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Movie Bars: Money Never Sleeps

Movie Bars: Money Never Sleeps

In the 1987 film Wall Street, we actually start out liking Charlie Sheen’s Bud Fox very much. He’s young, handsome, and idealistic, and he seems in over his head in a world that is accurately portrayed in the movie as cutthroat and alarmingly fast-paced. In the first of the movie’s two pivotal bar scenes, Bud meets with his father Carl, played by Martin Sheen, at the Owl Tavern, a roadside bar near the airport where Carl is a union leader for the maintenance workers at Bluestar Airlines. It’s your standard blue

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Wednesday Beer Cocktails: Twisted Collins

Wednesday Beer Cocktails: Twisted Collins

I wasn’t sure of the direction I wanted to go in for my final beer cocktail of this series, but I met a Dogfish Head sales rep last week and had the opportunity to taste their SeaQuench Ale. I was so impressed with it that my wheels immediately began spinning to find ways to work it into a drink. Hailed by Men’s Health Magazine as possibly “the world’s most thirst-quenching beer,” things like margaritas and mojitos immediate came to mind. SeaQuench is a session sour, which means that it is a beer

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Wednesday Beer Cocktails: Peanut Butter Cup Negroni?

Wednesday Beer Cocktails: Peanut Butter Cup Negroni?

There are certain matches that are made in heaven: Lucy and Ethel, Sonny and Cher, dark beers and me… Yes yes, I have become a huge fan of brown ales, porters, and stouts during this learning process. I find them to be super smooth and very easy to drink, unlike IPAs (dare I say it?) that often end up giving me the hiccups. Is that an indication that I’m an amateur beer drinker? Quite possibly. Does that mean I get thrown out of the club? I really hope not. Although I kicked off this series with a

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Wednesday Beer Cocktails: Blue Rush

Wednesday Beer Cocktails: Blue Rush

Flying Fish Brewing Company in Somerdale, NJ has a beer series based on the exits along the New Jersey Turnpike. As I was considering options for this week’s cocktail, I came upon their offering for Exit Three, which just so happened to be the exit closest to my house while growing up. Now I will readily admit to having a fascination with the Jersey Turnpike as a child. It’s okay if you’re thinking that’s a bit strange; I think it is too. I’m fairly certain that it comes from my love for maps, especially the

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Wednesday Beer Cocktails: Race for the Prize

Wednesday Beer Cocktails: Race for the Prize

As I was perusing the beer aisle in my local liquor store looking for inspiration for this Wednesday’s post, I happened upon this Dragon & YumYums from Dogfish Head in Milton, Delaware. Who could resist such a fun name and such psychedelic label artwork?? Certainly not me. I was immediately intrigued. When I looked a bit more closely I noticed the name The Flaming Lips on the label as well. Now things were getting even more interesting. I had to know more! Let’s start off with the facts about

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