Monthly Archives: October 2008

Today’s Reason To Drink

Happy Halloween all you garish ghouls and fang bangers. Where’s the best party tonight? Wherever you know you’re going to have the most fun. As for me, I’ll be at the Back Door and, later, the Monkey Wrench. The contest at the BD starts at midnight, which means I must pace myself. My costume requires […]

Today’s Reason To Drink

I hear they’re debuting a delicious beer tonight at Flanagan’s (934 Baxter Ave., 585-3700). It’s called Hobgoblin, and it’s a brown ale with a moderate hoppy bitterness and slight fruity character. I’ve met many fruity characters in my day, but this one sounds particularly yummy. As usual, the beer is tapped at 7 p.m. sharp […]

Peach N’ Pulled Pork Pizza

A few weeks ago, I was asked to judge the Bolla Wines’ national “Taste of Your Town” pizza contest over at the Brown-Forman compound. The nationwide contest asked people to create a pizza recipe that represented his or her state or region. Five regions were selected, and the selected winners competed head to head (mouth […]

Today’s Reason To Drink

Funny thing about open bars … I’m not sure they’re ever a good idea. 1) It’s stressful knowing everything is free … your Depression-era grandma jumps in your head and, before too long, you’re drinking top-shelf stuff you don’t even like because it’s the better deal. 2) The only result is trouble and a bad […]

Today’s Reason To Drink

One week till Vote Day. One week till absolute happiness or certified horror.

Today’s Reason To Drink

What’s the best remedy for a cold? Green tea and bourbon? A Hot Toddy? Maybe it’s just staying in bed and watching daytime TV.

Today’s Reason To Drink

Some conversations just shouldn’t occur while you’re on a dance floor. Save them for a rainy day or a dark booth.

Today’s Reason To Drink

I found that cleaning is easy and fun with a little buzz and some good tunes. And sliding around in socks.

Bar Belle column from 10/22/08 LEO Weekly

Absolut Dive BY SARA HAVENS shavens@leoweekly.com The other night my friends and I sat at the Mag Bar contemplating the finer aspects of dive bars. We had been to Proof earlier in the evening and were appalled at the $8 we had to fork over for one Absolut drink. Sure, we were mesmerized by the […]

Today’s Reason To Drink

Is the glass half full or half empty? While I ponder this, can I go ahead and order another one?