Modern mixology is bananas. It’s now easier to get a fantastic cocktail in any corner of the country, a win for those of us who consider drinking a four-season, off-court sport. On the flip side, the movement elevates prices and the sort of panoramic pretension in which your Uncle Jimmy describes his Applebee’s Margarita as […]
Sales of adult-sized Halloween costumes are at an all-time high. Theme parks, usually overrun by overstimulated tykes, host a different sort of clientele come October 31: a boozy, over-21 crowd. And liquor companies are taking note. According to the National Retail Federation, a staggering 72 percent of U.S. adults will celebrate this Halloween, compared to […]
Think of the mind-boggling influence that bad friend in middle school had over you. Think of the mesmerizing power that celebrities pushing products on Instagram have on tweens. Ponder the ridiculous fashion trends that seem to arrive from nowhere and temporarily hypnotize us all into believing we are making bizarre, expensive product choices independently. The world of food […]
It’s been a rough couple of years. No matter who you are or what your hopes and dreams are for yourself, your family, your neighborhood, and your nation, someone said something during this election season to make you feel unhappy, or unheard, or unrealized, or unsafe.
There’s a weird thing in New Orleans (yeah, just the one). It’s plastic. It can be carried in public. And it tends to be, as are many things in NOLA, full up with naughtiness. It’s the “go cup.” In most places in the world, something like the go cup wouldn’t work out.
You’re out with friends, a loved one, maybe even flying solo, and when the drink you’ve ordered or been given gratis at a party is handed to you and you take a sip, you just aren’t that into it. You try the drink again, and still the same reaction. Despite the fact that this concoction […]
We all know them. (Despite the best efforts of psychiatric counsel.) But what do some of our favorite catch phrases suggest we should be drinking? I am stuck on Band-Aid brand… You definitely need to drink some peaty Islay Scotch. Something like Ardbeg would be good. Also, get that cut attended to. I’m all about […]
Happy Friday the 13th! Oh wait, that isn’t what we say? Oh yeah, sorry. Joyous Friday the 13th! Or, if you’re Canadian, a Gigglesome Friday the 13th to Ye. OK, so we don’t say any of these. In fact, we don’t say much of anything on Friday the 13th except “Oh shit. Yeah.” And then […]
My first job in the liquor industry was working as a Brand Ambassador for a craft distillery. Much of the job consisted of cold-pitching liquor stores and trying to get them to carry our products. I usually skipped the bodegas and discount joints in favor of stores that had a chic, high-end feel to them. These […]