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Homemade Cocktails — Experiments, Critiques & Travels

A Short Flight to Paper Plane

This past weekend, friend Jack and I made our way to downtown Decatur to seek out one of Atlanta’s newest cocktail-centric bars, Paper Plane. The cozy, retro-infused spot is the … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · 3 Comments

In Charleston? Need cocktails? Find The Gin Joint.

Recently, I paid a visit to Charleston, which has established itself as a culinary Mecca in the South — James Beard Award-winning chefs, fresh seafood, classic southern dishes, and more than a few microbreweries … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Is Proof & Provision My New Favorite Bar?

In a word, Yes. True, I like Holeman & Finch, but it takes aim at the semi-high-spending gastropub crowd and is a tad over-hyped (I admit, I’ve done my share … Continue reading

November 10, 2012 · 2 Comments

David Wondrich, and a Bar Visit to Holeman & Finch

Well, I met David Wondrich last Thursday. Yes, I could heap applause and accolades upon him, but that’s been done enough already. I’ll just say that Mr. Wondrich was an … Continue reading

May 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Article: “Atlanta’s best bartenders speak up”

…and now, for a Tempered Spirits first, a post that has but one purpose: to refer you to an interesting article involving booze! Featured is a nice little interview video, a transcript of … Continue reading

January 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Viva Las Vegas! Part 3: The Vesper Bar

After dinner at Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House on our final night of the trip, we wandered down the Strip and back toward the Monte Carlo, stopping in at the … Continue reading

August 29, 2011 · 2 Comments

Viva Las Vegas! Part 2: Bar Moderno

On the second-to-last day of the trip, we decided to pay a visit to two more cocktail bars that I had located. First was Bar Moderno, at the Aria. Photo … Continue reading

August 29, 2011 · 1 Comment