May 29, 2010

0 Stigibeu, Dennis


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May 26, 2010

0 the Margarita

The Margarita, in all of its simplistic glory—with more self-professed originators than the internet, see Ted Haigh interview—is all too often forsaken.  In a town like Los Angeles, sadly, one couldn't find a decent Margarita until a few years a...

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May 25, 2010

1 Q&A with Ted Haigh: Origins of the Margarita

I had the great pleasure of sitting down with LA's own Ted Haigh--one of the world's leading cocktail historians.  Our topic for the day: the Margarita--one of the most popular cocktails on earth. Q&A with Ted Haigh Origins: the Marga...

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May 9, 2010

1 Pisco Sour

How many times have we had Pisco Sours--and how many poor executions have we endured?  Properly made, this cocktail should transport you to a strange and fantastic place, familiar and entirely unknown.  I have worked hard to duplicate the best Pi...

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May 4, 2010

0 Leave it to the Experts

Last night, I saw the best thing ever aired on the Food Network—something I've lost nearly all taste for. It was from Season 7, Episode 01 – “Sturgeon” was the secret ingredient. Iron Chef Michael Symon Vs. Chef David Adjey Judges: Andre...

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May 2, 2010

1 Lucas Paya: the Genuine Article

Lucas Paya, Bar Centro, The Bazaar, SLS Hotel Just as Picasso shown extraordinary talent decades before his journeys into cubism and surrealism, the best abstract painters can also replicate uncanny likeness of the human form.  Accordingly, the c...

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