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Funny Stuff

17 Jul

Oh my god, I just read the funniest thing on Grant Miller Media. Let me give you a tip: do not read this if you’re on a conference call.

Oh my god, it just got funnier. Someone on my call just said, “wizadry”! BWAHAHA!

Me Love You Long Time

17 Jul
I have a new favorite place for cocktails. There’s a phenomenal restaurant in the downtown Baltimore area called Ixia-it is absolutely divine. I’ve been there a handful of times, and would go every single day, if only my salary was magically doubled. The place is pricey, but everything is well worth it. Saturday night I went with Lola and Muffy for cocktails and some lite snacks. Ugh, so freaking delicious. Let’s talk cocktails first, and then we’ll get into the grub.This place has the most fabulous cocktail menu I have ever seen, and it’s a great place to get all boozy suzy. In the handful of times I’ve been there, I’ve tried several of their drinks and have come to the conclusion that they are all sprinkled with crack before they’re served. What else could explain the immediate reaction that I must have more more more immediately if not sooner? My favorite, by far, is the Strawberry Basil Mojito. It is so fresh and delicious for summer time, and will only be on the menu for a limited time. On Saturday, we tried their Magic Mojito, and you too must try it should you go. The brought us out a martini glass that had a wad of fluffy, pink cotton candy in it. Then they poured a delicious blend of god knows what over the cotton candy which caused it to melt. It was fantastic!

A few weeks ago, they also started this kick ass new concept: the Nitro Bar. Essentially, they can take any cocktail off the menu, and turn it into a sorbet by adding liquid nitrogen. This process serves to intensify the alcohol. It’s truly a wonderful thing to watch, and then enjoy. The cocktails run about $12, and the Nitro Bar runs between $15-18.
Now let’s move onto the food. They have an appetizer there that I would kill for-seriously, I’d kill someone for it, or at least stab someone with a fork. It’s ravioli filled with oyster mushrooms, and served with an English Pea Buerre Monte (pureed peas, butter, garlic, and crack-pretty sure that’s what it means). You can’t imagine how intense, and dreamy the sauce is. It’s worth picking up the plate and licking every little bit of delicious goodness right off the plate. Their Lobster Mac & Cheese is also heavenly. And don’t forget to save room for some dessert. Lola ordered the grilled summer peaches with mascarpone cheese and macadamia nut brittle, and Muffy and I split the plum upside down cake with lime creme brulee.
Seriously, start saving your money and make plans to go right away. You don’t need a reservation if you want to hang out in their fabulous lounge. Find a cute outfit that will impress the hot waiters, make friends with Trevor (the General Manger), and just go.
I heart Ixia.

An Important Public Service Announcement

17 Jul

People, please Please PLEASE wash your hands after using a public restroom. Seriously, it’s for your own safety and protection. Plus the rest of us that see you are immediately nauseated if you do not.

Thank you, and have a pleasant and polite day.