A Night in Knoxville

A Night in Knoxville

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. …

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

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

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 …

Four Peaks Brewery, Phoenix

Four Peaks Brewery, Phoenix

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 …

Bisbee vs. Jerome: Arizona Ex-Mining Town Smackdown

Bisbee vs. Jerome: Arizona Ex-Mining Town Smackdown

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 …

Business Expense: Hooters

Business Expense: Hooters

DrivingInertia.com 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 …

Drink Edward Abbey’s Magic Tea

Drink Edward Abbey’s Magic Tea

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 …

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

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

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 …

Joe Jost’s Tavern in Long Beach

Joe Jost’s Tavern in Long Beach

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 …

Beam Rye: Utility Whiskey

Beam Rye: Utility Whiskey

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 …

Eating Our Way Through Los Angeles, California

Eating Our Way Through Los Angeles, California

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 …

Finding a Decent Drink in Death Valley

Finding a Decent Drink in Death Valley

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 …

Searching for Happy Hour Deals in Las Vegas

Searching for Happy Hour Deals in Las Vegas

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 …