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Clement V.S.O.P Rhum Agricole, Fresh From the Cane

     Hemingway Days are Over, Daiquri Week is Passed, But  rum still  is on our minds at Green Parrot Package Goods and Spirits, specifically Clement V.S.O.P Rhum Agricole.  Clement Rhum is produced in Martinique, in the French West Indies,  the only geographic region in the world to have an AOC mark in the rum industry. […]

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Green Parrot Bar celebrates National Tequila Day

WHAT WE’RE DRINKING For National Tequila Day IS TEQUILA-WATERMELON PUNCH

Another National Tequila Day has come and gone but not unnoticed by Green Parrot Package Goods and Spirits. Always on the lookout for  something to celebrate and and always looking to beat the summer heat, we broke out a recipe we’ve tried before, adapted from a NYT article we spied last summer. Keeping it simple, which […]

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making a green-parrot-dauquiri   Last evening before dinner I opened an old Sunday Times magazine to a story on the daiquiri and how accessible it was: Rum, Citrus, Sugar.   Well it struck a chord, my pantry seemed up to the task and I dug up the Bacardi light, a ruby red grapefruit, the limes  and […]

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My Father's day post for The Green Parrot

Father’s Day

Here’s a post I put up for Father’s Day the last few year that and I still can”t  think of a better way to honor all these Fathers in my family who helped make me a better dad….and a better person. Thank You all. On this Father’s Day I’d like to taken a moment to honor not […]

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Dock Ellis’ legendary LSD no-hitter

I love this story and animation so much, we need to post it annually In celebration of the greatest athletic achievement by a man on a psychedelic journey, No Mas and artist James Blagden proudly present the animated tale of Dock Ellis’ legendary LSD no-hitter. In the past few years weve heard all too much […]

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The Best Baseball Story….Ever.

My thanks to Cabinet Beer Baseball Club for reminding me what day it is. and I love how Cabinet Beer Baseball Club describes themselves: “We’re like a library with a warning track or a bartender with reading recommendations”

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Memorial Day

This being Memorial Day  thought I would share this photo. That’s my father, Signal Corps Staff Seargant Al Vagnoni on the left, wearing the hat and the impish grin. Oh, wait, they’re all grinning. I’m picturing Al now,  sitting with his headphones on,  in a tiny, steamy radio shack in the middle of a vast […]

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hms lancaster weighs anchor at the Green Parrot

HMS Lancaster Drops Anchor, Buster Delivers Verse

When the Royal Navy Frigate HMS Lancaster made an unannounced call to Key West  Monday due to  mechanical problems scores of royal sailors hit the streets and the first bar many of them happened on was the Green Parrot and, timing being everything,  they arrived just in time to hear Jack Hackett, pictured below, deliver […]

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An Homage to Records and Rogues on National Record Store Day

This Saturday shops across the country observed the ninth annual nationwide celebration of in-person commerce known as National Record Store Day. Organized by coalitions of independent record stores, many record labels use the occasion to release collectible vinyl, limited-edition CDs and live material. As a kind of footnote to that blurb: Pictured above is Records […]

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Elek at Ukulele night at the green parrot bar
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