Booze

07 Jan 2020

Absinthe Isn’t Special and You Aren’t Special for Drinking It

by Xan Holbrook I see you there. You’re twirling your Hercule Poirot ‘stache, adjusting your pince-nez specs and drinking espresso from a cup so small you hold it with tweezers. Sitting there, in your Fort Greene café, keeping an eye on the Penny-Farthing you rode here on. Watching the world

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26 Nov 2019

America Ruined the Temperance Movement

by Xan Holbrook The Mafia are a disgrace to our species. The true stories of the Mafia – of people too inept to handle laundry, too mediocre to hold someone’s hand or kiss a cheek, yet so brutal as to pull the richest nation’s strings – are at once horrifying,

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21 Oct 2019

How Booze Helped Britain Conquer a Quarter of the World

by Xan Holbrook As a people, we Britons are stereotyped according to our drinking habits. This usually falls into the twee joshing about tea, as Americans love to remind us with teeth-grinding regularity. However, it is no exaggeration to say that the British love of alcohol is fabric-of-the-nation stuff. But,

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13 Jun 2018

NYC Is Getting It’s First Craft Beer Flea Market This Month

NYC in the summer is a magical time. I’ve now lived through multiple summers here and I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt that there is never a shortage of things to do. The nice thing is that, even with the landscape being so full, there’s always

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18 Apr 2018

Brilliant Hidden Flasks to Sneak Booze into Festivals

Now that Coachella is here, festival season is finally upon us. This means donning your cutest threads, shuffling around from stage to stage to see three-quaters of a performance, eating food that comes on a stick, and of course paying exorbitant amounts of money on booze. Thankfully there are hidden

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13 Oct 2017

How To Stop Drinking….Temporarily

By Rachel Fogletto There are hundreds of articles out there for folks who are trying to stop drinking forever. But many of us fall into another category. What do you do when you’re a functional drinker who has all of a sudden had to stop consuming booze due to abrupt

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30 Nov 2016

5 Brooklyn Bars To Have An Existential Crisis In

By Jake Flores  There are roughly 1700 bars open in New York at any given time (this is an ever shifting and impossible to pin down number). Some of them are world famous stalwarts of the beverage industry and some of them are flighty projects that fail after 6 months.

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