Food & Drink

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Masala Chai

The Humble Masala Chai

In the recent decade masala chai has spread from the heart of the Indian subcontinent to the rest of the world. Though thought of as a fancy, 'exotic' and classy beverage in the west, it remains a bare necessit...

Clyde May’s Alabama Style Whiskey

It’s no secret that alcohol has a way of bringing people together, from mead-halls of centuries past to your local bar. And it was the promise of whiskey based drinks that brought me together with Clyde May's “...

How to Velvet Your Meat

Ever wonder how that Chinese takeaway has that distinct, smooth, moist and tender meat? Whether it be chicken, shrimp, pork or beef it somehow has that unusual texture and mouth feel? Think MSG is the secret in...
Tailgate brats

Tailgate Time!

Tailgate season is officially underway. This means each weekend for the next few months you can drink during the day and eat copious amounts of meat free of judgement. To help ease you in that process we have a...
Omelet Flambe

Time to Learn the Omelet Flambé

An old classic, an 'endangered' flambé dish and an unusual dessert. Rum Omelettes were once a popular dish served in most European restaurants. It would be prepared live, by your table on a trolley and served, ...
Chop Daddy's Venice California The Chop

Is This The Best BBQ in America?

Is this small shack  tucked away in Venice Beach named Chop Daddy's putting out the very best BBQ in America? Well no, that would be insane. What constitutes the "best" BBQ is likely the only more divisive subj...

A New Classic Cocktail: Aviation

For the past few months, my shelf has housed this beautiful bottle of Hendrick's gin that I have only used for gin and tonics.  While the classics can be delicious, I wanted to bring this piney spirit to anothe...

It’s Time to Celebrate Rum

It's time to celebrate rum.  This sweet, molasses based spirit is the subject of history. parties, late nights and early mornings, and ultimately delicious drinks.  And that's why we love it.  The deep flavors ...