There’s a weird thing in New Orleans (yeah, just the one). It’s plastic. It can be carried in public. And it tends to be, as are many things in NOLA, full up with naughtiness. It’s the “go cup.” In most places in the world, something like the go cup wouldn’t work out.
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Ah, Netflix, what would we ever do without you? How did we ever exist before you? Sure, there was HBO, but we all know with HBO we weren’t privy to the plethora of options Netflix provides. It’s a streaming-viewers paradise, and with more movies being added every month, there is always a great excuse to […]
Move over avocado toast, there’s a new power breakfast in town. From celeb-status Instagram shots of psychedelic rainbow versions, to the infiltration of Montreal’s small and dense style, to show stopping displays such as Sadelle’s towers, the good ‘ol bagel-and-a-schmear is the hottest dish around (with long lines to prove it).
It’s not easy to achieve richness in a cocktail without piling on the calories. Most “rich” drinks tend to include stuff like coconut cream — if you like walks in the rain — or half and half, which explains why The Dude tended to opt for a loose-fitting bathrobe over well-tailored pants.
From afar, the lifestyle of the successful sommelier looks quite glamorous, featuring perks such as access to a cellar full of Champagne, and with opportunities to show off one’s skills, such as adeptly pouring a magnum with one hand or detailing the weather conditions of a particular vintage from memory. But how does one actually […]
There’s no shortage of ‘90s nostalgia right now, and I can’t really argue. I mean, come on. If I offered you an evening of eating Dunkaroos, playing “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” and listening to TLC, would you turn it down? Still, sadly, there are some parts of the ‘90s that are lost […]
You know how you go for the slightly shinier apple, or get (briefly) bummed when the Big Mac in your hands looks absolutely nothing like the Big Mac in the commercial? Like it or not, aesthetics factor into consumer judgment as much as — often more than — substance. But not because we’re monsters.
Most of us know Labor Day as one of the two bookends of summer — arguably the more depressing one since it marks the unofficial end of a season of suntan lotion, chlorinated hair, and flip flops with just about every outfit. The actual history of Labor Day has nothing to do with barbecues or […]
My cocktail for this week is an adaptation of a recipe I learned in New Orleans earlier this year. While visiting the city I was able to spend some time at the Lobby Bar in the Windsor Court Hotel with bartender Kent Westmoreland, who has a great appreciation of classic cocktails.
Last week, Oregon’s Deschutes Brewing sent me a few bottles of its first-ever fall seasonal. Hopzeit is a heavily hopped rendition of a märzen, the traditional German style American drinkers know best as Oktoberfest beer. I have soft spots for märzens, hoppy beers, and free samples, so I admit to being biased in several different […]