On a recent chilly evening, Ron Boudreau stood behind the bar at the Jasper Murdoch Ale House at the Norwich Inn and surveyed his patrons. Locals and tourists filled the six stools and eight small tables in the cozy room at the historic Vermont establishment, and nearly all of them had a phone within hand’s […]
President-elect Donald Trump caused quite the brouhaha when he suggested in a town hall that women seeking abortions should face ”some kind of punishment.” Trump quickly walked back the comments, but he is not the first to suggest that women’s reproductive choices come with high legal ramifications. The drinking habits of pregnant women have for decades been seen […]
Send all queries to: email@example.com What wine should I pair with Indian food? Indian food is very tricky to pair with wine. Both the aromatic spice and the heat can really mess with your palate. If you’re looking for the perfect pairing that goes with the majority of dishes you would order in an Indian restaurant, […]
Before November 2, the last time I had a tray on my lap I was a preteen eating a TV dinner. But a few weeks ago I found myself in the Roxy in downtown Manhattan, squished into a plush leather chair with a small tray over my knees. I’m precariously balancing four drams of Scotch that […]
Chances are you’ve purchased an extra drink because a single drink didn’t meet the bar’s credit card minimum. We’ve all been there: You have about 20 minutes to kill, so you order an $8 beer from the trendy bar next to your final destination.
Cocktail straws are designed for optimal annoyance. They’re too small to drink out of, they are great at poking you in the face, they leave liquid stains when you take them out of a drink and they are everywhere. What is a person to do with that pesky straw? Pretty much whatever you want, as […]
Forgetting your card at the bar sucks. You’re stranded without money until the bar opens the next day, you have to trek all the way back and, on top of the associated humility, there’s the kick-you-while-you’re-down overnight charge added on to your bill. You might feel helpless. You might have heated thoughts of bucking the […]
If you walk into the prix-fixe restaurant everyone raves about and nothing on that day’s menu appeals, you can’t exactly ask for a custom dinner to suit your cravings.
Okay, look: Everyone loves a bit of citrus in the right cocktail or beer. It makes it come alive, adds a bit of bite, and, when the citrus is served as a wedge, allows you to control the drink’s acidity. Squeeze a little or squeeze a lot, the final product’s flavor is up to the consumer. […]