“It is never easier to understand the mind of a bomb-wielding anarchist than when standing amid a crush of those ladies and gentlemen who have the money and temerity to style themselves “New York Society.” ― Caleb Carr, The Alienist For months I’ve been fantasizing, dreaming of a whirlwind New York City cocktail tour. From… Read More Nocturnal Alchemy – Death & Co.
“There cannot be not enough snacks, There can only be not enough vodka. There can be no silly jokes, There can only be not enough vodka. There can be no ugly women, There can only be not enough vodka. There cannot be too much vodka, There can only be not enough vodka.” This week I’m… Read More How to Drink Like a Tsar
“Thus the great civilizer sends out its emissaries, sooner or later, to every sandy cape and light-house of the New World which the census-taker visits, and summons the savage there to surrender.” – Henry David Thoreau, Cape Cod There’s something about the last days of August that bring me low. Sure, it’s oppressively hot and humid, but… Read More A Boozy Guide to Cape Cod (and Thereabouts)
“I stopped one night at tavern…about forty miles from Boston, and as I was cold and wet, I sat down at a good fire in the bar-room to dry my greatcoat and saddle bags, till a fire could be made up in my chamber. There presently came in, one after another, half a dozen, or… Read More Cocktails in the Wild – Rye Tavern
I’m the focused, deliberate sort: when I find a new neighborhood in DC that I haven’t sipped from extensively, I get fixated, and work my way through its offerings. So on a warm evening visiting Hank’s and Beuchert’s Saloon, I made a stop in at Barrel, the Capital Hill spot which, alluringly, bills itself as… Read More Bourbon on the Hill – Barrel
A few weeks ago I attended the New Chefs on the Block popup event at Mess Hall in DC. One of the bright stars there was Colado Shop, a Cuban cafe which offered delicious breakfast sandwiches and negronis, two of my most favorite things. Additionally, the cafe has a serious cocktail pedigree with Juan Coronado, formerly… Read More Cuba Libre! – Colada Shop
One of my favorite cities in the world is Charleston – the mix of American history, gentile architecture, and Southern food drew me in years ago and never let go. But Charleston is a bit of a hike, so if you’re looking for your quick fix of Southern charm, you should pay a visit to Del… Read More The Southern and the Sublime – Live Oak