Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Why do you hate us el Jimador?

Because nothing says Margarita more than cracking a cold one!

From their website:

The first line of ready-to-drink tequila cocktails, New Mix is the perfect combination of authentic el Jimador Tequila and refreshing flavors including: Paloma (grapefruit soda), Margarita, Spicy Mango Margarita, Vampiro (kind of Bloody Mary-ish) and Batanga (cola with some zing). These lightly carbonated tequila cocktails are the perfect way to ease into any party occasion.
New Mix available only in selected states. Lo siento.

First, who came up with the bright idea to lightly carbonate a Margarita? And can we beat them with a bag of limes?

And what part of a Margarita is so difficult that it needs to be pre-packaged into a six-pack? It is One part triple-sec, two parts lime, three parts good tequila. Shake the hell out of it and pour it in a cocktail glass or over the rocks. I could have made three of them in the time it took to type this paragraph.

I appreciate the effort, el Jimador, but please just focus on making good tequila. Leave the gimmicks to someone else.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Kingshead Pub - Sunrise

Went to the Pub the other night, had a pint with a friend and then had some dinner since it was about that time of day. The particular pub was the Kingshead Pub in Sunrise. Nice place, highly recommend it if you are thirsty and in that part of town.

I bet you'll never guess what I had for dinner?


Fish and Chips.

And no, that picture over there to the left is not a picture of my dinner, it is just a nice picture I found on the internet from a Chip joint in Ontario. (Thank you Queen's for the picture, it is very nice and I am borrowing it)

Why did I not take a picture of my dinner? Because I make fun of people who do that. Come on... its fish and chips. Its some fish, and some chips, on a plate, in a pub. Have you lost all of your imagination?

Anyway..... Kingshead Pub in Sunrise... Fish and Chips.....

The fish was wonderfully firm and flaky, the batter was nicely done even if it was a wee bit bland. Maybe if they used a more flavorful beer to make the batter? The chips are good too. Cut from whole potatoes and fried so as to be crispy enough to eat but soft enough to enjoy.

They include on the dinner plate, and I presume on the lunch size too, a little plastic container of something sort of but not quite like a tartar sauce. It didn't really taste like anything so I switched to the HP Sauce for the chips.

I have a theory about condiments served in little tiny plastic cups with lids that I am still testing. Maybe someday I'll share it openly.


I like the Pub, great place to hang out. I like their fish and chips and would give them a big thumbs up overall. I'm not going to recommend you go out of your way for them, but if you find yourself near by you won't be disappointed.

By the way.... there is another pub with the same name in Dania, but apparently that is owned by someone else so don't get the two confused when you are out and about.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Fish and Chips

I loves me some fish and chips. Not quite sure why..... There is no cultural or heritage connection for me and I wasn't fed fried foods overly much as a child. I just loves me a good fish and chips.

I'm still gonna spend far too much time talking about (and drinking) cocktails, just now I am going to include the occasional bit about fish. Or Chips. Or both.

And thanks to Road Food for the nice picture. This looks like it was probably pretty good.