Monthly Archives: January 2011

Non-Fiction Friday: Saturday Night Shenanigans

Written by Guest Blogger Phil Green There was a Saturday night a few weeks ago that I came into work with a big grin on my face. This isn’t unusual for me as I enjoy my job tremendously, working on … Continue reading

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Non-Fiction Friday: Frightening Customer

Luckily I haven’t come in contact with too many shady characters while working behind the bar. But there was this one guy. He was big and bulky and sat at the bar with a manuscript and ball point pen. He … Continue reading

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Thirsty Thursday: Tequila Sunrise

There is a reason for the name. This drink is enjoyable any time of day, perfect for a Sunday brunch or a brutal hangover. It’s also simple to make. Fresh oranges or orange juice makes the best drink, or try … Continue reading

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Wednesday Gadget Gab

Gadget: Vinturi Wine AeratorPrice: $40 This holiday season I purchased my first little Vinturi wine aerator. Attracted by its promises of ‘opening’ up my wine, I was eager to try it on our home collection. Decanters are the traditional wine … Continue reading

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Tell It Tuesdays: Armando’s | Palm Desert

Restaurant: Armando’s (affectionately called ‘Mando’s’ by the locals)Location: 73260 El Paseo  Palm Desert, CA  92260-4270Drink Damage: Well Margarita $8 | Call Margarita $15.50Interior Swag: Festive, unpretentious, and warm. Lots of little lights and random trinkets make the decor a piece … Continue reading

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Non-Fiction Friday: Another Embarrassing Bar Story

I walked into the mountain base bar dressed in puffy snow-boarding clothes and wearing one of those giant astronaut looking snow helmets before they became main stream and fashionably smaller. The bar was extremely crowded, filled with rosy cheeked revelers. … Continue reading

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Thirsty Thursday: Traditional Margarita

The margarita is up there with the martini: a classic. But just like a martini, it’s a classic that can go horribly wrong if the right ingredients aren’t used. A good margarita should be the perfect balance we sweet and … Continue reading

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Tell It Tuesdays: Santa Monica Restaurant Review

Restaurant: La Grande OrangeLocation: 2000 Main Street                Santa Monica, CA                90405-1096Drink Damage: Margarita $11 / Bottle of Justin | Paso Robles, California $49Interior Swag: Nice decor but the … Continue reading

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