Monthly Archives: February 2015

Bar Review: Manhattan Steak & Seafood

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One of my favorite local places to have a drink is Manhattan Steak and Seafood.  Located in a rather obscure part of the city of Orange, in Orange Co., CA, it is a great hidden gem well off the beaten …

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Chilled Glass

Frozen or chilled with ice water? As I said before, my perfect martini is ice cold. Anything that warms my martini is evil. OK, that may be a bit of hyperbole, but you get the idea. So when I see …

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Olives or Twist

This may be the second most discussed question about Martinis. As noted, my preference is a twist; when I drink Bombay. To me the lemon flavors compliment the herbs of Bombay while the saltiness of the olives seems to overpower …

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Martini Reviews – Ratings

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It has always been my intent and desire to include in this blog reviews of the Martinis I have had at various restaurants and bars I visit.   I have already posted my first review and I’m sure many readers are …

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Shaken or Stirred, Part Two

A few more thoughts on “Shaken vs. Stirred”….. The most convincing argument I’ve heard in favor of a stirred martini is the silky mouth feel that I mentioned early. The shaken drink tends to be aerated, at least at first, …

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