Drinks Worthy of the NHL Conference Finals

Now that your team (or your bandwagon team!) has reached the NHL Conference Finals, they deserve something far more worthy than generic, basic canned beer by Coors, Miller, Budweiser, or Molson. Western Conference Final: Winnipeg Jets vs. Vegas Golden Knights For the Winnipeg Jets, how about a Maple Bourbon Smash, a riff on the Old…

Eat & Drink your way through the Stanley Cup Playoffs

If you opt to forgo paying for expensive Stanley Cup playoff tickets and remain home to watch the games on a big screen TV, there are endless food and drink options outside the usual ‘sports’ food choices. Get serious and liven up your  Stanley Cup Playoff viewing experience with creative and delicious culinary menus. ♦♦ BEER…

Viva Las Vegas Playoff Hockey!

When the NHL moved to Las Vegas this season we knew things might get a bit crazy at times, but Bellagio Las Vegas has really surpassed our expectations!  Bellagio Patisserie’s five-foot chocolate sculpture of the Vegas Golden Knight’s Marc-André Fleury is spectacular! Viva Las Vegas!! Updated with additional images below: The final touches have been added,…

Recipes: Russian Borscht for a Cold Day

Borscht is a delicious, earthy soup with many variations ranging from heavy to light, depending upon your taste and preference. After testing a number of recipes over the years by far my favorite Borscht recipe is this version shared by a Russian hockey player. This healthier, lighter version tastes incredibly fresh and vibrant, and has…

Recipes: Swedish Meatballs

When interviewing hockey players we invariably talked about cooking and food since many of these players were from Europe and had never lived in North America before. Their food traditions and comforts of home are very different from North American food traditions, and eating some of their favorite family foods made the distance from family and…

Hockey Road Trips — Food & Drink

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…

Stanley Cup Fever

——–  VS ——–  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…

Hockey has arrived in OKC!

Finally. Hockey players are back in their jerseys and ready to play hockey! I was beginning to think we might have to move to Europe to watch the KHL, which frankly is a fun idea and someday I plan to do just that. It’s on my hockey bucket list! For those of you joining us…