Prepping for a little crash course in spirits for the Hearth and Terroir staff tomorrow. 20 mins to teach EVERYTHING.
Category Archive for 'Spirits'
A sad ending for what must have been a beautiful pub experience.
This was my first time writing for Edible Brooklyn. I was stoked to write two articles: one on Brad Estabrooke of Breuckelen Distilling, as well as one on John and Anthony Belliveau-Flores of Rowan Imports. I’ve been a huge fan of theirs for a few years now and it was a thrill to get to […]
Look, Ma, NY Times! Huge thanks to Eric Asimov for including me.
Last weekend, the 2013 Manhattan Cocktail Classic roared into town like a well-dressed, well-fueled, steam train. Second in scope only to Tales of the Cocktail (held every year in New Orleans), it is New York’s stamp on the spirits world. Now in its third year, the MCC kicked off the four-day festivities by holding its […]
Cocktail experiments for the Manhattan Cocktail Classic at Hearth.
Odells, Great Divide, Funkwerks, Crooked Stave, Renegade Brewing, and Dancing Pines Distillery. Thank you, Highland Wine & Spirits.
Ask an Insider is an interview series that talks to the people that make, serve, shake, sip, pump, pour, crush, distill, and bring life to this industry. (For other interviews in the series, click the Ask an Insider tag at the bottom) Sother Teague, Beverage Director Amor Y Amargo Where are you currently working and […]
I’ll be writing a monthly column for Nation’s Restaurant News called “Raising the Bar.” A pic of my first print piece:
One of my English relatives is known for his famous Vodka Christmas Cake. While the exact creator is unknown (and an undisputed genius in the kitchen), I was able to liberate the recipe from his guarded lair. And lucky for us, fair readers, it was fresh in his mind as he, “Made mine this morning!!!!” […]
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 […]
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 […]
Don’t mind if I do. Now if I can just fit in my bikini…
The first four months of being a new parent are sort of like being stuck in slow-moving quicksand. Or as if Han Solo were only half-frozen in the carbonite. You feel your world moving around you, but your focus becomes laser-attuned to that little being now occupying your house, with the apparatuses of baby-rearing strewn […]