Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Art Of The Cocktail Part Six: The Manhattan

New York City is the Mesopotamia of cocktail culture in that many of the great manuals have been penned here, and the lions of the bartending industry have strode through the smoke-filled venues of the city for well over a … Continue reading

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Lafayette Louisiana Boudin Cook-Off October 20th 2012 Results

If ever there was the perfect moment to drive from Austin to Lafayette, Louisiana it would have been this past weekend for the big boudin cook-off. Twenty practitioners of the prairie art of boudin making met on Louisiana’s western lands … Continue reading

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The Art Of The Cocktail Part Five: Hot Buttered Rum

Demon rum. The original spirit consumed widely across North America and the Western Hemisphere. While today, bourbon is considered the quintessential liquor of the United States, it wasn’t in the too far distant past that rum held that honor. There … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Tombstone Texas Bar And Grill In Liberty Hill

One of the nicer new bars I’ve seen open in Central Texas in the past 15 years. Tombstone Texas Bar and Grill is gorgeous. While I have no doubt that it will be embraced by the good people of Liberty … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Julian Fernandez of Los Texas Wranglers

Expert practitioners of conjunto, the raucous, accordion-driven music that came into being in the Texas of the 1800s, Los Texas Wranglers provided a driving backbeat to the Joe’s Bakery 50th Anniversary party held at Fiesta Gardens in East Austin last … Continue reading

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