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Meet The Bartender: Andy Flook, Frank’s Pizza Napoletana
1 year ago

Meet The Bartender: Andy Flook, Frank’s Pizza Napoletana

SB: When did you start bartending?

AF: I started bartending at the ripe old age of about nineteen at a Tex Mex restaurant, where I mostly made (you guessed …
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Aperitifs: The Dining Catalyst
1 year ago

Aperitifs: The Dining Catalyst

 

Any dining experience can be taken to the next level with certain beverages at the right time. I’m not just talking about knocking the wine and food pairings out …
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SB Sipper: Half & Half by Noble Savage
1 year ago

SB Sipper: Half & Half by Noble Savage

Our search for a perfectly poured Half & Half lead us to The Noble Savage Tavern. In Ireland, a Half & Half is the combination of Guinness and Harp, with …
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SB Sipper: King Cake Martini, 2Johns Steak and Seafood
1 year ago

SB Sipper: King Cake Martini, 2Johns Steak and Seafood

There have been several arguments between friends on which flavor King Cake is best — red raspberry, cream cheese, praline, cinnamon and sugar, etc. The debate will never end. However, …
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A Week for Wine Lovers: Shape Your Valentine’s Plans Around Vino
1 year ago

A Week for Wine Lovers: Shape Your Valentine’s Plans Around Vino

ove and wine seem to go together so easily. There are countless country songs that use wine as the context for a romantic experience. Sometimes it seems like whatever happened …
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Setting the Mood
1 year ago

Setting the Mood

What sets a mood better than music? Music helps convey tone and energy in movies, plays and television shows every day. But how does music associate with adult beverages? I’m …
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Sip On This: Find Out Why You Like The Wine You Like
2 years ago

Sip On This: Find Out Why You Like The Wine You Like

Now that another year is in the books, I’ve started reflecting on the wines of 2016. Which wines did I love? Which ones was I not a fan of? Did …
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Rose: A Great Utility Player
3 years ago

Rose: A Great Utility Player

Rose: A Great Utility Player By Judd Smith Most of the time when people see pink wine they automatically think it's sweet. That's a completely irresponsible thought process when it comes to rosé. I can’t tell you how many customers I have had that have shunned a patio-poundable, delightfully pink wine because, “I don’t like [...]
Drink the Harvest: A Cocktail Competition
3 years ago

Drink the Harvest: A Cocktail Competition

Drink the Harvest: A Cocktail Competition Photo Album August 2, 2015 Slow Food North Louisiana combined cocktails and local produce for “Drink the Harvest: A Cocktail Competition” event last weekend. Drink the Harvest took place at Sainte Terre event venue in Benton and set the mood with live music performed by the Slydell Slippery Slope [...]