Zephyr squash, sunflower, aleppo, mint. $14
Rolf and Daughters, Nashville TN
This was tasty, but I wish I could have at least seen the stracciatella without all the stuff on top covering it up. It was weird to have the main ingredient away from view.
Peat Rose cocktail. Rittenhouse rye, apple, lemon, grenadine, Laphroaig. $11
Parmesan, calabrian chile, butter, lemon. $14
Hog & Hominy, Memphis
Even though these oysters weren’t raw and fresh (my favorite way to have oysters), this preparation was really flavorful. I loved the texture of the wood fired oysters and its toppings. The calabrian chile was a great addition.
Cross-Town Fade cocktail – Belle Meade bourbon, fernet branca, HH tonic, lemon, ananda ipa. $12
Crushed orange and cherry served with “Peabody Select” Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, soda. $15
Lobby Bar at The Peabody, Memphis TN
I came to The Peabody to see the march of The Peabody ducks, hehe! I know it’s super cheesy, but I love this kind of stuff. I must say that it was kind of a cool experience. The build up was much cooler than the march itself, but it was nice to relax at The Lobby bar while waiting.
Knob Creek bourbon Manhattan. $9
Old Overholt rye, Bonal, orange liquer, orange bitters, Angostura bitters, orange peel. $10
The Box Social, Portland OR
I liked this place. They know how to make a decent cocktail and everyone was really friendly. These cocktails were also pretty tasty. Yay!
Marinated with Mediterranean herbs and spices, kale, Rancho Gordo cassoulet beans, basil-mint chimichurri sauce. $22
Tarla Mediterranean Grill, Napa CA
Mmm, this lamb was really good! It was tender and juicy and so flavorful. I think a bit of tzatziki on the plate would have knocked it out of the park. I thought the kale and beans were tasty too.
Bulleit Sidecar: Bulleit bourbon, cointreau, fresh lemon juice. $10
Tarla’s Manhattan: Buffalo Trace bourbon, carpano antica, angostura bitters, candied cherry. $10
Gold Rush: Four Rose’s bourbon, honey syrup, lemon. $10
Perry’s, San Francisco CA
This place is an interesting mix of locals and tourists. The bartenders are all pretty nice and professional which is what really counts! I’m really liking the combination of bourbon and lemon lately.
Gloria Ferrer Brut sparkling wine. $10
Wow, this was really tasty! I loved the texture of the snapper and the subtle sauce with grated daikon were perfect components to compliment the delicate flavor of the fish. The presentation was also very clean and pretty. Pre fixe dinner
Barracuda Sushi, San Francisco CA
Manhattan on the rocks.