Tempered Spirits

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

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

Bar Visit: Leon’s Full Service, July 08, 2011

“There comes a time when all the cosmic tumblers have clicked into place, and the universe opens itself up for a few seconds to show you what’s possible.” – Field … Continue reading

July 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

Bar Visit: JCT Kitchen & Bar, July 08, 2011

After heading to downtown Atlanta and meeting up with my good buddies Jack and BK, we decided to check out a few bars in the area which, partially by chance, … Continue reading

July 9, 2011 · Leave a comment