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Freixenet 2010 Vintage Especial. On sale at Sainsbury's.

The Best Wine Deals in London

By     |    Oct 3, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., England, London     |    No Comments

Slight amendment to this post. We did find two good wine deals while in London. Half-off Champagne at Tesco. Just some random French bottle. It was pretty great and £12.99 ($21), 50% off its normal price. Not worth $42. That’s Bollinger price territory back home. Half-off 2010 vintage Freixenet (fresh-e-net) at Sainsbury’s. Normally, Lisa’s not a huge fan of the black bottle, but for £6.99 ($9.70), we had to try it. It was fantastic. […]

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Dessert! Madeleines and Chocolate Ice Cream.

Offal Lunch at St. John Bread and Wine

By     |    Sep 25, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., England, Food, London     |    1 Comment

I cut into it and it spewed, simple as that. Not a bad spew. Just a spew. Didn’t want Lisa to see though, so I mopped it up and shoved it in my mouth. Damn, it was tasty. “What was that?” she asked. “I’ll tell you later,” I told her. “Tell me now,” she insisted. “Better later.” I kept chewing, but I couldn’t convince her. So I told her: “The […]

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My new favorite cider in my new favorite pub. Life remains good.

Local London pub update: allegiances shift to The Fox!

By     |    Sep 19, 2012
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Things were going OK in our relationship with our local pub, the Prince Arthur. We visited three days in a row and got friendly with the staff. We were charged for something we didn’t order the first day, but didn’t worry too much about it (it was just a couple £s). Then, the third day, we were charged for about six extra drinks. I thought I had the problem fixed, […]

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Whiskey and Gin in a can for $2.50 ($4.06).

Drinking is EXPENSIVE in London

By     |    Sep 19, 2012
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Damn, wine’s expensive here. Booze is expensive too. Let’s do some maths. (Things get pluraled oddly over here. “Horsepowers” is  a legit term.) In California, where we found the cheapest wine on our trip, they sell Two Buck Chuck at Trader Joe’s– a bottle of Charles Shaw wine for $2. Converted into £s, that’s £1.23 (the current exchange rate is £1 = $1.60). Now, we know we’re not in California. Everywhere else in […]

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Yummy tea with milk and sugar.

Gangnam Style Tea

By     |    Sep 17, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., England     |    1 Comment

I used to drink my tea straight, unmolested, and I used to hardly drink any at all. Here, I’m sucking down maybe a liter of hot tea a day. It’s delicious. This is, mind you, in addition to my normal ration of coffee. It’s just something to sip. I don’t mind drinking it in the afternoon, because it’s not too high in caffeine. For most of last week, I’d kick […]

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Our Local Pub: The Prince Arthur

By     |    Sep 13, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., London     |    2 Comments

Update: We’ve been over-charged twice now (they keep putting extra items on our bill), so we’re no longer in love with this place. Lisa’s in love with The Fox. I’m partial to The Spurstowe Arms. We’ve found our local pub. I, honestly, don’t need to go to any other bars in London. I just want to hang out at my pub, The Prince Arthur. We’ve ended up there the last […]

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Hot and tasty Korean food.

Fueling up for London

By     |    Sep 10, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Food, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin     |    No Comments

We had just under three weeks between our last day in the mountains and our flight to London. We spent it all, seemingly, eating. Here’s where we ended up: The Best Lunch Deal in Kansas City at Extra Virgin Happy Hour at Extra Virgin in Kansas City is amazing. But here’s the secret: it starts at 11:30AM, lunch time. It’s a lunch deal too. Many of their tapas are 50% […]

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Next Stop: London

By     |    Sep 7, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., London     |    6 Comments

Well, we leave for London this weekend. We can’t wait. We’ll be van-free for the first time in months. Instead of piling stuff in the van and cooking on the Coleman, we’ll be strolling down Piccadilly and searching for chicken tikka. We’ve got to fit everything we need into a suitcase instead of a minivan. And that’s been tricky. We couldn’t find our power converter in our midden of a storage closet. […]

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What a town. Note the mountain proximity. [LAM]

No Bike Locks in Crested Butte, Colorado

By     |    Aug 29, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Colorado     |    3 Comments

Crested Butte isn’t the most accessible town. If you want to arrive via dirt road, you have some options (in the summer). If you want to stick to pavement, you’ve only got one choice — Highway 135, up the valley from the south. Maybe it’s the accessibility that does it, the controlled access, but I don’t think so. This is a friendly town, but it can’t be that friendly, can it? It […]

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The cash register of a great bar -- note the bullets.

The bar you can camp at in Baker, Nevada

By     |    Aug 22, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Nevada     |    No Comments

Drive Highway 50 long enough across Nevada, and you’ll eventually end up near Baker, Nevada (you’ll have to detour south about two miles on Highway 487).  Baker is the gateway to Great Basin National Park (more to come on that). But let’s stop first in Baker. Baker isn’t much of a town, it just seems to exist because Great Basin National Park exists and every park needs its gateway city. […]

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