Category: Quench

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,…

Reverie and revelry: Classic Mardi Gras cocktails to try

by Charles Upchurch illustrations by Laura Frankstone There’s a reason New Orleans is home to the Museum of the American cocktail. Most agree the Big Easy is its rightful birthplace and remains the nexus of appreciation and reverence for the…

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