Dempsey's. Dark and Salty.
Oh so not good at all. The Buzzed Assassin and I had just come from a delicious, light and very fresh brunch at Prune (see reviews here and here) and were wandering the East Village in pursuit of just a bit more day drinking. Nothing was really tickling my fancy but Dempsey’s was close and comfortingly warm on a brisk winter day. I briefly debated whether another bloody mary was in order, but then thought wisely. Of course it was. On second thought, maybe it wasn’t.
Dark and salty. Just how I like my men. But not how I like my bloodys. Horseradish, Campbell’s tomato and what tasted like half a bottle of Worcestershire. I can’t even tell you whether the lime helped at all, but at least I had some celery to crunch on between each saliferous sip. I even went so far as to order a 7UP chaser. No, this was not good at all. My salt filled palate screamed stop.
Dempsey's 61 2nd Avenue, New York, New York 10003. P: (212) 388-0662.