If you're a human being who attended college then you have likely had a shot of vodka. If you were doing it right, you took several shots on several occasions and consistently wondered if the resulting hangover was worth whatever you couldn't remember. But while vodka shots have remained consistentl ... More >>
Hello from Fun Fun Fun Fest, where everyone is far too cool for flannel and the bike parking is the first thing to hit capacity! Maybe that's just hello from Austin. Either way: 3:20 p.m. The centerpiece of the festival is a series of skate ramps that appear to be open to the skateboard-toting pub ... More >>
When I first heard Girl Talk live I was disappointed, and I never went back. And it wasn't that I didn't think he was doing any work on that stage. Gregg Gillis has an immensely impressive talent and skill set. It was just because I didn't dance. Not really, really dance the way I imagined I would ... More >>
Remember when Sean Connery ordered a Smirnoff martini "shaken, not stirred," while appearing in Goldfinger? The vodka bottle's label was not-so-casually displayed facing the camera, kicking off a whorish product placement campaign that runs through all the Bond films. Back in the Connery days, thoug ... More >>
Located in the seemingly doomed Henderson Avenue strip where Horne & Dekker, Fish City Grill and Urbino all met their maker, Snack seems to be the unfortunate red-headed stepchild of the otherwise successful ventures from dynamic duo Avner Samuel and Jon Stevens. It's been panned by critics and Yel ... More >>
FlickrGive your eggnogg a cocoa makeover.Whitney Filloon, our resident pastry chef/booze correspondent, took the week off from drinking to bring you these winter cocktail ideas. We have her assurances that she was sober when she wrote them. I enjoy a $12 cocktail as much as the next Dallas g ... More >>
You don't need an excuse to party tomorrow night because it's Fat Tuesday, the official holiday of fatty foods, booze and general debauchery. Restaurants and bars are offering some cheap food and drink deals, but unfortunately many of them are amping up their Fat Tuesday festivities with c ... More >>
Spike Lee's at the University of North Texas tonight, and fellow Brooklynite Amaya Santos, 17, knows what she'd like to ask the filmmaker. "Spike Lee, what's going on here?" was Santos' first thought when she counted up 28 ads for Lee's Absolut Brooklyn in the Utica Avenue subway station. Santos ... More >>
Each week City of Ate will give you the lowdown on a local happy hour in Quittin' Time, with the details on why you should or shouldn't take up the featured bar or restaurant on its drink specials.Where: Capitol Pub, 2401 N. Henderson Ave. (at Capitol Avenue), 214-887-9330When: 4 to 7 p.m. Mond ... More >>
"It's a nice effort that looks good on its face. But it's fluff when it comes to the real need for information on the potential down sides of alcohol consumption." (George A. Hacker of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, commenting on a certain vodka brand's new "enjoy with Absolut respo ... More >>
Monday night, a group of six girls settled into a cozy booth at a chain restaurant to um, "pepper in some refreshment." Seems strange to go with Chili's, perhaps, but the place has a spiral-bound menu of specialty drinks. It's cute, it's colorfully illustrated and it's totally effective marketing, s ... More >>
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