Imbibiography The Life and Times of Drinking

Drinks at Tailor don’t always tailor to the seasons

12.18.2007 · Posted in Uncategorized

Last week I caught Tailor’s Eben Freeman on the phone to talk a bit about the drink menu at Tailor. With the change of the weather, I’d been feeling out to see what kinds of changes were happening to beverage menus out there, so I asked Eben if the beverage menu at Tailor menu was ...

Drinking (and eating) at the Beard House

12.13.2007 · Posted in Uncategorized

When Bret Thorn sent an email to me asking me if I’d go in his stead to a Beard House dinner he would be unable to attend I agreed to go without hesitation. Well, there was a bit of hesitation. “Am I supposed to be dressed real nice? It kind of sounds like it…” I ...

Nothing wrong with a little DIY

12.12.2007 · Posted in Uncategorized

During an NRN-Online department outing last night at the Pegu Club, Susan Vincer, our publishing director, had a sip of the Pegu Club Cocktail and commented that it tasted a bit tart. Our server came over to set down some utensils for food, but she also placed on the table a small wooden box that ...

Please excuse our appearances…

11.29.2007 · Posted in Uncategorized

This is kind of funny considering my previous post was all about how to present yourself online, but if you happen to stumble across my blog and notice that it’s looking a bit strange or notice anything out of place, it’s because we’re still trying to get everything up and running. What can I say, ...

In medias res

11.19.2007 · Posted in Uncategorized

The title of this “first” blog entry for Standards & Pours is a literary technique where a story starts from the middle rather than the beginning. The most famous example being The Odyssey. The story begins in the middle of Odysseus’ story and we only get the beginning of the story when he retells it. ...

Cocktails with tea

09.14.2007 · Posted in Uncategorized

Underneath a brown awning with just the letter “T” on it, Sanctuary Tea inconspicuously occupies a space sandwiched between two storefronts. “We’re trying to maybe get a board or something outside to make it more noticeable,” said owner Dawn Cameron. The food, created by Kevin Stanton, has some dishes with tea in it, the tea ...