Friday, August 01, 2008

Three Latest and Best

Junipero Rules! Our viral campaign is already working! As I arrived at Meridian for a cocktail, I found Simon and Nolan lingering after their delivery of Junipero. Chef Dan Dunville placed his order first thing yesterday -- and several folks asked for it, too. Good job, gin drinkers! Add Meridian to the list of bars offering this sweet nectar.

Bacon and...Bacon! Nothing says summer like sweet tomatoes and the big, honking BLT at The Distillery. Perfect on the upstairs deck at lunchtime. (Did I mention *bacon*?!)

Mt. Tam Triple Cream: It's no secret I'm a big fan of the cheeses from California's Cowgirl Creamery, but this one, this is special. Thick, salty, gooey -- it's everything you want a cheese to be. Drink it with a bottle of fine, dry champagne. (And find these hockey-puck sized cheeses at The Goose.)


Anonymous said...

The online word worked so well that Kahn's was sold out! So, we tried G'vine. Glad we did- great boutique gin, not the same old by any means.. Will try Junipero as soon as they restock.

John said...

How does J. compare to the micro-distilled, local-ish (Lake Bluff IL) Northshore gin?

Anonymous said...

Just some info on the Mt. Tam -
It was created (at least partially) by Traders Point Creamery mastermind, Fons Smits. He also created their Red Hawk cheese, which also won some major awards.

Here is a story on Fons from the San Fran Chronicle from last year:

And you can also buy Mt. Tam, Red Hawk, and a rotating selection of other Cowgirl Creamery cheeses at Traders Point as well.

braingirl said...

Yes! I profiled Fons and all of Indiana's cheesemakers for IM earlier this year.