Articles posted in ‘Drinks’

James Beard Luncheon Aboard Queen Mary 2

Saturday, August 1, 2009

My mom and I were the last to arrive to the James Beard Luncheon, unintentionally. Between traffic and the construction redirecting the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel entrance, we were nervous that we’d miss out on so much. When we arrived, we were lucky enough to snatch a few hors d’ oeuvres, like this beautiful shrimp cocktail, […]


Monday, July 27, 2009

We went to
Scarpetta 355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014 for Lon’s birthday. It’s just blocks from our apartment so that we could roll our stuffed selves home. The simple earth tones, high ceilings, and sky light make a comfortable atmosphere. However, the mirrors looked like they had seatbelts on. […]

Honey Dew Apple Smash

Sunday, July 26, 2009

When I was neighbors with Carol Gelles, the award winning cookbook author, she gave me a juicer. She had several of them from all the testing she did for her book, 101 Ways to Juice It. Of course, I was also given a copy of her book, so I’ve decided to add cookbooks to Weekend […]

Pomegranate Margarita

Thursday, July 23, 2009

We picked up a little bottle of La Pinta Pomegranate Infused Tequila, when we were in Mexico. Naturally, anyone would make a Pomegranate Margarita out of that.

It’s easier to make drinks at home than you think and a few helpful tools can make it even easier. First, a cocktail shaker. It’s basically a cup […]

Pierre Loti Wine Bar

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Pierre Loti Wine Bar 53 Irving Place, New York, NY 10079 gave me mixed signals. When I asked for wine recommendations, our waiter didn’t seem to want to make suggestions. On the flip side, my friend, Sheryl, dropped and broke her phone and our waiter came over with a flashlight to help […]

Fetzer Gewurztraminer Valley Oaks 2007

Friday, July 10, 2009

Last night, we opened a 2007 bottle of Gewurztraminer from Fetzer Vineyards. It gives an interesting fizzle on the tongue (although not carbonated) and is quite strong for a white. It’s full of frutiness, especially peach, and quite sweet. It was too over-powering for chicken an seemed like it would be better for sipping on […]


Thursday, July 2, 2009

While I was waiting for the rest of my party to arrive, I sat in the bar area in the front of
Convivio 45 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 10017 and decided I don’t like red colored restaurants. The similar feel this had to Strip House and Giorgio’s of Gramercy (both […]

2005 Charles Baur Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Pfersigberg

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

We went to Blue HIll at Stone Barns Sunday night (full post coming soon) and we shared a bottle of 2005 Charles Baur Gewurztraminer. I fell in love with it! It’s a sweet wine, almost sweet enough to have as a dessert wine, but still perfect during a meal. It’s still refreshing and just […]

Strawberry Ginger Juice

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Lon and I haven’t been feeling great. Poor Lon has the flu and I have a mean cold. We started the week off with lots of gingerale but it’s a silly tradition for illness because there’s no ginger in it. The carbonation may help but we were still missing out on all the wonderful health […]


Friday, June 12, 2009

Angie and I met at Zampa 306 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10014 early (6:30pm) to make sure we could secure a seat since they don’t give reservations for parties of two. We decided to sit at the bar, a cleverly designed one that zig-zagged across the length of the space. It gives […]