ELV has taken his time posting the above tasty snaps from the Jet Tila/Tony Abou-Ganim/Origin India pop-up event of a month ago because he’s be ruminating, cogitating, elucidating and agitating his brain over the phenomenon for a while.
Archive for the ‘Liquor/Liqueur/Libations’
Shhhh…here’s a secret: Obscure soda pops are ELV’s private passion — right up there with Niner’s football, Hedy Lamarr in her prime, and his all-consuming fears of Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia, and Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia,
It tastes like white lighting soaked in sweetened tree resin, but nonetheless, is strangely compelling.
So compelling, in fact, you’ll find yourself ordering another one before you know it.
And then another…
…and before too long, you’ll find yourself doing this:
Pronounced “mas-TEEK-ha” it is only available at Estiatorio Milos…and only should be consumed if someone else is driving.
In The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino
3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Dude, I can totally incorporate that into a cocktail…
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ELV note: We recorded this at KNPR in December, 2004, and you can listen to us perform the script in the mellifluous, whimsical and melancholy tones for which we were known by clicking on the link below. Happy New Year 2012!
Archived audio Real Audio |
Happy New Year, Great Saturnalia, Season’s Greetings or Yumpin’ Yule– however you celebrate the shortest days of the year, I’m sure food (and especially drink), has a lot to do with it. And since all holiday celebrations begin or end with a toast, I thought some information about how all that clinking of glasses came about, might be fun, and provide some good conversation fodder should you find yourself trapped behind a punchbowl with nothing witty to say.
Language - Spelling - Phonetic Pronunciation
Afrikaans Gesondheid Ge-sund-hate
Albanian Gëzuar Geh-zoo-ah
Arabic (Egypt) فى صحتك: (literally good luck) Fe sahetek
Armenian (Western) Կէնաձդ Genatzt Azerbaijani Nuş olsun Nush ohlsun
Bosnian Živjeli Zhee-vi-lee
Bulgarian Наздраве Naz-dra-vey
Burmese Aung myin par say Au-ng my-in par say
Catalan Salut Sah-lut
Chamorro (Guam) Biba Bih-bah
Chinese (Mandarin) 干杯
gān bēi Gan bay