Oktoberfest 2011 kicks off with Hacker-Pschorr Amber. A well balanced and slightly sour and malty finish is an outstanding way to kick things off.

Oktoberfest 2011 kicks off with Hacker-Pschorr Amber. A well balanced and slightly sour and malty finish is an outstanding way to kick things off.

The Future

Greetings folks.

We are about to ramp up two of our most popular features this fall. We have Oktoberfest (you guessed it) in October (a different German beer each and every day), and November of Mixed Drinks (good job detective) in November (a different mixed drink each and every day).

As we look ahead to the future I have a special offer for you, dear reader. A mint copy of the newest Lapham’s Quarterly entitled “The Future”. It contains writings from antiquity and relatively recently all on the topic of the future.

12th person to email me saying they want it (and who wouldn’t?) gets it mailed directly to them.

Start your engines, and enjoy the last breaths of Summer.

Jenny and Johnny

Jenny and Johnny

Women laughing alone with salad
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via the hairpin

Women laughing alone with salad

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via the hairpin

These bills are making me touch my head
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These bills are making me touch my head

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via woot

Call for help (not urgent nor an emergency)

I have been challenged by a friend to do something that initially sounded like a lot of fun, and turned out to be incredibly tough for several reasons.  Here’s the challenge, and some of that other stuff below.

A mutual friend has a ~12 year old daughter who is fantastic, well-adjusted, etc., but she has a problem.  She does not like current Top 40 music (or high school musical, or glee, or whatever most of her peers are listening to).  The challenge is to make a mixed CD (or playlist) that is age appropriate, does not suck, and will give her a headstart into appreciating “good music” as a young adult.  Any help would be appreciated.

  • I am very much out of touch with what is popular now, so I most likely don’t know what a good recommendation is.
  • "Age appropriate" is a vague term at best. Use your best judgment.
  • Should the mix be consistent (only one style of music/only one theme etc.)?
  • I desperately do not want to be like the assistant coach of my 7th grade soccer team, and try to push “stryper” onto anyone (everyone).  It has to be cool now, and cool later.
  • Nothing patronizing.


talktotheface:

Cairo. Today.

talktotheface:

Cairo. Today.

americandrink:

This is my local.

1022 South, The Hidden Apothecary - NYTimes.com


  The Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma, Wash., is an unlikely cocktail hot spot. While the city has undergone a resurgence over the last decade, spearheaded by the Chihuly Museum of Glass and a vibrant Downtown antiques and arts district, Hilltop remains its roughest patch and largely ignored by visitors. But hidden there is 1022 South, home to some of the most fascinating apothecary cocktail work on the West Coast.


Every word of this story by Jordan Michelman is true. Many of the photos I use, tips I’ve run and all around inspiration come right from that seat just past the curve of the bar. Congratulations to the folks at 1022 South.

*Photo by Corey Lund, Bartender 1022 South.

UPDATE: h/t Kevin Nguyen.

UPDATE 2: Chris Keil, owner/operator of 1022 South responds.

This place comes with highest recommendations. I’ve been twice, and they do every aspect of their work just right.

americandrink:

This is my local.

1022 South, The Hidden Apothecary - NYTimes.com

The Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma, Wash., is an unlikely cocktail hot spot. While the city has undergone a resurgence over the last decade, spearheaded by the Chihuly Museum of Glass and a vibrant Downtown antiques and arts district, Hilltop remains its roughest patch and largely ignored by visitors. But hidden there is 1022 South, home to some of the most fascinating apothecary cocktail work on the West Coast.

Every word of this story by Jordan Michelman is true. Many of the photos I use, tips I’ve run and all around inspiration come right from that seat just past the curve of the bar. Congratulations to the folks at 1022 South.

*Photo by Corey Lund, Bartender 1022 South.

UPDATE: h/t Kevin Nguyen.

UPDATE 2: Chris Keil, owner/operator of 1022 South responds.

This place comes with highest recommendations. I’ve been twice, and they do every aspect of their work just right.

Several albums each week

Here’s a twitter account (and an anonymous one at that) with the twitter constraints for album reviews, except it’s not just albums, it’s entire discographies.  For example:

Smashing Pumpkins: 1-2 grandiose delusions; 3 Hubris!; 4-6 “Acquired Situational Narcissism” (cf. DSM-IV); 7 feelings of entitlement.

OR

Bob Dylan: 1 Woody; 2, 3 ambition; 4 pot; 5-7 speed; 8-9 pot; 10-11 AJ Weberman; 12-16 booze; 17-19 Jesus; 20-27 pot; 28 death; 29-32 pot.

You are hereby encouraged to view it here 

Long Island Iced Tea

1 part vodka
1 part tequila
1 part rum
1 part gin
1 part triple sec
1 1/2 parts sweet and sour mix
1 splash Coca-Cola®

Mix ingredients together over ice in a glass. Pour into a shaker and give one brisk shake. Pour back into the glass and make sure there is a touch of fizz at the top. Garnish with lemon.

Long Island Iced Tea

1 part vodka 1 part tequila 1 part rum 1 part gin 1 part triple sec 1 1/2 parts sweet and sour mix 1 splash Coca-Cola®

Mix ingredients together over ice in a glass. Pour into a shaker and give one brisk shake. Pour back into the glass and make sure there is a touch of fizz at the top. Garnish with lemon.

1-2-3 Margarita

1 part lime juice, 2 parts cointreau, 3 parts tequila.  Mix and serve over ice

1-2-3 Margarita

1 part lime juice, 2 parts cointreau, 3 parts tequila. Mix and serve over ice

Alexander

2 oz gin
1 oz white creme de cacao
1 oz double cream

Rim a champagne saucer with lemon and sugar. Shake and strain ingredients into the glass, sprinkle with nutmeg, and serve.

Alexander

2 oz gin 1 oz white creme de cacao 1 oz double cream

Rim a champagne saucer with lemon and sugar. Shake and strain ingredients into the glass, sprinkle with nutmeg, and serve.