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

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