From Zero Degrees to 80 Proof
By Roth Tobias
Just past six on Monday night, the snowbound city was silent, the streets empty. I drove to Lower Highland half-expecting the Root cocktail competition I was judging at The Squeaky Bean to be canceled. That I walked in to face a wall-to-wall crowd of revelers instead, bundled up but raring to go, shows just how far the craft cocktail movement has come here in Denver — and the 10 contestants took it one step further.
3 New East Side Restaurant Finds
Providence is a great incubator for new restaurants. Lucky residents this season can look forward to three more wonderful places. They may have just opened but are already making serious waves in the Ocean State.
Win Tickets to MySecretBoston's First Birthday Bash
With TAB the Band, Banana Phonetic, Brothers McCann
MySecretBoston is celebrating its first birthday, and we're throwing a party for you. Join us Thursday, February 10, at Church, with not one, but three bands: TAB the Band, Banana Phonetic, and Brothers McCann. With beer from our friends at Narragansett, and overflowing gift bags. The doors open at 7, and the show begins at 8.
A Spare That's a Strike
Fun with drinks and bowling at the Roosevelt
While we may remember Errol Flynn most vividly as a cinematic Robin Hood, the walls of Hollywood's Roosevelt Hotel recall him differently: cooking up gin in a bathtub behind the first-floor barbershop.
This is the image that manager Aidan Demarest offered us as an entry into the world of the newly opened Spare Room, located on the mezzanine level of the Roosevelt. It's a compelling one, a distillation of the rich history of film and booze that the hotel represents.
Beer Cans – 1935
I’m amazed at the tid bits of information that I pick up on Twitter. For instance, on January 24 the introduction of beer cans was mildly celebrated around the country. I know that I’m a little late in posting that here, but I had the good sense to re-tweet it when I read the first tweet. If you don’t already know, in 1935 the American Can Co. was able to develop a lining for the inside of a tin can that would act as a protection against any reaction between beer and tin. The first brewer to give it a try was the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company in Newark, NJ.