Category Archives: Spirits

Moonshine, A Layperson’s Review: Midnight Moon Raspberry Moonshine…

Flavor comes with a price. Buttered mashed potatoes detonate a gut bomb. The cashew nut, found at the tip of a bell-shaped fruit, needs sufficient roasting to extract the toxins. Grafted mangoes, for a few, provoke an allergic reaction of … Continue reading

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Beseeching the Ocean to Forget the Day

For two months, I resided at the Condado Plaza Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Typically, after a ten-hour workday, I would end the evening by sitting on the balcony of my room and watching the ocean. In my humble … Continue reading

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Moonshine Review: Ole Smoky, Tennessee Moonshine – Orange

August is not my favorite month. The air is oppressive, humid, and overbearing. The sun follows me like a fire balloon, and time in the shade offers a poor respite from the sweat, thirst, and lethargy. This is not the … Continue reading

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Cultural Anthropology & the American Dive Bar

I’ve always had a fascination with dive bars. They’re cozy, tucked away establishments. A totem of neighborhood culture, where the staff appreciate you for tipping well and the walls are festooned with artifacts revering heroes – alive and departed. A … Continue reading

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Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs: “You Might Have to Cook for 20 Guys Someday.”

One of my favorite scenes in The Godfather involved Peter Clemenza (played by the late Richard S. Castellano), Capo to Don Vito Corleone, preparing his meatball sauce for a bunch of mob guys in the kitchen. Clemenza gives a brief … Continue reading

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Moonshine, a Layperson’s Review: Midnight Moon, Strawberry Edition

With the end of the year just around the corner, I figured it was only fair to provide one last moonshine review before the holiday season. This time we’re revisiting the good folks at Midnight Moon, affiliated with the Piedmont … Continue reading

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