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Newly Discovered: Thrillist

By know pretty much everyone’s heard of Daily Candy. It’s a daily email basically aimed at women that keeps them informed of the latest “thing.” As explained on their webpage: “DailyCandy, a free daily e-mail newsletter and website, is the ultimate insider’s guide to what’s hot, new, and undiscovered — from fashion and style to gadgets and travel.” I get it, but most of the time I’m not so interested in what it’s got. As much as I love spas and pedicures, I end up ignoring the vast majority (I’m not the audience, I know).

A few weeks ago I got an email from someone inviting me to sign up for a new daily email/website called Thrillist. The email described it as “a thorough, edgy, hilarious guide to restaurants, bars, events, and general debauchery in NYC.” I’m always looking for some good NYC debauchery, so I decided to sign up. (Just as a note, I’m not sure where they got my email, but I expect it’s because I’m registered on NYC Bloggers.)

After a few weeks I’m happy to report that Thrillist was indeed a good find. The daily tips are much more aligned with my interests, focusing on dive bars and bacon instead of nail polish and sample sales (not that I’m against sample sales).

Thrillist even let me know about Hotel QT, which includes a lobby pool with a bar. This kind of information is especially helpful when you have a friend who’s had delusions of opening “Pool Bar” for about a year now, but it seems like fun for everyone.

The only problem is that Thrillist is currently available to everyone, but if you’re interested in landing yourself a preview code just drop me an email (nb [at] noahbrier.com) or leave a comment. If you live around NYC or would just like to know about Bacon of the Month clubs, why don’t you give it a shot?

June 1, 2005