Tag Archives: H.L. Mencken

• How cocktails happen

How cocktails happen

Occasionally, misguided people ask why there’s a booze column in a newspaper section called Food. To people who don’t drink cocktails, there’s the false sense that drinks aren’t really, you know, “culinary” in the way, say, pickling or grilling or sous-vide-ing stuff might be. I’m always quick to point out that cocktails are one of […]

• Mixologist Doesn't Fly

Mixologist Doesn't Fly

“When I walk into a SoHo gallery, I expect to be snubbed. One look at my shoe-handbag combo and even the intern knows I can’t afford the art. At an alt-rock show in Williamsburg, I am game for shame at the door. I’m not that young anymore, and all my piercings are hidden. Basically, if […]