Notes from the underground

First up, those of you who listened to my radio debut might want to know that my wife, Jen, will be appearing on tomorrow’s edition of Jen’s Dish, on WNRI radio. Listen live at wnri.com

Second, having just returned from Indiana (for family) and NYC (for the Beefeater 24 TDN), I’m off again, this time with Jen, to see her family.

Finally, and this is directed at you who are going to Tales of the Cocktail this year. (We’re still working on getting me there, but it’s looking gloomy.) The Hotel Monteleone, which hosts Tales, is sponsoring a cocktail contest. Here’s what the Monteleone has to say about it:

The Hotel Monteleone is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Carousel Bar on May 21, 2009. From 1949 until about the late 60’s or 70’s there was a drink on the specialty drink menu called the Monteleone Cocktail. Unfortunately, we have no idea what the exact recipe or ingredients were. The Hotel Monteleone is hosting an online contest to accept drink recipe nominations for a new official Monteleone Cocktail. The recipes will be judged by VIPs who will be at the Carousel anniversary celebration on May 21. There are no requirements on types of liquor or style of drink, but all drink entries must be received by May 18, so that the ingredients may be acquired and drinks prepared at the May 21 event. Participating bloggers should post their entries online, and all participants should e-mail their drink recipes, along with their name, address and phone number, to athornton@hotelmonteleone.com. The winning entry will become the new official Monteleone Cocktail, and the winner will receive four free nights at the Hotel Monteleone during Tales of the Cocktail 2009.

Best of luck to any of you who choose to participate. I might try to create the killer drink myself, since it’s probably the only chance I have of making it down this year.

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