Category Archives: DRINK

2014 International Craft Brews and Food Fair: Convention Centre Dublin

Pearse Lyons is a man on a mission. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry, and a Master of Science degree in brewing technology from National University of Ireland in Dublin. Lyons went on to earn his Ph.D. … Continue reading

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New Trappist Beer: Brewery De Kievit Of Maria Toevlucht Abbey Brews Zundert Trappist In The Netherlands

I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have toured Europe drinking the best beers on earth near the source: The Trappist beers of Belgium, The Netherlands and Austria. Now it’s time to start planning another trip to the Netherlands as Zundert, hometown … Continue reading

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Bar Tonique: Watering Hole Of The Shropshire Slasher

I don’t often bandy about terms like “favorite bar” when it comes to New Orleans. After all, it’s easy to have a dozen favorite bars in a city rife with as many classic as the USA’s only European city . … Continue reading

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Chart Room: Not Just For Sailors And Merchant Marines

I’m in New Orleans spending a long weekend celebrating the old timers at the 9th edition of Ponderosa Stomp. I know the cost of drinking at House of Blues to be prohibitive so I come up with a plan where … Continue reading

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Checkpoint Charlie Music Club: Stickup Men And Restoration Ale

Local bar baron Igor Margan has been in the booze industry in New Orleans since the 1970’s. He has a handful of bars but the iconic one is Checkpoint Charlie, which, like the old dividing ground between the Germanys, splits … Continue reading

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Sidney’s Saloon: Kermit Ruffins Joint In The Treme

I remember seeing Kermit Ruffins at Grundy’s Music Room, a subterranean jazz club on Birmingham’s rough and tumble Northside when I was an 18 year old kid fresh out of the hollers of Eastern Kentucky-what seems like a million or … Continue reading

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BJ’s Lounge: Ramshackle Locals Bar in the Upper 9th Ward

Once you get way deep into the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans there are still a few unvarnished gems good for a tipple or two. BJ’s Lounge is one of them. While the building looks like it might collapse at … Continue reading

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Evelyn’s Place: Home Of The Old Bitch And The Old Bastard

Growing up in rural Tennessee,  Evelyn Redman had a dream: To get the Hell out of McMinn County and see what the rest of the world had to offer. New Orleans seemed as good a place as any so she … Continue reading

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