As many take a stab at southern fare there is a man in Oak Cliff who has refined the genre with braggadocious fanfare. Everything Jonathon Erdeljac creates is for pure satisfaction. We labeled Jonathon the Gravy King some years back, and the words still stick to our ribs. Continue reading →
Most of the best cocktails have a rumor surrounding Ernest Hemingway, and that is a legend we would like to believe and it is the premise today with our look at the Bloody Mary and her delicious origins.
Fernand Petiot claimed to have invented the Bloody Mary in 1921, well before any of the later claims such as Life Magazine in 1942. He was working at the New York Bar in Paris at the time, which later became Harry’s New York Bar, a frequent Paris hangout for Ernest Hemingway and other American expatriates. Harry’s Bar also claims to have created numerous other classic cocktails, including the White Lady and the Side Car. Continue reading →
What you might consider a fantastic saloon for a vast selection of interesting brews, spectacular whiskeys, late night burritos and a most delicious bowl of mussels, Vickery Park lands hard in our book of go to spots on Henderson. Continue reading →
In Dallas we think of Jason Kosmas as super laid back barman with the killer mustache. In reality he is laid back and unassuming, but he is also building his brand of liquor, writing cocktail books, and co-owner of what has been labeled as the best bar in the world, Employees Only. He even has a television program he pitched a network in Los Angeles last week where he plays host in a quasi-version of Chopped. Today Kosmas called to let me know that he will be at Sigel’s Fine Wines & Great Spirits on Greenville Avenue tomorrow selling the Employees Only own line of mixers. Continue reading →