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Culture, Summer Guide Ambience as Chill as the Drinks

Ambience as Chill as the Drinks

Some people go to bars to hear themselves jabber, preferably into a cellphone. Others enjoy a saloon's copulative possibilities, thrumming sound design, braying televisions, or carefully cultivated sneering-hipster ambience. But for those of us who consider the consumption of a…
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Dining, Eat Here's Looking at You

Here's Looking at You

One of my more oblique hobbies is collecting bartender's guides, the more arcane the better. Bar guides reflect their time and place as subtly and as knowingly as a vintage kinescope or a trashy paperback. The prize of my collection…
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