Portraits of Dorrian’s-Part 1: Sasha Tcherevkoff

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Thursday, February 10, 2011
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Sasha Tcherevkoff

From the pages of AVENUE’s February issue, one of the many memories of the Unofficial Preppy Clubhouse…

The bar was packed during a Yankees World Series game and you couldn’t move in the place. I was sitting at a back table when I noticed the crowd was parting in a fast and furious motion. Behind the crowd there appeared Naomi Campbell and Sean Penn. I was stunned. They took a space at the bar and sat there for what seemed like an entire night and were soon joined by David Wells, a former Yankee. They laughed, took shots and drank just like everyone else. I remember how the crowd was so awestruck by them, but within minutes no one cared. They became just part of the scenery at the greatest bar on earth.

Another time, 3:45 a.m. on a cold, wintry Saturday night, the place was thinning out and I remember it being slow because there was a small snowstorm. And then in walked David Spade, Chris Farley and Adam Sandler, fresh from their stint on “Saturday Night Live.” They sidled up to the bar and Adam knew the bartender. I was with Danny Dorrian and he jumped behind the bar and we played music and drank till 6 a.m. with a crew of 20 people. At one point, David Spade went outside and grabbed a snowball and pelted Chris Farley in the back of the head while he was sitting at the bar. Danny told him that if he brought snow into the bar again, he was going to kick him out. David slid back onto his bar stool and was well-behaved for the remainder of the night.

—Sasha Tcherevkoff


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