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7 April, 2015

Mac & Cheese Night #8 at Fat Angel

Mac & Cheese Night #8 at Fat Angel
Comments : 3 Posted in : Dining in San Francisco - CA, Restaurants, Wine on by : becca
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Fat Angel’s menu is focused on nibbles to go with their exceptionally long list of beers, wines, and meads, including after-dinner selections for all of their beverage categories. As usually happens, that leads to meat and cheese boards, nuts and olives, and in their case, a selection of fancy butter schmears served with Firebrand breads.
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13 November, 2014

Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whiskey

Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whiskey
Posted in : Whiskey / Whisky on by : becca
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Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whiskey Dufftown, Scotland 40% ABV I picked up this triple malt Scotch whiskey from Trader Joe’s. The company’s been around since 1887, and this spirit takes its name from a medical condition that men used to acquire from working the malt press. I imagine it wasn’t fun to deal with, but
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13 May, 2011

Effen Vodka

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Effen Vodka 80 Proof Wheat Vodka from Holland Who can resist a name like that? Not me! I’m tasting this vodka chilled because I can’t contemplate drinking warm vodka by itself, even though warm beverages have better flavor profiles (see how much I’ve learned in the 5 years I’ve been doing this blog?). So my
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20 December, 2010

Hot Date @ Jujube

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Chapel Hill - NC, Bourbon on by : becca
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Hot Date Jujube Chapel Hill $9 Alas, no picture for this cocktail review, but don’t let the lack of visual stimulation stop you from trying it out. The Hot Date is made of jujube preserves, bourbon, cayenne, and lemon. And it is one hot date, as far as that cayenne’s concerned! The flavors of this
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15 September, 2010

Marqués de Cáceres Crianza 2006 Cosecha

Posted in : Garnacha / Grenache, Red Wine, Tempranillo on by : becca
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Marqués de Cáceres Crianza 2006 Cosecha Rioja, Spain Everything I like about Spanish wine is in this glass—spicy, leathery, fruit that is ripe to bursting, cayenne, maybe even a mild curry. The first notes, though, were of chocolate and raspberry.  The chocolate’s mostly from the nose, but it helps mellow the wine, almost giving it
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