I know a lot of people who claim that they don’t like gin. I get it – they’re used to cheap gin and shitty tonic, coming together to make an unbalanced, watery, unpleasantly bitter lime-soaked concoction that they associate with curmudgeonly old men. But – bear with me. I used to be a gin hater, too. My change of heart came after trying some of the newer, more creative gins out there, specifically this one, […]
Look no further: I bring to you the only alcoholic beverage you will need to make this summer that will please every type of drinker at all of the BBQs, picnics, and parties you will be attending. No joke – people go NUTS about these slushies. Everyone. The best thing is, they’re dead simple and crazy cheap to make. Guys, I think I just made you the most popular person in your friend group (unless you’re […]
Last week I was having drinks with coworkers (prior to seeing this movie, yeah!) and we, naturally, started talking about our favorite cocktails and what we make at home. A coworker’s fiancee mentioned that she’d like to figure out what she needs for a basic home bar, but didn’t know where to start. She mentioned that rye is her favorite spirit, and it immediately got me thinking about how I’d build a basic home bar, […]
Right after I finished grad school, I worked on a research project that studied how New Orleans was recovering from Hurricane Katrina. Though I spent most of the summer working from my home in San Francisco, I did get to spent two weeks that August in New Orleans, enough time to do some exploring and get a sort of sense for the city.
When I was twenty three, I moved into a post-1906 earthquake building in the Cow Hollow neighborhood in San Francisco. The flat was a funny mixture of old and not-so-old, as old rental buildings tend to be. While the built-in cabinets in the living room had been covered in 1970’s-era faux wood paneling, an unfortunate consequence of a misguided attempt at “modernizing,” no one had ever bothered to improve upon the insulation in the walls. […]