If I tell you Bombay Sapphire tastes like cassia bark will you think I’m a ninny?

by Justin D'Olier on July 27, 2011 | Comments Off on If I tell you Bombay Sapphire tastes like cassia bark will you think I’m a ninny? |

In general, beverages descriptions come across as snobby buffoonery. I detect a hint of kumquat on the nose. Says the guy who couldn’t pick out a kumquat from the grocery store. I’m picking up a hint of grapefruit, ginger, and some freshly mowed grass on the mid-palate. When’s the last time you mowed the lawn? […]

Brewgene: Nerding Out While Drinking Out

by Joshua Hampton on July 19, 2011 | (1) Comment |

For those of you (like me) who enjoy objectifying an inherently subjective experience, Brewgene is for you. Brewgene is a website and iPhone app that allows users to rate any of the 40,000 beers in their comprehensive database and then aggregates these ratings on a five star scale using a “complex algorithm” (geek speak for […]

Farewell, Mr. Power. We’ll Miss You.

by Justin D'Olier on July 12, 2011 | (2) Comments |

Everyone remembers their first time. The excitement. The nervousness. The awkwardness. The fear of fully placing your trust in someone else. The fumbling. The indescribable feelings. The brief moment of wondering whether it’s actually happening and whether you’re doing it right. The incredible rush of sensation and flavor. The search for the right words and […]

Tales from Orlando: A Delightful Tower of Alcoholic Shame

by Justin D'Olier on July 1, 2011 | Comments Off on Tales from Orlando: A Delightful Tower of Alcoholic Shame |

After my family’s initial culinary adventure at T-Rex we decided to round out our tour of Orlando’s finest animal themed culinary experiences at Rainforest Cafe, the original immersive animatronic dining establishment. For the uninitiated, Rainforest Cafe is a jungle themed restaurant or, perhaps more appropriately, a restaurant themed jungle. The interior of the eatery is […]