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Happy Hour: La Louisiane

Once upon a time in the Crescent City, there was a culinary institution and hotel named the La Louisiane Hotel and Restaurant down Iberville Street in the French Quarter. La Louisiane, as it was know to the locals, was opened in 1881...

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The PDT Project: Algonquin

"I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy." --Dorothy Parker The Algonquin Round Table is the popular name of a small group of young writers, actors, and comedians in New York City who met daily at the

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Happy Hour: The Rum Vieux Carré

Let’s face it, mid-winter is almost upon us and there is not a ground hog is sight. It is getting downright tundra cold out there and Mother Nature is sure to unleash a deep freeze. Some say one should think of a warm...

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Happy Hour: Vermouth Perucchi

  For a long time I've been hounding my local wine merchant, T.B. Ackerson, to stock some vermouths in order to save me the constant pilgrimage to Manhattan's Astor Wines, which is one of the few places that stocks a variety...

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Happy Hour: The Sazerac

So the Saints finally won a Super Bowl, and while many of you surely pounded Hurricanes to celebrate, here in the Eastern Seaboard, the weather conditions don’t quite call out for something so tropical.  In other words, there’s a blizzard...

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Happy Hour: The Manhattan

There's no two ways about it, I likes me a good Manhattan. I likes me one any time of year really, but I especially likes me one during fall. There's something about the bracing combination of whiskey and...

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Happy Hour: Parkway Punch

Another Labor Day has come and gone. Although summer doesn't technically end until sometime around mid-September, many generally regard Labor Day as the finish line. This is especially true in New York, where the holiday is regarded as...