This week: bestselling author Alain De Botton gets worked over… joy is found in Mudville… and Rico digs the new wave of on-site restaurant gardens.
Drink Recipe: “Casey’s Killjoy”
On June 3rd, 1888, Ernest Thayer’s baseball rhyme “Casey At the Bat” was first published in the San Francisco Examiner. Popularized by vaudeville actor DeWolf Hopper, soon everyone in America was in love with the poem… except the author. And even he would surely appreciate this week’s drink: a Mudslide reimagined for Mudville.
Casey’s Killjoy, as created for the DPD by Colleen Raabe, bartender at the restaurant Alex & Ika’s in Cooperstown, NY:
In a shaker over ice, add:
- 1 shot espresso
- 2 oz. Irish whiskey
- 2 oz. Chocolate liqueur
- 2 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream
Shake, strain into glass filled with more ice. Serve with peanuts and cracker jacks.
After Dinner Mint
notes on this week’s show
Since releasing his first book in 1993, Alain De Botton has penned a string of bestsellers exploring the nature of Architecture, Philosophy, Work, Status and Love. But, y’know, maybe one of these days he’ll try to focus on something actually important.
Speaking of important, this week’s Icebreaker comes courtesy of Glenn-5, bassist for Anvil. And if, when you hear “Anvil,” you don’t think “uplifting story of friendship,” you clearly haven’t seen the new documentary about the band’s unlikely 30-year existence, appropriately titled “Anvil: The Story of Anvil.” Rectify that situation immediately, and then rejoice at the fact that after decades of obscurity, in July they’ll be opening for AC/DC in a football stadium.