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Rum-fueled fun at Frankie’s Tiki Room last night!
Killer cocktails!! My favorites were the Thurston Howl and Three Rum Scum.
A bit off the Strip, but worth the cab ride…
FRANKIE’S TIKI ROOM
1712 W Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89102
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I have mixed feelings when it comes to Michael White’s restaurants and food…
Love the pasta at Marea, but dislike the crudo.
Love the food at Osteria Morini, can’t stand the ambiance.
Love the concept behind Nicoletta, didn’t like our experience there.
But I will always give his eateries a try, which is why we headed down to The Butterfly when it opened earlier this summer. And yet again, the evening was a mixed bag for me.
I loved his appetizers, like these pork rinds with pecorino cheese and pepper…
Delicate and delicious!
However, I found the main courses here to be simply run-of-the-mill “classics” that I’ve had better versions of at Midtown diners. If you’re only offering a limited menu of well-known comfort foods, I expect a chef of White’s caliber to knock them out of the park. Do with these blue plate specials what you do for pasta! Unfortunately, his patty melt and fried chicken were both bland and boring.
The cocktails at Butterfly, on the other hand, were simply OUTSTANDING! Easily some of the best drinks I’ve imbibed all year. But at $14 to $16 a pop, they cost almost as much as the entrees! Eben Freeman is the best at what he does, yes, but the bar prices here are really pushing acceptable limits, even for NYC!
Like I said, I went opening week and maybe they still had a few kinks to work out, but I at least wanted to give you a look inside and tell you what I thought. If you go and have a different experience, please let me know.
225 West Broadway
NY, NY 10013
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We had the foresight to buy booze at the duty free shop in Malayia, so have been able to save cash by concoting our own drinks here in Thailand! It also allows us to experiment with the absolutely amazing selection of local fruit juices here, like this rum cocktail Mutsumi mixed up with fresh pomelo, pineapple and mangosteen juices!
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We were invited to a purple themed party last week where I was tasked with making the colored cocktails. Came up with three…
Grape juice immediately came to mind, of course, but I felt I needed to cut it with something lighter and sweeter so chose lemonade and mixed in some Maker’s Mark bourbon. I liked it, but it wasn’t really a good party punch as whiskey’s more of an acquired taste to many.
The second cocktail was a hit though… grape juice, port wine and Ole Smokey’s Apple Pie Moonshine! Definitely try it sometime.
And then there were these…
Yes, I made jello shots. It was like 1991 and my college days all over again! I used purple Jello-O and tequila and people couldn’t get enough…
Oh, and as I had no idea how to make Jell-O, I found some very interesting recipes online while researching it. I’ve been making Bloody Mary popsicles for years, but never thought about making Bloody Mary Jell-O shots before…
You can find the recipe here.