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LDIBarCrawl Details

Posted by Cat On October - 19 - 2010

RSVP for the BarCrawl here!

Here we go:

The Crawl starts at 7pm at Gordon Biersch Brewery at 3987 Paradise Road (phone: 702-312-5247). Why? Well, first: it’s close to the convention area. Second: Since it’s a restaurant, you don’t have to be 21 to join us (we’ll wrangle up some tables next to the bar). Third: You can order an AronTheIntern Cocktail. Ok, well technically, they call it a Firefly Tea, but it’s the same thing.

After the brewery, we’re taking a short walk to the Hard Rock Hotel to enjoy the original Center Bar.

From there, we’re cabbing it up to the strip. Even though the crawl hasn’t started yet, my memory of the exact order of locations is a bit fuzzy… but we’ll keep you all in-the-know as the night goes on. Locations will include Red Square (my favorite!) and Nine Fine Irishmen (yummy). Depending on who’s up for it – we may hit a perennial Vegas favorite: the Peppermill. I like to call the Peppermill “classic Vegas cheese.” I <3 it. Exact times will depend on how everyone likes each bar. You can join us at any point in the evening. To see where we're drinking at any point, follow us on Twitter, or via our Facebook page updates.

Cat’s LDI Martini Bar Guide for Orlando – 2009

Posted by Cat On November - 18 - 2009

In doing my research for martini bars in Orlando this week – I’ve found a couple that look pretty good. I’ve actually sent this list out in a couple of emails, so I figured I’d add it as a post as well. Outside of the rest of the social goodness we’ll be enjoying at LDI, you might find me at one of these bars:

Blue Martini Lounge (12 miles from convention center): The one in Vegas is pretty good, so I assume this one should be pretty similar.

Bosendorfer at the Grand Bohemian (13 miles from OCCC): Lookin’ Classsssyyyyy… I expect to see some sort of retired-couple lounge act in there.

Timpano Restaurant (2.5 miles from OCCC): Looks like Daily Grill/Flemings type place – I’m REALLY interested to try the Three Olives Martini. It’s basically a dirty martini that includes (among others) a caviar-stuffed-olive. mmmmmm.

Hue Restaurant (15 miles from OCCC): They don’t have a cocktail menu online, but you gotta love the name of this place.


grandMAr2ni: How to

Posted by Cat On October - 27 - 2009

This was a really simple recipe that Joe covered in our announcement video. We’re drinking these again in the first episode (“Busk, Busk, Baby”). I’m not even sure this constitutes a “cocktail” since there’s really only one ingredient and one garnish!
The details:


1 part Black Vodka

1 orange peel, cut in a circular shape

The vodka we used was Blavod.  For some reason, when you buy it: it comes in a wetsuit. I’m serious. It’s cute, though. Not my favorite vodka, but certainly good enough to drink on it’s own without any sort of mixer. Plus, it looks cool, and that’s important.

To get the perfectly circular “trackball” orange garnishes, we used the lid from the vodka like a cookie-cutter. Blavod has a tin (or aluminum, I don’t know)  lid, and it worked perfectly. Then, just pop out the orange pieces and pull off any extra orange guts that may still be clinging on.

It’s a little sweet, but it sure does look like the trackball corner of the grandMA 2’s front panel. In fact, the more you drink from it, it almost starts to resemble the console PERFECTLY. At least, that’s what I thought.