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The Oppression of Heat – Texas Style

I was in Texas this week and was reminded of an old saying: “If I owned both Texas and hell, I’d rent out Texas and live in hell.” I was also reminded that Texans have a unique way of beating … Continue reading

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A Lost Classic (Brunch Time – Episode 2)

I have to credit Eric Felten for turning me on to this cocktail, back in….well, quite a while ago. For those that aren’t familiar, Eric had a cocktail column in The Wall Street Journal for some years called “How’s Your … Continue reading

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A Dram for What Ails Ya

As a “practical guide to home bartending” this discussion will choose certain directions.  For example, I tend to focus on ingredients rather than drinks themselves.  I do this because I believe versatility is a core aspect of practicality. But rules … Continue reading

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The Comeback ‘Kid’

All, Thanks for your patience these last few years. While I wrote a number of posts in this time, for personal reasons I decided not to publish for a time. But I can’t express how excited I am to be … Continue reading

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The Oppression of Heat

(In the time since I wrote this, I moved from Raleigh to Las Vegas. Thus the photos.) Summers are hot in North Carolina.  Normally the heat will make me think of tropical drinks.  And we will take a turn or … Continue reading

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2 Southerners Walk into a Cheese Steak Joint…

My middle son and namesake has recently taken a liking to cheese steaks.  We have a couple of reasonably good places in Raleigh, but we’re only a half-day drive from the home of the cheese steak.  And since I used … Continue reading

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Tequila Tasting Results

Send invites to a tequila tasting and the only people that will accept are the type that I wasn’t looking for.  So I promoted a Taco Bar and Margarita Tasting, and I got exactly the consumer panel I sought.  And … Continue reading

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