Manhattan Club: Cranberry Gin & Tonic

Merry Christmas! 🎄 When Allyssa and I got married the Venus said we could have a signature drink available at the reception. Our December 15th wedding meant the hall would be decorated for Christmas. We searched high and low online and in cocktail books for something that we liked but would also match the ingredient … Continue reading Manhattan Club: Cranberry Gin & Tonic

Manhattan Club: 1960 Beverage List

Inflation is rampant despite what my neighbor would like us to believe. Recession is not a recession if we change the definition (modern problems require modern solutions.) The price of beer, wine, and liquor is up for many reasons ranging from supply chain problems to inflation. I’ll say, thank goodness we don’t live in Australia.  … Continue reading Manhattan Club: 1960 Beverage List

Where’s the Gaufest Liverwurst?, by Michael Fricker

If you have attended a Gaufest in the good old U. S. of A. I want you to think about what you think of as a Gaufest when you think of one. Maybe it’s the last one you went to (This year in Atlantic City for me). Maybe it’s the first one you went to … Continue reading Where’s the Gaufest Liverwurst?, by Michael Fricker

Two “Oma” Recipes, by Mike Stirm II

Two things I love in this world are my Oma and her cooking.  Recently, I spent some with Anna Stirm learning how she makes two of her famous dishes.