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The phrase “fine dining” conjures certain images: fancy tablecloths, reusable plates, snooty waiters, stringent dress codes… But it should come as no surprise to you that as someone who likes to drink, I also like to eat, which occasionally motivates me to leave my abode in search of a meal that can really put the “nom” in “gastronomy.” And so it came to pass that my good friend and I found ourselves at Taco Bell, as we […]

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If you’ve ever heard of the Internet – and really, even if you haven’t – you’re probably familiar with the interminable quarrel between ninjas and pirates over the question of who is cooler. And as much as I favor the maritime marauder over the island assassin, there’s one area in which pirates simply can’t compete with their stealthier foes: stealth. And so it was with ninja-like vigilance rather than my usual piratic rapacity that I embarked upon […]

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This weekend I played host to my cousin, webmaster and (believe it or not) frat brother, Jeff. Although we only drank two wines, they were delicious, but appropriately enough, they also suffered from two noteworthy flaws: first, they were white, and second, they cost $30 apiece. And what with the economy and all, I’ve been making a real effort…well…not to avoid drinking wines beyond my means, but certainly to avoid talking about them as much. Everyone’s been […]

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If you follow me on Twitter (which you should absolutely be doing, if for no other reason than because my birthday is on Monday and I’m fewer than 50 follows away from an even 1,000), you may have already seen a piece of pretty strange news. That’s right: this witty wino was invited to write a guest post for another blog! Even if you aren’t following me on Twitter (and for that matter, why aren’t you following […]

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The New Year is upon us, and that means resolution time. What’s mine, you ask? I don’t have one; I am perfect. You, though, should probably start drinking more. And you might as well get things started right at the stroke of midnight: if a Snooki-less New Years Eve Ball in Times Square is any indication, 2011 is bound to be a long, dismal year. Hey, remember a while back when I said I didn’t have a […]

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