Restaurant Review: Barnacle Bill’s (Rumson, NJ)

It is always a good start when your Mai Tai comes in a pint glass. When  space is not being taken up by half an orange and there is no freakin’ umbrella. You can tell a lot about a restaurant by how they treat their cocktails. Are they giving you what is right, or trying…

Photo of the Day: April 19, 2018

After re-watching Anthony Bourdain’s Brazil episode, I found myself buying a bottle of cachaca and making caipirinhas later that day.

Photo of the Day: April 8, 2018

I often talk about my friend Walter and the restaurant in New Hope, PA he used to manage. Well here is the menu. He showed it to me over brunch a few weeks ago. Right there in front is the special apple martini he would make customers.

Photo of the Day: March 19, 2018

Cocktail menu from the World Trade Center’s Windows on the World, circa mid-1980’s. I love the prices, especially those $8 martinis. They could get double that now if it was still around.

Photo of the Day: March 13, 2018

I made fajitas one night, but did not feel like a margarita. Instead, I whipped up a Mai Tai. Equal parts Shipwreck Spiced Rum and Coconut Rum, orange and pineapple juices, and a splash of grenadine. Dangerously sweet.