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May 31, 2010
The Quiet Turtle in Dallas
Posted By The Armchair Oenophile
The place is empty, except for the bartender and myself. Probably just as well. The Bar at The Mansion on Turtle Creek is austere. It's refined. It's like a law school library. That's not to say it's not comfortable. I like the plush seating. I like ...
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May 25, 2010
Get Ready For Maker’s 46
Posted By New York Barfly
The folks down at the Maker’s Mark distillery in Loretto, Kentucky have only ever made one thing. Until now. A new label from Maker’s Mark is on the way to the market. Deemed Maker’s 46, this spirit puts a new twist on the old Maker’s recipe. Maker’s ...
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May 11, 2010
A Bar Bottles their Mixers for Retail
Posted By New York Barfly
Most high-end New York cocktail bars make their ingredients in house, but only one is getting ready to bottle their mixtures and sell them retail. The West Village’s Employees Only restaurant is set to launch a line of artisan bar mixers dubbed ...
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May 04, 2010
Enjoying the Blues in Austin
Posted By The Armchair Oenophile
The temperatures have hit the low-90s in Central Texas, which means we'll probably have 100+ degrees soon enough. Last summer, we passed the century mark every day for something like three months in a row. Nighttime temps rarely dipped below 75 until ...
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