Our First Annual OLN “State of the Cocktail” (or a few things we actually remember from last year)

One afternoon back in the summer of 2010, we sat pondering the reoccurring question, “Where can we go for a well-crafted cocktail?” We knew the places had to be out there, but we were continually searching for bars or restaurants that might live up to our libatious needs and exceedingly high expectations with mixed results. … Continue reading Our First Annual OLN “State of the Cocktail” (or a few things we actually remember from last year)

To The Bitter End

Bitters.  The name alone turns most people off, but when handled correctly this decidedly herbaceous liquor can create magic on the palate.  It can not only encompass bitter elements, but also can include a wide spectrum of spicy, sweet, sour, and so much more.  So, let’s get started on our journey to the bitter end. … Continue reading To The Bitter End

Arabian Nights: Tales of an Underground Dinner

Arabian Nights. It conjures up visions of mystical, exotic, and adventurous tales. Last Saturday night at Jenny Levison’s Secret Underground Dinner, her Arabian Nights theme brought all that and more. The incredible David Sweeney (Dynamic Dish, Restaurant Eugene) provided an scrumptious menu of Middle Eastern delights, while Tom Murphy (Murphy’s) provided some fabulous wines. Nicky … Continue reading Arabian Nights: Tales of an Underground Dinner