Category Archives: Food

ROGUE SCHOLARS TELL TALES OF THE COCKTAIL

In Under The Volcano, Malcolm Lowry wrote about the phenomenon of “drinking yourself sober.” He’d be right at home in New Orleans during Tales Of The Cocktail, where sober discussion about drinking rules the day — five days, to be precise (July 16-20), packed with seminars about how to make drinks, how to taste drinks, […]

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BUM BARTENDS BEACHCOMBER’S BIRTHDAY BASH

Don The Beachcomber was born on February 22, 1907, in New Orleans. So it’s only fitting that New Orleans will host “Tales Of The Tiki Cocktail,” a dinner and tropical drink tasting on Friday, Feb. 22, at The Pelican Club restaurant. The Pelican Club has waived is “no vagrants” door policy so that the Bum […]

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RUM: IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER

On Thursday, July 19, the Bum and rum historian Wayne Curtis (author of And A Bottle Of Rum: A History Of The New World In Ten Cocktails) will co-host a “Spirited Dinner” at the Palace Cafe in New Orleans. They’ve chosen rum cocktails old and new to accompany chef Darin Nesbitt’s food menu (above), which […]

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