Favorite Reads Cocktails, Good Spirits, Grape Expectations, Grapevine, Wine + Spirits

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Last Call November 2009

Last Call

A young bartender’s odyssey

Last Call October 2009

Last Call

Updating a classic

You Should Know October 2009

You Should Know

Inevitably a friend, or even a relative (they can be different, you know), comes to New Orleans intent on enjoying the great cultural opportunities that we mostly take for granted. And along with the where-do-you-suggest-we-dine questions comes one that’s sometimes a stumper for locals: Where can we go to hear some good New Orleans music? Then you pause, you think, you wonder, and maybe you call one of your friends who spends more time in such pursuits than you. Frenchman Street comes up, maybe Snug Harbor, but, of course, you have no idea who is playing there. After that, the pickings seem to get slim. Who’s at Tip’s? House of Blues? Anywhere? Even if you settle on a place, there is a downside that has to do with the quality of the beverages. In many places, emphasis is placed on entertainment and not on cocktails or wine.

A MAGIC TIME Fall 2009

A MAGIC TIME

Savoring the cooler months on the coast

BUBBLY ON A BUDGET Fall 2009

BUBBLY ON A BUDGET

Enjoying a toast at an affordable price

Welcome to the Warmth Fall 2009

Welcome to the Warmth

Hide from winter in cozy bars across the Gulf Coast.