The Bar Belle
Tap that! Beer snobs, cover your ears (Roger Baylor’s Mug Shots returns next week). I’ve been on a Bud Select kick for some time now — it’s tasty, low in calories and crisp. If you’ve never tried it on draught, you must! Not many places have it on tap yet, but if you’re lucky enough to stumble upon a place that does, order one. It’s not as fluffy as a light beer, but it’s not as heavy and filling as, say, a Bud or Stella. So far in my research, I only know of three places that have it: T.G.I. Friday’s at Fourth Street Live, R Place Pub (requested by their very best bartender, I might add) and BW3’s in St. Matthews. I may have the Dundee Tavern on the verge of getting it, but have yet to see my wish fulfilled. No, I’m not a Budweiser rep. And I don’t get anything free for writing this. I just know a good beer when I drink one. Bourbon or Scotch? Bourbon, of course. Right? That’s how I feel now, but after I attend tonight’s “Great Whisk(e)y Debate” at Churchill Downs, I may feel otherwise, or stay loyal to my one true love. Basically, they’re pitting Frederick Booker Noe III, great-grandson of Jim Beam, against Simon Brooking, Master Ambassador of Dalmore Scotch, to see what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real. I don’t expect lots of bloodshed, just plenty of discussion about the virtues and joys of each spirit. And the main reason I’m going — free samples! I’ll let you know the results of the night on my blog the next morning (read: late afternoon). Shotz If you like black jellybeans, you’re weird. But you’ll love this shot — half Amaretto, half Sambuca. You might want to chill it first. And then prepare to activate your gag reflex. Nasty! Check out my blog at http://leobarbelle.blogspot.com/… seriously. I feel like I’m talking to myself sometimes.