Regardless of the number of days since DC has done something stupid – this is epic.
In fact, I would pay to watch a full movie of this – which says more than the last Batman flick.
I have heard people say – What would Star Trek have been like without William Shatner. Well, we do have a glimpse – with Jeffrey Hunter as Captain Pike from the original pilot episode of the series, entitled “The Cage”.
On this day in history, 1964, the very first scene was shot – and since it is on this blog, it involved Alcohol.
In it, Dr. Phillip Boyce and Captain Pike have a conversation over drinks in Pike’s quarters.
To think it all started over a drink – I like that.
Its that time of year again– and nothing says welcome to the Holidays like feasting – and in the case, Tortuga Rum Cake.
I get it – its not that nasty fruit cake that people want to give out in November and December. Instead it is a rum glazed cake topped with walnuts that guaranteed to melt in your mouth.
I can honestly say, that for a pre-packaged, mass-produced cake….this is one of the best.
The shelf life of this vacuum sealed delicacy is 12 months (indefinitely if frozen) – and it is just as moist when you open it, as it would be straight out of the oven.
Do yourselves a favor this year – put one of these in the middle of the Christmas/Thanksgiving table….and watch it disappear.
PS – Since it is NATIONAL CAKE DAY, Tortuga is running a Buy one, Get one Free Offer.
What more could you ask for - a WWII Hero getting his buddy a beer. Well – this story has a surprise ending as he learns about his legacy.
Here’s to you Vince Speranza. Airborne All the Way.
I know its been awhile since I posted, but I have been in the process of migrating over to a new hosting provider, and page formatting isn’t coming across right.
As it stands, I have a lot of reviews that are backlogged – and I want to start getting them out, so I thought I might as well post them…..starting with Crazy Ed’s Cave Creek Chili Beer.
How could I not try this, since it combines three of my favorite things – Beer, Chili and Crazy Ed.
Crazy Ed is a 75 year old restaurateur who started Cave Creek Chili Beer in 1992, where (they claim) they created the worlds first Chili Beer. A beer that even has a Serrano Pepper floating in the bottle.
The beer (and Crazy Ed) were even featured on The Food Network.
Crazy Ed’s Cave Creek Chili Beer
Nose – Straight green chili pepper. No hops or malt.
Taste – High on the chili spice, this overwhelming flavor hides anything you could be looking for from a beer. The green chili flavor itself is not as spicy as the video claims, but still has a little kick to it.
Overall – While this may be the original, I still give Flat Branch the edge in putting out a better product. This beer does pair well with steaks and Mexican food – so that is a bonus. I could see it being a very niche or novelty beer that wouldn’t work well with everyone. I thought the beer was average – but I could see this actually failing with some people.
I would give this a 2.5 out of 5 for general consumption and a 3 out of 5 if you are into spicy/flavorful beers.
I often rail against Budweiser for its mass marketing and the quality of their beer. InBev is always on my radar for their (successful) attempt at a monopoly and the way they edge out the smaller craft breweries.
But today, even I can put it all aside – as we the world remember the tragedy of 9/11…and I would like to do so by sharing (IMO) the best Budweiser Commercials ever.
We will never forget -