The Gambling Cowboy, Temecula, CA

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So you’ve trekked down to Temecula in Riverside County and had a wonderful day in the sun sampling a myriad of local wines at the multitude of wineries that line the valley and now you want to kick back someplace …

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The Perfect Martini “How To”s Collected

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Over the course of the almost two years that I’ve been writing this blog I’ve posted many random martini quotes, several reviews of restaurant and bars, made opinionated comments about stemware, and expounded on my pet peeves.  And, of course, …

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Random Martini Quote of the Day

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“There is no sugar in a martini; no egg whites, no black and white rums, no shaved almonds, no fruit juice, no chocolate, and no spices…. It is a clear, clean, cold, pure, honest drink …” Donald G. Smith, Wall …

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Latest “Pet Peeve” of Martini Making

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I recently had an odd experience that quickly escalated into a new “Pet Peeve”! In case you missed it, I previously identified several “Pet Peeves”.  If you want a laugh you can look back at my previous post: Martini Making …

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Random Martini Quote of the Day

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  “There is something about a martini, Ere the dining and dancing begin, And to tell you the truth, It is not the vermouth – I think that perhaps it’s the gin.” Ogden Nash   Our  “Martini Quotes” page has …

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Bar Review: Traxx, Los Angeles, CA

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On a recent visit to downtown Los Angeles I found my way into a little bar called Traxx and was pleasantly surprised with the service, decor, and most importantly, the Marini. Traxx is located within the beautiful and historic Union …

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Bar Review: Bistango, Irvine, CA

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I recently found myself at Bistango, a well reviewed Orange County Restaurant serving “New American” cuisine.  It has earned ratings of 4.3 on Yelp, 4.4 on both Open Table and Facebook, and 24 on Zagat.  Sadly I have only had …

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Happy National Martini Day!

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Today, June 19th, is National Martini Day! It is also Father’s Day!  A coincidence?  I think not!  Sounds like a perfect combination …. so celebrate with your father and a Martini. H.L. Mencken described the Martini as “perfect as a …

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We’re on Pinterest!

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         Well, the photos are!! The photos that have appeared on this blog are now posted on Pinterest.   So if you saw something you wanted to copy, or see again, take a look at our Pinterest Board cleverly titled “Martini …

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Random Martini Quote of the Day

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                                      “My doctor said eat more fruits & vegetables. An extra strawberry in my daiquiri & olive in my martini should do the trick” Maxine    (John Wagner)   The “Martini Quotes” page is always being updated.  If you haven’t checked …

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