Tomorrow afternoon starts a wondrous week of wine in the Northwest – Willamette, Walla Walla, Columbia Valley and up to Okanagan and I can’t wait….great wine, but mainly – cooler temperatures…
Though we are teased nightly by our local weathermen with promises that a cooling off is around the corner, we wait…So here are a few ideas to cool you off this long holiday weekend. Whether you are indoors or out, by a pool, lake or patio, these tasty cocktails are sure to please.
The Manhattan 101
1 3/4 ounces Wild Turkey Bourbon
1/3 ounce dry vermouth
1/3 ounce sweet vermouth
1 thin slice fresh ginger
3 mint leaves
1/2 tsp powdered sugar
Dash aromatic bitters
Muddle ginger, mint, powdered sugar and bitters in a cocktail shaker. Add Wild Turkey Bourbon, vermouth and ice. Shake and strain into a chilled glass.
2 parts Knob Creek ® Bourbon
Ginger ale, to taste
Splash of triple sec
Muddled orange slice
Combine Knob Creek, ginger ale and triple sec. Serve over ice in a cocktail glass. Garnish with a slice of orange
½ part Knob Creek Bourbon
½ part DeKuyper® Pucker® Sour Apple Schnapps
½ part cranberry juice
Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and pour into a shot glass.
Several Dallas restaurateurs have called my attention to an ongoing scam. Here’s the deal according to a local restaurateur whose name I promised I wouldn’t reveal. He writes:
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I first became aware of this a couple of weeks ago when I was in New Orleans and noticed a few signs posted in more than one restaurant side station. The way it works the restaurant receives a call from a person using an IP Relay. They attempt to place a huge catering order and offer to give a credit card number and state that a “delivery service” will pick up the order on the selected date, usually about two weeks out from the call. According to a restaurant manager in New Orleans I spoke with, they instruct the restaurant to authorize $500 more then the bill which you then give to the “delivery service.” I guess they would then dispute the charges or something to that effect, nobody I spoke with fell for it so I can’t be sure how they retract the charges. It’s pretty obvious it’s a scam but I guess their looking for that one sucker. I first said no to the requested date to see if that would turn away, they replied “oops wrong date” and attempted another date. Again I refused, they asked “why.” I hung up. Oh yeah, the catering order was for chicken salad for 200, it was his Mother’s birthday.
We asked you to pay attention to servers who went above and beyond the call of duty to make your KRLD Restaurant Week memorable. Last week, Amber Zuniga and Johan Mand of Charlie Palmer shared the honor as Best Servers of KRLD Restaurant Week Number One.
The winner for week number two is Brandon Smoot from Dish. (Last week Dish server Ira Steck was a runner-up.) Obviously Dish is providing great service during the hectic time of Restaurant Week. Way to go Brandon! Your public has spoken.
Below you will find other servers who captured your attention during the second KRLD Restaurant Week. Thanks to all who took the time to nominate your server. And thanks to the many servers who work hard to represent the Dallas restaurant business. We appreciate you both. Go. Eat. Nominate. (firstname.lastname@example.org) Continue reading "Best Server of KRLD Restaurant Week Number Two: Brandon Smoot, Come on Down!"5 Comments »
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UPDATE: Lonesome Dove.