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Twists on the Paloma

One of the most popular cocktails hailing from Mexico is the Paloma, which is basically tequila, fresh lime juice and topped with grapefruit soda (Squirt...

Monarchs Return for the Day of the Dead

The annual celebration of Dia de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is not as spooky as it sounds. It is a celebration...

Once a liar always a liar: Except When It Comes To Your Parents

Remember when your parents told you certain little things that you never even questioned? They lied. Kids ask a lot of questions, and sometimes it’s just easier to lie. But,...

Banana Nut Muffins

This past weekend, at Marcello’s Ocean Grille & Spirits, we featured Bananas Foster French Toast during our Sunday Brunch.  It was wildly popular, made...

Last Call: The Classics, Part 1

I have to do quite a bit of research when I write these columns, looking up the history of everything from a particular beverage, company...

Gulf Shrimp Cakes with Zesty Aioli

These crunchy, festive little shrimp cakes are jazzed up with scallions, lemon and smoked paprika, and served with a zesty citrus Old Bay aioli. Want...

Selling the Moscow Mule

A few years ago, right during the onset of what I call the craft cocktail revolution, the Moscow Mule became popular and began to...

The Kindness Trail Starts at Home

Around the world, children at home during this time of stress, are sharing creative messages of kindness. In honor of this social media campaign, Quinta...

Bar group shares plans for safe reopening

The Texas Bar & Nightclub Alliance recently shared its plan for a safe and sustainable reopening of onsite service for Texas bars. Due to restrictions...

A matter of size and perspective

People sometimes ask me to explain the difference between a ship and a boat. Well, my answer to that, may it not be scientific,...