Posts Tagged ‘Old School Hip Hop’
The Lower East Side has a new resident “hot spot” and it goes by the name of Sons of Essex. Don’t be confused when you approach the resto and a doorman in a fully functional deli greets you. Once you enter, all roads lead to a swanky, rustic, saloon-like speakeasy resto, lounge and bar. The decor is very reminiscent of a scene from HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”. The wooden pillars, old photos, and bookshelves stocked with knick-knacks, books and canisters generates a retro-den feel.
The vibe is amazing, and much of that can be attributed to the dope soundtrack. Hip Hop classics keeps the crowd grooving while noshing and sipping. They kick things up a notch Thursday through Saturday with a live DJ rocking from the pit (sunken lounge area).
The menu is filled with American comfort food classics such as grilled cheese, ribs, lobster pot pie and mac & cheese laced with global seasonings and a creative twist.
It was hard to pin down Pos because he travels all over the world touring with De La Soul. But in the end, Pos made it happen. Come to think of it, he owed me one. Besides the fact that we’ve been friends for over 10 years, I lent my MC skills to the intro of “Declaration” (Track 10) from “Art Official Intelligence”. Listen closely- LOL!
I knew his faves would include an eclectic mix of restaurants that span the globe. Check out Pos’ Sip, Chat, Chow Global flow: