September 02, 2010
View from a Bar: Pony Club, Paso Robles, California
Posted By The Armchair Oenophile
My recent half-week in wine country felt similar to that dreamlike area between the states of sleeping and waking—only in this case the states were delirious and exhausting. Delirious because to visit ...
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June 18, 2010
Mystery Solved in San Marcos
Posted By The Armchair Oenophile
I've been wondering about this place called Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill just off I-35, in San Marcos, Texas. Would they really be wearing bikinis inside? I've been wondering. Really? You know, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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April 14, 2010
A real L.A. Bar
Posted By The Armchair Oenophile
It is not a club. It is not a lounge or a tavern. It's neither saloon nor nightclub. It's Frank 'n Hank, and it's a bar. Which is why, even though I had only 48 hours to spend in L.A., I made it a ...
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