tomvaught_big.jpgThe Basics
Age and occupation. How long have you lived here, where did you come from, and where do you live now?
35, bartender/voice-over artist. 18 years in Manhattan, before that Larchmont in Westchester.

Three on the rocks
1. Give me one story about a unique drink origin.
The Suburban: Invented at the Waldorf-Astoria by a race horse owner in the 1880's after his horse won the Suburban Handicap in Sheepshead's Bay. The drink consists of gin, dark rum, port wine, and lime.

2. Do you have any thoughts on the one year anniversary of the smoking ban in NYC?
I don't go to gyms to get drunk and I don't go to bars to get healthy.

3. It's Sunday night at The Magician, what's the vibe?
Post band practice, wannabe future rockstar, hepcat literati...and their 2nd dates.

Proust-Krucoff Questionnaire
Time travel question: What era, day or event in New York's history would you like to re-live?
The unveiling of the newly streamlined "20th Century Limited" at Grand Central Station in 1938

9pm, Wednesday night - what are you doing?
Your girlfriend

What's your New York motto?
"The strongest steel is forged in the hottest fires."

Best celebrity sighting in New York, or personal experience with one if you're that type.
Seeing Rockets Redglare at 7B

Just after midnight on a Saturday - what are you doing?
Getting your boyfriend drunk

What's the most expensive thing in your wardrobe?
My collection of vintage pocket squares

Where do you summer?
On the French Riviera, where else?

Who do you consider to be the greatest New Yorker of all-time? (Name up to three if you must.)
Billy The Kid, Babe Ruth, Joey Ramone

What was your best dining experience in NYC?
Eating a Luna Meatball Wedge on the corner of Lafayette and Grand

Just how much do you really love New York?
That much

What happened the last time you went to L.A.?
Where's that?

Medication: What and how much do you take?
Everything seems so simple after 3 martinis

Of all the movies made about (or highly associated with) New York, what role would you have liked to be cast in?
The ape in King Kong

If you could change one thing about New York, what would it be?
More Gentlemen's Smoking & Hunting clubs

The End of The World is finally happening. What are you going to do with your last 24 hours in NYC?
I will put on my evening's finest and I will go down with the ship like a gentlemen. Now please, bring me a martini.

Not only does Tom not have a website, he doesn't email or own a computer. Awesome.