First look: Sneak Peek at The Shaw Bijou from Kwame Onwuachi
Oct27

First look: Sneak Peek at The Shaw Bijou from Kwame Onwuachi

Chef Kwame Onwuachi’s The Shaw Bijou is set to open on November 1st. As the finishing touches were being taken care of, the team opened their doors for a sneak preview to showcase the space, its concept, and several dishes and drinks. What To Expect A visit to the former Top Chef contestant’s digs will offer a a 17 course tasting menu, as well as a lavish, guided experience. When you enter you’ll be whisked away to...

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A Tales of the Cocktail New Orleans Food Retrospective
Jul30

A Tales of the Cocktail New Orleans Food Retrospective

Best Bites from Tales of the Cocktail 2016 I’ll be writing quite a bit on what I drank at Tales of the Cocktail this year, so it’s only fair that I dish on what I ate, too. This is Man Talk Food, after all. Can’t forget about that. From high-end, multi-course meals at landmark destinations, to affordable classics and all manners of party snacks that appropriately lined the stomach for the marathon of tasting rooms...

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16 Margarita Recipes to Amp Up Your Cinco de Mayo Festivities
Apr24

16 Margarita Recipes to Amp Up Your Cinco de Mayo Festivities

Fun New Margarita Recipes to Make We all love margaritas, right? But who said they have to be the same old concoctions year in and year out? Here, find over a dozen great margarita recipes for you to try, including 7 from this year’s Patron Margarita of the Year competition. Others incorporate mezcal or alternative agave spirits, while elsewhere you’ll find all sorts of unique ingredients and techniques. Some are riffs in...

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The Micro-Distillery Within the Massive Midleton Distillery
Apr24

The Micro-Distillery Within the Massive Midleton Distillery

The Midleton Distillery is home to Jameson and the entire Irish Distillers product portfolio from Pernod Ricard. It is monumentally massive. Their pot stills (pictured above), are the largest operational pot stills in the world, with 80,000 Liter capacities each. With several new ones on the way, they’ll soon have a total of 10 pot stills in addition to the huge column stills they use to produce grain whiskey. However, tucked...

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A Trifecta of Cognac: The Facts, The Tour & The Cocktails
Dec21

A Trifecta of Cognac: The Facts, The Tour & The Cocktails

My global booze travels continued in November, with a trip to the Cognac region of France. There, I was immersed in the world of, well, Cognac, and brought back the hard-learned lessons I picked up to share with the rest of you. The result thus far has been a trifecta of Cognac stories, giving you the Cognac facts you need to now, showcasing the Cognac tour that you could take, and bringing you the disappearance and revival of the...

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