Beers of the Northern Rockies and the Northwest

Beers of the Northern Rockies and the Northwest

Read the stats and we’re a Budweiser nation. Travel around, and it seems like nobody drinks the stuff. Milwaukee and the rest of Wisconsin is a Miller strong-hold that spreads into the surrounding area. Same with Yuengling and the Pennsylvania area and Coors and Colorado. Meanwhile, …

Unimaginable Luxury at The Modern Hotel and Bar in Boise

Unimaginable Luxury at The Modern Hotel and Bar in Boise

The Modern Hotel and Bar is the best hotel, and bar, in Boise. It may be the best hotel, and bar, in the entire state of Idaho. The Hotel After camping for six weeks straight, it’s hard to overemphasize how luxurious our room at The …

Visiting Hemingway’s Grave in Ketchum, Idaho

Visiting Hemingway’s Grave in Ketchum, Idaho

Ernest Hemingway’s grave is in Ketchum, Idaho. The gravestone is spare and reserved. It’s off the main road, under a grove of trees, next to members of his family, and decorated with notes, coins, and the occasional bottle of booze. His gravestone reminded me of Mies Van …

I Testify that Provo Sucks

I Testify that Provo Sucks

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 …

I Love Utah State Liquor Stores

I Love Utah State Liquor Stores

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 …

We Return to the Rough Rider Saloon

We Return to the Rough Rider Saloon

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 …

Old Crow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Old Crow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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 …

Avoiding Death and STDs on Bourbon Street

Avoiding Death and STDs on Bourbon Street

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 …

The Best Beer in New Orleans

The Best Beer in New Orleans

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, …

Indian Pass Raw Bar: The Perfect Seafood Shack

Indian Pass Raw Bar: The Perfect Seafood Shack

“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 …

Pinkie Master’s: Best Dive Bar in the South

Pinkie Master’s: Best Dive Bar in the South

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 …

Low-Country Classics at SeeWee Restaurant, Charleston, SC

Low-Country Classics at SeeWee Restaurant, Charleston, SC

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 …