June 28, 2016

G&T Evolution at Seattle’s Naka

Hello G&T lovers! It seems this summer stalwart is having yet another moment in the sun, as every bar and their bar’s mom are talking about how they have the finest types of gin mixed with the finest types of tonics and more variations than you could count. However! One of the actually finest G&T programs is at Seattle’s fresh Naka (the bar, not the restaurant, which is also fresh, and really, they’re connected, so who’s pulling hairs? Not me), where I recently went, had their newest G&T, talked to energetic and awesome bar star Nic Virrey, and then wrote about it in a Seattle magazine article you should read right now. Thank me later!

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June 7, 2016

Sour-ing With the What’s New Pussycat? at Heartwood Provisions

Seattle’s new-ish Heartwood Provisions is an amazing spot, with a singular bar program, part of which is pairing each food item with a specially-designed cocktail, and a swell person running the whole beverage show, Amanda Reed. I recently wrote about the space, her, and one of my favorite drinks on the menu, the What’s New Pussycat, in an article for Seattle magazine. Don’t miss it, yo!

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May 17, 2016

Getting International at Artusi with The Carreras Cocktail

Seattle’s swell Italian spot Artusi is always worth a stop (especially if you’re missing Italy like I am), and recently I stopped in to chat with amiable bar manager Connor O’Brien and to taste up the Carreras Cocktail, which has a lovely taste and globe-trotting pedigree. And then I got to write about it for Seattle magazine. I’m lucky indeed – but you can read it and feel lucky, too.

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May 10, 2016

Lionhead, Baijiu, and the Jade Pagoda Cocktail

drink at LionheadI recently had a fun time learning about and drinking up Chinese spirit (and most consumed spirit in the world) Baijiu, at swell Seattle bar Lionhead – and got to write about it for Seattle magazine! I had it solo from a number of brands, and in a refreshingly layered drink called the Jade Pagoda, all courtesy of friendly bar manager Veronika Groth. Expand your baijiu knowledge by checking out the article.

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May 3, 2016

Seattle Magazine Cocktail Catch Up

Hello young (and not-as-young) drinkers! I’ve had some fun writing about all kinds of drink-y things lately at Seattle magazine. What’s that you say? You’ve missed said pieces? Well, friend, step right up and catch up on all those things you’ve missed:

•    3 First Impressions of Bar Noroeste Taqueria
•    Celebrate National Poetry Month with Poems and Local Spirits
•    3 Impressions of the Beardslee Public House
•    Scratch GINiology in Edmonds and More Spirited News
•    Three New Irish Whiskies
•    3 First Impressions of Heartwood Provisions
•    Local Distillery Gifted at the Oscars
•    Three First Impressions of the Bar at Eden Hill

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March 22, 2016

Westward, and The Tale of Two Sherries

In case it slipped by you like a ship in the night (for shame, for shame), my most recent Seattle magazine Bar Method article is about local bar Westward, bar manager Andy McClellan, and a cocktail of his, The Tale of Two Sherries – which uses two different kinds of sherry! It’s truly a fine mix, and one you should probably read about, right? So, check it out.

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March 15, 2016

Seattle Magazine Cocktail Catch Up

Greenhorn WhiskeySpring has nearly sprung, or maybe is in mid-spring, though that could be mid-sprung-ing? Either or, things are budding, including my most recent blog posts for the swank Seattle magazine, which you probably already know, having read them all, right? RIGHT? Well, if not, there’s no need for shouting (that was just me kidding around). Read them now, before the web explodes**.

•    New Greenhorn Whiskey and Other Local Distillery News
•    Top Five Drinks for Celebrating a Birthday
•    Valentine’s Day Drink Picks from Seattle Bartenders
•    Support Your Local Female Bartenders at Speed Rack

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**This is not happening, and I don’t want to be the start of any “the web’s exploding” rumors for gosh sakes.

February 23, 2016

Drink A Delicious Red October at Seattle’s Liberty

I do a monthly column (along with various other things) for Seattle magazine (sure, you can be jealous), and until recently it was called Bar Hop, and had me chatting about a single new bar in the wondrous city I live within. But now it’s changed up a little, still a single bar, but with the focus lighting a little more on a single cocktail within said bar – and it’s not just new bars anymore, either, and is called (for now, at least) the Bar Method. And for the first one, I visited one of my favorite Emerald City bars of all, Liberty, which is about to celebrate its 10th anniversary! Amiable bartender Laura Bishop was my shaker, and made me a delicious wine cocktail called the Red October. But heck, don’t let me ramble, go read the article now.

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