Archives for “drinks”

One of the questions we get asked the most is "what are the latest trends of the Amsterdam food scene?".  And while we would love ...


Respect, Ron. Great move! Ron Blaauw is one of the most prolific Dutch chefs and one of the few to be decorated with two Michelin stars ...


More Sake in Amsterdam

Two weeks ago I wrote about two great sake resources I discovered in Amsterdam. Places with a selection of different quality sakes, where you can ...


Sake in Amsterdam

Even though there is a fairly large Japanese community in Amsterdam, it is hard to come by good sake. Sure, people know about sake and ...


Last weekend we went to De Parade to see Spinvis and have a good time with a group of friends. De Parade in Amsterdam will ...


Cafe Hesp, one of dutchgrub's Best Amsterdam Terraces, has added Brouwerij 't IJ's Columbus beer to its tap! Its selection of beers on tap, including Weihenstephaner ...


Cafe Hesp, one of dutchgrub's Best Amsterdam Terraces, has added Brouwerij 't IJ's Columbus beer to its tap! Its selection of beers on tap, including Weihenstephaner ...


Amsterdam came in at a quite affordable number 29 in the recent Mercer Worldwide Cost of Living survey 2009 – City ranking. The research investigates ...


vindict.nl Delivery

In January I attended a wine tasting of Dutch wine e-tailer vindict.com. The wine tasting was fun and I also liked the web site of ...


Best Amsterdam Terraces

Note: This is an old version of dutchgrub's best Amsterdam terraces. For the up to date version with a map, please see http://dutchgrub.com/best-amsterdam-terraces/ Amsterdam is a ...


June is food festival month in Amsterdam. So here are some impressions from the Rolling Kitchens Festival on 6 June at the Westergasfabriek. There was a ...


Dutch wine magazine WijnPers is currently having a competition where you can vote for your favorite wine shop. My favorite wine shop is Ton Overmars on ...


Brouwerij ‘i IJ on Tour

Amsterdam microbrewery Brouwerij 't IJ - the perfect spot for a sunny Sunday afternoon in Amsterdam - has a mobile bar! I saw them at ...


Brouwerij 'i IJ on Tour

Amsterdam microbrewery Brouwerij 't IJ - the perfect spot for a sunny Sunday afternoon in Amsterdam - has a mobile bar! I saw them at ...


Picnic in Vondelpark

When the weather in Amsterdam is as beautiful as it has been throughout April and May, there is no stopping the usually sun deprived Dutch ...


When it comes to Mexican food, I am looking for the proven formula: No inventive cuisine but quality enchiladas, tacos and fajitas. In my opinion ...


Last weekend we got a first glimpse of spring. Friday was a beautiful day - sunshine and close to 20 degrees. Like many - I really ...


Each country has its own traditions for the size of a beer. While the age old argument of the merits of the imperial pint versus ...


Just read an article in Het Parool in which wine expert Harold Hamersma recommends Tempus Two - one of my favorite white wines. The article is ...


On Sunday I gave you some ideas on where to watch Obama's inauguration in Amsterdam. As planned, we headed to the "Yes, We Watch" party ...


My overview of Ripasso wines in Amsterdam is missing an interesting lower price Ripasso. For only € 7,75 you can find a bottle of Cantina ...


Vino di Pino Amsterdam

The other day I wrote about different kinds of Ripasso wines that I had found throughout Amsterdam. I had found one of the better Ripasso at ...


Ripasso is one of my favorite wines and I have been enjoying plenty of it recently in Amsterdam. Ripasso is an intense yet smooth red wine ...


Cafe de Curtis is a small Italian restaurant in the Jordaan. It's simple but good. Some reviewers complain that the food is too simple and that ...


wijninfo.nl Yea – wijnenwijn.nl Nay!

Over the last few weeks several wine-related posts on smaak.blogo.nl have mentioned and linked to wijnenwijn.nl, a recently launched portal for online wine shops. smaak.blogo.nl is ...