The Definitive Guide to Absinthe, Part 1: History

An in depth exploration of the History of Absinthe, looking at it’s rise, it’s relation to the wine industry, and the conspiracy that led to its ban.

The Definitive Guide to Gin

I love gin.  It is my personal goal to bring gin to as many people as possible, and I strive to do so regularly.  That said, I can completely understand why people don’t like it or why they might be very hesitant to spend their precious bar budget on something so widely reviled.  Let’s getContinue reading “The Definitive Guide to Gin”

The Definitive Guide to Vodka, Part 1: History

Here in the United States, there is the general misconception that vodka is just a flavorless addition, good only for making something alcoholic that otherwise wouldn’t be. This does absolutely no justice to the history of vodka and to the myriad of subtle differences that defines the spirit.

Lux: Like Gangsta’s Paradise… but with Hipsters

For those that are unaware, there are three distinct ‘foodie’ personalities in the greater Phoenix area: West side, Scottsdale, and downtown.  Scottsdale has the best party bars, the best upscale clubs, great food at a price that makes you say it’s better if only just to justify it.  The west side is a different animal.Continue reading “Lux: Like Gangsta’s Paradise… but with Hipsters”

Cuff: About damn time!

So several months ago, Tyler recommended this cool little place in Old Town Glendale that we absolutely had to go to because they had a good looking charcuterie board and as you may or may not know; I’m a total cheese whore.  Well, I promptly went there on a date with Floyd since it wasContinue reading “Cuff: About damn time!”