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When the dust settles

A chance viewing on the great Google machine inspired the question:

With all the bizarre holidays out there, why don’t we celebrate Funny Chalkboard Sign Day?

There are so many really funny chalkboard signs outside bars and restaurants…and I think they deserve some recognition.

I posted some of the my favorites below.

chalkboard_childrenchalkboard_buy2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

chalkboard_stealchalkboard_bacon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

chalkboard_soupchalkboard_grapes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you seen others that deserve a shout out? Post them in the comments. And look for the national holiday coming soon.

A chalkboard sign would be a really good place to promote it…

Cold comfort

Cheezeburger cheezeburger cheezeburger.

No thank you — I’m a grilled cheese kinda gal.

Always have been; just ask my family.  When we went to a diner and everyone else ordered burgers, I had the grilled cheese.  When we splurged at a really nice restaurant, I ordered — to my mother’s consternation — the grilled cheese.

Even now, when I check out a new restaurant and they have an interesting take on my cheesy favorite on the menu…it’s really hard for me to order anything else.

It is, quite simply, the perfect sandwich…a taste of home between two slices of bread.

And now a bartender in Victoria, British Columbia has attempted to capture the essence of the grilled cheese sandwich in a signature cocktail.

This could finally turn me on to liquor.

Shawn Soole hails from Brisbane, Australia, and his Cold Night In martini was inspired by a ‘toastie’ – the Australian term for a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup.

He combines “grilled cheese rum” — Mt. Gay’ washed’ overnight with a real-live grilled cheese sandwich — fresh-muddled tomato and basil, salt, Lillet Blanc and Glenfiddich Scotch whiskey.

I can’t tell a thing from the recipe…although the fact that he actually marinades his rum in a grilled cheese sandwich seems promising.  Plus, the martini is only served at Clive’s in Victoria, B.C.

Haven’t had a grilled cheese sandwich there yet…