Does anyone in know when Scotch Plains Tavern is opening in Essex, CT? I drove by the other night and it looked like lights were on and cars were in the driveway but the website still says coming soon.
Michael Cecconi is the former mixologist at New York’s Back Forty; he's currently the head bartender at San Francisco's Two Sisters Bar and Books, and teaches at the Institute of Culinary Education. Here he shares a quick summertime drink idea, called a Scotch Blossom: 2 ounces of Scotch, 1 ounce of honey simple syrup, 1 ounce of lime juice, 4 to 8 mint leaves, and ice. Shake vigorously, add soda water, and enjoy.
Cheese, beans, tortilla chips, and maybe a smattering of sour cream. You know the nacho drill. But the dish itself invites a much broader interpretation, like our spin on a coastal shrimp boil. Instead of red potatoes we used thick-cut kettle chips.