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Slacking…but back with a vengeance

One of my own creations – a Hanky Panky Photo by me

I have been slacking on posts lately, so it is time to get back in the saddle.

First off, I am going to sing the praises of Bellwoods Social House.
My buddy Arianne Fielder is heading up the bar program, and has an all-star staff on hand.
I have not had food, but I have been in two Fridays in a row for after-work cocktails…and I am impressed.

G and Tea. Photo by Me.

Week 1 I had a G and Tea. (Ford’s Gin, Cocchi Americano, black tea, lemongrass, lemon and thyme)

Week 2 was a Kentucky Sundress. I was a little concerned that it might be a girly drink, but Alyssa and Rebecca convinced me it was basically a Manhattan. Very manly. Made with Woodford Reserve, strawberry and rosemary infused blanc vermouth, St. Germain, and orange bitters (with a green chartreuse rinse).

Next time I am going to try the old fashioned. I just always try to order things in a bar that I do not make at home (and I make a mean old fashioned).

They are also doing a really cool shot program with shots and backs inspired by bars from around Atlanta and across the country.

I have not had food yet, but the staff had a great looking Asian noodle and shrimp salad. They really seemed to like it. Other folks seem to like it quite a bit.

Bandeja paisa from Kiosco in Marietta Photo by Me.

Speaking of food, Linds and I had a date night at Kiosco in Marietta. You can see my plate was full.  I am a sucker for the Bandeja paisa. We also painted ceramics for the kiln. She won the painting contest. Results (with photos) to come in a later blog.

Quick Hits

“I didn’t have buttermilk, so I just poured baking soda into a container of raspberry yogurt. It tasted terrible.”

You’re the Worst. Is the best.

I bet your girlfriend loves the Leftovers?

Lemon Garlic Spatchcocked Chicken

The Good Doctor Cocktail

Momofuku Crack Pie

Cool things on the way in the next month or two:
Sean Brock‘s new book Heritage
Death and Company‘s New Cocktail Book
Justin Townes Earle‘s new album Single Mothers

 

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A lot of meat and an”exercise high”

This is why we don't eat steak at fancy restaurants
Cowboy cut ribeyes and baked potatoes

We broke down and got a Kamado Grill, and the family is really loving it so far.  We got the Vision Pro S. I have already used it to put together some really good meals.

I had to deal with some minor medical crap at the end of the week. Luckiy it was a quick fix and I bounced back really fast.

Lindsey wrote a great post this morning about our Saturday movie night. Spoiler alert…the movies were bad.

Quick Hits

I did a teaser on Nashville hot chicken this week. I have more on that on the way soon.

Things I Have Learned in my “Transition”

I have a Dan Patrick mancrush.
The Georgia Department of Labor likes for you to call it the “Career Center” rather than the “Unemployment Office”
There are plenty of jobs out there in my field, but competition is tight, and you still get most of your good leads by word of mouth.
I can survive for several days without a triple venti no foam 1 raw sugar latte.
This is going to be a real positive when I come out on the other side.

Now on to the fun stuff:

This is not that ugly
Maybe I just hate yellow and green...but Under Armor > Nike

College football should be entertaining this weekend.

The Dawgs should get a W against the Chanticleers — The what you say?
Coastal Carolina’s head coach apparently likes Dogs.
(Can you believe that there are people who still have not seen that video?)

Oh, and I get to root for Clemson over Auburn.

Lindsey is addicted to Pinterest.  She has some great stuff on her board.

I am still using Google+, though not as much as I did at first.  Most of the folks over there are fishing types, and a couple of other real life friends.

Catch Magazine #19 is posted
Windknots and Tangled Lines also loves his Tilley

Recipes for the big finish
Grilled Chicken with White BBQ sauce (on our menu for next week)
Tomato Pie
Cooler Corn

A Nice Win at Sebring…But Not by an Audi

Photo from the Last Turn Clubhouse

12 Hours of Racing and a difference of only 44 seconds between the winning Oreca Peugeot and the third place factory Peugot.
A disappointed Audi team finished in 4th and 5th in the old R15++.  It was the last race for the R15, it will be replaced by the R18 in the next LeMans Series event, as the team prepares for the 24 Hours of LeMans.

GT was a real fight as well.  A one-two finish for the BMWs over the two Corvettes. It appears that there are some kinks to work out with the new 458 Italia, and the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR is finally starting to show its age.

I would not be doing a good job unless I mentioned just how awful the current P2 prototypes are. Slow and fragile, the top car was 32 laps off the pace…behind nearly all the GT class. God, I miss the Porsche Spyder and Acuras.

I also have to comment on the broadcast package. The quality is not as advertised.  It was obvious to me (on a very fast home network) that the race was not the same as TV quality. I also was not as actively watching as I did in the days of TV coverage.  I am recording the ABC recap today. We will see how well that goes.

On to other Stuff!

Quick Hits
AP finally decides drop the hyphen.  Yay to the death of e-mail
We had a great steak dinner last night – including these, which are awesome.  The steak may have been the best I have ever had.

 

 

Splicelists – Travel to-dos – The Isle of Man

This is entry #1 in the series of top five places I would like to travel that may not be the first places to pop in your head:

The Isle of Man (almost worth it for the flag alone) 

 

It is like the running man...in flag form.
Not too many flags in the world could beat this.

  • Jeremy Clarkson’s phallic house

 

Yep...
See what I mean?

 

  • Ireland – without the irish

 

Keep looking...
Not an Irishman to be found!

 

  • the Laxey wheel – the largest surviving working waterwheel in the world.
  • Manx fly fishing

 

Big one
Very nice brown!

 

Next up, Volcanic, frozen, and hated by Anthony Bourdain!