When Nicky, The Piper, and I were in Italy last year, we were surprised by the number of beer pairings we came across at many small restaurants and cafes. Seriously? Here we were in Tuscany, home of the Brunellos and Super Tuscans, and these locals were excited about the fall offerings of new beers and … Continue reading Little bit of Wild Heaven at Cucina Asellina
One of the biggest party weekends of the year is upon us . . . the wicked weekend of Halloween! Pretty much every nightclub and bar across town will offer some version of a Halloween party this weekend. Skimpy costumes, “finger” food, fake blood, smoking cocktails, and probably too many zombies to keep score. Having … Continue reading Scaring up some fun for Halloween this weekend
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)
For most people October 19 is just another day, but for Katruska and me it represents something very special. One year ago today we posted our first blog to Our Libatious Nature! Since then we’ve taken a wild ride through the world of cocktails, but the good news is we’re just getting started. Today we … Continue reading Happy One-Year Anniversary To Us!
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
Two exciting happenings last week at Fado Irish Pub. The new summer beer-based cocktail menu was released AND we witnessed the return of the Pickleback. Phickles Pickles (Athens, Georgia) and 365 Atlanta joined forces to host a Pickleback Tweet-up at Fado. Forty or so adventurous souls – Nicky and I among them – gathered for … Continue reading Experiencing the Pickleback at Fado
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