UK)
A: We still use Beaver pelts.

Q: Can you give me some information about hippo racing in Canada? (USA)
A: A-fri-ca is the big triangle-shaped continent south of Europe. Ca-na-da is that big country to your North. Oh, forget it. Sure, the hippo racing is every Tuesday night in Calgary. Come naked.

Q: Which direction is north in Canada? (USA)
A: Face south and then turn 180 degrees. Contact us when you get here and we’ll send the rest of the directions.

Q: Can I bring cutlery into Canada? (UK)
A: Why? Just use your fingers like we do.

Q: Can you send me the Vienna Boys’ Choir schedule? (USA)
A: Aus-tri-a is that quaint little country bordering Ger-man-y, which is . . . oh, forget it. Sure, the Vienna Boys Choir plays every Tuesday night in Vancouver and in Calgary, straight after the hippo races. Come naked.

Q: Do you have perfume in Canada? (Germany)
A: No, We don’t stink.

 AYE???

Well let me earn my keep here….

Ciao.

Enough with the Snow

•February 23, 2010 • 6 Comments

Welcome my friends!

I’m in Puerto Rico today. It’s nice. 80 degrees sunny.  Thats what I see when I look out the window. One of these days a non business trip is in order.

Well I understand things are well up North at the ol’ Tavern. The Queen of the Tavern, the lovely Charlene is keeping the troops in line up there.  Not sure what the special of the day is, but again it IS tasty Tuesday.

Monday I attended a webcast called Suburban Wow.  It was our friend Weaselmomma and Suburban Scrawl.  I didn’t find out about it until that day.  I was in my office and thought – I could put it on while I work.  So I did.  It was fun. Unfortunately I had people come to my office and had to mute it, so I missed a lot of it. But it was neat!  Thanks Girls!

Charlene said there were a couple rowdy folks in last night.  They must have been drunker than hell!

Gotta run!   Have a great day – and stop the snow!!!  I need to stay through Friday – I don’t want to have to leave early because of snow.

I hate winter.

Ciao