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He Said, She Said – Boston Food Bloggers Dinner at Wagamama

GLENN – Wagamama has been named “London’s most popular restaurant” multiple times by the Zagat Survey. Founded in 1992 utilizing the model of a Japanese ramen shop, the chain of restaurants was an immediate hit in London town. Several years ago, when the corporation decided to expand across the pond to Boston, there was a lot […]

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Tyku?

Glow in the dark.  That’s all I needed to hear; I was sold on buying a bottle of Ty ku; after all, Halloween was on the rise.  A friend who works at Dartmouth told me about it because an alumnus created it (incidentally while he was a grad student at Columbia). [Halloween? Why are you writing […]

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The Burger Chronicles – The Flat Patty at The Gallows

I’m certain there’s a certain sentiment among those who don’t live in the South End but come to The Gallows of wishing that the restaurant were their neighborhood joint; The Gallows generates a certain neighborhood envy. Even though I don’t live in the South End, The Gallows has become a destination for me, not only because of […]

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Vermouth Cont’d – The Quality Quandary

When i began mixing cocktails at home, I was in a quandary. One of the principal tenets of my culinary training had been an emphasis on quality ingredients – to make a superb dish, begin with the best raw materials. In other words, no silk purses from second-rate pig ears. I was using good, if […]

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Hanging Out at The Gallows – He Said, She Said

Glenn – The subject line of Katrin’s email was “Next new place”. Opening it up, the text was brief “The Gallows another gastropub in South End”. I had recently received a Zagat email about the place and knew that the people who did The Biltmore, the original gastropub in the Western Suburbs, were behind the project. […]

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Vermouth – History of

First installment in an occasional series. Vermouth intrigues me – it’s at the intersection where wine and spirits meet, yielding iconic cocktails. Perhaps it’s my culinary backgound which leads me to find the aromas and flavors so unusual and captivating or my archaeological bent is engaged by the ancient practice of flavoring wine. As the craft […]

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On the Cynar Trail – and a Tip of the Hat to Eleni

As Eleni mentioned in our post about The Sunday Night Cocktail Class, Adam introduced us to Cynar as a mixing spirit when he made The Dunaway. I was intrigued by the spirit – a bitter, cola-like  liqueur – similar to Campari but not as bitter nor pretty. After the class,  Eleni scanned the internet for […]

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Campari Calling: Americano

Winston-Salem: Milano-Torino. Thankfully this isn’t the SAT or the GRE. But if you visit Campari’s site (which incidentally is repeated word for word on Wikipedia‘s entry) you will discover the Americano was first called the “Milano-Torino” for Campari which hails from Milan and Cinzano, the vermouth, endemic to Turin. The drink is straightforward: equal parts […]

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Sunday Night Cocktail Class with Adam Lantheaume of The Boston Shaker

We Wineaux are an adventurous bunch – with our ears to the ground, always on the look out for the new and worthwhile, ready to go with a trend if we find it appealing.  A phenomenon of the Ought Decade, cocktail culture has grown in prominence. Every restaurant and bar now offer a signature – […]

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Campari Calling: The Jungle Bird

Last night I tried the “Jungle Bird” which I discovered on the Ladies United for the Preservation of the Endangered Cocktail (LUPEC) Boston blog. I am biased because the only organization that intrigues me more is the League of Chianti.

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