Visiting the speakeasies of New York:  Please Don’t Tell (PDT)
Drink / Mixology / New York / Spirits / Travel

Visiting the speakeasies of New York: Please Don’t Tell (PDT)

At first blush, Please Don’t Tell (or “PDT” as it is often called) takes the nouveau speakeasy concept of Milk & Honey — nondescript entrance leading to bar with limited seating manned by a mixologist — up a notch or two.  Despite those similarities, a visit to the two venues feels completely different:  where Milk … Continue reading

Drink / Spirits

I’ll take a green one, and a blue one, and a gold one . . . (Johnnie Walker tasting event)

“I love scotch.  Scotchy scotch scotch.  Here it goes down — down into my belly.  Mmmm mmm mmm.”  – Ron Burgundy “Champagne’s funny stuff. I’m used to whiskey. Whiskey is a slap on the back, and champagne’s heavy mist before my eyes.”  – Macaulay Connor Scotch tasting events have been popping up with increasing frequency.  One day it’s The Glenlivet, the next day Glenfiddich, then an … Continue reading

Beer / Drink

Eine, zwei, g’suffa! (Oktoberfest care of Costco)

The beginning of autumn is a bittersweet time of the year.  On one hand, days are getting shorter than nights, dropping air and water temperatures make for less-than-ideal beach conditions,  and the family’s free-time and flexibility gives way to more structure and routine.  On the other hand, the football season is in full swing, performing … Continue reading

Beer / Drink / Humor / Music News & Info: Classical

Symphony in Beer

You know, some things just don’t get old, especially when it involves the combination of two of my favorite things:  orchestras and beer. Here’s a real 2007 Australian commercial for Victoria Bitter beer starring the Melbourne Symphony and Orchestra Victoria (playing as the “Victoria Bitter Orchestra”) in a performance of “The VB Stubby Symphony.”  Also … Continue reading