2018 Holiday Liquor Buying Guide: Black Box Spirits

This column is going to serve as a guide for what you may buy for the person who appreciates liquor in your life. However, the first installment is not necessarily what you would get for someone as a gift, but rather, what you might want to have on hand for that holiday party you are…

Restaurant Review: The Huddle (Sleepy Hollow, NY)

Our third bar visit of the day was thankfully the best one. Third time’s a charm, as they say. Since the first two were so disastrous, we debated even giving this place a chance at all. The goal was to come here for late night drinks and maybe a snack, before heading to a 24-hour…

Reviews of The Tapp and Set Back Inn (Tarrytown, NY)

Having a love of dive bars and recently falling in love with John and Peter’s in New Hope, Justin and I set out on our trip to Sleepy Hollow to locate some good bars. The Tapp was recommended as a place for good beers while the Set Back Inn was noted to be the dive…

Restaurant Review: Lambertville House (Lambertville, NJ)

Ever since I started to review places based solely on drinking experiences with no food and going in-depth with it, I have come to develop a deeper appreciation for different bars I have been to. A quick visit to the Lambertville House for drinks the other day did nothing but make me crave a dark,…

Food Pics from my Grandma’s 90th Birthday Dinner

My grandma’s 90th birthday was the other day and we ironically took her to Nonna’s (which means “grandma” in Italian) in Englishtown. This is a restaurant which has cranked out quality meals and cocktails without fail every single time I have gone there. Their prices may be on the higher side but the portions are…

Restaurant Review: Cheer’s American Bistro (Reading, PA)

This is going to be one of the only reviews I will ever post based solely on drinks. Normally, I don’t believe in that. There should be the consumption of at least a snack to properly assess a business. Well, yes and no. I’m not fan of hotel restaurants as you know, but something about…

Photo of the Day: November 21, 2017

A beautiful looking cocktail at New Hope’s Logan Inn. It’s called the Martinez: Tanqueray Gin, sweet vermouth, Luxardo maraschino liqueur, and orange bitters. It was so good that I continue to make it at home. September 2017.

Travel Guide PA: Logan Inn (New Hope)

If there’s a historic and rumored-to-be-haunted hotel restaurant in a quaint river town, you can always count me in. Despite many years of visiting New Hope, I have managed to avoid its landmark: the Logan Inn. That all changed last week. My mom and I took a day trip out there in what would be…

My Dad’s Martini Glass

It sits on the top shelf in the china cabinet. There’s nothing special about it. No distinguishing characteristics. It’s the most plain-looking martini glass you could have. That’s the glass he chose to use every Saturday night when he had his martinis. He rarely drank during the week. Friday and Sunday nights were for beer…