November 17, 2015

Get the New Issue of Seattle Magazine Before It’s Too Late

sm-best-bar-issueHey hey party people from the WA (and any one visiting right now). The November issue of the smashing Seattle magazine is the Bar, Cocktail, Spirit, and Tipsy Awesomeness issue! And I wrote a big chunk of this booze-y beaut, so you don’t want to miss it, do you? DO YOU? Get it now – it’s available at all better stores that carry magazines, and all better magazines stands – and drink up!

November 3, 2015

Seattle Magazine Cocktail Catch Up

Hello pals and gals! It’s time for you (wonderful person) to catch up on reading my (not-as-wonderful, but certainly trying, person) posts and pieces done recently for the swell Seattle magazine! These tipsy gems include:

•    Bartenders Tell Us: What’s the Scariest Drink to Serve on Halloween?

•    3 First Impressions of the Bar at Naka

•    The Rules Regarding Cocktails at Distilleries Have Changed

•    Westland Peat Week Kicks Off, Tieton Fall Cider Releases

•    Award-Winning Local Bourbon, Tailgating Fun and More

•    3 First Impressions of Everett’s Bluewater Distillery Bar

•    Woodinville Whiskey to Release its Flagship Straight Bourbon Whiskey

•    3 First Impressions of Jude’s Old Town

*See all Seattle magazine pieces by me

September 8, 2015

Seattle Magazine Cocktail Catch Up

Hey hey party people? Yes, you, you’re the party people I’m talking about. Feeling blue cause maybe you missed some of my recent Seattle magazine pieces? Feel blue no more, dear one! Because I’ve rounded them up for you right here. Read away:

•    Drinks to Make for At-Home Summer Cocktailing

•    New Locust Cider, Bluewater Distillery Opens Bar

•    Three Impressions of Rachel’s Ginger Beer on Capitol Hill

•    4 Swell Seattle Hotel Bars

•    Chill Out With Icy Drinks at Local Bars

•    Nik Virrey Named Seattle’s Most Imaginative Bartender & More

* See all Seattle magazine pieces by me

August 4, 2015

Seattle Magazine Bar-Hopping: Hotel Albatross, Good Bar, Cozy Nut Tavern

Drinks come served in pineapples, parrot mugs & moreIt’s time to take another turn through recent Bar Hop columns written by me for the swell Seattle magazine. Whether you live here, or are visiting (and if so, welcome!), be sure to check out the below to see where you might want to drink:


*See all Seattle magazine pieces by me

July 7, 2015

Seattle Magazine Cocktail Catch Up

Hey hey party people! Guess what day it is? A great day! One of the days when I post right here, right now, a bunch of swell pieces I’ve recently done for the swell Seattle magazine, just in case you missed them when they came out. Which I know you probably wouldn’t do, but hey, just in case, I’m here for you. Check them out:

•        6 Seattle Bartenders Tell You What to Drink This Summer

•        Letterpress Distillery Releases Arancello

•        Herb & Bitter Public House set to Open in Early June

•        Seattle Cider Co. Releases Harvest Series & More Distillery News

•        3 Standouts at No. 6 Cider Taproom

•        Andrew Friedman on His New Bar Good Citizen

•        Poems + Drinks at 5 Seattle Bars

•        6 Washington Rums that Bring the Beach to You

*See all Seattle magazine pieces by me

May 12, 2015

Seattle Magazine Bar-Hopping: Ändra, Barrel Thief, Brunswick & Hunt, Oliver’s Twist, Prime 809

Hello bar lovers! It’s that time again, when I round up my recent Seattle magazine Bar Hop columns, and array them in easily clickable format, making it easy for you to find out where you want to go this weekend! I take the first drinks, so you don’t have to.

•    Oliver’s Twist (Magnolia version)

•    The Barrel Thief

•    Brunswick & Hunt

•    Prime 809

•    Ändra

*See all Seattle magazine pieces by me

April 21, 2015

Seattle Magazine Cocktail Catch Up

Tumble Swede cocktailHello, and happy day! Why, you may ask? Cause today is the day when I put up a bunch of links to past Seattle magazine cocktail, spirit, and such posts that you may have missed over the last few months. And if that’s not happy, I don’t know what is.

•    No Fooling: Four Drinks with Awful-Sounding Names That Taste Swell

•   Late March Local Distillery News

•   Talking Irish Whiskey with Teeling Founder Jack Teeling

•   Cocktails and Cheese: Pairing Four Drinks and Four Cheeses

•   Copperworks Distilling’s Jason Parker on Local Spirits and Liqueurs

•   Spotlight on Old Ballard Liquor Co.’s Riktig Aquavit

•   Where to Drink on Valentine’s Day

•   Seattle Cider Co. Expanding, Whiskey Tasting with John Howie

*See all Seattle Magazine action by me

February 24, 2015

Cocktail Talk: Dance with the Death-House Doll

league-greatful-deadOkay, after serious consideration (and sitting down with a drink to think about it), I decided that one Day Keene Cocktail Talk from the story collection The League of the Grateful Dead was not enough. Not at all. So, here’s a second, and one of the few quotes I’ve seen about a portable bar. I certainly wouldn’t you to miss that, that’s for sure.

LaFanti told him to shut up. A gun punk whom he called Gordon opened a portable bar and began to slop whiskey into highball glasses. LaFanti asked if I wanted a drink. I admitted that I could use one. There had been plenty of wine where I’d come from, but Old Grandad had been rare.

–Day Keene, Dance with the Death-House Doll

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