Monthly Archives: February 2011

Non-Fiction Friday: Two Old Farts Part I

When these two old guys walked in every Friday night I couldn’t get them seated at the bar fast enough. The sooner I served them their two Gibsons “shaken not stirred” and received their pathetic seventy-seven cent tip, the sooner … Continue reading

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Thirsty Thursday: New Ginger Citrus Cocktail

I think I’m on a ginger kick, and I’m fairly sure it goes with absolutely everything. It does take a little prep work (maybe not the best ingredient for your first night of bartending), but is well worth the effort … Continue reading

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Tell it Tuesdays: Stone Brewing Co.

Restaurant:  Stone Brewing Co.  Location: 1999 Citracado Parkway Escondido, CA 92029 www.stonebrew.com Drink Damage: 2010 Double Bastard Ale | $4,  33.8 oz. take-home bottle filled fresh off the tap  | $17.50 Interior Swag: Amazing place! Vast space, tall ceilings, urban … Continue reading

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Non-Fiction Friday: President’s Girl

I was looking for Monica Lewinsky’s receipt for this post, but it must have lost its importance over the years and wound up in the trash bin. It was 1999 when she walked into the little neighborhood Santa Monica restaurant … Continue reading

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Thirsty Thursday: Spanish Coffee

Thanks to Starbuck’s amazing instant coffee Via, bartenders everywhere can now make coffee drinks without having to wait for a pot of Joe to brew, or have to resort to using coffee that has been sitting around for hours. Spanish … Continue reading

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Tell It Tuesdays: Mustangs & Burros | La Jolla

Restaurant:  Mustangs & Burros, Estancia Hotel and Spa  Location:  9700 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California 92037  Drink Damage: Bloody Mary | $10 (me), Stone Brewery Pale Ale $7 (him)  Interior Swag: There was an outdoor patio with benches and … Continue reading

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Non-Fiction Friday: Dipping in Luxury

Not every bar carries the premiere Louis XIII, Remy Martin’s top-shelf Cognac. But the bars and restaurants that do offer this royal spirit, usually referred to as “Louie Tre,” often build special cases and shelves for it, sometimes adding subtle … Continue reading

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Thirsty Thursday: Pina Colada

Enjoy a Pina Colada any season, with or without sand. Today’s drink is dedicated to all the Mid-West and East Coasters who are wondering if it will ever be warm again. Ingredients1 cup crushed ice2 ounces light rum2 ounces pina … Continue reading

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Tell It Tuesdays: Jim’s Steaks | Philadelphia

Restaurant: Jim’s Steaks Location:  400 South Street                     Philadelphia, PA 19147                    (215) 928-1911 Drink Damage:  Diet Coke | $1  *MYOC (Make-Your-Own-Cocktail: At several liquor … Continue reading

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Non-Fiction Friday: The Lunch Date

They came in every week for lunch. Usually on Thursdays. I remember thinking how romantic their relationship seemed. Two married forty-somethings connecting during a busy work day for a quick lunch together. They always drank white wine, ate off each … Continue reading

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