Peachy Palmer


November 8, 2010 (Day 282) — Peachy Palmer This one is going to be a quick update because I’m dragging a bit tonight. I’m up in Ainsworth, NE tonight for work. One of my coworkers and his wife took me out to dinner at the Golden Steer, a steakhouse that happened to be right next […]

BONUS — Chicago Fire


October 28, 2010 (BONUS) — Chicago Fire The awesome and ever-talented Josh Davis and Ramon Henderson recently brought what they called a “Luxuy Drop” to a competition in Chicago. These guys are two of my closest mixology friends, so I always like to keep a close on eye what they’re doing. Especially since they’re rocking […]

La Bueña Vida


October 18, 2010 (Day 261) — La Bueña Vida Let’s play around with mezcal a little bit this evening. I’m always up for a challenge. This one is actually from a Website dedicated to mezcal-based cocktails. La Bueña Vida (The Good Life) 1 dash orange bitters 3/4 oz mezcal 3/4 oz sweet vermouth 1 oz […]

Mai Tai


October 1, 2010 (Day 244) — Mai Tai Today is the first of October, and I spent this brisk fall evening at a high school football game. Conversely, I’m also working on cleaning up the house so we can bust out the Halloween decorations this weekend. So, as one last farewell to summer, let’s make […]

Johnny Tsunami (Feat. 111 Ultra Lounge)


September 29, 2010 (Day 242) — Johnny Tsunami Still in Salina, for now, so that means we’re taking another trip downtown to find a local spot to meet some good people, relax a little bit and learn about some unique local flavors. My quest was to find something a little more low key that last […]

Absolute Sex (Feat. Big Nose Kate’s)


September 28, 2010 (Day 241) — Absolute Sex Mary Catherine Horoy — or as she is more commonly known in her time, “Big Nose Kate” — was the paramour of Doc Holliday, the heavy drinking dentist. These are all characters that have a special place of affection in my heart, as an armchair historian of […]

American Pie


September 23, 2010 (Day 236) — American Pie It’s the first day of fall, and despite being a June baby, fall is still my favorite time of the year. It brings back memories of Halloween (my favorite holiday), football (not a huge fan, but love college ball), and it heralds the start of hockey season. […]

Scorpion


September 21, 2010 (Day 234) — Scorpion It’s Tuesday, everyone. We’re firmly into the work week. It’s okay though, don’t fret. With good friends, good music, and good drinks we can make it through this work week together. So, put on some Coltrane, have yourself a seat while I pour you a Scorpion. Scorpion Juice […]

Nikkalicious


September 15, 2010 (Day 228) — Nikkalicious The final entry in my Kearney, Nebraska travel series! Over the past two nights we’ve reviewed a local brewery and a classy little joint. Now, we’re hitting up another Kearney institution — The Cellar. The Cellar is a bar and grill that has been — from what my […]

Venue Martini


September 14, 2010 (Day 227) — Venue Martini Happy Tuesday, everyone! So, last night we indulged in a little microbrewery action. Tonight, let’s take it down a notch. Make it a little smoother. Just a bit more… smooth. Right across from my hotel in Kearney, NE there’s a little joint called Venue, tucked alongside the […]