Monthly Archives: May 2015

Bar Review Suggestions?

Do you have a favorite Restaurant or Bar for which you would like a Martini review?  Something elegant or a ‘hole in the wall’?   Oceanfront view or a dive bar?  Let me know and I’ll make every effort possible to …

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Perfect Coffee!

No, this is not a post on how to make perfect coffee.  I have my hands full with a Perfect Martini.  But I wanted to elaborate on something about which I’ve been preaching.  And that is properly chilling the martini …

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Bar Review: Stubrick’s Steakhouse and Bar, Fullerton, CA

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Stubrick’s is know locally for their steaks and deservedly so.  They are very good, as is everything else I’ve tried.  The service is fine and the servers are friendly.  There is live music on the weekends and pool tables upstairs.   …

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Thoughts on Stemware, Part Three

Its been a while since I shared some thoughts on stemware, so here are a few Friday Musings…. Crooked stems?  Split?  Or big sweeping curving stems?  Is there some reason for a crooked/curved/split stem that I’m just not seeing?  Or …

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More Pages to Enjoy

Have you checked out our pages yet?  They’re right up top on the green menu line. Want a chuckle?  There’s a few Martini and general libation Quotes to lighten your day in the page “Martini Quotes”. Want to find a …

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May 20: 30 Days to National Martini Day

The countdown continues unabated, only 30 days until National Martini Day.   Time to start planning your festivities. Check out our associated twitter feed for fun martini and ‘good life’ related posts: @Shk_Nt_Strrd

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Architizer 2015 A+ Award to Bombay Sapphire

Architecture website Architizer recently announced the winners of its 3rd annual A+ Awards.  These awards highlight the best new building designs from around the world. The “Factory Warehouse” award this year goes to Bombay Sapphire Distillery in Hampshire, United Kingdom. …

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Bar Review: Mastro’s Steakhouse, Costa Mesa

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I did a review of Mastro’s in Thousand Oaks a few months ago and recently had the pleasure of visiting their Costa Mesa facility.  One would hope that the martini in Costa Mesa would be as fine as that in …

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May 14: 30 Days to National Gin Day

The countdown continues unabated, only 30 days until National Gin Day.   Time to start planning your festivities. Check out our associated twitter feed for fun martini related posts: @Shk_Nt_Strrd

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May 13: Happy World Cocktail Day

Toady is World Cocktail Day! Why today?  Accepted lore?   Almost: the date coincides with the earliest use of the term “cocktail” in the May 13, 1806 edition of the The Balance and Columbian Repository.  Therein the article defined a cocktail …

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