Happy Easter to all Amigas and Amigos out there in the beautiful world this fine Sunday morning from sunny Scottsdale, Arizona; home of the saguaro cactus, roadrunner and the lonely coyote that walks the Sonoran desert in pursuit of water and kinship.
Fantastic week was enjoyed by “My Bad Tequila” in Southern California, as I met up one evening with facebook Amigo – Lance T. aka “Little Sammy” for margaritas and tacos at Toritos in Cypress. We both took the opportunity to get our tickets to see the real Sammy Hagar aka The Red Rocker for his performance on the evening of August 4th, 2010 at the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, California. Can’t wait to hear Sammy roar out those well loved tunes of his. Psst: password is cabo to be able to book seats early.
Also stopped in at Art Images Gallery in the quaint area of Seal Beach and bought a large black and white photograph of John & Jacquelyn Kennedy sailing up near Cape Cod. It was a happy time for the both of them; the wind is forcing their hair back and showing radiant smiles from the young couple. If ever passing through, make sure and stop in and say hello to Bill K. at Art Images Gallery and look at his huge selection of paintings, sculptures and other fine artwork, www.artimagesgallery.com Seal Beach has lots of fun restaurants, bars, museums, clothing shops, pubs and galleries to visit and a beautiful pier to walk out on to view Catalina Island off in the distance. This particular trip I was able to see the white glistening snow on the mountains to the east and the outline of Catalina Island to the west, absolutely gorgeous scenery up close and afar.
As I made my way down the coast, stopped in at “The Cliff” to enjoy an open air, ocean view lunch consisting of fish and shrimp combination plate with fries with an iced tea. The Cliff Restaurant, located in Southern California's must-visit city of Laguna Beach, offers a world class menu with an unsurpassed dining experience. ...
Tequila Time: After making my way along the Pacific Coast Highway I detoured to see Amigos – Jim and Jenifer at Intersect Beverage located in the calm community of San Clemente. Waiting for me was a bottle of Regional Reposado Tequila after having spent at least 3 months aging in American Oak Barrels. Regional is made from 100% Weber Blue Agave in a Mexican village Amatitan, in the heart of Jalisco which is the designated tequila region of Mexico. This smooth and medium-bodied Reposado has an unmistakingly rich agave scent with a slight touch of herbs in the background. It’s of brilliant light colored gold and with true body that flows easily off the palette with an ever so slight flavor of sweetness lingering at taste completion. Intersect Beverage also handles the distribution of Azunia Tequila of which I have written several blogs telling of its perfection for the true connoisseur of fine Tequila. Visit these two websites for events, products and any other information:
Finally, before heading back to the "Valley of the Sun" I spent the night in San Diego and visited "La Puerta" for happy hour and as I was told by fellow Tequila Connoisseur - Ryan K. Senor Ryan was on the money as the Restaurant and Bar - La Puerta carries 31 different Blanco Tequilas, 40 different Reposado Tequilas, 31 different Anejo Tequilas and 12 Extra Anejo Tequilas as I took my time going over the extensive Tequila list. If you think I was in the Tequila heavens, you are not far off with your thinking. After introductions of tenders to the bar were offered and recepted by - Roy with the shaved head, Carl with the head of short hair and Carla, the hard working manager, I discrimately asked Roy to make mix me an Azunia Reposado Margarita which was simply "unrelenting." The hospitality was tremendous and the place was nicely packed for a Wednesday evening.
Check out "La Puerta" in the heart of the Gas Lamp District on your next San Diego getaway. www.taco619.com
Next week join us as I travel to the Northwest and visit the “home of the Space Needle” the metropolitan area of Seattle, Washington.
Hasta Luego Amigos,
Author, Writer, Tequila Connoisseur & CEO – MY BAD TEQUILA
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