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Octoberfest Milkshake
Menu Focused Cocktails   September 18, 2012

It's time to take a look at the latest menu focused cocktails including ice cream with beer, nitrogen bourbon and Oolong tea-infused vodka drinks.More>>

Bar Rescue
Bar Rescue: Win Place and Show in Fairfield, OH   September 16, 2012

My initial reaction as a designer to the front of the building is that it’s got a great deck, great view, but the signage is terrible. It’s not well done, and then name of the place is a little too wordy. Located in Fairfield, Ohio, a small town north of Cincinnati, Win Place and Show, owned by...More>>

Blended Drinks
Blended Adult Smoothies    September 11, 2012

There are a few of us roaming about who sip a smoothie and think how much better it would taste if it contained a little dark rum. If they can be customized with nutrients, why can’t you doctor them with some Kahlúa or Maker’s Mark? More>>

Nancy Hadley
Bar Rescue: Weber's in Reseda, CA   September 7, 2012

A former strip club, converted to a concert venue that featured punk, rockabilly, and metal bands, with beveled mirrors along one side, Weber’s is an accident that just keeps happening. More>>

Jack Robertiello
Mind Your Own Business   September 4, 2012

There's an admirable sort of unity that's been built among bartenders and beverage professionals over the past ten years. But from time to time a disappointing strain of cocktail orthodoxy emerges among opinion-makers and shakers as well. More>>

Courtroom Gavel
Staying Off the Witness Stand    August 28, 2012

I recently sat in on the deposition of a bar owner embroiled in a liquor liability civil suit. At issue was whether the defendant’s bartender had acted negligently when serving alcohol to the defendant who subsequently caused an accident that resulted in injuries to innocent third parties.More>>

Whiskey Sour
Celebrating a Classic: The Whiskey Sour   August 25, 2012

Currently enjoying a revival, The Whiskey Sour, has a long history in the world of cocktails. More>>

The Black Sheep
The Black Sheep in Cheviot, OH   August 24, 2012

In 2007 Owner Scott, a local firefighter, decided to open the Cheviot, Ohio bar The Black Sheep. This family owned bar was a huge success at first, pulling in $70,000 a month however with lack of a functioning management the bar is losing $8,000 a month. More>>

Drink Image
"I Don't Recognize Those Ingredients - I'll Have a Vodka Soda."   August 21, 2012

Cocktail menus have never been so filled with so many multi-ingredient drinks, unusual components and concoctions that defy easy assumptions about taste, sweetness, potency and depth. Time for a change?More>>

The Olive Pit
The Olive Pit in Orange, CA   August 17, 2012

A frequent watering hole for the local blue-collar crowd, The Olive Pit, opened in 1962 in Orange, California (about 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles.)More>>



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