Author Archives: The Bar Belle

My column appears in LEO Weekly every other week. Basically, I write about drinking — where to drink, what to drink, when to drink, why to drink and how much to drink. I’m always looking for ideas — new bars, favorite hangouts, crazy cheap happy hours, etc. — so share your secrets. Better yet, tell me about them over a beer or two.

Bar Belle from 4/23/14 LEO Weekly

The Do’s and Don’ts of Derby — plus a look at why Louisville pees itself a little in anticipation of the big race.

Today’s Reason To Drink

Did you know you can get a free cup of coffee at Lotsa Pasta in the mornings? Really, I’m not shitting you! I’ve done it twice now — and each time I feel both elated and guilty. I love getting free stuff, but as an American consumer, I feel guilty for getting something I could […]

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Happy Earth Day!

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So I heard about Palcohol this morning — apparently there’s going to be a new “powdered alcohol” out on the market soon, which was just approved by the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. I’m not sure how it’s going to taste, but I like the idea of it as a way to […]

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Breaking News: Miley canceled her show this weekend due to an allergic reaction to antibiotics! And this just in: Santa Claus posted a selfie with Bigfoot; global warming is a myth; and beer does not make you fat. Back to you, Bob.

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I was flipping through the radio this morning and was finding nothing but commercials, talk and crap. And then my signal settled on a Fleetwood Mac song, and it felt like home. Nothing calms my spirits more than a little Mac.

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I think it’s time for me to start looking for four-leaf clovers again. A few years ago, I found more than 15 in the grasses near my office. I’ve gotta see if my luck is still there, or find out if it has run out. If it’s no more, then I’ll need to find a […]

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I’m having a strange craving for a Mint Julep and a Wildberry Pop-Tart. Is my liver pregnant?

I want a $1,000 Mint Julep!

The Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep Cups are on sale beginning today, and I want one! Hippies say that if you just announce what you want to the universe, you might get it. So here it goes: I’d like one of these $1,000 mint juleps, please and thank you! I promise not to suck it […]

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This weekend I stumbled upon the Cave of Forgiveness. I went inside, stepped in water and bat guano, and confessed my remorse by shouting a request for pardon at the top of my lungs. People walked by and pointed, confused as to why me and my pup were embedded deep inside a cave. The echo […]