Consider the following an apt intro to what will hopefully be an extensive series of posts from our good friend Matthew McDonald.
But first, by way of introduction: Matthew has lived all over the place (Philly, D.C., Brattleboro…Scranton) and went to school for printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design. After that he did a bunch of other stuff including co-founding the Brooklyn record label Sound-Ink and producing tracks for MF Doom (aka Viktor Vaughn – Vaudeville Villain, pick it up). After that he worked for venerable furniture/design purveyors Moss and Cassina. Matthew would not like it that I'm listing all this stuff but since it's the first post I feel like it's good to provide an intro. Matthew is a great DJ and producer (if you're familiar with Visionaire SOUND you know him as Max Billions) and a truly unique individual. Matthew and his wife Lily moved from Brooklyn to Seattle at the same time as us and he now runs the business side of her fashion label Sunshine & Shadow. Am I allowed to say that Sunshine & Shadow is working on a capsule collection for Urban Outfitters? Lily and Matthew have a studio in an old metal foundry in Georgetown and they're about to move to Beacon Hill with their dogs Fittybucks and Carmine.
Is that enough of an intro? That's pretty good.
I couldn't be happier to have Matthew do some blogging up in here.
So, with all of that out of the way, an appropriate first post:
Matt’s in the Market Bloody Mary recipe
In the interest of passing along a tasty drink recipe from one lush to another; as a public service announcement; here is the recipe for Robbie McGrath's signature Bloody Mary:
Served in a pint glass with bar ice:
1.5 ounces Aquavit, preferably Linie Aquavit as it is not too anise-y. This brand of aquavit supposedly has to cross the equator line twice before the liquor is ready to drink, giving it enough time in its oak casks, with temperature fluctuation and rough seas slosh to impart the desired flavor.You could probably get away with substituting a celery stalk for the pickled green bean but you have to have one or the other. Attached are supplemental pictures.
A healthy dose of Sacramento Tomato juice (don’t be a fool and use an inferior brand)
A dash of Worcester sauce
A healthy dose of Melindas Habanero Pepper Sauce, XXXtra reserve (don’t skimp)
Salt and Pepper
A pickled green bean
Shake well and serve with a sidecar of beer, otherwise known as a snit.