Let's start by saying: Better late than never!
I hate to mis-represent for folks who are heavy into sports. One of the many clashing differences I have in this business is that people come to bars to watch the game. I do not watch the game. I work during it. I will admit, my wife has got me hooked on watching the Olympics and in high school I never religiously followed but LOVED boxing matches. Once I turned twenty one and found how much fun drinking was while playing, I became a huge sucker for bowling, darts and pool though I was never any good at them, I continue to play them still. I did chess in elementary and as a kid played basketball with friends, though I never did any of that stuff professionally (i.e. high school) or as a team. I have a brother in law who is a tennis instructor so I get behind the net during the summer and my father is an advocate for golf so because of him and a sous chef who brought me to Top Golf in Kingstowne, VA once upon a time, enjoy playing that one as well (though none of these am I any good at all I must state) - so for me, writing, drinks and drinking keep this month a blaze!
To my fans, KNOW I get excited about camaraderie and therefore LOVE a big game like Super Bowls, World/Stanely Cups, Finals and Finishes as much as everybody else. I just....don't need the build up like everyone else, but I can find a good time when the game is on, TRUST ME
Whenever March hits, I always get excited about St. Patrick's Day - I do love me a Mardi Gras, we had a live band this year and I was up at the front of a conga line that formed in the middle of the restaurant! It's a fun holiday filled with lots of great food and good libations so I always try to fit the cocktail of the month into that medium. Last year was the incredibly delicious but hard to sell Irish Malt. It was a true to life malted milkshake with vanilla icre cream, malt powder, espresso, Irish Whiskey and Bailey's. It was my very first attempt at creating a dessert cocktail for the restaurant. I'm not huge on dessert drinks myself, tasty as they are I just hardly ever buy them. But this thing tasted like a chocolate malt ball candy and anybody who had one cried or laughed as they finished it, but the world is not steering towards these sorts of libations and I think the ice cream, malt powder and caffeine scared off the clientele I serve.
I believe I should dedicate a full blog to my Irish Whiskey tasting in Food Matters from this month, I feel it will be far too lengthy an attempt to combine with all this other hoopla so without further aDEW I move to blog # 2!
|Yes, absolutely no shame what so ever|