Birthday Toast for Mrs. Parker

Tomorrow is Dorothy Parker’s 107th birthday. Born in West End, New Jersey, in 1893, be sure to lift your glasses and toast our favorite writer and wit. May we suggest a Tom Collins:
2 oz. (1/4 cup) gin
1 oz. (2 Tbsp.) fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. powdered sugar
lemon slice
maraschino cherry

Combine first three ingredients in chilled glass; stir well. Add three to four ice cubes; top with club soda, stirring gently. Garnish with lemon slice and cherry. Spout witty toast!

Tickets are still available for the two Parker shows in town. (See review below for Social Note at the Algonquin). Laughter and Hope and a Sock in the Eye is Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 27-29. It’s at the Marlen Gallery, 674 Ninth Ave between 46 and 47th streets. Showtime 8 p.m. Tickets are $12. Reservation number is 874-5300 ext. 1395. The Saturday show is part of the Parkerfest day. Friday and Sunday are still open, so call now! How great is it that there are two Dottie shows in New York the same week?

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