Sunday, March 30, 2008

What I do when I procrastinate on posting to the photoblog

It is Sunday morning and that means it's time to experiment with coffee and various types of alcohol. On the menu is Tully's Full City Roast, brandy, Kahlua, and Godiva chocolate liquer. Pour some of each into a mug -- preferably your largest contribution will be coffee -- and then drink it. Over time, refine the amounts to your liking. For example, I was left with too much brandy at the bottom of the cup and the taste is all out of whack. You can do better.

You know I should have my own liquor show on the food network. It would be amateur hour for sure, but they could televise it to high school kids to scare them straight with how stupid you sound/look when you drink. I would have a panel of stupid drunk guests and we would all have our private jokes that make the live studio audience go WHA? and one girl would inexplicably start crying halfway through the show about her boyfriend and try to drunk dial an ex. That's my kind of party!

Friday night I had the original version of the coffee drink I described in paragraph 1 at West 5 Lounge & Restaurant in West Seattle. They call it the Coffee Nudge and it is awesome. In fact, the entire meal was awesome. I don't know how it happened, but it was our first visit to West 5, which is odd because it's the sort of place Jer and I really like and tend to frequent when we leave the house. They serve a variety of comfort food -- I had the red beans & rice with Andouille sausage and Jer had the pulled pork sandwich -- and a full bar of great drinks. I had my first Sazerac and their Scarlet n Black (Stout plus Chambord) which tasted a bit metallic and some other things. If I tell you all my secrets you will probably judge me.

Jer drank some things too, mostly Jack and Coke and a Chimay, I think. We were both impressed by the quality and quantity of the food and the atmosphere of the place. Next time I will order either the mac n cheese or the meatloaf. Because I believe in plans!

Fortuitously, the state liquor store is only a few doors down from West 5, so after LOVING the Coffee Nudge, we could walk over there and pick up some supplies. Because we are DIY-ers through and through.

And with that I just thought of a name for my Food network show: DIY Drunks.

I rule.


George said...

Ah, Sazeracs. I make a pretty fine one, not being from New Orleans....

Christy said...

That gives me an idea, George. My sister just moved to New Orleans. I should visit her and conduct an experiment where I drink lots and lots of Sazeracs and find the perfect one. And I will do it for science!

George said...

Ah, the CCCC's are in New Orleans this week, a friend is going, so I dugout an old NO guide I wrote years ago for him and it included:

Carousel Bar (in the Quarter in the Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St.) Where Faulkner got drunk. The bar is actually a moving, circling carousel (no horses involved). Order a Vieux Carré, which is a Sazerac variation. Tacky and cool all at once.

Sazerac Bar (in the CBD in the Fairmount Hotel 123 Barrone St.) Very chic hotel bar with murals of NO used in the 1939 World’s Fair. Do order the Sazerac, a yummy concoction made of rye whiskey, Peychaud’s and Angostura bitters, sugar, Pernod (wait till you see how the bartender coats the glasses) and a lemon garnish.

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