Moving On!

I wanted to send out a big heartfelt thank you to all of you who graciously contributed to my Indiegogo Campaign.  As you should have already received your refunds back, I am sure you are aware that the campaign failed to meet its goal. The good news is that we…

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San Diego Food Bloggers Bake Sale

Come see me at the San Diego Food Bloggers Bake Sale I will be selling bourbon cakes.  Warning these cakes are made with boubon, lots of bourbon.  Would you expect anything less?  You really don’t want to miss these. Another Round? Autumn at Kous Kous Re-Visited Hey, that smells kinda like Vietnamese food Wolves…

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Autumn at Kous Kous Re-Visited

I decided to update this little piece I did on Kous Kous because enough good things cannot be said about this restaurant, and because I just submitted the cocktail detailed here into a contest.  As a promotional contest Art of the Cocktail asked for a new Aperol cocktail and I just so happened to have one. …

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Freebie Alert! Classic Bar Books!

Stop by Golden Age Bartending’s library for some classic reference material.  It my depend on your browser, but I just downloaded fifteen of the worlds most classic bartending and booze books for free.  Also, you may want to hurry I don’t know how long this will last.  Additionally, I am excited it…

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FREEBIE ALERT at BARSMARTS

I don’t want to seem like a spam head, but I think this is pretty cool.  BarSmarts is an online bartender education and certification program that for a limited time is FREE!  I signed up and am impressed that guys like David Wondrich, Dale DeGroff and several other notables along with the…

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Autumn at Kous Kous

One of my favorite San Diego restaurants  is Kous Kous Moroccan Bistro in Hillcrest.  I started going there years ago on the suggestion of Ish from A Fine Kettle of Ish and loved the food and the atmosphere.  The owner, Moumen, came out of the kitchen and greeted us.  Months later we came back and he remembered us. …

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So Vodka… Here’s The Thing…

The trend over the last few years in the cocktail elite is to abhor vodka and revile the artificially flavored kool-aid type vodkas.  I understand this position…mostly.  Unfortunately for the cocktail gods, people buy a lot of vodka, drink a lot of vodka, and support a huge vodka industry.   Look at…

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Is cheap booze bad booze?

In an age of overpriced vodkas and huge strides in marketing, prices seem distorted and inflated.  Maybe things have always been this way.  I by no means claim to be an expert, but I wonder how much of the price we pay for “premium” liquor is just in the name…

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