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February 25, 2011
View from a Bar: Harry Carry's Seventh Inning Stretch, Chicago
Posted By The Armchair Oenophile
Hopping across the country, airport to airport, isn't the same kind of fun it used to be. If you can't travel light and efficient it's hardly worth making the effort to get to the airport. Plus, our society's ongoing mallification brings the same ...
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February 17, 2011
Clear, Non-fat Chocolate Dessert
Posted By Becky Sue Epstein
It's Godiva. The vodka, not the truffles. Well, we might have had the truffles, if there had been any left. But we ate them as soon as we opened the box. The Godiva people sent over chocolate and chocolate-raspberry truffles with samples of their ...
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February 14, 2011
View from a Bar: Restless Wind, San Marcos, Texas
Posted By The Armchair Oenophile
This Texas bar is much too marvelous for words. It's more about the concepts. PHOTO: ANTHONY HEAD The crazy rum that's nothing more than bloody murder. One of the Gibbs is singing, but she ain't one of them Bee Gees. Someone is gonna be Canadian, if ...
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February 14, 2011
A Dinner Party Hosted by a Great Scot
Posted By Becky Sue Epstein
I like the way marketing spirits and wines is changing. Instead of summoning the press to a morning seminar or mid-afternoon comparison tasting, some companies are demonstrating the way their wines or spirits fit into our lifestyle. They’re doing ...
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