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Archive for May, 2008

Working for the weekend: Dropping in on Eben Freeman

05.27.2008 · Posted in Uncategorized

It wasn’t too long ago when I used to joke about occupational vs. recreational drinking with friends. Lately, even that line is starting to blur a bit. After trying the garam masala rum and hearing about the Masala Mai Tai and alcoholic gummy bears from Eben Freeman my curiosity had been piqued and I decided ...

Geek Indulgences: Tabletop bartending

05.22.2008 · Posted in Uncategorized

or “Cocktail guides for sourcebooks and jiggers for 12-sided dice“ Warning to non-nerds: You may find the following blog post too obscure, uninteresting or even sleep-inducing to non-nerd sensibilities. Proceed with caution. Warning to nerds: My role-playing experiences are more from video games than tabletop even though I’ve dabbled in the latter. But feel free ...

Experiencing Jakewalk

05.16.2008 · Posted in Uncategorized

May 15 Matt DeVriendt, owner/operator of The JakeWalk says that while they have a large selection of wines people seem to pay more attention to their cocktail list. “We were serving wine for five dollars a glass. I thought that’d be what got people’s attentions.” In fact, if you go to The JakeWalk, you can ...

2008 Taste of the Nation New York

05.15.2008 · Posted in Uncategorized

May 14 2008 celebrates the 20th anniversary of Share Our Strength‘s Taste of the Nation, where more events take place around the United States and Canada to raise funds to help battle childhood hunger. It’s a great opportunity to have your money go to a good cause while being able to sample the works of ...

Aureole’s new summer cocktails

05.15.2008 · Posted in Uncategorized

May 14 Aureole held a small gathering on the afternoon of the 14th to showcase several cocktails using Limonce limoncello and GranGala orange liqueur created by mixologist Ektoras Binikos. There was also a blind taste test for orange liqueur and the cocktails were paired with food created by Aureole’s executive chef Tony Aiazzi. To say ...

Tales of the Cocktail announces Spirit Awards Nominees

05.14.2008 · Posted in Uncategorized

(Note: Photos courtesy of Tales of the Cocktail) May 12 The place was spookily calm and quiet when I arrived at the Flatiron Lounge for a Tales of the Cocktail event compared to the last time I’d been there for a Tales event. I sipped on a Punch & Judy, the winning cocktail for the ...