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On Cocktails: Herbs and Spices Can Help You Make Delicious Non-Alcoholic Drinks, If You'd Like to Sober Up for a Bit

On Cocktails: Herbs and Spices Can Help You Make Delicious Non-Alcoholic Drinks, If You'd Like to Sober Up for a Bit

Jul 14, 2020 16:00  |  Kevin Carlow

You’re all cut off.

Look, when I wrote about bars being an important part of our society , I didn’t say you should all run right out to them the second they reopened—while forgetting all the things we’ve...

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Great Plates Indeed: More Than 1,000 Local Seniors Are Receiving Three Meals Each Day, From 28 Restaurants, Thanks to the Great Plates Delivered Program

Great Plates Indeed: More Than 1,000 Local Seniors Are Receiving Three Meals Each Day, From 28 Restaurants, Thanks to the Great Plates Delivered Program

Jul 10, 2020 16:30  |  Charles Drabkin

In April, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the creation of the Great Plates Delivered program, which had two goals in the midst of the COVID-19 shut-down order: feeding local seniors in need, and keeping r...

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Caesar Cervisia: The View From Behind the Taproom Bar Through the Closing, the Reopening, and the Partial Reclosing

Caesar Cervisia: The View From Behind the Taproom Bar Through the Closing, the Reopening, and the Partial Reclosing

Jul 09, 2020 12:15  |  Brett Newton

Last year, I dedicated an entire column to information and etiquette for people visiting taprooms . Part of my motivation was selfish—I work at a taproom myself, specifically the Coachella Valley Brewin...

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On Cocktails: A Properly Made Mai Tai Can Serve as an Old-School Escape From These Troubled Times

On Cocktails: A Properly Made Mai Tai Can Serve as an Old-School Escape From These Troubled Times

Jun 18, 2020 12:00  |  Kevin Carlow

Anyone else feel like an escape right now?

I have written about Tiki here and there in this column. Cocktails from Bootlegger Tiki in Palm Springs have been featured occasionally, and my colleague Patr...

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Vine Social: Lodi Doesn't Get the Respect It Deserves as One of the World's Most-Significant Wine Regions—Yes, Really

Vine Social: Lodi Doesn't Get the Respect It Deserves as One of the World's Most-Significant Wine Regions—Yes, Really

Jun 15, 2020 17:30  |  Katie Finn

July is the month when we celebrate our independence—the time of year when we come together in sweltering heat to grill up hot dogs and wait patiently for the sky to illuminate with a dazzling display...

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Caesar Cervisia: Our Beer Writer Has Spent the Pandemic Dreaming of Travels to Experience the World’s Best Beer

Caesar Cervisia: Our Beer Writer Has Spent the Pandemic Dreaming of Travels to Experience the World’s Best Beer

Jun 11, 2020 16:10  |  Brett Newton

All right, that’s it. I’ve had enough. I have to break free.

No, you’ll still find me wearing a mask when I’m out; I am merely talking about finding things to write about related to the lockdown. I nee...

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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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