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Hot Sheet – December 2015

Hot Sheet – December 2015

HOT SPOT – THE YALE SALOON

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The building has been there since the late 1800’s but when this legendary blues joint closed down for renovations a few years ago, some viewed it as the end of an era. Many legendary artists had graced the stage at The Yale including John Lee Hooker, Long John Baldry, Johnny Winter and Jimmy Page. What would emerge was a well-kept secret when it opened not long ago. With live music venues having pretty much disappeared in this city, would this storied venue continue their tradition of great live music – and what of the room itself?

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We visited a few weeks ago and happily to report the room and the tradition remain alive and well. Over a great selection of BBQ meats, Jalapeno corn bread, cole slaw etc, we soaked in the cool ambience and live music and watched (not participated) as people took on the mechanical bull. The wings and Mac & Cheese are a must-try as well and for healthier choices, they have wraps, soups and salads. On the music front, the blues are back with some country, jazz and theme nights like “Footloose Fridays” thrown in. Cool spot! 

1300 Granville Street, www.yalesaloon.com

HOT READ – Experiencing the Rolling Stones: A Listener’s Companion (Rowman & ExperiencingLittlefield) 

The ultimate read for the Rolling Stones fan as author and musicologist David Malvinni chronicles the Stones music from the inside out; placing individual songs and entire albums within the transformative era of the 60’s and examines how the band integrated African-American R&B, Blues and Rock into their uniquely British style. www.rowman.com

HOT SIP – UNGAVA CANADIAN PREMIUM GIN

Ungava CAN PRE GIN_no cl[1] copyIn 2010, Domaine Pinnacle launched Ungava Canadian Premium Gin in Quebec. It quickly gained momentum, becoming a favourite in the province and today can be found around the world in 55 countries. “Canada has some of the best micro climates in the world for producing fruit, berries, herbs, and botanicals,” says Global Brand Ambassador Joshua Groom, “which lends itself very well to distillation.” For us: superior liquor. We couldn’t let Joshua go without a recipe for one of his perfect winter Ungava drinks

www.ungava-gin.com/english.html  @ungava_gin

Negroni

Winter Cocktail: Maple Negroni

Classic bitter cocktail. Maple syrup tweak. Orange zest to balance

Gin, Ungava

30.00

ml

1

oz.

Campari

30.00

ml

1

oz.

Vermouth, Rosso

30.00

ml

1

oz.

Syrup, Maple Syrup 

30.00

ml

1

oz.

Orange, zest

1.00

ea.

 

 

Water

 

 

 

 

Total Recipe

 

 

 

 

Yield

1.00

portion

 

 

Ice: Cube

   

 

 

Glassware: Old fashioned

       

Technique: Stir strain

       

Method:

       

Load mixing glass with alcohol and syrup

     

Add scoop of ice and stir for 15 seconds

     

Strain over new ice in glass

       

Garnish with orange zest

       
         

Maple syrup:   1:1 – Water : Maple syrup. Brought to boil then chilled

 




 

HOT GADGET – TSA Security Lock/Search Alert

Tariss-Locks-TwoWhen flying often, most people worry not only about their luggage arriving with the flight, but also its’ content remaining in place as it was packed. With more and more stories surfacing about airport workers rummaging through passenger luggage behind closed doors, this month’s Hot Gadget is a welcome gift for concerned travellers. You get a 3-dial cable lock and a Search Alert which allows you to know when your luggage is being searched. The TSA Security Lock/Search Alert is available on Amazon.com.

www.tarristravelgear.com

Hair services for the Hot Sheet provided by Gena Stokes – Stratosphere Hair Salon,

1259 Granville Street, Vancouver BC. 604-683-8323 www.stratospherehair.com 

Outerwear for the Hot Sheet supplied by Helly Hansen www.hellyhansen.com


Joe Leary & Jim Gordon

Joe Leary has been a longtime broadcaster in addition to a thirteen year stint as a TV weatherman at City-TV and its prior incarnations: UTV, Global-TV and CKVU. Joe is also a feature contributor to a number of publications as a freelance writer. In addition, Joe in now involved in the field of artist management, representing a couple of musical clients. Jim Gordon has been a member of the Vancouver Media since moving here in 1994. For the last 16 years he has been the weekly Movie/DVD/TV Critic for CTV Vancouver, and since 2003, has been the Co-host/Producer for the weekly TV show, The Travel Guys. Jim also writes for several publications, and has been the Co-Author of "The Hot Sheet" since 1997.