East 48th Street Market — Italian Beef

East 48th Street Market’s Italian Beef (The #26)

Since our very first visit, we’ve loved East 48th Street Market. Today, it’s just as great as it ever was. As a matter of fact, we probably love it even more today. It’s a seriously sentimental all-time favorite.

TBM — Three Blind Mice

Shrimp & Grits

So rich and creamy, those grits possess real substance and density. Normally, we wouldn’t think of density as a positive food attribute. But, in this case, it was. There was a dense, creamy custard quality that was extremely memorable in the best possible way.



Accumulation White India Pale Ale

Fresh citrus mingles with an earthy pine that makes your lips and tongue tingle, light malt balances beautifully with the hops, a touch of sweetness rounds out the bitterness and leads to a refreshingly dry finish.

New Belgium Brewing


Hop-15 By Port Brewing Co. & Brash’s The Bollocks

Brash — The Bollocks

Port Brewing Co.’s Hop-15

The Bollocks Up Front, Hop-15 In Back

Both so interesting… so very different… and so divine.

This imperial IPA is intensely bitter in a very […]

H&F Bottle Shop

Jack Rudy Small Batch Tonic

Instructions for a Gin & (Rudy) tonic grace the side of the bottle.

Ransom Old Tom Gin

This old tom gin is more than just a pretty bottle. It’s barrel aged and flavored with juniper berries, […]

Smoke & Stout Caramel Bar

We both love caramel… especially when the sweetness of it is toned down.

Here, deep dark caramel has complex, malty notes from the chocolate stout. It works beautifully with the bitterness of the smoke. And, there’s this perfectly tiny touch of salt. That hint of salt works to […]

Americana Huckleberry Soda

Americana Huckleberry Soda

Finally, a soda that tastes like what it claims to be. This soda has a true huckleberry (or, wild blueberry) flavor. At 160 calories, it is quite sweet. But, the blend of huckleberry and elderberry give this soda real sweet/tart berry flavor with a lovely […]


Fentiman’s Shandy & Mandarin Orange Jigger

We both loved the Shandy. And, the Mandarin Orange Jigger was “interesting”.

Lotsa Potato, Little Tuna

It’s a good thing we like a good dose of heat because this Tunisian Tuna sandwich was swimming in […]

Boyd & Blair

Smooth, creamy, and clean with a perfect dose of sweetness to help it go down like clear liquid magic, this is dangerously good potato vodka. As you take a sip, you inhale a whisper of caramel sweetness that’s just barely there.

Without a doubt, this is the best […]

Innis & Gunn

Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer

The depth and complexity of oak is mellowed by the sweet vanilla, burnt sugar and hints of rum.

We both loved it. But, there’s more than a touch of sweetness to this beer.

Innis & Gunn