Rockin’ grub in Cream City–

BAM!  Here we are puttin’ a feed on at ‘Morel’ located on 2nd Street in the Warehouse District of Milwaukee, and this place ROCKS!

A morel is a mushroom that folks gobble in Wisconsin each spring…so they love their mushrooms here.  With morels out of season we are offered a special fricassee of 4 other types of mushrooms–delicious…then we do some corn soup and a special housemade sausage–both delectable…after these we ingest a duck breast that is extremely moist and tasty…and a lamb ragout with pappardelle that is al dente and mouthwateringly good–DELICIOSO!!

Everything is washed down with a white Soave…veddy niiiiice…mmhhmmm!

We are happy to find this place…the people are all sweet and helpful…the room is cozy and warm…and the food and drink are top-notch. . .we cannot wait to eat here again and again and again.

I send you soothing vibes from Morel here in Milwaukee, Wisconsin–aka Cream City…feel them…they will help you get through the night real-nice-like.

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Magic is in the air–

MMM…stands for Magic here at The Bazaar by Jose Andres in Miami Beach, Florida…we can’t wait for the clean-up to be completed so that we can pop down again for some wonderful drink, grub, and vibes…jaaa!!

We hear that Miami Beach was spared the brunt of Hurricane Irma…thankfully…this is good news for business, local well-being, and for thirsty and hungry people from all over the world.

Jose Andres is a switched-on and happenin’ dude from Spain…he used to work with Ferran Adria at El Bulli outside of Barcelona…now he has a restaurant empire of his own, and The Bazaar is one of the crown jewels in his ever-growing array of wonderful restaurants.

There are lots of fabulous flavors happening here…Iberico Jamon, dumplings, fishes, clams, shrimps, meat-filled buns, etc., and delicious wines–we choose a Txakoli from Basque Country cuz we LOVE IT, and it goes extemely well with all of this fine food…salud!!

This place makes me delirious…come on down some time, and the great people here will make you delirious, too. . .I send you ultra-tasty vibes from The Bazaar in Miami Beach…feel them…they will take you to the promised land.

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Can’t wash this away–

Irma is gone, and Miami Beach is gonna be fine…let the waters recede…let the clean up commence…and let’s get back to sippin’ beverages and puffin’ on Habanas and walkin’ in the greenery and dippin’ in the ocean. . .mmm, aaahh!

Miami Beach is a slender island located just east of the City of Miami…long and lanky–home to South Beach, North Beach and all parts in between…lots of wonderful hotels, restaurants, and people.  Please consider poppin’ down here some time in the near future. . .your business is what keeps this place thriving and alive. . .we love Miami Beach, and you will too–I gar-ron-taaaayy!

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The sun rises AGAIN…jaaa!!

Storms roll in, earthquakes rumble, rain falls, winds blow, floods flood, etc. and so on…same as it ever was. . .

. . .and the sun rises AGAIN…and again and again and again.

Humans have been dealing with everything that we see all around us for about two hundred and fifty thousand years…give or take a few millenia…and humans will continue to deal with everything one way or another.

The beautiful sunrise will always be with us. . .no matter what’s goin’ down, there it is, gorgeous as ever.  I particularly love driving directly east into the sunrise…whenever we get the chance to do this it makes us go, “aaaahhh!”

Please do whatever makes you go “aaahhh” today…and every day, if you can. . .this makes the passage of time magical and bearable.

To all of our friends in Florida and the Caribbean: we support you and look forward to seeing you again real soon…jaaaa!!

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Note to Irma–

“Hello Hurricane Irma…please go easy on Miami Beach…we love this place and don’t want it messed up too much.

We love the clouds and the sun and the warm breezes and the early morning light and the early evening light and the trees and the ocean and the sand and the pizza and the wine and the people and the overall vibe of this fun town…

…we know that you are in charge, Nature, and we know that you gotta do whatever you gotta do…fair enough.  So do your thang…folks will clean up…and the party will roll on.  We know that all flora will grow again…all fauna will appear again…and all people will continue to flock to these shores to rest and eat and drink and carouse just as they have done for a couple thousand years now.

Thank you for your attention, Irma.”

Now, you, my peeps…please come on down to Miami Beach some time once all human order returns…this town ROCKS!  Everyone here is ready to welcome you with open arms and to serve you the best wine, Cuban food, Italian food, seafood of all sorts, breakfasts, etc. that you can imagine in a setting that is magical…mmmm, aaaahh!

I send you resilient vibes from Miami Beach. . .feel them. . .they are proof that humans will always rise up when faced with adversity.

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Miami Beach…pre-Irma–

Hoping Irma doesn’t mess up this view too much when she rolls into town. . .Miami Beach is ready for ya, girlfriend!

Nature is in control…she lets us puny humans think that we are in control most of the time, and then she SMASHES us real good just to remind us the true order of things: kosmos, nature, then everything else…including us.

So, the storm will roll in, things will be mussed about, humans will clean up, and folks will carry on. . .same as it ever was, same as it ever was. . .and where it all ends, if anything really ever ends, nobody knows.

Please enjoy this moment, and this one, and this one, etc. knowing that humans are not in control of anything…we just gotta enjoy the ride.  And once they get things cleaned up down here, please do your best to visit Miami Beach at some point…this place is lovely and sweet and full of good people and good food and good drink, and it’s loaded with beautiful beaches for you to while away the hours on while contemplating your existence and feeling your puniness amidst the vast firmament. . .mmm, aaaahh!

I send you delightful vibes from pre-Irma Miami Beach. . .feel them. . .they will ease whatever ails ya.

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Oldest continually operating tavern in Wiskonsen–

JAAA!  We love old taverns, and we are ecstatic to spend some time in the “oldest continually operating tavern in Wisconsin”–the Monarch Public House in a town called Fountain City located about 35 miles north of La Crosse right on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River…KABOOMY!

The Monarch opened in 1894, and it has been open for business ever since…though under different owners over the years, of course.

The building is original…the tin ceiling is original…the bar back is original…the flooring is original, etc. and so on.  There are lots of nooks and crannies for folks to sit in while they watch “the game” and sip on a brew or a whiskey or whatever.  Also, they serve the original brew of this pub called Fountain Brew from the Fountain City Brewery…this is a strange concoction that includes corn flakes in the original recipe–yes, corn flakes, as in your breakfast cereal.

I try some the Fountain Brew, and it tastes kooky and unappealing to me…I can really taste the corn flakes in there, and this is not a flavor I want while sucking down a beer or three.  You might like it though…so please pop on in here if you ever find yourself toolin’ up and down the Mississippi River on the Great River Road…the folks here will welcome you with open arms, tasty pub grub, and plenty to satisfy your thirst.

The current owner is an Irish dude called John Harrington.  He turned this place into an Irish pub of sorts when he bought it back in the 1990s, and he has big plans for the future: set up an in-house brewery on the premises, add guest rooms, keep rocking the pub grub menu with wonderful bangers and mash, bubble ‘n’ squeak, etc., and keep running the coolest and coziest pub in Wisconsin.

Please pop in here some time, say ‘hello’ to John, grab a beverage, order some grub, sit back and relax. . .you will love it–I gar-ron-taaaayy!!

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