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March, 2012

  1. Park Avenue (Spring)

    March 29, 2012 by admin

    Date:  March 27th, 2012

    Name of Establishment:  Park Avenue Spring

    Location:  100 East 63rd Street  New York, NY 10065

    Rating:  Perfect

    Order:  Old Fashioned, Makers Mark, no maraschino cherry

    Price:  $13.50

    Comments:  Well-made cocktail in a large glass, muddled orange, noticeable bitters, light sweetness, stirred not shaken, and just enough ice to keep it cold


  2. Le Jardin du Roi

    March 26, 2012 by admin

    Date:  March 24th, 2012

    Name of Establishment:  Le Jardin du Roi

    Location:  95 King Street, Chappaqua, NY

    Rating:  Drinkable

    Order:  Old Fashioned, Makers Mark, no maraschino cherry

    Price:  $12

    Comments:  Small glass and heavy on the bourbon, waited for the sugar on the bottom to dissolve, orange and bitters slightly off — great food and wine, but will have try another Old Fashioned

     


  3. Shutters on the Beach

    March 22, 2012 by admin

    Date:  March 20th, 2012

    Name of Establishment:  Shutters on the Beach

    Location:  1 Pico Boulevard  Santa Monica, CA 90405

    Rating:  Drinkable

    Order:  Old Fashioned, Makers Mark, no maraschino cherry

    Price:  $14

    Comments:  Large glass with heavy bourbon and fruit; absent or minimal bitters — but you can’t beat the view at sunset


  4. Sweet Grass Grill

    March 12, 2012 by admin

    Date:  March 10th, 2012

    Name of Establishment:  Sweet Grass Grill

    Location:  24 Main St  Tarrytown, NY 10591

    Rating:  Perfect

    Order:  Old Fashioned, Makers Mark, no maraschino cherry

    Price:  $9

    Comments:  A shaken large glass with just the right amount of ice balanced the citrus, bitters, and bourbon.  A muddled fresh orange slice with an additional two slices appeared to be overkill, but made sense — one rind at the bottom, one discarded after it was used for the rim, and one floating at the top.  At $9, well-priced too.