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Cold beer, fresh popcorn, and attentive service make the Corkscrew Saloon the best bar in Death Valley.

Finding a Decent Drink in Death Valley

By     |    Jan 11, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., California     |    1 Comment

We’re at the Corkscrew Saloon in Furnace Creek and in search of saloon salvation. We’re on a run of bad bars and can’t seem find a decent drink in Death Valley. Seems odd to complain about this so close to actual tragedy and tribulation. Death Valley has been the sight of countless catastrophes and a few survival miracles. We need a miracle. Let me explain. We think we find the […]

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Cheap next to expensive. Avoid the Venetian. Stop at Casino Royale.

Searching for Happy Hour Deals in Las Vegas

By     |    Jan 3, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Nevada     |    No Comments

Finding a decent happy hour deal in Las Vegas is getting to be as difficult as winning big at the casinos. You can pay pretty much as much as you want for a drink, or you can pay basically nothing. Here’s what we found: Drink and Food deals at Stage Door “Casino” This is my new favorite Las Vegas dive bar. It says it’s a casino, but it’s more of […]

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Dive Bar Serendipity in Tucson at The Buffet Bar and Crock Pot

By     |    Dec 8, 2011
Posted in: Arizona, Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Food     |    3 Comments

St. Elmo’s Bar in Bisbee was a lucky score, and our luck continued in Tucson at The Buffet Bar and Crock Pot thanks to Kelly Lewis, a free copy of Zocolo Magazine, and the Oro Valley Library.  Here’s how it went down: We’d been going to the Oro Valley Library to use its interwebs and chairs and tables, all of which are somewhat lacking in our van-home. I grabbed a Zocolo on […]

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St. Elmo's Bar, Bisbee, AZ: The Best Dive Bar in Arizona

Bisbee, Arizona’s St. Elmo Bar: The Best Dive Bar in Arizona

By     |    Nov 15, 2011
Posted in: Arizona, Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc.     |    4 Comments

“Well, Cutler’s kinda a douche-bag,” I say to the guy next to me. “Yeah, that’s exactly it. I’ve watched him in Denver, I’ve watched him in Chicago, and that’s just it.” He’s got work boots on and an camouflage baseball hat. He nods in agreement. I’m at the St. Elmo bar in Bisbee, Arizona and I want to move here. I want to live anywhere in this town and come […]

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Gelato Vero

Shout Out to Gelato Vero!

By     |    Nov 7, 2011
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., New Mexico     |    No Comments

Thanks to our pals at Gelato Vero for sponsoring us a drink in Taos, NM at the Adobe Bar in the Historic Taos Inn!  Of course we went for the local produce: a glass of Gruet sparkling wine for me and a Santa Fe pale ale for Paul.  The place was so gorgeous that I couldn’t even talk to anyone when I walked in.  I just stood there looking around […]

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Ode To Cheap Coffee

By     |    Nov 4, 2011
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Ode to _     |    5 Comments

I find enjoyment in cheap gas station coffee.  Sure, I like the good stuff too, but I don’t scoff at the shit. I love it. I enjoy burning my fingers on the too-thin cups. I relish the fear of the blow-out top, poorly applied by my still groggy hands. I long for the inevitable tongue burn from the molten-hot liquid drunk too quickly. Honestly, it’s hot, bitter liquid, and who’s […]

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Old Sugar Distillery, Madison, WI

Queen Jennie Sorghum Whiskey | Old Sugar Distillery, Madison, Wisconsin

By     |    Oct 25, 2011
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Mission Whiskey, Wisconsin     |    5 Comments

Sorghum whiskey … um. Well. I’ve had sorghum beer – don’t really like it. I have gluten-free friends – like them OK. Sorghum whiskey? I’m impressed. First, it’s different. Distill booze to uber-proof, age it in an oak barrel, and water it down to selling-strength – you’d think the essence of the original grain would be pretty much demolished at that point. But corn whiskey still tastes corn-y and peat-smoke […]

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Old Sugar

A Madison Weekend

By     |    Oct 17, 2011
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Food, Wisconsin     |    1 Comment

We’ve started, but it still doesn’t feel like we’ve started. Crashing with family and friends isn’t exactly roughing it – especially when they entertain you as well as Chris and Sarah entertained us this past weekend in Madison, WI. We’ve been to Madison quite a few times, so this time Sarah wanted to find a few places that were a little off the beaten path. Our first stop was Ale […]

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I Will Be The Best Mayor The Black Rock Pub Has Ever Seen!

By     |    Sep 24, 2011
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc.     |    2 Comments

Sure, Rahm’s got the big gig, but I’m gunning to be mayor of the Black Rock Pub on Foursquare.  We’ll see.  Probably need to go there tomorrow.  And maybe the next day too. And if I could just stop quick today … Then I’ll extend my reign to the Tavern in the Adirondacks and the Rough Rider Saloon in the Grand Canyon.  There will be no stopping my power!!!1! photo credit: […]

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Standing Date: Black Rock Pub

By     |    Sep 19, 2011
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc.     |    No Comments

I’m going to Black Rock Pub every night after work this week.  Always wanted to have a bar to stop at on the way home.  Now I have one. And I have an ulterior motive: Goose Island Green Line.  It’s my favorite beer and you can only get it on draft and in Chicago.  Sure, they didn’t have any tonight, but I’ve got high hopes for tomorrow — just in […]

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