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On Cocktails: Bars Aren't as Important as Lives—but They're Definitely Important

On Cocktails: Bars Aren't as Important as Lives—but They're Definitely Important

May 22, 2020 08:00  |  Kevin Carlow

Remember that episode of Cheers —the one where Norm, Cliff and Frasier all sit at tables six feet apart?

They order from tablets that have been carefully sanitized after each guest. A single empty seat i...

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Vine Social: Zoom Wine Parties Have Been a Stay-at-Home Life-Saver—but They Can't Replace Real Togetherness

Vine Social: Zoom Wine Parties Have Been a Stay-at-Home Life-Saver—but They Can't Replace Real Togetherness

May 17, 2020 17:00  |  Katie Finn

I have kids, so I therefore watch a lot of Disney movies. In the movie WALL-E , the Earth has been destroyed by pollution, so all the humans have been put on a spaceship and blasted out to a far-away ga...

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Caesar Cervisia: The Pandemic Has Made It Easier for Beer-Lovers to Get the State's Best Brews

Caesar Cervisia: The Pandemic Has Made It Easier for Beer-Lovers to Get the State's Best Brews

May 15, 2020 17:15  |  Brett Newton

In these strange times, the last thing you might be pondering is: "How do I get my craft beer, though?"

However, there are options for California craft-beer aficionados. In fact, the pandemic has made it...

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Pandemic Stories: One Dish at a Time—How Three Coachella Valley Restaurateurs Are Coping With the COVID-19 Crisis

Pandemic Stories: One Dish at a Time—How Three Coachella Valley Restaurateurs Are Coping With the COVID-19 Crisis

Apr 27, 2020 15:50  |  Kevin Allman

Selling takeout meals—with a side of hand sanitizer. Cooking for the health-care professionals who are fighting COVID-19. Or just hunkering down and waiting for it to be over.

These are a few of the st...

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On Cocktails: Listen in as Two Bored Bartenders Talk About Martinis, Margaritas and the Best Bar Snacks

On Cocktails: Listen in as Two Bored Bartenders Talk About Martinis, Margaritas and the Best Bar Snacks

Apr 21, 2020 14:00  |  Kevin Carlow

One advantage of living where I do is that I have access to a bartender.

Actually, our household has two (very bored) bartenders: Myself and longtime Coachella Valley barman Neil Goetz, the head barten...

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Vine Social: Take Advantage of This Extra Time at Home to Explore Pairings of Food and Wine

Vine Social: Take Advantage of This Extra Time at Home to Explore Pairings of Food and Wine

Apr 17, 2020 17:25  |  Katie Finn

Here we are, still at home—eating and drinking away another day in the confines of our own kitchen. And while you’re sitting at home wondering what to make for your third lunch or second pre-meal dinn...

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Rot Not: Minimize Food Waste—and Maximize Deliciousness—by Making Stock, Pickles or Sauerkraut Before Veggies Go Bad

Rot Not: Minimize Food Waste—and Maximize Deliciousness—by Making Stock, Pickles or Sauerkraut Before Veggies Go Bad

Apr 15, 2020 15:00  |  Kevin Carlow

It isn’t easy to minimize food waste in the best of times, even though that’s something to which we should all aspire.

But these aren’t the best of times; in fact, I’m still waiting on my first penny o...

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Caesar Cervisia: Has There Ever Been a Better Time to Take Up Homebrewing? No. No There Has Not.

Caesar Cervisia: Has There Ever Been a Better Time to Take Up Homebrewing? No. No There Has Not.

Apr 06, 2020 17:00  |  Brett Newton

As this Horseman of the Apocalypse continues his world tour, some of us are handling isolation poorly. Well, I'm here with a helpful suggestion if you have some time on your hands and have a little ex...

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