Posts Tagged "amaro"


Where to Drink on the PCH: Pebble Beach When we spent the first week and a half of January on a driving tour of California, introducing our new child to some of our favorite people and places, our family kindly lent us one of their cars for the occasion, asking only a small favor in return. Our golf-crazed father(-in-law) asked that when we stop in Carmel we make a small detour through Pebble Beach Golf Resort to pick up their 2018...

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Jimmie Special Cocktail Recipe We recently found ourselves with a limited bar, but with just as much of an appetite for cocktails as usual. One of the things we happened to have on hand, a bit unusual for us, was champagne–left over from our batch of Boston Club Punch. Remembering that Hemingway was a big Champagne fan, we thumbed through our handy copy of To Have and Have Another to see if he had any ideas for us. Nothing...

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The Return to Acqua al 2 One of us was raised in California; the other in Chicago. Because of this, while in most regards our tastes are quite similar, we have very different comfort foods. For the Californian, it’s sushi, smoothies, and juice; for the Chicagoan, it’s Italian-American food, with a stress on the American part. So, with the Chicago family in town to meet the little one, we of course had to make a trip to...

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Lorenzo Americano Cocktail Recipe One of us has an Italian great-grandfather, Lorenzo. Lorenzo immigrated to the US in the era when seeming as English as possible was the preferred integration strategy; so Lawrence or Larry has been a family name ever since. We’re partial to the original Lorenzo, though, and it particularly seemed appropriate as the name for today’s drink, a product of Italo-American cooperation. As David...

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Where to Drink in Athens: Odori Vermuteria While we spent most of our time in Greece on the islands, we couldn’t pass so close by Athens without saying hello. We spent a morning visiting the Acropolis. Speaking honestly, the Acropolis has never been on our bucket lists, but we’re happy to admit now that we were wrong. We didn’t expect it to be as awe-inspiring as it was to see in person something so very familiar...

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