Posts tagged ‘cocktails’

December 9, 2010

Dining Out | Nosh

I have been meaning to get to Silo and its small plates/bar little sister Nosh for oh, well, forever.  Cue the heroic Zeus and Demeter who, very kindly, took little Cherub to see Yo Gabba Gabba Live.   We are, after all, a rock and roll kind of family. 

It’s lovely to have lots time.   We ordered started early with the cocktail menu and then ordered several times at a leisurely pace from the shared plates section of the menu. 

Nosh turned out to be everything I kind of hoped for: creative, local flavors with a bit of comfort thrown in.  It makes you realize that San Antonio is not all bar-b-que and enchiladas. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.  I will be having and posting about both in the next few days, to be sure.) Nosh is a perfect spot to hit if you’re a foodie from out-of-town.  It’s not far from Alamo Heights and the McNay, it’s got a decent happy hour and a creative cocktail menu.  I love Nosh’s concept of a flight of cocktails.  Especially if several are looking alluring.  Which they managed to do pretty easily.  The service is thoughtful and eager without being intrusive.

We will certainly be back again next time we’re in town, and if we lived here, it’d be a regular favorite.

 

Shrimp “corn dogs”: Tempura battered shrimp on a stick with spicy mayo
November 18, 2010

Cocktails at Mouton

Mouton, that swanky little bar in the Short North, tempted me with this vintage cocktail. Arsenic & Old Lace: Gin, Pernod, Creme de Violette, Vermouth, Orange Bitters. The perfect, strong happy hour libation. Happy Thursday.

Playlist included Time to Pretend, by MGMT.

954 N. High Street  Twitter @MoutonOnHigh  http://www.mouton954.com

September 30, 2010

A New Addition to My Drinks Cabinet

The oh-so-talented and ever-so-cool Ely Brothers extended an invite to the recent Nail or Fail event for Drambuie at Garage Bar.  The event pitted bartenders from across Columbus in the battle for the best reimagined Rusty Nail. 

PK voted for Wayne Walters of Park Street Cantina with his Wasabi Nail.  I loved this because it was part cocktail, part appetizer.  Genius.  He was kind enough to share his recipe with me.  And I’m kind enough to share it with you, too.

Wayne Walters’s Wasabi Nail

1 1/4 oz Drambuie

1/4 oz cucumber juice

1/4 oz grated fresh ginger

1/4 oz wasabi

4 oz sour mix

Shake with ice, pour in a martini glass, garnish with a sliver of wasabi marinated carrot and a skewer of shrimp.

Playlist, thanks to the super-cool DJ, included my personal going-out favorite New in Town, by Little Boots. 

To view the rest of the Ely Brothers’ event pics, click here.

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