Browsing Category "Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc."
Bearden Beer Market.

A Night in Knoxville

By     |    Apr 26, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Tennessee     |    2 Comments

We spent a night in Knoxville with our friends, Kate and Ben, who took us to a couple great bars. Bearden Beer Market Located in an old drive-up motel, they’ve demoed some of the rooms to make a cozy and fun beer courtyard / garden. Grab a beer from inside, play bean-bag toss outside, or grab a table in the sun and watch the hops vines grow. It’s an amazingly […]

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Ten High Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey.

High Ten and Lime … Wait, Ten High Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey and Lime

By     |    Mar 28, 2012
Posted in: Arizona, Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Mission Whiskey     |    1 Comment

Well, it’s come to this: the $7.99 bottle of booze. For just under $8, we got 750mL of brown-colored booze flavored like whiskey in a plastic travel-ready bottle. Pretty sweet deal, eh? I couldn’t help but read the name as “High Ten” instead of “Ten High” — it just makes more sense that way. Ten High? That’s a pretty shitty poker hand. High Ten? Now that just sounds delicious. From […]

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Skirts stay under control at Four Peaks Brewery. Kilts, not so much.

Four Peaks Brewery, Phoenix

By     |    Mar 26, 2012
Posted in: Arizona, Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc.     |    2 Comments

We stopped at Four Peaks Brewery for a beer with a buddy in Phoenix. They have great beer. Lisa loved the Hefeweizen and the Arizona Peach Ale; I was a fan of the Kilt Lifter. But Kilt Lifter? Is that really what I want when I’m drinking? Don’t I want a skirt lifter, some sort of mind control brew that lets me overcome gravity or direct a targeted blast of air […]

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Jerome perched on the side of a mountain.

Bisbee vs. Jerome: Arizona Ex-Mining Town Smackdown

By     |    Mar 22, 2012
Posted in: Arizona, Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Wine     |    5 Comments

We loved Bisbee, Arizona. We loved Bisbee so much we can’t wait to return. We loved Bisbee so much we were really looking forward to exploring another of Arizona’s ex-mining towns, Jerome. But did we love Bisbee too much to enjoy Jerome? Were our love-struck eyes too cloudy to appreciate another tiny town in Arizona? Maybe. That’s why I’m going to make this very scientific. There are categories. There are […]

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Hooter's ... home of one more dubious business expense.

Business Expense: Hooters

By     |    Mar 15, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Nevada     |    1 Comment is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Prolonged Insult, LLC, my web-publishing-and-consulting company (formerly my failed user-generated literature site). Prolonged Insult, LLC is incorporated in the Cayman Islands for tax purposes and is itself owned by Avast Assets Corp, a 501(c) non-profit organization that aims to make the world more internety. Avast Assets Corp is a registered corporation in Belize because of its fixed dollar conversion rate (2:1 = easy, sleazy accounting). Prolonged Insult, […]

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Drink cheap like Abbey -- get Evan Williams.

Drink Edward Abbey’s Magic Tea

By     |    Feb 23, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc.     |    2 Comments

Edward Abbey’s Magic Tea follows a very simple recipe: brew tea, add Bourbon. It’s delicious. I’ve been having a mug (or two or three) when it cools off along the beach at night. Tastes great in the salty, fresh air. I highly recommend using jasmine tea. No caffeine and the flavors are really great together. Warning: Not as good in the morning if you let the mug sit out overnight […]

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Beers at Island Brewing Company.

Island Brewing Company: Camping with a Brew and a View in Carpinteria

By     |    Feb 17, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., California     |    2 Comments

The other day, I said something about how I was tiring of craft IPA and how everybody was making the same thing anyway and implied that maybe the whole craft beer thing was a racket that I was about done with. Then I read a few of my older posts and realized that what I didn’t like about the beers I was drinking was what I didn’t like about the […]

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Beer, "Special", peanuts.

Joe Jost’s Tavern in Long Beach

By     |    Feb 15, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., California     |    No Comments

We lucked into this one, hit Long Beach at the right time (lunch) and needed a place to stop. Joe Jost’s came up on Yelp and sounded perfect – they serve only a handful of food options and offer 3 sizes of beer. The food list is dominated by the “Special” – a Polish sausage (that looks more like a hotdog) split length-wise and stuffed with a pickle spear served […]

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Jim Beam Rye, Death Valley.

Beam Rye: Utility Whiskey

By     |    Feb 9, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Mission Whiskey     |    6 Comments

Maybe it’s the warmer weather, I don’t really know, but I haven’t bought a bottle of whiskey in weeks. My last was a bottle of Jim Beam Rye. We finished it back in Death Valley. The last whiskey I’ve had was a peaty and tasty Scotch in Boise, ID. Maybe it’s the wine — we’ve had good luck finding good wine deals in California. Or maybe it’s because I’m having […]

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Thank you, farmers' market, for allowing us to make such tasty tacos.

Eating Our Way Through Los Angeles, California

By     |    Jan 20, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., California, Food     |    No Comments

Full full full. We’re full of good food thanks to LA. Loved eating here. I think the food sold us on this town. Me at least. I could live here. We get LA. The farmers’ market in January with multiple varieties of avocado? Yum. The fresh fish and cheap wine? Yum. The traffic? Meh. Not so bad, really. Pick a neighborhood and stay in it, just like in Chicago. You can […]

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