Category: Quench

Slim’s: The best worst bar

by Tracy Davis photographs by Jason Dail The grittiest rock & rollers ain’t in it for their health, which they tend to prove by looking their best when it’s very dark and very late. That’s true for the clubs and…

Old fashioned

  by Kevin Barrett photographs by Nick Pironio   2 ounces bourbon (Evan Williams 1783 or Old Weller 107 are perfect) 1 sugar cube or, preferably, ⅛ to ¼ ounce simple syrup 2 to 3 dashes Angostura bitters Orange peel…

Smash it

by Kevin Barrett, Foundation cocktail director It’s summertime in the capital city, and you know what that means: It’s hot. After the winter we had, I’m not complaining about summer heat. I don’t have a lot of meat on my…

Punch in the streets of Palermo

by Kevin Barrett In 2012, I decided to quit my job and head out on the road to a place we Americans refer to as South America. It was just me and my trusty sidekick Oscar. Oscar is a fat,…

The “norm” of the Berkeley: On being a regular

text and photographs by Scott Huler Playing barroom pool once, during one of the multi-hour lunches that define the life of a journalist, I heard my name called. “Huler!” cried the bartender. “Your editor called. She says get your butt…

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