How to Order a Drink at a Bar Without Sounding Like an Idiot

photo: bogdanhoda (shutterstock) From weddings to breweries to barbecues to plain ol’ bars, alcohol is everywhere. Drinking is a ubiquitous part of our culture, and while it’s easy to stick with the drinks that you know, you might want to learn more about them (or you may be a seasoned drinker and still not know … Read more

What is an ‘Angel Shot’? The Meaning Behind This Drink Order

Lately, videos are popping up on TikTok that are covering a trending term—”angel shots.” And while asking for any kind of shot when you’re sitting at a bar doesn’t seem odd at all, this isn’t the typical shot order. Instead of ordering an angel shot because you want a drink, it’s a request for the … Read more

What Makes Turkish Coffee So Unique?

photo: Hoang Samuelson I recently dine at Lebanese spot Nicholas Restaurantwhere I ordered a classic Turkish coffee. The server presented us with a small, beautiful gold coffee carafe on a tray with two servings of cream and two espresso cups. It was my first time trying this coffee and I was stunned by how good … Read more

Hail to the Grape Ape, the Unsung Legend of Minneapolis

“HOME OF THE GRAPE APE.” Those words, written in neon tubes and hung on the balcony rail of the Loon Cafe, are some of the only hype devoted to the Grape Ape in Minneapolis. At the downtown bar, bartenders prepare the 4.5-oz. cocktails on instinct: Three Olives Citrus, sour mix, Buddy’s grape soda, two straws. … Read more

How to ‘Steal’ Enough Food From Your Employer to Make Your Commute Worth It

photo: Kristi Blokhin (shutterstock) Many workers argue—and numbers studies agree—that remote work allows for a higher quality of life. In response, many workplaces are doing what they can to lure employees back into the office, carrot-and-stick style. More accurately, carrot-and-granola bars-and-kombucha-and-stick style. I’ve seen firsthand how corporations try to compel workers back into the office … Read more