(678): Words of Wisdom: ordering a pitcher of whiskey cokes, putting a straw in it, and calling it your drink is not socially acceptable
I beg to differ.
- Walter Backerman, the last seltzer man in New York.
The transcript of a 2002 NPR interview with him is here. It’s lovely and poignant and fascinating.
Aside from my natural obsession with all things seltzer and old timey, this dude is pretty friggin rad. Jeff met him on set a few months ago and I ran into him on the street in SoHo last week. Very cool dude and an amazing storyteller.
Fuck and yes.
me: “Man, why are Cuban sandwiches so awesome?”
me: “Well, Kajsa, because they have two types of pork in them.”
I’m like a walking version of Jack Handy’s Deep Thoughts: Food Edition