13th February 2009

West Coast Singles

Finally – For my West coast readers here is a list of options for the single folk out in LA and San Fran on this V-day.

Los Angeles

For those singles out there looking for love this Valentines Day head on out to the Foundry on Melrose. The Foundry on Melrose is doing a favor for those sans date on Valentine’s Day by turning their lounge into singles only pickup zone. While couples dine in the restaurant, those flying solo can enjoy cocktails, swing jazz and special menu items. Bolder singles can send “let’s be friends” cocktails to unsuspecting strangers for half-price. If you pick someone up they might even let you into the dining room.  Could be fun… No?  The live music starts at 9 PM.

For the Anti-Valentines crowd, you can head on over to Baja Sharkeez (3801 Highland Ave. Manhattan Beach).  Sharkeez is promoting the night’s events like this: “Cupid is a Drunk With a Bad Aim,” – sounds like a lot of mismatched drunken hookups to me – which pretty much sums up their unsentimal sentiment towards V-Day. The bar is encouraging the despondent to decorate the dartboard with pictures of their exes (Uncensored of course), while the bartenders screw up your aim with $3 broken heart shots. The sexiest dressed partygoer will win $200, and possibly a date.
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10th September 2008

Beerfest ’08

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The countdown begins (7 weeks) for the Great American Beer Festival, AKA GABF.  It takes place Thursday through Friday, Oct 9-11th at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO.

(See The Full Schedule Here)

Exciting new additions to this year’s festival: 

– A Beer Enthusiasts bookstore
– Guilds Pavilion where a number of state guilds will be pouring their old local beers to showcase their state’s breweries/beer. Talk to the brewers and learn about what drive’s their passion.

Returning Favorites:

– The “You Be The Judge Booth” where you can see what beer judge’s are trained to look for in a certain style of beer.
– Beer and Food Pairing Demos providing tips on what will please your pallet the most with a given style of beer.
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3rd September 2008

Are You Ready For Some Football?!

Its that time of year again.  This past Labor Day weekend marked the opening weekend for College Football 2008 & this coming Thursday marks the first NFL game featuring the Super Bowl Champion NY Giants vs Division rival the Washington Redskins!

As we all know, when attending games, tailgating is an essential ingredient for the ultimate football experience (College or Pro).  So check out the new equipment below to enhance your experience!

TableGater

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The TableGater hitch-mounted table is an exciting new way to add comfort and convenience to any outside activity whether it is tailgating, camping, or picnicking.

The TableGater table sets up in seconds and provides a spacious 36″ diameter adjustable height surface for meals, games or holding your refreshment.

The best part – They are customizable!

Find it here: http://www.tablegater.com/

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18th August 2008

World Pong Tour

The World (Beer)Pong Tour – Every frat boy’s chance to exert their dominance for cash & prizes and, more importantly, BRAGGING RIGHTS!

After making a stop this past weekend at Porky’s in NYC the World (Beer)Pong Tour is heading to Buffalo, NY (8/19) followed by Lockport (8/20), according to the site WorldPongTour.com.

Rules for the tournament:

  • Bracket style, double elimination.
  • Up to 80 teams
  • Drinking is OPTIONAL, you can substitute with water (But please, don’t be square)
  • 2 players per team, no subs
  • $25 entry fee online, $30 at the door
  • Must be 21
  • 10 cup format
  • NO bouncing
  • 2 re-racks at 2,3,4 or 6 cups (No mid-turn re-racks)

Prizes:

  1. $1,000 cash
  2. $100 gift certificate to the host bar
  3. $25 gift certificate to the hose bar

Not too shabby huh?

The World Pong Tour will make its return to the NYC area on 8/23 @ the Big Easy and 8/30 back at Porky’s. The Full schedule can be found here: Schedule

More rules can be found here: Official WPT Rulebook

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18th July 2008

Honorary Cocktails Celebrate Distiller’s 40th

“Desmond Payne, Master Distiller of Beefeater Gin, has been making gin for 40 years – longer than anyone else in the world. To celebrate this milestone, Desmond has traveled to New Orleans for his ‘Ruby Jubilee,’ a global fete to be attended by drink luminaries from around the world.  The event coincides with Tales of the Cocktail, a culinary and cocktail festival in the French Quarter.” (Source: Marketwatch)

Desmond is the sole guardian of the original gin recipe.  The same one that was developed back in the 1820s – Quite the responsibility if you ask me.  He is a even so privileged as to overlook every step in the production of Beefeater – I hope taste testing is one of the processes.

In recognition of Desmond’s accomplishments, five of New Orleans’ finest mixologists prepared specialty cocktails:

The Desmond

4 parts Beefeater Gin
4 parts balsamic vinegar
3 parts fig preserves
3 parts orange marmalade
2 parts elderflower liqueur
1 sprig of basil
1 large strawberry
1 fresh egg white or pasteurized equivalent
Orange zest for garnish
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18th July 2008

BEER FESTIVAL ALERT

In case any of you are from the area or will be down in Lafayette, LA tomorrow you should definitely check out the Gulf Brew: 

“The Acadiana Arts Council is excited to announce that we are gearing up for the second annual Gulf Brew, which will be held at Parc International in downtown Lafayette on Saturday, July 19, 2008.
 
In the style of Germany’s Oktoberfest, the Acadiana Arts Council is inviting festival-goers to sample the best brews the Gulf South has to offer. Held in conjunction with Southern Open 2008, an exhibition showcasing artwork from artists living in the South from Texas to Florida, the AAC has invited microbreweries and brewmeisters from the same southern states to offer Acadiana a taste of their specialty brews at this one-of-a-kind beer festival.

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16th July 2008

Best Pub Crawl ‘Spot’

The Top Cities For a Pub Crawl

According to Kevin Baruch, host of the Food Network’s “Thirsty Traveler” and a number of other “Cocktail Kings” the following are the world’s best cities for a Pub Crawl:

Place: Toronto, Canada

Reason: West Queen West is ideal for a bar crawl, because of its “funky mix of hotel bars and stand-alone establishments like Sweaty Betty’s and Reposado.” According to Baruch you should start the crawl at the bohemian chic Gladstone Hotel’s Melody Bar where the 1930s wooden bar is the perfect spot to down a Labatts — or two then head to the hipster Drake Hotel bar, which always sports the newest cocktail.
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11th June 2008

Chelsea Handler in A.C.

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One of my favorite comedians, Chelsea Handler makes an appearance on the east coast this summer with two performances at the Borgata in Atlantic City on July 5th. Handler is most known for her late night talk show Chelsea Lately and her best selling book Are You There Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea.

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20th May 2008

Party Cruise Contest

Check out this cool contest sponsored by Bud Light: 

From 10/31 to 11/3/08 (3 nights/4 days), Bud Light will be holding a Party Cruise.  Just $348 per couple ($174 if you’re a loner). 

Now I know what you’re thinking, “A contest with a prize I have to pay for???”, but listen to what you get…

4600 people from around the world will pack two cruise ships.  With stops throughout the Bahamas including Nassau and a Private Island, where a personal VIP concert with a “Well-Known” music artist will be held, you’re sure to have a good time!  Airfare (including transportation from the airport to the ship), accomodation, food & drink all inclusive (Click here for full contest rules).

So… If you’re interested CLICK HERE for further details…

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10th May 2008

Philadelphia Wine Festival

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Join winos from all over the tri-state area for the 2008 Wine Festival at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia TONIGHT!  Festivities kick off at 5:30pm so hurry up and get your tickets here! 

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