Restaurant Week in the Poconos


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Restaurant week has begun in the Poconos! We will be updating you on more information in the coming days about this, but wanted to share an article with you. It runs until May 6th, so check back with us.

Mint Julep Martinis for the Derby?


We love following events in all the cities we can possibly catch (an impossible task, but we give it our best). We ‘cuss and discuss regularly what we will have for our next featured drink. So the question arose naturally.  The Kentucky Derby and the classic Mint Julep. Do we dare tempt fate with suggesting this drink as a martini? We do stretch the boundaries with our recipes – and we’re perfectly fine with that. We aren’t sloppy with our drinking, but we can be very laid-back about the ‘rules’ when it comes to what is acceptable for a martini. Oh, the dilemma where we now find ourselves! To stay with tradition. . . or not? (I hear music from ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ playing as I write this.)

So we offer a happy medium for now as we ponder this massive decision before us. Someone else’s musings on a Mint Julep Martini.

Emeril has a recipe as well, which eased our troubled minds much more. . .

We found a third recipe highly rated. . .

So where does that leave us with the Kentucky Derby coming in just a few weeks? The conflict is swelling and stirring even deeper inside now, as you can imagine. (If you don’t get our sense of humor by now, it’s probably time to move to another site about martinis. . . )

We leave you with that, and the Official Site of the Kentucky Derby for now.

What is going on in your area this weekend?


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Probably a lot, if you are like all the other cities we have written about this week! We’ve written in one week about Seattle, Indianapolis, Boston, and Bloomington, IN. Much more going on with some beautiful weather planned across the south and west, Passover beginning, and it just being the time of year when things are heating up with activities.

We will be busy reweeting as many activities as we can, so always check on our blog for your area. Let us know what’s going on in your area, as we love promoting great things to do! You can reach us on this blog, by twitter, or facebook.

If you are staying in this weekend, be sure to try one of our Martini specials. How about our Espresso Triple Sec Martini. We are redoing the site soon so they are easier to find because we’ve added so many.

Thanks for all the visitors this week. We appreciate your comments as well. Have a great weekend!

Seattle Restaurant Week is here!


If you live in the Sea Tac area or are visiting the Seattle area, there is  still time to catch some of Seattle Restaurant Week. Week Two runs from April 17 – 21.  For a great article on it, here are a few links for you:

Boston is Bouncing with Things to Do!


If you are a runner, have ever run in a marathon, or dreamed of it, the Boston Marathon is surely on your radar of marathons to run. Baseball? Of course the Boston Red Sox! This weekend is, of course, the Boston Marathon. There is so much more to this great city that is rich in history, we just had to list some of the reasons to make it one of your places to visit.

This is just a start, but there is a lot packed into these links. We hope you enjoy visiting Boston. Whatever your interest is, there is something for everyone!

Babyface’s Birthday and Indianapolis Impressions


Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds turns 52 today. He is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana. One of the songs he is most well-known for is ‘Change the World’. Notable especially because he said when he was young that he wrote music to express his emotions. In honor of his influence on the music world as a  songwriter, record producer, film producer, and much more, as well as a nod to his birthplace of Indianapolis, we are listing some great things to do in Indianapolis. It’s a great city in the heart of the Midwest full of a vibrant arts community, sporting events, and thrives on tourism. Some great things going on in Indianapolis include:

Wiki’s Most Exhaustive List of Things to Do!

Frommer’s List for Nightlife and Events Nightlife in Indianapolis

Indianapolis Museum of Art

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Worth grabbing a niece, nephew, or friend’s child to have an excuse to visit if you don’t have children of your own.

Indianapolis Zoo Lucas Oil Stadium Tours are given during off-season for the Colts; check the site for the schedule

Chicago is calling your name this weekend!


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And we wanted to mention just a few things going on to keep your eye on. . .

Bars and Nightlife Info

Cubs Schedule

White Sox Schedule

Top Picks of Restaurants, Events, and Things to do by MetroMix

Explore Chicago

Nightlife, Restaurants, Bars and More

Chicago Nightlife Search

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival coming soon – You don’t want to miss it. Really.


Coming to New Orleans April 29 through May 8 with virtually every name you can think of:

  • Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band

  • Wyclef Jean

  • Cyndi Lauper

  • Kenny G

  • John Mellencamp, and

  • Robert Plant. . . to name just a few

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell  announced the music lineup for the 2011 Festival scheduled for April 29 – May 1 and May 5 – 8. With twelve stages of almost every style of roots music, Jazz Fest presents one of the entertainment world’s most diverse music lineups, including its unparalleled showcase of Louisiana’s unique culture.  Hundreds of thousands of fans annually flock  to the seven-day event that has been called America’s best festival.

The 2011 Festival will also host the largest celebration of Haitian culture in the U.S. since the devastating earthquake one year ago.  New Orleans and Haiti have shared a deep cultural connection for over three hundred years and many of the local traditions and customs owe their roots to this complex Caribbean country.  The Jazz Fest is proud and honored to host the icons of Haitian music and culture including Wyclef Jean, Tabou Combo, RAM, Boukman Eksperyans, Emeline Michel, Djakout #1, DJA-Rara and Ti-Coca & Wanga Négès.

Follow the link below for all the details on purchasing tickets, the complete list of artists performing, and other venues going on throughout the week. What are you waiting for?

Check back later, and we will add more activities going on with local restaurants, as well as other events going on in New Orleans for the festival.

http://lineup.nojazzfest.com/?utm=2011_facebook_share_lineup

We would love to see your pictures! Feel free to add comments or photos after you have attended the event.