Don’s Seafood and Steaks Lafayette Friday, Apr 27 2012 

The Old Fashioned at the Original Don’s

301 East Vermillion St.

Lafayette, LA 70501

This is the weekend where many a Red Sticker will pack their bags and venture over to Lafayette for Festival International. (Because who could say no to a free festival featuring live music from around the world.)  If you find yourself wary from the sun, DBG suggests you have a drink at the original Don’s Seafood and Steaks.

Don Landry began building his restaurant empire in 1934. Don’s now has multiple locations, but you want to go where it all started, don’t you?  (Of course you do.  You are a Cherry reader!) So what makes this Old Fashioned like no other?  Why the presentation, of course.  First, they take their signature Old Fashioned glass with the Don’s logo and all kinds of delicious looking sea creatures printed on it and muddle some bitters with a little orange and some simple syrup.  They add ice. Then they add two shots of whiskey—your choice!  They garnish this beauty with an orange and a cherry.  But the best is still yet to come….Wait for it…They add a wooden stir stick that is a rock candy pop.  So after you enjoy the last sip of this nectar of the gods, you get dessert.

Can’t make it to Lafayette.  Get your fix at the original Baton Rouge location on Airline Highway where DBG’s Dad used to entertain out of town clients.

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PS—While you are there, say hello to the fabulous statue of the internationally famous Lafayette Gay Firefighter.  https://www.facebook.com/LGFFStatue

PSS—If you manage to steal a couple of those Old Fashioned glasses for DBG, she will love you forever.

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Old Fashioneds Monday, Mar 12 2012 

DBG did not get out and about to review a new honky tonk this week because her Protector has been under the weather, but she assures you she has been the best candy striper ever.  Before he took ill, Poolboy served DBG’s Protector an Old Fashioned on the veranda and it was agreed upon by all that the Old Fashioned should be the drink of the summer.  Poolboy says use rye whiskey, but Maker’s does well enough.  Mash a slice of orange, a maraschino cherry, a dash of orange bitters, and some sugar or simple syrup in the bottom of a glass, add whiskey.  If you want to make yours the “proper” way, here is the link to Esquire’s recipe.

http://www.esquire.com/drinks/old-fashioned-drink-recipe

 

Now the fancy people up in NYC are crowning the Negroni the drink of the summer, http://www.esquire.com/blogs/food-for-men/negroni-cocktail-recipe-051911.  Alas, gin gives DBG a headache and Campari is a bitter pill to swallow. 

 

And what does a proper gentleman wear while he sips his Old Fashioned?  Well, a seersucker suit, of course.  DBG won’t apologize, for some reason Atticus Finch pacing around the courtroom in his disheveled seersucker suit just does it for her. Gentlemen, seersucker is available at Cohn Turner and Carriages.  (Also check thrift stores.)

 

DBG might take home Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest award for best sex scene involving seersucker.  Here goes, “Even though it was hot enough to melt the magnolia blossoms, when she peeled off his seersucker jacket, no sweat lingered.  She thought, ‘gosh, seersucker breathes well.’ as she grappled at with the buckle of his brown leather braided belt.”

 

Happy Memorial Day Weekend,

cherrythedivebargirl@gmail.com

 

PS—The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest celebrates worst possible opening to a novel. 

Sunday, Mar 11 2012 

The Summer of the Old Fashioned…

DBG did not get out and about to review a new honky tonk this week because her Protector has been under the
weather, but she assures you she has been the best candy striper ever. Before he took ill, Poolboy served
DBG‘s Protector an Old Fashioned on the veranda. All agreed that the Old Fashioned should be named the
drink of the summer. Poolboy says use rye whiskey, but Maker’s does well enough. Mash a slice of orange, a
maraschino cherry, a dash of orange bitters, and some sugar or simple syrup in the bottom of a glass, and add
whiskey. If you want to make yours the ―proper‖ way, here is the link to Esquire‘s recipe.
http://www.esquire.com/drinks/old-fashioned-drink-recipe

Now, the fancy people up in NYC are crowning the Negroni the drink of the summer, http://www.esquire.com/
blogs/food-for-men/negroni-cocktail-recipe-051911. Alas, gin gives DBG a headache and Campari is a bitter pill
to swallow.

And what does a proper gentleman wear while he sips his Old Fashioned? Well, a seersucker suit, of course.
DBG won‘t apologize – for some reason Atticus Finch pacing around the courtroom in his disheveled seersucker
suit just does it for her. Gentlemen, seersucker is available at Cohn Turner and Carriages. (Also check thrift
stores.)

DBG might take home the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest award for best sex scene involving seersucker. Here
goes, ―Even though it was hot enough to melt the magnolia blossoms, when she peeled off his seersucker
jacket, no sweat lingered. She thought, ‗gosh, seersucker breathes well,‘ as she grappled with the buckle of his
brown leather braided belt.‖

Happy Memorial Day Weekend,
cherrythedivebargirl@gmail.com

PS—The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest celebrates the worst possible opening to a novel.