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Drink Fri Mar 20 2009

Happy Hour: The Godfather

Maybe you're watching a lot of basketball this weekend, and you'd rather enjoy a cocktail instead of drinking a bunch of macrobrews. Try the Godfather--it's simple enough to describe to a bartender who's never heard of it, yet remarkably complex:

2 parts scotch
1 part amaretto

Pour liquor into ice-filled rocks glass. Stir. Garnish with a cherry.

The amaretto helps to smooth out the harshness of the scotch, but the drink isn't overly sweet. However, be careful of its smoothness--this is still pure alcohol, so slamming too many of these is really not a good idea.

If you're not a scotch fanatic, you can replace the scotch with vodka, which makes the drink a Godmother.

Happy drinking!

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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