Walking over the white penny tile floor at Superior Bathhouse, a microbrewery in Hot Springs, Ark., it’s hard to imagine that the former hydro-spa sat vacant and in disrepair from 1983 to 2013. Today, Superior Bathhouse has the distinction of being the first brewery located within a national park, and the only in the world […]
Let me set the scene. I’m sitting at a reclaimed wood picnic table with a flight of beers carefully chosen from 20-plus taps, including a Nitro Coffee IPA that the guy at the bar described as “pretty funky.” Behind me is a custom mural, above are Edison bulbs and exposed beams. All around are young […]
Stressed? Need a break? There ain’t nothing a little Southern hospitality can’t fix. Between the people, the food and, of course, the bourbon, 48 hours in Louisville is just enough time to sit back, relax and recharge with some of the best food and booze our nation has to offer. So pack your overnight bag, […]
My cocktail for this week is an adaptation of a recipe I learned in New Orleans earlier this year. While visiting the city I was able to spend some time at the Lobby Bar in the Windsor Court Hotel with bartender Kent Westmoreland, who has a great appreciation of classic cocktails.
Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey are not the same thing. Sure these two whiskeys historically hail from states that are right next to one another and they both look eerily similar side by side in a glass, but to call a Tennessee Whiskey a bourbon devalues the unique process and rich history which causes the spirit […]
Ponce De Leon Avenue – simply known as Ponce to most locals – connects downtown Atlanta to the communities of Decatur, Clarkston and Stone Mountain, GA. But the Avenue does more than simply connect the city’s economic center to other suburbs. As the road snakes through Atlanta, Ponce has historically served as the dividing line […]
It happens like this almost every time. I’ll have a friend over and offer a glass of Rosé. The friend glances skeptically at the offering. “No thanks, I prefer red.” Sometimes I’ll get desperate–“But it’s not sweet,” I’ll counter. “You know, ROSEAY, not ZIN.” And yet still: “No thanks.” Rosé began its rise in popularity […]
America is undergoing a drinking revolution. Across the board, people are seeking out great drinks, from delicious cocktails to pleasing glasses of wine and creative craft beer. And helping to lead the way in this drinking renaissance are some of America’s greatest cities. Everyone thinks their town is the best drinking town in America, but […]