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Late Night Food: Chicago’s Diner / Dinner Grill

By     |    Aug 2, 2011
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We’re at Ten Cat, and a gent walks into the bathroom.  Nothing new there, but we’re sitting in the back in the wine-barrel chairs and we’ve got a view of the scene and we notice it. And we notice it because when he comes out, he’s wearing a kilt — a full-blown, red wool kilt.  What the hell? A few minutes later a woman in a dress pops into the […]

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Why Whiskey Is The Best Travel Booze

By     |    Jul 24, 2011
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Mission Whiskey     |    2 Comments

A few months ago, I mentioned that whiskey was a great travel drink — especially to have in your room on a business trip. I said: Whiskey is the only drink that works in a hotel room – there will be whiskey-appropriate glasses in your room, ice down the hall, and whiskey doesn’t need a mixer.  Again, minimalism wins.  Makers Mark, Jim Beam, Jack Daniels – grab a small bottle.  […]

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Three Needs: The Best Bar In Vermont?

By     |    Jun 8, 2011
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So, yeah, it’s a good bar.  It’s got a great selection of beers on tap, you can borrow playing cards from the bar and play poker at the tables, you can read a textbook here if you’re a student, or do Sudoku and have a pint if you’re retired.  And you can watch seemingly endless episodes of The Simpsons on the TV above the bar or play a game of pool in […]

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Esquire’s Best Bar In Vermont: Three Needs

By     |    Jun 3, 2011
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We’re intentionally planning very little before our trip to Burlingon, Vermont next week, but Esquire’s best bar issue came out and I had to take a look at Vermont’s showing.  Chicago has 8 bars in the compiled list.  Burlington has 1, which, per capita, is probably better … even though it feels a bit light. The bar on this list is Three Needs.  And if you trust Yelp (or this […]

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Scared Sober on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon

By     |    Apr 27, 2011
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September 12, 2009.  We awoke in Bryce Canyon, Utah, and drove furiously south to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon to make the sunset and our campground reservation.  It’s always painful to have to move through such beautiful country so quickly, but the pain was slightly eased by the Fat Tire we were able to purchase just across the Arizona border, which tasted even better than usual after a […]

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