… And Remembering A Hundred-Year-Old Spitfire At the Castro Theater
Greetings and salutations* film nerds, if you’re a loyal follower of The Reel, you know this week Poppa Film Snot is (once again) thumbing his upturned nose at the bloody carnage coming from the wake of this Summer’s Sequel-Fest-Train-Wreck to celebrate little known movie gems from some of Hollywood’s greatest actors.
Tuesday I highlighted masterpieces from the Leading Actor category, today let’s talk Supporting Actors, precisely Legendary Hollywood Wild Men who’ve flown under the People Magazine radar despite having notorious reputations as Bad Boy Life Actors.
H. from Elixir infused his vodka with chai and added fresh strawberry and lychee liqueur to make an extremely complex and surprising drink.
Summertime makes me feel fine.
This is what I did Friday. I worked from home on our upcoming August food issue and when I thought I couldn’t stand to look at my computer any longer, I made lunch.
Lunch was Bubalus Bubalis fresh mozzarella [realmozzarella.com] made from the milk of water buffalo raised in California (and sold at Tomales Bay Foods). It tastes nothing like the tasteless, rubbery fresh mozzarella you can normally find—the taste is rich and it has a soft, almost spreadable texture.
Alberta's The Woo-Hoo
Most Sophisticated: The Woo-Hoo (Alberta, Cocktails on the Fly)
Most Fun: Rocket Bob (Vince, La Rocca’s Corner)
Most Interesting Use of Ingredients: Ruby Natsumi (H., Elixir)
Most Exotic: Fortune and Glory (Jackie, Le Colonial)
Third Place/Best Balance: Day Off (Vard, Sip Lounge)
photos by Matthew Knudsen
As you know, the 7x7 Bottle Service Pour-Off went down last night, and I think most people would agree that it was a rousing success. Sip Lounge is a great space with a great vibe, especially when it's filled with so many good people there to cheer on their favorite bartenders.
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