Kotsenburg Park City Gold

BgaPo0jIUAAqPceSage Kotsenburg won Sochi 2014 Gold in the first-ever snowboarding slopestyle competition, and he was also awarded a signature drink at Deer Valley.

Well done.

Hockey Road Trips — Food & Drink


Tip Top Kitchen, Columbus, Ohio

When you head off on your hockey travels do you plan ahead and search for great spots for food and drink along the way? Do you like modern contemporary restaurants and pubs? Or something old, with character and a bit of adventure? The past two seasons while on my hockey travels I’ve thought a great deal about making my journeys as entertaining as the end result, which is of course some great hockey games, and I have discovered some wonderful places along the way with the help of locals and others who have traveled the same path before me.

I created a Pinterest Foursquare board with Food & Drink locations marked — at the moment it contains about 215 locations, but I have discovered the mobile app is a bit of pain to use — which, let’s face it, is how you want to utilize such a list — when you are on the road! In an effort to make it easier, I have started to break the list down by state and will continue adding to the list. Be patient — it takes a while to load all of the locations (therefore the desire to break the list down to individual states or groups of states.)

Travels – Road Food & Drink Along the Route

Visit the site and let me know if you have favorite additions to add to the list! Many are centered around hockey rinks and routes, but I’ve also added other places I’ve visited before, or which have been highly recommended. Who knows where you will end up on your journeys to a hockey game.

The Southern Steak & Oyster, Nashville, TN.

The Southern Steak & Oyster, Nashville, TN.

Recipes: Cooking with Unibroue

Unibroue, the Québec beer maker has provided a wonderful group of recipes made with their special beers. Give them a try! The beer maker has also supplied a very nice list of cocktail recipes.

Blanche de Chambly

Blonde de Chambly

Don de Dieu

Éphémère Apple

Éphémère Blackcurrent

Éphémère Cherry

La Fin du Monde


Noire de Chambly

Quelque Chose


Trois Pistoles

Stanley Cup Fever

Bruins——–  VS ——– Hawks

Chances are you are watching the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals if you enjoy hockey — even if you normally do not cheer for one of these teams. So far, the series is tied 1 : 1 and what a series it has been! The first game went into 3 overtimes and the second into 1. Here’s to Monday night’s third game in Boston!

I’m going with Boston in SEVEN games…. how about you?

And remember … for game three … prepare for at least TWO overtimes!

Tim Hortons cropped

Libation: an act or instance of drinking often ceremoniously

Duchesse de Bourgogne – pre hockey game.

Libation: definition — an act or instance of drinking often ceremoniously.

In this instance, for hockey and for hockey’s return! NHL-NHLPA, are you listening?

Recipe: Infused Cherry-Orange Bourbon

I love to experiment with infused liquors and this caught my interest immediately since I am very partial to both sour cherries and bourbon. And the two together are a wonderful combination. Throughout the fall season I will post more drink recipes to go along with the infusion since it lends itself so well to fall and cool, crisp evenings!

Tart Cherry-Orange Infused Bourbon


  • 2 cups fresh or frozen sour cherries
  • 1 strip orange zest
  • 500 ml Bourbon


  • Combine ingredients in a clean one-liter jar with a lid. Store in the refrigerator and shake daily for 4 days until infused, then strain and discard solids.

Sour-Cherry Old Fashioned


  • 3 slices orange
  • 2 ounces Cherry-Orange Bourbon
  • Ginger ale
  • Maraschino cherries


  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add orange and bourbon. Shake well, pour into a highball glass, and top with ginger ale and cherries.

Source: Everyday Food, June 2012.