Category Archives: Cocktails & Libations

Join Me in New Orleans!

Gumbo, andouille, Sazerac, cochon, po’boy, second line, creole, boucherie, Ramos Gin Fizz, muffaletta, fried chicken, tasso, crawfish, bahn mi, oysters, redfish, jazz, tiki, boudin, gulf shrimp, Cajun’, Frenchman Street, bayou, French Quarter, Zydeco, beignets – if these words don’t get […]



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London Called – Day Four – Part 2 – Nightlife at Nightjar

It had been a helluva great day in Seasalter and Whitstable. The nice thing about the train was that it was very convenient for a quick nap. That was necessary since we had a reservation for the evening at Nightjar, […]



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London Called – Travels With Doc – Day Three – Ozone, Gymkhana, Sipsmith & Noble Rot

We had a little trouble getting going in the morning and so had to rush a bit. That meant no sit down to savor a nice cup of coffee. Instead, we stopped on our way to the Underground at the […]



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London Called – Travels With Doc – Day Two – Brooklyn, Gunpowder, Bar Termini & Lyle’s

By the time we returned to our apartment the prior evening, we were thoroughly and ridiculously exhausted, though quite content from a superb first day of the trip. That contentment spilled over into a fine night’s sleep and the next […]



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London Called – Travels With Doc – Day One – Origin, Dandelyan & Dishoom

London called. They said, now is a great time to come see me with this Brexit thing and so on. The value of your dollar has not been better in a long, long time. Hmmm, I said. You are quite […]



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Raising the Bar at Betony

 
Restaurants often get a bad rap as cocktail bars and frequently that is a valid criticism. That said, some of my favorite places to enjoy well conceived, constructed and craveable cocktails  is in restaurants and NYC happens to be home to […]



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Eleven Madison Park Made It Nice!

Disclaimer alert: My family and I are certainly known to the restaurant and I received a significant discount as well as no corkage fees for bringing a couple of special bottles of wine. My son, L.J., works at Eleven Madison […]



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Making Way For Momofuku Ko

In its first iteration, despite a reputation for great food, I could never be bothered to go to the purportedly cramped, camera-phobic and aloof Momofuku Ko, but then it moved and it changed. It was no longer cramped, cameras were welcome, […]



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New Tastes of New England – Part 1 – Portland’s Eventide, The Honey Paw and Hugo’s

It is difficult to imagine a specific New England cuisine. Unlike the South, there are few ingredients or dishes that appear to be New England specific, especially if one removes certain locally caught seafood items. What New England does have […]



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The International Flavors of Miami

There are few cities in the Americas more international than Miami, Florida. The city is perhaps the major gateway from North America to the Caribbean and South America, a fact which permeates this city’s culture. From its tropical visages of […]



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