The Imbiber

Booze Vs. TV: Which Effs-Up More Brain Cells?

Our columnist thinks this one is a no brainer
Aug 29, 2012 4:01 pm

While channel surfing the other night I came across a news report about alleged deleterious effects of alcohol consumption. It seems a recent article suggests that hitting the sauce does not kill brain cells, but can damage them – particularly in the cerebellum. Granted, I was six beers in at the time, but booze-addled or not, I can recognize a specious claim when I hear one. I decided to investigate.

The Best Dog Days Of Summer Cocktails

We all need a little cooling off, no?
Aug 16, 2012 4:01 pm
Photo: A Southern Fairytale

Here at the ass-end of the hottest summer on record, before fall tempts us with its Manhattans and Scotch, we’re in dire need of a little cooling off. Let's make some drinks. This, friends, is the Imbiber’s Official List of 2012’s Best Dog Days of Summer Cocktails.

On The Topic Of Drinking With Celebrities

Getting pissed with Dita Von Teese, not Ray Romano
Jul 19, 2012 3:01 pm

Columnist Dan Dunn writes in about knocking them back with celebs. Like Kathie Lee and Hoda, at Happy Hour I get our drink on and shoot the breeze with celebrities. Most of the time it works out. Most of the time.

The Problem With Energy Drinks As A Mixer

6 reasons why our columnist is anti-Red Bull
Jun 14, 2012 2:31 pm
Red Bull

Our columnist seriously detests Red Bull and other energy drinks, especially if they come anywhere near his beloved cocktails. How about you?

The 10 Most Questionable Booze Brand Names

For our columnist, Cabo Wabo is just the start
May 31, 2012 3:01 pm
Tequiza

Sometimes no matter how much you want that shot you just can't get past a bad name. Our columnist singles out the worst liqour names in the industry and invites you to add to the list.

The Rules For Collecting Bar T-Shirts

#1: Anything with the word 'dick' on it is funny
May 17, 2012 4:01 pm

Our columnist proves that bars can supply you with a wardrobe — as long as you follow the guidelines.

Cocktail Competitions Suck. Here's Why.

The Imbiber offers some alternatives
Apr 19, 2012 4:01 pm

Before we begin, a quick apology. Last time out I told you about my surprise encounter with Paul Goldman, owner of Kansas Spirit Whiskey, who confronted me a few weeks back at the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America’s 69th annual convention at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.

Pebble Beach Is Decadent And Depraved

Dan Dunn: Out of his element and into the bag
Apr 9, 2012 2:01 pm

The 5th Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival begins on Thursday. To help kick off the prestigious event, we present this excerpt from our Imbiber columnist, and seasoned festival-goer, Dan Dunn’s most recent book, Living Loaded: Tales of Sex, Salvation and the Pursuit of the Never-Ending Happy Hour. You can catch our coverage, which begins on Friday.

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