Archive for August, 2014

Not (S)Mash’d

Posted by    |    August 28th, 2014 at 5:05 pm

“Have you heard about that moonshine place?” “Look, Sandy Glopperson checked in on Facebook and is drinking Burt Reynolds’s juice from a jug!” One of these two sentences describes how social media first introduced me to the fact that there was a restaurant less than five miles from my house serving a bunch of variations […]

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Eat Creative: An Evening at Roy’s Restaurant in Plano

Posted by    |    August 26th, 2014 at 11:45 pm

 “So why Plano?” someone asked, almost incredulously, about this restaurant that has been in place for more than a decade. On one hand, I get the attitude about Plano. (And truth be told, I still fight it myself sometimes.) On the other hand, it was a good reminder of the prevailing idea that these darn suburbs […]

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Holy Hefe-Weizen – Chamberlain’s Bavarian Brau Haus

Posted by    |    August 15th, 2014 at 9:39 pm

With less than two months to Addison Oktoberfest and our fearless (and never drinkless) leader Susie out of town, I was treated to a preview of Chamberlain’s Brau Haus.  A little background first… Addison’s Oktoberfest has been one of the city’s most popular events since it kicked off in 1987.  With a tenure of nearly 3 decades, […]

An Unforgettable Experience: Asador’s Harvest Dinner with Cocktail Pairings

Posted by    |    August 15th, 2014 at 11:05 am

Last Friday I was lucky enough to have a seat at Asador’s 3rd Harvest Dinner. If you take anything away from this review, understand that you MUST dine here. I was quite honestly blown away with every dish and every cocktail. I was also impressed how friendly and obviously talented the executive chef and mixologist were. Asador did […]

The many varieties of whiskey …

Posted by    |    August 13th, 2014 at 11:08 am

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Kanaracuni Cocktail Club – The Perilous Botanical Quest

Posted by    |    August 11th, 2014 at 12:37 am

Hendrick’s Gin recently embarked upon a real journey to find a botanical element that they could add to their traditional Hendrick’s Gin that would bring out its flavors and take the tried and true spirit to a new level. Lesley Gracie (Master Distiller), David Piper (Global Brand Ambassador), Charles Brewer-Carias (an old school explorer), Francisco […]


Posted by    |    August 5th, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Another SDD Blue Chair Bay giveaway! (LUCKY!) This time we’re giving away a bottle of Blue Chair Bay’s latest flavor, Banana Rum! Enter to win ye a bottle o’ rum, me matey, and check out some recipes Laura whipped up using the delicious banana rum (and only a few banana-related puns and catchphrases). My take […]