Thursday, February 4, 2010

Day 101: Dill Pickle Y'all

After completing the 100 high-fives, it was time for a celebratory drink.

This blog entry is dedicated to one of my newest friends and supporters, Anne, who consistently emails me with blog ideas. Anne, even though I don’t always email back, I really do appreciate your suggestions, so keep them coming.

She doesn’t even know it yet, but I took one of her suggestions and Day 101’s thing I’ve never done before was to try a dill pickle martini at Atlanta barbecue joint d.b.a.

I should’ve called Anne to help me execute this challenge. We could’ve celebrated the blog’s 100 days and her recent engagement. My work schedule is less than conducive for regular working people on the weekdays, though, so I invited my friend and fellow night owl, John to come along.

d.b.a. is a fairly new barbecue restaurant in Atlanta. I didn’t try the barbecue, so I can’t vouch for its tastiness, but I do know that Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore went twice when he was filming a movie in Atlanta.

I went on a quest to see if two of my favorite things, pickles and martinis, can fuse together to make one amazing concoction. Like the high-five challenge, people were lining up to turn their noses up my wanting to try this drink. What's the big deal, I thought? Substitute pickle juice for olive juice and pickles for olives, and it's the same as a dirty martini.

Only it's not. The dill pickle martini was fine. It tasted like pickle juice. Certainly not disgusting, but definitely more of a novelty drink. Something to tell your friends (and blog readers) that you tried.

I could take it or leave it, this drink. Two good things don’t necessarily come together to make an even greater thing. Lesson learned.

Anne, I think we're going to have to find another way to celebrate your engagement.

1 comment:

  1. Isn't there something you can do with Jager and pickle juice?