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It’s not that Hanabi has the post holiday blues or anything, it’s that he is thrilled that another Christmas is in the books. Usually, we could talk about what to do with all the after Christmas food, but not this year. Instead we checked out a very weird situation going on down at the former Fizzary space. This drama is so good it doesn’t matter if you’re local or not. The Fizzary until recently, was a vintage style soda shop that carried hundreds of varieties of soda from around the world and from craft-styled makers. Anyway, the people that are subleasing the space have apparently turned it into a not-so-underground gambling club and illegal bar. Apparently it’s be so shady that the landlord has taken to extreme measures to notify the police and alcohol commission, and so far no one seems to care. Hanabi also loves movies. His favorite place to catch a movie just so happens to be the Sundance Kabuki theater over in Japantown. This place is rad. There super comfy couch-like chairs with tables attached and you can order real food and drink beer, wine and cocktails as well while watching a flick. After watching a cool flick and getting his swerve on, Hanabi likes to maintain his buzz as one of his favorite locals, which happens to havean amazing cocktail program, as well as a cool bartender who is the same age as Hanabi and has lots of cool late 80’s and early 90’s tales to tell. The bar is called Holy Water and the drink of choice is the bourbon buck, but the painkiller has the better name and the better kind of ice.
This is Part I of DJ Wynn's favorite tracks of 2015. This first part will cover artists A through M and features Beat Connection, CHVRCHES, Editors, Hudson Mohawke, Joanna Newsom, and Matthew E. White.
Today’s podcast is about the power of reflections and how does science and art help us more deeply reflect on the mirror images we see?
Hanabi is all about Thanksgiving. It’s an opportunity to put on a great spread. Although the menu may be similar, a Thanksgiving feast is very specific to an individual family and most of us have eaten the same Thanksgiving dinner, as prepared by family members as long as we can remember, and we still crave those same dishes, prepared the exact same way every time. There’s nothing wrong with that. But, occasionally, we may not be able to sit down with our families and we have to go it alone. Hanabi finds himself in that boat this year. SO, he’s chosen to host his own orphans Thanksgiving dinner. Yes, there will be turkey. But, instead of a whole bird he’s going for a porchetta turkey breast. What the hell is that you ask? Porchetta is of course a pork roast that is stuffed with mixture or herbs, garlic and lemon zest. Basically it delicious. Hanabi us also making a brussels sprout gratin loaded with gruyere cheese. Hanabi is also making some macarons because why the hell not?
New music from Beat Connection, Shirlette Ammons, Darkstar, and W-X.
DJ Drew's Sunday Show! with tunes from Apprentice Destroyer, Joanna Newsom, Young Rival and Wet Nurse
Hanabi has been on a delicious New Orleans bender, and that train is still rolling. As Hanabi gets set to head out to New Orleans, he decided that since it’s going to be a calorie bust, he might as well get into some salad. Healthy, green salad. There are good salads, and there are bad salads. Hanabi wants you to eat more good salads. By the way, the best salad is the salad Nicoise. Yes, it’s better than a Cobb salad, and is slightly better than a Caesar salad. Of note, Hanabi means the actual Caesar salad made the proper way with raw yolks table-side, and not that ridiculous cream based dressing that passes for Caesar dressing. Oh, and it has to have the anchovies too. Since we’re talking Salad, Hanabi had a Chef’s salad at the Standard in New Orleans. The Chef’s salad is pretty good, still not up to a Nicoise though. Nothing goers better with a salad than a Sazerac. Remember that.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane are joined by Samantha Spoto to chat about grammar and online dating. Then, the three analyze what the number of sexual partners we've had says about us. The show wraps with an in-depth discussion between Molly and Dane regarding the three most recent episodes of FXX's 'You're the Worst.'
Mmmmmm, food! We’ve got lots of it for you too. Basically, Hanabi and Insane Dane are out here stretching our waistlines so that you don’t have to. But seriously, Hanabi went to Trestle the other day and had what can only be described as a super delicious, four course price-fixe menu for a measly $45 clams. Although the star of the show wasn’t the entree course, but rather the pasta, it was still well worth it. Check out the show to see how worth it. Hanabi also has a simple, yet delicious recipe for Queso Fundido which if you’re unfamiliar is melted cheese and chorizo. Any questions? Hanabi also visited Lost Lake Cafe for a little of that throwback, retro diner thing that NOBODY else is doing these days. Insane Dane pretty much ends the controversy of how to drink bourbon and eat mac n cheese when you’ve only got minutes to spare. The secret is to mix them together. Check out his take on Bourbon mac n cheese on the old Dish + Drink blog if you don’t believe me. He also makes a killer Gin + Juice for a guy from New Jersey.