Monthly Archives: October 2015

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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Random Martini Quote of the Day

“… all my life I’ve been terrible at remembering people’s names. I once introduced a friend of mine as Martini. Her name was actually Olive.” Tallulah Bankhead   For more fun Martini quotes check out the appropriately titled “Martini Quotes” …

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Random Martini Quote of the Day

“A perfect martini should be made by filling a glass with gin then waving it in the general direction of Italy.” Noël Coward   For more fun Martini quotes check out the appropriately titled “Martini Quotes” page, or click the …

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Friday Funny

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I was watching my son act like James Bond in the garden earlier today. He wasn’t going round pretending to shoot people, he was sipping martinis and chatting up all the ladies that walked by. I’m so proud of him. …

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Martini Making Pet Peeves

Do you have a pet peeve regarding Martini Making?  I do, several. Having now carefully observed many bartenders making my Martinis and, on occasion, taking notes I have come up with a few pet peeves on bartender’s Martini making processes.  …

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More Martini Quotes Added!

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I’ve added several new entertaining quotes to my Martini Quotes page!  If you haven’t stopped by recently you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how the collection has grown.  In fact I firmly believe that I have assembled one of the best …

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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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Random Martini Quote for the Day

“Twas a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it.” W.C. Fields   For more fun Martini quotes check out the appropriately titled “Martini Quotes” page, or click the link: Martini …

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The Perfect Martini: Shaken or Stirred?

Shaken or Stirred?    Which is “Perfect”? One of the eternal Martini questions!  Right up there with Dickens …. Olive or Twist? I have written extensively in the past about Shaken vs. Stirred Martinis and thought a reminder might be appropriate …

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