After months of curious gawkers cruising the windows and hypothesizing on the local blogs as to what exactly this massive project would bloom into, the Strand Smokehouse opened on Broadway in Astoria this weekend. In a former Blockbuster space that really shouldn’t have surprised anyone when it went out of business last year (although I […]
Monthly Archive for November, 2012
I’ve gone on a tear about Saison before. No, scratch that, I’ve probably penned more romantically-swept-up odes to Saisons than any other beer styles or wine grapes I’ve written about. I can’t help myself. They’ve somehow hooked me deep in the DNA. Perhaps when I visited Jean-Louis Dits of Brasserie à Vapeur he slipped an […]
Good thing. “Too close to call” drinking game was proving exhausting.
Posted in Spirits on Nov 4th, 2012
Okay. I love bacon. And, admittedly, I have a fickle relationship with vodka….ehhhhh….I can take it, I can leave it. So, I approached Bakon Vodka, a (you guessed it) bacon flavored vodka, a bit trepadatiously. And, even then, I experienced such a disgusted, primal reaction to this strange wonder of combinations that I won’t soon […]