Tasting Notes – Rittenhouse 25 Year old Straight Rye
May 26, 2012 – 4:10 pm | No Comment

The plight of the middle aged man is often questioning the sum of his lived life and asking himself the inventory of obliged questions. Have I done enough?  Am I where I am supposed to …

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Chili Colorado Recipe
May 26, 2012 – 8:03 am | 2 Comments
Chili Colorado Recipe

A repost from 2010 and something that has little to do with booze other than the fact that it’s good with beer.  Enjoy!

My single favorite food flavor comes from slow braised dried Mexican chili sauces. …

Bar Food – Joe Jost’s Style Pickled Eggs Long Beach, California
July 3, 2011 – 6:10 am | 3 Comments
Bar Food – Joe Jost’s Style Pickled Eggs Long Beach, California

This is the 100th article to be posted to this corner of the virtual cocktail party.  I offer my deepest appreciation to those whom have contributed, read and inspired the work.  May the contents of …

Eat – Pho Vu, La Quinta California
March 10, 2011 – 8:44 pm | No Comment
Eat – Pho Vu, La Quinta California

What follows is the first in our new series of places to eat before or after sharing a cocktail.  Sometimes these places will have white linen tablecloths.  Other times, as here, they won’t.  In every …