Category Archives: Booze

These are a Few of my Favorite Things

The bachelor party was a splendid good time, in case you were wondering, and yes, we caught tons and tons and tons of fish, almost enough for each of us to have one bite. This weekend is the wedding,  so once again I’m a bit absent. However, I leave you with this: All my favorite […]

These are a Few of My Favorite Things

I like alcohol and I like good writing and I particularly like good writing that describes the mixed good-and-evil nature of booze. I’ve just begun reading The Tender Bar and found this particularly nice paragraph in the prologue: Every regular at Steve’s bar was fond of metaphors. One old bourbon drinker told me that a […]

So Baltimore it Hurts

I’ve found your new homepage. It’s called Booze and Old Bay. It’s a blog on, and it’s so Baltimore it hurts. Oh yeah, it’s written by me. I’ll be writing twice a week for Booze and Old Bay, detailing the best and worst of Baltimore and my various adventures therewith. It’s gonna be awesome, […]

1am on Wednesday Morning

“Check it out, this is our city,” I say. Lindsay and I have surfed and fallen and slid down the mighty Federal Hill of Baltimore and now we stand atop it sodden and triumphant, king and queen of the world. The city is masked in a calm and regal gray light granted by the falling […]

Hangover City

“When they write our obituary they’re going to have to bring in the pros.” Broke rule number 1 again. All I have to show for it is a headache and a scrap of paper with cryptic notes.

Rule Number 1

My brother has just begun waiting tables, and so I taught him Rule Number 1 of waiting and bartending. Never go out with your tip money in your pocket. Wish I had taken my own advice. Let’s not even mention all the other rules (Don’t drink two pickle-backs in a row, Don’t drink pickle-backs ever, […]