Monthly Archives: April 2011

Wine Wednesday: Seven Daughters | WineTrouble.com

I cannot deny that I’m a huge fan of Twitter. As a daily blogger who uses the social networking service to connect with fellow wine and spirit aficionados, and readers of This Girl Walks Into a Bar, I see the … Continue reading

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Tell It Tuesdays: Tavern | Brentwood

Tavern: 11648 West San Vicente Blvd.                 Los Angeles, CA 90049                 310.806.6464 Dined with my husband on a Monday evening at 7:30. Seated easily though the place … Continue reading

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Sunday Non-Traditional Easter Lunch

I love traditions. I really do. St. Patrick’s Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Eve are some of the holidays where I always follow the same schedule and eat the same foods. On Easter I usually have intense cravings … Continue reading

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Saturday Night Dinner: Lasagna and Red Wine

As of April 23, 2011, I am still in search of the perfect lasagna recipe. This is the sixth new recipe I’ve made this year and I still haven’t found what I’m looking for. The cooking part went well and … Continue reading

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Thirsty Thursday: Bellini with Strawberry

If you are hosting an Easter Brunch this Sunday, surprise your guests with this pleasing twist on the traditional Bellini. Although usually made with a fresh peach, we are currently in strawberry season. Every berry I’ve tasted is so sweet … Continue reading

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Tell It Tuesdays: Fairmont | Santa Monica

Restaurant: Fairmont Hotel | Santa Monica                   Address: 101 Wilshire Blvd                   Santa Monica, CA 90401                   310.576.7777 Drink … Continue reading

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Non-Fiction Friday: Cornered

Tom (as I shall call him) was adored by our waitress staff. When I say adored, I mean hugs and kisses every time he walked through the door, and he walked through our door every single night. He tipped 30% … Continue reading

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Thirsty Thursday: Hot Toddy

The Hot Toddy is the perfect, almost medicinal solution to a long day at work. People often drink it when slightly under the weather, because it will clear the sinuses after only a few sips. Ingredients2 ounces whiskey3 ounces hot … Continue reading

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Trinket Tuesday: Wine Tags

As you know, I’m a huge fan of Fred, a company that creates all kinds of trinkets for the wine and spirits consumer. I picked this one up after washing my metal glass charms in the dishwasher too many times. … Continue reading

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Weekend Night Dinner: Margaritas & Chicken Enchiladas

Sometimes planning our dinners at home on Saturday nights are built around a cocktail. After a week of some amazing wines, we had a taste for a Margarita (for our regular blog readers, this is no surprise). My San Diego … Continue reading

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Non-Fiction Friday: Balance as a Bartender

Written by Guest Writer, Ashley Sawyer Look, being a cute girl and getting good tips is par for the course when working in a bar. I had the fortune, or rather misfortune, of working a morning shift in a small, … Continue reading

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Thirsty Thursday: Non-Alcoholic Lemon Mimosa

Throwing a baby shower? Having a party and want to offer something non-alcoholic that still has the bubbles and sweetness of a Mimosa? Try this excellent concoction. Ingredients3/4 cup of lemonade powder mix8-10 cups ginger ale4 cups frozen raspberries (or … Continue reading

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Tell It Tuesdays: Taste | Los Angeles

Restaurant: Taste8454 Melrose AvenueWest Hollywood, CA 90069323.852.6888 Drink Damage: Flora Springs 2006 Cab | $58 a bottle Interior Swag: The restaurant is comfortable and unpretentious. Low lighting allows for intimacy but it’s not so dark that you can’t see the … Continue reading

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Non-Fiction Friday: Bad, Bad Bartender

Written by Guest Blogger, Emily Vollmer I was a terrible bar tender.  I was planning a move to California, and wanted to learn a skill that would be useful in any locale, and I theorized that wherever you go there … Continue reading

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