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Cocktails will be $2.18 all day New Year’s Eve at this chain eatery

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Cocktails will be $2.18 all day New Year’s Eve at Bahama Breeze. Photo credit: Linda Costa Communications Group.You don’t have to blow your budget to have a good time on New Year’s Eve.

Bahama Breeze, a casual eatery that serves Caribbean-style food and drinks, will offer its Legendary Island cocktails for $2.18 all day on New Year’s Eve (regular cocktail prices are $6.99 – $7.99). Options will include Painkiller, a mix of Pusser’s dark rum, cream of coconut, pineapple and orange juice plus ground nutmeg; Goombay Smash, a blend of Cruzan coconut, Spiced and Bacardi Black rums mixed with ...

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6 Bottles of Sparkling Wine for Summer Boozing

Source: Grub Street NY

Whiskey is for winter. When it comes to boozing during the summer, it’s all about gin-and-tonics, everything frozen, spritzes, margaritas, and, of course, sparkling wine. Champagne might be most associated with New Years, but it’s at its best on a 90-degree day, preferably spent by the pool with some ice …

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6 Bottles of Sparkling Wine for Summer Boozing

Source: Grub Street NY

Whiskey is for winter. When it comes to boozing during the summer, it’s all about gin-and-tonics, everything frozen, spritzes, margaritas, and, of course, sparkling wine. Champagne might be most associated with New Years, but it’s at its best on a 90-degree day, preferably spent by the pool with some ice …

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Atlanta, are you ready for Negroni week?

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Numerous Atlanta restaurants and bars are participating in Negroni Week, June 5-11, which celebrates the classic cocktail while raising money for charities. / Photo credit: Eduardo Porto Carreiro.

If gin, Campari and sweet vermouth sound like the perfect drink to you, get ready to sip your way through Negroni Week in Atlanta.

The annual week-long celebration, now in its fifth year, sees restaurants and bars around the world stirring up this classic (and variations of it) to raise money for charities of their choice. Negroni Week begins today, June 5 and runs through June 11.

Last year, the international event raised ...

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Sunny’s Will Close This Summer If It Doesn’t Raise $50,000

Source: Grub Street NY

New York’s restaurant scene is defined, in part, by its eccentric institutions — places like, of course, Sunny’s. The Red Hook bar has been open in one form or another since the 1890s, once catering to now-gone longshoremen before becoming a dive for weirdos and, eventually, earning a …

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Pre-Batched Martinis Are Surprisingly Controversial. They’re Also Vastly Superior

Source: Grub Street NY

As if we don’t have enough to worry about in the world, now even the fabled martini — a thing that exists mostly to help everyone forget about their problems — is causing trouble. A Times report reveals that, as part of the new …

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Alcohol’s Health Benefits May Have Been ‘Grossly Oversold’ by Industry-Funded Research

Source: Grub Street NY

Nobody’s ignorant of the fact that alcohol is essentially poison, but what’s always helped people swallow this depressing truth is long-accepted research arguing that booze also offers a few health benefits when consumed in moderation (the most famous claim probably being Boston University professor Curtis Ellison’s that red …

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Connecticut’s Commuters Will Finally Be Able to Booze on Their Trains Again

Source: Grub Street NY

When the MTA first discontinued bar cars on its New Haven line, it ended a 50-year tradition that somehow made drinking out of plastic cups on a train seem sophisticated. It also took away the easiest way of soothing the rush-hour crush on the country’s busiest commuter-train line. (Buying beer …

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Very Depressing New Study Links Alcohol to 7 Forms of Cancer

Source: Grub Street NY

Here’s another reason, as if you needed it, to feel crippling anxiety about everything you eat and drink. A new study published in the journal Addiction concludes that alcohol consumption causes cancer — and you’re at risk even if you just enjoy the occasional glass or two of Pinot. Most…More »

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Here’s What’s Open in Arlington Despite Snowy Conditions

Source: ARLnow

(Updated at 1:56 p.m.) The conditions outside still are treacherous for travel, so staying indoors for a while is the best idea. But if you’re already suffering from cabin fever and have the ability to easily and safely walk somewhere for a bite or a drink, there are options. Some places are even running winter storm specials.

Here’s the list of Arlington restaurants and bars that told us they’re definitely open, at the very least with limited hours and menu selections:

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Atlanta Bar Scene: 5 cognac cocktails to try at Atlanta bars

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Swing Low at BoccaLupo.

Atlanta’s booming cocktail scene shows no signs of slowing down, which means more bars are willing to experiment with everything from fanciful garnishes to cocktails with unusual base spirits. Cognac, a twice distilled, oak-aged French wine, is enjoying a healthy resurgence among curious cocktailians, and Atlanta’s bartenders are keeping up with demand shaking and stirring riffs on cognac classics as well as updated, after-dinner stunners. Here are five of the best cognac-based cocktails coming out of the city’s bartending trendsetters.

 

Swing Low

Created for BoccaLupo by long-time barman, Greg Best, the Swing Low marries two ...

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The Beer Trail: 8 New Microbreweries to Visit

Source: Grub Street NY


Transmitter Brewing

Brooklyn Brewery was just the beginning. Thanks to the rise of local microbreweries with on-site taprooms, it’s possible to embark on the hops-and-malt-driven equivalent of a wine-tasting weekend in Napa without ever leaving town.

Transmitter Brewing
53-02 11th St., Long Island City; 646-378-8529. Open Fri. 5-7:30 p.m., Sat. and Sun. noon-4 p.m.
Transmitter is the full-time side project of Rob Kolb (by day an art director) and Anthony Accardi (a printmaker). In their brewery, housed in a former car garage, they create and bottle beers like the dry S4 Saison Ale. Drop by the weeks-old, ten-by-ten-foot tasting space ...

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Stay Out Drinking an Hour Later Tomorrow Night

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

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Bars, restaurants, and nightclubs will be able to sell booze until 4 a.m. Sunday morning—an extra hour than the usual last call on weekends.

This is the first daylight saving time in D.C. where businesses don’t have to register with the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board and pay a fee to extend their hours. Previously, liquor-serving establishments had to pay a $200 to serve alcohol for an additional hour when the clock sprung forward at 2 a.m. to 3 a.m.

Businesses that have settlement agreements restricting their closing hours will still have to abide by those hours, no matter what the ...

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Philadelphians Drink A Lot of Vodka and Barefoot Wines

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

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The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board just released its 2012-13 Retail Year In Review report, which tallies up the wine and spirits sales throughout the state. Philadelphia is not the biggest purchaser by county. The heavy drinkers of Pittsburgh and the rest of Allegheny County have that distinction, with Philadelphia coming in at a close second, followed by Montgomery, Bucks and Chester counties, in that order. So as a region, we are crushing it.

Below, a look at some of the facts and figures from this year’s report.

Here is how Philadelphia spent its wine-and-booze money last year:

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