Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wine Wonderlands!

Ok, so it is officially spring here in New Orleans, but that doesn't mean all the snow has melted in the world!

For all you wine-obsessed ski bums, we've got your top wine and ski vacays mapped out (just try not to drink before you hit the slopes):

Texas's Hottest Tipples: Just in Time for SXSW!

Y'all listen up: There's more than margaritas and beer to explore in the Lone Star State. And with everyone all about Austin this week, here are six sips to savor in honor of Texas, brought to you by the Daily Meal:

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The French (Canadian) Connection: Montreal En Lumiere

Oh are just filled with so much goodness! And that goodness is on gorgeous display during Montreal En Lumiere--North America's premier winter festival. With just four days to spend in Montreal, we worried about not being able to pack it all in,  but somehow, we prevailed, wrapping up a tasty weekend with a (somewhat random) Buenos Aires theme.

It's not all snow, electro and frozen slides: There's a ton of free art exhibits (video art projected onto a cathedral!), performances (we saw fire dancers in ice skating outfits!) and food (grill your own hot dogs over communal firepits!).

Read all about Montreal En Lumiere in this story for Fodor's:

Monday, March 11, 2013

Are Beet Cocktails a Thing?

Stop beeting yourself up. Who would have guessed the humble root vegetable would become the little darling of the cocktail world? Sure, it's color-saturated and sweet, and lends itself well to punny drink names, but beets should probably stick to salad, right?

Not so, say mixologists. Read all about the beet cocktail trend here, and whip up one of your own. It's kind of like juicing, but with booze. What's not to like?