Monthly Archives: December 2011

Recipe: Sausage, Spinach, Red Pepper, and Garlic Pasta

We had this dish at Trattoria Centrale last Halloween. We shamelessly ripped it off and, with a small variation, it’s made it into our regular rotation. 1 lb. pasta – orchietta or rigatoni are best, penne would be okay if … Continue reading

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Some Things of Interest

I just like this picture. This article from Inside Scoop SF was posted on Neighborhood Hops & Vine’s Facebook Page. It’s a good read. I didn’t review my dinner at Highland’s last night because I don’t think they need to … Continue reading

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Tasting: R&B Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

This is the second release of Napa cab from R&B Cellars. I haven’t had any of the recent offerings but did have the opportunity to taste several of their early vintages when they were released. Those early wines were remarkably … Continue reading

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Thanks for joining us in the war on…um, hold on.

This fine sign popped up a few weeks ago along I-65 near UAB. I’m really not sure if the “money people” are being called to donate in the fight against cold relief, if the are being asked to stop funding … Continue reading

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Tasting: Erbaluce di Caluso “La Torrazza” Ferrando 2009…

…which we all know is made from the Erbaluce grape. I had never heard of this before but it came as a recommendation from Chandler at Neighborhood Hops & Vine and it is a Rosenthal selection so I was doubly … Continue reading

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