Listen. Some people love pizza, some people love Chinese food, some people love spaghetti, some people love breakfast… Okay, I love all those things, but what I really, really enjoy more than almost anything is drinks and appetizers. I think it’s because I enjoy trying a little of everything, but rarely do my dining companions want to share our food family style. Appetizers solve that problem.
A few weeks ago, when I found myself at The Pantry Crest around happy hour, it was hot. Really hot. The only possible way I could see myself ever being cool again was with a nice cold cocktail. I began with a Lion’s Tail, which consisted of bourbon, allspice dram, lime, bitters, and simple syrup, while my friend went with a combination of Becherovka, lemon syrup, and sparkling wine called Czech 74. Both were refreshing, complex drinks, sparkling on the palate.
Because we had dinner plans later, we were forced to only order appetizers, but since I…
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