Category Archives: Food and health

Cocktails Du Jour

Eddie Pensier writes: “Cherry Coconut Blazer” (coconut-infused whiskey, cherry-infused cognac, chocolate liqueur and chocolate bitters, flambéed in situ and garnished with nutmeg before serving, still warm) and “Ryan Gosling Flip” (Gosling’s rum, sherry, chocolate liqueur, banana bread syrup, black walnut … Continue reading

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Summer Drinks 1: Cold-brewed Coffee

Paleo Retiree writes: Cold-brewed coffee — often referred to by fans, stores and baristas simply as “cold brew” — seems to be everywhere these days. It’s certainly gaining rapidly in popularity. It’s featured at most upscale coffee bars and cafes, at least … Continue reading

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Taste Thrill Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: After lunch in Chinatown at this good place, Blowhard Esq. and I couldn’t resist sampling a specialty flavor at The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factor nearby: Durian ice cream! “Is it really popular?” I asked the woman behind the … Continue reading

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Cocktail Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The Good Old Boy from The Wren in the Bowery. Bacon infused Jim Beam bourbon, tomato juice, HP sauce, brown sugar, and smoked salt served with a slice of thick cut bacon and lemon wedge. Earthy and smoky but … Continue reading

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Summer Begins Upstate

Fenster writes: For $3.99 you can get a Ben and Jerry’s small cone in your typical metropolitan area. Now I would not necessarily make a special trip, but if you happen to be in the twin-“city” area of Cato/Meridian New … Continue reading

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Recipe Du Jour: Puerto Rican Pernil

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In response to a reddit post asking for recipes for cheap meals, user electric_sandwich produced one of the best reddit comments I’ve ever read: Take a lesson from the Puerto Ricans. Millions of us have managed to survive … Continue reading

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Coke Is It!

Blowhard, Esq. writes: One thing the United States continues to lead the world in is innovative soda packaging. Would you like glass, plastic, or aluminum? Bottles, cans, mini-cans, or mini-bottles? Single serve, 6-pack, 8-pack, 12-pack, or 20-pack? All of these photographed … Continue reading

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