Why, you ask, would I discuss the quintessential summer drink as we rush headlong into winter? Well, I just returned from sunnier climes, and I had the opportunity to drink many of these sometimes wonderful drinks. Unfortunately, when bartenders are left to their own devices, Continue reading “Musings On The Gin & Tonic”
So…what’s the big deal about turkey? I roasted one for Thanksgiving (the first in several years) and while it’s a pleasant tasting fowl — especially when it’s loaded down with herbs and copious amounts of a butter and Chardonnay baste — it simply isn’t worth Continue reading “Roast Turkey — Big Deal!”
One of the pleasures of bar dining is the hustle and bustle of a busy city bar, with all of the dynamics of the mix of diners and drinkers and watchers, and all of the rest of the people who make up the crowd in a good place.
I mention “city bar,” because there is an unspoken set of Continue reading “Bar Etiquette”
I rarely link to other blogs, but saw this via the New York Times and immediately realized that both of my readers need this information!
I’m getting tired of being told what to eat. I am getting tired of the assumption, made, apparently, by all of our elected officials and now Mark Bittman, that I am too stupid and ignorant to decide for myself what is best for me and worst for me and what makes me happy. And I am most tired of being lectured to by a New York Times cook. Continue reading “The Arrant Stupidity of Mark Bittman”
My lovely wife and I recently celebrated our anniversary at one of our favorite restaurants. We had a marvelous time, with excellent (bordering on great) food, wonderful service, and an eye-opening experience with an Austrian white wine. Great stuff!
It is by no stretch of the imagination a casual restaurant; Continue reading “Put On A Coat And Tie, You Idiot”