As Coca-Cola is from Atlanta, you’d kind of get the feeling that we’d have access to all the latest and greatest products the company produces. Well, not so much …
Prime example number 1: there’s apparently a coke machine in Hong Kong that doles out bottles of coke that will freeze upon the introduction of H20 (also known as opening the bottle). Pretty awesome stuff … though I’m not entirely sure why they couldn’t just sell coke that’s already frozen.
I’m not sure if this encouraging kids to smoke or drink, but regardless … I think by showing this here it’s now apparent that I like to contribute to the delinquency of minors. Oh well! Merry Christmas.
It is tomato season, so when life gives you 25 lbs. of fresh tomatoes, you make a shit ton of delicious Bloody Mary mix. Thanks to one David Dreyer, a friend who I don’t spend nearly enough time with, I have a liter of Double-D’s Bloody Mary mix in my refrigerator. Rather, I had a liter but have consumed more than my fair share in the 24-hours since it arrived on my doorstep. While the exact recipe remains under lock and key, here’s a little rough guideline for you.
Thanks in large part to establishments like Holeman & Finch (and by extension H&F Bottle Shop), Leon’s Full Service, and Perrine’s Wine Shop, Atlanta’s beer community, cocktail culture, and wine enthusiasm is alive, well, and growing. Despite spending a year of my life working for a distributor (and managing a bar in college), I must say that I often overlook the contribution libations make to my dining and entertainment experiences.
Thankfully, there are no shortage of resources available that will help keep you in touch with all the cocktail happenings here in Atlanta and the neighboring areas. Here’s an abbreviated guide to all things drink in The Dirty South (in alphabetical order of course).
It’s a bright and sunny day in Atlanta’s Westside Provision District. The late August breeze lends itself well to the sleek White Provision complex and its many foot-bound visitors. I have just stepped inside a large room lined with two walls of wine, a cheese and charcuterie case, and even some skin products (seriously). Slinking back and forth between the large communal table and the sleek iMac register is one Perrine Prieur. Immediately, without so much as a bat of the eye, I know I’m home. There is something really fantastic about Atlanta’s newest wine shop, indubitably named Perrine’s Wine Shop.
Now mind you, this is anything but a surprise to me and shouldn’t be to anyone who digs wine. Heck, it’s already garnered attention of Thirsty South! So though I’m no Legend, I’ve seen my share of liquid grapes. I’ve guzzled wine in romanticized cities, giant castles, and even the back of a giant warehouse. However, some of my most memorable escapades took places at the now defunct Joël. The success of those notable occasions rested entirely on the shoulders of Ms. Prieur. As Joël’s sommelier, Perrine assembled one of the city’s, if not region’s, most impressive wine lists. Now, she’s taken her talents Westside, and Atlanta is better for it.
A new website/blog is on the scene and it goes by the name of ThirstySouth.com. While I’m going to bet most of y’all have a knack for the obvious … in case you don’t: Thirsty South is dedicated to all things drink. They have an excellent photographer on staff and have already hit up Perrine’s Wine Shop … the best wine shop in town … which also happens to be the newest wine shop in town. Check out the post and tell me the blog doesn’t have mad potential.
Anyway, the site will cover wine, beer, libations & cocktails, coffee, tea, and pretty much anything else that takes liquid form. I think there’s a lot of potential for this thing to go big … so get in early! I’ll leave you with this lifted photo … good stuff … good stuff! Don’t forget to follow their facebook page and the twitter feed for all the good tids and bits.
Though slightly off-topic, we here at Foodie Buddha do recognize the symbiotic relationship between drink and morsel. Hence, this post!
We all know the feeling. You’ve had a few too many, you’re either completely elated or totally depressed, and all you want to do is call that person. Perhaps it’s your wife and you want to tell your you love her (don’t – you’ll sound like an ass), perhaps it’s your significant other (don’t – you’ll sound clingy), or perhaps it’s the one that got away (DEFINITELY don’t – you’ll sound like a dwebe because you are one).
So while we all know these are things we shouldn’t do … we end up knee deep in the shit. Thankfully, technology is here to help. Enter The Bad Decision Blocker (website).
So yes, this little phone app is here to prevent you from drunk dialing. Sadly, it is only available on the evil empires platform…but rest assured, it will probably end up on a phone near you sometime soon.