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Green Parrot Shawon-o-meter

Shawon-O-Meter

As the Chicago Cubs prepare to take the field today and return to the postseason for the first time since 2008, and as that snake-bitten franchise seeks to end the longest World Series drought in MLB history, I thought it timely to examine the Cubbies section of our Green Parrot Sports Wall, particularly the centerpiece,  an original, […]

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Green Parrot Tradesman's Pass

Tradesman’s Appreciation Day Thursday 5 PM

The Green Parrot will celebrate their 21st Annual tradesman’s Appreciation Day on Thursday, September 17th, beginning at 5 PM. More than two decades ago, great American sculptor John Martini, whose Key West studio was just around the corner from The Green Parrot, would frequent The Parrot to quench his thirst after long, late-night sessions creating […]

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Photos from The Green Parrot 18th Annual Tradesman’s Appreciation Day

The assembly line for Tradesman’s cards begins   Photos are taken outside   A vintage Tradesman’s Nail Apron   Archival footage, the first flyer   Jimbo of “Where’s Jimbo…” fame   Red Dog and Norman   Smiling Artist shows her card     “Molar Mechanic”   Buco raffles off the Strunk Hardware Gift Certificates   […]

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“Is it Rolling Bob?”

“Is it Rolling Bob?”, A few wonderful obits for legendary record producer Bob Johnston . On the intro to the track “To Be Alone With You”, on Dylan’s 1969 Nashville Skyline album, Dylan asks, “Is it rolling Bob?” The Bob in question was Bob Johnston and the answer is yes, it was rolling. “As a […]

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Gearing Up For National Rum Day

“Three ingredients is a cocktail. Two ingredients is an emergency”-Peggy Olson on Mad Men With National Rum Day (August 16th) fast approaching it might serve us well to take a look at where The Green Parrot stands on the state of rum today. In a tropical-drink world overrun with tiny umbrellas, excessive garnishes, too many splashes […]

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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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bacardi

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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