Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Was it an old Tiger commercial where he was playing the world as his golf course? What would be some good landmarks that would work with golf? The Great Wall for a fairway? Alcatraz for an island green? Playing putt-putt at Stonehenge?
Friday, December 28, 2007
Seattle - Jet City Improv's 5th Annual New Year's Eve Spectacular at the Historical University Theater. Laughing-in the New Year is always a respectable way to go.
Portland - Fir Ball 2008 at Doug Fir. Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven duel for New Year's Eve SUPREMECY! Or something like that. Doors at 8, show at 9. Sold out, but limited amount of tickets at the door.
Boise - When in doubt, go with live music. The Big Easy has Micky & the Motorcars for NYE. Or you could take in Wu-Tang there tonight.
Everyone have a safe New Year's!
Thursday, December 27, 2007
The Northwest has always been a region with advance tastes for premium products. Oregon and Washington are quickly growing as a premium wine region soon to rival locations such as Napa or Burgundy. Portland has more breweries than any city in the world and not by "per capita", just more breweries. While premium and craft beer are seeing good growth through out the country to an almost 3% share, The Northwest has always been a place for great beer where there is close to a 30% share. That's a lot of good beer.
The new trend, and the Northwest is leading the way, Small Batch Distillers. Through Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, small distillers are popping up and creating small artisan American products. In Idaho, The Bardenay is billed as the the country's first distillery pub and Rogue has one in downtown Portland. Move from the pub and you have small distillers very passionate about what they are doing. Distillers like Clear Creek in Portland use traditional European techniques to produce wonderful brandies and House of Spirits who will soon be releasing a small batch whiskey.
We at Top Left urge you to try some of these small batch local products and ask your favorite bartender or your local store to start offering these selections. The Northwest led the way for the country in Beer and Wine, now let's do it in Spirits.
Hit up the survey!!
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
As mentioned in our upcoming Chambers Bay review, the BMW Northwest Skin's Game was held at Chambers Bay in University Place, WA this past October. Here's a video of Ryan Moore and Bubba Watson teeing off during the two-day event. Bubba's drive is right at the end of the video.
Friday, December 21, 2007
And Happy Holidays from Top Left!