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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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Monday Movie Bars: Short and Sweet… and Very Japanese

Monday Movie Bars: Short and Sweet… and Very Japanese

The idea of something being lost in translation simply means that the full meaning of a word or phrase can sometimes be impossible to capture when translating from one language to the next. In the 2003 movie of the same name, directed by Sofia Coppola, there are a number of things that are actually lost in translation. There is a scene early on in the movie that I find to be hysterical, where Bob Harris, played by Bill Murray, is filming a commercial for Suntory whiskey in Tokyo. The director rattles off an

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Friday Musings: What Would I Keep

Friday Musings: What Would I Keep

For many, many years there has been a poem by Robert Frost that has always been in the back of my mind, its words sitting there patiently, waiting for me to finally understand them and the meaning I’ve always sensed they had for me. I originally read it in college and dog-eared the page in my book of Frost’s poetry that I have sitting here next to me as I write this post. I forgot about the poem for a long time after graduation, and then it resurfaced when I came across the final stanza in the introduction to a

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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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Monday Movie Bars: She’s a Game Changer

Monday Movie Bars: She’s a Game Changer

I have always loved a square bar. There is something about the openness that creates a different kind of ambience and the perfect opportunity for people watching, or for meeting someone new if that’s what you’re looking for. In the movie Crazy, Stupid, Love, there is a beautifully sleek and distinctly modern square bar that sees lots of action. It’s where Ryan Gosling’s character, Jacob, does some of his best work. And it’s where he happens to meet Steve Carell’s character, Cal, who is newly single,

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