Posts Tagged "cocchi americano"


Where You Should Be Drinking in Las Vegas: Heritage Steak If you’re in Vegas, and looking for a place to celebrate–which sometimes happens–we highly recommend Heritage Steak, created by Top Chef head judge, Tom Colicchio. Every celebrity chef needs a Vegas restaurant and Vegas needs a restaurant from every celebrity chef; but this one stood out to us for its combination of atmosphere, good steaks, and good drinks....

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WhereYou Should Be Drinking: All Purpose DC doesn’t really do pizza. This was an adjustment for us. One of us was raised in Chicago, which is, of course, famous for its pizza. That same one spent a few years in New Haven, which claims to be the birthplace of American pizza. Then both of us spent almost all of our adult lives in Boston, where the pizza isn’t necessarily distinctive or special, but it’s decent and...

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A Belated Recognition of Vermouth Blanco It’s time for us to make a confession: we’re cheaters. Some of our very earliest posts (here and here) were a bracket-style tournament of vermouths. Though we called one side of the bracket ‘The Whites,’ it was more precisely a competition of dry vermouths, with the very big exception that we allowed Cocchi Americano to participate, though it is a) sweet rather than dry,...

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Cask Aging  We promised you in our write-up of Experimental Cocktail Bar (which fees like ages ago! Take us back to France!) that we were going to do some experimenting with cocktail aging. We haven’t forgotten. How could we? While the barrel-aged cocktail was a new experience for us at Experimental, it’s become quite the craze since then. Everyone seems to be doing it. We wanted to find out exactly what they’re...

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Where We’ve Been Drinking: Chicago’s Monteverde While we enjoyed our investigation of suburban cocktails over the holiday week, we couldn’t bear being so close to such a great city as Chicago without at least checking in. So, we took a brief side trip to get a little taste of the city as well. While we find downtown Chicago particularly delightful in the summer, it’s still pretty great in the winter; and that...

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