I will be haunted by you for quite some time. You’ve got your fatty, rich, spicy fingers under my skin and I can’t shake you free. In fact, I should just name this piece after you: ‘Ode to Muslim Lamb Chop’ (see pic below). For stop number two, we drove into Flushing to visit Fu […]
Monthly Archive for August, 2011
Water rations: check. Food rations: check. Aviation cocktail rations: check. Just another lazy Saturday at the Flaherty household.
Into Brooklyn we went a couple of nights ago in search of some sick jazz and some sick brews. We found both. First hitting up the microbrew haven, Mission Dolores, we came across one of the more interesting beer styles out there: Gose (this particular one was Gosilla from NY’s own, Barrier Brewing Company in Oceanside). An old style originating […]
The other day, while crushing the exercise bike at my grimy Queens gym—our little foray through Europe packed on 20 pounds of food and drink goodness; do you have any idea how many calories Czech Ghoulash topped off with a liter of Dark Lager packs on?? So shed the blubber, I must—I stumbled upon my […]
While walking around the farmhouse brewery built by Sidy Hannsen’s grandfather, I stumbled upon this pile of half-labelled Geuze. Hannsen’s Artisanaal has two employees: John and Sidy Hanssen. These bottles are hand-labelled, the beer is hand-bottled and hand-made. A lot of hands have been all over this place. By the looks of it, a machine […]
Le Pousseur (100% Syrah), Bonny Doon Vineyard, 2008, Central Coast (13.5% abv) There is something transporting about this wine, like being wrapped up in a harlot’s velvet shawl. You enter the room somewhat willingly, thinking you know what you’re in store for, wanting to keep it light and fun, only to find your mind and […]
Booker’s Bourbon, Dolin Sweet Vermouth, Angostura Bitters. Oh hells yeah. The weekend begins.
There are certain sign posts that mark the passage of the seasons. The first smoke billowing forth from the chimneys, the first leaf you see falling from the trees, the first flower you see resiliently climbing forth from the sidewalk cracks on 12th street, or the first snowflake you see falling from the sky, silhouetted […]
There’s a lot of shite on YouTube, Vimeo, Blip.tv or (fill in the blank). We all know this. We all love this. I have a new column. I’ll troll through the garbage for you and post my favorites, thereby raising these beautiful kernels forth from the mountains of rotting, brain-numbing fluff in the noble name of video artistry. […]
If you look around at the wine, beer and spirits media, the “Summer Drinking Recommendations” are ubiquitous. They’re like Ray Bans and Katy Perry songs–turn to the left, you got em. Step out of the subway? Bam! Two people wearing Ray Bans greet you at the top of the stairs. And walk into any bar, […]
(I took this picture on June 13, 2011 at 12:52 pm) The town of Piesport lies in the Mittlemosel subregion of the Mosel wine region in Germany (you can see the white chapel at the town’s center in the far-left side of the picture). Here, the Mosel river’s walls rise up to 200 meters (700 feet) in some […]
Lambrucha, Vanberg & DeWulf, New York, (brewed and bottled at De Troch, Wambeek, Belgium) 3.5% abv Touted as the “first time two living yeast drinks have been brought together in one bottle,” Lambrucha is a yeast-lovers paradise. (Not to mention, possibly one of the most soothing beer trips one can take the old GI tract […]