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.

Today’s Reason To Drink

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.

Today’s Reason To Drink

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.

Today’s Reason To Drink

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 […]

Today’s Reason To Drink

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 […]

Today’s Reason To Drink

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 […]

Today’s Reason To Drink

Happy Thunder! Hope it’s loud, pretty and booming as ever. Hope you don’t get stuck in three-hour traffic afterwards!  

Today’s Reason To Drink

Last night I got a sneak peek of the new Great Flood Brewing Co., which is set to open Friday at 2120 Bardstown Road near the Douglas Loop (right next to Twig & Leaf). The room was bright and spacious — with ample table and standing room. Images from Louisville’s great flood of 1937 are […]

Bar Belle from 4/9/14 LEO Weekly

Last Friday, I came face to face with the evils of gin. My sanity ship hit the ginberg and sank quickly. I’m still searching for a signal from my black box.

Today’s Reason To Drink

This morning as I was driving to work from the gym, I smelled the wonderful scent of a banana split wafting through my car. What does it mean? Am I in need of one, even though my pants are already too tight? I don’t think so. Perhaps there’s a new business in town releasing fumes […]