Okay, seriously webcomics — time to get back to doing stuff; summer’s nearly over, kids are going back to school. Chop, chop.
- Great idea or the greatest idea? PAX is just around the corner, and a beer blogger has put together a guide to where to find the greatest of civilization’s accomplishments¹ in and around the show. The bit that caught my eye was for a bar that’s got a reputation for both beer and mixed drinks where, if I were attending PAX, I would take the following recipe (developed by my bartender² last weekend) and see if they could mix it up because it’s delicious. I share it now with you:
Combine in a fizz glass, carefully top with G’Knight Imperial Red, grate nutmeg on top.
- TopatoCo continues to bring the awesome.
- Ryan North does not like FedEx very much.
- People really like Dig Dug, holy crap. Thirty-four updates (some multi-paged) and counting.
¹ Hyperbole? No. The oldest recipe known to exist is for beer, current thinking holds that agriculture was invented to ensure a steady supply of grain for brewing, beer sustained untold generations of people when the local water would have killed them, and provided a compact way to store calories for the winter that otherwise would have rotted away.
² Chris Stanley, holding down the bar at Catherine Lombardi; his blog may be a bit out of date, but there’s a zillion recipes for drinks and ingredients there, which you should check out. Seriously, the dude is an improvisational genius — I’ve watched him whip up custom drinks on the fly for parties of up to six, for five rounds without repeating himself. Tell him Gary sent you and he’ll treat you right; tell him Gary sent you and that you want “a Bishop Brûlée” and he’ll make you a drink that uses fire as a main ingredient.
³ This drink was tentatively named Work’s Not For Another Eleven Hours (a bit unwieldy), and there have been objections raised to the current moniker because it’s not violet colored (gentian, the main ingredient of Suze and a prominent flavor in this drink, inspired the name of gentian violet dye). Any suggestions for a better name will be much appreciated.