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Archive for June, 2008

New menu at Death & Company

06.30.2008 · Posted in Uncategorized

June 29After four months of gestation, the staff over at Death and Co. debuted their new baby on Friday. Seventy-four drinks. 74. More like 64 brand spankin’ new ones if you don’t count some drinks that are from the old menu (like the Oaxacan Old Fashioned). I saw that Joaquin Simo’s Carroll Gardens (rye whiskey, ...

Absinthe sipping at La Fée’s U.S. launch party

06.24.2008 · Posted in Uncategorized

June 23 It seemed like La Fée really wanted to tie the image of their product to its history as being a muse for artists. The space rented for the event was a sort of all-purpose space billed for use as gallery and sometimes fashion show setting. Emerald green bottles of absinthe as well minty ...

Yuji Matsumoto: Sake sommelier for Kabuki Japanese Restaurant

06.19.2008 · Posted in Uncategorized

In May, Kabuki Japanese Restaurant, the Japanese restaurant chain with 13 locations in California and Arizona, welcomed Yuji Matstumoto as their new sake sommelier. Matsumoto’s duties will also include expanding and maintaining a beverage list of cocktails and wines for Kabuki. Matsumoto received his certification from the Sake Service Institute in Japan. He previously had ...

Toasting the masters of French cuisine

06.17.2008 · Posted in Uncategorized

June 16The honest-to-goodness truth is I did not have even an inkling that Crème de la Crème was taking place until Don Lee called me at 10:48 am. Sleep-deprived, in the throes of wrestling with HTML coding and just not being much of a morning person in general, it took me a while to process ...

Case of the Two-Dollar Bills at Little Branch

06.03.2008 · Posted in Uncategorized

June 2 It was another one of those hectic Monday mornings when Elizabeth Licata came to the door of my cubicle and held in front of my face an unfamiliar yet not entirely strange bit of currency and said: “Little Branch is giving two-dollar bills for change!” “Huh,” I said, realizing what the strange bit ...