johnny dollar's vault
retro pop culture and various local observations and ramblings.
- Name: johnny dollar
- Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
johnny dollar's vault resides in the basement of stately dollar maisonTM, amongst the wine cellar, tiki bar, and finicky electrical panel. from time to time i will unearth various artifacts from either there or from the random crevices of my mind.
NOTE: this blog will NOT deal with any recent pop culture (i.e. since about 1990) or topical issues, so if you're looking for discussion about britney baracko jacko flacco, look elsewhere, lol
Monday, May 26, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
i'm your huckleberry
Thursday, May 22, 2008
how to destroy a zombie
far be it from me to puu-puu someone's efforts to do a cool thing and not totally miss the mark; and i am supa glad that the supreme mixological kknowledge of beachbum berry is broadcasting to the teeming millions;
but i had to shudda a bit reading this week's drinks of summer article in the local yokel city paper;
and they did acknowledge that they fudged the recipe a bit... but ruby red grapefruit juice and bacardi instead of jamaican rum? survey says:
just for everyone's review, a proper (modern day) zombie is:
3/4 ounce lime juice
1 ounce white grapefruit juice
1/2 ounce cinnamon-infused sugar syrup (see note)
1/2 ounce bacardi 151 rum
1 ounce dark jamaican rum
sliced fruit and mint for garnish.
shake all ingredients well with ice cubes. strain into a highball glass filled with ice. garnish with fruit and a mint sprig.
yield: one drink.
note: cinnamon syrup from sonoma syrup company is sold at dean & deluca and whole foods. to make it, boil 1/2 cup water with 1/2 cup sugar and 2 cinnamon sticks pounded with the back of a knife; stir until sugar dissolves, remove from heat, let sit for 2 hours, then strain.
in fac', read this ny times article about the modern day prophet of exotic cocktails here.
Friday, May 16, 2008
the fells point project... advice please?
image courtesy of tony millionaire at maakies. two thumbs up!!!
ok so like in 4 weeks i'm going to join in a convention of producers and fans of a crude yet sophisticated podcast here in the greatest city in america.
my comment-whoring™ question to you is, ok, i know fells point is all yuppie trendy now, but assuming a crowd of about 20 + people who likely enjoy both brewed and distilled spirits, where would you suggest i suggest we go?
extra points for funky/ironic/subcultural.
negative points for frat house / tasteful.
spanks in advance!
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
i'm youtube famous now: tails of the merman, the exciting conclusion
be sure to dig on the kustom soundtrack by waitiki, not to mention the fashion stylings of fashion tramp, the comedy stylings of the henchmen, and PIE.
the previous episodes should be watched, and they are here.
p.s. dad don't let mom see this, she would probably not understand and get upset.
Monday, May 05, 2008
Thursday, May 01, 2008
cøøl, the kon tiki museum shop is online!
i so freaking want to go see the balsa wood raft that started it all.