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Cocktail Talk: Leave Her to Hell, Part II

COCKTAIL TALK: LEAVE HER TO HELL, PART II

Well, when I posted an earlier Leave Her to Hell Cocktail Talk , I should have mentioned that there might be more, but I wasn't sure....

Cocktail Talk: Leave Her to Hell

COCKTAIL TALK: LEAVE HER TO HELL

I've only had one Cocktail Talk from the wonderfully-named Fletcher Flora, which makes some sense as until recently I had only read...

 
 
 
What I'm Drinking: The Mojito with a Rainbow Unicorn Straw

WHAT I'M DRINKING: THE MOJITO WITH A RAINBOW UNICORN STRAW

Sure, you've had Mojitos (I hope, and if not , you know, it's a minty-rum-y delight of course so where have you been, dear)? In the...

Seattle Magazine Cocktail Catch Up

SEATTLE MAGAZINE COCKTAIL CATCH UP

A new year has started, and that means it's time for me to provide you with a new chance to catch up on some of the goodness I've been...

 
 
 
What I'm Drinking: Sweet Bird

WHAT I'M DRINKING: SWEET BIRD

Sometimes, people are sort of pooh-pooh-y about Scotch cocktails (though of course there are numerous classics, and noble new ones,...

What I'm Drinking: The Roffignac

WHAT I'M DRINKING: THE ROFFIGNAC

January isn't called “the cold and flu” season as much as year's end, but darnit, it's still a month where you need your vitamins and...

 
 
 
Cocktail Talk: Lovers of Their Time and Other Stories

COCKTAIL TALK: LOVERS OF THEIR TIME AND OTHER STORIES

I am often running late, and here I am again, running late. That's a fairly awkward sentence, one you probably wouldn't have found...

What I'm Drinking: The Dynamic Battle for Time Itself

WHAT I'M DRINKING: THE DYNAMIC BATTLE FOR TIME ITSELF

Haha, I stole this drink name from a line in a comic written by genius writer and all-around good chap Paul Tobin. It's such as momentous...

 
 
 
Blending Whiskey at Copperworks

BLENDING WHISKEY AT COPPERWORKS

Making your own bottled delights is awfully fun, and recently , I and wife Nat were lucky enough to go down to Copperworks - a delightful...

What I'm Drinking: New Trees, Old Trees with Woodinville Whiskey Rye and Maple Syrup

WHAT I'M DRINKING: NEW TREES, OLD TREES WITH WOODINVILLE WHISKEY RYE AND MAPLE SYRUP

Ah, the new part of the year, here we are. And here we go with 2019! At this time, it's good to use some new ingredients to match the...

 
 
 
Cocktail Talk: A Bottle of Wine at the Cavendish

COCKTAIL TALK: A BOTTLE OF WINE AT THE CAVENDISH

When a new year begins, I always think of the below quote (which has been featured on here before, but I was just thinking about it,...

What I'm Drinking: Melt the Snow

WHAT I'M DRINKING: MELT THE SNOW

I'm sorry, I can't help myself, baby, it's cold outside. There, I did it, I sung the song that once was neat, and now has sadly been...

 
 
 
What I'm Drinking: The Ponce de León

WHAT I'M DRINKING: THE PONCE DE LEÓN

Hey, the year of 2018 is coming to a close (you may have known this, and if not, well, congrats on your ability to disconnect from...

Cocktail Talk: Lock 14

COCKTAIL TALK: LOCK 14

Another choice read and Cocktail Talk from George Simenon and my pal (well, it almost feels like it now - check out the past Maigret...

 
 
 
What I'm Drinking: Cynar 70 Highball

WHAT I'M DRINKING: CYNAR 70 HIGHBALL

The holiday season can be lots of happiness. It can also be lots of hectic-ness. And lots of jolly. And lots of a word that starts...

Booze-y WA State Gifts on New Day Northwest

BOOZE-Y WA STATE GIFTS ON NEW DAY NORTHWEST

Still searching for that special bottle for that special someone? Then I have a video for you! I was recently lucky enough to go on...

 
 
 
What I'm Drinking: This Morning, Like the Spirit of a Youth with Redwood Empire

WHAT I'M DRINKING: THIS MORNING, LIKE THE SPIRIT OF A YOUTH WITH REDWOOD EMPIRE

I recently received a bottle of Redwood Empire whiskey , made by Graton Distillery, in the mail , and made this very scrumptious cocktail...

Watch Me Nay Nay at Seattle Magazine

WATCH ME NAY NAY AT SEATTLE MAGAZINE

Dancing friends! Recently, I went down with some pals to a rad bar in Seattle called the Dynasty Room (interestingly, it's in a building...

 
 
 
What I'm Drinking: Walking Through the Shrubbery with Wintersun Aquavit

WHAT I'M DRINKING: WALKING THROUGH THE SHRUBBERY WITH WINTERSUN AQUAVIT

It may, at first glance, not seem for much of the world to be the season for walking outside, no matter how nice your greenery is....

Seattle Magazine Cocktail Catch Up

SEATTLE MAGAZINE COCKTAIL CATCH UP

Baby, it's cold outside. But my recent pieces on the Seattle magazine blog will warm you right up - because they're about bars, and...

 
 
 



Italian Style Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington is a true delicacy often served on holidays and very special occasions that your dinner guests will find very impressive. Making a great Beef Wellington is... Read more ...

Chicken Liver Pate

Pâté sounds intimidating to make but this Chicken Liver Pâté recipe is simple and inexpensive yet has a magnificent flavor. This recipe combines the flavors of chicken livers... Read more ...

Tequila-Lime Marinated Angus Sirloin - Sound of Flavor

The Roasted Red Pepper Semolina Focaccia recipe in the latest video from POV Italian Cooking is packed full of flavor but still an easy bread to make at home. This Italian... Read more ...

4-Ingredient Thai Cabbage Stir Fry

4-Ingredient Thai Cabbage Stir Fry

4-ingredient Thai cabbage stir fry - vegan and healthy Read more ...

La Marisquera Ostioneria Seafood and Oyster Bar Opens in Conroe

La Marisquera Ostioneria Seafood and Oyster Bar Opens in Conroe

Los Cucos Mexican Cafe, ubicado en 2050 I-45 N, se renueva para ofrecer platos de mariscos frescos y auténticos a la comunidad local Conroe, TX Hay una frase común en México... Read more ...

Low-Carb Stuffed Peppers with Italian Sausage, Ground Beef, and Mozzarella

Low-Carb Stuffed Peppers with Italian Sausage, Ground Beef, and Mozzarella

These Low-Carb Stuffed Peppers with Italian Sausage, Ground Beef, and Mozzarella are delicious and easy to make! And these low-carb stuffed peppers are also gluten-free, Keto... Read more ...

Refreshing Summer Salad

Refreshing Summer Salad

This refreshing salad with avocado, seeds and citrus dressing will make you feel great. Read more ...

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

The best creamy, fluffy Instant Pot mashed potatoes! Read more ...

Instant Pot Black Beans

Instant Pot Black Beans

No Soak Instant Pot Black Beans Read more ...

Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

Did you grow up eating from a salad bar buffet that only had runny french dressing and ranch dressing for options? Yes, so did we! You have choices when it comes to salad... Read more ...

Aldi's St. Patrick's Day Cheeses Are Booze-Infused

Aldi's St. Patrick's Day Cheeses Are Booze-Infused

As Starbucks selfies , glittering green convenience store sections, and bars gearing up for ignorantly-named Jameson - Baileys - Guinness concoctions tell us, St. Patrick's Day... Read more ...

Algonquin Cocktail

Algonquin Cocktail

Named for a historic hotel in midtown Manhattan, the classic Algonquin cocktail combines rye whiskey, vermouth and pineapple. At Clyde Common in Portland, Oregon, bartender... Read more ...

Miso Chicken Noodle Soup

Miso Chicken Noodle Soup

Cozy and hearty, this Miso Chicken Noodle Soup is a delicious spin on a classic recipe. Make on the stove or in the IP. Read more ...