"If absinthe were a band, it would be Interpol, third-hand piffle masquerading as transgressive pop culture. If absinthe were sneakers, it would be a pair of laceless Chuck Taylors designed by John Varvatos for Converse. If it were facial hair, it would be the soul patch. If absinthe were a finish on kitchen and bath fixtures, it would be brushed nickel."
Ney York Tiime’s Eric Konigsberg had a taste of the recent absinthe hype in the big apple’s speakeasy bars and obviously doesn’t buy into it.