Hale Pele, the Tiki Bar going into the old Thatch space at 2733 NE Broadway has announced an opening date of August 29th 2012. Located on NE Broadway, in the former space of Thatch Tiki Bar, Hale Pele will offer a list of classic exotic cocktails made with the finest ingredients and craft methods, as well as a list of … [Read more...] about Opening Date for Hale Pele Announced at Tiki Kon
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Food & Wine Magazine likes to post lists. Not only do they get people excited (and subscribing) in each city that wins, but they also generate tons of clicks as we click slog our way through never-ending slide-shows to find out who is on the list. This time the focus is "One of the 50 Best Bars in America". … [Read more...] about Clyde Common and Teardrop Lounge Named Two of “50 Best Bars in America”
I've been having a great time in the Big Easy and enjoying all the events at Tales of the Cocktail. My liver is reeling. Between all the samples handed out at tastings and presentations, and the freely-flowing cocktails at the official events, I'm glad this event is coming to an end. More highlights: I've been on … [Read more...] about Tales of the Cocktail 2008 Part II
I went to a whiskey tasting at 10:30 this morning, this after spending too much time at last night at The Carousel Bar in the Monteleone. It's one of those slowly revolving places, which can get a bit disorienting at times; especially late at night, if you are standing next to friends who are actually … [Read more...] about Tales of the Cocktail 2007 & 2008 Part 1
As I was doing research for this review in my father's old bar notebook, I came across a list of ingredients labeled "always have on hand". What especially interested me were incidentals like falernum, cassis, five types of bitters, orange flower water, Herbsaint, and tepache. They were standard ingredients back in … [Read more...] about Review: Teardrop Cocktail Lounge
Portland has become positively civilized with its recent explosion of small distilleries. Let's raise a glass and have a proper drink toasting the city's burgeoning local, made-by-hand liquor producers. Classic cocktails are nothing new, but small-batch artisanal liquors are showing up in liquor stores, restaurants and … [Read more...] about Think Globally, Drink Locally