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Uinta Brewing in Salt Lake City, UT: Yes, There is Beer.

By     |    Jun 21, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Utah     |    No Comments

While in Utah, I quickly got hooked on Uinta Brewing‘s Golden Spike Hefeweizen. It’s a delicious, light, fruity wheat beer and, thanks to its low alcohol content, you can enjoy a couple and wake up hangover-free the next morning. That’s one often overlooked advantage of the state’s alcohol content restrictions. Since we were in Salt Lake City and bored, we decided to visit the Uinta brewery — we had discovered […]

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Retreat here if you find yourself in Provo, then leave town as quickly as possible.

I Testify that Provo Sucks

By     |    Jun 20, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Utah     |    No Comments

There’s a guy following me. He’s got closely-cropped, sandy blond hair, light acne. He’s fair skinned. He’s stopped next to us at a light driving the car next to us. Then I see him bike across the road in front of us. At the library he sits across from me, then I see him browsing the magazines when I turn around. What’s going on? He probably goes to BYU — […]

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The Monticello State Liquor Store. Humble. Wonderful.

I Love Utah State Liquor Stores

By     |    Jun 12, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Utah     |    1 Comment

After passing through Blanding for a burger (they were a bit bland, fittingly, and the place was run by an annoying group of teens and one competent young woman who I wanted to shake and order to flee the shit-hole before getting stuck there forever), we stopped in Monticello for some booze. We didn’t stop in Blanding, because Blanding is a dry town. Dry as in no beer is sold here. Not […]

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Rough Rider Saloon.

We Return to the Rough Rider Saloon

By     |    Jun 1, 2012
Posted in: Arizona, Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc.     |    No Comments

In 2009, we spent my birthday at the Rough Rider Saloon on the north rim of the Grand Canyon. I was looking forward to going back – we had a fun night back in the day – but when we rolled into the supposedly quiet side of the canyon, things were jumping. The campground was full. The trailheads were packed. People were everywhere thanks to the damn moon lining up […]

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Old Crow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Empty already, unfortunately.

Old Crow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

By     |    May 31, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Mission Whiskey     |    3 Comments

Driving out of Durango and into Navajo land, we passed what looked like the last liquor store we’d see for a while. It was a shithole by the side of the road, possibly a former gas station. It didn’t have a direct entry from the road, so we followed the signs around to what looked like the site of many out-of-towner murders. The door opened up into the cash register, […]

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Bourbon Street: Classy!

Avoiding Death and STDs on Bourbon Street

By     |    May 17, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Louisiana     |    4 Comments

Bourbon Street, the flagship street of New Orleans, is pretty disgusting. Firstly, it smells like a mix of vomit, spilled drinks, sweat, and rat diarrhea (caused by eating too many cockroaches, I imagine). Then there are the strip clubs. Bourbon Street has the highest concentration of strip clubs you’ll see this-side of … well, Portland, evidently (well-played, Google — didn’t see that one coming). There’s Babe’s Cabaret, Big Daddy’s, Deja Vu Showgirls, Larry Flynt’s […]

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Blackened Voodoo Lager at Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar.

The Best Beer in New Orleans

By     |    May 16, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Louisiana, Mississippi     |    4 Comments

We had some beers in New Orleans. They were yummy. Try these if you see them in your local beer store: Perfect Tin Amber Ale Lisa’s favorite brew, Fat Tire Amber, is also an amber ale, and Tin Roof’s went down just as deliciously. Comes in cans, so it’s boat-friendly. Brewed in Baton Rouge. Abita Amber Abita is one of the better-distributed Louisiana brews (I’m pretty sure I had their Purple Haze […]

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Indian Pass Raw Bar: The Perfect Seafood Shack

By     |    May 11, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Florida, Food     |    2 Comments

“Y’all been here before?” the woman behind the register asked. Nope. She was being nice. We were looking around in confusion and hunger trying to figure the place out while eyeing the plates of oysters and shrimp in front of the other patrons. Clearly, this was our first time. We were lost and drooling and overwhelmed. There was a lot to take in — the very short menu board, the […]

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Pinkie Master's: iconic Savannah dive bar.

Pinkie Master’s: Best Dive Bar in the South

By     |    May 8, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Georgia     |    1 Comment

Savannah is a drinking town. I’m not sure why. It’s one of seven places in the US where you can walk around with a drink (Las Vegas and New Orleans are also on that distinguished list along with Butte, MT). It’s not cruise ship traffic — Savannah doesn’t get any of that. Cruise ships land in Charleston. It’s odd — bars offer to-go drinks. It’s especially odd because of the […]

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She-crab soup.

Low-Country Classics at SeeWee Restaurant, Charleston, SC

By     |    May 3, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Food, South Carolina     |    No Comments

First, is it lowcountry, low-country, or low country? I’m not sure. And this place isn’t technically in Charleston, it’s to the east, in Awendaw, SC. Close enough. And we were camping out there and this place was down the street. We had hoped to go to The Wreck of the Richard & Charlene, but they’re only open a few hours every night and we were in the mood for an afternoon snack. […]

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