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“The Green Hour” absinthe tasting at Morton’s

Manatee Manatee

We cannot feel that all this extreme ecstasy is natural; it seems forced and hysterical; it is musical absinthe. — Boston critic’s reaction to the music of Debussy, 1905 Absinthe tastes like NyQuil. –Me, on Columbus Underground, 2008 Perhaps there is no beverage as infamous as absinthe. Popularized before the turn of the century by […]


Europia: Giving the People What They Want

 The Wayfarer

LifeEpicurean.com wrote Europia & Bob Corkwell: Giving the People What They Want Saturday, October 25, 2008 BY CHRIS SPINATO For many people, getting serious about wine, spirits, cigars, or good food means stretching what is already a tight budget, being snobby, or alienating the “working class” sensibilities many of us were raised with. Thankfully, those […]


In Search of a City: CVS (Non-Rubbing) Alcohol Sales

Walker Evans Walker Evans

downtowncolumbus.com wrote In Search of a City: CVS (Non-Rubbing) Alcohol Sales Posted on September 2nd, 2008 When I see chronic alcoholics, many with mental health problems, buying cheap, fortified wine and “tall boys” at the downtown CVS pharmacy, I am reminded of an experience I had several years ago with a crack house near my […]


Pace-High Carryout to reopen Aug 2

 michael macarthur

As a longtime fan of the two places to assemble my own microbrew six-packs in this town (Pace-High in Clintonville, Gentile’s in Grandview), I bemoaned the second — and apparently final — shuttering of Pace-High several months ago. Sure, the old place was dingy, dim and remarkably devoid of amenities like A/C. But the thrill […]


Absinthe makes a return to Ohio stores


Dispatch wrote Unfairly banned for decades as unsafe, potent liquor returns to Ohio stores By Kevin Joy Wednesday, June 18, 2008 After several years of lobbying by distillers and a detailed study of the liquor’s chemical makeup, the U.S. Treasury Department last year dropped a 95-year prohibition on absinthe. In May, state regulators cleared it […]


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