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Roy and Bella

A true love story...

So as most of you know during the summer MySideOfTheBar moves to the lake. or #mysideofthebaratl.

I do a lot of walking for exercise and pick up trash along the road. Now I know what your thinking, what does this have to do with a bar. Well be patient and you will learn.

So last week I was out walking and at the bottom of the hill I spied a brown pit bull. I realize the pit bulls have a bad reputation and one of the canine "Usual Suspects" is my buddy Leo who is very, very gentle. However this dog had it's ears back and tail down so I steered wide right. I made another round on the hills and this time the dog was at the top of the hill so I steered wide left. On the next lap the dog was no where to be found.  I was on my way back to the condo when lady in an older Ford Bronco stopped my and asked if I knew who this dog belonged to. She had picked the dog at the top of the hill and was looking for it's owner.

I replied that I did not and she went …

Blind Vodka Tasting

Recently @MySideOfTheBar for no particular reason we have been collecting a lot of Vodka. Central Patti and I do like our Martini's, however the Vodka supply was still growing. So we decided it might be fun again to invite some of the "Usual Suspects KC" over and see if they could pick out their favorites in a blind tasting.

Here was the Line Up

Kettle One (My favorite go to Martini Vodka)
Clear 10
Kirkland (Costco's imported Vokda)
Ménage a Trois
Belvedere
Gray Goose

You can read more on Clear 10 by following the link, however Clear 10 is crafted in Olathe KS and takes pride in the fact is uses no preservatives, sugar, citric acid and is gluten free.

We had 7 tasters (8 if you count that Central Patti did the tasting twice) and each was served a chilled portion from a glass pitcher that was passed around the table. There were crackers to cleanse their pallets between each sample.

So here is the winners (and losers)

Number 6 Clear 10
Number 5 Kettle One (obviously the…