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posted a Quick Tip about Vodka. January 23, 2013
posted in WHAT CAN I SAY?
Vodka
When it comes to alcohol, vodka is my drug of choice.  When it comes to brands, I swear by Svedka and Stolichnaya (mostly the latter).      Vodka has been a very warm welcome to my life ever since I was old enough to drink alcohol.  This stuff has helped me cope with some bad stress from college and other bullshit in life, though I'm smart enough to not abuse it …
posted a Quick Tip about Hot Chocolate. November 20, 2012
posted in WHAT CAN I SAY?
I don't think there's anything that can beat out hot chocolate as the perfect fall and wintertime beverage that isn't alcoholic.  Personally, I prefer my hot chocolate with cayenne pepper sprinkled in it, as I think the heat enhances the sweetness of the chocolate.
reviewed Spec's. March 05, 2012
Spec's
My fair home state of Louisiana has a ton of things to love about it.  From the people to the food to the parties, there isn't much I'd change about my home state.  One thing I do wish we had in the Pelican State, though, are a few Spec's Superstores.  Why?  Because I have yet to walk into a liquor store anywhere in Louisiana (or any other state for that matter) …
unlocked the Scotch Whisky Expert badge. November 09, 2011

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reviewed Campbeltown Scottish Whisky. November 09, 2011
Campbeltown Scottish Whisky
I am not as familiar with the Campbeltown Whisky's as I am other regions. Campbeltown only has three distilleries left in the region and they are not as well known to me as the Speyside and Highland whiskys. Springbank is slightly sweet but there is still a little smokiness to its flavor. It is lighter in color than other scotches. I have only sampled it once so I can not give a complete review …
reviewed Highland Scottish Whisky. November 09, 2011
Highland Scottish Whisky
Aberlour is probably  my favorite single malt scotch, but its followed very closely by Oban.  Actually depending on my mood this could change and Oban might be my favorite for the evening.  Oban is a Highland Whisky.   There is a little smokiness to the Oban but its not like the strong peaty whiskey from Islay.   It has a beautiful gold color with a rich full nose that is …
reviewed Speyside Scottish Whisky. November 09, 2011
Speyside Scottish Whisky
i love Aberlour. We have a local scotch bar here where I live in Baltimore. There are over a hundred bottles of scotch to chose from and I usually chose Aberlour. It had a wonderful golden color. The nose is has a dry fruity aroma. You will also notice a little vanilla in the nose, at least I do. The scotch has a warm gentle feeling. It does not burn or hit your throat hard. It goes down very smooth …
reviewed Lowland Scottish Whisky. November 09, 2011
Lowland Scottich Whisky
Auchentoshan scotch from the Lowlands is not a heavy peaty scotch.  So if your into the Islay peaty types this one will not please you.   This is a single malt scotch that is triple distilled and has a honey color.   You will notice a toffee like scent with a little almond also.   So you know this will not be peaty.  No iodine smell here.  There is a distinct citrus …
reviewed Islay Scotch Whisky. November 09, 2011
Islay Scottish Whisky
I love scotch.  So even if its not my favorite that does not mean I do not like it.  Laphroaig from the Islay region of Scotland is not one of my favorites, but it is still one that I will gladly accept if offfered to me.  Its one of the peaty scotches.  My partner Mark loves peat.  The smokier the better for him.  He says if it smells like band aid its a great scotch. …
posted a Quick Tip about Hot Chocolate. June 05, 2011
posted in Gourmand
It's chocolate, and it's hot! What more do you need to know? It's great after a hard outdoor winter activity, but I find in a lot of cases you need to ignore the serving size and just really dump in the hot chocolate mix in order to get the real chocolate taste. Otherwise it doesn't taste like chocolate, but like hot water that happens to be flavored like chocolate.
reviewed Rum and Coke. June 04, 2011
posted in Gourmand
Rum and Coke
A couple of years ago, I made a New Year's resolution to phase pop out of my diet, and I've held to it for the most part, with the exceptions of some social gatherings.      I do make a little bit of clout for myself, though. I've mentioned in the past that I do drink Red Bull without considering it a form of pop, which is admittedly a real stretch. I also save clout …
posted a Quick Tip about Long Island Iced Tea. May 17, 2011
posted in Green Living
Long Island Iced Tea
Iced tea and booze! One of the truly pleasurable combinations in life! But BE CAREFUL with these suckers - they're so delicious and go down so smoothly and easily and have so much alcohol that you could get blind drunk off one too many before you even realize it's happening.
reviewed Simmzy's. March 28, 2011
posted in MBlocal
Simmzy's
Love simmzy's!   It must be the loudest place in town, what fun!  I can yell anything at all at passer's by and they never know who yelled it.  Can't wait for the balconys over the sidewalk at the new place where Beache's used to be.  One word: Beer Bottle Bombs on the sidewalk (or lugies, LOL!)
posted a Quick Tip about Simmzy's. January 15, 2011
posted in MBlocal
Simmzy's
Manhattan's first gastro pub with tons of boutique beers and high-end bar food. Food looks amazing but is only a bit better than average. Always packed and always showing the latest sports game on one of their 6+ flatscreens.
posted a Quick Tip about Simmzy's. December 29, 2010
posted in MBlocal
Simmzy's
For breakfast get the breakfast burrito, but make sure to get the au jus with it. Sometimes they don't serve it with the burrito so you have to ask. without the au jus, the burrito is average... with it... one of the best food items in Manhattan Beach. I use 2 servings of au jus per burrito. Racer 5 pairs well with it. See my full review for more tips.
posted a Quick Tip about Simmzy's. December 29, 2010
posted in MBlocal
Simmzy's
For breakfast get the breakfast burrito, but make sure to get the au jus with it. Sometimes they don't serve it with the burrito so you have to ask. without the au jus, the burrito is average... with it... one of the best food items in Manhattan Beach. I use 2 servings of au jus per burrito. Racer 5 pairs well with it. See my full review for more tips.
reviewed Middle Sister Mischief Maker - Cabern.... December 22, 2010
posted in Gourmand
Middle Sister Mischief Maker - Cabernet Sauvignon
Middle Sister   There's a bit of middle sister in all of us.      Since we had so much fun tasting Forever Cool Merlot by Middle Sister Winery, my husband and I decided to try another of their red wines. This one was also purchased at our local Target, again for a ridiculously inexpensive price (on sale for $8.99). I was drawn to this wine for similar reasons …
reviewed Middle Sister Forever Cool - Merlot. November 18, 2010
posted in Gourmand
Middle Sister Forever Cool - Merlot
Middle Sister   There's a bit of middle sister in all of us.      Lately my husband and I have been drinking red wines with our evening meals; we had built quite the collection over the months. This particular wine was purchased at our local Target. It was inexpensive, under $10 at the time. There were actually a few factors that drew me to it other than the …
posted a Quick Tip about Bloody Mary. November 11, 2010
Bloody Mary Drink
A very popular drink in my part of Louisiana. Personally, I say skip the Bloody Marys and hand me some rum instead.
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