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Sinister Beauty

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
So I kept hearing about how great Winslow’s Wine Café is from a friend who lives nearby and often walks to the place for an evening. I live nowhere close, but I knew I was going to be in the neighborhood one Friday night...


The Rant

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Being objective about bars is kind of a stretch when you gravitate toward a particular kind. Here’s what I mean: If you prefer intimate dives with jukeboxes loaded with the likes of Black Sabbath, Motörhead, and some for...



The Rant

Steve Steward
Being objective about bars is kind of a stretch when you gravitate toward a particular kind. Here’s what I mean: If you prefer intimate dives with jukeboxes loaded with the likes of Black Sabbath, Motörhead, and some for...


The Plug

ANTHONY MARIANI
Big thumbs-up to Mark Irving, famous raconteur and former bartender-in-chief (at least according to me) at the recently shuttered Shamrock Pub (now Poag Mahone’s). Now starring behind the bar at Paddy Reds Irish Pub prett...



No Wine-ing

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I’m just not good with wine. I know what I like when I taste it. Conversely, I know what I want to spit out (and not in the tasting way). When confronted with buying wine, I’m usually the one standing there for minu...


No Wine-ing

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
I’m just not good with wine. I know what I like when I taste it. Conversely, I know what I want to spit out (and not in the tasting way). When confronted with buying wine, I’m usually the one standing there for minu...



Scary

ANTHONY MARIANI
On Friday, the newest addition to non-countrified Stockyards nightlife will belatedly celebrate its grand opening. Fubar (“Fun Unique Bar And Restaurant,” not what you think) opened in August and is operating only o...


Not Too Modern

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My confusion started a couple of days beforehand, when I mentioned something to somebody semi-hip in town about Modern ’til Midnight. I got a look like, “What. The. Hell. Are you talking about?!”



Not Too Modern

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My confusion started a couple of days beforehand, when I mentioned something to somebody semi-hip in town about Modern ’til Midnight. I got a look like, “What. The. Hell. Are you talking about?!”


’Tini Times

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Apparently, your choice of hooch says a lot about you. I never gave it much thought until a couple of weeks ago, when I went into a bar and ordered one of my old standbys: a vodka and Coke. “Oh!” the barely legal-lo...