| Jan 30, 2013
| 6:20 AM
How about a pitcher of grapefruit spritzers for weekend brunch? Grapefruit are in season and the juice is a refreshing alternative to orange juice-laced mimosas. Check out the recipe at OrlandoSentinel.com/thedish. In the meantime, let's dish:
| Jan 31, 2013
The Thigh High: Is there an alcohol more notorious than Malort, the bitter wormwood liquor made popular by Chicago's Carl Jeppson Co., its sole U.S. producer? Violet Hour's beverage director, Robby Haynes, doesn't think so.
So when he started toying with...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 2:30 AM
East in today's deal was the dreaded Grapefruit, my club member with a disposition like an untipped waiter.
The auction was short and sour: West doubled South's opening bid of one spade, and all passed. West led the queen of diamonds, and South won and...
| Jan 25, 2013
Midwinter is peak time for citrus to be eaten fresh, and this year quality has been superb, probably because of the extended heat earlier in the growing season. Here are tips about which varieties to look for now and from which growing areas, including...
| May 29, 2013
Pink is the new black. Sales of imported dry rosé wine are up 28 percent from last year, says the Conseil des Vins de Provence. The "Real Men Drink Pink" campaign is heading into its second successful summer. It appears folk may actually buy rosé wine...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 1:46 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — In a battle that came down to the final day of spring training games and was compared by one of the candidates to "two heavyweights battling against each other," Steve Pearce beat Conor Jackson for the final spot on the Orioles' 25-...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 7:55 PM
For a spur of the moment semi-fancy meal, you can’t beat scallops.
Scallops are ideal to have tucked away in your freezer because they defrost and cook quickly. When planning a meal with scallops, figure two to three of the larger sea scallops...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 2:30 AM
Today's North was Grapefruit, my club's member with an acid disposition and a tongue to match.
Against 3NT, West led the seven of spades: deuce, king, three. When East returned the jack, South won and tried a heart finesse with dummy's jack. East took...
| May 14, 2013
| 2:31 PM
Grand Cru, a mainstay of Govan's Belvedere Square, is a quiet little secret of a good cocktail joint.
You associate the place with wine, I'm sure. But they have a pretty nice little drink program and a team of bartenders who can make you just about...
| May 15, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Sadly, aging is inevitable. And there are many variables involved in how long you live. But you can also add years to your life by making smarter food choices. Help keep your mind razor-sharp and body finely honed with these anti-aging drinks:
| May 9, 2013
| 11:17 AM
When life hands you lemons, make lemonade, or so the adage goes. The clever tippler knows to take that pragmatic advice one step further: Give those lemons a twist — be it a clever garnish, an unexpected flavor pairing or, even, a bright shot of...