It's hard to not love a good dive. The Goat. Lee Harvey's. But sometimes a woman must "spend time with [her] fools," or be one, even if that means they've dragged her out of the warm solace of trusted neighborhood haunts into the sweeping unknown of fedoras and ascots.
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It's a Tuesday night in the O.C., and Mesa is abuzz with a low murmur of conversation. Three couples and a group of four populate the soft brown velour banquettes and chairs; with only 40 seats, four tables is enough for the place to feel alive.
We take a seat at the gray concrete bar and rest our ... More >>
Bartender Omar, as pictured on the People's Last Stand Facebook page.Editor's note: Whitney Filloon, a trained pastry chef, is also a trained drinker. She'll occasionally write for City of Ate about cocktails and general booziness.
"Tastes like pickles." My shaven-head drinking companion wr ... More >>
Photos by Andrea GrimesJ. Black's build-your-own Bloody Mary bar did not disappoint.Friday night, it was Busch Light and a basket of chicken tenders with gravy at one of Old East Dallas' premiere dives, The Dallasite Club, for karaoke. Pop-country was sung, dances were dunced, and all was well un ... More >>
I wouldn't classify my mother as a real big drinker. More like a rare drinker. She's never had a predilection for Pinot Grigio, and she doesn't require a cocktail during her nightly stories. On a special occasion, however, she definitely perks up to a good Bloody Mary...prolly like your mom.On Mo ... More >>
Sarah JohnsonEvery mall, grocery or drugstore you walk into is decorated with red and pink hearts. Little kids are writing "will you be mine" on their Dora the Explorer-themed cards. Husbands are frantically making last minute dinner reservations, while wives are buying expensive lingerie. A ... More >>
The Texas Strawberry Sweet Tea and cute Sharpie menuDearest Smoke,On two separate occasions you have wooed me and my posse with food and drink divine. I'm not even going to get into discussing the hominy casserole for fear I'll abandon all responsibility and drive to you to eat it now. But the dr ... More >>