Waiting on Wilma Jensen 85th b-day concert @ St George’s Nashville

Waiting on Wilma Jensen 85th b-day concert @ St George’s Nashville

Roast halibut filet w shaved fennel & lemon @ home, homage to Richard Olney

Roast halibut filet w shaved fennel & lemon @ home, homage to Richard Olney

Quite a beautiful service today! Love the ribbons too =)  (at Grace Cathedral)

Quite a beautiful service today! Love the ribbons too =) (at Grace Cathedral)

In SF, Grace.

In SF, Grace.

Allston Sidecar, A Boston Drink

Yes, I’m not producing these Boston sidecar variants for this town’s nabes like I used to, but it’s fun to share a new iteration when I create one. Way in the way back I lived in Allston for a year, and didn’t like it much: too dirty, too rowdy, too many party-hearty college students. It’s become quite the place for cheap ethnic grub since, but I feel like I need to teach a lesson about Boston to these temporary residents who are in Boston today and maybe not tomorrow. ┬áThe color of this drink would appeal to a post-pubescent, but the taste is much more nuanced and adult-like. Rite of passage in a glass, hah!

Allston Sidecar

.75oz Spanish brandy (Soberano would be good)

.75oz rhum agricole (love that Rhum J.M from Martinique)

.5oz triple sec

.5oz lime juice

2ds cranberry bitters (Fee’s)

Combine in shaker over ice, shake for 15 secs, strain into coupe or lowball with ice ball.

Salt Pond @ Thompson Island, Boston Harbor

Salt Pond @ Thompson Island, Boston Harbor

High summer @ Titus Sparrow Park, So End

High summer @ Titus Sparrow Park, So End

A cool shady rose bower on a warm summer day @ Kelleher Rose Garden in Fenway

A cool shady rose bower on a warm summer day @ Kelleher Rose Garden in Fenway

Paella valenciana @ToroRestaurant: Nailed it! Awesome.

Paella valenciana @ToroRestaurant: Nailed it! Awesome.

Nice place on a warm summer day @OakLBK

Nice place on a warm summer day @OakLBK