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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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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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