Sunday, October 16, 2011

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What made you smile today?

Looking at pictures of my friends.

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Orchestra Conductor. I LOVED classical music when I was in elementary school.

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Horse's Neck or Presbyterian...

In honor of Tales of the Cocktail 2011: Destination - Vancouver

Most American drinkers forget that Canada produces some first class whiskeys. During the spring of 2010, Crown Royal added an obsidian colored jewel to its line-up of Purple and Yellow clad whiskeys called Crown Royal Black.

Crown Royal Black (or CR Black) is a pepper flavored, stouthearted spirit that might make some question their allegiance to American made whiskeys. Straight up, on the rocks or even in a cocktail, CR Black holds its own while allowing the other ingredients to play nicely in a glass.

The combination of whiskey and ginger ale (sometimes called a Horse's Neck or Presbyterian) has become staple for American whiskey imbibers. It's as exciting as nails in a hardware store and as common as paperclips in an office. The modern answer to that stale classic is called the Black King.

The Black King:
1.5 oz of Crown Royal Black
1 oz of Ginger Ale
1/2 oz of Stirrings Bitter Lemon cocktail soda
Pour everything over ice into a rocks glass, make a toast to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and enjoy.

For those who really want to impress- add pepper to your ice water. It's an easy trick that will raise the eyebrow of any serious cocktail nerd. A 750-ML bottle of CR Black will cost anywhere between 30 to 40 USD and makes a fine addition to any liquor cabinet. Even if it's surrounded by American made whiskeys, this one will stand out like a Mountie at a rave.

Till next we drink again-
I'll stick with gin. Champagne is just ginger ale that knows somebody.” M*A*S*H - Hawkeye Pierce played by the legendary American actor Alan Alda.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Fest 2011.




Saturday (January 29th) is the 2nd Annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival. It's being held in The Tunnel or La Venue at 608 West 28th Street at 11th Avenue. It's a chance to sample 60 kick ass beers and 40 different bourbons.

If you've ever wanted to try
Russell's Reserve 6 year old Rye Saturday is your chance. If you're a fan of Maker's Mark or Basil Hayden this is the event for you. This is the place to try some Sixpoint Beer with Buffalo Trace Small Batch chaser. If Sierra Nevada is on your Facebook 'LIKE' list then this will be your chance for a face to face with the guys from the brewery. Innus & Gunn fan? Come on down. Who doesn't like Sam Adams or American Honey? If you've ever tweeted about how much you love Palm or Woodpecker Cider , you should not miss this festival.

I'll be tasting Maker's Mark, Highland Park Whisky 12 and 18 year and ..Okay I'll be drinking as much of my favorites as I can get my hands on with out destroying my liver.

It's also a prime opportunity to chat up and drink with the people who make the foods and beverages we all love to indulge in. If you haven't bought tickets yet check out the festival's
website.

When it comes to food the festival doesn't hold back. The menu goes a little something like this...

Mini Cider Braised Pork Biscuit Sandwiches & Sweet Potato Bacon Bread Pudding w/ Bourbon Custard
From BLACK SAUCE KITCHEN

COLLARED GREENS W/ SMOKED HAM HOCKS & RED BEANS & RICE
From BOURBON STREET BAR & GRILLE

MINI BBQ PULLED PORK SANDWICH
From BUBBY'S BROOKLYN

HAND PULLED PORK SLIDERS
From DINOSAUR BAR-B-QUE

PECAN SMOKED PORK BELLY
From HILL COUNTRY BARBECUE MARKET

BEER AND BOURBON SOUTHERN BBQ MEATBALLS
From IDLE HANDS & BILLY HURRICANES

GRITS- CHEESE GRITS, SHRIMP GRITS, CORN GRITS
From MARA'S HOMEMADE

BACON MEATBALLS & BLT SOUP
From SOUTH HOUSTON

APPLE HICKORY SMOKED BABY BACK RIBS WITH SWEET BBQ SAUCE
From SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY GROUP


Events like this make me feel proud to live in New York City (even with the slow ass snow removal and rising subway fares). Attending the 2nd Annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Fest isn't about getting my food and drink on. It's about meeting, talking to and learning from experts in the food and beverage industry. You can connect with people who take pride in creating great food and drink. It's also a culinary learning adventure due to the seminars and speakers. Whiskey Professor and Knob Creek expert, Bernie Lubber will be there to teach everyone how to order the right bourbon. And you can see what butchers do to make bacon (Raincoats and Gallagher jokes optional). All in all, it's going to be an occasion worth Tweeting about.

Hopefully, I'll see all of you there.
Lastly, always remember and never forget...
"You can measure success in red wine, but not in white."
Piers Morgan - He's got nothing to do with the festival but anyone that can survive working for Rupert Murdock gets high praise in my book.

Till next we drink.

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