Bar Review: Moshulu, Philadelphia, PA

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Or When is a Martini Stem not a martini Stem? That is my Martini on my most recent visit to Moshulu! First let me explain a bit about Moshulu.  She is a four-masted steel barque built  in Scotland in 1904 …

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Bar Review: The Continental Room, Fullerton, CA

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The Continental Room is described as the “oldest drinking establishment in the city”, having originally opened in 1925.  That’s not even close to the White Horse Tavern in Rhode Island, founded in 1673.  And certainly a world away from Sean’s …

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Bar Review: Watermark on Main, Ventura, CA

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               The Watermark on Main is located in the historic 1907 Groene building on the corner of East Main and North Chestnut in downtown Ventura.  It has been at various stages of its life an Edison office, a Bank, a …

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VJOP Gin??? Absolutely!!

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While at my favorite watering hole recently, I noticed that they had a ‘new’ Gin on the shelf:  Sipsmith VJOP.  I thought I would have a go and I’m very glad I did.  This Gin is excellent! So what does …

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Bar Review: The Cat and the Custard Cup, La Habra, CA

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“The Cat” as locals call it, is a hidden gem in this quite bedroom community in North Orange County.  It has been here hidden in the hills since 1979, but its root go back even further.  It is part of …

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Bar Review: Joe’s, Fullerton, CA

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Have you ever had that hankering for a good old rattlesnake sausage to go with your Martini?  Yes?  Well I have the place for you; Joe’s No Limits Bar & Grill in Fullerton. If you follow my blog you know …

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Bar Review: Kendall’s Brasserie & Bar, Los Angeles, CA

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I think I have a new favorite Martini Bar! Not long ago I was in Downtown Los Angeles looking for a place to stop in and quench my thirst.  I wasn’t really looking for a high end restaurant, more of …

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Bar Review: Red Oak Steakhouse, Quapaw, OK

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The Red Oak Steakhouse is part of the Downstream Casino in Quapaw, OK.  Very much off the beaten path, though only a few hundred meters off Interstate 44 where Oklahoma, Missouri, and Kansas all meet. It is absolutely the best …

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Bar Review: P.F. Chang’s, Atlanta Airport

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As you know, I don’t usually review chain restaurants.  Even those as nice as P.F. Chang’s.  You also might have noticed that I review a lot of bars on the two coasts.  Traveling back and forth I pass through Atlanta’s …

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Bar Review: The Ranch Restaurant, Anaheim, CA

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The Ranch in Anaheim is a relatively new and excellent restaurant.   Definitely worth a visit, if you can find it!  Not that the address is hard to find, you just don’t believe you’re there as you approach.  The restaurant is …

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