My friend William (Portland food cart star) sent me this GIF he made of dancing bitters. I love GIFs, I love Fee Brothers bitters, I love William. If you find yourself in Portland, stop by and see William and get yourself a yummy bitters and soda. And most importantly, get yourself some Cheese & Crack. You [...]
May I vent? Portland is wonderful. I love it in so many ways. I plan to spend a lot of time here, maybe even the rest of my life. But Oh Lord! The plaid! Somebody make the plaid stop. I’m begging. OK, I’m done. Yep. Done. You won’t hear another peep from me about the [...]
I’ve started working as a weekend nights waiter at a local restaurant. It was an unexpected, out-of-the-blue opportunity. In the spirit of adventure, I took the job. It’s turned out to be a good choice. One of the things I love most is watching people dine late into the evening. Again and again, they draw [...]
Look at those cherries. Aren’t they lovely? AM I THE ONLY ONE IN LOVE WITH THESE CHERRIES!? I picked them up the other night at the grocery store. They happen to be flavorless and overripe. But don’t they LOOK delicious? Damn my impulse non-seasonal produce purchases! I’m writing this post mostly to say that things [...]
I love so many different drinks. When friends come over, I sometimes subject them to “OMG THIS” or “PARTY IN YOUR MOUTH THAT.” They humor me handsomely: “That’s really good, Nick. Tastes lovely.” Most often, though, I’ve found that the simplest drinks made fresh and well please them the most. I’ve made this punch a [...]
For the past year or so, I’ve been a member of the Salt Lake Men’s Choir. This means that I’ve been fortunate enough to be a singer on the choir’s soon-to-be-released CD, ‘Sing We Now of Christmas.” One of the songs on the album is called “Wassail.” So naturally, I’ve been thinking about it since [...]
Seems as though summer is finally here. There’s no better time for a cocktail than a warm Saturday afternoon.