Food & Wine Magazine likes to post lists. Not only do they get people excited (and subscribing) in each city that wins, but they also generate tons of clicks as we click slog our way through never-ending slide-shows to find out who is on the list. This time the focus is “One of the 50 Best – Read more…
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Via Darryl at Cork Bottle Shop via Dr. Vino:
I rarely mention press releases on the main site, but this one caught my eyes for several reason. First, it’s a BREAKFAST with paired cocktails. Second, the menu sounds great: Brunch & Cocktail Menu for both days Roquefort toast with soft-boiled egg Cocktail by Neil K.: The May Pole (w/ 100% Malted Barley White Dog) – Read more…
I’m finally back from New Orleans. Although the Tales of the Cocktail ended on Monday, I stayed to visit with friends and take a quick side trip to Austin to visit some relatives. It’s good to be back in the cooler weather of Portland.
A few more observations: Absinthe was all over the place this year, and my tour of the forthcoming Absinthe Museum of America on Royal St. was fun, as were the absinthe tastings. Although I missed the
I’ve been having a great time in the Big Easy, and enjoying all the events at Tales of the Cocktail. My liver is reeling. Between all the samples handed out at tastings and presentations, and the freely-flowing cocktails at the official events, I’m glad this event is coming to an end.
I’ve been on the quest for the best sazerac in the city. I’ve had to try several (for research purposes only of course.) Napoleon House makes a great one, as
Forward by Food Dude:
Still at Tales of the Cocktail 2008, so I’m in no condition to write about anything. These people can drink! On the other hand, it’s so hot and humid here, you pretty much have to drink; only way to keep cool, you know?
I went to a whiskey tasting at 10:30 this morning, this after spending too much time at last night at The Carousel Bar in the Monteleone. It’s one of those slowly revolving places, which can get a bit disorienting at times; especially late at night, if you are
As I was doing research for this review in my father’s old bar notebook, I came across a list of ingredients labeled “always have on hand”. What especially interested me were incidentals like falernum, cassis, five types of bitters, orange flower water, Herbsaint, and tepache. They were standard ingredients back in those days, but you – Read more…
This is a great site: Urban Drinks.com. I covered it about a year ago, but since then it has come a long way. Well worth checking out!