Friday, November 20, 2009

This week's "Best of Fat City"

Posted By on Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 3:59 PM

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​We've decided here in Fat City that eggnog season starts a few weeks after Walgreen's and CVS pharmacies put out their Christmas merchandise -- you know, mid-October -- and that no one needs to make the concoction at home anymore (using those cute punch sets that you can find at flea markets and estate sales) since it's easier to have someone make it for you. Jonathan Bender discovered the Top Five Eggnog Options in Kansas City (stay away from the Silk Nog, he warns) and Charles Ferruzza tasted two kinds of eggnog shakes in this week's Battle of the Dishes: Eggnog milkshakes.

The question we didn't answer, but inquiring minds want to know, is where the hell eggnog comes from? Well, here's a very brief history of the drink. You'll never think of a noggin as a human head ever again. Still, you may want to use your noggin (the thing that protects your brains) to remember the important etiquette rules when it comes to buffets. You can use the historical noggin ("a small carved wooden mug") to sip a draught of Boulevard's Harvest Dance Wheat Wine. Or a ham daiquiri.

We discovered wine openers and wine coolers and such at the newly-expanded Function Junction store in Crown Center, which opened last Saturday and Jonathan shared a holiday wine guide. Oh, the big new Function Junction store does sell casserole dishes, which might come in handy if you plan to enter blogger Emily Farris's annual Casserole Party, like Nadia Pflaum did. She lost, but her report on the event was a winner.

Have you made your Thanksgiving reservations yet? Here are some ideas.

(Image via Flickr: Labelitlove)

 

 

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