TDG #018: The Guatemalan Hangover Cure
One of the best damn hangover cures around.
TDG #012: The Albanian Kafe
The room is cast in a blue-gray hazy from the cigarette smoke. A couple of old couches and a few cheap tables are scattered throughout. A handful of people are gathered around the small cast iron wood-burning stove in the middle of the room. Behind the small bar, a lady
Re-Defining Grain to Glass in the San Juan Islands
Recently I took a trip up to the San Juan Islands, northwest of Seattle in the Salish Sea. Despite growing up in the Pacific Northwest, a journey to the islands has eluded me over the years.
The History of the Spritz Veneziano (Aperol Spritz)
Venice isn’t a large city, but it is a walkable one. After meandering through the cobblestone alleys and crossing canals, it’s natural that one becomes a bit peckish. And, of course, thirsty. Fortunately, Venice has a fantastic culture of bacaros. In these local watering holes, you’ll find
How to Order a Martini like a Professional
The martini is a formidable cocktail. It holds a gravitas backed by decades of history and pop culture. A drink seemingly reserved for black tie affairs or Don Draper. A drink where the clarity implies the elegant strength; no accouterment standing between you and the alcohol. But perhaps the most
The bacaro, a local Venetian watering hole
After walking around Venice for a few hours, you’ll start to notice a couple of things. First, you’ll realize you’re entirely lost, and unsure what narrow, dimly lit corridor led you to this point. And second, each canal is adorned with small, peculiar-looking establishments; the bacaro. Bacari
Craft Beer Predictions for 2022
The desires of the beverage-consuming population seem to wax and wane with each year. The Aperol Spritz, then the espresso martini; every year has a signature drink. As the beer world is subject to the same consumer whims, these are my predictions for beer trends in 2022. The rise of
Raicilla: This agave spirit is Mexico’s best-kept secret
You definitely know tequila; college kids have been getting hammered on tequila since the beginning of time. Or maybe you’re a big fan of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and have seen his Teremana Tequila. And you probably know mezcal, the often smoky cousin of tequila all your hipster friends
WTF is a “fresh hop” beer?
Some may use pumpkin spice everything as the harbinger of Fall. Me? Well, for me, Fall is ushered in by the fresh hop beer. But don’t get me wrong, I still fuck with pumpkin spice. A few years back, I was back in Portland for my friend’s wedding.
An Interview with Snorri Jónsson of 64° Reykjavík Distillery
A conversation with Snorri Jónsson about Iceland, drinking culture, and the environment.