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A Cocktail Coup

A coup is generally associated with the sudden and often violent seizure of power from a ruling government.   A few individuals in NYC recently opened up their own version of Coup as a form of resistance against the current administration at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Coup is a cocktail bar in the NoHo section of Manhattan.   The […]

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All Ginned Up

Canadian gin drinkers may have received unanticipated Gin & Tonic doubles when it was reported by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency that a batch of Bombay Sapphire bottles left the bottling plant twice as strong as advertised.   From the recall report, the CFIA stated “this recall was initiated after the discovery that, during production, one […]

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Happy National Cosmopolitan Day

May 7th is recognized as National Cosmopolitan Day.   Not to be confused with the Kamikaze, the Cosmopolitan includes vodka, lime juice, Cointreau, and topped with cranberry juice producing the classic distinctive color.   Just as it’s unclear how May 7 was selected to annually celebrate the drink, the origins of the Cosmopolitan also have a fuzzy […]

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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo Around the Country

While you don’t have to search hard for a reason to enjoy a refreshing frozen margarita especially heading into the summer season, Cinco de Mayo gives you a celebratory, guilt-free excuse to indulge in the beloved tequila-fueled concoction.  And we’ll help you prepare.   Toss around a bit of knowledge at the bar explaining what you […]

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History of Cinco de Mayo

Why do we celebrate the 5th of May every year?  One common misperception is that the day represents the Mexican Independence Day.  This is not true.  Mexico had declared its independence on September 15, 1810.  The day actually commemorates the famous Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, some 50 years later when 4,000 Mexican […]

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New Bar Openings – San Diego 2017

2017 started off cruel in San Diego with the NFL approving the Chargers move northward to Los Angeles.   Where one road ends, new ones begin.  Here are several bars that opened their doors in 2017 in San Diego that should help keep your mind off the football heist.   photo: Fifth & Rose The first of […]

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Laughable Liquor Laws: How Cool Is Your Beer?

The end of Prohibition was formalized in December of 1933 with the 21st Amendment ratification.  Unfortunately, Oklahoma failed to receive that memo as Prohibition remained in place for Oklahomans until 1959.  Even until 1984, it was illegal to offer liquor by the drink.   More recently last year, Oklahomans returned to the voting both for the […]

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New Bar Openings – Philadelphia 2017

  Recently we travelled around Philly to find the best sports bars for watching the city’s wildly successful inaugural hosting of the NFL Draft.  Today we look at several newly opened bar and restaurant venues that should grace your future plans for a night out on the town.   photo: 24 Wood Fired Fare The […]

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New Bar Openings – Los Angeles 2017

While LA City Council members and others mark the 25th anniversary of the LA riots, we’ll shift the focus from the chaos and destruction of the tragic events in 1992, to the spirit of revival and rebirth.   Ranging from karaoke and cocktails to a couple new Middle Eastern influenced venues, check out these newly opened […]

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