Booze

03 Apr 2009

Broke-Ass Happy Hour: 2 for 1 Drinks, I Bartend

Mmmmm.  Look at that classy bar…too bad Mug Lounge gave me the green light to guest bartend tonight during their lame-duck happy hour. Last time I was behind the bar an owner vocally disapproved my first three mixed drinks because they lacked the non-alcoholic component. Apparently it isn’t good for

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31 Mar 2009

Habibi’s $10 Hookah, Baby

Benito has the familiar build of a lounge busser: stocky, clean shaven, latino. However, common to small establishments (pardon the euphemism), his role is actually much larger. Prior to opening he mops Habibi’s floor, rearranges furniture, and hoses down the sidewalk. He sets up the DJ booth ‘“ plugging the

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27 Mar 2009

You giveth, you damn right I taketh: The really really free market

How is it that hippies save my ass every time? Just when I’m flat broke and have $65 in my bank account [because of moving and it being the end of the month], the Really Really Free Market pops up. Yes, that’s not just reiteration to get you to come…only

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27 Mar 2009

Brine On, You Crazy Diamond!

Two truths are that everybody loves oysters (everyone cool, that is) and that oysters are generally prohibitively expensive. Unless you’re dating the shucker at Aquagrill or Blue Ribbon, oysters are a special occasion splurge or a last ditch attempt to get a date to stop texting and pay attention. Until

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26 Mar 2009

Heavy Petting Human Zoo

I went to a Rangers game the other night and was transported back to my childhood in Maine, where we would get up before sunrise for morning practices and occasionally make the drive to Portland to watch the Maine Mariners, now the Portland Pirates, our state’s National Hockey League farm

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25 Mar 2009

Lightning Happy Hour at The Skinny

The weekly Wednesday night party  “Rock n’ Roll High” at the Skinny jumps off tonight at 10 pm, but really starts with free vodka from 11:00 – 11:30pm.  Music skews fun with every damn blog and event posting referring to Chuck Berry, The Ramones, and anything in between that’ll make

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24 Mar 2009

Make Some Memes

Last night’s free lecture was pretty sweet, and not just because professor Patrick Gannon had a delivery like Kids in the Hall’s Kevin McDonald. He showed us some gross anatomical brain asymmetries consistent in humans, chimps, and gorillas in the ‘œcomprehension’ brain regions before propelling into more subtle asymmetries in

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22 Mar 2009

Pint Exchange – Give Blood, Get Beer

Like organizations that use anime-eyed children in fundraising campaigns, Brooklyn brewer Kelso is using something we have a powerful weakness for – free beer –  to leverage positive impact. For the rest of this month they are offering a ‘œPint for Pint’ program whereby you can present an official declaration

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