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Where to Drink in LA: Church Key While on our extended holiday in California this year, we decided to do a bit of reconnaissance on Los Angeles neighborhoods. One of us is from Greater LA, but only if you take the ‘greater’ part at its most expansive. When we’re in Southern California we, of course, enjoy seeing family, and we, equally obviously, luxuriate in the near-perfect weather. However, after a few days, we...

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Where to Drink in Columbia, SC: Bourbon A recent work trip took me to Columbia, SC. When I’m away from the comforts of home, a key question is, ‘Where will I unwind at the end of the day?’ I had some hope that the answer would be the hotel bar. At some point, someone put quite a bit of creative energy into my hotel’s food and dining options. On the roof, there was a roof deck lounge. On the mezzanine, an...

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Where You Should Be Drinking in Boston: Bronwyn After a two year absence, we returned to our home in Union Square noticing some things we’d overlooked the first time around. For instance, we noticed just how fast and recklessly cars whip around the corner in front of our building; having gotten used to our slow, quiet block in DC it was a little frightening, especially since we were just learning to navigate the neighborhood...

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Where to Drink on the PCH: Pebble Beach When we spent the first week and a half of January on a driving tour of California, introducing our new child to some of our favorite people and places, our family kindly lent us one of their cars for the occasion, asking only a small favor in return. Our golf-crazed father(-in-law) asked that when we stop in Carmel we make a small detour through Pebble Beach Golf Resort to pick up their 2018...

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Jimmie Special Cocktail Recipe We recently found ourselves with a limited bar, but with just as much of an appetite for cocktails as usual. One of the things we happened to have on hand, a bit unusual for us, was champagne–left over from our batch of Boston Club Punch. Remembering that Hemingway was a big Champagne fan, we thumbed through our handy copy of To Have and Have Another to see if he had any ideas for us. Nothing...

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Where You Should Be Drinking in the Bay Area: Tamarine Early January was a whistle stop tour of California as we introduced our baby girl Nora to our family, to some of our favorite places, and to our Golden State friends. One day, on our way from visiting one good, old friend to another, we found ourselves with a spare hour in downtown Palo Alto. In situations like this, we usually take advantage of the moment to check out a local...

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