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 […]

This is smashing …

Posted by    |    July 30th, 2014 at 4:14 pm

THE TRUCK YARD GOES LOCO FOR COCO(NUTS) Get to the Truck Yard this weekend for cocktails served in coconuts. It’s gonna be wild. What:       This weekend, cancel all your plans. Better yet, make plans to spend your weekend at the Truck Yard. Because all the cool kids will be drinking cocktails from coconuts, and you clearly […]

Laphroaig 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whiskey

Posted by    |    July 28th, 2014 at 12:12 pm

Do you know what a good day is? Getting home to find a bottle of Laphroaig 10-Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whiskey waiting for you. (Talk about a good way to unwind from a rough day.) Having had (and greatly enjoyed) Ardbeg Whisky (Scotch) before, I had a guess what Laphroaig was going to taste […]

Do It #ForKidd

Posted by    |    July 25th, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Check out this awesome campaign from Kidd Nation: On the anniversary of Kidd Kraddick’s untimely passing, we all feel that it is important to honor Kidd and his strong belief in the power of “Paying It Forward.” So, this weekend (July 25-27), we want you to: “DO IT FOR KIDD.” What does this mean? The memory of Kidd […]