We've reached #21, and that means we're legal - time to talk about drinking! We're skipping the beer and wine for now, and focusing on the true culinary art of the cocktail and how it's growing in Ithaca. For that, we've headed to Collegetown for a chat with Jim and James of Pixel Lounge to find out more about their taste-driven approach to quality cocktails and brews. We'll also talk a bit about our own cocktail history, explore other highlights of the local liquor scene, and share some of our favorite recipes and resources for home mixologists.
As always, we'll also talk about another restaurant in our ongoing series of reviews as we visit every restaurant in Ithaca from A-Z, with a visit to the newly opened Ameritalia Restaurant and Pizzeria on The Commons. And we've got more details about our special 25th Episode Party at Felicia's Lounge coming in December!
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Listen to Episode 21
Stuff we talked about in this episode:
- Pixel Lounge
- Felicia's Atomic Lounge
- Finger Lakes Distilling
- More about Bee Vodka from Hidden Marsh Distillery
- Later, At the Bar by Rebecca Barry
- Kingsley Amis on Drinking (NY Times review)
- Esquire Drinks Database
- Esquire Whiskey Burger cocktail recipe
- Imbibe Magazine
- Modern Drunkard Magazine
- Ameritalia Restaurant & Pizzeria
- Chef's Night Out on November 11, 2008
- Enter the Eating Ithaca Giveaway Contest!
(listen to Episode 20 for details)