Category: Quench

Drink: More beer here

by Charles Upchurch photographs by Juli Leonard Don’t look now, but Raleigh is sneaking up on Asheville for the title of craft beer capital of North Carolina. That calls for a cold pint of Hell Yes Ma’am. Hell Yes Ma’am…

Drink: eggnog

by Charles Upchurch The converts, they say, are always the worst. A couple of years ago, my wife had never even tried eggnog. Then everything changed. Soon, there were telltale signs of a love affair. Once a week became once…

Drink: The Manhattan – fall’s ultimate cocktail

by Charles Upchurch photographs by Juli Leonard Fall is woodsmoke. Football and oyster roasts. Leaves gone to gold. All of this nostalgia calls for a drink. Better yet, a cocktail. Something that captures the sublime and fleeting magic of the…

Drink: Champagne cocktail

by Charles Upchurch photograph by Juli Leonard The Paris Ritz is closing. The Hemingway Bar has been shuttered since April. I read these dreadful words recently and was plunged into a near panic. I had never been. The old haunt…

Drink: Local craft beers

by Charles Upchurch Quoth the T-shirt: “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” Nice thought, even if Ben Franklin didn’t actually say it. Neither can we be certain that Thomas Jefferson actually said, “Beer,…

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