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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...

What I'm Drinking: One More Look with Hangar 1 Rosé Vodka

WHAT I'M DRINKING: ONE MORE LOOK WITH HANGAR 1 ROSÉ VODKA

Though, admittedly, there are a fair amount of decent ones out there now-a-days, I'm still a little wary of flavored vodkas. Don't...

 
 
 
What I'm Drinking: The Gizmo

WHAT I'M DRINKING: THE GIZMO

Hey, guess what - yesterday was Thanksgiving! Wait, you knew that? Then perhaps what I'm about to be telling you is something you're...

Cocktail Talk: Shoot the Piano Player

COCKTAIL TALK: SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER

Wow, I haven't had a lot of David Goodis on here - which is a shame, cause I love his work. Maybe it's just too downbeat? Maybe when...

 
 
 
What I'm Drinking: La Rana d'Oro

WHAT I'M DRINKING: LA RANA D'ORO

Okay, yes, you caught me. I'm having a Golden Frog, and Italian-ing it in name. I'm apologize, but I just returned from Italy (or maybe...

Cocktail Talk: Cigarette

COCKTAIL TALK: CIGARETTE

A little more Cornell Woolrich for all those Woolrich-heads out there. Be sure to check out our past Cornell Cocktail Talks , to get...

 
 
 
What I'm Drinking: The Volga

WHAT I'M DRINKING: THE VOLGA

I'm just gonna quote one of my favorite headnotes here (I know, I know, vulgar to quote myself, but what the heck), from Good Spirits...

A Rose in the Fall at Seattle Magazine

A ROSE IN THE FALL AT SEATTLE MAGAZINE

Recently got to go down to a newish bar in Seattle, called Black Cat, and I loved it, with its amazing metal-album-cover mural, friendly...

 
 
 
What I'm Drinking: Cinghiale's Bikini

WHAT I'M DRINKING: CINGHIALE'S BIKINI

Maybe I'm missing summer, maybe I'm a bore , maybe I'm feeling tropical amidst the descending days of winter, or maybe I'm heading...

DON'T FORGET YOUR WARLOCK THIS HALLOWEEN

If you've forgotten (though how could you, marketing being the horror that it is), tomorrow is Halloween! I'm guessing you have your...

 
 
 
What I'm Drinking: Sleepy Hollow

WHAT I'M DRINKING: SLEEPY HOLLOW

Here's a haunting favorite I hadn't made recently - which was foolish of me, because it's a Halloween hit that's good year round. But,...

What I'm Drinking: The Hero of the Fall

WHAT I'M DRINKING: THE HERO OF THE FALL

While not all of you live in wondrous WA, I don't want you to feel I'm taunting you (you could come here and explore our distilleries,...

 
 
 
Seattle Magazine Cocktail Catch Up

SEATTLE MAGAZINE COCKTAIL CATCH UP

The seasons are changing, but one thing remains: I've been lucky enough to keep writing about swell Seattle bars and such for the super...

What I'm Drinking: The Cliftonness

WHAT I'M DRINKING: THE CLIFTONNESS

The other day, decided to browse around the drink library while watching Hammer House of Horror as one does, and was flipping through...

 
 
 
Cocktail Talk: The Black Angel, Part II

COCKTAIL TALK: THE BLACK ANGEL, PART II

Be sure to delve into our first Black Angel Cocktail Talk post , to dig into more about why I like Cornell Woolrich, and what you'll...

What I'm Drinking: On the Road to Montefalco

WHAT I'M DRINKING: ON THE ROAD TO MONTEFALCO

Usually, I try not to have favorites in booze categories. Meaning, I wouldn't say I have a favorite gin , or amaro, or vermouth. Or...

 
 
 
Cocktail Talk: The Black Angel

COCKTAIL TALK: THE BLACK ANGEL

I have a fair amount of books by Cornell Woolrich (writer of Rear Window and many other memorable noir-y numbers, though criminally...

What I'm Drinking: The Last Word

WHAT I'M DRINKING: THE LAST WORD

As September rolls into October, it feels we should have one Last Word for it - hahaha! Really, sometimes I just feel like a classic,...

 
 
 



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 ...

Burgers & Griddle Corn - Sound of Flavor

Burgers sizzling on the grill is the definitive sound of summer in America. Hamburgers with 80 lean meat and 20 fat, that are featured in this video, makes juicier, more... Read more ...

Easy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Easy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate crinkle cookies have a rich deep chocolate flavor like brownies. These dairy free crinkle cookies are perfect for the holidays! Read more ...

Indian Spiced Beef

Indian Spiced Beef

Full of spice this Instant Pot Kheema Matar: Indian Spiced Ground Beef is perfect for stuffing bell peppers. Read more ...

2018: Top Wines Over $50

2018: Top Wines Over $50

What were some of my favorite wines of the past year? Welcome to my third, and last, Top Wines List. I've already posted my Top Ten Wines Under $15 and Top Ten Wines Over $15... Read more ...

Snowman Coconut Date Balls

Snowman Coconut Date Balls

Snowman Coconut Date Balls - fun, easy to make, no-bake, healthy treat. Read more ...

THE Perfect Sugar Cookies

THE Perfect Sugar Cookies

A sweet crunchy sugar cookie, perfect for the kids to decorate and enjoy this holiday season. Read more ...

12 Days of Cookies: Baker By Nature's Brown Butter Bourbon Pecan Chocolate...

12 Days of Cookies: Baker By Nature's Brown Butter Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chunk Cookies

This year, we found the best cookies on the web for our 12 Days of Cookies, with today's cookie being Baker By Nature's Brown Butter Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chunk Cookies. The... Read more ...

Homebrewing Hero Charlie Papazian Brewed a Beer with Smithsonian-Grown Hops

Homebrewing Hero Charlie Papazian Brewed a Beer with Smithsonian-Grown Hops

Charlie Papazian, the homebrewing hero responsible for such things as the American Homebrewers Association, Brewers Association, and Great American Beer Festival, did what is... Read more ...

Turkey Swedish Meatballs

Turkey Swedish Meatballs

Dairy and gluten free, these Turkey Swedish Meatballs are a healthier twist on the classic. Read more ...

Soft Molasses Cookies

Soft Molasses Cookies

These Soft Molasses Cookies are super soft cookies full of spice. Dip them in white chocolate for some extra sparkle. These Soft Molasses Cookies are a great Christmas cookie... Read more ...

Flourless Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

Flourless Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

Flourless Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies are delicious for a chocolate treat for the holidays! Use Dessert Recipes to find more tasty cookies. Read more ...