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Friday, November 23, 2012

Black (and Gold) Friday

1) Shop local today.  You can start by grabbing your ticket to The Truck, the Brewer, and the Blogger II: a pop-up beer dinner at the Tin Roof Brewery in Baton Rouge.  The menu and tickets are available here: http://tbbii.eventbrite.com.  The dinner, on November 29th, supports your local food blogger, local food truck, and local brewery.  It doesn't get better than that!

2) Geaux Tigers!

3) Who Dat?!  The Saints play on Sunday and a perfect way to celebrate the occasion any day of the week is with the Saints inspired cocktail at Whiskey Blue at the base of the W Hotel on Poydras in New Orleans.  The cocktail mixes a delicious anejo (old, or aged) tequila with sambuca to create a color contrast that's kinda black and gold (or Purple and Gold if you want to go today to cheer on the Tigers!).  The bartenders add a few gold flakes to the top just to class up the cocktail even more.  I really enjoyed the beverage when I got to try it earlier this football season.  You wouldn't think tequila and sambuca could be so delicious, but it works!

4) Did I mention to shop local on Black Friday?  Avoid the chains and big box stores.  Support your neighbors!