“Great acts are made up of small deeds.” – Lao Tzu
The Great Debate
You’ve heard the debate. I’m sure you’ve been privy to it at least at one point in your life. Hell, maybe you’ve even instigated or broken up a few fights regarding the topic because it is so heated and people are so passionate (almost to a fault). No matter how much you try to rationalize with either side, you know it will just put the spotlight on you and YOU have the common decency to “nope” the fuck out of that debate because there are no winners; there’s just a bunch of losers.
We’re living in some very heightened, sensitive times right now and there is no shortage of people who are incredibly passionate about what they believe, so a sane person would just let the enthusiasts and the haters continue with their gripe and find more level-headed folk to converse with.
The problem is, regarding this intense of a talking point, it is rather difficult to find someone who doesn’t have a strong opinion about it. Hell, I’m sure you, dear reader, are one side of the polarized debacle and there is no chance of changing your mind. But, for humor’s sake, I’ll dare walk on the wild side and ask…
“How do you feel about cilantro?”
Now, as I stated earlier, I realize half of the country loves cilantro. They could put brush their teeth with it if it were socially acceptable (hell, I beg some of you do, don’t ya?) Then there are the rest of you that literally taste soap when you eat the herb and can barely stand the smell of it. Those people we refer to as communists, just not to their faces.
But in all seriousness, there may be a genetic reason you respond the way you do to cilantro, so I guess there’s more to the hating cilantro thing than just being soulless.
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Cocktails are a hit or miss. It’s not like beer or wine where you usually have an idea of what you are getting. Granted, not all Chardonnays are created equally but, as a general rule, you know they are going to be a bit sweeter, thicker, and oakier than its Pinot Grigio counterpart. Or if you order an IPA, you can only assume you’ll soon be sipping on liquid mold (sorry, not a fan of hops). But you get my point; there’s usually some sort of consistency when it comes to beer and wine and liquor that you can depend on.
But cocktails are a bit of an enigma. For starters, even the classic recipes are up for debate, as a martini can be up or on ice, with vermouth or without, with vodka or gin, and sweet or dry. Add in garnish and there’s like six ways you could order a basic martini. Then come the crazy drinks that are only found at particular bars. Most higher-up restaurants and bars have a few signature drinks as a way to separate themselves from the rest, I presume. Granted, there is a chance that that Hawaiian Soaker Rum Bum Blitz with a Gran Marnier Floater that bartender convinced you to order is seriously delicious, but there is just as good of a chance that it’ll give you borderline diabetes and a hangover from hell.
Now, there’s nothing wrong with a ton of sugar and a guaranteed morning headache that costs $16. Sometimes, that’s EXACTLY what you want and need. But if you are going to indulge in such fancy drinks, you may want to check out these places. Here are 33 of the best cocktail bars in America and -assuming you don’t live in the bumfucks of Idaho -there’s a good chance you may have one in your city.
STRANGER THINGS Season 2 Trailer
If you haven’t seen Stranger Things on Netflix boy are you missing out!
For those in the know… Here is the season 2 trailer